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Appendix Quarter Horse from Fayetteville, OH

Dakota Storm

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Active within 770 Days

I am from Fayetteville, OH and I've been a Club Horse member for 5 years, 4 months and 4 days

Nicknames: Storm, Dakota, Stormy, Koda

Age: 14 years old

Gender: Gelding

Breed: Appendix Quarter Horse

Height: Storm is about 15.3 h.h.

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I NEED SOME ADVICE. Ok I rode Storm today and I wanted to canter him so we started cantering and after a few seconds just out of no where, he started bucking and I almost fell of but was able to get back into the saddle and it took him a while but he eventually calmed down but I dont understand why he did this because he loves speed but he has done this for me and for my friends 20 some year old brother who has been around horses for like ever. My mom wants to find a trainer who can work with him on this. Do you think we should? I would love any opinions or advice on this. Thanks!!!!

Color: Storm is a light bay in summer and a dark bay in winter with black-tipped ears and black stockings. He also has one little streak in his mane that we call his lightning bolt so hes easy to pick out from a lot of bays in a herd. lol!!

Type of Riding: I ride western and I'm REALLY hoping to take Storm trail riding this summer.

My Horse's Achievements: I was really proud of Storm the day after we purchased him and he was the perfect horse on the ground and while I was riding him and also he does very well for the farrier and vet. A funny story is when my friend wanted to ride Storm so she got up there and wanted to run him and hes part thoroughbred so he has lots of speed and he came running towards the house and she couldnt get him to stop but we had forgotten he's trained for reining so he got to the gravel and did a HUGE, AMAZING, PERFECT sliding stop and my friend wasnt ready for it so she flew forward and almost flew into the house but once we saw they were both ok we started busting out laughing. It was HILARIOUS!!!!
I was also really proud when and even to this day he just takes his bit like he would a treat. He is the easiest horse to get a bit in cause he'll just put it right into his mouth for me.

My Horse's Favorite Treat: Storm loves mollasses covered anything as well as alfalfa cubes and he LOVES carrots.

My Horse's Favorite Things To Do: Storm loves to eat, be with his buddies, run around the pasture kicking up his heals, and be loved on.He also loves to follow me around. He loves speed and he loves to run. Walking really isnt his thing but I'm not ready to run yet so he takes his time and is very patient with me.

Pet Peeves: Storm does not like to be last and he can not stand to be ignored. If you dont pay attention to him, he'll take his lips and just play with your arm or shirt but he never ever bites.

UPDATE!!!!!!!!!- !
New Pics!!!!

I just added more pics of Storm down at the bottom of the page so if u would like u can scroll down and see them. By looking at the dates u can see how his weight is dramatically changing from the 1st pic (which was the day after we bought him) to the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 6th.(A few of those are much more recent) The 5th picture is when he was still putting on weight and gaining muscle.

My Horse's motto: Live to ride and love your rider/Appendix Quarter Horses: The Best Of Two Breeds. (Storm is living proof of that.) lol!!

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I actually purchased Storm May 3rd of 2008 (which I thought was really cool cause that was the day of the Kentucky Derby and Storm is part Thoroughbred. He He!! lol) so I dont know Storms real birthday since the guy said he was registered but didn't have the papers, so I just say it was May 3rd of 2000. We actually really dont know if he is 9 cause the guy we bought him from wasnt sure but by the way he acts, hes 9. So the way I found Storm was that I had been looking for a horse for a while but none really caught my eye until I saw his ad and so we drove 3 hours just to check out a horse we didnt know if we were going to get or not. I rode him there and he did great so I was really impressed othere than the fact that his hooves were terrible and he was very skinny. I wasn't sure if he was the one until I walked out of the stall to talk with our friends and suddenly I hear hoof beats behind me. I turn around and there's Storm who had followed me all the way down the middle of the barn. Then I knew that he was the horse for me. So we loaded him up, took him home and now, he is perfectly healthy with a normal weight and his hooves couldnt get much better. He is the sweetest horse I have ever met and I wouldnt trade him for any other horse in the world..

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CONGRATULATIONS 2012 DECEMBER HOTM ♦ LOGAN #238276 ♦

If you only have time to vote for one of our herd members, please give that vote to Cowboy & Trigger during the month of December for their January HOTM campaign.

Here's a vote from Cowboy & Trigger.
We hope you will vote this fun loving team of two your January HOTM. Little Cowboy's 12 birthday is in January and in February he will be the proud owner of Trigger for one whole year! That is the longest Cowboy has ever had any one horse!
We appreciate your votes, love Fancy & herd.


FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS:
"Horses and children, I often think, have a lot of the good sense there is in the world." (Josephine Demott Robinson)

If you haven't had time to check the Calendar of Agendas Page #232390, the HOTD runner for today is:
★ Miracle 185107 ★
PLEASE vote HOTD :^)

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND ✞
♣ Little Cowboy & Trigger ♣
♥ Fancy & Frances ♥

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

12/01/2012 05:19.48 AM Report This Comment
FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS, Thank A Veteran : "This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.” (Elmer Davis)

I hope you gals and guys are saddling up Saturday and/or Sunday in support of our Veterans. People who give or gave their lives for others each day they served, when they really did not have to do so. Wow, what amazing people they are.

My granddad was in WWII and my oldest son has served in the Afghanistan wars, working on communications devices. I have one cousin serving in the navy, that was injured during the attack against the United States Navy destroyer USS Cole on October 12, 2000.

