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Pinto from Thousand Oaks, CA

Kootenai

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I am from Thousand Oaks, CA and I've been a Club Horse member for 7 years, 2 months and 23 days

Nicknames: Koot, Little Man

Age: 14 years old

Gender: Gelding

Breed: Pinto

Height: 14 hands

Color: Sorrel and White Paint

Type of Riding: Western, Gymkhana, Bareback, and Trail riding.

My Horse's Achievements: Koot won blue ribbons at his very first gymkhana!

Learning how to shake hands with me :)

HOTD: January 18, 2010
HOTD: January 18, 2011
HOTD: November 4, 2012
HOTD: November 22, 2013
HOTD: November 23 & 24, 2014
Featured Video of the Month: January 2011
HOTM: April 2011
HOTM: October 2014
HOTD: November 23, 2016

Year End Gymkhana Champion (2010)

My Horse's Favorite Treat: Oatmeal, carrots, watermelon, peppermints.

My Horse's Favorite Things To Do: He loves being brushed and getting lots of attention. He loves going for trail rides and doing gymkhana and especially getting treats!

Pet Peeves: Not getting the attention he deserves

My Horse's motto: Don't let the spirit of horses ever fade.

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How We Met

I was looking for the perfect horse after having a bad experience with my first horse, Shadow. I searched and searched, then came across Kootenai. I went out to ride Koot and from the minute I sat on him, I just knew he was right. He totally picked me.

**Videos: "Hurry Scurry," "Kootenai," "Koot's 3rd Gymkhana", "Koot's Life," "Koot's August Gymkhana," "Koot's Sept Show," "Koot's Oct Show," "The Silly Kootenai,""New Adventure Part 2," "Bareback & Bridleless," "Koot giving me a hug!"**

**All the videos of Koot can be found at: http://www. youtube. com/user/horsed- c898**

Koot's birthday: April 10!

Koot's mom, Danya's bday: July 1!
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I've had 136259 friends visit me.

I'm the 25,665th member on HorseChannel.com.

20,415 friends have voted for me since I joined Club Horse!

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I enjoyed a day outside, got a fence post replaced (one of the ones I use to feed the horses at), shifted up the next round bale under the barn (by hand-that's a job!), trimmed Cinni's hinds, and rode Gracie a little bit. Got lots of dog time too. We all enjoyed it. It was a beautiful but windy day. Allie's hock is almost back to normal and doesn't seem to be bothering her at all.
Well, off to work this am. Gonna blog as long as HC will let me. Have a great sunday.

Come visit me, Allie & BJ and his mom Gracie.

02/26/2017 02:33.50 AM Report This Comment
Hi Koot & Danya, here's a vote for ya. Yes, we can get in using the backdoor method as I called it. But votes are not counting and points are done! If you notice, there is no where to bring up "My Account" so you won't see your points or any rewards, cause there are none anymore. It's just a matter of time before you can't even get HC to come up at all. At any rate, I'll still use the backdoor to leave a blog of the days activities. So today we reached a high of 72 degrees! That's 4 in a row, but it's ending soon! New farrier out today to do Indy. What a difference! Went and got 20 bags of shavings, the really big ones! Unloaded them, then turned Indy and Bullseye out in their pastures! Yes, it was dry enough and there was some grass. Washed the truck too! Dragged the indoor arena. Brought them in and then took Honey on her one mile walk! Yep, I was done! Oh Marissa is off baby watch, mare foaled last night at 8:30 pm a colt! Sorrel with flaxen tail so far, mane might lighten up. Cutie! Love ya, Marion and the blondes.

Come visit me, Nuttin But Good. Tkx Bella Boo of DC, 16900!, R.I.P. Hi Tech Image, Tks Bella Boo of DC #17000! & MWS Zippn By Indy, Tks, Bella Boo of DC, 22200!.

