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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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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

over winter, as in OVER IT!

SO over the cold. 
Actually, I'm over windy days, lack of sun, the constant cold/warm making for poor footing and not being able to ride much. I really found myself wanting an indoor recently.
Laz and the boys demonstrating on a warmer, muddy day, their zooooomies!
 And nap time for all three
 Oh, and meet Stella!!! 
She's a 17 hand TB ATHLETE who is being leased by E
She's so Pegasus flea bitten strawberry roan drool worthy and they jump BIG jumps-holy mother!
She is being leased by E at a different barn, with an indoor (le sigh!) until they determine if they are compatible (yes already!) and they may come back to our barn (cue the band!) for Spring/Summer and trail rides! They are FANCEEEEEE together! Stella's Mom is searching for the perfect home for her and E just may be it.
 Laz got trimmed/re-balanced a week ago
Things are still looking good
"MMMMmmm gimmmes cookiez"
 He's not been hoof sore at all this winter which is so great because the ground is rock hard and lumpy
We had a lesson set for today (Wednesday) but due to ground/weather/lack of indoor I had to postpone it. Which=me being grumpy.

This past Sunday, as I was tacking Laz up for a lone ride, he was telling me politely  with tail swishing (which he NEVER does) and then when I seconded guessed it, he TOLD me with leg kicking and back humping--no saddle-no ride-I don't' feel good.
I don't know if he was really full, had a stomach ache, or what was up but he was VERY tummy sensitive. We just walked, and walked and walked (he was goofy, silly and cuddly and also was farting/pooping/peed so I didn't go COLIC-OMG crazy)
He wanted to eat this tree so for his own medicinal reasons, I let him.
I also did some Masterson massage on him (under the tail points) which wouldn't you know, he pooped 35 seconds later.
A great thing if you are a worry colic wart like me.
 Mason, Laz and I walked for about 2 hours
 In other exciting news, we did a clean trax soak on RH and LF (LF just had some frog clean up so I wanted to zap out any thrushy spots)
Look at my perfect gentleman ground tied!! LOOOOOVE him
After the soak, I treated with Thrush Off and packed it with Keratax Hoof Putty to keep it packed/clean for longer
I booted him and baggied his RH up for our hour walk while it penetrated through
Laz is 10000% a trooper when it comes to this.
 Even though our rides have taken a beating by winter, we are still having fun being together

Pudgie wants you to know he likes to eat junk mail that sells pizza coupons
The only good thing about winter is puppy cuddles
Daylight Saving Time (United States) 2013 begins at 2:00 AM on
Sunday, March 10


  1. Looks like a lot of fun, and good horse time, even if no riding . . .

  2. Sometimes my favorite time with my horses is the time I just spend with them. No pressure, no work, just hanging out. I'm like you, ready for some warm weather. Actually I'm ready to just pack up and move south... permanently!

    I had a silent little chuckle on your first pic with the "zoomies" When I was a kid my favorite show was ZOOM on the PBS channel. (the original version) And now thanks to you I will have the "come on and zoom a zoom a zoom a zoom" song stuck in my head. :)

  3. I cannot wait for DST!! And Shy likes to eat pine trees, too. Must be tasty!
    Stella is a beauty! And of course, Laz is so so good when it comes to his hoof care. I hope the weather cooperates and you get your lesson soon!

  4. I have an arena to use, but I too am soooooooooooo DONE with winter too!!! Congrats on your friend too! Hang in there!! xox

  5. I too am sooo done with winter and ready for daylight savings time and summer! Can't wait! I'm glad Laz is doing well. :) Oh and Pudgie is so cute!

    Oh and almost forgot to say congrats to your friend on the lease/possible new horse! Yay!

  6. This is my first year without an indoor and I'm also totally DONE with winter! Granted, it still sucks to be stuck inside and cold, but at least the footing is good enough to do something!

  7. Yes, I yearn for an indoor too! And it doesn't have to be totally enclosed, just a roof and some fence-high sides to keep the snow off. I guess the good thing about this winter is it will give me time to heal up from the fractured sternum and the carpal tunnel surgery so that I can REALLY enjoy spring when it finally arrives. I love winter--but not being able to do much this year really made it dull. Too bad, it gave me a couple of promising skijoring days that never happened. Ah well...

  8. I know this is a horse blog but I can't get enough of pudgie!!!!! SO happy for E, hope it works out!