We all are affected by the military in some way.
No need to be shy! Know a veteran, share and show love & support! Share interesting military facts, quotes, and experiences on Fancy's Veteran's Day page! Don't forget to leave a blog letting me know if you have a photo to add! Ask your HorseChannel friends to participate in Sunday's HorseChannel trail ride.)

Here's a vote from Fancy & Trigger :^)

When I logged in tonight I saw some comments that touched my heart. I am thankful for my HorseChannel friends. You never know how much you mean. You guys are the best!!!


HAVE A PEACEFUL NIGHT ✞
♥ Fancy & Frances ♥
♣ Little Cowboy & Trigger ♣

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

11/10/2012 06:05.42 PM Report This Comment
FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS, Thank A Veteran:
Soldiers do not march in step when going across bridges because they could set up a vibration which could be sufficient to knock the bridge down.

Here's a vote from Fancy & Trigger :^)
If you haven't had time to check the Calendar of Agendas Page #232390, the HOTD runner for today is:
★ Chica 233731 ★
PLEASE vote HOTD :^)


Hi everyone! I made a page for photos and quotes for Veteran's day. Please share blogs concerning veteran quotes or tidbits of interesting military facts or tell about a vet you know or a personal experience. I want to add photos to the bottom of HC friends showing USA colors or what ever you do for Veteran's day. I will also use the photos in the profile photo. Please invite your HorseChannel friends to participate!!!

HAVE A PEACEFUL NIGHT ✞
♥ Fancy & Frances ♥
♣ Little Cowboy & Trigger ♣

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

11/07/2012 04:53.19 PM Report This Comment
FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS, fall into Autumn:
Q: What do you get if you divide the circumference of a pumpkin by it's diameter?
A: Pumpkin Pi

Here's a vote from Fancy & Trigger :^)
If you haven't had time to check the Calendar of Agendas Page #232390, the HOTD runner for today is:
★ Bo 243418 ★
PLEASE vote HOTD :^)

No ride today, it was very chilly and windy :(

Does anyone remember reading last month, about a nationwide Ride to Remember Veterans during Veteran's Day weekend, Nov. 10-11, 2012? How would you guys like to have our own HorseChannel ride in honor of Veteran's Day? We can chose one day that we all will ride on, even if it is only for a few minutes or just to sit on the horse during the Veteran's holiday. Then we could share our pics from that day and share our story of the day. If you agree would Sunday November the 11 be ok for our ride date?

November is a time of thanks. Thanks should be part of our every day lives all year long. Let us be thankful for our friends and loved ones. Let us be kind one to another. Cruelty has no place among true friends.


HAVE A PEACEFUL NIGHT ✞
♥ Fancy & Frances ♥
♣ Little Cowboy & Trigger ♣

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

11/04/2012 02:54.25 PM Report This Comment
Beautiful Hair do on Dakota!
FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS, Born TO SpOOk!:
“Worry is the darkroom in which negatives can develop” (unknown)

Voted :^)
If you haven't had time to check the Calendar of Agendas Page #232390, the HOTD runner for today is:
★ Jet 240051 ★
PLEASE vote HOTD!

Hi! Did you have a busy, fun weekend? What have you been up to?

I have been on the move, but I enjoyed it! Saturday morning, Fancy participated in her first parade! It was a really big homecoming parade, with lots of tight crowds and loud bands! Fancy was excited for the first 15 to 20 minutes, but after that she was very relaxed and was not bothered by bouncing children on the sidelines. In past years, I have ridden my previous horses in this parade, but I never got to participate in the tradition of riding around the football field before the game. I could not get my past horses onto the football field because they were afraid. Well yesterday, I did for the first time, ride around the football field, with my Fancy! Fancy even took the lead and she did that running walk at least half way around! It was so much fun! I will never forget the first time I got to ride around the football field!!!!! Oh, and to boot, the home team won their game!!!!!! I would like to believe Fancy gave them good luck when she went around the field. LOL!
Half way through the day all I could think of was how this has to be my best day ever with Fancy. And then I think to myself, I have had so many days that I thought were my best day ever with Fancy! Saturday morning, I lost my keys on the way out of town. The keys fell off the side of the trailer or the truck. But I found them completely mangled on the side of a busy street after 6 hours of being run over in heavy traffic. Even though I had the lost key problem, I still had that feeling of this being the best day ever!

Saturday night, our family attended our horseshow end of year banquet. This was our first time attending and I had no idea what to expect. So, I did not take my camera and I was very surprised to see Little Cowboy & Trigger won a good bit of awards. Little Cowboy was so excited to share the awards with Trigger, they used their new snaffle bit and new grooming kit tonight. He is going to save his new blanket for next years show season. Little Cowboy rode until dark, and I did get a few pictures tonight before it got too dark.

Have a beautiful Autumn day ✞
♥ Fancy & Frances ♥
♣ Little Cowboy & Trigger ♣

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

10/21/2012 06:38.38 PM Report This Comment
How are you? ♥
FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS:
"The riding of young horses is an excellent nerve tonic." (Geoffrey Brooke)

Fancy leaves a good night VOTE 4 YOU :~)
Please vote Lady Aristocrat 232456 for HOTD
It was a lovely day until the rains came in. There was a long storm that recently ended. It feels really nice outside these days.
Trigger was blind in one eye before we got him. Monday his blind eye was very cloudy. Today the vet told me Trigger is fine long as he is in no pain. He is such a great kids horse. I hate that something happened to his eye and I pray that I can take good care of him from now on.

