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Thoroughbred from Carlisle, PA


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I am from Carlisle, PA and I've been a Club Horse member for 8 years, 6 months and 28 days

Nicknames: Then I first got him his name was Tiger, I thought that was silly considering the fact that he is a dapple grey, and has no strips. Haha So I went with Cochise, which was the name of John Waynes horse.:)

Age: 17 years old

Gender: Gelding

Breed: Thoroughbred

Height: 16.2 hands [hair shy of 16.3 hands]

Color: Dapple Grey :)

Type of Riding: In the spring we will be trail riding, jumping, and some western pleasure.

My Horse's Achievements: He is getting use to his new enivorment here at my barn. Its much different than the track life he was once use too. He is off steriods now, and his agressive behavior is gettting a lot better. He is much calmer, but still has a long way to go.

My Horse's Favorite Treat: Carrots for sure And he loves the salt lick!

My Horse's Favorite Things To Do: Rolling in the snow. Runnning. Playing. And rubbing up against me:)

Pet Peeves: Whips, the wind, and flys.

My Horse's motto: I want to thank God for creating a truly magnifient animal when he make the Thoroughbred. I feel very blessed to have the opportunity to work with God's creation everyday. It is because of his presence in my life that I am able to do what I do.

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Cochise was given to me. After searching at least 3 years for my very own horse, I finally got him. I dont show, my parents cant afford it. But I'm content with just riding at my farm here at home. Cochise is an OTTB (off the track thoroughbred) and is recovering from tendonitis (bowed tendon) and has to rest for 5-8 months. During that time I'm working on him to overcome soundness and health issues. Its a diffcult challenge but its also rewarding, seeing him improve and things like that. I'm homeschooled, which helps me spend even extra time with him. We plan to do trails and riding in the area at home, and some jumping too. If any of you have any advice for me that has to do with ex-race horses please leave me a blog! Thanks for HOTD and all the votes!:) I really appricate it! I'll be filling you guys in on all of Cochise accomplishments- !!:) Thanks and God bless!! (:.

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Hi! I wanted to tell you that I also have an OTTB, aren't they great? :) His name is October (Toby). I hope your training goes well with Cochise! (I voted for you too! :P)

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08/23/2010 08:25.43 AM Report This Comment
vote Maybel HOTM
Hi everyone, Betsy here...We are going to be helping Abby and Maybel since she has a broken computer. Maybel's number is 61245 please leave her a vote. Abby has been working hard for now the second month to win HOTM for her beautiful Maybel. Please continue to vote for her. Thanks so much..

joey, spring, TX.

04/10/2010 05:45.56 AM Report This Comment
Hey everyone! This is going to have to be a quick c/p today cause i don't have much time! I don't know how much(or if even at all) i will be able to be on HC for the next two weeks. It is my spring break and yay my computer decided to break yesterday! Fantastic. I am going to have to try to figure out what's wrong with it tonight and try to fix it but if i am not on HC you will know that's why. If i can get it to work i don't know how much i will be able to blog because of the dial-up but i will try my best. Maybel is a little more than 25 votes from 7000! yay! Oh and did i mention that it's snowing again today. Yippie. Its like 30 degrees. So nice and cold and a lot more snow that we didn't need. Sorry this is so long and boring. But i wanted to let everyone know about our computer situation. Thanks to everyone who is supporting Maybel and voting for her. I really appreciate it! ♥ Maybel and Abby ♥

Come visit me, Autumn, ♦ Lavender, ♥ Maybel ♥ Happy 11th Birthday!!!!!!, Geisha & Jack.

04/09/2010 08:07.31 AM Report This Comment
Hey Cochise! Heres a vote for you from MaybeL! Haven't heard from you guys in a while! If you stop by sometime please vote for Maybel! She is running for HOTM!

♥ Please vote for Maybel (61245) for April HOTM! ♥

Come visit me, Autumn, ♦ Lavender, ♥ Maybel ♥ Happy 11th Birthday!!!!!!, Geisha & Jack.

03/08/2010 08:09.44 AM Report This Comment
Fancy is leaving you a Friday 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!

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03/05/2010 04:33.26 AM Report This Comment
Thanks for voting your horse is very pretty and i wish you both the best!

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02/26/2010 05:37.56 PM Report This Comment
Fancy is on the move with a Wednesday vote for You! Have a great day!


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02/17/2010 09:14.03 AM Report This Comment
Fancy is leaving a late Valentines Day vote for YOU! We hope you have had a lovely Heart Day!!!


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02/14/2010 05:57.03 PM Report This Comment
Hi there
Levy and Daisy are trotting by to leave a very snowy vote for you. Have a great evening.

