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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, May 29, 2012


Today, I had Laz's third massage since owning him.
Tami, is his guru.
She studied under Masterson and other methods
She has the 'magic hands'
Yes, Chiro adjustments are great too...but this massage is deep.
Like 3 hours deep!
Lazaroo loved every minute of it

"Whass da say? U gunna rubs me or whatz?!"
 Lots of tension in his poll
Look at his eyes. 
I think Laz remembered Tami from last year's clinic with a happy memory!! :)
He was so good and willing

 Working on his neck..this is about as flexible as Laz is.
I never see him touch/itch his sides

 Hopefully after another session in July when she returns, he'll be even more flexible
I do some massage work with him, but this is at another level
It was interesting to see Laz relax his heavy head on Tami..give in...
She would stop and allow him to release..in which he LOVED to touch her first...
"Hi...can I ???"
"Do dis.....ahhhhhh"
And then release-blowing, yawning, snorting
Thankfully, by removing some of his bars last Sat, he was able to stand comfortably and really enjoy this treatment.

 Did you know around the skin at their rear end (yes, around the hole) are points that if you just lay your thumb and finger at 10 and 2, your horse will LOVE it.
He even flexed forward and down releasing his back muscles
It was incredible

Mid yawn, while she worked on his hinds

 Forward, back, side stretches..
I'm to work on his back stretches as she showed how tight he was in both hind legs

 Released a lot of back tension
 A few times, I swear, he was an eye blink from falling over asleep
LOTS of eye rolling, blinking, licking, yawing, groaning and flexing.
Flexing and circling ...something I need to do more of in between trims to help with circulation and blood flow. Plus it's not something Laz can do to himself, so I need to help him with this.
 Releasing poll/TMJ, neck, shoulders
 Laz has such a STIFF neck and stiff right shoulder...all this was so great to loosen him up

 I'm hoping this combined with my current trimming, will help him extend better and aid in his heel first landing
 Tongue alert!
 "You stretch n holdz dis, I eat dis"

Getting behind the shoulder
His right shoulder has an old racing injury (per Chiro) with lots of old scar tissue
He had some discomfort here but allowed work
Lots of loosening up
Total relaxation...if you know what I mean.
he even PEED during his massage at the end!

In the end, Laz approved!

"Oh ya..I rememburs her...she feelz me sooo good!"

Thank you to Tami and Skip!
Another fabulous session...for anyone in IN, MI or WI area-CALL HER.
This was 3 HOURS of joy for Laz and amazing to watch
He did SO great and really got a lot out of it


  1. This is just amazing. So happy for you and Laz. Wishing terribly that I lived in those states. Is there someone like that in PA? Could someone ever make Sovereign THAT relaxed?

    Laz deserves it all - he is just adorable.

  2. Wow that all looks so awesome. I think I want one :) I will check out her site.

  3. Seriously, can she help me out? :) Laz is so adorable-love the sure sign of gelding relaxation...and of course his beeutiful smilez:) I have no doubt he must be feeling like a million bucks after all that!

  4. I love how much horses love massages!

  5. Holly crap, I want a 3 hour massage!!!! LOL

  6. I just LOVE the pic of him grazing during the stretches. What a cutie...

  7. I'd like her to work on Harley AND me! That looks so great.

  8. Thanks for the wonderful photos Kristen and of course Laz. He did great! Keep up your most excellent work. I'm so looking forward to our return in July.

    Also, just so your readers know as well, I travel throughout the US and Canada, as long as there is a group of at least 8-10 appointments . But many of my clients are in the states you listed. I'm always happy to make new clients and touch new horses...they are all so amazing in their own unique ways!

    My husband laughs at me as we drive along and my neck cranes to scope out horse barns along the way. I haven't met a horse yet I didn't enjoy or learn from...they are the most amazing teachers.

  9. I love that he is eating while she's working. Hilarious.

  10. Does she recommend anyone in Germany?