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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, December 17, 2013

It's a marsh-mellow world in the winter

First off, I know how to spell marshmallow,  however for this calm, sweet trail ride with NO winter wind blowing; it was marsh-mellow.
The snow had that glittery sparkle and the only prints on our trail were of deer
Laz was relaxed (although interesting enough he wasn't blowing out a ton so he wasn't completely relaxed or confident) but we led partially and he did great. No jigging.
He did let out a controlled buck during a canter but it was funny.
I do want to work on an issue. In the bit or bit-less, he is trying to evade any pressure. If I pull on one or two reins, he almost always is tossing his head up. Doesn't matter the pressure. He does this on the ground if I try to back him up via my hand on his head/nose/side, etc. It's not a pain thing, it's a defiant thing...so that will be something to work on this winter. I want him to remain soft and agreeable and I'm sure it's me (and him) that need to work on that.
I texted my trainer if we could do a lesson out on the trails and she said YES...how great!!! 
Now to get the weather to cooperate
Leading into our trails
 J and Pito behind us..Pito is almost is invisible in this powdered snow
It was a great trail ride! 
Dare I say, one of the most perfect winter scenery and weather situations for a snowy trail ride. Fresh snow, 20 degree without wind and great footing.

Watch below for the cutest video ever..here is our French Bulldog upset that his brother Mason is out playing in the snow with Billy...
Why didn't I let him out? I did, with his down puffer on and he came back shivering..
Oh Pudgie--he is a laugh a minute


  1. Pretty pretty snow! I know I only say that cause we don't get snow ha!

  2. Oh gosh, I need a Pudgie in my life!

  3. Poor Pudge! have you ever heard of Jessica Smith? I do a lot of her fitness workouts. She is great. But the reason I bring her up is because she has a French bulldog named Peanut and Peanut is ADORABLE, just like Pudge only white!! Sometimes as Jessica is leading her videos, Peanut wanders in and plops down on the floor. Oh so cute. BUT back to horses! I like all kinds of lessons on the trail. Sometimes I think just being on the trail is a lesson! There is no predicting what may happen out there! More great photos.

    1. HOLY crap I did NOT know of her but now I'm full on obsessed with a 10 minute workout while watching that hilarious Frenchie?! Thank you :)

  4. Poor wittle Pudgie - I love him so!

    I read this yesterday and then went on my own mellow, fabulous snowy ride. I was thinking of you and Laz and Pito the whole time!

    I don't like the cold, but this winter snow riding is fun! Love that Laz is having a blast too!