Please visit Sassy Sapphire #193884 and leave an encouraging word. From what I can tell, her blog to me says Sassy Sapphire's owner lost her father this past Sunday morning.

One of my friends was out last Saturday at one of the state parks riding and there was an accident. Her friend dismounted to help and her friend's palomino TWH walked off. They were on the news tonight asking for help to find the missing horse. Please pray that they find Jasmine in good health very soon.

Very Important Message from Logan #237047: Could you please spread the word that my wrist is in really bad condition and I can't vote for people today! It is swelled up pretty bad and moving it hurts! Please spread the word!

Have a blessed and peaceful night
♥Fancy♥

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

08/22/2012 09:16.14 PM Report This Comment
FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS:
"Leap for Joy, Great is your reward in Heaven.” (anonymous)

VOTED 4 YOU :~)
We are enjoying rain showers today. I looked out and saw Trigger standing in the stall and Fancy was standing out in the rain. She must have been feeling mighty generous and enjoying the cool rain shower.

♥Fancy♥

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

08/19/2012 02:52.59 PM Report This Comment
Here's a vote ;)

Come visit me, Beauty -not on much.

08/12/2012 03:04.53 PM Report This Comment
Voted :~)

FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS, in honor of Angel Pixie Dust's (profile 101958) May HOTM campaign for our Angel Joanna, ANGELS HAVE NO PHILOSOPHY BUT LOVE:
"If we were all like angels, the world would be a heavenly place." (Author Unknown)


I dedicate this special occasion of our first show together to Joanna and Pixie Dust.

Fancy spent Friday night in a blanket with hopes she would be more clean than dirty come morning. The back clip had come undone, but that blanket did serve the purpose. Fancy only had one area on the side of her neck that was dirty. Once at the farm, I cleaned her dirty spot and her feet before introducing Fancy to the sandy arena. At first she was a little excited to be in a new place, but soon settled down. We only entered two classes this time. Fancy was fine, except she did not like horses standing behind her. When horses were lined up behind us, Fancy kept trying to spin around to see exactly what they had in mind back there.
We entered class 2 Adult Halter with 6 entries and Fancy placed 3rd!!!! This was the first time I ever won a ribbon with any horse!!! I was so excited. We didn't do so well in Class 3 as we placed 5th out of 5. However, We did leave with 2 ribbons from our first show!!!

Love From our herd to yours♥

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

04/21/2012 05:43.55 PM Report This Comment
Voted:^)

FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS, ANGELS HAVE NO PHILOSOPHY BUT LOVE:
"The guardian angels of life fly so high as to be beyond our sight, but they are always looking down upon us." (Jean Paul Richter)

PLEASE READ, CORRECTION TO PREVIOUS BLOG: I made an error in dates listed in my blog. I also somehow accidentally lost Joanna's first name in some of my blogs.

The CORRECT INFORMATION is Joanna Helen Wicke January 1, 1977-September 23, 2011.

I guess I am not very reliable at 3:30 in the morning. I appreciate Marion and Indy calling this to my attention and I apologize for the error.

There are a few active HorseChannel members that remember Joanna. If you remember Joanna, PLEASE share a blog on Fancy's page. I would love to read what you have shared with Joanna during her short stay here.

Hi! I hope you are doing well today looking forward to a horsey weekend and celebrating this Easter weekend. We are in a 3 day stretch of cold rain & I am freezing :) We are not expecting warmer temps, but we do expect the rain to clear up this afternoon. Then we can have some fun.

Enjoy a Blessed Easter season
Love from Fancy & Frances and Trigger & Cowboy ♥

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

04/06/2012 02:56.46 AM Report This Comment
VOTED :)

FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS, ANGELS HAVE NO PHILOSOPHY BUT LOVE:
"Sometimes even the flight of an angel hits turbulence." (Terri Guillemets)

MESSAGE FROM JOANNA'S SISTER APRIL 4, 2012: I just found the webpage on HorseChannel and it is so sweet. My parents and I are really appreciate of everyone's kind gestures, which mean so much to us. Thank you!!

Your responses to my blogs have encouraged me during the blogs that I have written. Sometimes it is hard when you miss someone that has touched you in a special way. I thank you so much.

I really hope you have enjoyed reading and learned some things about our Angel Joanna. Thanks for reading these blogs and taking into consideration how Joanna touched many lives during her short stay on earth. We never knew just how giving she was until it was too late.

Be kind, be sweet, be loving to one another, because we don't know what a person is struggling with from day to day and we all have struggles.

HorseChannel friends are the BEST!!!
Be Blessed ♥

VOTE Joanna's Pixie Dust #101958 May HOTM
A true inspiration of love: Helen Wicke January 1, 1997-September 23, 2011 ♥ & Pixie Dust 1991-February 27, 2012 ♥

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

04/05/2012 02:51.36 AM Report This Comment
Voted :~)
FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS, ANGELS HAVE NO PHILOSOPHY BUT LOVE:
"We're all kissed by angels but some of us never think to pucker." (Terri Guillemets)

Joanna loved animals, but she had other loves in her life as well. Joanna was loved by not only her personal family and HorseChannel friends. I learned that Jane Seymour, star of Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman, was a very personal close friend that paid several visits to Joanna. You see, people of all walks of life could benefit from knowing such a loving & kind spirit.

