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Tennessee Walking Horse from canton, GA

Champaigne Miracle

About Me

Active within 891 Days

I am from canton, GA and I've been a Club Horse member for 4 years, 11 months and 23 days

Nicknames: Freckles

Age: 5 years old

Gender: Mare

Breed: Tennessee Walking Horse

Height: She is only 6 months now but I think she will be 15 to 15 1/2

Color: Classic cream Champagne

Type of Riding: None yet but trail riding is in her future maybe some local shows.

My Horse's Achievements: She is amazing.

My Horse's Favorite Treat: Carrots,apples

My Horse's Favorite Things To Do: Learn she loves to please.And of course eat.

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My Horse's motto: Pray hard and miracles can happen!

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Just the miracle of her being here is a feat in it's self. I rescued her mother from a sale barn she had strangles no meat on her bones sad,sad. I did not know she was pregnant that was in February. Then I thought she was gaining weight pretty good. Then a week before Easter I was looking at her from the front and told my husband I think she is pregnant. He said no way as sick as she was the baby would not have made it it will be still born. Two days before Easter I went out to check and look at her one more time. I put my hand on her belly up by her hip and pushed lite on her side and then I held my hand there for a moment then all of a sudden I felt that miracle she kicked she is pregnant! Now worry sets in is she going to be OK is the baby going to be OK. Then Easter morning I went out to feed them and standing in the pasture was this little grey foal and I started crying both are healthy and happy!Then to beat it all she is a rare Champaigne color..

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I've had 2109 friends visit me.

I'm the 24,767th member on HorseChannel.com.

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

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Here is a HAPPY NEW YEAR vote from Cowboy & Trigger. Please visit Cowboy & Trigger at HC page #227894 and leave a daily vote during the month of December! Thanks for your support of Cowboy & Trigger's Jan HOTM campaign ♥

Pray for Andrea and Sweet Pea's family Profile #192859. They lost their Granddad.

LITTLE COWBOY CLASS/ Word of the day: Flies - The excuse of choice a horse uses so he can kick you, buck you off or knock you over - he cannot be punished.

FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS: Q: What kind of bird can write?
A: A PENguin.

Cowboy has a CatChannel page, has anyone noticed CatChannel has taken the same format as DogChannel. I have spent quite some time on DogChannel to learn my way around in case HorseChannel does the same. It is not very hard to vote and blog there. In case HC takes on the same format, please take some time to play around and see what you can learn. I would really hate to lose my friends here because of change. You guys are some of the best friends ever ♥

PLEASE vote! Today's HOTD nominee is:
★ Shelkh 170228 ★

Have a Blessed & Safe Weekend ✞
♣ Little Cowboy & Trigger ♣

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

12/29/2012 02:29.50 PM Report This Comment
FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS, Let There Be Peace:
Please keep the Sandy Hook Elementary School community in Newtown, Connecticut in prayer. Also pray for the safety of all children, for evil does not respect boundaries.

Matthew 2:16-18
16 Then Herod, when he saw that he was deceived by the wise men, was exceedingly angry; and he sent forth and put to death all the male children who were in Bethlehem and in all its districts, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had determined from the wise men.
17 Then was fulfilled what was spoken by Jeremiah the prophet, saying:
18 "A voice was heard in Ramah,
Lamentation, weeping, and great mourning,
Rachel weeping for her children,
Refusing to be comforted,
Because they are no more."


Here is a Very Merry CHRISTmas vote from Cowboy & Trigger. Please visit Cowboy & Trigger at HC page #227894 and leave a daily vote during the month of December! Thanks for your support of Cowboy & Trigger's Jan HOTM campaign ♥

LITTLE COWBOY CLASS/ Word of the day: Drench - Term used to describe the condition an owner is in after he administers mineral oil to his horse.

FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS, “Let There Be Peace"
Luke 2:10-11
King James Version (KJV)
 10: And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.
 11: For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.

Q: Who delivers the cat's Christmas presents ?
A: Santa Paws !
Q: Why does Santa's sled get such good mileage?
A: Because it has long-distance runners on each side.

