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Thoroughbred from *, WV

Swing Away

About Me

Active within 1779 Days

I am from *, WV and I've been a Club Horse member for 5 years, 3 months and 29 days

Nicknames: Merrill

Age: 15 years old

Gender: Gelding

Breed: Thoroughbred

Height: 16.1

Color: Bright Bay with an arrowhead-shape- d star

Type of Riding: Western Pleasure, Dressage, and we would like to try Cutting and Trail.

My Horse's Achievements: 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 6th place ribbons at Hunter/Jumper show in Hunter Under Saddle and Hunter Flat Equitation.

My Horse's Favorite Treat: Apples and oat molasses cookies

My Horse's Favorite Things To Do: Eat, sleep, and roll in mud :)

Pet Peeves: Being stalled, eating later than usual, and moving faster than a walk. ;)

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How We Met

I always have loved bay Thoroughbred racehorses, and the day I met Merrill I knew he would be my horse. I only later found out that his sire is Sea Hero, winner of the 1993 Kentucky Derby! He threw shoes and was lame for a while, but after 3 months of scheduling and rescheduling farrier visits and pre-purchase vet examinatons, he became my horse on June 28, 2007.

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I've had 482 friends visit me.

I'm the 22,115th member on HorseChannel.com.

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

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Handsome boy, he is. Tuesday was terrific, Fancy was a little hypersensitive due to the cool fall wind. When I put her back in the corral she ran, lept, and twirled. I knew she wanted to go out cause she headed that way but I didn't have time (had to take my mom to a meeting). I really wanted to take her out to. She loves the long walks cause she gets to stop and eat grass everywhere.LOL I love reading what your horse is up to also, they are so amusing. Here's a vote to HUMP DAY middle of the week, it's downhill from here and Thanksgiving will be soon.

Come visit me, FANCY Walk N That Way & Fancy's 2012 HC Members Veterans Day Trail Ride!.

11/18/2009 01:38.19 AM Report This Comment
Thank you!
Thank you, I like it too!! I left you another vote and I appreciate your vote too!! Could please help my friend below? Thanks!!

~Vote Hilary HOTD or HOTM! Please help my friend~

Miss Sammie

Come visit me, Sammie ~"Into Thin Air".

11/02/2009 04:54.15 PM Report This Comment
What a gorgeous boy! I voted for your thoroughbred!!! Wow he's just soooooo pretty, I love him already!!!!

Come visit me, Sammie ~"Into Thin Air".

10/19/2009 04:55.07 PM Report This Comment
aww
S.A. is so cute!!... i'll vote for you if you would help my horse Jazzy reach his goal of 300 votes!!!
P.S. i votted!!
thanks...

Come visit me, King Kong, Merrylegs, Jazzy *****new goal of 300 votes**** & Curious Sunshine.

10/14/2009 03:18.48 PM Report This Comment
hi
how's the dressage coming along?

Come visit me, Sing & Cross Creek Horses.

08/19/2009 08:09.29 AM Report This Comment
Hey thax for the vote heres one for you. Good luck with your cutting and trail.

Come visit me, Buddy luvz the mud!, Bullseye & Tyme.

07/21/2009 09:04.39 PM Report This Comment
♥ thanks from sing ♥
I am deeply moved and humbled by the attention I've received this week! Some of you know I've recently lost 2 horses, battled laminitis with Peekaboo and am preparing for my son leaving to serve in the Army reserves in Iraq for one year. The support and attention I've received from my HC friends has warmed my heart and eased my pain. A special thanks to Gypsee/Frost for the tribute to my mares Rose and Sugar, to Stormy for campaigning to get them HOTD, to Pippin and DC friend Takoda, cousin Miki who all faithfully voted for me in VHS, and to special emails from Navajo and Petite Fleur during my grief and in my victory. I thank anyone who voted for us in HC that didn't mention it to me. Those are the votes that won me those clippers! Thanks again everyone! XOXOXO from Susan and the herd.

Come visit me, Sing & Cross Creek Horses.