02/24/2017 03:14.56 PM Report This Comment
Hi All! Marion just told me Horse Channel is "closed" or will be closing very shortly. If any of you would like to stay in touch you can find me on Facebook under "Danya Baldridge" in Thousand Oaks, CA or email me at horsejumper02@hotmail.com. XOXO Danya & Koot

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02/24/2017 09:16.54 AM Report This Comment
A Vote for You!!
Have to play catch up again. No internet this morning due to the storm. Calling for up to 20 inches but Mother Nature is getting a bit lazy, well or at least not aggressive yet. Only have about 5-6 inches. Mikey has dr. appointment today at 1, so hopefully he can make it. 100 miles 1 way. He has 4 wheel drive, he can not drive himself, being legally blind, but his friend took off 1/2 day from work to help him out. Schools are all called off, not so much because of the snow, but blizzard condition with winds. Could not finish leaving comments yesterday, but most everyone at east received a vote. Had to run get neighbor his pills at Ladysmith, then after dinner, went to pick up sawdust for bedding, to make sure everyone will stay dry. 12 bags (100 # feed bags) will go a long ways, then bedding gets recycled in the spring on the fields....animals are fertilizer factories.

Come visit me, Mistic, Willow & Whisper Supporting "Hootie" for the next HOTM.

02/24/2017 08:24.56 AM Report This Comment
Long work weekend ahead. Love and a vote.

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02/24/2017 02:05.27 AM Report This Comment
Hi Koot & Danya, here's a vote for ya. Okay, is it just me or is anyone else having trouble signing in on HC! It's like the My Account, and Login boxes are gone! I clicked on HOTD and voted, then it says must sign in and I did! But I can't get to the My Account page at all! Weather was just delightful today, hit 67 F with strong sun! Snow is gone, well except for the walls of it I plowed it into! Had another great showmanship lesson with Paige. Then Marissa tacked her up and showed me what they are working on with her. Looking good! Got home and Honey and I did our mile walk, it was so nice out! Just a shirt, no sweater or jacket needed today! New farrier is coming in the morning to properly trim Indy. YAY! Love ya, Marion and the blondes.

Come visit me, Nuttin But Good. Tkx Bella Boo of DC, 16900!, R.I.P. Hi Tech Image, Tks Bella Boo of DC #17000! & MWS Zippn By Indy, Tks, Bella Boo of DC, 22200!.

02/23/2017 03:25.39 PM Report This Comment
Happy Tax Season!
Hi long time no see! Left a quick vote.

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02/23/2017 08:11.28 AM Report This Comment
The weather's so nice during the day. It's in the 60's. A little chilly at night. The wind was heavy Wednesday night. Lots of love and a vote.

Come visit me, SADIE.

02/23/2017 01:55.28 AM Report This Comment
Hi Koot & Danya, here's a vote for ya. Well started out with rain and drizzle and damp. But burnt off and sunshine and 52 degrees. Indy got worked and then I tried doing the showmanship backing squares with him. He got it going to the left, but to the right he kept wanting to stop and do pivots instead. It's hard to think about moving, backing and being on the correct front foot to not get the cross over and have them step on themselves! Bullseye got to free play. Then Honey and I did another one mile walk. Hopefully tomorrow it'll be sunny and they say in the low 60's! WHOO HOO! Dry it up! Love ya, Marion and the blondes.

Come visit me, Nuttin But Good. Tkx Bella Boo of DC, 16900!, R.I.P. Hi Tech Image, Tks Bella Boo of DC #17000! & MWS Zippn By Indy, Tks, Bella Boo of DC, 22200!.

02/22/2017 03:48.46 PM Report This Comment
Stopping by with a Wednesday morning vote! Hope everyone had had a great week soooo far! I have, it's muddy so haven't been able to ride this week yet:( But since we got the rain everything has greened up sooooooooooo much!!!!! The horses went out in the front pasture yesterday, there's good grass for them to eat and we are officially out of hay! Plan to get some more maybe Friday, after it dries out. The goats are also doing well! Voted!

Come visit me, ~Copper~Thanks for HOTM~.

02/22/2017 05:22.40 AM Report This Comment
Saw on FB that you got to go see Koot, yay. Yep, still looks pretty muddy there.
Not much here. Still busy shopping for a used truck. Saw one yesterday that's all set up to pull and in good shape, but it's priced a little high and will soon need new tires. I'll keep it on the "definite maybe" list. Hoping to see another one this week if schedules can cooridnate.
Well, hope you have a great wednesday.

Come visit me, Allie & BJ and his mom Gracie.

