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Miniature Horse from Biddeford, ME

Keene's Painted Lady Grace ( Gracie )

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Active within 2986 Days

I am from Biddeford, ME and I've been a Club Horse member for 8 years, 6 months and 26 days

Nicknames: Gracie! Tubby [note the pictures down at the bottom; are gracie as a foal; her mother, and Gracie and I this fall.

Age: 14 years old

Gender: Mare

Breed: Miniature Horse

Height: 34 inches

Color: Silver Dapple; pinto

Type of Riding: pony rides

My Horse's Achievements: went to first show; and won jumping class.. I was extremely proud.

My Horse's Favorite Treat: Apples- fresh!

My Horse's Favorite Things To Do: jumping;; she LOVES it. and is great! and she loves being my bestfriend <3

Pet Peeves: when people are upset; she can tell.

My Horse's motto: " Without your shadow beside me, I feel like i'm missing something" - love you Gracie!!

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How We Met

Gracie's mom was a stunning silver dapple, who I always like to pretend was mine. We had owned a stock mare, but she didn't work, when we made the offer to trade Jetta [stock mare] for Gracie, an unhaltered, not trained miniature horse, I knew i'd done the right thing. Gracie was well, singled out, and not favored, not a horse of the owners "color". It took plenty of work for me, being only 9-10 years old and training her.. now, she's about 4 1/2 years old, by far the best horse i've met..

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I've had 1751 friends visit me.

I'm the 24,984th member on

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

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Pixie Dust for HOTM #101958
this is susan & the herd blogging for our angel crew today. we hope you're all voting for our darling shetland angel pony.
everything about joanna has pretty much been said. she was a selfless woman who used her computer to empower herself. when i heard that she died, i went to facebook to find her last comment. wouldn't you know, it was helpful advice to others who had so many complaints about the changes that were recently made on FB. her last entry was "how to get your feedback to normal again." she broke it down in step by step explanation. she had grateful thanks from 3 others telling her they sppreciated it. she's a real example of the expression, "when life gives you lemons, make lemonade."
thank you for the HOTD for scooter, the driving pony. we had a blast at the clinic. about 8 people turned up. we'll have another next month. she's doing a series of 4 basic driving lessons.

Come visit me, Sing & herd!.

04/29/2012 04:43.56 AM Report This Comment
“We don't change the message, The message changes us✞” (unknown)

Fancy is trodding by with a Sunday vote

Saturday was the first time I rode Fancy with her Boa boots on. I figured I would try to get the gators on with the boots. I worked up a sweat, but I got those gators on. One was on better than the other, but I will get it better the next time, I just need lots of practice. I rode Fancy in the corral bareback and then saddled her and rode around the neighborhood. I noticed that bareback riding has improved her response to my leg pressure. She is much better on the leg yields and side passes when bareback. Then I noticed she was better under saddle. We went into the woods just a little way. She was doing great. I didn't notice her lifting her feet anymore than usual. But I tell you those boots sound real funny when her feet hit the ground. They kind of plunk down. LOL. Fancy was really hyper and wanting to go. Finally she settled down and that was relaxing.
After our ride we practiced her walking with me for showmanship or what ever. And I told her to stand and I walked in front of her and I wanted her to be still. When I stopped in front of her, she put her nose straight out to me and gently blew into my nose, like when we greet each other when I go out to her. I was thinking, you can't do that if we enter a show, so be still, but she was so sweet and cute, I could not correct her. I just softly blew back and rubbed her face. I don't care of she does that in a show. We would only be at a show for fun and I will be lucky if she gives me her attention with all the new stimuli at the shows. I need her to trust me, so that I will not punish her for. I will just love her because she deserves that and more.
Fancy and I hope you are enjoying a lovely & Blessed weekend.

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08/21/2011 11:37.54 AM Report This Comment
"If buttered toast always lands buttered side down and a cat always lands on it's feet, what would happen if you tied a piece of buttered toast on the back of a cat and dropped it?" (Steven Wright)

Here is a Thursday vote from Fancy.

