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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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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Thrush B Gone-Review #3 and Riding

This past Monday evening, I visited Laz due to the two days of HIGH winds we had here in Midwest.
A couple years ago, during a storm like that, he ended up bashed on his forehead so I was nervous but thank god, he was totally fat and fine.
I groomed him, fed him, and decided to treat both his rain rot with listerine again and treat his hooves with Thrush B Gone  It typically only should take 1-2 treatments but with his aggressive white line disease they recommended dosing a few more times to help.
Here is his RH before the 3rd treatment (which you just squeeze onto a clean hoof)
 The hoof wall before treatment.
I think the results will show more as his hoof grows out and hopefully more connected
The toe was shortened a bit more at his last trim to help with heel height and overall comfort

 Now, below is his LH which is after 3rd dose. I probably didn't need to treat again, but I did!
Here is what I noticed; his central sulcus (the valley in the middle of his frog) prior was stinky and he was sore when I put my hoof pick in it. On Monday, no foul smell and he wasn't at all sensitive, and I wiggled my pick around a bit. I treated it again for safety reasons but as far as I can tell---FIXED. 
No more thrush there as well as in his club foot. I'm anxious to see how those hoof cracks grow out as well
I'm really excited about this product...the proof will be better in RH as time goes

Now, as Laz has filled out (ahem not just fat) I've been really thinking his Crosby is too narrow on him.
I feel really pitched down forward when I ride and I feel that I'm needing to pick him up to balance him.
He seems so short strided and has been super choppy in that saddle. I switched to my Barefoot treeless which seems to fit him OK, but for me, the seat is way too big and I feel sloppy in it. GRRRR
BUT...J9 had a dream saddle that I sat in that I just fell in love with last month. 
Fast forward to within two weeks I had found a STEAL for almost brand new version of what I wanted.
 I had my Parelli trainer out to fit it to Laz and it's perfect.
I got to ride in it for an hour to really test it out and it's dreammmmmmmy and I feel centered in it and Laz really moves out and stretches in it. WIN WIN!! 
and like I said, I stole it ;)
This past Saturday, it was so beautiful out that I was determined to ride.
I got to the barn and these two had other ideas
Look at sweet Pito's face and lips...aww he's like a little baby pegasunicorn
 Laz was all "Yous wantz to do whatz?? Ima seepin"
I tacked him up and we rode. Mr. Sleepyface went into a fiesty mood of "OK let's RIDESSS" and did not want to trot, but wanted to canter canter canter canter. So, instead of having to fight him, I decided "GREAT IDEA" and we cantered and circled and used transitions to bring it down to a trot, then back up and down to a walk, etc. He loved it. After about 20 minutes of that and a lot of snorting and blowing out, he was re-connected.
Here a little video--no GoPro darn it, just  my iphone in right hand while I ride with left:
and then after playing in the field for a bit, I wanted to 'reward' him with walking away from the barn area and onto the road with our steady eddie, Mason
Here's a video of that:
Love this saddle!! I felt so secure in it and Laz was offering such great strides. I really want to get it on video--I'll need to get Hubby out to the barn soon before mega winter hits.
OOFff that belly!!! I really want to lose it and build up his top line this winter if possible.

Below is our mid week workouts, usually after work or on my lunch breaks, 2x to 3x a week

I'm literally RUNNING behind him as fast as I can, lol

Both boys with their tongues hanging out
 And I'll leave you with this at IKEA
Are you kidding me?! 
A bin of starred Lazs' for sale?! YES PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!


  1. I meant to ask, how are you using Listerine to treat rain rot? To you just pour it on him or put it in a spray bottle? I want to try it because I can't use the oily MTG when the sun is out and I can't ride with MTG on his back. He only has it on his chest right now, but it's been so bad this fall already I'm worried it will come back. He's probably reinfecting himself rubbing against the same trees.

    Congrats on the new saddle! It sounds awesome. :) I'm glad the thrush is gone too.

  2. Awww yay new saddle and the pony feeling great in it!!

    Love the videos- SO cute!!

  3. I hope you bought that entire bin of baby Lazs!

  4. The double tongue shot is so. flippin'. awesome. So are the multitudes of plush ponies. Congrats on your saddle and defeating the foot funk. :D

  5. Whaaaaaat, Ikea?????? I would have grabbed one of those horses and put it in my ikea carriage before my husband would even know what was going on!
    I love your blog entries. They are always a nice cross of information, education and straight up fun! CANTER YES!!!!!!!!! I cannot even believe Laz has a clubfoot. It always amazes me.

  6. Yeah, I love your new saddle and I am glad you feel secure and safe in it!! Nothing better than that!! Love the stuffed Laz, so cute!!! You should have had a contest to win one! Love us!!