02/22/2017 05:03.31 AM Report This Comment
Tired. Returning quick votes. <3

Come visit me, SADIE.

02/22/2017 02:56.20 AM Report This Comment
Hi Koot & Danya, here's a vote for ya. Well another 46 degree day, but overcast. Still did melt off more snow and some places the mud and grass is drying out a little. But possibly rain tomorrow! Got Indy and Bullseye done. Then headed over to Paige. Marissa's back to work, yay! So I lunged Paige, then had a showmanship lesson. WOW learned the proper way to back a horse in the letter C and then in a square! Talk about concentration on what front foot is where to get that box square! Gonna be working on this for a while for sure! It's all about timing, and I'm not that big on paying attention! LOL! But just like I used to tell my ski students, it comes natural for me cause I do it all the time, so the more you practice, the more it becomes natural for you. So this too will happen for me! Got home and took Honey for our mile walk. Then at 4:20 I finally had lunch! LOL! Then passed out later on for a 90 minute nap! I was whipped! Love ya, Marion and the blondes.

Come visit me, Nuttin But Good. Tkx Bella Boo of DC, 16900!, R.I.P. Hi Tech Image, Tks Bella Boo of DC #17000! & MWS Zippn By Indy, Tks, Bella Boo of DC, 22200!.

02/21/2017 04:49.56 PM Report This Comment
We leave the live trap set in the barn. I DO NOT like skunks. Still too muddy to do much, but windy today so hopefully will dry out soon. Took some apple slices out and called Cisco up, Sunset actually beat him to me. Took the hoof rasp out and worked on Jazz, hair everywhere. It sure does work good. Also gets the dried on mud off pretty good.

Come visit me, Mystic, Cisco ~voting for Hootie for HOTM, Angel Meg, Bo and Jazz & Angel Nugget.

02/21/2017 03:52.11 PM Report This Comment
<3 Quick vote. <3

Come visit me, SADIE.

02/21/2017 02:20.44 AM Report This Comment
Hi Koot & Danya, here's a vote for ya. What another nice sunny day today! Not as warm, but still hit 46F which is good for us this time of the winter. Got Indy and Bullseye out to the indoor for playtime! Had the big doors open to let air and sunlight in, but the rider guard doors shut to keep them in! LOL! Then Honey and I did another walk, today we did 1.1 miles. I'm building up my knees and muscling in them slowly! Tonight going down into the low 20's, so the wood burner will be fired up in the house and Indy's heater will be on for him. Tomorrow not much warmer, but Wed and Thurs going into the high 50's again! Yes, I'll take it! More snow melted today, and all the ice is really gone now. Couple of more days and we should see ground again! LOL! Love ya, Marion and the blondes.

Come visit me, Nuttin But Good. Tkx Bella Boo of DC, 16900!, R.I.P. Hi Tech Image, Tks Bella Boo of DC #17000! & MWS Zippn By Indy, Tks, Bella Boo of DC, 22200!.

02/20/2017 03:37.58 PM Report This Comment
Hi & a vote,
Today was a little cooler than the last two, but still in the 40's. I was able to take another ride on Rocky with my friend and her buckskin, so that was nice, there is still snow on most of the ground, but some icy areas starting form from the melt and re-freeze at night, so we had to avoid those spots. I had to take advantage of the extra day off from work! And Blue got to come along too with his friend, Hailey.

Come visit me, Rocky (the blue-eyed wonder horse), Comet (has new home) & Cowboy (Thanks for HOTD 1/19/2017!).

02/20/2017 12:43.46 PM Report This Comment
Hi all, well this has been a wet, wet month, were looking at 9 inches so far, Lilly was suppose to get her toes trimmed last week but my farrier had to cancel due to an ice storm so we are scheduled for this Wens,its a rainy cold day so Im heading to The Dalles and getting Lilly some more grain and pine shavings for her bed and hit the 2nd hand stores, Happy Presidents Day have a wonderful week, Love Suz, Lilly and the Goat Boys

Come visit me, Lilly.

02/20/2017 08:55.22 AM Report This Comment
Love and a Monday vote.

