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Haflinger from Portage, MI

Maxwell Smart

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I am from Portage, MI and I've been a Club Horse member for 8 years, 7 months and 3 days

Nicknames: Maxie, Max, Maxeroni, Maxer, Mr. Smart (I named him after the old Get Smart series, maybe I should get a 99...)

Age: 15 years old

Gender: Gelding

Breed: Haflinger

Height: 14 hands and 1/2 an inch.

Color: Dappled flaxen chestnut with a large star and snip.

Type of Riding: I do dressage, but right now I'm still looking for a saddle to fit my wide boy. But definitely our favorite is bareback. He absolutely loves it! (as do I!)

My Horse's Achievements: When I got him, he was a 6 year old that was spoiled and not broke and now, 3 months later, we are doing side passes, half passes, and turns on the forehand...and loving it!

My Horse's Favorite Treat: Grain, glorious, Grain!

My Horse's Favorite Things To Do: Eat, go on bareback rides, give pony rides to little children (he is so gentle and he loves the treats they give him; he takes them like a gentleman!), play and hang out in the pasture with me. :)

Pet Peeves: Really windy days, cantering on a longe line, bossy geldings who won't share their grain!

My Horse's motto: I ride FOR Jesus, I ride WITH Jesus, and PRAISE JESUS I RIDE!!!

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He was actually given to me by a dear friend, who was only really using him as a pet. Now I board him at a beautiful stable and he is my dream boy!!!.

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

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He is a real sweet heart that has taught his girl how it feels to love a horse! And now she is hooked on horses! Please visit and VOTE much as possible this month for Navajo #119353 Dec HOTM!!!!!

Please vote Fancy for VHS Baby Face Contest♥
Here is a vote from Fancy!

Monday evening I went out to spend some quality time with Fancy") I really needed that. We practiced some leg yields and backing with me in the saddle. Fancy was pretty good with the backing. It took a few attempts before she understood the leg yields. It takes a few tries but each time she does them better than the last time. After a few minutes I let her graze and just enjoy some quiet time together.
My saddle is very comfy with the new adjustments. It is easy to keep my heels down and I am not reaching for the stirrup! That felt good! I can't wait to use them for a longer ride and see how my knees feel.

Are you and your best equine pal doing anything special this week?

Beauty #181026.
Navajo #119353

Heaven is high and earth wide. If you ride three feet higher above the ground than other men, you will know what that means. (Rudolf C. Binding)


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

11/02/2010 08:13.15 AM Report This Comment
Gotta Saturday Night vote for you! I hope you have had as much fun as we have today! Today was bath day for Fancy. After her bath my son (on his bike) and I hand walked Fancy around the block. We let her graze before going home. I saddled Fancy and I rode her around the neighborhood and through the car wash:), while my son rode his bike. She surprised me by walking sooo slow the whole time. I couldn't believe it. I didn't even have to fight with her to go into our yard. She was just layed back and easy going! I was just surprised! I took tons of photos with my clean girl. Now she smells fresh too! I hated to put her into her corral. I hope she doesn't roll tonight:( I will see about that in the morning, LOL.

I entered Fancy in the Virtual Horse/Baby Face contest. Please vote for her.

Vote November HOTM♥
Navajo #119353
Raven #154110
Red Hot Lopin Lilly #184389
TNT Golden Girl #176423
Uno #174385

Booooo! Don't fret, worry is the darkroom in which negatives can develop (stay awayyyyy from the dark rooms) Booooo!

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

10/02/2010 08:32.57 PM Report This Comment
Here's your Labor Day vote:) Have a blessed holiday♥

"Work isn't to make money; you work to justify life" (Mark Chagall)


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

09/06/2010 08:29.25 AM Report This Comment

A city slicker moves to the country and decides he's going to start farming. He goes to the local farmer and says,"Give me 100 baby chickens." The farmer complies. A week later the man returns and says,"Give me 200 baby chickens." The farmer complies again. Another week goes by and the man returns and this time he says,"Give me 500 baby chickens."
"Wow!", the farmer replies. "You must really be doing well."
"Naw", said the man with a sigh."I'm either planting them too deep or too far apart!"


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

09/04/2010 08:35.42 AM Report This Comment
Have a great weekend! Here is a vote from Fancy♥

Q: Why did the cowboy buy a wiennie dog?

A: Because somebody told him to Get-A-Long-Little-Doggy
Kootenai #161648
Sing #91397

View Pippin's video in theYouTube contest for the World Equestrian Games!!! The more times you view/the better:) No spaces in the address!
http:// /watch ?v=TqRP IGJ

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

08/28/2010 07:04.53 AM Report This Comment
Fabulous Friday Morning & a Vote to you! Be Blessed♥

Kootenai #161648
Sing #91397

Please view Pippin's video in theYouTube contest for the World Equestrian Games!!! The more times you view/the better:) The contest ends August, 31 so hurry!No spaces in the address!
http:// /watch ?v=TqRP IGJ_Zm4

"Don't try so hard, the best things come when you least expect them to" (anonymous)

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

08/27/2010 04:54.04 AM Report This Comment
Good Morning vote from Fancy and Frances♥
How are you today, did you have a nice weekend?