Come visit me, Daisy n Levy & Cheap Date (Buddy).

02/10/2010 07:58.30 PM Report This Comment
Ahh! Sorry I didn't reply to your other blogs, I have beenextremely busy shoveling! We got 2 feet on Saturday and already a foot today and it has been snowing for more than 24 hours and still hasn't stopped! Here's a vote and stay warm!

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02/10/2010 02:21.45 PM Report This Comment
Hi Crochise
Daisy and Levy are stopping by to leave a vote for you, Have a nice weekend. Daisy Levy and Me

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02/06/2010 06:45.25 PM Report This Comment
The storm is over! I think :) Any way here we are again with a lovely Saturday vote for you.
This man had too many horses and couldn't feed them all so this past Wednesday he gave my youngest brother a litle paint yearling filly. She is underweight but she is very pretty. My brother is very excited and I am happy for him. Well that is what's happening with us, how about YOU?

Vote HOTD February 7 PENNY #159978

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02/06/2010 10:49.41 AM Report This Comment
Hi Crochise
It is nice to meet you,your pics are so beautiful.
Daisy and Levy left a TGIF vote for you. Have a nice weekend. Daisy Levy and Me

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02/05/2010 08:44.09 PM Report This Comment
Cute horse
Cutie. here is vote 255 getting close to your goal. I love thoroughbreds.
PLEASE hlp raven with April hotm. Vote stormy march hotm. A miniature horse with a big dream for hotm #165380 Also please help kirby win hotd feb. 2

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02/05/2010 03:39.56 PM Report This Comment
Hi, here's a vote from Fancy. We made it to the middle of this week without a day of school due to the snow. Maybe it will be warm enough today to clear more of the back roads. I sure would have loved to ride Fancy in the snow. Hopefully we will get the chance in years to come.
Please vote for HOTD: Masters horse#154980 and
Zippin the Dust horse #167617
Have a wonderful winter day!

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02/03/2010 11:58.40 AM Report This Comment
please give sky a vote today if you have time. :)

Come visit me, Sing & herd!.

02/01/2010 02:18.47 PM Report This Comment
VOTE 249 for COCHISE from Petite Fleur
You are a gorgeous TB Cochise with a wonderful owner! Hope the mid terms turned put well! My mom got robbed in Paris in her hotel and she is not in too great of spirits this day! Well, It could have been worse, although as long as she has know known Paris France she hates it after two days, now she will only go when necessary!

Paula, St Antoine, FRANCE, International.

02/01/2010 12:59.02 PM Report This Comment
Hey! How's Choncise doing these cold winter days?
Hi! I'm sorry we haven't been on in forever! Our computer has a virus so sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't! Having a horse really takes a lot of time! haha wish it took more! Who needs school anyway? Well Summer and I have been doing wonderful. How are you guys? Summer got his feet trimmed today and stood perfectly. He was such a good boy. And the farrier said he couldn't see any founder lines! Good news! Have I told you about the training I'm trying with him? hmm I don't think so. Sorry if I have and I'm repeating myself! Well we're doing the whole natural horsemanship thing. Which is working perfectly. Summers old trainer was into the whole cowboy up I'm incharge you WILL submit to me even if it hurts kinda thing. I'm more I wanna be your friend and I want you to listen to me because you respect me and wanna be my friend to. Not because you think you might get hurt. So I have been building his trust from the ground up. Starting with lunging. When he first came on the lunge line he wouldn't canter at all. When I asked him to canter he would trot really really fast until he tripped himself. We are now using leg wraps. :) He's really a body language horse. And if you make it clear to him what you want you won't have any problems. He really wants to please. So when he was on the lunge line I wanted to teach him to stop and eventually switch directions with voice commands. So when I wanted him to stop I would say woah (lol in my deepest man voice) and take a big step in front of him. He would usually slow and eventually stop but sometimes he wouldn't pay attention and would just waltz right past. but since I just lunge him in a halter without a chain i would give him a quick jerk with the lunge line. Now I can get him to stop completly without coming in to me just by saying woah. And i can use the lunge line to pull his head around the other way and switch my hand to the other side and get him to switch direction! Did I mention we don't use a whip! So yes. I would say we are coming along beautifully in that.

We have also been doing a lot with showmanship just like to build a relationship I guess. His leading manners are okay but he still kinda practicully leaps in your lap like a puppy and says hold me hold me! And wouldn't trot in hand at all. We have been using what is actually a kids play lasso. But we make a halter out of it and it's kinda stiff so it puts pressure where we need it. Right at the pole so he'll bring his head down. I can just put a little pressure ( i can literally do it with my pinky! I hardly do anything!) and he will drop his head. He will also trot in hand after just me clucking to him! I hope I'm not boring you but I'm really excited!

