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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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Monday, September 10, 2012

Riding fun

Wow, did August just FLY by?!
Summer seems to last a minute and winter...ugh, I can't even go there mentally now.
So a bit of a catch up.
Minor toe rolling to prevent cracks and flares. 
I want a hoof jack so badly...my back wants a hoof jack so badly...maybe one day.
Laz in pony dream land after I massaged him a couple of weeks ago..
He was actually DROOLING...ahhhh pony spa brain.
This boy LOVES to be pampered.
Labor Day weekend, lots of fun!
We went back to school shopping for my Teaching Husband, and since we were driving RIGHT BY the pony, of course we had to stop
A quick bareback hack
Here is Sir WonderPony standing still as a fat statue to allow me to open gate.
I love my OTTB 
I also love how he doesn't seem to mind that my leg is NEVER giving the 'correct' cue
LORD! I'm in need of some lessons...maybe one day. When that money tree grows and my horse has a new RH hoof. Yea, then.
Playing out in the field and working on hill work
Yay Laz
Sometimes we walk it, trot it or canter it
Who DOESN'T have dirty ass pants like this and goes back to school shopping in public?!
Then, Labor day Monday I got a text from the Barn owner; let's trail ride!!
Me: "Um..YEAAA"
Laz checking out the rig
"Ok, less go!"

"Do I goes in heres wif my saddlez?"
Um, No Laz. 
Actually, you are staying behind buddy.

Instead the BO rode her gorgeous grey OTTB Pito, and I rode her 2nd OTTB Red
Red has been off the track I believe a couple of years and is super sensitive but sweet and willing.
This is probably his 3rd or 5th trail ride out.
He is a TINY 15 hand deer like OTTB
We had a nice evening ride with only a minor water crossing issue.
Both horses decided they would make us dismount to walk over the raging river puddle and work themselves up in a lather.
Terrible picture BUT we ended the ride with a nice canter/gallop out in one of the BIG HUGE fields.
This huge riding park is so awesome! We saw deer everywhere 
Enjoying summer's last Michigan sunset over the lake from the trail
And..adding to my side little biz-now featuring the "OFF THE TRACK JACKET"

Tomorrow the heart horse gets a new cast on
Cast #3!!! :)
PS I just discovered this app which lets you put 13 yr old girl hearts on EVERYTHING, fair warning....first pony+ now=gets LOTS of teenage love hearts all a glow his angelic face.
You may puke now.


  1. I am glad that you got to trail ride and that Laz took you for a canter in the field!

    Loved the post-ride pants and the teenage hearts app. That one made me laugh out loud. Seriously.

    1. AND, just got official OK to trail ride w/ Laz-can NOT wait!

  2. Did you go to Kensington for the trail ride? I love that park, there is so much to do there!

    I love the new jackets!!

    1. YES, isn't it the best!! Do u go there? If u do, you must let me know-I board less than a mile away across Milford Rd :)

  3. Love the saddle butt pants, new jacket and the hearts app (OMG!!!!)

    Nothing wrong with going out in post ride panties, or sometimes even sweaty, hairy shorts + legs. Just saying... ;D

  4. Love that the track jacket is THE off-the-track jacket! Brilliant. p.s. I love the fairy hearts on his photo . . . and your ass shot is priceless.

    1. Hee hee, can you tell I extra stuck it out Kardashian style?! LOL ;)

  5. Great rides on Laz and Red!

    As I was reading about the back to school shopping and the mandatory visit to Laz "on the way" I was thinking how many times I have made Brian and Maizie stop at the barn because "we are going right by" and then the bareback horse hair butt that I invariably have as we shop! It makes me feel good that other people are doing the same thing. If enough of us are out there, maybe we can start riding our ponies to the stores too!

    Love the jacket!

    1. I always secretly want people to think "Oh she must be an equestrian!" but all they really think is 'she smells like a barn. Phew" lol

  6. Love all of it. And I'm pretty sure I'd eat ramen for a month straight before I gave up my hoof jack. There is no way my back would survive, but then again, my back is somewhat special needs... :) Laz is beyond adorable, as always!

    1. Well, agreed. I secretly love Ramen noodles lol. My trimmer wants me to rest my rasp for a while so he can better study his hoof changes and growth, so Hoof Jack dream on hold.

  7. Growing up is overrated...love the hearts!

  8. OMG I can't believe you posted that picture of your hindquarters- though I have to admit it made me guffaw. So glad you can ride your pony again and have fun!

  9. Hee hee, I like my rear! ;) It's got its own zipcode. LOVING the riding and him moving better. So far, in love with the cast.