Joanna often mentioned Dancing With The Stars in her blogs. When Jane was on Dancing With The Stars I don't think Joanna would have missed a single show. Joanna has managed a fan website for Jane's Dancing With The Stars partner, Tony Dovolani and Karina Smirnoff. Joanna spent her last evening watching Dancing with the stars. ONLY NOW, I know how important the very thought of dancing must have been to Joanna. I bet the first thing she did when she arrived in Heaven was to dance. Something that so many of us take for granted. I hope that sometime today you will stand on your feet when you hear your favorite song or hum a tune to yourself and dance a few steps in honor of our Angel Joanna.

I hope through these blogs you can understand how unique Joanna was and the way she inspired me to try my best to be a better person. We all experience turbulence in our lives. But this young lady was able to look past the turbulence in her life with an amazing desire to share life and love with others. In spite of her many health issues, Joanna was a blessing to those that knew her.

A true inspiration: Helen Wicke January 1, 1997-September 23, 2011 ♥ & Pixie Dust 1991-February 27, 2012 ♥

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

04/04/2012 02:36.40 AM Report This Comment
VOTED :)

FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS, ANGELS HAVE NO PHILOSOPHY BUT LOVE:
It is not because angels are holier than men or devils that makes them angels, but because they do not expect holiness from one another, but from God alone. ~William Blake

Sometime in 1991, Joanna came across 2 Shetland ponies for sale in a want ad. Both ponies were purchased by her family and given to Bloomfield Hills School Farm. Joanna named the ponies Tinkerbell & Pixie Dust. Joanna helped her mom create and teach 'LOVE-A-PONY', an afterschool and summer class for children. For seven years Joanna was with her ponies almost every day. It has been over 19 years since creating LOVE-A-PONY, and I have read that this pony class is still being taught this very day.

Joanna's was confined to her bed the last 9 years of her life, during which Pixie Dust was allowed to visit Joanna at her bedside. Joanna also made friends all across the world with the use of her computer, thanks to her dad for building a stand that allowed her to safely use the computer while lying down.

Pixie Dust at 21 years old, has joined Joanna in Heaven. I have read that this date was sometime around or on the 27 of February, 2012. I can only imagine the joy felt during that reunion.

Joanna was extraordinary. Always thinking of how she could help others, even through the use of her ponies. She loved unconditional and she reached out to others, even when she needed to be reached out to.

Joanna, a true inspiration ♥

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

04/02/2012 02:49.27 AM Report This Comment
VOTED :)
FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS, ANGELS HAVE NO PHILOSOPHY BUT LOVE:
The golden moments in the stream of life rush past us and we see nothing but sand; the angels come to visit us, and we only know them when they are gone. ~George Elliot

A group of HorseChannel.com members have formed a group, known as the Angel Crew. The Angel Crew would like to win Angel Pixie Dust the honor of being HorseChannel's May Horse of the Month in honor of Joanna. If you would like to help, please visit Pixie Dust's HorseChannel page #101958 and leave a vote each day during the month of April 2012.

Pixie Dust, belonged to our Facebook pal and HorseChannel member, Joanna Wicke. Joanna was loved by all who knew her. She was always positive and uplifting to others. Joanna welcomed Fancy and I to HorseChannel with unbelievable love and daily support. After a disturbing disappearance of Joanna, Sadie's owner, Joyce informed us that Joanna had passed away in her sleep at the tender age of 34 on September 23, 2011. It was only then that her many health conditions were revealed. Even though being confined to her bed for the past 9 years, Joanna never once revealed a single pain to us. What a remarkable YOUNG person to have as a friend.
It was in 1991 that Joanna & her mom purchased Pixie Dust to share with the Bloomfield Hills School Farm. For 7 years Joanna helped her mom create & teach Love-A-Pony, an afterschool & summer class for children.

Joanna, A true inspiration ♥

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

04/01/2012 01:02.17 AM Report This Comment
VOTED

FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS ♣:
“May your blessings out number the shamrocks that grow, And may trouble avoid you where ever you go.” (Irish Blessing)

Q: Why do people wear shamrocks on St Patrick's Day?
A: Regular rocks are too heavy.

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

03/13/2012 03:36.15 AM Report This Comment
I am so sorry about your kitty. I am sure that kitty was there to love you each day and now you still have Storm. Horses seem to know when something is wrong in our lives and Storm can help you. Just being around him can help. Storm can never replace your kitty, but you may find he has a special way of making you feel better and that mane is just perfect for hiding and wiping away tears.

VOTED :^)
FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS:
“More than color!”

I ENJOYED READING THE BLOGS ABOUT YOUR HORSES! THANKS FOR SHARING THOSE NEAT STORIES!!!

Early Sunday morning I looked to see what Fancy was up to. I saw my little busy body, Playgirl. She was at the end of the boards that make our 'L' pattern. Fancy put her head down and gave it a good look, then put her right hoof on the board. Lifted her head for a moment and then gave it another close look and put her left hoof on the board and commenced to walk on that board. Now this board is 12 feet wide or less. Probably 12 feet wide. But it is not wide enough for a horse to walk on. Fancy looked like a tight rope walker in the circus. I thought that was so cute. And I thought, she must really like our horsey toys and the things we do. LOL. How smart can my little girl be.

