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Standardbred from Marion, MI

Argos *I'M HOPING TO GET HOTD*

About Me

Active within 1453 Days

I am from Marion, MI and I've been a Club Horse member for 4 years, 11 months and 16 days

Nicknames: His registered name is Forced Recon and his nick name is Joker.

Age: 12 years old

Gender: Gelding

Breed: Standardbred

Height: 16.0 hh

Color: Argos is a Bay with dapples and the only white he has is a small sock on his hind left foot.

Type of Riding: We are in training to do Dressage but for now when we go to shows we just show on any English classes we can get into.

My Horse's Achievements: Argos is a retired pacer I adopted him on March 30th.In June I took him to the local horse show and showed him in English and we won three trophies and five ribbons and he didn't pace once.

My Horse's Favorite Treat: I don't think he has a favorite treat he eats anything and everything.

My Horse's Favorite Things To Do: He likes to eat, be scratched, play with his herd mates, and occasionally chase his herd mates with a plastic snow shovel or anything ells he can get his mouth on. %-P

Pet Peeves: Don't come to visit him unless you have a treat or a good scratching to offer.

My Horse's motto: Don't give up on something you can't go a day without thinking about.

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How We Met

I own a 10 year old Mustang named BlazingSpirit we tried to show in Western but never placed. I found out latter that the reason was because he trots and carries himself in an English manner. So I got a trainer to teach us how to do Dressage I always wanted to try it out. But Blaze just wasn't into the constant training. So I started to look for a horse that would be. Thats when I came across New Vocations Race Horse Adoption Program. I filled out paper work and as I was waiting to be passed I started looking at the horses they had. My trainer told me I needed a horse that was at least 16hh but they didn't have a Standardbred that was that tall yet. It can be hard to find a tall Standardbred most of them are under 15hh. I finally got an email and then a call saying I had been approved I was so excited but the wait for my perfect horse was agonizing. Two weeks after being approved I emailed Dot Morgan the women in charge asking her if she got any new horses in yet. Hours passed and then finally the email I had been waiting for came in "We have a horse" it said. I looked at the photos and was in love. He had been retired from racing three years previously and Dot adopted him out to a family who three years latter had to give him up. The father was deployed to iraq and they could no longer care for him. The funny thing is that Argos registered name is Forced Recon what a coincidence. Well a week after I got the email my dad and a friend of his went with me to Ohio a 4 hour drive from where I live in Michigan. So now he has a forever home on my farm of 22 horses..

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I've had 1579 friends visit me.

I'm the 23,847th member on HorseChannel.com.

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

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You have a beautiful horse here! I voted and hope that you get HOTD soon! I will try to help you get it! Left you a vote, hope you come and see us!

Come visit me, Caroline Noelle.

03/24/2013 01:58.26 PM Report This Comment
vote for JAY JAY!!August 13th for horse of the day!!!!

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08/09/2011 03:30.02 PM Report This Comment
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Hi from Chesture and Kc
I haven't been on in a very long time its been crazy between school, horses, lessons, and sports!
I've been giving my brothers lessons on Chesture latley and working with my mare Lady on barrels since i want to show her and to say the least she's not exactly cut out for showing. We had a trainer come and try to work with us she gave up. She was trained to be a trail and barrel horse and if you give her, her full head she takes off at full speed! I am hopefully getting a new horse which i'm going to use for english, since we are going to sell Joker. Wow the search and rescue sounds interesting, and i'm sorry about that stallion, our neighbors horse are always getting out and they have a stallion. I don't fully understand it because they can barley halter and lead him, or get near him, yet i can do anything on the ground with him and completely control him, its odd. I absoulutley adore him, he's odd and peculiar but he seems to trsut me no matter what i do and never flips out.
Did you ever find a new trainer? How are you guys doing?

Come visit me, Lady Luck, Only Starry Sky, Mollie Mae, Chesture & River.

11/21/2010 09:38.33 AM Report This Comment
we're galloping by with a quick vote tonight. been very busy today.
susan and sing

Come visit me, Sing & Cross Creek Horses.