I would like to keep my Fancy shoe free, so I am considering purchasing hoof boots for Fancy. If anyone has any experience with these, please let me know about that. I would like to know about the ease of putting them on, if they come off easily in mud, how long they last, if they rub sores on the horses coronet or other area, did they have any effect on the hoof itself, do you think they are a good investment, and just any info you can share.
If you have anything to share or not I would like to personally thank you for giving me your attention and let you know I appreciate every friendly member I have met here. You are top notch horse lovers, the greatest!
Have a Beautiful Day, Be Blessed♥

The Three T's of success: TRAINING, TECHNIQUE, & TIMING (anonymous)

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

08/23/2010 07:18.47 AM Report This Comment
vote 55
thanks for coming and visitng buddy! here is another vote for you! how are you and your gorgeous boy doing? my boys are doing good! they are in the barn at the moment and seem to be enjoying themselves! cathy and buddy

Come visit me, ~MastersDreamcatcher- ~ & Blazin Rocky Man~1100 votes please~.

01/14/2010 07:58.38 PM Report This Comment
Thanks to everyone for telling me about which horse(s) you like the most. They were heartwarming stories of love, which I enjoyed reading about the wonderful qualities of your favorite horses and so did others.
It is 18 degrees outside right now and Fancy acts like it's fine with her. I guess it's a good thing she has a good insulation of fat! Well to me it's just freezing! I won't be doing anything horsey outside today, with the expected high only in the low 30s. Hope you fare better in the weather dept. Fancy and Frances stopping by with a vote for you, have a great weekend!

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

01/09/2010 05:49.17 AM Report This Comment
aw he is a cutei! here is a vote for you! buddy would love it if you came and saw him and also voted fro him! he is running for hotm and needs all the hlp he can get! cathy and buddy

Come visit me, ~MastersDreamcatcher- ~ & Blazin Rocky Man~1100 votes please~.

01/08/2010 07:38.29 PM Report This Comment
Bishop was that way with me the little time that I had him. Fancy seems to be heading in that direction. When my husband handles her she looks for me and acts up trying to get away and she settles down when i am with her again. She started out not liking any humans and I spent so much time with her and being good to her and she seems to love me in return and she does whatever i ask her and tries wonderfully to please me. I love her for that because she could be the kind that cares less about what a human wants. I am excited for this spring because we will see just how far she will go for and with me when i start to ride her. I think I have blessed with her and by her presence. God knows that i need her in my life and he knows what i need her to be. I also enjoy having one horse here because i can spend all my time with her and while she is in training that is important.Fancy and Frances are leaving you a Fabulous Friday vote. Have a great weekend!

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

01/08/2010 08:40.28 AM Report This Comment
Just daydreaming about riding this spring and thinking: I only have my little "Fancy" horse right now and I think I will really enjoy riding her this spring, but if you have access to more than one, please tell me which is your favorite to ride and why, if you are like me and only have one, I would like to know what you like most about that one.
Tuesday while I fed Fancy she stood at the gate and when I went to exit she tried to follow me. I knew it, she wants to go out with me,LOL. It was barely over 30 degrees so I promised her a better day. Fancy got her better day Wednesday! We have had such cold days Wednesday felt like spring and it was just in the 40's. I cleaned up, groomed her, went over some of our old lessons, which to my surprise she did right off, just like we never missed a day at doing them. Then her favorite, we went out. Fancy leaves you an 'it has been a Better day' vote!

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

01/07/2010 04:03.57 PM Report This Comment
Vote #50!
Hi Max! Nice to hear from you! That's okay you haven't got on, but I love hearing from you!=) Thanks about the picture, I love yours too! Well right now it is snowing, which is so rare for AL so I am excited! I just wish I could be with my horses today to take pics! Well here is a vote for you, Maxie!

Come visit me, Ferina, Gracie & Izzy.

01/07/2010 07:32.11 AM Report This Comment
Hi Max, you handsome boy! Haven't talked to you in a while! How are things going? Great I hope! Well tomorrow is the first snow of the season, and we have NO SCHOOL! YAY!!! Well here's a vote!

Come visit me, Ferina, Gracie & Izzy.

01/06/2010 10:01.42 PM Report This Comment
~~!!Please Read!!~~
You might be wondering, why does Lady deserve Horse of The Month??

