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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, January 29, 2014

Polar vortex again...

Sigh, this winter has been trying.
On the 'good days' when I have a bit of mid work week time, this is what we do. It's still productive but it's HARD walking through the 2-3 ft of snow piles and ice to get to the snowy summer pasture.
Oh well, as long as this fuzzy angel face is having fun...I don't really have a thing to complain about 

and then La la la la la la
What a funny boy. He has such talent..I'm going to try to do something more with channeling it this spring/summer
The puppy brothers snuggling in for a warm mid day nap
Greek holy water that you take home to sprinkle on your family and home.
(and dogs and horses)
Another mid work day, time enough to check on fuzzy (that temp was about 14 and he was doing great sans blanket) and stuff both the boys with hay to get out of the wind
SPOILED...as we like it ;)
Saturday morning, waiting out a snow storm before our barn visit. Mason could care less that I had made lemony Dutch baby pancakes with powdered sugar and black tea with coconut milk
So I did.
I drove out to the barn in a white out. I didn't even care. I just wanted to SEE my horse and not be pressed for time. Snow, windy, whatever, I was going.
It was windy and cold and snowy, but temps were in the 20's so I wanted to yank his blanket and allow him to run free and naked. It was snowing SO hard I doubted myself. I took him inside the barn, yanked the blanket, groomed him and when I walked back out 10 minutes later...
Sun and no snow! I literally ran back in the barn, grabbed my bitless bridle and helmet and decide to hop on bareback. I didn't care if it was for 15 minutes, I was going.to.ride!

It felt so good. Like soul feeding good.
The snow was powdery, the wind stopped, the sun shone through...hello and thank you horse gods!
 We did a couple of trot sessions but between his BIG lofty snow trot and the slippery ice underneath, I didn't push it. I didn't want to bounce off or have him slip and hurt himself. So we just ambled around making patterns and riding softly. I probably rode for 25 minutes, but it was so good.
 Cookie face afterward. 
I stuffed him full of cookies for 
A. allow me to scramble up on his back bareback when I was needing about 18" more in height to get up
B. Listening under 'bareback'
 This boy is food motivated like a dog
 This little French munchkin is healing really nicely and I'm happy to report his bad breath (like a shrimp boat) is gone!
He is such a good little patient
My best boy for late night cuddling and my barn co-pilot
Stay warm!
Laz is currently blanketed and I can't wait to yank it off him tomorrow!


  1. So glad you got to ride! :D

    Omg - those slurpy lip pictures are my very favorites yet. (STINKEE HORSIE CLOTHES pic not far behind!) Do you care to share how you caught the lippy action shots - I'm assuming with your iphone?

  2. Yes, with my iphone but I use the $1.99 app called Camera+ and really love it...have used for the past few yrs. I just snapped snapped away, and got some good ones that I cropped/zoomed and edited. He's a very mouthy boy so it's easy to snap away as he's finishing a cookie ;)

    1. I have Camera+ too - love, love, love it. Definitely worth a couple of bucks. :D

  3. So glad that you got to ride! It looked like a beautiful snowy afternoon!

  4. Burrrrr! Glad you got to ride and hope you stay warm!!

    Dutch babies look delish!

  5. Fun times! Love the photos!! Aren't horses the best? Especially fuzzy snow ponies!! Oh- we make baby dutch Boy pancakes too- so good!!

  6. Yay for quick, last minute snowy rides in sunshine! Oh, I've so been there this past week - scrambling up bareback just to eeek out a ride! So wonderful - like breathing. Your photos are perfect. Little pups and Laz - just wonderful. You are making the most of the cold - I am soooooo ready for spring. I think we have two more days and then 30 degrees here! I was hoping you were ok - going to text to check and then this post! Hooray!

  7. My shrimp boat cat home the other day after 5 teeth pulled!! It's only day 2 she ins't so happy yet. I hope soon. I give you credit you sure are getting to the barn more than me these day!!! Great job!! Can you go and see my boy and ride him too while your out there, LOL. I still have only seen Kaspin 5 times since Dec 22nd!!! I wanted to go this Sat and SNOW again. Maybe Sunday??? Mother Nature rules!

  8. WHheeeeeeeeeeee! What fun the winter can be! It allows animals a chance to be at their total cuteness!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am in love with them!

  9. Your dogs are so cute and I'm glad the little guy is healing up well and that his breath is better. :D I LOVE the tongue pictures of Laz! So cute! Also I think I've mentioned this before, but he has the cutest face! And that fuzzy forelock is just adorable! :D