I made a video to celebrate Fancy's 3rd birthday, (her birthday is not this month, it was in May. I am just late completing the video). It posted on HC yesterday. Please check out Fancy's birthday celebration video. The title is 'May 2008-May 2011 Growing Up Fancy the first 3 years'

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06/09/2011 08:38.53 AM Report This Comment
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Fancy says Have a Scarrific Halloween and a Vote!!!



A: Teeth marks on your knees!


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10/30/2010 06:07.48 AM Report This Comment
Tuesday's vote with fun and sun! Fancy has learned to snake her head and neck like a herding mare. And when I look at her she snakes her head and neck like she thinks she can herd me into coming to get her. She is so funny.

Q: If you have a bee in your hand, what's in your eye?
A: Beauty...because it's in the eye of the "beeholder"

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04/06/2010 05:14.24 AM Report This Comment
Fancy is here with a vote and a special request:
I logged in after 7pm Saturday March 27 and I see that Petite Fleur and Toby are asking you all to vote for Barbie HOTD. Barbie was put down due to an aweful accident. I would like to join Petite and Toby in their campaign for Barbie for HOTD. Please vote for Barbie horse # 164439. If she doesn't get HoTD Sunday please vote for her again and we will try for Barbie HOTD Monday. Again the name is Barbie and the # 164439 ;) ;)

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03/27/2010 07:16.50 PM Report This Comment
Friday vote from Fancy coming your way! HAPPY SPRING!!!


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03/19/2010 05:59.17 AM Report This Comment
Here is a vote from Fancy. Aww Gracie is lovely. Are you working on anything new with her? Hope you are having a wonderful pre-spring day!


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03/18/2010 02:28.09 PM Report This Comment
Aww, she is adorable! Thanks for the vote. Yes, Brisco is a Morgan. Leaving a vote for you.

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03/18/2010 08:04.47 AM Report This Comment
cute horse
she is soooooo cute soooo heres a vote

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01/18/2010 10:19.13 AM Report This Comment
i love her name!! so pretty!

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12/13/2009 09:52.18 PM Report This Comment
shes a cutie

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12/08/2009 04:10.17 PM Report This Comment
Fancy and Frances here leaving you an it's been wonderful reining as November HOTM vote. It has been a lovely Fri and Sat here in NC. We hope for more of this pleasant weather today. Both days we hung out in the yard with Fancy. Last night when I put her up my boys decided to take their Jack Russel, Bindi, for a walk up the street. Oh, this got to Fancy. She saw them walking toward the street and she twirled, looked at me, looked at them, reared, looked at me, lifted her head over the gate and looked at me. I knew she wanted to go. Fancy was saying come on and my boys were saying come on Mom. I felt bad, but it was getting dark and I had to put the water hose up, lock the shed, etc. I promised to accompany them another day because I don't like to walk Fancy out of the yard after dark. All in all our weekend has been great. We hope your weekend is all that and more!

Thanks so much for your loving response to my Friday blog. Please don't forget to visit and vote for Toby in McMinnville, OR as often as possible.

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

11/29/2009 09:24.52 AM Report This Comment
A good night vote from Frances and Fancy

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11/24/2009 09:10.11 PM Report This Comment
Here's a Friday's gonna be great vote for you!

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11/20/2009 03:45.13 AM Report This Comment
After several days rain, Fancy is no longer walking mud. (But more rain is coming.LOL) We had a wonderful anti mud Monday. Tuesdays are always better than Mondays, so let's see what wonderful adventures await us today. Frances and Fancy are leaving you a Terrific Tuesday vote

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

11/17/2009 12:17.18 PM Report This Comment
Good Monday morning! Hope everyone is well, rested, and ready to start this week. When I left Fancy last night she looked like walking mud, (rolled in it 3 or 4 times) you know what I'll be doing today!LOL Here is a let's get going Monday vote from Frances and Fancy.

