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I am from CANTON, GA and I've been a Club Horse member for 8 years, 7 months and 20 days

Nicknames: MADDUX

Age: 21 years old

Gender: Gelding

Breed: Thoroughbred

Height: 16.2

Color: Bay

Type of Riding: pleasure

My Horse's Achievements: He's lived through so many changes in his life and still is so good and sweet.

My Horse's Favorite Treat: CARROTS

My Horse's Favorite Things To Do: Being groomed and eating carrots

Pet Peeves: CATS, they scare him.


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"Maddux" (PLAYING THE FIELD 1997-TB colt by Metfield out of Quietly Played)was bred and born in Kentucky. He's a grandson of Seattle Slew. The breeder nomimated him for the Breeders Cup when he was born and sent him to the Fasig-Tipton auction as a yearling. He was sold and sent to Illinois where he went into training. He was raced at 2, sold again and raced six more times when he was 3. He wasn't winning the races so he was sold again. He came to GA and went through 2 more owners. Then went on to eventing. After years of competition he stared to have some lameness that would come and go that they couldnt pinpoint the cause of so his previous owner retired him and put him up for adoption. I had been on the internet reading about the many racehorses who end up going to slaughter; (including “1986 Kentucky Derby Winner Ferdinand) I was overcome with grief, so I started signing petitions against it. Thats when I started looking at ads and I saw MADDUX. I HAD TO HAVE HIM! Thank goodness his previous owner loved him and wanted to find him a good home. Now he has a forever home and is getting much needed R&R. (AND LOTS OF LOVE and TREATS)~ I am not crazy I am horse crazy.~ MADDUX IS THE BEST HORSE I HAVE EVER HAD AND IT IS AN HONOR TO OWN HIM..

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I've had 1699 friends visit me.

I'm the 24,298th member on

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

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Fancy is leaving you a vote with a little humour to start your wonderful weekend!!!

Dear Horse Owner:

Are you experiencing too many second and third
finishes behind enferior horses at horse shows?
During a trail ride, does your horse forget
everything he was bred to do?

Well, this simple chain letter is meant to bring
relief and happiness to you. Unlike most chain
letters, it doesn't cost any money.

Simply send a copy to six other horse owners who
are dissatisfied with the way that their horse is
behaving. Also, bundle up your horse and send
him/her to the horse owner at the top of list. Do not
use a return adress or the post office may try to
contact you.

In one week you should receive 16,436 horses, and
at least one of them should be a keeper.

Have faith in this. Do not break the chain. One
owner broke the chain and got his own horse back.

Good Luck!

Come visit me, Fancy's 2012 HC Members Veterans Day Trail Ride!.

03/05/2010 11:37.17 PM Report This Comment
I love TB but sadly they get such a bad rep. :( We voted for your lovely horse

Come visit me, End of Discussion & Gin & Sin.

01/16/2010 06:10.01 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's 2012 HC Members Veterans Day Trail Ride!.

12/06/2009 09:04.46 AM Report This Comment
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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

Come visit me, Fancy's 2012 HC Members Veterans Day Trail Ride!.

11/28/2009 02:37.00 AM Report This Comment
We hope you have a thankful and loving week with your family, friends, and horses. Fancy and I are thankful for all of our blessings, they are so many I couldn't count them all. Hope it is dry and warm at your house. Here's a HAPPY THANKSGIVING vote from Frances and Fancy.

Come visit me, Fancy's 2012 HC Members Veterans Day Trail Ride!.

11/23/2009 04:51.09 AM Report This Comment
A whinny & vote from Petite fleur
Well MADDUX & Petite Fleur are the same age! Hope all is well in your part of the world!

