About this Blog

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).
Join us for our re-training, rehabbing from laminitis and testing all parts of mixed up horsemanship and partnership, and luck...

Thursday, December 10, 2015

We moved! Laz didn't

I'm laying here in bed, with no internet or cable happily writing this. Sometimes I long for the quiet of no tv yet I'm also stupidly addicted to reality nonsense tv (Bravo and E!) the food network and cooking channel. I have my husband snoring away and my almost 11 month son in the middle happily snoozing. And I can write. Ahhhhh.
We are also surrounded by boxes! 
Boxes that we packed and brought here, to our new home. New to us but it's actually a 1977 contemporary quad. It's open and airy and there's deer that snack on our neighbors apple tree. It's in a suburban subdivision that has a huge field with a park, track and a pond that looks like a small lake. I want to bring Laz over for a day (although I'm sure the city will ticket me) but one can dream. It puts me about 15 minutes closer to the barn. Every minute counts. 
Laz is doing well. He's healing from a slip (??) and had a slightly stocked up RH leg. That hoof still doesn't have the same sole or traction so I'm not shocked he slipped. There were tons of gallop, er slow canter skid marks in their soft pasture and with this wet Spring like weather, it's that recipe.  He's fine and I cold hosed several times but no riding or any work as he heals. I won't wrap/stall because he would go bonkers town and it seemed very minor. 
We brought Stone out to visit and hopes to get great photos but he is PETRIFIED of Laz. Like shock, screamed and cried. I've never seen him react that way and poor Laz just wanted to nuzzle and snort in him. For Stones sake (and to keep his future therapy costs down) we kept the fence in between them. Come this Spring we will work on this. Hopefully my child loves horses or at the very least isn't going to shit his pants in public at the sound of clip clopping 

The night of our move-14 hours of moving!
Mason (12.5 yrs) loving his bigger front/back yard. We wish Pudgie could have come. We miss our sweet deceased Frenchie so much

Tuesday, November 3, 2015


Seven years ago today, I rescued Lycius Two, my Lazarus. Today, the universe worked out that I had a work day free of appointments and major pressing items, my riding/barn owner/friend had an open day, kids were at their day area, it was 74 and sunny with no wind or bugs and fall color is in its final burst of glory.....so we enjoyed a 2 hour trail ride. And all four of us enjoyed it-the thoroughbreds were plucky but calm with sparks of humorous naughtiness. Just the best. A great way to quietly celebrate my partnership with my rescue. 

Walking the field to our hidden trail
The two old men. Pito is 16 and Laz is 14
Loving to lead ...
The smell was incredible. Dry, sweet, earthy and crunchy. Fall rocks. Darkness sucks. 
We stumbled on a stick teepee. So freaking cool. Who built it???
Such a fun 2 hours. SoulFULL. 
Thanks Buddy. 
Glad we found each other 

Monday, May 25, 2015

Baby barn

Wow...in the blink of a Bay horse's eye, 4 months have whizzed by. 
Motherhood is crazy awesome, hard, inspiring, humbling and prideful. I found out I'm a lot stronger than I ever gave myself credit for. I also found out how lucky I am to have a husband who is an amazing Father and supportive families all around us. 
Not that we haven't made mistakes or struggled..oh we have but came through on the other side smiling and hi-fiving! Teamwork baby. 
Stone Anthony is just a fun, loving, happy precious baby boy.  We are enjoying him so much. I was never a baby person but being his Mom is joyful. No joke-I still don't 'ohhhhhh goo goo' over babies, but mine, I see hearts. It's intense love. 
In his Laz onesie. Ugh. Scrumptious!! 
I do think being a dog & horse momma prior to Stone prepared me for being a human momma. 
Our pups, Mason and Pudgie are still such an important part of our family. I know it changes for some but not for us. I love how Stone is growing up with dog fur and sloppy licks on his toes and is now reaching out to pet them. Laz has been a gentle giant and Stone just today reached out to pet him. 
Heart. Be. Still. 
We actually want to move closer to the barn to enjoy more of this life. We want Stone to grow up with dirt under his feet but also to know the City life in our travels. I want him to want to be a gentle animal lover and to respect them. 
In the meantime we visit Laz, love on him and enjoy our family growing. More hands to love on Laz. 

Friday, January 23, 2015

Our new little rider

Stone Anthony came at 41 weeks and 3 days, on 1/14/15
9.1 lbs and 21.25" long
We are smitten with him and look forward to teaching him how to love animals among a billion other things in life. 

He is starting by cuddling with Mason and Pudgie daily.
He will meet Laz once the weather breaks (Spring? March hopefully) and I'm aching to go see Laz soon. I have another week I have to wait out to heal properly and I'll be stuffing his face full of carrots and kisses. 
In the meantime, I know he's happy and free to roam his pasture with his herd mates happily. 
I look forward to my ex racer to be a Ponyface with my son and give him many rides of happiness (and me!)