She is the very first horse I've ever owned!!
The day I got her I was so excited!! She was standing out side my bed room window, and as I was running out side to see my new horse...NOT WATCHING WHERE I WAS GOING....
I fell down the stairway!! LOL!! (I was not hurt)
That is probly one of the happiest day of my life, the day I got my horse, Lady Macho.
This coimg March 10th. 2010, we will be officially
together for 10 years!! wow!! 10 very happy years!!
We have been through so much together!! She was not what you call a beginners horse when I got her...But I did evenually learn to ride on this retired show champion,(who was never even ridden outside the arena). Lady being a older horse means there is alot of things I cant do with her, like showing and bareback riding..etc, but that doesnt mean I dont love her any less. I would love her even if she was unridable!! Also...she's going to be 28yr. April 27th!!
Through the past years, Lady has had FIVE near death experiences....she was in a trailer accident(2004)...she was very very under weight and not eating at all(2006)....her liver was failing(2007)...she got her head stuck in the stall frame(2008)...she fell down and could not get up(2009) (we had to call people to help her back on her feet)...all those times I truely though she was going to die, but the good Lord was with her the whole time.
Lady is now in the best shape ever, and is eating like a pig. Im hoping to have her for a good six more years, and who knows maybe she'll brake the world record for the oldest horse!! lol!! (I think its 56yr. idk..)
Lady is the best thing that has ever happened to me!! She has tought me so much, and she is such a loving horse. I would not trade her for a million dallors!!

It makes me cry because this girl (from my old school) use to make fun of me for keeping and riding such an old horse(her family owns like 25 YOUNG horses). And she would always brag about all the horse shows she has entered and won with her horses... knowing that I have always wanted to show but couldnt -_-
I know ALOT of people who dont like old horses....

I love my horse, now and forever. Even if she donest win HOTM, I will still love her (and HC, of course).
Everything I worte is 100% true.
This is why I think Lady deserves HOTM.
Thanks so much for reading,voting, bloging, and making us feel appart of something very special. Thanks BFFs, for everything!!

Come visit me, Lady.

01/06/2010 01:02.59 AM Report This Comment
Sorry, its been a while since I got on HC. My internet was down =[ The horses are doing good. We got so much snow out here. 24% RIGHT NOW!!! AHHHH.....
Please go vote for Angel (142948) for HOTD!! A really great horse who deserves some glory time!!
And...Lady is going for Feb. HOTM!! PLEASE, EVERY VOTE COUNTS....TTYL...voted

Come visit me, Lady.

01/04/2010 10:57.14 PM Report This Comment
'here's a saturday vote'

- It was sunny today!! I got to put the horses outside for a change, Lady was very happy for that =] We put our tree up today. My brother's a cat, Remmie, has never seen a Christmas tree before(he's just a little white kitten,so cute) so yeah, he loves the tree. He will hide under it and sneak up on peoples feet when they walk by.~ttyl~Mia @ Lady~

Check out my brother's Youtube videos of he's kitten, Remmie!!
Search the username reptilesgamers.....thats my brother. Please go see he's vids, the kitten is adorable!!

Come visit me, Lady.

12/12/2009 09:44.12 PM Report This Comment
Actually...I have no clue what breed he is. Dales was my best guess. :D I've always thought Haflinger's were pretty. At the barn (I go hang out even though FUdgison isn't boarded), there's a (fat) Haflinger. But she's not palomino, more like buckskin-ish. Always thought that was weird...:D

I totally agree. God is AWESOME! :D by the way.

Come visit me, Fudge.

12/09/2009 01:08.37 PM Report This Comment
Hope you had fun decorating the tree. Boy, your greeting sounds so fun. You really have a special bond with Maxwell. That was so cute. 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's 2012 HC Members Veterans Day Trail Ride!.

12/08/2009 11:19.26 AM Report This Comment

Come visit me, †Shocking Shade†~show pix!!, ♥ Buster & ΩLighting Bar StakesΩ.

12/08/2009 08:12.59 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 08:28.09 AM Report This Comment
I agree :)
I left you a vote too<3

Come visit me, Whatta Wise Guy.

12/04/2009 05:27.06 PM Report This Comment
Thanks for the vote! I never liked Appies until I got her, lol! Thanks for taking the time to vote! We really need all them votes!

Come visit me, †Shocking Shade†~show pix!!, ♥ Buster & ΩLighting Bar StakesΩ.

12/03/2009 08:26.07 AM Report This Comment
What a pretty horse! Please come vote for Zuma!

Come visit me, †Shocking Shade†~show pix!!, ♥ Buster & ΩLighting Bar StakesΩ.

12/02/2009 02:10.32 PM Report This Comment
Thanks so much! I left a vote! Your horse is absolutley beautiful! Stop by again soon! :)

Come visit me, Toast.