08/12/2010 06:44.09 PM Report This Comment
why do you call him "argos" if his nickname is joker and his reg name forced recon?

Come visit me, Sing & Cross Creek Horses.

08/05/2010 02:32.47 PM Report This Comment
Running by with a late Sunday vote and a wish for you to have a pleasant and peaceful night:)

CONGRATULATION- S AUGUST HOTM/MULE OF THE MONTH:BETSY #156442!!!

PLEASE SUPPORT FRIENDS CAMPAIGNING FOR SEPTEMBER HOTM;)
Kootenai #161648
Moses #176465
Sing #91397

FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS:
My horse loves me because I love her:)

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

08/01/2010 05:35.35 PM Report This Comment
that stallion attach sounds scary! are you all better?
i just rode buttercup around bareback last night cause i was hot and tired. she was very steady and didn't once break into a trot, which is rare! we've been working on that so i'm happy.

Come visit me, Sing & Cross Creek Horses.

07/31/2010 12:23.28 PM Report This Comment
hi argo
i'm hoping to ride when the sun goes down a bit. it's a heat index of 105. i worked on leg yields with smooch last night. :)

Come visit me, Sing & Cross Creek Horses.

07/30/2010 03:16.10 PM Report This Comment
TGIF Yeah! One more Friday vote for you, have a fantastic day:) You have a lot of good things going on right now. I hope you get that fence up in between all the rain. We seem to be having a lot of rainy days here to.

I didn't ride Fancy for 2 days, then I rode her Thursday morning for a few minutes and let her eat grass. She was better than the last time I rode her. As usual, the closer to the road we get, she gets excited and wants to rush. And when we ride up the street, every now and then she rushes. Indy's mom reminded me to do circles. I do this in the yard. I don't know why I didn't think to do that when we are out. DUH:) But any way, I did this when she began to rush and I would go back down the street closer to home, like take 2 steps forward and 3 steps back. This seemed to encourage her to rush a lot less. It looks like I can work through this after all. Most horses are barn sour (wants to stay at the barn), my horse is street sour,LOL.(wants to go, go, go.) Any body elses horse have this condition:)????

I am getting better at sitting her gaits. I desire to post and there is nothing to post with. I feel like I'm just sitting not doing anything. Maybe that is because we are just walking too. Oh well. But riding Fancy is a lot of fun, I can't deny that:)

FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS:
We love our mule friends too:)

"Donkey, donkey, old and gray, ope your mouth and gently bray; lift your ears and blow your horn, to wake the world this sleepy morn." (unknown)

Vote HOTM:
Betsy 156442
Raven 154110
Susie 87634
TNT Goldnen Girl 176423

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

07/30/2010 02:23.43 AM Report This Comment
Hey, it's Wednesday all ready! Here is a mid-week vote:)

Fancy looks like a big pig, LOL. I was going to wash her and my son told me it would be fruitless because it was about to rain. So I just hand walked her around the neighborhood until the rain started. She had fun grazing and sight-seeing as usual. We had a good little walk before the rain started. We walked home in the rain, then she enjoyed her grain.

FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS:
We love our mule friends too:) Vote Betsy 156442for August HOTM;)

"Donkey, donkey, old and gray, ope your mouth and gently bray; lift your ears and blow your horn, to wake the world this sleepy morn." (unknown)

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

07/28/2010 04:57.07 PM Report This Comment
Fancy has a vote for you:) Wow, you have been through a lot, good and bad:) We had a stallion terror too. He ripped a geldings shoulder up and it had to get stitches. This happened a few weeks ago.

I am glad to hear from you and I hope things are going well now. Enjoy your summer and I hope to hear from you again soon.

I have been having fun with Fancy. We just go around the first block. But we are learning to trust each other in a new way and I am learning to ride her gaits. I am not good at that yet. Due to this rainy weather we may not get a chance to go out for a while. But that will be fine to.

FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS:
We love our mule friends too:)
"Donkey, donkey, old and gray, ope your mouth and gently bray; lift your ears and blow your horn, to wake the world this sleepy morn." (unknown)

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

07/27/2010 07:49.32 AM Report This Comment
Hey Argos here
Boy has it been an adventure this year first I had to save my herd from a neighbors crazy stallion. He tore our fence down and attacked us but I tried with all my mite to keep him away and ended up pretty battered myself. I saved them though only 7 out of 23 of us got attacked me the worst. Then I was excepted into the Sheriff's Posse and we went on a practice search and rescue I was nervous at first but soon found out that I like trail rides and like to look for missing people. Then in June I went to a horse show and trotted on my own without other horses around boy was Felicia happy we didn't do great but we had fun. So now we are looking for a new riding instructor and hopefully we can get a few lessons in before winter hits.

Come visit me, R&B's Little Hot Coco, MoonBeam, BlazingSpirit, Brandy, Stormy, Midnight Callisto, R&B's Little Red Rowdy, In Loving Memory of Shiaway Crash, Argos *I'M HOPING TO GET HOTD*, Nakia *WOULD LOVE TO GET HOTM*, Dancing Luna Her Christmas wish is to get HTOD, Scout, Lilly Pad & R&B's Billy The Kid.

07/26/2010 11:18.31 PM Report This Comment
Hi, Fancy and Frances dropping a vote in your bucket tonight. The snow really put a halt on things in Davidson county. No school Mon, Tues or Wed! Hope things are good in your neighborhood.

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

02/02/2010 04:59.49 PM Report This Comment
Hi from Kc and Chesture
Here's a vote!

Come visit me, Lady Luck, Only Starry Sky, Mollie Mae, Chesture & River.

01/10/2010 02:49.49 PM Report This Comment
Hey Argos, Left You A Vote :) Hope You Get HOTD Soon:)

Come visit me, Rainbow.

12/29/2009 10:19.19 AM Report This Comment
MERRY CHRISTMAS!!! Love the photo.
It doesn't seem as if we have had a good dry day since the rains started. We are even expecting rain this Friday, CHRISTmas Day! We can't do our daily exercises because of mudddd:) But we will be very greatful for all of this rain come the spring and summer. And we can't wait because a whole new world will open up to us as we learn to become as one in peaceful harmony and flight. Fancy and Frances leave you a VERRY MERRY CHRISTMAS vote and May GOD BLESS The Trails You Ride!!! We Love All Of Our Friends!

May Peace be Your gift at CHRISTmas and Your Blessing all year through! (unknown)

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

12/23/2009 12:13.43 AM Report This Comment
Blessed are those who can give without remembering and take without forgetting. (Elizabeth Asquith Bibesco)

Here is a CHRISTmas vote from Fancy and Frances

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

12/22/2009 05:03.51 AM Report This Comment
We didn't know what was wrong, Glad to hear from you and that you are back. Good luck with the votes. Fancy says,"Be Merry and Bright for Santa is soon to come" and she gives you a vote.

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

12/17/2009 01:50.40 AM Report This Comment
I don't know how, but yesterday Fancy pawed up the frozen ground, it seemed frozen soooo hard to me. Yeah for CHRISTmas! Fancy and Frances leave this "We are all kids at heart when it comes to CHRISTmas" vote.

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

12/12/2009 06:22.33 AM Report This Comment
Fancy and Frances leave you a vote for Peace, Joy, Horses, and Happiness. For 2 days this poor computer was in the shop. While trying to use cell phone internet I had to delete stuff from my page because I had too many words there and it wouldn't let me add anything. So we are back now and I hope everyone is just dandy!

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

12/11/2009 01:55.24 AM Report This Comment
We are waiting on more rain today:0 I am having a time tying Fancy out. The ground is so wet Everytime I tie her out she makes a moat, a ditch, a wadding pool, a cess pool, etc,LOL:) Aside of the cold, wet, rainy, snowy, weather--Fancy and Frances have given you a "Most Wonderful Time of the Year" vote cause it is bright, wintery, and Christmasy!!!

