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 from Davis, CA

Shoshone Showgirl

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I am from Davis, CA and I've been a Club Horse member for 8 years, 5 months and 7 days

Nicknames: Shoni

Age: 34 years old

Gender: Mare


Height: 14,3

Color: Chestnut & white paint/arab cross

Type of Riding: pleasure & trail, and we've recently started more earnest dressage work, but only for fitness

My Horse's Achievements: She continues to work an honest day every time I ask her for it, even in her elder years.

My Horse's Favorite Treat: red & white peppermint candies

My Horse's Favorite Things To Do: eat, be hugged, walk on the trail, eat grass

Pet Peeves: Not being fed on time, using her right shoulder, taking baths, her stablemate, Boo.

My Horse's motto: Finally, someone recognizes me for the princess I am!

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Shoni was a neglected horse at my old barn. Her owner saw to it that she was fed and watered, but that's all. I befriended her 3 years ago, and began going into her stall to brush her. At first, she would just stare at me from the back of the stall, but she found out soon I was friendly and wanted to give her good things. Soon I was brushing her each day, and then I asked her owner if I could turn her out. He was more than happy to let me take care of this animal that he claimed had been a family favorite (whoa, I'd hate to be OUT of favor in THAT family!), and by spring of 2007, he asked if I wanted to buy her. Against all my friends' advice, I went ahead and did it, because by then I was too much in love with her to let anyone else have her. I knew that I could take the time it would take to bring her back out of the shell she had climbed into.

5 months later, after slowly slowly slowly getting her to trust me and bringing her back into fitness, Shoni and I took our first ever trail ride together. It was a joyous day!

Since then, we have continued to come to know each other and developed a trusting relationship. We have a new trainer who is helping us learn dressage work so that I can keep Shoni fit for as long as possible. We have so much more to do together, so many more trails to ride together! I hope that next spring, we can do a novice rider class together at a small show. Just once, just to show her off, my little rescued princess!!

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

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Hi, Fancy and Frances dropping a vote in your bucket tonight. The snow really put a halt on things in Davidson county. No school Mon, Tues or Wed! Hope things are good in your neighborhood.

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

02/02/2010 05:44.24 PM Report This Comment
wow she's a very good looking horse for a 25 year old horse! she seems like she found a wonderful friend! here's a vote!

Come visit me, Trigger, RIP Festus & Question Mark R.I.P..

12/26/2009 09:30.24 PM Report This Comment
here is a vote for you today!

sorry this is c/p but i am at home now cause we had a early out because of the snow!!!!yeah already!!! i will write bigger ones tomorrow! i will try and leave a personal note or tiny blog at the bottom! So yesterday i rode unexpectedly! It was about 20 degrees out and snowing! I had to put the boys out with some hay! I then went in the house grabbed the bosal and got buddy first and just put the bosal on him and jumped on bareback! then i took him on the road for a bit! Then I did the same thing with rocky! we did vote for everyone we are sending a blog too! Cathy buddy and rocky

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

12/08/2009 02:45.07 PM Report This Comment
We are waiting on more rain today:0 I am having a time tying Fancy out. The ground is so wet Everytime I tie her out she makes a moat, a ditch, a wadding pool, a cess pool, etc,LOL:) Aside of the cold, wet, rainy, snowy, weather--Fancy and Frances have given you a "Most Wonderful Time of the Year" vote cause it is bright, wintery, and Christmasy!!!

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

12/08/2009 10:28.13 AM Report This Comment must be in northern CA! Yes, Fancy and Gunner are stayin' cozy but they do it in their own fur. Of course, they both can go inside if they wish but most of the time they are out! I will vote for Boo too.

Come visit me, Zans Fancy Superstar & Tucson.

12/08/2009 10:19.45 AM Report This Comment
Heres a vote! Please come vote for Zuma. She is running for HOTM and needs lots of votes!

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12/08/2009 08:04.35 AM Report This Comment
Vote 86 Shoshone from Petite Fleur
Happy Tuesday vote from Petite Fleur ! Sending this to my horse buddies who understand helping others! This contest is a photo contest for my farrier here in France and only 6 days left to go and he being the best farrier supporter of horses worldwide deserves all the help he can get! Please take the time if you can to do this! It has nothing to do with voting for my horse on HC so understand I will forfeit PF’s vote if you can help my farrier out as a deserving person who shares his passion for horses like US! Here is what you do! Go to site, the welcome page comes up, click (galerie) photo then under search rectangle type midebou and click GO! Click on the photo and put 5 stars each day (6 days left)! You can add a comment if you scroll down! Don’t worry he understands English! But only if you want! Thanks friends!