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11/16/2009 01:57.55 AM Report This Comment
Here is a vote from Luna please come by and vote for me and my friends. ;-D

Come visit me, Brandy, In Loving Memory of Shiaway Crash, R&B's Billy The Kid, BlazingSpirit, Lilly Pad, MoonBeam, Nakia *WOULD LOVE TO GET HOTM*, Stormy, Scout, Argos *I'M HOPING TO GET HOTD*, Dancing Luna Her Christmas wish is to get HTOD, Midnight Callisto, R&B's Little Hot Coco & R&B's Little Red Rowdy.

11/12/2009 08:25.59 PM Report This Comment
Gracie is a very pretty little mare! I love her color! She looks like a sweetie! Good for you takin' her in and giving her an amazing home!

Thanks for visiting my page!

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11/11/2009 07:43.56 PM Report This Comment
I shared a lovely day with Fancy. Hope your day was as nice or better. Here's a goodnight vote from Frances and Fancy

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11/08/2009 04:59.45 PM Report This Comment
11/07/2009 01:50.11 PM Report This Comment
AWWW so cute. My friend raises minis and I even had one for a little while.
Thanks for the vote heres one in return.

Come visit me, Honey, Misty, Dream, Sporty, Benny, Molly, Ivy & I Promise You - R.I.P..

11/06/2009 08:06.41 PM Report This Comment
She is very cute! Sounds like a great horse. I left a vote for her! If you have the chance, come visit my horse Newton!

Come visit me, Newton *Thank You!!* & Cinnamon Hearts.

11/06/2009 06:21.45 PM Report This Comment
Good Morning!
we left another vote today:) talk soon ruth ann n navajo

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11/05/2009 03:50.25 AM Report This Comment
Hi, Gracie is SO adorable! She looks like a wonderful companion! Here's a vote, hope to hear from you soon!

Come visit me, My horse drawings, Fancy, Sienna-I miss you girl... & Lightnings Mystery.

11/04/2009 07:04.47 PM Report This Comment
Good Morning!
Yesterday's Ride:Today I rode Navajo again...I decided to work mainly on making sure he knows what my different leg cues mean so that we can move on to more difficult things. Well He did really goo all except he didn't want to trot when I asked for it...He decided he is going to trot when he wants to trot...Well He found out that wasn't the smartest thing to do...He ended up doing more trotting whenever I told him to and not when he WANTED to. That is going to need some work but eventually he will get it..hehe. Then I decided to see if he knew how to move his forequarters when on him.. He didn't know what I was asking and kept moving his hindquarters...He was gettting frustrated I could tell...So we did some backing and other things...We trotted back and I got off and showed him how to move his forequarters from the ground...He still needs a LOT of work with that..He is not light at all in that area..So tomorrow instead of riding we are going to work on that.
Leg cues Navajo knows:
that when I press my calf against either of his sides it means over off of the leg. (am not sure if this one should also be used for the sidepass or not)
that when I press both heels against his side to go faster no matter the gait.
that when I press both calves against his side it means back up.
Leg cues he needs to learn:
that when I move my calf forward out of the home position it means to move his forehand over.
that when I move my calf back out of the home position it means to move his hindquarters.
Now I am trying to figure out a cue for the sidepass...oh I know...when I press either of my heels agains his side it means to sidepass in the that direction (0r off of my heel)..I think that should work.
I think this should work. It is going to need work but I think we will be able to achieve it!! Thanks Ruth Ann N Navajo *4 December HOTM*
Anna #120988 for december HOTM also!!
Thanks Lightening for our 3700th vote!

Come visit me, Daisy & Freedom.

11/04/2009 02:25.03 AM Report This Comment
Thanks for stopping by Eddie's and Prince's pages. I'm glad you like them. You really should stop by Pippin's page. He'd make a perfect companion to Gracie. Gracie sure has a cute little face and I love her colour.

