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Quarter Horse from Canadian, TX

Trigger

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Active within 1120 Days

I am from Canadian, TX and I've been a Club Horse member for 5 years, 1 month and 1 day

Nicknames: mr. jims doc toddy

Age: 8 years old

Gender: Gelding

Breed: Quarter Horse

Height: 15 hands

Color: sorrel with a black smudge on his forehead and he's got a beauty mark on his nose

Type of Riding: working cattle and trails, really anything i pick he's willing to try and give it his best!!!

My Horse's Achievements: every day he's doing something i'm proud of!

My Horse's Favorite Treat: trying to find one right now

My Horse's Favorite Things To Do: working cattle and being loved and hanging out with he's buddies festus and question!!

Pet Peeves: being ignored

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How We Met

a couple of months after my dad died, i went down to texas tech to visit a friend and she took me out to the tech stables to show me her horse that she was getting as a wedding present. well while i was leaning against the fence this big o red nose come over and give me a kiss on the cheek, and after that i knew that trigger was the perfect horse for me!! and he's turned out to be a pretty amazing horse and he's helped out so much with the ranch!.

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I'm the 20,735th member on HorseChannel.com.

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

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How are you doing? I love the new photos. Thanks for those cute e-mails. Sorry for being so long offline here on HC. Things have just been so hectic with something going wrong everywhere.

Jewel has an awful wound. You can see it on Eddie's page. She cut her chest open in her corral. They're keeping the wound open so it won't fester and they won't stitch it because movement could tear it open again. I've rarely seen anything so horrible.

It actually looks worse now than it did. It's a little less swollen but now the fat and gristle are forming and hanging in strings which drip constantly like a tap that won't turn off.

Pippin is STILL swollen but I think that the anti-histamines are finally kicking in. The change in the weather may also be contributing to his health too. Rain and freeze probably took care of some of allergens. Today it's been 2 months since he first swelled up. Even his tail was swollen! Poor thing.

The cold I managed to catch at the beginning of this month is still lingering which doesn't make late night blogging as fun as usual. Plus I dislocated two of my toes and they're still bothering me. Sometimes I wish I could order replacement body parts. I have quite a few that could do with an upgrade. Too many injuries. I guess that's the price we pay for being active.

And then there's Melian. She was spayed last Monday and was so very sick. The vet had a hard time with the operation and since salukis are very sensitive to the anaesthesia it took her days to shake the effects. She cried every night last week and couldn't go potty #2 because she would scream in pain. And she couldn't lift her head. It broke my heart to see her like that. Finally on Friday night I gave her some metacam and it worked wonders. I gave her more again last night and today she almost seems like her old self. I was beginning to wonder if she'd ever walk properly again.

As for Prince, he's doing fine and I had a few really good rides on him. And managed to take him over a few small jumps. Eddie's not too bad either though he has a shoe boil on his elbow so he's limping a bit.

Happy Halloween and I hope you had a great weekend. It's quiet here out in the middle of nowhere. Ah, the peace! Leaving a vote for you and hoping it won't be too long before I blog again.

P.S. Any chance on taking Trigger to college with you?

Come visit me, Prince, Happy Birthday today, Pippin! & Eddie.

11/01/2010 01:25.06 AM Report This Comment
How are you doing? How's college? And Trigger? It was great to hear from you again. I'm glad you like Pippin's new photos. I was lucky to get those shots. We live in a really pretty area.

The big horses are doing great and we've had some nice rides on them. Pippin isn't doing well yet though. He's been on Dex every 3 days now and it's not helping his swelling anymore. His withers and shoulders are all swollen again and his face never completely went down. I don't know what to do and any advice would be greatly appreciated. The vet suspects a severe allergic reaction and has told me to stop the Dex because of the high risk of founder.

Pippin has never been sick a day in his life and I've been proud of the fact that he's so fit and healthy. Minis are prone to founder, colic, and obesity so I've been very careful with everything about his care. And now this.