A good evening FRIDAY vote ! Well after repairing the fence damage from the wind and rain and mud it cleared up after 2 PM and mom and I went on a walk and trot short ride around the neighborhood ! Dad walked along with us and we stopped at my FAVORITE field where I am left to free range eat the sweet grass while they get some more walnuts! (They could be squirrels!) Then on the way back home I got loving and caresses from the neighbors who just love me! They cannot believe I did not run away with my fencing down! I know where I have it good, he he he!

Paula, St Antoine, FRANCE, International.

10/23/2009 12:44.36 PM Report This Comment
Vote #66
Hi Maddux! Haven't talked to you in a while! How have you been?

Come visit me, Ferina, Gracie & Izzy.

10/16/2009 09:54.05 PM Report This Comment
Hey Voted! Look on Tesses page to see ur name on Her Best Friend List!

Come visit me, Dillon ~ My Goal : 400 Votes, :::Hollywood Dixie Dani::: Zuma Put on HOTM Chart, :::Tess::: My Goal : 200 Votes & :::Quincy Sandbar::: My Goal : 500 Votes.

10/15/2009 04:20.03 PM Report This Comment
fortunately, when i turned the horses out during the sunshine yesterday, they focused on the grass and not rolling in the mud!

Come visit me, Sing & herd!.

10/15/2009 05:40.18 AM Report This Comment
leaving maddux a vote today! i'm putting shavings into stalls. it's getting damp cause my stalls are covered but with open sides. so much rain! they've gotten a bit damp.

Come visit me, Sing & herd!.

10/14/2009 08:13.52 AM Report This Comment
Vote 62 MADDUX from Petite Fleur
Hi handsome Maddux from petite Fleur the stubborn mare!
Petite Fleur has tender feet and needs some Easy boots ! She was not in a good frame of mind for riding today so it went rather poor for ME and HER! I see my farrier Friday so I hope to get her chipped hoof taken care of and order some Easy boots. Other than that she is an angel and I have a lot to learn from HER! I am disappointed but there is always tomorrow and another way!

Paula, St Antoine, FRANCE, International.

10/14/2009 05:36.51 AM Report This Comment
oh, maddux is quite the beauty. thank goodness you were able to save him from further stress. he's quite young and should have many years ahead with you. i have a KY bred/born thor mare, sing, that i got as a 4 yr old and trained. she's 15 now and the "love of my life". she's a "packer"...has done some eventing, fox hunting, a bit of showing in the hunters, trial rides and even barrel racing (like 30 sec run) lol. i have a small riding school and have my pony peekaboo on here so my students can come look at her. leaving a vote.

Come visit me, Sing & herd!.

10/13/2009 05:49.23 PM Report This Comment
VOTE 60 for Maddux from Petite Fleur
Best of luck with the chiro for beautiful Maddux! I hope the rain rot problem gets solved. We are having a cold snap now, even my neighbor has her horse blanketed! I am looking for a medium water proof breathable blanket for PF along with some Easy Boots! We really love our horses don't we?

Paula, St Antoine, FRANCE, International.

10/13/2009 05:17.37 AM Report This Comment
Vote 58 MADDUX from petite Fleur
Hi there! I am so sorry about the rain rot! I think if this is going to be a problem and you or a reliable person at the stable can put a light weight water proof and breathable coat on him that will help him out! Because being locked up in a stall all day stinks! PF likes the rain and I just brush her a lot after to get any fungus off her that may show up later! I also do her hooves whether they are too dry or if she is in wet conditions too long I put on a anti fungal hoof treatment. Hope I could tell you something useful!

Paula, St Antoine, FRANCE, International.

10/12/2009 08:06.27 AM Report This Comment
Vote 57 MADDUX from petite Fleur
Missed hearing from you Playing the Field! How has your week-end been? Mom was sick but doing great now!

Here is a Sunday vote from Petite Fleur ! We had a beautiful Sunday outing! Since I have to wait till my hoof chips in the front are filed down I went on a 30 minute walk and got ot free roam graze again in the field with the walnut trees! Mom & Dad had a picnic lunch and I kept walking over and trying to steal their sandwiches. They finally gave in and gave me some of the good French bread! All in all I had lots of quality time today and tomorrow (if the rain does not come back!) we are tacking up and just riding in the pasture on the soft ground. I am such a lucky mare!