If you haven't had time to check the Calendar of Agendas Page #232390, the HOTD runner for today is:
★ Icon 243650 ★
PLEASE vote HOTD :^)

Merry CHRISTmas ✞
♣ Little Cowboy & Trigger ♣
♥ Fancy & Frances ♥

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

12/16/2012 06:31.30 PM Report This Comment
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 & Fancy's 2012 HC Members Veterans Day Trail Ride!.

12/01/2012 05:11.33 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 & Fancy's 2012 HC Members Veterans Day Trail Ride!.

11/10/2012 05:53.38 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 & Fancy's 2012 HC Members Veterans Day Trail Ride!.

11/04/2012 02:47.18 PM Report This Comment
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 & Fancy's 2012 HC Members Veterans Day Trail Ride!.

10/21/2012 06:31.58 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 & Fancy's 2012 HC Members Veterans Day Trail Ride!.

08/22/2012 09:06.23 PM Report This Comment
How are you? ♥
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 & Fancy's 2012 HC Members Veterans Day Trail Ride!.

08/19/2012 02:47.07 PM Report This Comment
♥Voted♥

THANK our friends for supporting Joanna's Pixie Dust & visiting their page with daily blogs or votes. A special thanks to Joey & Ginger & Angel Betsy, Joyce & Sadie, Susan & Sing with Cross Creek herd, Marion & Indy & Angel HT, Pippin's Momma & Pippin, for taking time to write those wonderful blogs to share their experience with Joanna & Pixie Dust. Thank each friend for adding 'Vote Pixie Dust' to their by-line. Thanks to members of other animal channels for their love & support. Thank dear sweet Erin, whom has worked very hard blogging & creating special pages for us.

I hope through the month of April we were able to express why Angel Pixie Dust deserved your votes to honor Joanna. I hope you have enjoyed reading about the 'Legacy of Love' (so rightly named by Joyce) Joanna has left with us. We worked hard, win or lose JOANNA'S LEGACY OF LOVE WILL REMAIN IN OUR HEARTS.

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:
"How wonderful it must be to speak the language of the angels, with no words for hate and a million words for love!" (Quoted in The Angels' Little Instruction Book by Eileen Elias Freeman, 1994)

This saddens me quite a bit, we have lost a HC member. Profile #231827 Ergo's owner, whom operated a horse rescue, passed away Thursday of a heart attack. Her niece Layla has left a blog to let us know what has happened. Please pray for the family, both human and pets and please take a moment to leave a loving kind word for them on any of her horse pages.

Have a Blessed night
Love Fancy & Frances

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

04/30/2012 07:47.58 PM Report This Comment
Fancy and Trigger have a Friday evening Vote for you :~)

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:
"Ever felt an angel's breath in the gentle breeze? A teardrop in the falling rain? Hear a whisper amongst the rustle of leaves? Or been kissed by a lone snowflake? Nature is an angel's favorite hiding place." (Terri Guillemets)

Have a beautiful sunny weekend!

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

04/27/2012 03:48.51 PM Report This Comment
Fancy girl has a Thursday Vote for you and yours :~)

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:
"Pay attention to your dreams - God's angels often speak directly to our hearts when we are asleep." (Quoted in The Angels' Little Instruction Book by Eileen Elias Freeman, 1994)

CONGRATS TO RUTH ANN: NEW BABY HORSE IS HERE

Love From our herd to yours♥

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

04/26/2012 04:33.55 AM Report This Comment
Sounds like she is doing very well. Does her mother ride the way you like? if so, having someone ride the mom and you follow on Freckles might help. I have to do it alone when teaching. When Fancy speeds up I give a slight quick tug on the rein and if she does not respond, I turn her or make her back up each time she speeds up. I don't know much about gaited horses. People try to tell me. She might be like Fancy was= i had to have my son record us so i could see what she was doing. Can you see how she is walking? i thought Fancy was running and she was only walking. I had to learn about that. I am sorry I can't help much.