Cowboy and I enjoyed another day riding around my horsey toys. He is learning to be more confident with Trigger. I have to convince Cowboy that Trigger can do these things. And Cowboy has taken a liking to taking horsey photos with my camera. I think he is going to need his own camera soon :)

Slobbery Horsey Kisses and Cowboy huggs from Cowboy & Trigger and Fancy & Frances ♥

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

03/12/2012 02:26.29 AM Report This Comment
VOTED :^)

FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS:
“Lord, You make me as honest as the horse I ride.” (unknown)

The day I met Fancy:
March 9, 2009,8am: found classified add for 10 month TWH. That evening, we traveled to a VA farm. The owner pointed Fancy out, my heart immediately fell in love with this untouched filly. I saw a beautiful future in this long legged, woolly, running like crazy, with her big round bulging belly, filly. The drive from NC to VA was not in vain. The owner and his sons drove all horses into the barn and then ran them out, except one, Fancy. They got the halter on her and the fight was on. After finally reaching the trailer, it took forever to get her in the trailer. The guys had to lift her up and push her in. Ok that done, the sun had parted with us and we were on our way home.
We stopped at the convenience store and I looked in to check on what I planned to be my new best pal. She was not happy, but doing fine.
In the dark of the night, Fancy would not back out of the trailer. She actually decided she would rather lay down in the floor of the trailer rather than do anything we wanted her to do. We had already moved the partition to the side of the trailer to give her space, but we had to work around the center bar in between the back doors. Fancy would not get up for nothing in the world. I wanted to leave her there for the night, but feared she would hurt herself on the partition or something when she did get up. We carefully pulled her out without hurting her. I put her in a stall for the night so I would not fear her getting hurt because she did not know her surroundings. I did not sleep all that night!
Each day there after, I would sit in her presence for a while and when she showed signs of relaxing, I went in to catch her. She was tricky, but so was I. LOL. She slowly learned and gave me her trust.
Each day with Fancy is as exciting as the very first.

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

03/09/2012 05:41.59 PM Report This Comment
VOTED :^)

FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS:
“If you worry, you didn't pray. If you pray, don't worry.” (anonymous)

The number of people affected by the last round of storms is very alarming! Keep praying friends ♥

Love from Fancy, Frances, & family.

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

03/04/2012 04:43.46 PM Report This Comment
Voted :^)
FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS:
“Computer's are like horses: Press the right button, and they will take you anywhere.” (unknown)

CONGRATS GINGER #210509 MARCH HOTM!!!!!

Have a Terrific Thursday!

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

03/01/2012 05:13.56 AM Report This Comment
FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS, Celebrate BlackHistory Month:
Voted:^)
Johnny Nash,Jr.(born August 19, 1940) American pop singer-songwriter, best known in the US for his 1972 hit, "I Can See Clearly Now".
What was Nash,the pop crooner, doing in felt cowboy hat, suede vest & boots? Each week he would sponsor a rodeo for aspiring bull riders, barrel racers & pint-sized goat chasers. Nash & his wife, Carlie, built a ranch & opened an arena around January 1993. Some of Nash's best childhood memories are of riding in the country at his grandmother's ranch. So once the music industry lost some of its luster, it seemed natural that he recreate those feelings of freedom by building his own ranch. Later, it seemed only natural that he share those feelings with city kids.
Inside the arena was a true Texas rodeo, complete with barbecue, tacos & music that didn't quit till 2 a.m. Nash says the typical audience was around 200. The mood was enthusiastic but restrained.
On weekends, cowboys & families of all colors would play hard together without noticing the different shades of their skin. During the week, busloads of city kids would learn the mysteries of goats & horses. Nash had hopes of another project, the Four-N-Foundation, to support an on-horseback drill team for area youth.
2012 Johnny Nash's arena is still standing, but sadly it is not being used today.
Nash's music remained popular in Britain through the mid-1980s, but he hit a wall in the United States by 1975. His recording company urged him to rock up his balladeer style, but Nash chose to stop performing. Today, he sings only in his church choir & local schools, preferring privacy over public appearances.
"He's a very positive role model, a mentor-type person," says William "Skip" Samuel, a child-care worker and Nash family friend.
Thanks Susan & Sing for the topic of our last BlackHistory Blog! (info obtained from http://www.chron.com/Houston Chronicle Archives)

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02/29/2012 05:13.24 PM Report This Comment
FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS, Celebrate BlackHistory Month:
“In all things that are purely social we can be as separate as the fingers, yet one as the hand in all things essential to mutual progress.” (Booker T. Washington)

Good Tuesday morning to you with a Fancy Heart vote ♥
We are expecting a nice sunny day here after the rainy Monday that just left us. I plan to spend most of this day outside. Gotta run now!
Please visit Sassy profile #222394 and leave a vote for her HOTD campaign.

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02/28/2012 04:38.25 AM Report This Comment
FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS, Celebrate BlackHistory Month:
“To live anywhere in the world today and be against equality because of race or color is like living in Alaska and being against snow.” (William Faulkner)

Fancy Queen of Heart Month is blowing a heart vote in your direction this beautiful Monday morning.

We thank Joey, Ginger, and Angel Betsy for suggesting us doing the Black History blogs this past few weeks. I enjoyed this project, it was fun to share some of my most favorite horsey characters with you guys. I appreciate the comments and responses we received.

