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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).
Join us for our re-training, rehabbing from laminitis and testing all parts of mixed up horsemanship and partnership, and luck...

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

stinky foot

Friday evening
Yay, rain!  Whose smart horse is under the shed during the storm, and lighting, except for his obviously lightning proof head?
"What dos brite ziggy zaggy lites in da skys?!"
So..I brought in the head drenched pony to groom and just give loves on...
When I noticed! NO HOOF CAST!? grrrr
The rain/mud maybe yanked it off?
So..it lasted two weeks :(
The good thing is I *think* I see a slight improvement.
SLIGHT I said.
Still seemingly unbalanced but that takes time with setting him up with proper comfortable movement (I hope!)

I ended up booting him Friday night-grrr
Booting makes me crazy. It's a good padding/protector but I HATE leaving them on.
They always keep his foot too wet and it's just not the environment I want for his thrushy foot.
I fill the boot with powder No Thrush but STILL-stank o rama come day #2
Mason's rain delay face

Sunday, our friend's three ADORABLE children wanted to come meet Laz
Spa day!!!
 Laz, of course, was THE PERFECT gentleman toting all three kids and their Mom on safe pony rides
 He was especially obsessed with this littlest sweetheart
 Like obsessed
Nuzzled her and poured his muzzle into her hair CONSTANTLY
 You see, the stalker!? 
Laz would NOT leave her alone! 
Maybe her shampoo was apple flavored?
My adorbs Husband and the kids who he knows quite well, as he runs youth Basketball camps through the year which they all attend.
The later on Sunday, E a fellow boarder a top Laz's bff, Justin and I went for a RIDE!
I called my trimmer and he said RIDE, just boot him if needed and get him moving.
OK! :)
Don't we look like a carriage team below?

Heading to the neighbor's trail... trespassing!
I mean,  I just 'feel' when you have trails this nicely groomed, and no "No Trespassing signs" that's on you if you don't want people enjoying them.
It was cute to be able to ride with Laz's bff, Justin
Thanks to E's boyfriend for taking fun photos!

We trading leading spots and both the boys did very well.
Heading back home, the trail is tiny, so it only takes about 15 minutes to ride the whole 'system' lol

 We just enjoyed the down time in the saddle
 Lots of gabbing...

 and grass munching
E wanted to stretch Justin's legs a bit, and was super polite about making sure Laz and I were comfortable with them trotting/cantering in the field beside us.
I wasn't 100% sure how Laz would be...
would he freak? 
Would he want to run and race?!
Would he buck me off????
This is how he was.
lol crazeeeee ottb
Such a good boy.  
He just watched his buddy move around like a fancy dressage horse
And for more cute animal spam?!
Meet Lorenzo
My sister and her husband's new baby.
They adopted him from a South African local shelter
They think he's Pit/Terrier/Bull Mastiff/???
100% adorable at about 10ish weeks
Hoof cast attempt #2 coming up tomorrow...


  1. I thought casts only last at best a couple of weeks anyway? I don't think they stand up to much riding either - but the cast your trimmer used might be different to what I have read about.

    Glad you are riding more now!

  2. Well, per my trimmer who has years more than I at this, said it depends. His heel is so low/under run that it's hard to 'catch' a good attachment. There are anchors that some trimmers use, he opted not to. Two weeks is better than two days, but he's had horses be able to keep them on for 6 weeks. They flex with the hoof, so the whole point of the cast is to encourage movement out in pasture or in riding. Now, our riding is quite slow. Not sure about excessive ring work, etc but that isn't our goal right now anyway. I'm very happy to be riding, as is Laz it seems :)

  3. I bet you are right about the shampoo. That was too cute! Laz's hindquarters look awesome!

    Good luck with casting #2.

    1. Thanks! They are quite QH like aren't they :) I think the 24/7 movement agrees with him.

  4. Great photos and ride! So funny about the ?Mastiff?? puppy! Adorable! Love the stalker photo - made me crack up laughing - that Laz!

    1. That puppy is a breed mystery but SO CUTE! Yea, Laz was giving me great hope that he'll be the horse I have for life to hopefully teach my future little ones or nieces, etc to ride safely.

  5. I might be doing a tiny bit of trespassing during my rides with Prince.. buuuut until told otherwise I'm going to keep going with it. Blissful ignorance right?

    1. EXACTLY :) Isn't the point of trails to be enjoyed by all ? lol ;)

  6. Gwen also adores little girls. Some horses just seem to really like kids :)

    Keep faith in the No Thrush, if you have to boot I think it's the best for keeping things dryish.

    1. Yea..I waiver with No Thrush BUT Laz is just such a boy. Sweaty, so it's hard for that to do it's job against a big sweaty boy ;) He's back in a cast as of today and VERY happy about it.

  7. Great blog as always!! But I have to say........ the new puppy for your sister is sooooooooooooooooooooooooo CUTE!!!!!

  8. HOLY COW - which is cuter - Laz stalking little girl, adorable mystery pup, or adorable mystery pup's tiny tee?!

    Fingers crossed that the new cast stays on. Enjoy the trails. :)

    1. Puppy now has a crocheted sweater..to die for!!! and snuggles with an alpaca fur at night time in his homemade gypsy bed via my sister :) SPOILED (as he should be!)
      Laz was so funny and to the point of obsessed!!

  9. I love your breeches! I am so glad that Laz is being ridden, he looks so happy!