Fancy girl and Trigger are leaving a rainy day Vote for you and yours :~)

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:
"I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free." (Michelangelo)

Thanks for sharing with me yesterday! It is good for us to remember things that we have enjoyed.

When I came out of the outbuilding, Fancy was looking in my face and she nickered in her deep voice. I asked her if she wanted to come out, and the answer was yes with another grunt like nicker and she met me at the gate. I groomed Fancy and let her graze for a while.
Little Cowboy was inside reading. I figured Trigger needed some attention. I got him out, groomed him while he munched grass. When I put Trigger back in the corral, Fancy chased him about 5 feet then she wanted to come out again. I usually have her out last. That way she seems to think she has had more attention than Trigger and she won't be mean to him when I put her up. She sure does act like a spoiled kid. LOL! OH well, what can I say, she is my only little girl here.

Love From our herd to yours♥

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

04/25/2012 08:05.23 AM Report This Comment
Thanks!!! LOL!
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:
"A baby is an angel whose wings decrease as his legs increase." (Author Unknown)

I have made a few, new, local friends since Saturday. I just love horse people!


Love From our herd to yours♥

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

04/24/2012 05:59.54 AM Report This Comment
Voted :~)

If you have voted or only visited Pixie Dust's page to read about her, I personally THANK YOU FOR THE LOVE, KINDNESS, & SUPPORT SHOWN DURING THE CAMPAIGN FOR JOANNA'S ANGEL PIXIE DUST ♥
ALSO A GRAND THANKS TO ALL WHO HAVE SHARED THEIR KNOWLEDGE OF JOANNA THROUGH BLOGS BY REVEALING THE MANY WAYS JOANNA AND PIXIE DID INFLUENCE OUR DAILY LIVES AND SO MANY OTHER FOLKS AS WELL.

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:
"When our mortal eyes close on this world for the last time, our angels open our spiritual eyes and escort us personally before the face of God." (Quoted in The Angels' Little Instruction Book by Eileen Elias Freeman, 1994)

Love From our herd to yours♥

And yes, I am still on that natural high from Saturday's events. I can't believe it! Silly me acting like a kid. This morning, my husband told me I need to bring Fancy in the house so I can stop looking out of the window. I was really looking to see if she was still clean. And guess what?!!! Even through a muddy rainy Sunday, Fancy is still clean on both sides this morning!!!! What a fancy girl after all! LOL!!!

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

04/23/2012 05:09.44 AM Report This Comment
Thanks so very much!!! But, Please stop by and tell me how your beautiful girl is doing!!! I think of you lots.

Fancy is leaving a Happy Earth Day vote on this rainy Carolina day!

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:
"The magnitude of life is overwhelming. Angels are here to help us take it peace by peace." (Levende Waters)

Thanks for all the congrats, it was a wonderful experience and now I am very tired :~)
I hope you have enjoyed a beautiful weekend!
Love From our herd to yours♥

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

04/22/2012 05:05.18 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 & Fancy's 2012 HC Members Veterans Day Trail Ride!.

04/21/2012 05:40.12 PM 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 & Fancy's 2012 HC Members Veterans Day Trail Ride!.

04/02/2012 02:46.45 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 & Fancy's 2012 HC Members Veterans Day Trail Ride!.

04/01/2012 12:59.22 AM 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 & Fancy's 2012 HC Members Veterans Day Trail Ride!.

03/01/2012 05:03.45 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!

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

02/27/2012 03:17.36 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 01:12.34 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 03:40.53 AM Report This Comment
Have you began to ride your beautiful little Miracle?

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 04:01.49 PM 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 04:50.07 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 05:42.25 AM Report This Comment
FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS:
“Where so ever you go, go with all your heart.” (Confucious)

Fancy and I join Quincy in remembrance of January 01 being Joanna's birthday. Heavenly Birthday Wishes, WE LOVE & MISS YOU JOANNA♥

Fancy is leaving a 'Very Happy New Year to You' Vote.
Fancy is very chipper today, rearing and kicking out in all directions. I think she is looking forward to the new year too!
We love our HC friends!
Bring 2012 in with joy and stay safe!