'C' & I trailered Trigger home Saturday morning. 'C' led Trigger to the trailer, however once Trigg saw that he was leaving he pitched a fit for King Kong. King Kong was so busy eating grass, he had no cares for Trigger's plight. Once loaded Trigger was just fine. He didn't like the idea of a bath, but it was fun cleaning him up. After his baths we take him walking and let him graze while he dries.
Sunday evening, Trigger and Fancy were turned out together for the first time. To my surprise, Fancy is not even mean to Trigger, not at all. She lets him walk anywhere he wants to, lets him eat her hay and she even eats with him. However, she does stay in between Trigger and I. I was patting Fancy on the side of her neck and Trigger wanted a pat to. He walked towards me and Fancy ran him off. He looked so pitiful. I think after a while she will allow him to come to me too, because Trigger is the very first animal in our yard that Fancy is not very mean to. I wonder if she is nice to him because she remembers him from last summer when we visited the farm, he visited us, and we went riding together.
I was very tired Sunday night. I did get my profile photos changed, then I was off to bed.

Hope you enjoyed a beautiful weekend. Did you do anything fun?
Now, YOU enjoy this Marvelous Monday!

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02/27/2012 03:27.54 AM Report This Comment
FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS, Celebrate BlackHistory Month:
VOTED :^)
Located in Hartford, CT, United States, The Ebony Horsewomen, Inc founded in 1984, by Patricia E. Lawson-Kelly, is a non-profit community-service organization, developed and operated by African-American female equestrians whose mission is to encourage and empower inner city youth toward positive and successful lives through the use of horses. This female group of skilled equestrians have delighted crowds wherever they go. They have appeared in parades, rodeos and horse shows all across America. They have the proud honor of being the first female African-American female Equestrian organization to have been invited to the Tournament Of Roses Parade, in Pasadena, California, 1990, and 1991. Ebony Horsewomen members have appeared in the Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade, in Atlanta, Georgia, as well as the Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo circuit, just to name a few appearances. Additionally, the State of Connecticut Legislature proclaimed EHI "Goodwill Ambassadors and declared Connecticut to be the official home of the Ebony Horsewomen. Twenty-three years ago, EHI was founded upon the knowledge and belief in the healing power that horses give to youth. Based on this belief they have developed a unique array of programs that encourage and develop youth participants into productive and positive citizens and future leaders. Their full service Equestrian Center offers innovative and therapeutic programs to youth and it also adds a new dimension and vibrancy to their community.
Watch this awesome video on youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3RydeoUuS1A
(Info obtained from companydatabase.org)

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02/25/2012 01:23.34 AM Report This Comment
FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS, Celebrate BlackHistory Month:
VOTED :^)
Willie Simms, born 1/16/1870, near Augusta, Georgia, U.S.—died 2/26/1927, Asbury, New Jersey), 1 of only 2 African American jockeys (the other is Isaac Burns Murphy) 2 have been elected 2 the National Museum of Racing’s Hall of Fame in Saratoga Springs, New York.
Simms began racing in 1887 & became the most successful rider 2 adopt the short stirrup since the antebellum slave & rider Abe Hawkins. The short stirrup lifts the rider over the horse’s withers, allowing the animal better balance. In 1895 Simms became the 1st American jockey 2 win in England, where sportswriters referred 2 him as a “monkey on a stick.” The short stirrup earned more esteem after the white American jockey Tod Sloan used it 2 win English races in 1897, & it came to be known as the “American seat.”
Simms won the Belmont Stakes in 1893 & 1894, the Kentucky Derby in 1896 & 1898, & the Preakness Stakes in 1898; he is the only African American 2 have won all of the Triple Crown classics. Simms was the leading American jockey (on the basis of number of wins) in 1893 & 1894. He retired in 1901 with 1 of the best lifetime winning percentages in the sport, 24.8.
(info obtained from www.britanica.com)

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02/24/2012 03:56.03 AM Report This Comment
FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS, Celebrate BlackHistory Month:
Fancy is leaving a vote & the story of a man who became famous for his contribution to a rodeo favorite known as bulldogging. Please enjoy reading our Saturday blog ♥

FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS,Black Cowboys!:
Images of black cowboys are scarce in popular culture, giving the false impression that people of color were not among the men and women who settled the West. By the end of huge cattle drives of cowboy legend, at least 5,000 black men had worked as cowboys. Historians estimate an average crew included two or three black cowboys.

William (Will, Bill) Pickett was a legendary cowboy from Taylor, Texas of black, white, and Indian descent, born December 5, 1870. In March 1932, Pickett tripped while roping a stallion and fell under the horse, which kicked him in the head. For 11 days he clung to life with a fractured skull. April 2, 1932, he died in a hospital in Ponca City, Oklahoma. Bill Pickett was inducted into the Rodeo Hall of Fame, Oklahoma City, in 1971, the first black rodeo athlete to be so honored. At the Cowboy Hall of Fame, these words are inscribed to Pickett's memory:
Like many men in the old time West
On any job he did his best
He left a blank that's hard to fill
For there will never be another Bill.

He was also honored in 1994 by The United States Post Office, who issued a postage stamp honoring Pickett as part of its "Legends of the West" series. There is also the Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo held each year since 1984 in his honor.