07/09/2009 10:44.03 AM Report This Comment
HA HA
i'm aware that all racehorses come from someone that's famous and doesn't mean they're fast. i've just gotten this fantasy, which is what gets you hooked with the racing thing, i suppose. i doubt i'll every breed her. my mind jsut wandered. she was raced and the best she ever did was 6th, so i know she's not fast. my racing friend told me there's a program you run that will tell you if the breeding would be a good match. you run the prospective stallion and mare and it tells you. talk about high tech! obviously it's not a sure thing but it's all interesting to me. he was going to come look her bloodlines over and never called me back so i'm letting it go. he said he doesn't want to breed his stallion until he's been racing awhile so his mind will be focused on running, not breeding. makes sense. i've never done any breeding so don't know much.

Come visit me, Sing & Cross Creek Horses.

06/12/2009 06:50.19 PM Report This Comment
Left a vote
He's just beautiful.

Come visit me, Misty & Aaleyah.

06/04/2009 09:47.08 AM Report This Comment
Well Merrill is a very handsome boy. Heres a vote.

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

06/02/2009 08:32.05 PM Report This Comment
06/01/2009 05:54.47 PM Report This Comment
oh, my! you created a monster!
now i'm thinking of breeding sing, which is crazy because it's so risky and i don't know anything about it. i found out her sire, high brite, is a very successful race horse. my friend, who owns race horses here in texas, bought a colt at keeneland this year. i'm thinking i could breed sing to him and turn the foal over to him to arrange the training, etc. i don't really have a foaling stall or anything either. i'm thinking i can only do this if he would be partners with me. don't have any idea what he'll think of my idea! lol. prob think i'm crazy.

Come visit me, Sing & Cross Creek Horses.

06/01/2009 04:43.07 PM Report This Comment
hello
swing away. i am stopping by with a quick vote:) ttyl ruth ann n navajo

if you can stop by pippilotta #110015 please do because she wants hotm and she deserves it:)

Come visit me, Freedom & Daisy.

05/31/2009 09:52.33 AM Report This Comment
Sorry this is cut and paste but I'm trying to reach as many horses as possible. I will write properly later.

I was wondering if you could do my friends on the Dog Channel a favour? They are running for dog of the month and they need lots more votes to win. Would you go over there and give them a vote today and tomorrow? Their number is 85816. Their names are Little Bit and Paco.

You can log in with your Horse Channel information. Then click on the dog of the day and change the last numbers to 85816.

Thank you so much. Leaving you with a vote and hoping you're having a great weekend.

Come visit me, Prince, Pippin (Remembering Melian) & Eddie.

05/30/2009 08:00.58 PM Report This Comment
:)
Hey!!! Welcome to the channel!!! :) Here's a vote!!!! Cute horse!!!! I think that you'll like it here everybody is so nice!!!! :) If you need help or advice on how to earn points just let me know!!! :)
see you soon :)~

~Big Grey and Shay!!! :) ***Please vote Big Grey for Glamour Shot Virtual horse Show***

Come visit me, Big Grey 4 Aug HOTM 2000 votes plez! Almost there!.

05/30/2009 04:31.17 PM Report This Comment
05/30/2009 02:50.17 PM Report This Comment
aww hes so pretty. heres a vote.

Come visit me, BJ's Rosebud.

05/30/2009 05:15.03 AM Report This Comment
hi
i'm fascinated by the pedigree query search. sing goes back to war admiral and man o'war! i paid the $10 to do a 9 generation search. i also searched altar boy, who was another thoroughbred off the track i used to own. he goes back to bold ruler and man o' war. the third one i owned isn't on there. i'm going to research the special dam registry that the green asterik designates. i've wasted quite a bit of time with this diversion but thank you so much for telling me about it. now i can brag about her famous ancestors. hehe. how do you trace to the 3 original sires? i didn't see that info on home page or FAQ's. i figured i can go back through man o war.

Come visit me, Sing & Cross Creek Horses.

05/29/2009 02:41.26 PM Report This Comment
Thats to bad you havn't been able to ride. When can you ride again? No Cheyenne is not a bulldog type Quarter Horse she just gets fat very easy also in one of those photo's she is in foal. I don't really like the bulldog Quarter Horses but prefer the ones that have a TB build and QH muscling. Heres a vote.