Paula, St Antoine, FRANCE, International.

12/08/2009 04:14.57 AM Report This Comment
We all are getting some serious winter weather this year. I hope we have good weather for Christmas. Ground is soggy AGAIN, but it's been a beautiful but cold Sunday. Here is a vote from Fancy and Frances.

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

12/07/2009 02:11.26 AM Report This Comment
It's a cold one here...
in the snow, though, for that I'm glad. I am indeed very comfy and I just about to go to a Christmas party hosted by my dressage teacher. I'm takin' an apple pie. It smells good, I just took it out of the oven. Best wishes and here's a vote...

Come visit me, Zans Fancy Superstar & Tucson.

12/06/2009 03:17.44 PM Report This Comment
Thank you and vote 83 from PF
HAPPY HOLIDAYS ! MOM IS BACK and jet lagged ! BUT she flew the cock pit and was able to sleep in the pilot sleeping area on a flat bed for about hours. For the overnight flight it was a relief to feel more refreshed to come home to all the chores needed to be done! She bought me great stuff and will be with me tomorrow! I am smackin my lips for those molasses & oat cookies! SUNDAY VOTE!

Paula, St Antoine, FRANCE, International.

12/06/2009 02:27.17 PM Report This Comment
Our family decorated the tree yesterday, my baby boy really enjoyed this! But I couldn't find my outside decorations:( Fancy was so sweet when I went to feed her. She rears and twirls around when she sees me coming in her direction. And I wondered if it was a test of "Whose in Charge", I discovered by her actions when I get to her, she only misses me and wants me near. Because when I get there she is submisive and sooo sweet, when I get to her she gently blows into my nostrils, which means she accepts me. And I blow back, then puts her head close to me and she is just sooo sweet.

How does your horse greet you? Here is a "Christmas day will be here before you know it" vote.

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

12/06/2009 03:36.33 AM Report This Comment
I had a great time today out with my Fancy. I have left her warm and dry in her stall awaiting the rain (possibly mixed snow) late tonight. We leave for you "a very chilly Friday night in NC" Christmas vote.

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

12/04/2009 04:42.59 PM Report This Comment
very pretty horse you got on ur hands!

WE ARE GOING FOR JAN. HOTM!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Sorry that is in caps we just needed to catch you attention. Please come and visit sonador and i and vote for us every day you possibly can we need it! but remember to post that you voted because otherwise i would no know and i could not return the favor! Sierra and sonador just trotted by with a vote and message, will you return the favor?
Your loving friends,
sierra and sonador

Come visit me, Sonador Lace(not on much, i am in the barn more!).

12/03/2009 03:40.06 PM Report This Comment
We didn't get to walk yesterday because the men came to cut the large tree down and it took all evening. They got the tree down and hauled off the top part. They are coming back with some equipment to load the bottom half cause it is tooo big. They are going to make something with the wood so they couldn't cut it down. This was an excellent experience for Fancy because she was afraid at first. About 20 minutes into the sawing she calmed down and didn't even pay them any attention. I was so proud of her. Everything is a learning experience for our horses, which can be good or bad.

On this grand Monday morning we leave a vote for you in honor of Fancy's last day as QUEEN Of NOVEMBER. Life is short and friends are few, we appreciate HorseChannel and all the friends we have made thus far. LOVE & JOY TO THE NEXT REINING HOTM!!!

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

11/30/2009 08:01.47 AM Report This Comment
here's a Sunday vote from me and Fancy. We'll be votin' for Boo too.

Come visit me, Zans Fancy Superstar & Tucson.

11/29/2009 07:28.28 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 12:23.49 AM Report This Comment
Thanks so much! I left a vote for both of your gorgeous horses! Hope you reach all your goals and Stop by again soon! :)

Come visit me, Toast.