Paula, St Antoine, FRANCE, International.

10/11/2009 01:22.23 PM Report This Comment

Come visit me, Chester, Emma, Epic & Pilot.

10/09/2009 05:45.56 AM Report This Comment
thanks for votting just returning the favor :)

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

10/05/2009 02:59.47 PM Report This Comment
A vote for Maddux! Of course you can Join! I wll add your name ASAP~Melissa and Ana and the others

Come visit me, Zippy Do Da ♥ R.I.P my baby boy, ♥Ana ♥ & ♥ Daisy ♥.

10/01/2009 02:21.33 PM Report This Comment
P.S. from Petite Fleur
THANK you from the bottom of PF's big heart (and mine!) for putting her on your page also! YES, I know Maddux's story and reading it again just makes me weep at how these lovely God given friends can be forced to run at an age before their bones are fully mature! He is lucky he did not snap his legs at 2 years of age! Thanks you are an inspiration for other horse owners of ALL BREEDS and certainly one for me!

Paula, St Antoine, FRANCE, International.

09/30/2009 08:33.39 AM Report This Comment
Vote 48 MADDUX from your gal pal Petite Fleur
Last vote day! Hope you send one in for me! Here is yours!
IT IS THE LAST DAY OF SEPTEMBER ! TIME FLIES! It is another gorgeous day here in our part of France and mom is outside all morning doing the watering and picking up dead plants and garden work as usual! I had my breakfast and waiting to get groomed and then go on a relaxing WALK! Here is the last day of September vote from Petite Fleur!

Paula, St Antoine, FRANCE, International.

09/30/2009 05:32.41 AM Report This Comment
Hi! lol Thansk! I love DK to. I dont see him much no that he is back at my trainers house. Left a vote for you~Mel and Ana

Come visit me, Zippy Do Da ♥ R.I.P my baby boy, ♥Ana ♥ & ♥ Daisy ♥.

09/29/2009 12:19.42 PM Report This Comment
Vote 46 MADDUX from Petite Fleur
Hope some friends are visiting you! YOU DESERVE MORE VOTES!!!!! TUESDAY VOTE ! Another gorgeous day here and my neighbor & I are trying to get a ride in together late this afternoon before 6PM ! Meanwhile just hanging out with Petite Fleur and doing some autumn gardening! The sky is so clear and blue like I rarely see it. These are the days to hang on to!

Paula, St Antoine, FRANCE, International.

09/29/2009 04:46.49 AM Report This Comment
Vote 45 MADDUX
THANK YOU FOR VOTE 5200 from PETITE FLEUR! I am putting you on her page under how we met with the page number and her registered name! HOW WONDERFULLLLL! Hi ! A MONDAY VOTE FOR YOU! What a day ! It is really Indian summer but not too hot ! PF got her hoof treatment a quick ride and a shower and then of course she rolled in the pasture! I got some photos of her roaming free in our yard outside of her small pasture eating some fresh grown grass and with my cat Sunny laying close by to her. Uploading some photos from today.

Paula, St Antoine, FRANCE, International.

09/28/2009 07:37.24 AM Report This Comment
Oh so so pretty! Here is a vote! Such a Happy story~Melissa and Ana

Come visit me, Zippy Do Da ♥ R.I.P my baby boy, ♥Ana ♥ & ♥ Daisy ♥.

09/27/2009 04:08.21 PM Report This Comment
Vote 43 MADDUX
It is a beautiful Sunday here for a vote ! So here is one for YOU! Must spend time with Petite Fleur so she stays in bond with me! I just love that mare so much! Have a wonderful Sunday whatever you do!

Paula, St Antoine, FRANCE, International.