I'm limiting his grazing range now, will cut down the weeds in his small pen, and hope to wash him tomorrow in case he's allergic to the last shampoo I used or the weeds. 5 year olds generally don't develop new allergies though. Perhaps he keeps getting stung by wasps?! Who knows?

Other than that he seems happy and it's not bothering him too much. His feet are still a bit tender from trimming which is longer than usual and I hope that's all it is and not founder. I'm probably overreacting but better safe than sorry. We all know how quickly a horse can go from healthy to hurt.

So, how is everything with you? I hope everyone is doing fine and that you're enjoying the cooler weather of autumn. It's nice here and still hasn't frosted. We've even getting squash and tomatoes among other veggies, from the garden still. So weird for October but I'm not complaining. The longer the better.

Acorn the squirrel is thriving and getting cheekier daily. She doesn't ask for things anymore. She demands them. When I go into her aviary she flies over and jumps on my head and then swings herself all over me. She's utterly adorable. If you want to check out her new photos go to the small animal channel to profile 188686. Here's a vote for you and enjoy riding.

P.S. Eddie is entered in the Western Horse section of the Virtual Horse Show. Would you vote for him when you get the chance? Thanks so much.

Come visit me, Prince, Happy Birthday today, Pippin! & Eddie.

10/08/2010 01:47.45 AM Report This Comment
Left ya a vote, fyi: pepper is a great barrel racing horse!

Come visit me, Pepper.

10/07/2010 09:19.10 PM Report This Comment
left ya a wed vote :)happy riding

Come visit me, Prissy, Chloe, Dixie, Sunny, and Nina & Bailey.

10/06/2010 11:37.42 AM Report This Comment
Happy 4th of July!
I hope you are having a wonderful celebration today with your family and friends. We've had fireworks and guns going off since the 1st. Fortunately none of our animals are afraid of the loud noises. I guess they're used to hearing hunters.

The only complainers are the peacocks but that's nothing knew. Everytime a firework goes off they start screaming bloody murder. But then again, everytime someone sneezes they scream bloody murder. And if you go past their pen and look at them (yep, you guessed it) they scream bloody murder. So, it's a bit noisy around here.

Pippin has no problem at all with loud noises. In fact, if they were setting the fireworks off in his pen he'd be right there on top of everything. Remember how he didn't react when his tyre blew out? I'm still amazed about that.

My sister and I rode on Thursday. We both rode Jewel but not for long. I wanted to take her out with Prince but I guess it was too much excitement for her and she didn't behave. She kept pawing the ground and acting like she was going to roll. Neither of us wanted a 1 ton creature rolling on top of us so I rode her in a few circles and we put her back in her corral.

Both Prince and Eddie caught her excitement and were a lot of fun to ride. We raced a few times. They're not very good at racing because neither wants to leave the other. So much for the male competitive spirit :)

Well, I hope you're thoroughly enjoying your day and eating lots of good food. We'll have a bbq later this afternoon. Here's a vote for you. ttyl

Come visit me, Prince, Happy Birthday today, Pippin! & Eddie.

07/04/2010 05:35.16 PM Report This Comment
Trigger
So beautiful...

Heres a vote for ya...

Come visit me, HYTONE'S CHEMICAL SPILL & SLIM PICKENS.

05/09/2010 10:06.08 PM Report This Comment
Your horse is adorable! Here's a vote from Docs Peppy Rancher :)

Come visit me, Half Moon & Docs Peppy Rancher.

02/04/2010 07:16.57 AM Report This Comment
he's adorable!

Come visit me, Cipango.

01/26/2010 05:42.13 PM Report This Comment
How are you doing? I finally rode today. Yipeee! I hadn't ridden in 5.5 weeks and it sure felt good to be back on a horse again. I was going through withdrawals but at least I was able to drive Pippin in that time. He gave me my horsey fix.

I also have to admit that I think that the break was good for my leg that Prince injured a year ago. It actually seems to have got stronger during this time and less painful. So, that was really nice to find out. I probably should have taken a break after the injury but I couldn't bear the thought of not riding. And now I had to.