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02/20/2017 03:01.38 AM Report This Comment
How was your weekend, were you able to get Koot out at all or is it still way too muddy?
It was really nice here yesterday . I took Gracie out for a short ride in the field and enjoyed it. She of course, had eyes only for the grass. BJ stuck his nose under her when we got home, like he thought he was gonna nurse, and then made that milk mouth motion when she gave him the stink eye. Really horse? You're almost 9 years old! I've never seen a colt over 6 months do that.
Well, off to work. Hope your week gets off to a good start.

Come visit me, Allie & BJ and his mom Gracie.

02/20/2017 01:35.41 AM Report This Comment
Hi Koot & Danya, here's a vote for ya. WOW it hit 58 degrees today with sunshine! Just about all the snow is gone, except for my wall of course! And some of thicker ice is still hanging on! But tomorrow might take care of that! Had the barn door open all afternoon. Mo was in the crate so he wouldn't take off on me and miss curfew for the night. Indy got a good spa day and then free lunging in the indoor! Bullseye got to free run and play inside too! Just too muddy in any of the pastures to even think about turnout! Did a few little things outside to straighten up over on the crushed stone driveway to the big trailer, it was all dug up from pushing the snow up onto my wall! Then Honey and I went for our first walk of the year down the road. We only did about 3/4 mile total. I have to build my knees up to walking again, without blowing them out! Need to show this summer! Love ya, Marion and the blondes.

Come visit me, Nuttin But Good. Tkx Bella Boo of DC, 16900!, R.I.P. Hi Tech Image, Tks Bella Boo of DC #17000! & MWS Zippn By Indy, Tks, Bella Boo of DC, 22200!.

02/19/2017 03:40.31 PM Report This Comment
Hi & a vote,
Today, Blue had his combined test for AKC Community Canine and Therapy dog and PASSED both!! I am so proud of him! As reward (besides special treats), I brought him to the barn to run with his BFF, Hailey (my friend's dog). Then my daughter and I went on a trail ride on Rocky & Cowboy in the snow that is still remaining. But melting faster each day it's warm. It was so fun to get out and enjoy riding Rocky!

Come visit me, Rocky (the blue-eyed wonder horse), Comet (has new home) & Cowboy (Thanks for HOTD 1/19/2017!).

02/19/2017 01:19.52 PM Report This Comment
Stopping by with a Sunday afternoon vote! Well I got to ride Copper yesterday yay! I got a flying lead change out of him! Voted! ~Brooke,Copper and the goat herd~

Come visit me, ~Copper~Thanks for HOTM~.

02/19/2017 12:59.45 PM Report This Comment
Voted
Oh, Mother Nature can be so "sweet" when she wants to. Hit 52 yesterday and same should be today. Not sure what is going on in her mind, but sure is nice. Horses seem like they want to start shedding, rolling a lot on the crusty snow. So easy, to feed, when you are not fighting the wind and cold. I can remember some February that temps were down to 50 below, (with winds) instead of above. Chickens, cats,and cattle, just love this warmer weather, they like sleeping in the sun. Horses keep watching the woods, I do see the deer and wild turkeys out in the pastures. Once, in awhile see they turkeys walking right in the barn pastures, looking for left over corn that someone missed.

Come visit me, Mistic, Willow & Whisper Supporting "Hootie" for the next HOTM.

02/19/2017 08:16.45 AM Report This Comment
Goodness, the rain you're getting. Did you ever think you'd see that much again? It's needed, but I'm sure you'd love to see less of it for a while. Yeah, probably good to let Koot get put regularly before trying to ride him, but I'm sure it's driving you crazy.
Didn't have any horse time yesterday, mostly because I was really seriously looking and researching on-line for trucks, but also because of some light rain in the afternoon, not even enough to make it muddy though. I found several to follow up on, if they don't get sold before I have time to follow up.
Well, hope you have a great sunday.

Come visit me, Allie & BJ and his mom Gracie.

02/19/2017 02:43.34 AM Report This Comment
Okay, it can stop raining, now. Hugs and a vote.

Come visit me, SADIE.

02/19/2017 01:24.32 AM Report This Comment
Hi & a vote,
I saw on the news the storms were headed to CA. Stay safe! Blue went for practice at PetsMart last night and earlier today. Tomorrow is his test. Then this afternoon, I was at the barn with my daughter (Dayna) because she used Cowboy and Rocky to video some of the skills she needs to demonstrate for her Vet Tech and she needed me to take the videos. After that we went to dinner and now I'm home. Blue's had his bath and is all clean and fluffy for tomorrow.