We have been working quite a bit on clipping too which is something that he hasn't done at all before. I started by letting him smell the clippers while they are turned off. I have the eensy weensy no cord battery quiet ones. i rub them all over his body with the back. the first

Come visit me, <3*Ditto*<3 check out our new pics!!, Exel ~PAGE CLOSED! SEE SUMMER!!!!!~ & Crystal new pics!.

01/14/2010 10:21.09 AM Report This Comment
vote 246
hope you and cochise are doing good.

Come visit me, Sing & herd!.

01/06/2010 02:37.42 PM Report This Comment
vote 245
Almost to your goal...Wow he is a big handsome boy. Wanted to help you get your vote goal.

joey, spring, TX.

01/06/2010 11:24.08 AM Report This Comment
VOTE 243 COCHISE from Petite Fleur
Well this is a C&P as much as I hate it but with my lack of time for voting and sending out good friendship blogs to my HC friends just want you to know Petite Fleur (beard and all, he he !) wishes youall the best this 5th of January with a vote and hoof prints from the heart. We will be back to blogging regularly to our HC special buddies after the 12th when mom is home from vacation.

Paula, St Antoine, FRANCE, International.

01/05/2010 10:04.03 AM Report This Comment
My profile photo is an edit by Quinta, owner of Cheyanne and Mates Fancy Maggie. She surprised me with the edit because i voted for her Cheyanne. Make her a friend of yours, Please visit her and vote Cheyanne for Dec 29 HOTD. She is a very nice friend to have. Fancy and Frances here with a Sunday Vote for you.

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12/27/2009 03:38.32 PM Report This Comment
VOTE 240 only 60 more COCHISE from PF
Happy Holidays and thanks for your info on warm ups for horses! I still have PF's blanket in the back of the 4X4! She does not seem to want it but I will put it on her when she gets dry! It is medium weight, breathable, water & wind resistant! HAVE A WONDERFUL CHRISTMAS and think about a chiro they will find out if there is any skeletal problems or possibility of lameness!

Paula, St Antoine, FRANCE, International.

12/23/2009 01:21.24 AM Report This Comment
Merry Christmas!! voted
love ya <3

Come visit me, Lady.

12/22/2009 10:24.11 PM Report This Comment
Well, thats night I didnt get any that made church today very hard! but it was a good serman!! I toke a good look at Lady's eye today. I dont see any cloudiness in her eye, and she wasnt turning her head at all,yahoo!!. Lady has been in a REALLY bad mood lately. IDK...maybe she doesnt like the snow?!?! Here's a Saturday vote for you<3

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12/19/2009 11:42.17 PM Report This Comment
Heres a vote from Zuma!

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12/18/2009 06:24.55 AM Report This Comment
Go there to sign the online petition ''Save the Wild Horses Campaign'' to help Cloud's herd!!

my lesson:
I rode Magic, she did good. It was only me,Taylor, and the new girl today, everyone else dont come because of the cold. We did the basics, and key hole and barrels. I dont know if I like Magic as much as I use to, she trips all the time!! Talyor was bucked off from Victory(she was being so bad caz she has not been rode in a few weeks) so Talyor did a roll over Victory's head. She was screaming after she fell, she hates the sight of blood. It was really not that bad, just a bloody nose, she's ok =] Thank God!!
Im not sure, but I think Lady might be going blind in her right eye. How do I tell?? Caz when I come in the barn she turns her left eye towards me. ttyl~Mia @ Lady~

Come visit me, Lady.

12/17/2009 09:53.45 PM Report This Comment
Hello Cochise mom is going to try to do blog some. Sorry about the c/p. Mom's surgury was a success she will be able to read with reading glasses. They will do the next one in June. She can't bend over plus she has to put drops in her eyes 4 times a day. Here's a vote for you. Have a nice evening. Shawnie PS mom loves hearing about your lifes. Mom drove out to Veneta and took her son some Christmas ornaments and some shaved deli slices, took 20.00 to help pay for dinner at Elmira,stopped at the P.O. and was back home by 10:30A.M

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12/17/2009 06:43.24 PM Report This Comment
HI, thanks for the vote, left you one. Got to see Toby yesterday, he is great. Chips were delivered over the weekend, and the huge pile is still in the arena, poor Mike hasn't had the time to move it yet. So yesterday, I take Toby's blanket off, put him out in the arena, he rolls a lot, runs around in the arena. Then he decides to CLIMB the huge pile of chips! He was playing King of the mountain, it was just too funny! So, as I go out to get him down and put him back in his stall, he decides that he also needs to pee! HAHA, I am like really Toby, the chips are for everyone, not just you, and you are going on them! LOL!!! I put him back in his stall, and went and cleaned up the soiled chips!