How's Trigger doing? I prefer riding but driving is so much fun too. I've taken Pippin out loads of times and I always bring Melian with me. She's great incentive to Pippin to go faster. He loves chasing her.

How's your weather? Is it still really cold? I'm so sorry you lost so many calves. How's Pedro fitting in? I love donkeys. How will he protect the calves? It's unseasonably warm here. We should be having temps in the teens but it's been just above freezing at night and even up to the 50s during the day. Such a nice surprise and really weird since the tropical south is getting freezing weather.

Pippin has been on the HC for over three years now. I think he's the oldest active member! And he also won the Virtual Contest. I couldn't believe it. It was such a nice surprise. Well, here's a vote for you and I hope you have a great weekend. I would love to see photos of Reba.

Come visit me, Prince, Happy Birthday today, Pippin! & Eddie.

01/16/2010 01:00.37 AM Report This Comment
here's a monday vote 4u=]
Today my uncle came over, he's helping us with our basemaent, we're trying to get heat in it. Lady is so cute!! I was brushing her, and she was just loving it so much. She likes her eyes brushed!! lol!! I think Kate(lady's old owner) will be coming over sometime this Month. Im sure she will be happy to see Lady again.

Come visit me, Lady.

01/11/2010 08:54.43 PM Report This Comment
P.S. How is the orphaned calf doing?

Come visit me, Prince, Happy Birthday today, Pippin! & Eddie.

01/04/2010 12:15.44 AM Report This Comment
Happy New Year! How's the new year and decade treating you? Our snow is mostly melted now because we had several days of rain. I'm not really complaining though because I wasn't allowed to ride in the snow and what with the holidays and such I haven't ridden for a month. I think I'm going through withdrawals but I can get my horsey fix by going out and seeing Pippin. And I've driven him a few times so I'm lucky to have him.

We all went on a walk this evening, humans, dogs, and Pippin. He was really feisty and wanted to bite. I think the cold weather gives him an wild edge. He rolled three times before we took off and then when a car was coming I called Melian and she stood quietly by me but Pippin decided to roll again on the edge of the road. I wonder what the driver thought?

Thanks so much for watching Pippin's videos. I'm so glad you liked them. Your husky sounds really sweet. What is her name? I think you should post a photo of her on here so I can see her!

How's everything there? Are you having time to ride? Here's a vote for you and have a wonderful horsey new year.

Come visit me, Prince, Happy Birthday today, Pippin! & Eddie.

01/04/2010 12:15.22 AM Report This Comment
ahh thank you! :) trigger is really cute! i love the pictures on the bottom of the page!

Come visit me, Hank & Rocky Mountain Ice.

01/01/2010 08:34.06 PM Report This Comment
c\p
voted

Its going to be warmer tomorrow...Im going trail riding!! can't wait!!
And probly babysitting on new years =\ oh, well...I'll still have fun!!
Happy 2010 Everyone!!

Come visit me, Lady.

12/30/2009 09:28.24 PM Report This Comment
C\P Happy New Year!!
voted:
It's a snow storm here!! LOL!!
The horses are loving it tho...Lady is doing great, she was running like a wild, young, crazy horse out in the snow. I just realized how much teeth she gots for her age. Im glad I've only had her teeth floated once. My mom told me a story about her friend that had a senior horse, and she floated her horse's teeth like three times a year...and than ran out of teeth to float, so they had to put him down at the age of 23yr. =[
I hope the power doesn't go out...its really snowing here...ttyl~mj and lady

Come visit me, Lady.

12/28/2009 06:51.33 PM Report This Comment
Blessed
Hi I am sorry for your loss. How long have you had Trigger. The photos of you have of him are beautiful. You two look pretty close too.

How many head of cattle do you have on the ranch? What's the weather like today in Texas. It's snowing and blowing here in Ontario Canada.

Thanks for visiting.