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

12/08/2009 12:00.01 PM Report This Comment
We all are getting some serious winter weather this year. I hope we have good weather for Christmas. Ground is soggy AGAIN, but it's been a beautiful but cold Sunday. Here is a winter weather vote from Fancy and Frances. LOL

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

12/07/2009 02:27.43 AM Report This Comment
Our family decorated the tree yesterday, my baby boy really enjoyed this! But I couldn't find my outside decorations:( Fancy was so sweet when I went to feed her. She rears and twirls around when she sees me coming in her direction. And I wondered if it was a test of "Whose in Charge", I discovered by her actions when I get to her, she only misses me and wants me near. Because when I get there she is submisive and sooo sweet, when I get to her she gently blows into my nostrils, which means she accepts me. And I blow back, then puts her head close to me and she is just sooo sweet.

How does your horse greet you? Here is a "Christmas day will be here before you know it" vote.

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

12/06/2009 06:26.47 AM Report This Comment
Fancy and Frances here to give you a Big HC CHRISTMAS VOTE. We have noticed several wonderfully decorated Christmas Avatars throughout the site. Have some fun and check them out.
Raining here again, I am glad Fancy and I had some time Friday. We really needed that.
Thank everyone for visiting and voting for Toby. Please don't forget him. THANKS!

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

12/05/2009 03:19.49 PM Report This Comment
Vote Angel for January HOTM!
Please vote my new baby Angel for January HOTM. He came to us about 2 months ago when Serafina went into labor. He is a great boy and our progress grows every day. We have started training and already he has been doing fine. Serafina has been doing fine and is already back in shape
(better shape than I am in!). I hope you vote Angel for January HOTM. He is a great foal and he will try his best to be the best January HOTM horse he can!
(This is not competition between others who want January HOTM)

Come visit me, Dreamcatcher (Phoenix), Serafina's Dreamer, Our Destiny Together, Rapunzel & An Angel's Dream Going for October HOTM!.

12/04/2009 02:56.56 PM Report This Comment
Blah, it's a rainy, soggy, cold day here in North Carolina, I dream of fun, warm, sunny days out with Fancy. Hey! A snowy December day out with Fancy would be fun,LOL. Please remember to visit and vote for Toby in McMinnville,OR. Fancy and Frances have left you a Christmas Day is very near vote.

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

12/02/2009 12:16.08 PM Report This Comment
nice pics left ya a vote

Come visit me, Gentle Winds Bubba Gump, Midnight Shadow Dancer, bell, Jim & mistz classz jazzie - trying for HOTD.

12/01/2009 08:11.25 AM Report This Comment
We didn't get to walk yesterday because the men came to cut the large tree down and it took all evening. They got the tree down and hauled off the top part. They are coming back with some equipment to load the bottom half cause it is tooo big. They are going to make something with the wood so they couldn't cut it down. This was an excellent experience for Fancy because she was afraid at first. About 20 minutes into the sawing she calmed down and didn't even pay them any attention. I was so proud of her. Everything is a learning experience for our horses, which can be good or bad.

On this grand Monday night we leave a vote for you in honor of Fancy's last day as QUEEN Of NOVEMBER. Life is short and friends are few, we appreciate HorseChannel and all the friends we have made thus far. LOVE & JOY TO ALL HC HORSES, THEIR OWNERS, AND THE NEXT REINING HOTM!!!

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

11/30/2009 04:51.14 PM Report This Comment
Fancy and Frances here leaving you an it's been wonderful reining as November HOTM vote. It has been a lovely Fri and Sat here in NC. We hope for more of this pleasant weather today. Both days we hung out in the yard with Fancy. Last night when I put her up my boys decided to take their Jack Russel, Bindi, for a walk up the street. Oh, this got to Fancy. She saw them walking toward the street and she twirled, looked at me, looked at them, reared, looked at me, lifted her head over the gate and looked at me. I knew she wanted to go. Fancy was saying come on and my boys were saying come on Mom. I felt bad, but it was getting dark and I had to put the water hose up, lock the shed, etc. I promised to accompany them another day because I don't like to walk Fancy out of the yard after dark. All in all our weekend has been great. We hope your weekend is all that and more!

