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Thoroughbred from Somewhere, CA

Willow (I'll miss you, big guy)

About Me

Active within 531 Days

I am from Somewhere, CA and I've been a Club Horse member for 5 years, 6 months and 23 days

Nicknames: Will, Wilbur (his old name)

Age: 17 years old

Gender: Gelding

Breed: Thoroughbred

Height: 17 hands

Color: Sorrel Sabino

Type of Riding: NATRC, western trail, trail, pleasure.

My Horse's Achievements: Will was an amazing friend and companion. His greatest accomplishment was his unending stamina and his determination to cover as many miles as possible.
Favorite at every barn we go to.

My Horse's Favorite Treat: peppermints and apples.

My Horse's Favorite Things To Do: He absolutely adored long walks on the trails, and any attention was good attention.

Pet Peeves: He was navicular when I met him, but overtime his condition improved immensely.

My Horse's motto: A canter is a cure for every evil. ~Benjamin Disraeli

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How We Met

We found Willow by a recommendation from my trainer. He had been owned by his previous owner for 6 months, during which time he had little work. When we first saw him, we let him out in the round pen, and he took off around the rail, just like in those stories where the old horse is let out into a pasture and all he does is run. What can I say? I fell in love with his spirit, and by the end of the week, he was a part of our family.

When I first started working with him, Will was hardly better than a wild horse. Although he had been saddle broke before it had been some time since he had been ridden, so he was no longer used to having an outsider boss him around. One of the first exercises my trainer had me do was to ride him bridleless in a round pen, with only a halter and leadrope for steerage. I thought at first that she had gone insane - I had no way to steer him, so I was essentially having to beg him to turn one way or another, and since he had never been trained to neckrein before, he also had no idea what he was supposed to be doing. It took me some time and multiple of these sessions to really understand what she had wanted me to accomplish, but once I did, I was grateful for the experience.

Throughout my short time with Will, we encountered a lot of risky situations, and got ourselves into far more trouble that what I would honestly like to admit, however I think every issue we overcame only served to strengthen our bond and our faith in each other. Perhaps we weren't always the smartest, but we made it through to the end.

I know that it is a lot to ask to obtain Horse Of The Day - after all, there are quite a lot of horses and people on here, many of whom have much more intense stories than what we had. Despite this, I still can't help but shoot for it. Will was an amazing friend, companion, and quite possibly a life saver. There was very little I could do to ease his sufferings in life, but perhaps I can remember and continue to praise his enormous heart, spirit, and body after death.
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I've had 365 friends visit me.

I'm the 18,923rd member on HorseChannel.com.

27 friends have voted for me since I joined Club Horse!

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How cute heres a vote! Please vote for my horses! I want to get "Horse of the Day"!! Merry Christmas!

Come visit me, Hot Lil Harly & Saints Nickie.

12/20/2009 06:15.43 PM Report This Comment
Thanks for the good luck. It must have worked. Sorry i havent been on in forever. I have been veyr busy and havent had a chance to be on the computer! well left a vote! ttyl cathy and buddy

UPDATE: At Iowa State Fair we won our Horsemanship Grade 9 class. Got called back for my English equitation 7-9. Every one did their pattern then left the arena then the judge called back 7 people and i was one. I got 4th out of 30 in Trail 7-9. I could have done better but i accidentally went the wrong way over the trotting poles. Then i also got a blue ribbon in English pleasure 7-9. THen we were at home for Thursday then left for Fremont Nebraska on the Friday morning for a breed show. Buddy ended up placing second under all four judges in one of my showmanship classes and he also did a good job in his other classes. I also took Rocky to the Nebraska show and took him in english but got second and didnt really have a chance of winning cause we were going against a trainer who goes to Appaloosa Worlds every year and always does good. Well taht is all that is new at the moment. Well sorry i havent been on in forever again. ttyl cathy and buddy

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08/20/2009 06:29.59 PM Report This Comment
Hey
Hey. Thanks so much for the votes and the blogs! I left you a vote for today so please come and vote back on Chance's page soon! Thanks so much, i would greatly appreciate it... Have a great day! <3 Payton, Ace, Ruby, Chance, and Flame!

Come visit me, ♥Watch My Fancy Hustle (Payton), ♥Flame, ♥Chance, ♥Jewel, ♥Buster, ♥Ace & ♥Ruby.

08/19/2009 05:08.25 AM Report This Comment
hes very handsome! good luck, i voted!

Come visit me, Hollywood Dun It (RIP), Double Dee Dancer (Dream Horse), Sanceray (In Memory of), Allie & Tia.

08/07/2009 09:11.48 AM Report This Comment
No I have never heard of the Devils claw. I hope it works for Willow and you can continue to enjoy ridding him. Heres a vote.

Come visit me, Gazelle, Fox, Cheyenne, Wind, Forest, Celtic & Sparrow.

02/11/2009 11:11.32 AM Report This Comment
haven't seen him in a while

Come visit me, ♥Paris:).

02/11/2009 09:35.19 AM Report This Comment
youre so nice. This girl keeps blogging and saying all this stupid stuff. Saying how I'm ssooo wrong and she is ssooo right. but here's a vote.

Come visit me, ♥Paris:).

02/09/2009 03:56.56 PM Report This Comment
Thats really to bad that he is going lame. Here is another vote for him.