Jill & Iggy

Come visit me, Iggy.

12/28/2009 05:29.03 PM Report This Comment
I love your horses name
I've always loved the name trigger! Here's a vote.

Come visit me, Watta, Galanta & In memory of Goldennugget.

12/28/2009 12:27.54 PM Report This Comment
hello
thank you, your horses are very pretty too. And i'm not having many problems with her bucking anymore, she's doing better with that, but i'm not completely sure how she is because its been really icy and we're worried that she might cut her feet in the snow. What i'm doing now is trying to get her to be nice to Shadow.. he's afraid of her because she bites at him while he's eating and she has go to stop that lol. But i am going to work with her today, and possibly ride her if the snow isn't too hard. Wish me luck!!

Come visit me, Peanut, Blackie, Kiddo & Bailey.

12/26/2009 09:59.16 AM Report This Comment
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How are you doing? It's a very busy time of year and I've been running around like a headless chicken. I haven't ridden this week and I didn't get a chance last week either. But I have driven Pippin a few times and done a few more races with Melian. Of course, she always wins with ease now.

We lost another of our dogs last week so our Christmas will be a little sad as a first without either Tiny and now Minnie. Minnie was my sister's dog but we were close and I took care of her just as much. She went blind suddenly on the 13th and then went into liver failure. We all miss her so much.

But there is happy news too. My sister couldn't be without a dog so she already has a new puppy. He's a little Yorkshire Terrier with a touch of Maltese and she named him Kermit. He's so adorable and feisty and he and Melian were instant friends at first sight. She's literally 10 times his size but she plays with him and is ever so gentle. And Kermit wandered over to Pippin today so they've also met. Pippin doesn't seem to mind him. I think Melian thinks that Kermit is the best Christmas present ever.

I hope you have a wonderful Christmas with all of your family and friends close by you. Leaving you a special Christmas vote.

Come visit me, Prince, Happy Birthday today, Pippin! & Eddie.

12/25/2009 12:42.39 AM Report This Comment
Fancy says "Tis the season for a CHRISTmasy HC vote!" And here it is!

Come visit me, FANCY Walk N That Way, Fatima: vote Whiskey 237221 May HOTM!, ♦COWBOY & TRIGGER♦ & Fancy's 2012 HC Members Veterans Day Trail Ride!.

12/15/2009 05:38.48 PM Report This Comment
P.S. Last weekend Pippin took me in the cart up the mountain and then he and Melian raced each other. I managed to capture it on video and I posted it on YouTube. It's called, "Pippin's Wild Ride". I think you might enjoy it.

And while you there check out Melian's (my new dog) new video, "The Bliss of being Saluki".

Come visit me, Prince, Happy Birthday today, Pippin! & Eddie.

12/07/2009 12:46.48 AM Report This Comment
Oh, I am so sorry about Question. Sometimes our four footed friends just don't do well without us and it was his time to go. It's so hard to see them suffering and to let go. I lost my dog this year so I know how you feel. I still miss her terribly as I'm sure you do with Question.

On a happier note, I'm glad that Trigger is fitting in so well and I sure hope you can take him with you to college. I would have loved to do that with my horse too. Good luck and have a wonderful week. Leaving a vote here and for Question.

Come visit me, Prince, Happy Birthday today, Pippin! & Eddie.

12/07/2009 12:46.19 AM Report This Comment
Happy Thanksgiving!
I hope you are having a wonderfully happy Thanksgiving today with all of your close family and friends around you. And, of course, lots of good food with which you're now completely stuffed. We have so much for which to be thankful.

I would love for Shadowfax to win hotd which is why I'm writing from this profile. This way it is easier for everyone to find him. Isn't he stunning?

Leaving a special Thanksgiving vote for you.

Pippin (11626) and gang

Come visit me, Shadowfax.

11/26/2009 07:18.38 PM Report This Comment
hi verry cute horse percy is an Ardennias heresa vote

Come visit me, Percy (loves to have his tummy rubed).