Bill noticed the bulldogs capture stray steers by biting them on the lip and he thought why couldn't he do that. Pickett's method for bulldogging was biting a cow on the lip and then falling backwards. His method eventually lost popularity as the sport changed into steer wrestling that is practiced in rodeos today.
Riding his horse, Spradley, Pickett came alongside a Longhorn steer, dropped to the steer's head, twisted its head toward the sky, and bit its upper lip to get full control. That's how Pickett's technique got the name "bulldogging." As the event became popular among rodeo cowboys, the lip biting became less popular until it disappeared from steer wrestling. Bill Pickett, however, became an immortal rodeo cowboy, and his fame has grown since his death.
Bill Pickett became known for his tricks and stunts at local country fairs. In 1905, Pickett joined the 101 Ranch Wild West Show that featured the likes of Buffalo Bill, Cowboy Bill Watts, Will Rogers, Tom Mix, Bee Ho Gray, and Zach and Lucille Mulhall.
(Info obtained from blackcowboys.com & billpicketrodeo.com)

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02/18/2012 06:07.11 AM Report This Comment
FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS, Happy Valentines:
“Many are the stars I see, but in my eye no star like thee” (English saying)

Here is your Sunday heart vote from my SweetHeart Fancy and Trigg.
My son 'C', wants me to let everyone know he appreciates your votes and he loves reading the comments. He says "Thank You ♥"

Fancy,"She says she loves me."
Frances,"My horse keeps me honest."

What a cold & windy day in NC! I did spend a bit of time today cleaning Fancy's corral. I was on my way into the shed and Fancy nickered to me. I know the look, she wants time out. I actually promised her I would give her time out when I finished putting my yard tools away. The wind was blowing so hard when I came out of the shed that I forgot my promise to Fancy & was about to lock the shed door when Fancy nickered to me. She was standing at the gate patiently waiting for her time out. I told her Ok, you keep me honest! And back into the shed I went to fetch her halter and lead. On the way I was thinking to myself, I talk to this horse too much, she knows what I am telling her. I gotta stop talking soo much. LOL! I do love my sweet horse ♥

'C' had to visit his Trigger today. When we got there Trigg was across the creek. We called to him and he actually ran over. I think he thought it was supper time. 'C' gave Trigg a nice juicy apple. Trigg got himself a new nickname today. 'C' calls him Tigger now.

The rains held back and the winds were harsh, it was too cold to ride, but we had lovely weather this weekend.

How did your weekend go?
Love Fancy Queen of Hearts ♥ & Frances

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02/12/2012 04:20.37 PM Report This Comment
FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS, Happy Valentines:
“Where so ever you go, go with all your heart” (Confucius)

Here is your Saturday Heart vote from Fancy and Trigg.

On the way out, I stopped over to give Fancy an apple, then off to visit Trigg. He was not hard to catch today. I think he is getting to know us. We cleaned his muddy little legs and gave him lunch.
When we returned there were surveyors working across the street and Fancy was very concerned about it. She ran towards me and every few seconds she would look over to the workers and look back to me and whinny. I think she wanted an explanation. LOL.

We did not receive the rains that were expected. But it is still early in the weekend.
Do you have any horsey activities planned for this weekend?

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02/11/2012 10:06.29 AM Report This Comment
FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS, Happy Valentines:
“A friend loveth at all times” (Proverbs)

Happy Friday vote!
Fancy is happily running around in the yard being her usual busy self.
Trigg is hanging out with King Kong. You would think they were siamese twins. Trigg can be hard to catch, but once you get him, he is just fine.
'C' wants to bring Trigg home. I will need to leave him at the farm for a while to allow my body and our yard to heal.
We are expecting winds & light rains this weekend. I will try to let 'C' visit Trigg in between showers. We shall see.

Have a FABULOUS weekend!

Congrats HorseChannel Graduates!
Happy Heart Month,
Love Fancy Queen of Hearts & Frances

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02/10/2012 01:01.24 PM Report This Comment
FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS, Happy Valentines:
“When love is not madness, it is not love” (Pedro Calderon de la Barca)

Fancy and Trigg are leaving a hearts; & hugs vote.
Fancy is a lone horsey again since Scotty went home today.

Congrats HorseChannel Graduates!

Happy Heart Month,
Love Fancy Queen of Hearts & Frances

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02/09/2012 05:57.22 PM Report This Comment
FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS, Happy Valentines:
“Within you, I love myself, without you, I find myself wanting to be lost again” (unknown)

Fancy Queen of Hearts, has commanded cupid to shoot his arrow through your horseshoe, leaving a Tuesday night vote ♥

I let Fancy eat grass in the back yard after our lunch and after our dinner. She really did enjoy that! And I enjoyed this peaceful time with her. She knows that each day she is Queen of My Heart.

We are expecting a slight cool down. How are things in your back yard?
Love Fancy Walk N That Way, Queen Of Hearts, and Frances

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02/07/2012 04:34.04 PM Report This Comment
FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS, Happy Valentines:
“Love puts the fun in together, the sad in apart, and the joy in a heart” (unknown)

Just another slick muddy Monday vote from Fancy and Trigg. The ground is trying to dry out, but our little hooves are sliding across the ground in the mudd.

Happy Birthday to Pippin's mommy #11626

HAPPY HEART MONTH FROM OUR HERD ♥

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02/06/2012 02:35.52 AM Report This Comment
Another quick vote and a hug.

Come visit me, SADIE *Voting Deacon 237272 Jan. HOTM*.

02/06/2012 12:22.39 AM Report This Comment
FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS, Happy Valentines:
“Oh, if it be to choose and call thee mine, love, thou art everyday my Valentine!” (Thomas Hood)

Here is a Sunday vote for you.