Come visit me, Gazelle, Fox, Cheyenne, Wind, Forest, Celtic & Sparrow.

02/09/2009 10:33.03 AM Report This Comment
and for you! you know the drill! lol

Come visit me, ♥Paris:).

02/08/2009 06:23.22 PM Report This Comment
Thanks for the vote. So Willow has Navicular does it affect him much when you ride him? I have a broodmare that has Navicular and she gets really lame. Heres another vote.

Come visit me, Gazelle, Fox, Cheyenne, Wind, Forest, Celtic & Sparrow.

02/06/2009 02:50.30 PM Report This Comment
I kno! here's a vote!lol

Come visit me, ♥Paris:).

02/06/2009 07:24.33 AM Report This Comment
Thanks for the vote and Celtic is actually a she not a he. I hope Celtic turns into a good cow horse to. She likes to bite my brothers 4-H cow. But the cows just stands there and that makes Celtic really mad. Heres another vote for Willow.

Come visit me, Gazelle, Fox, Cheyenne, Wind, Forest, Celtic & Sparrow.

02/04/2009 12:00.09 PM Report This Comment
thanks! here's a vote for you!

Come visit me, ♥Paris:).

02/04/2009 06:56.08 AM Report This Comment
Hi Willow is a handsome boy, you must have alot of fun with him. Heres a vote.

Come visit me, Gazelle, Fox, Cheyenne, Wind, Forest, Celtic & Sparrow.

02/02/2009 03:47.58 PM Report This Comment
i know how you can get more votes. ok, the votes are all in the picture. if you have a good picture, you will get good votes. me and DB's 1st profile only had 3 votes. It would not go any higher. But that was because our picture was horrible. so make your horse look really clean. then take a picture of him running or something. maybe playing with his buddies just something like that. then, make a new profile. delete the one you have now but keep your friends so you can still tell them to vote for you. then, everyday check the 1st page of the photo gallary and vote for everyone of them and tell them "everytime you vote for me, I'll vote for you!" that's how I get at least a vote a day. but you should just make a whole new pofile because your probably on a high page # and most people don't go to the high pages so that's what I did and it's working for me. good luck to you! I'll still vote for you!

Come visit me, ♥Paris:).

02/02/2009 10:09.08 AM Report This Comment
cool. here's a vote

Come visit me, ♥Paris:).

02/02/2009 10:00.26 AM Report This Comment
hey
am sorry you cant rid him right now left a vote classy doing good i been riding her every day vist classy

Come visit me, coach, KC, Candy, Music, sunshine & classy trying to get HOTD 200 more votes.

02/02/2009 08:50.27 AM Report This Comment
hey
left a vote sorry i havent been on hows your horses doing visit classy

Come visit me, coach, KC, Candy, Music, sunshine & classy trying to get HOTD 200 more votes.

02/01/2009 09:01.15 AM Report This Comment
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01/26/2009 02:43.04 PM
thats nice! is your school year round?

Come visit me, ♥Paris:).

01/20/2009 09:15.45 AM Report This Comment
O! I hate homework! I don't get why you should have it after spending like 6 or 7 hours doing it nonstop! I mean do they think youre going to be stupid overnight??lol. but here's a vote for u!lol

Come visit me, ♥Paris:).

01/18/2009 04:00.56 PM Report This Comment
thx! here's another vote 4 u!

Come visit me, ♥Paris:).

01/16/2009 10:56.17 AM Report This Comment
oh! thanks! your horse is so tall! I rode a really big horse before! I love tall horses! they're so pretty!voted for u again!

Come visit me, ♥Paris:).

01/12/2009 02:39.26 PM Report This Comment
hi
left a vote what a cute horse do you wont to be friends come visit my horses

Come visit me, coach, KC, Candy, Music, sunshine & classy trying to get HOTD 200 more votes.

01/11/2009 07:24.05 PM Report This Comment
HI
HI WELCOME TO HORSE CHANNEL! Your Horse Is Gorgeous! I left a vote so please come and vote for my horse Payton! Thanks so much and have a great day! =]

Come visit me, ♥Watch My Fancy Hustle (Payton), ♥Flame, ♥Chance, ♥Jewel, ♥Buster, ♥Ace & ♥Ruby.

01/11/2009 07:11.23 PM Report This Comment
CONGRATS ON YOUR FIRST VOTE!!!
Hi! Willow is BEAUTIFUL!!! My favorite breed is the appaloosa. What's yours? We will hopefully (if I can save enough money) build a small barn in March. My mom said that if we had a barn and if I paid for food, then we could get a horse! (yes, which I realize is very expensive!) When she said that I was sooo happy! I knew it would be hard to save that much as a 12 year old, but I have been babysitting 4 or 5 times a week. I realized that the only way that I would ever be able to afford to keep a horse is to board another horse at my house. My Grandpa and I have been working on converting our barbed wire fence (because we have cows) into part smooth wire and part wood. Do you know of any good websites where there might be horses 4 sale? Thanks!!! =)

Come visit me, Crystal new pics!, <3*Ditto*<3 check out our new pics!! & Exel ~PAGE CLOSED! SEE SUMMER!!!!!~.

01/11/2009 06:01.50 PM Report This Comment
Hi I'm DB! welcome to horse channel! wow your horse is so pretty! I will vote for you everytime you vote for me!

Come visit me, ♥Paris:).

01/11/2009 10:45.39 AM Report This Comment
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