Thanks so much for your loving response to my Friday blog. Please don't forget to visit and vote for Toby in McMinnville, OR as often as possible.

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

11/29/2009 09:58.03 AM Report This Comment
i hope you get hotd too. good luck! heres a vote.

Come visit me, BJ's Rosebud.

11/29/2009 06:41.17 AM Report This Comment
Hi from Kc and Chesture
Sorry I havn't been on my computer wasn't working! Here's a vote for your handsome boy!

Come visit me, Lady Luck, Only Starry Sky, Mollie Mae, Chesture & River.

11/28/2009 06:59.15 PM Report This Comment
Here is a vote from Fancy and Frances
Thanks for all the support and love you have shown to Fancy Nov 09 HOTM. PLEASE HELP 5 yr old American Paint horse named Toby from McMinnville,OR who has been a HC member for over 1 year, he is such a sweet guy his owner is trying to get more votes for him and would like to see him get a HOTM. His owner may not be able to return all votes due to physical limitations, but please don't let this stop you from helping them out. Please stop by Toby's page everyday and leave him a vote. Our horses are our dreams, let's make this happen for them!!!

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

11/28/2009 12:54.18 AM Report This Comment
Hi Argos!
That sounds about like a horse eating faster than I don't know what! Haha! Glad you had such a good Thanksgiving! I went to see the horses earlier, and Lightning was the cleanest. Also when he saw e oing to the barn he ae running to see me. That made me feel better than you can even imagine! Well here's a vote! Talk to you soon!

Come visit me, Lightnings Mystery, Fancy, Sienna-I miss you girl... & My horse drawings.

11/27/2009 05:07.48 PM Report This Comment
Spent the evening out with Fancy and my young son. We had a blast. I am very tired but i am soo happy. Here is a good night vote for you.

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

11/27/2009 04:31.37 PM Report This Comment
HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
Hello! How are you and ***** this wonderful Thanksgiving day? We are doing great and are very thankful for everything we have, and every moment we have together! I'm also very thankful to have you as a great friend on HC! Hope you're doing well! Lightning, Fancy, and Sienna are doing great. Although it's cold they pay no attention to it! Well here's a Thanksgiving vote for you, and have a happy, thankful-filled day! Talk to you soon!
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Come visit me, Lightnings Mystery, Fancy, Sienna-I miss you girl... & My horse drawings.

11/26/2009 01:42.51 PM Report This Comment
Hi Argos!
Hi! Oh I thought the problem was that he ate too much and is getting overweight! Haha sorry! So how are you doing? Anything new happening? Sorry I wasn't on yesterday! It was my birthday and I was running all over the place all day long! I got an MP3 player, a snuggie, money for new cowboy boots, and a video editing system that is REALLY hard to figure out! Well I wish I had been on though because Lightning's votes went WAY down and I have a ton left from 3 days ago, and that's horrible for normal! But ya know what? It's Thanksgiving time, so I am thankful for every vote. Plus if I try hard, I'll have plenty more soon for my baby boy. Well here's a vote for ya, talk to ya soon!

Come visit me, Lightnings Mystery, Fancy, Sienna-I miss you girl... & My horse drawings.

11/25/2009 08:03.04 AM Report This Comment
Wow, that sounds like SOOO much fun riding bareback in the snow in the field with the other horses! I would LOVE that! I know what you mean though by not riding too much in winter, that is pretty reasonable. Well 8 pounds of grain is a LOT! Wow! You are right, you should work with him on that one! Haha! He'll be a mile wide with that diet! Here's a vote, talk to ya soon!

Come visit me, Lightnings Mystery, Fancy, Sienna-I miss you girl... & My horse drawings.

11/23/2009 02:07.06 PM Report This Comment
Haha that does sound funny! Hahaha! Good, your dog will keep you safe! So have you and Argos been up to anything lately? Talk to you soon!

Come visit me, Lightnings Mystery, Fancy, Sienna-I miss you girl... & My horse drawings.

11/22/2009 06:17.48 PM Report This Comment
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