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Meet my very 1st horse, Lazarus.
I couldn't wait for Santa anymore or ask one more time for a pony for my bday (after age 30 it got embarrassing). I took matters in my own hands and I finally decided to pick a pony that needed a new home. Laz found me as I contemplated with this idea. He was sweet yet very sassy, fresh off the track, Thoroughbred (OTTB).
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Friday, January 20, 2012

Head banger's ball

I'm still clueless at how Laz hurt himself, although thanks to a possible 'maybe' by  Jenj I am now wondering if he did indeed walk under a low branch and whacked himself.
Or got kicked?
Or 10,00000000 other possibilities. ;)
The last couple of days, I've checked on him and treated the area

 THIS was huge. 
He allowed me to touch it, lightly, but allowed. He still is telling me it hurts and is sensitive around the star and oddly, around his left ear he seems to pull away.
I can touch his ear, in and all around, with no adverse reactions. It's when I approach his star from the left ear that he jerks away.
 So strange isn't it?
No HUGE gaping wound, but you can see the scrape to the right of his moonstar and where the blood trickled down towards his left eye.
A wound like this, I wouldn't even think twice about HOWEVER, it was HIS reaction to it that told me it HURT. 
There is no swelling, everything looks symmetrical and no new sensitive parts.
So, hopefully in a few days, it'll  be a none issue.
He allows me to halter him, he just is sensitive about touching around star/treating it.
 I typically use my favorite salve by Zephyrs Garden, which amazingly stays soft even in bitter cold weather and heals wounds super fast.  However, being Laz wouldn't allow me to touch it, I needed something spray-able to treat quick, AND safe for around his eyes in case it dripped.
So, I went to my feed store and bought the $$$ holy water. I figured it was less expensive that a vet visit and I don't really think my vet could do anything different than what I'm doing (hopefully I'm right with this thought)
With feeding some of his 'grain' I was able to spray the dickens out of his forehead for the last two days. I think it's helping.

And in fun award news, Laz and I got this;

Liebster means “dearest” in German, and the award is intended to help up-and-coming blogs get the attention they deserve. Here are the rules:

1. Copy and paste the award on our blog.
2. Link back to the blogger who gave us the award----Thank you to Allison and Shy!!!!  If you haven't been reading about Shy, do it; so often I found myself laughing at how adorable and mischievous she is. 
Guess what, she's a dollface Haffie who knows how to DRIVE..fun! I'm thinking skijoring is in their future! 
3. Pick our five favorite blogs with less than 200 followers, and leave a comment on their blog to let them know they have received the award.
Hope that the five blogs chosen will keep spreading the love and pass it on to five more blogs

My 5 blogs that I would TOTALLY recommend for both awesome horse owners/do-er's and for their adorable horses:


  1. Poor Laz! I love that you call Vetricyn $$$ holy water! So right!

  2. Yeah, that stuff will work, but yes it is $$$, LOL. Give Lazzaroo a bug hug and kiss for us XXOOXXOO!

  3. Hehe - some folks who work at the track call Veterycin holy water. I'd have to agree. Best thing I've used for thrush so far. They make a gel version that sticks where you spray it - perfect for in the crevices around the frog.

    Hope Laz heals up quick!

  4. Oooooh, I used to love headbanger's ball on MTV, no joke:) I know Vetricyn works really well for dog hot spots, but I was really suspicious at first-it basically looks like colored water to me. Hope it's just what Laz needs. Thanks for the Liebster, friend!!:)

  5. Thanks!

    Bummer about Laz's face, head wounds freak me out- even when I know they're not a big deal. I still remember walking into the barn and finding blood above Gwen's eye, I went on a rampage in the stall trying to find what got her. I still find myself freaking out that she's lost an eye at least once a week. Dramatic? Never!

  6. Poor sweet Laz. In all my blubbering about my pastures I forgot to wish him a speedy recovery. Poor honey - I think the gash looks good like it will heal fast. I am sorry it is so sore to the touch. I know you are a worried Mom about what could have cause this. We worry so!

    My farrier told me to buy the Holy Water just to have around in case. I use it sometimes on feet and cuts, but I think Neosporin heals faster and without scars. That is just my opinion. You are stuck though because you need a spray so sounds like it is working out well!

    Thanks for the award! How great is that!

  7. Oh poor Laz. he just needs to have a quiet year. If 2012 is coming in like a lion, maybe it will leave like a dear little liebsterish lamb? I certainly hope so. I am going to look for that holy water. Sounds like it has quite a flock of devotees! Feel better, dear Lazzie.

  8. MTG will make his hair grow back on his cut! I use it all the time on Savez, as she likes to run around like a wild woman and cut herself in the weirdest places.

    LOVE your horsey blog!!! Laz is precious. I cried when I read about you bringing him home : )

  9. I've heard the Veterycin is good stuff. I'm glad it seems to be helping. Poor guy.

    Congrats on the award!!