11/28/2009 09:00.22 PM Report This Comment
A good night vote from Fancy and Frances

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

11/28/2009 03:21.27 PM Report This Comment
That's so funny...
the two headed horse! Thanks for the giggle! We have two horses also. If you want to see Gunner, my husband's horse, look him up on HC under his registered name Ganymede of Skyview. Anyway, Fancy and Gunner are great pals too. Unfortunately, they can't always be together because Gunner can only be out with Fancy if he has his grazin' muzzle on. He has chronic laminitis and if we don't keep him on a strict diet of low sugar and carbs he will get a flare up. But he has his own paddock that is grass free and a nice run-in shed of his own to sleep in. They are only apart when they eat their feed and hay and at night. Fancy can come in and out of her stall as she pleases. Usually, she is out. It was nice to take a computer break, wasn't it? Well, I left a vote for Shoni and I will stop by and leave one for awesome Boo too. Your friends, Lisa and Fancy

Come visit me, Zans Fancy Superstar & Tucson.

11/28/2009 02:11.00 PM Report This Comment
Spent the evening out with Fancy and my young son. We had a blast. I am very tired but i am soo happy. Here is a good night vote for you.

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

11/27/2009 04:41.16 PM Report This Comment
Here's vot 66 for Shoni. Hope your holdiday and weekend are wonderful. I'll vote for Boo too.

Come visit me, Zans Fancy Superstar & Tucson.

11/27/2009 03:00.42 PM Report This Comment
Hey!!! Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!!! Thanks for the vote and here's one for you!!!! :D
~Big Grey and Shay
Please check out my channel on youtube!!!! MY username is BigGreyandShay

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11/26/2009 01:53.15 PM Report This Comment
Happy Thanksgiving
Your so welcome. I couldn't leave out Boo!

Come visit me, Zans Fancy Superstar & Tucson.

11/25/2009 10:16.48 PM Report This Comment
VOTE 60 SHONI from your mare pal PF
We hope you enjoy a wonderful Thanksgiving! We will be flying across the ocean tomorrow so we will be thinking of our HC pals and mom will be worrying about ME of course! She made a fabulous banana & fig mash with my biotin granules for a treat this afternoon! She feels guilty leaving me on Thanksgiving even though I have no IDEA what an American celebration such as that IS!

Paula, St Antoine, FRANCE, International.

11/25/2009 05:45.18 AM Report This Comment
Happy Thanksgiving vote delivered from Frances and Fancy!!! Whatever you do have a blast and share in the thanksgivingness. Shoshone is surely a lovely mare.

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

11/25/2009 01:39.31 AM Report This Comment
on winning horse of the day. Beautiful horse. Here's a vote for you.

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11/24/2009 10:19.00 PM Report This Comment
I wish...
I could vote twice today! Shoni looks great. Is she part Arab? She kinda looks it. I'd love to chat more but it's almost 1:30am here and I'm gettin' pretty sleepy. We will, for sure, talk more. Lisa

Come visit me, Zans Fancy Superstar & Tucson.

11/24/2009 10:17.39 PM Report This Comment

Come visit me, Lady.

11/24/2009 08:02.13 PM Report This Comment
Hi there!
I just wanted to say congrats on HOTD! Your horse is AMAZING! Have you read the Phantom Stallion books because her name just reminded me of someone! Happy Thanksgiving! ( I bet you are so thankful for her!)

Come visit me, Fancy.

11/24/2009 06:41.59 PM Report This Comment
i read your story and its really touching! left you guys a vote!

<3 Suzi

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11/24/2009 05:14.47 PM Report This Comment
11/24/2009 04:13.25 PM Report This Comment
Beautiful horsee :D
I left you a vote<3

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11/24/2009 04:08.43 PM Report This Comment
on winning HOTD.Left you a vote!!!!!!!!

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11/24/2009 03:24.33 PM Report This Comment
She is so pretty and that ex-owner didn't deserve her. He was terrible. Shawnie 4 Dec. HOTM

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11/24/2009 02:51.53 PM Report This Comment
how cool, I love people who still think their old horses can do stuff. :) I have no plans for retiring my horses, they are still goin strong.

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11/24/2009 01:46.14 PM Report This Comment
I can see the arab. She is a pretty girl. I have two half arabians... Pickles and Buckwild. Pickles is a pinto to. Here's a vote for your pretty horsie.

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11/24/2009 01:32.28 PM Report This Comment
Good job on helping her! She's so pretty, left a vote!

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11/24/2009 12:51.51 PM Report This Comment
We have the same problem at our barn and it's the 3rd horse thats been neglected and 1 didn't make it. Please visit Honey the horse I am trying to save.

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

11/24/2009 12:18.32 PM Report This Comment
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