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12/31/2011 12:20.27 PM Report This Comment
FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS MerryCHRISTmas✞:
Isaiah 9:6 For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

Here is a very merry CRISTmas vote from Fancy and our family. Please share some CHRISTmas love with Daisy and Levy profile #159120. Daisy's mom is having some very serious health concerns and is not physically able to use her computer as she wishes. I know that my son enjoys your blogs about him, so I am sure it will mean so much for little Daisy to see that we have not forgotten her family and horses.
Hope you are enjoying a fantastic CHRISTmas with family and loved ones. This is truly the season for showing love!!!

Q: Why did the elf push his bed into the fireplace?
A: He wanted to sleep like a log.

Q: Why did Santa spell Christmas N-O-E?
A: Because the angel had said, "No L!"

Q: Why does Scrooge love Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer?
A: Because every buck is dear to him.

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12/25/2011 03:34.32 PM Report This Comment
FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS♥ Tidings of Joy:
"Never worry about the size of your Christmas tree. In the eyes of children, they are all 30 feet tall. (Larry Wilde)

“May the spirit of Christmas bring you peace, The gladness of Christmas give you hope, The warmth of Christmas grant you love” (anonymous)

Q: What do snowmen eat for breakfast?
A: Snowflakes.

Q: If Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus had a child, what would he be called?
A: A subordinate claus.

May this Merry Christmas vote be a very small token of our appreciation for your friendship ♥

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12/20/2011 02:44.58 AM Report This Comment
Every day Miracle gets lovlier than ever!
FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS, Tidings of Joy:
“A pony is a childhood dream, a horse is an adulthood treasure.” (anonymous)

Q: What happens if you eat the Christmas Decorations? A: you get tinsel-itus!

Fancy is finally back on HC with a vote for you. We also could not get back onto HC and then Wednesday I had to get the computer worked on because of a virus. All is well now with computing.

It is muddy here, I would like some dry ground under my feet:)
I wish Fancy could share in all the Christmas activities. My family thinks I am crazy, and I know that is not possible, LOL. My son and I watched Scrooge last night before. I love Christmas movies that I remember watching when I was a kid. I think my favorite has to be A Charlie Brown Christmas. Do you have a favorite Christmas movie?
Have fun with your Holiday activities!
MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

VOTE JANUARY HOTM:
Atlas #222848
Buttermilk #218168
Quincy San Bar #157076
Sugar #215272
Texas #209066

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12/08/2011 03:27.58 PM Report This Comment
FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS, Take Nothing For Granted:
“I would rather be able to appreciate things I cannot have, than to have things I am not able to appreciate.” (Elbert Hubbard)

Fancy has stopped by with a good night vote for you.

Saturday I spent with Fancy & what a peaceful time it was. Saturday night we went skating, I guess that will be a part of our routine now, horse activities and then roller skating. Yet again, with these wheels strapped to my feet, I did not fall down, I even speed up a bit! That is a huge accomplishment for me!

Today was a very pleasant NC day. It was a little cool, but comfy. We spent Sunday evening with Trigger and my brother. My son and my niece had fun riding Trigger. He is a very sweet horse.
I see our horses as being very human like in nature. Every day we provide their needs and give them extra. Sometimes our horses don't listen to us and they do not care for what we want. I see how our Lord feels when we chose not to do as he instructs us. Even when we are not on our best behavior he still loves us and provides our needs. And we love our horses just the same. We love them the day they behave perfectly and the day when they frustrate us. How about that. Horses are just like us.
I hope you have enjoyed a blessed weekend with family and friends, Mostly horses! Don't hesitate to stop by and tell us how your weekend went?

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11/13/2011 05:20.18 PM Report This Comment
FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS, Take Nothing For Granted:
“Nothing purchased can come close to the renewed sense of gratitude for having family and friends.” (C. Milley)

Fancy & I leave a Monday morning RETURN to HC vote!!!
I hope & pray no one was harmed in the earthquake & each family is safe & in good spirits.