11/28/2009 08:44.06 PM Report This Comment
Beautiful horse
Storm and rae thanking everyone for hotd! love to ALL the horses, thanks to all the humans. Glad I got to finally visit - What a beauty! I love haflingers, they are pretty sensible breed. Ride with God

Come visit me, Storm Warning.

11/27/2009 12:10.52 AM Report This Comment
thanks for the votes. heres one back.

Come visit me, BJ's Rosebud.

11/09/2009 06:33.27 PM Report This Comment
sorry, dont have much time tonight. heres a vote.

Come visit me, BJ's Rosebud.

11/08/2009 06:40.33 PM Report This Comment
maxwell is very beautiful. i love his colors. heres a vote.

Come visit me, BJ's Rosebud.

11/06/2009 05:50.49 AM Report This Comment
Hi Maxie, I love your personality. You can adjust yourself to the riders, that's a very smart horse. Yes, I have always owned Palomino's and only two other horse were not gold. One I bred and he turned out to be a dunn. He was a good horse. he liked trail riding better than being a show horse. H.T. is very head strong when he wants, but as shows, it was all business. He's retired from riding now. And Indy is very mellow, but you have to really push him along, He's so mellow that he would rather do nothing but walk all day long. he makes you work when you ride him, but he's also only five years old and very lazy, that's why I purchased him. I was tired of lungeing for half an hour to ride all the time. H.T. always had a ton of energy. I don't miss that anymore. Like them quiet.

Come visit me, R.I.P. Hi Tech Image, Tks Mom, Indy,Paige #17800!, MWS Zippn By Indy, Tks, Bella Boo of DC, 23400! & Nuttin But Good. Tkx Bella Boo of DC for, 19000!.

11/05/2009 06:32.44 PM Report This Comment
Hi Max, I just love that picture on the bottom, the one that's a close up of your eye. You have such a kind eye, very soft and warm. I just bet you are a real kind and gently horse. You can see it in your eye.

Come visit me, R.I.P. Hi Tech Image, Tks Mom, Indy,Paige #17800!, MWS Zippn By Indy, Tks, Bella Boo of DC, 23400! & Nuttin But Good. Tkx Bella Boo of DC for, 19000!.

11/04/2009 06:55.42 PM Report This Comment
Aww thanks so much! =D Yes, that picture is a favorite of mine! In the spring, we had some very pretty flowers in the field and had to get my sister to take some pictures! Well thanks again, here's another vote for Max! I would also love to learn about you and your horse!!! Do you get to ride alot?

Come visit me, Ferina, Gracie & Izzy.

11/03/2009 07:51.57 PM Report This Comment
Hi Maxie, very nice Palomino you have there. Yes, I do love those yellow horses. That's my favorite color, but I do love all horses. Just prefer the golden boys. Welcome to HC. Check out my Indy.

Come visit me, R.I.P. Hi Tech Image, Tks Mom, Indy,Paige #17800!, MWS Zippn By Indy, Tks, Bella Boo of DC, 23400! & Nuttin But Good. Tkx Bella Boo of DC for, 19000!.

11/03/2009 06:07.42 PM Report This Comment
Hi Max!!! What BEAUTIFUL pictures!! I love the main one! Here's a vote from Ferina, hope we can be HC friends! =)

Come visit me, Ferina, Gracie & Izzy.

11/02/2009 07:02.10 PM Report This Comment
Hey Max :)
Hey. I would just like to say that I really appreciate everyones support for buster with HOTM. We are really hoping that we will win, we would be so honored! I have one more day left before they crown the new HOTM and I left a vote for you for today too. Please stop by Buster's page and leave a vote if you could, I would really appreciate the help. Thanks so much and have a great day and a happy halloween. -BUSTER- *ONE MORE DAY!!*

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

10/31/2009 03:37.02 AM Report This Comment
Hey :) I left you a vote for today :) I really appreciate everyones help with Buster! Thanks for the votes you guys have been leaving me! Please keep voting for him alot this week because the deadline is coming very soon! I would be so extremely happy if he could win HOTM for Novemeber! It would mean so much to me and him! I will definately continue to vote and blog for you everyday! :) Thanks so much and have a great day! :) -BUSTER (NOVEMEBER HOTM!)- P.S. ONLY 5 MORE DAYS TILL NOV.!

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

10/27/2009 06:54.32 AM Report This Comment
Voted for Maxwell Smart, a beautiful horse. Or pony.

Come visit me, Quincy ♥ & Quincy *RIP Sweet Friend, Joanna Wicke*.

10/23/2009 07:14.24 PM Report This Comment
Hey. Thanks for visiting!! Hes is very beautiful!! I love the color. Hope all is well. HAVE A GREAT WEEK-END!!

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.

10/09/2009 05:40.36 PM Report This Comment
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