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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, February 25, 2013

casual playtime

Laz's doppleganger 
Shedding, fluffed up, half the time rolled in snow, mud, hay, etc lol
He is happy as a grimy clam
Some OTTB has figured out that if he sticks his mega head in between the barn doors...
He can push it open for treat time!
Fatty McFatterson was free lunged a few times this week, including on Friday evening.
LOVING how it's about 6:35pm before it's dark! 
I didn't even groom him...more important to burn a few calories and since I only had about 40 minutes, that's what we did
My Mom joined (do you see a little Greek woman at the fence being molested by the two other OTTBs?) and Laz was great. Listened, trotted nicely, offered up a few canters but was tuned in.
"What else you wantz to do? I leeesin"

The best eye is the Equine eye.
Can you see Red and Pito in his eye? 

Saturday, I was dyyyying for a nice, relaxing ride
Work was stressful, I just NEEDED a good ride.
Footing has been so sloppy, icy, etc that it's been really difficult.
Laz was a speed firecracker demon boy on Sat.
He did not want a quiet ride. He wanted to snort, fart, buck, squeal, and snake his head until he could gallop on ice.
Yea, great idea of relaxation.
Saturday ride=super suck
SUPER suck!!! I got two images before I actually felt like...hmm, today may be a baaad day to push this. I ended our ride about 29 minutes (of hell) and chose to ground work him instead for an hour. 
He just needed to blow up and let off some steam...better that I wasn't on his back
I left feeling frustrated but understood. It's not about me, it's about us. He's always so giving to me,  that I have to allow that he has days where he needs to be young and goofy.

Sunday, E and I met for a light pasture hack
Wouldn't you know...Laz was on his best gentlemanly behavior.
Ahhhhhh finally. Good quality Pony Rx time
Happy boys. We rode lightly because of the slippy slidding, and we couldn't leave to trail ride because Red was NOT having it to be left alone
E is trying to convince me and Laz to show with her and Stella this summer; 
We'll see
She's the type of girl that is soooo fun and positive to ride with, that I just may do it!!!
If this pony shows up..I may have a chance ;)

Sweet Mason after bouncing around at the barn for hours...melts into the couch
Pudgie assumes anything soft and warm is his so he crawled up Mason's sleeping side...
and nuzzled in
Pudgie paw 
Another melted puppy
We are due for one more snow storm (one more..right, just ONE!?) this Tuesday so hopefully my Wednesday riding lesson still stands.
Fresh snow could be great to ride in before giving way to Spring...which better come SOON!
Thursday-Chiro adjustment


  1. You have such a generous attitude about Laz's moods. I love it. All of your critters are so adorable! I think the show could be fun! I look forward to reading all about it if you go. :D

  2. We've got another storm coming in tomorrow--another 6 inches of snow. Yes, I'd like to get in one more snowy ride before spring mud shows up. Great pictures of the dogs! Signs of spring: the fur is flying, we're boiling sap, and I saw a bluebird.

    1. Oh I've always wanted to tap for sap and have delicious syrup!!! Jealous

  3. Are you free lunging in that big ring/field? And he's staying close? That's amazing - I need to learn how to do that! I also love his fluffy mcflufferson mane, so cute :)

    1. I am free lunging in the smaller paddock but it's still pretty big, but not with the other two horses in it so he can concentrate better. I've free lunged in the larger and it's OK..but it's about an acre big so at times he zones out and then returns.