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12/17/2009 08:52.43 AM Report This Comment
Sorry this is so short, not much time! Thank you for 2,000 votes and for voting for Zuma! We left a vote:)

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12/17/2009 08:14.33 AM Report This Comment
Maybe try going a day without touching him in that sore spot. Then gently groom him all over and pay special attention to barely touch that area. If it doesn't require the vet, it should get better with time. He may have bumped a rock when laying down or hit his side on something. As it heals keep grooming everyday so that you can watch it and know that it doesn't get worse. When it is healed he should be ok. Grooming every day will help him bond with you and be a better listener to you. Best wishes with your delima
Hope you are ready for CHRISTmas! I had fun last night wrapping presents for my family. I wish Fancy could have somehow been involved. My family say I think I am supposed to include a horse in everything,LOL. We don't have an overabundance but we are great with what we have! Fancy says,"Be Merry and Bright for Santa is soon to come" and she gives you a vote.

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12/17/2009 07:10.55 AM Report This Comment
Leaving a vote for Cochise <3

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12/16/2009 11:00.57 PM Report This Comment
Vote #229
Hey! Well you probably know that I only HATE doing c/p, and only do them when I have no choice, well I have no choice today! I have exams tomorrow to study for, and also have church tonight. And after tomorrow, I have no clue what will be going on! I will probably be going to see my horses this weekend, so I don't know if I will be able to get on. I will try to get on from my phone and at least leave a quick vote, but I really doubt it. But thanks to EVERYONE who does vote while we are gone! I really won't know when I will and will not be on, but just in case I'm not on until then, EVERYONE HAVE A VERY MERRY AND BLESSED CHRISTMAS! Love, Chandler, the girls, and Izzy =)

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12/16/2009 02:17.40 PM Report This Comment
Hi! Thank you for the vote! Left one for you! I was pleaseantly suprised to see that we had won HOTD! I totally wasn't expecting it! I was hoping to get it on the day he moved in (Friday) but ha! A day early is fine by me! I am so excited to become a horse owner for the first time! I have spent my entire life around horses and have been leasing an outstanding arabian mare named Crystal. It is very hard to say goodbye to her because we have accomplished so much together but it's for something new and exciting to start! Do you have any tips on clipping a horse who is scared of clippers? We don't show until March but I was thinking it would be good to get him used to them before then! I thought about when I'm done riding/visiting just having the clippers out and not even turning them on just kinda run them over his body (so it won't actually cut any hair) so he knows that they won't hurt him. And if I do a little bit every time I see him maybe he'll be used to it? Does that sound like a good idea? Do you show? We are going to show in greenhorn this year. We'll probably to equitation and pleasure but arabs are terrible pleasure horses in 4-H! That's okay though. I wouldn't want any other breed. If you have shown in greenhorn, point or any kind of walk trot canter classes with patterns are the patterns hard? My friend had to canter a 4-leaf clover in her class which I think would be really hard especially on a horse like Summer! He's never shown but after we take him to a couple just to get used to I think he'll be fine. Thank you again for the vote and I'll be happy to return it whenever! God bless!!!

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12/16/2009 01:30.29 PM Report This Comment
if he's got a sore shoulder, is it only an issue with putting the blanket on? i don't think he's going to hold a grudge against you for touching him. as long as you pet and praise him once it's done, he'll forget it. if it's a riding issue that's another story. do you have any pain medicine, like phenylbutyzole you can give? if you can't buy some then my next idea would be try a hot compress and let him rest. you can soak a towel in hot water, put it in a trash bag and lay it across his neck so it hangs over the sore shoulder. so sorry you're having problems and worried about cochise at this happy time of year.

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12/16/2009 11:52.25 AM Report This Comment
Here is vote 226 COCHISE from Petite Fleur
I do not like saying this but do you have a horse chiropractor (of good rep and no nonsense bills!) to come look at COCHISE.??? This may be a problem that will elevate with more trouble problems, pain and money spent if you do address The issue RIGHT NOW! I understand the Holiday season is tough but that seems to be when most humans have trouble also! Please do not neglect this before there is A BAD PROBLEM

Paula, St Antoine, FRANCE, International.

12/16/2009 10:27.34 AM Report This Comment
voted! Thank you for voting for Zuma!

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12/15/2009 08:21.56 AM Report This Comment
May Peace be your gift at CHRISTmas and your blessing all year through!(unknown) Here is a CHRISTmas Season vote from Fancy and Frances

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12/15/2009 02:21.47 AM Report This Comment
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