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Orlov Trotter from Bremerton, WA

Avonlea

About Me

Active within 1783 Days

I am from Bremerton, WA and I've been a Club Horse member for 5 years, 1 month and 26 days

Nicknames: Lea, Avon, Eve, Eva, Stevie, Avolee... Anything that my relatives toddlers find to their liking!!!

Age: 17 years old

Gender: Mare

Breed: Orlov Trotter

Height: 15.1 hands

Color: buckskin with heavy, dark dappling

Type of Riding: Dressage and some selective jumping courses, even though I like to jump,
I usually like to use Blaze as the jumper
boy... and not only that she has a wonderful medium walk and transition,
but I know my little Lea loves all the glitter and main braiding that make her beautiful for shows!

My Horse's Achievements: Being the best and truest friend I could ever have. Other horses have touched my heart (my pal blaze most of all) but I don't think anything can beat this little treasure from God. Showing me that death

My Horse's Favorite Treat: Besides a good do with the curry comb and a nibble at my favorite book, Avonlea's has found an almost obsessive liking to Capple Pies (carrot & apple's with a bit of crumbled topping served in a pie dish) and has one for each Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, and of course... two for her birthday!

My Horse's Favorite Things To Do: Reading along side me in a pasture on a cool summer day... sometimes I wonder if she has already figured out who did what in my mystery books I'm always reading!

She doesn't mind shows, but the noise bugs her a bit, but at least when she in the arena she knows that she has a job to do, I just hope next show she remembers that you can't enter the arena if the rider is not in the saddle! (looooong story)

Pet Peeves: This Might Sound Weird But: "Reading!"
Usually when she lays down in the pasture
I come over and read a book while I lay down beside her. The problem is, she is so interested with the book she ends up snatching a few pages out whenever I doze off! I have a hole shelf full of mystery books and horse encyclopedias that look like they have gone through a paper shredder!

My Horse's motto: Sweet as Honey,
Good as can be,
made of sugar,
is my Avonlea!

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How We Met

Being there for me when Bree, my childhood Percheron died of old age. I was devastated and was a bit lost for a while, it seemed that the only animal I had ever loved so dearly was gone... and I was alone. Avonlea lived with our neighbors, I went to her home every day to ride and practice riding with her. A few days after Bree's death, I walked over to Avonlea's stable, still a bit stunned by the first animal death ever to be seen in my family. I took her out to graze, brushed her, then got onto her back and started to cry. For a while I sat there, and for some reason she knew I wanted her to stay there, so she stood, now and then snuffling at the grass, now and then looking up to me with an questioning glance of "yah okay up there?"
So many horses would have started walking forward or not really paid attention to a sobbing rider on their back, but Avonlea did understand.
Up to this day I rider her every morning, and have conversations with her when she grazes. Now I understand that Bree's death wasn't so terrible after all: she had had the best most pampered life a horse could want, but she had left me Avonlea, and I think If I asked her now she would tell it had all been planned that way...
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I've had 410 friends visit me.

I'm the 23,726th member on HorseChannel.com.

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

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Avonlea
Such a beautiful horse.

Come visit me, Nash's Silver Invitation.

03/23/2012 12:41.26 PM Report This Comment
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what a beautiful horse! I love the story of how you met. It it touching when you find 'the horse' for you. I also read to my horse, Sunny somtimes. (although he dosent really listen, he just keeps grazing :) i left a vote for you.

Come visit me, Sunny.

06/20/2010 05:07.49 PM Report This Comment
Avonles "Owner"
Thanks for the votes,
Avonlea is surly a special horse,
Its amazing how all those romantic horse and person stories can really come true. I'll leave you all a vote

Come visit me, Blaze & Avonlea.

11/12/2009 09:35.10 PM Report This Comment
What a beautiful horse! I voted for her!

Come visit me, Misty's Snowflake Thank you for those who voted!.

10/25/2009 10:52.42 PM Report This Comment
Lovely Horse!
Here's a vote for a pretty horse!!! I will vote for you tomorrow too!

Come visit me, Sweetie and Stormy.

10/22/2009 11:54.57 AM Report This Comment
My heart goes out to you!
Heres a vote to you and Avonlea! your story warms my heart dearly! i hope you guys can continue to take care of eachother
<3alie and aaron

Come visit me, Aaron.

08/12/2009 11:54.27 AM Report This Comment
08/08/2009 10:25.57 AM Report This Comment
Hey
Hey Welcome To Horse Channel and Your horse is gorgeous! I love Paint Horses! I left you a vote so please come and vote back on my horse Chance's page! I am trying to win him HOTD! Thanks so much and have a great day! <3 Payton, Ace, Flame, Chance, and Ruby =]

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

08/08/2009 03:59.56 AM Report This Comment
Avonlea's "Owner"
Hey everyone!
I'm Avonlea's "owner" (at least I like to think so)
I'll be having an active blog here, so please feel
free to post questions or ideas, I'll be glad to respond!
Oh, and please drop a vote! You can give me the address
to your page along with it and my days vote is yours!
Avonlea will be one of the horses I'll use for a schooling show
I'm entering in September, she hasn't been in a busy place for
a while, so I wanted to start with a non competitive show for
her sake! Poor thing!

Come visit me, Blaze & Avonlea.

08/07/2009 08:21.49 PM Report This Comment

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