I love how you can sit with her standing quietly by. When I do that with Pippin I end up with him in my lap rolling and trying to push me over. He's such a character.

Here's a vote for your little cutie.

Come visit me, Eddie (In Loving Memory), Prince & Pippin (Gone too soon).

11/03/2009 11:02.14 PM Report This Comment
Hi Gracie, do you drive her at all? I know that when you show, it's all done in hand, right? I would love to own a mini, only of course it would be a palomino. In love with that gold color. Well, in love with gold period. Meaning the jewelry of course. LOL

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 Mom, Indy & H.T. for, 19200!.

11/03/2009 06:44.08 PM Report This Comment
Heres a vote! I will go watch it shortly. You can't view Youtube through school:( I will have to wait until I am home!

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11/03/2009 05:40.22 AM Report This Comment
A good morning vote. Your Lady Gracie is beautiful. Fancy and I are planning some girltime today

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11/03/2009 05:22.45 AM Report This Comment
Good MOrning!!
No riding updates this morning because after I am done on the computer I am off to I will update tomorrow morning on today's ride:) Since I don't have an update I will tell you a funny story..well yesterday after we got back from our ride my grandpa was out my the burn barrel putting his trash in it..ok of course he has trash cans right? well navajo who always thinks any barrel or bucket has either food or water for him in it figured grandpa had food..well he was holding the can in his hand and navajo looked at it but then grandpa dumped the can:) He sets the can down and navajo sticks his nose in to it to see if it has something to eat in it...I had to laugh at him..I then was walking away a bit and Navajo had to stand right behind grandpa to make sure that he had no food..hehe:) It was so funny. That is one thing I love about horses..they can always be a good laugh:) Thanks everyone for the votes so far it means a lot!!!
Talk soon Ruth Ann N Navajo *4 Dec HOTM*
Anna #120988 For December HOTM

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11/03/2009 04:04.23 AM Report This Comment
hhi thanks for the vote so here is one in return for you you have a cute mini/pony

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11/02/2009 07:12.48 PM Report This Comment
Hello Gracie, thank you for the compliment on my boys. You are very cute yourself young lady. Have you had her since she was a baby. I see a baby picture there, is that her? Very cute.

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 Mom, Indy & H.T. for, 19200!.

11/02/2009 06:05.00 PM Report This Comment
NEW VIDEO! :) watch && vote please :]] subscribing would be awesome!

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11/02/2009 05:23.11 PM Report This Comment
Hi left your horse a vote.. And thanks for voting. The person that took my picture is a great photographer. Your horse seems really nice.

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11/02/2009 03:20.13 PM Report This Comment
thanks so much for voting!!! Your horse is very very cute!!

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11/02/2009 01:04.02 PM Report This Comment
11/02/2009 12:11.02 PM Report This Comment
Hello Again!!
Thank you..That means a lot:) so do you ride ever? do you ever ride? not gracie as she is a miniture..hehe:)
here is this mornings ride:)

This Mornings Ride: This morning I got to ride:) I went out and got Navajo and bridled him..I got on him..He didn't walk forward until I asked for it..I was impressed. I decided to do something different and go down the strip..He walked on very nicely and with his head down..very willing. He was being a bit stubborn about listening to my leg cues to move over but he did ok:) We turned the corner and I got him to trot..We did quite a bit of trotting. He didn't want to listen to me when trotting so I got him to back up nicely for me and also flex..The flexing and backing up were to get his attention..Once I did those things he was willing to listen to me again. Over all it was a useful session..More for fun but also to see how he was acting. Once we were back here again I got off and got him to back up....move his hindquarters and flex..he did everything I asked:) I was very pleased. We have revivals this week every evening so I will probably be riding in the morning. Have a great day. Talk soon Ruth Ann N Navajo *4 Dec HOTM*
Anna #120988 For December HOTM

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11/02/2009 08:42.40 AM Report This Comment
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