09/27/2009 04:23.31 AM Report This Comment
Petite Fleur sending vote 42 on this grey Friday from here in southeast France! Need a little feed back here!
FRIDAY (TGIF) VOTE ! I need some lunging tips for working on an uneven surface and no round pen or arena on our property ! PETITE FLEUR just wants to run a long side of me! She thinks she is pleasing me but I want her to go into her circle with my lunge line! It is about 20 feet long but I only need about 8 to 12 feet with her because she is a calm gal! I ran more than HER yesterday and getting ready to try again this evening! SORE and OUT of bREATH in Southeast FRANCE! Playing the Field may be able to help!

Paula, St Antoine, FRANCE, International.

09/25/2009 09:59.23 AM Report This Comment
Hi Maddox hugs for you since I can't vote because my daughter already did. Babe

Come visit me, Princess Shawnie Mom Barb Passed Away 11-27-2011, RBB Dixie ~ Mom Barb Passed Away 11-27-2011 & Sugar Babe Mom Barb Passed Away 11-27-2011.

09/24/2009 07:27.26 PM Report This Comment
Hey Maddux! Thanks for the vote here's one for YOU! =D

Come visit me, Ferina, Gracie & Izzy.

09/24/2009 05:20.49 PM Report This Comment
Here's hopeing and praying you are safe from the floods. Here's a vote for you. Shawnie

Come visit me, Princess Shawnie Mom Barb Passed Away 11-27-2011, RBB Dixie ~ Mom Barb Passed Away 11-27-2011 & Sugar Babe Mom Barb Passed Away 11-27-2011.

09/24/2009 03:24.33 PM Report This Comment
♣ Vote #39! ♣
Thanks Maddux, for the vote on Red! Here is a vote for U today :) ***Raylee&Red***

Come visit me, Babe R.I.P., Sienna R.I.P, ♥ Stormy ♥, Spiderman R.I.P., Red R.I.P., Boogie R.I.P., Acorn R.I.P. & Prize R.I.P..

09/24/2009 12:05.44 PM Report This Comment
here;s a vote!

Come visit me, Chester, Emma, Epic & Pilot.

09/24/2009 08:51.49 AM Report This Comment
VOTE 37 MADDUX from Petite Fleur
I still think we need a solution to get you out there on HC! THAT IS if you WANT TO! I just think you are a special horse! Here is a Thursday vote! Thanks for helping PF out, also!

Paula, St Antoine, FRANCE, International.

09/24/2009 06:43.40 AM Report This Comment
wow thats is an eye kecthin horse......that is a wonderfull picter and i love the name...i'll make you a deal...if you help my horse get 100 votes i'll help you winn HOTD!!!!!!!!!!
P.S i votted

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

09/23/2009 05:32.08 PM Report This Comment
Vote 35 MADDUX!
Petite Fleur is scratching her ears wondering why in heck you do not have more blogs and votes! Are you shy? He is absolutely gorgeous and the fact that you got him away from racing is a big PLUS in your love for him! LOVE IS IT

Paula, St Antoine, FRANCE, International.

09/23/2009 12:26.04 PM Report This Comment
What a cute main pic. Left a vote for Maddux! =D

Come visit me, Ferina, Gracie & Izzy.

09/22/2009 08:49.04 PM Report This Comment
Vote 32 MADDUX from Petite Fleur
Daily vote right back at you gorgeous thoroughbred!

Paula, St Antoine, FRANCE, International.

09/21/2009 08:24.51 AM Report This Comment
VOTE 31 for MADDUX from Petite Fleur
Hi PLAYING THE FIELD! Hope you are having a great SUNDAY!

Paula, St Antoine, FRANCE, International.

09/20/2009 12:44.50 PM Report This Comment
thanks for your vote!! i'm so glad u are supporting the ex racehorses!

Come visit me, Ranger.

09/20/2009 11:00.41 AM Report This Comment
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