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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, December 23, 2013

A typical winter weeks schedule

It's never a bad day at the barn. 
Especially when you are greeted by snowy whiskers on a kerflufferson pony
Insert deer snort below...
Laz has such a great winter coat, I'm so happy! I try to not blanket him much. I will on really windy evenings that are below 20 or when it's below 7 or such..it really depends on moisture/wind/etc.
I try to watch him carefully and he's blanket is at the barn if needed for the BO's to toss on for me in case of a quick warm up. He's got great shelter, a fuzzy fur coat, hay often so really, he should be good (says girl with clenched fists researching weather channel 24/7)
Laz anticipating his winter warm salty mash...slurrrps!! GIMMMME!!
Laz and I lunging below in fresh powdery snow last week
(the BO took these from her living room window..ya, don't you wish your living room window had this view? I do!!)
Trit trots..no bigs.

Out on a wintry trail ride with two calm furry OTTB ponies
Laz happily leading the way (trust the pony, right Juliette!!?) 
On another day, I wanted to do 'free' lunging which I decided would be more of a game than actual exercise
It was blustery so I didn't feel like riding and Laz was showing me signs 
of FLIGHT so we did some ground work

Hollow :/
Nice curved to the left

This is defiant Laz, see his arched neck below and his stink eye? This is when he wants to defy but it's a playful spirit and not at all mean (Laz really doesn't have much mean in him!!!)
Below is very compliant 
Nice extension for him
Love this forward uphill look below
He would listen, then stop and wander off...
Then Pito came in to see what was up...Laz quickly herded him away
If Laz wandered away, I would just stop and wait for him to return (usually within 20 seconds) and I would reward with some cookies
"So ifz I standz here, n trotz, n comez back..I getz a cuukie? Ok..!
Then I guna trotz dis way....
Anna dis way...
Anna you givez me cuukiez..."
Yea, pretty much.
I always want Laz to feel coming towards me slowly and softly is always a good thing

Mason below shows his snow swimming skills
Diving in head first...
Roll entire body into snow
Backstroke PUSH into it...
Wiggle worm back and forth
Back at home, he put himself to bed (in our bed of course) after a fun snow day
Then this past weekend, we had an ice storm which was beautiful ....
But made the ground wet, crunchy and slick.
Not even great for lunging, much less riding in.
So, my visits were of grooming and feeding and doting over
"Deez are ma favoritz dayz nom nom  nom nommmmz"
Stay warm!


  1. These were beautiful photos, looks like a nice day :)

  2. Your pictures are just perfect. That Laz - what a horse you have! So good and funny and sweet, even with the arched neck. His heart is so big. And swimming Mason - too cute!

    Happiest holidays to you and Billy and Laz and Mason and Pudgie and Pito and everyone else up there in that winter wonderland! xoxo

  3. Just love the pictures!

    Laz looks awesome as usual. Love the shot of him running off Pito, (deez funz iz mine onlee!!), but Mason gives him a run for his money... soooo cute and perfectly labby.

    Merry Christmas to you and your lovely family! The new header is gorgeous...

  4. Lovely pictures--esp. from the window. Yes, someday I will have that view, I keep telling myself. Arched neck and stink eye is something I know (and love) in my guy too. I see that a lot when he's feeling like doing his own thing! Have a Merry Christmas!