Thanks for voting for Fancy & her herd and ♥ to Shadowfax and Pippin for Fancy's #19,000 vote!!!

I meet Deb & Lady Jane (profile #189648 ), and company! What a wonderful group of friends to make! I was so excited I totally exhausted myself! It was awesome to see the beautiful horses & riders on the beach! They actually had the ACTHA ride along the shoreline!!! How awesome is that? We sat at the campsite enjoying stories and getting acquainted while my son helped Hollie tend to the horses. He enjoyed that most of all. Deb & Lady Jane's group left out for a night stroll along the beach as we were leaving for home. With each breath I longed to ride my Fancy Walk N That Way along the beach. I could not wait to get home to share this with Fancy.

Aimee & Fanny (profile #78967) invited us to enjoy a trail ride with them. This was Fancy's very first trail ride with a group. There were about 30-40 horses on the ride and 2 wagons. My brother & King Kong (profile #218728) accompanied us. We had a wonderful time. Fancy received several compliments on her behavior and some folks thought she was very pretty. They asked me who broke that horse for you? LOL!!!! Me, LOL! God!!! They said Fancy was very patient because she listened to me when I talk to her. I didn't think anything of it because to me that was normal. Fancy is my good girl most of the time and sometimes she is my bad girl. LOL! On one break, Aimee rode Fancy around. I had to tell Fancy to stop following me and listen to Aimee. Aimee enjoyed riding Fancy around in the field. I had planned not to run my little horse, BUT on the return trip, Aimee & Fanny and my brother & King Kong were in the wind. So we did get into a smooth canter. I had forgotten what a canter feels like. Oh! It was wonderful! I was very tired after the ride, but I didn't want it to end.
I hated leaving all the horsey activities but I had another date, one with my son. I promised him I would roller skate with him. I find it quite simple to stay upright upon 4 horse's feet, but if you put me on wheels I am a disaster. I took a skating lesson last week, so now I test my skills. My skills are not good, but for the very first time, I did not fall down once Saturday night. Feels good to stay off the floor. LOL.

Then Sunday was the perfect day to give thanks for all the wonderful friends I have made and all the blessings I share.
You guys are like family, I had so much fun, but I still missed you!!!
I will read all of my blogs within a few days. I look forward to reading about what you have been up to while I was away.
I hope your weekend was beautiful and blessed!!!

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11/07/2011 07:10.03 AM Report This Comment
Left a vote for you:)
What is going on with this beautiful girl? How is she doing?

Please vote for Angel H.T. diligently, so he will be honored as our November HOTM.

FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS, BORN TO SPOOK!:
Q: Did you hear that the Leopard Man tried to creep out of his cage without being seen?
A: He was Spotted!

Dracula: How did you manage to stab your foot?
Frankenstein: There was a fork in the road!

Q: What happened when the ax fell on Frankenstein's head? A: There was an Ax-I-Dent!

My son has ridden Scotty for several days now. The last two days we have walked up and down the street. Scotty walks slowly and my son misses Fancy's little get up and go attitude. But I told him Scotty is better for him right now. Wednesday, he finally got Scotty to speed up a bit. It was nothing more than a slight upgrade in his walk. He can't get Scotty to run yet. It is so funny. But I feel better that Scotty doesn't just take off. One day my son might get him to run a little. LOL. I am not in a hurry for that.
While I walk with them, Fancy is pitching a fit, rearing, kicking, screaming. She really does not like being left behind. When I know my son and Scotty are working together, I can bring Fancy along. But she will have to wait just a little and let things work out.
PEACE STARTS WITH A SMILE;~)
HAVE A BLESSED DAY♥

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10/27/2011 05:05.47 AM Report This Comment
OH mY, she is growing most beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Voted in honor of our special HC friend Hi Tech Image #40041. I have been out of town since 1am last night. It is now 6:30pm and I just got home and logged in to HC to find blogs informing me we have lost yet another precious friend. We are sad for Marion. We have enjoyed reading about HT in his HOTM run blogs. Each horse here deserves HOTD and HOTM. Please vote for HT diligently, so he can win November HOTM.

FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS, BORN TO SPOOK!:
Q: What do skeletons always order at a restaurant?
A: Spare ribs!

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10/22/2011 04:00.14 PM Report This Comment
FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS:
“Be not simply good; be good for something” (unknown)

Fancy is leaving a Peaceful, loving, Sunday nights vote.

My Fancy is not spending every waking hour in Scotty's face now. She is eating again and wondering around as normal. She even stands all the way across the corral away from Scotty now.
Fancy and I had our first ride out with more than one horse today. What a ride it was. Fancy was very excited! She had to be first every moment and she left everyone behind with out any hesitation or care. King Kong, Trigger, and one of my brother's friends came to our house and we rode out for a while. Fancy stopped to urinate beside the road and the guys kept going. When she completed her business, she hopped up and just pitched a fit because she was not in front anymore. I had to get onto her for a bit. But, when were back in first place she was happy again. King Kong was on his best behavior today and my brother was soooo happy with him. All the horses were very good today. Except that one indecent when Fancy got upset for not being in the lead.
After Fancy and I returned, my son rode Scotty bareback and groomed him. Scotty seems to be very happy with my son handling him. My son is very happy too. I will post some new photos of Scotty and my son soon.

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10/09/2011 06:58.35 PM Report This Comment
FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS, BORN TO SPOOK!!!

JACK-o-LANTERN
Jack-o-lantern, Jack-o-lantern,
You are such a funny sight.
As you sit there by the window,
Looking out into the night.
You were once a sturdy pumpkin,
growing on a curly vine.
Now you are a Jack-o-lantern,
See your night lights shine.

Fancy is leaving a superb Saturday vote.
Thanks for voting Scotty HOTD, his owner is visiting today and he will get treats & lots of attention today. Scotty has done many things. 3 years ago he was a kids horse. Since then he has participated in some parades and Buffalo Soldiers presentations. Every one seems to like him very much.
Fancy seems to like Scotty too much. The first evening with Scotty, I was not very happy! Fancy did not want to come to me and I thought Fancy was going to starve for not eating. Each day she gets closer to her normal self again. The only thing now, Fancy seems to be a little skiddish, which is not normal for my girl. I have taken her out on walks each day that Scotty has been here. I rode Fancy around the block yesterday and she was very good, but a little hyper to go. I stopped and took her bridle off to let her graze for a while too.
I have been dealing with horses for almost 20 years with plenty of horses and never had my toe stepped on. Well, guess what? Dog gone if Scotty didn't step on the tip of my boot Friday evening. I believe he was very aware of it too! Gonna work on his ground manners:~)
Any riding going on this weekend for you? If I get the opportunity, I better take it!

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10/08/2011 04:29.04 AM Report This Comment
Leaving a vote to start the week!

FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS:
“Autumn, the year's last, loveliest smile” (William Cullen Bryant)

Q: Why do potatoes make good detectives?
A: Because they keep their eyes peeled.

Today's photo was taken September 28, 2011. Fancy is performing the only trick that I know I have taught her. I say stump and she will put her front feet onto that old tree stump.

How was your weekend? We enjoyed a nice cool Carolina weekend here. Fancy's hooves had grown out and were beginning to chip, so I decided to try my hand at rasping. I had the tools for over a year, but I was afraid to try. I looked up how to trim hooves on youtube and I did it! I did as little as possible since it was my first time. Made my back hurt, but no more chipping hooves for now. I was very glad they didn't need to be trimmed, only shaped up. I tell you if you ever try it, you will appreciate a farrier with a strong back, LOL. Have you ever tried to do a horses hooves? If you have, how did you come out on the job?

PLEASE VOTE DAILY FOR NOVEMBER HOTM:
Fancy Walk N That Way #153565
(HT) High Tech Image #40041

PEACE STARTS WITH A SMILE;~)
HAVE A BLESSED DAY ♥

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10/03/2011 04:46.32 AM Report This Comment
“For man, autumn is a time of harvest, of gathering together. For nature, it is a time of sowing, of scattering abroad.” (Edwin Way Teale)

Please view the video tribute in Horse Vidos: PIXIE DUST: IN MEMORY OF JOANNA, which was submitted by Pippin's family (profile #11626) In honor of our friends: Joanna Wicke her horses, Pixie Dust (profile #101958), & Brisco (profile # 140827), and her family.