Fancy and Scotty are running together today. They are not fighting, but Fancy is keeping an eye on him. She herds him and controls when he eats. She acts like she is telling him, this is my yard dude! I rule!

My C has been playing with his play truck and trailer. He was a bit upset that he didn't have a bay horsey like Trigg. I told him, he will just have to play with the horsees that he has. The little paint one is right cute, but it aint no bay! May be one day he will have a little bay to put in his little trailer :~)

Fancy and Trigg are sending warm, stay dry, hugs to you, cause it is wet here.

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02/05/2012 12:19.39 PM Report This Comment
FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS:
“My horse loves me, even on bad hair days” (anonymous)

Fancy leaves a rainy Saturday vote.
If you received a blog from us Friday, I forgot to add in our blog that I did leave your Friday vote.

Friday after school we went to visit Trigg. He does not know us as his people right now. My son, C, had to offer him pulled grass so I could catch him. We got him out and groomed him. He sure is dirty for such a small horse. Trigg kept worrying about where King Kong was. C was having the time of his life. All that matters to him, is his new horsey.

You have a lovely weekend!
Love Fancy & Frances

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02/04/2012 10:20.30 AM Report This Comment
FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS IN HONOR OF RUTH ANN'S NAVAJO:
“My horses' feet are as swift as rolling thunder. He carries me away from all my fears. And when the world threatens to fall asunder, His mane is there to wipe away my tears.” (unknown)

“What we have once enjoyed we can never lose.
All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.” (Helen Keller)

Thank You Joyce and Sadie for letting us know about the loss of Angel Navajo #119353. Please visit Navajo's page, he was Ruth Ann's first horse, he was a sweet & gentle companion to her.

My little C. read his blogs last night and he went to bed with the biggest smile on his little face as he thought of his Trigger. He saw his page this morning before school, and he asked me to tell everyone Happy Valentines and Thanks for HOTD. He is very excited to spend some time with Trigger. He wanted to visit the farm Thursday after school but it was not a good time. I plan to take him to the farm today after school.

Love Fancy and Frances

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02/03/2012 10:04.55 AM Report This Comment
FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS, Thanks for Feb HOTM:
“Follow the path that leads to your heart” (anonymous)

Good morning vote!
I don't know what Fancy was up to yesterday morning, when I went out to feed her, she was acting like she was starving! I wondered what created that appetite. She was prancing between the gate and her food bucket , snaking her neck for me to come on with it, and doing a little pawing. What gives! Well anyway, she was happy for dinner time.

February 1st was the official day my son became the owner of Trigger. Trigger was my youngest brother's horse. My brother gave Trigger to my son because my brother is out of town working all the time. I created a page for Trigger and my son. I am still working on adding the pictures. If you have time please visit their page. I love the smiles on his face when he reads your comments:) Since I don't know how much longer Scotty will be staying with us, I deleted Scotty's page and added Scotty to the page with King Kong.

Thanks for all the sweet blogs♥
Love Fancy and Frances

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02/02/2012 05:01.52 AM Report This Comment
FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS,THANKS FOR FEBRUARY HOTM:
“LOVE IS PATIENT, LOVE IS KIND, IT DOES NOT ENVY; LOVE DOES NOT BOAST, IT IS NOT ARROGANT, IT DOES NOT BEHAVE RUDELY; IT DOES NOT SEEK ITS OWN, IT IS NOT PROVOKED, IT KEEPS NO RECORD OF WRONGS; IT DOES NOT REJOICE IN UNRIGHTEOUSNESS BUT REJOICES WITH THE TRUTH; IT BEARS ALL THINGS, BELIEVES ALL THINGS, HOPES ALL THINGS, ENDURES ALL THINGS. LOVE NEVER FAILS.” (1 CORINTHIANS 13:4-8)

♥SWEETHEART VOTES FROM FANCY WALK N THAT WAY♥

“MY HORSE, MY HEART, MY FAITHFUL FRIEND”
Looking over Fancy's most recent blogs, I see "Congrats'. Ok, Fancy had HOTD in October. It dawned on me, today is February 1st. I checked and Fancy is Feburary HOTM. Fancy does have a kind and loving heart, so I think she will do a great job as Queen of February.
I am so thankful for HC friends. You are much more than friends. You are our horsey family. Thanks for understanding when I humanize Fancy. You don't criticize. You allow me to share my love for her. And in return, You share the love you have for your horse with me.
If we continue to enjoy spring like days this February, Fancy & I can have some fun celebration days!
Love Fancy & Frances
THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH
♥HAPPY HEART MONTH♥

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02/01/2012 05:59.30 AM Report This Comment
FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS:
“Do not conceive that fine clothes make fine men any more than fine feathers make fine birds.” (George Washington)

Happy Monday! Here's a vote :~)
Fancy is very chipper these days, prancing, rearing, & spinning! OH My!
Must be the weather. We are sporting spring days with winter nights! WOW!

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01/30/2012 03:21.22 PM Report This Comment
FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS:
“Trust in God, but tie your horse.” (Cowboy Quote)

Fancy is patiently tied at her hitching rail sending Sunday heart votes to HorseChannel friends.

Today was the driest day since all the rains. I finally got a photo of my dirty Fancy girl standing tied at her new hitching rail. GROOMING TIME, oh yes! Fancy likes her hitching rail better than being tied to the tree in her corral. I like it too :)

How was your weekend?
Have a blessed & peaceful night,
Love Fancy and Frances:)

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