08/04/2009 05:35.33 PM Report This Comment
Thanks, I'm glad you like my new puppy. She is really learning fast. I bet you'll miss Trigger while you're gone but at least you get to take him with you in a year.
How are things going? Yesterday evening I rode Prince and since my sister wasn't riding I used the English saddle. I like it so much better and I'm sure Prince does too. He's so much better behaved and more energetic with it. It is lighter but it could also be coincidence because he behaves better when he's not distracted by Eddie.
Anyway, we had another wonderful ride in a thunderstorm. Fortunately, the rain didn't start until right after we were done. Unfortuately, he has decided that jumps are scary. He finally decided to try and take one slowly. He put one foot over gingerly and hit the pole. Well, after it fell it took me quite awhile to go over the fallen pole. So, after that we just went over ground poles. Maybe I need to try something more solid. One thing I am very thankful for is that he no longer seems to be interested in bucking. What a relief!
And Pippin is doing so well and getting along with Melian. I'm so happy to see that. Soon I will start trying to walk them together. Pippin on my right and Melian on my left. We'll see how that goes.
I hope you're getting time for riding this summer. Here's a vote for you and I hope you have a great holiday weekend. ttyl

Come visit me, Prince, Happy Birthday today, Pippin! & Eddie.

07/02/2009 11:19.52 PM Report This Comment
Here's another vote for Trigger!

Come visit me, Noble Gypsy Rose & The Senior Horse Club.

06/26/2009 11:49.51 AM Report This Comment
Yes, I bet you will miss him when you're at college. I thought perhaps you were going to a college where you could board him and ride? Or are you waiting a year to do that?

Come and see my new puppy. There's a photo of her on Prince's page. She's really cute. Her name is Melian and she's a saluki.

Melian is getting along well with Pippin. A few days ago I took Pippin out to graze and made him do his tricks. Melian found this very intriguing and then I tied Pippin up and she grabbed his rope and started pulling him around. It was pretty funny but then when Pippin started following Melian got a little nervous and gave up.

Yesterday though, she decided that she's not afraid of him anymore and she was biting his tail. Fortunately, he just ignored her and continued grazing. I stopped her though because he might not like her making this a habit.

Here's a vote for you. I'm glad things are going well with you. Please vote for Pippin in the glamour shot. I would really appreciate it. ttyl

Come visit me, Prince, Happy Birthday today, Pippin! & Eddie.

06/25/2009 12:40.36 AM Report This Comment
all of your horses are amazing looking. heres a vote.

Come visit me, BJ's Rosebud.

06/22/2009 07:32.26 AM Report This Comment
Thanks! Trigger's a cutie, too!

Left a vote!

Come visit me, Noble Gypsy Rose & The Senior Horse Club.

06/21/2009 07:19.44 AM Report This Comment
I love the new photos of Trigger. He's so handsome and obviously so much more laid back than Jake. I'm glad you found him.

Leaving a vote for you.

Come visit me, Prince, Happy Birthday today, Pippin! & Eddie.

06/14/2009 07:40.54 PM Report This Comment
haha!
and a "trigger" apparently!
love the pics btw.
voted:)

Abigail, snellville, GA.

06/13/2009 06:43.37 PM Report This Comment
thanks for the comment. I left a vote

Madii, Pleasant Grove, UT.

06/11/2009 09:18.48 AM Report This Comment
Trigger looks like a wonderful horse. What I can see of him anyway. I really hope he works out for you. From your description he sounds perfect. And I didn't know your Dad had died. I'm so sorry. I hope you're all doing okay. Here's a vote for you.

Come visit me, Prince, Happy Birthday today, Pippin! & Eddie.

03/23/2009 11:11.31 PM Report This Comment
Welcome to HC! You will have lots of fun on here! Pretty horse! :) ~Tee: May's HOTM & 8OO votes * Granite: 2OO votes please!~

Come visit me, Nighttime Tea.

03/22/2009 06:25.31 AM Report This Comment
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