Fancy is leaving a vote for you this Friday morning.

King Kong was very bad yesterday. King did not want to listen to my brother and my brother's friend wanted to help, so he got on King. While my brother's friend was riding King the horse reared and they fell back. He is ok, only suffered whiplash and soreness. We don't know what got into King. When he reared, there was no bit pressure at all. So he could have moved in any direction and he chose up :(

Fancy was very good. My son has ridden her. He has gotten bored riding in the corral, so we walk around the block and through the car wash. My son loves to ride her. He would like me to turn him lose. But I don't think Fancy or my son are ready for that. Because she is still very young and I know my son does not have experience in case something did frighten her. But so far she has been so wonderful on his rides out. I don't take that for granted and I pray that she remains steady.
What are you up to on the last Friday in September?

Fancy & I love all of our HorseChannel friends and we hope you guys will stop by her page to vote each day in October so Fancy can be your November HOTM.

PEACE STARTS WITH A SMILE;~)
HAVE A BLESSED DAY ♥

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09/30/2011 05:45.20 AM Report This Comment
FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS:
“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf's a flower.” (Albert Camus)

Fancy is here with a cool first day of Autumn vote!

Has anyone seen the new show, America's Best Trail Horse? I have seen the first two shows. I love it! If you have seen it, what do you think? It kind of reminds me of Craig Cameron's Extreme Cowboy Race.

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09/22/2011 03:55.45 PM Report This Comment
FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS:
"A friend is one who walks in when others walk out" (Walter Winchell)

Fancy's sliding by in the mud to leave you this Tuesday vote. We hope your holiday weekend was most delightful. Did you enjoy any horsey time? We did nothing here this weekend. Now it is raining off and on☁

Lots of friends asked how I began to teach Fancy to lay down. Here is my comment on that.
1. First you teach the horse to let you handle his front feet. You teach them to let you hold that foot up for long as you want to with out taking it back.
2. Rope breaking helps. I mean throwing the rope all around their body, head, and legs till they are in no way fearful or uncomfy with that feel and touch.
3. You need 2 SOFT ropes. Don't tie, but loop one around the horse's front near pastern (ankle area), you will use this to hold the hoof up only, Make sure this rope never gets tight because it may slow or stop blood flow.
4. Second SOFT rope attaches to the halter as usual, except you run it between the front legs to the off side of your horse and across the back to lay on the same side of his body as the leg you are going to lift.
5. Lift the foot using the rope that is around that foot. Hold still until he is o.k. with that. Hold the foot up at the point that it touches the belly. No tighter than necessary and don't tighten as you go.
6. Teach the bow. Grab the rope that is attached to the halter it should lay just behind the withers and pull slowly and softly until he gives with his nose. His head will tip slightly then he is ready for a bow. He should go back and downward until his knee touches the ground. You have to know your horse. Let him up before he gets upset. Just in case he lays all the way down at this point, keep in mind, which ever way his nose tips is the direction his feet will lay. Stay clear of his feet so you don't get kicked.
7. If he lay down from the bow, you want to rub all over him before he gets up and tell him how great he is!
8. If he didn't lay down from the bow on his own, redo the bow and hold in the bow position and he should lay down. You may need to slightly increase the pressure with the rope that is across his withers. But remember to be very gentle. He should lay down. Depending on the horse, it may take a few times to get all the way down.


Look up Ken McNabb on the internet, his method is very gentle.
I also learned that you do not want to ride a horse up from the ground until it is over 5 years old because it's bones are still growing and you can damage it's developing bone structure, which could lead to future problems.
If I confused you, let me know or look it up on the internet. I hope this has helped.

Also if you know something that will help me with this, please leave me a blog about it!

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09/06/2011 08:11.40 AM Report This Comment
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