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

05/29/2009 11:35.30 AM Report This Comment
hi
thanks for telling me about the search. i'll try it. i know i sent away for her race record when i bnought her then i searched the jockey club site. then, a few years ago i searched it again and she wasn't in there. i figured they go inactive with the name after so many years. i know they have a system of retiring certain names so they can't be used again (like man o'war). here's your friday vote. i think i saw a blog that you're at a horse show this week end? good luck, if so, if it's not you sorry for being mixed up! :)

Come visit me, Sing & Cross Creek Horses.

05/29/2009 04:44.47 AM Report This Comment
Hey Merrill here is our vote to you for today!

Hey Guys! We will be offline Friday and Saturday (May 29 and 30th) for a show, but please keep voting! If you leave us a note we'll be sure to return the favor =) Thanks!

Come visit me, Sierra Dude~♥~READ UPDATE.

05/28/2009 04:13.33 PM Report This Comment
hey
that sounds good:) so this summer you will have your horse two years? this summer in july i will have navajo 1 year. it doesn't seem like that long but i wouldn't trade this last year for any thing. horses are awesome animals. check out my new kitten. she doesn't have a name yet but i think i will pick it today:) her pic is at the bottom of my page:)ttyl ruth ann n navajo

PLEASE VOTE PIPPILOTTA #110015 for JUNE HOTM.

Come visit me, Freedom & Daisy.

05/28/2009 08:28.50 AM Report This Comment
I do mainly trail(the wide open outdoors kind) and cattle work. My horses and I are also learing some reining. So have you been able to ride Merrill much lately? Heres another vote for your handsome boy.

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

05/27/2009 07:35.45 PM Report This Comment
hi
i don't know how to trace back to find her lines. i have her registration papers but don't know how to go back further to any famous horses. she's out of monte rosa by high brite.

Come visit me, Sing & Cross Creek Horses.

05/27/2009 06:29.33 PM Report This Comment
hello
that is cool that you did a show on an appy. i love appys. they are so gentle. speaking of appys i must go out and clean up after mine. ttyl ruth ann n navajo

Come visit me, Freedom & Daisy.

05/27/2009 05:18.38 PM Report This Comment
Hey Merrill!
I used to do Western when I first started riding, but once I switched to English I never switched back- I have nothing against Western, I just barely ever do it. Do you ever ride English? Jumping is sooo fun! Well here's another vote=)

Come visit me, Sierra Dude~♥~READ UPDATE.

05/27/2009 02:28.13 PM Report This Comment
hes very pretty! good luck, i voted!

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

05/27/2009 10:13.06 AM Report This Comment
hi merrill
hadn't seen you around for awhile! did you delete your page and come back or have you just been busy? please come visit MY thoroughbred, sing. she's a kentucky bred and born ex-race horse.

Come visit me, Sing & Cross Creek Horses.

05/27/2009 04:55.40 AM Report This Comment
He is beautiful! Thats cool he's a race horse. Here is a vote!

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05/26/2009 07:12.00 PM Report This Comment
Hi
Hi i've always wanted a thoughbred horse we don't have any horses I just ride susie at my riding stable. Susie is my favorite horse

Come visit me, Kirby, *Spunky*, (RIP)Thanks HollyWood4vote 100!(READ HOW WE MET) & Raven!(VtMarchHOTM)T- hx lightning for 2600!!!.

05/26/2009 06:26.05 PM Report This Comment
Hey!! great pics of Merrill!! glad to hear you're riding again!

Come visit me, Cash, Riley, Boo, Jewel & Flash.

05/26/2009 05:53.23 PM Report This Comment
hey
i like your profile pic:) my horses pet peeve is being in the stall too:) i like your horse. i was wondering if you would vote PIPPILOTTA #110015 for JUNE HOTM! she is also a pinto and deserves HOTM. if you can help please do:) ttyl ruth ann n navajo for pippi

Come visit me, Freedom & Daisy.

05/26/2009 05:45.12 PM Report This Comment
Hi Merrill is a very handsome boy, I love your profile picture of him. He sounds like a nice horse, you must have alot of fun with him. Heres a vote.

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

05/26/2009 03:00.35 PM Report This Comment
What a cutie! I love the show name too! Here is your first vote :)

Come visit me, Sierra Dude~♥~READ UPDATE.

05/26/2009 02:40.47 PM Report This Comment
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