Come visit me, Rocky (the blue-eyed wonder horse), Comet (has new home) & Cowboy (Thanks for HOTD 1/19/2017!).

02/18/2017 04:50.26 PM Report This Comment
Hope the rain clears off. It's hard after having so many years of drought to complain about rain..., been there, done that. Glorious day, reached 81. Nice workout with Sunset. We have a good chance of TS tomorrow, then the 10 day looks clear. Buddy didn't come home last night, was worrying today but he showed up a little while ago.

Come visit me, Mystic, Cisco ~voting for Hootie for HOTM, Angel Meg, Bo and Jazz & Angel Nugget.

02/18/2017 04:15.27 PM Report This Comment
A Vote for You!!
I found the best time, I can sleep, is in Church,...:). I wake up nearly every night around 3:20, last night it was even earlier. Then I can not go back to sleep. Usually, we are up by 5:30-6, dogs want to go out. I am a very light sleeper, and I can hear Sadie, moving around in her "room". I have a very active mind, that keeps me thinking even when I am sleeping.
I hope you are sitting down, when I tell you the temperature got up to 50...I heard 52, but 50 in Feb. is like hitting the jackpot. But sure made the driveway slippery, with melting over the ice. But I no longer can walk on top of the snow, which is still about 18inches. Bare spots around the trees, and the house.

Come visit me, Mistic, Willow & Whisper Supporting "Hootie" for the next HOTM.

02/18/2017 05:50.05 AM Report This Comment
The same storm that's hitting California, is headed my way. Even though I'm east of California, the heavy wind is coming from the East. Hoping the rain won't be too heavy. Roads and highways have a tendency to flood. Will have to drive extra careful. Long work weekend. Thanks for the votes. Love and a return vote.

Come visit me, SADIE.

02/18/2017 12:57.47 AM Report This Comment
H Koot & Danya, here's a vote for ya. Oh My, that's a lot of rain! Yep don't it always happen that way, rain on your days off! Hate It! YAY sunshine and hardly no winds! Got up to about 40F with the sun it felt like springtime! Oh won a $25 AmEx Gift Card this morning! YAY if I could only win the big one! LOL! Went and finally got a haircut! Then over to Paige, but Marissa left a note on her door that she was working with her tonight and not to lunge her this afternoon. Okay, so we just had bonding time while she was eating her lunchtime hay. Home and still couldn't get Indy to the indoor. Was still icy lumpy bumpy mess on the walkway to there! Should be better tomorrow and I'll take the tractor and smooth it out then too. Love ya, Marion and the blondes.

Come visit me, Nuttin But Good. Tkx Bella Boo of DC, 16900!, R.I.P. Hi Tech Image, Tks Bella Boo of DC #17000! & MWS Zippn By Indy, Tks, Bella Boo of DC, 22200!.

02/17/2017 03:34.51 PM Report This Comment
Y'all are sure getting a lot of rain. Sorry that it's all on the weekends.

Come visit me, Mystic, Cisco ~voting for Hootie for HOTM, Angel Meg, Bo and Jazz & Angel Nugget.

02/17/2017 02:21.05 PM Report This Comment
Hi & a vote,
Took Blue the dog to practice last evening at PetsMart walking on leash around other dogs. He still tries to react at first (pull a little and give a bark at another dog) until he settles down, but settling in much quicker with more and more practice. This might trip him up on his testing. We'll see on Sunday, 19th, test date for Blue! In the meantime, it's going to be warming up for the weekend and next week too. We'll go from snow to mud! Rocky will be loving MUD!

Come visit me, Rocky (the blue-eyed wonder horse), Comet (has new home) & Cowboy (Thanks for HOTD 1/19/2017!).

02/17/2017 10:13.29 AM Report This Comment
Voted
Quick votes this morning. Got up late, was nearly 7, so now I am running late with chores.

Come visit me, Mistic, Willow & Whisper Supporting "Hootie" for the next HOTM.

02/17/2017 06:03.53 AM Report This Comment
Working Thursday through Sunday. Came home from work, Thursday night, and mopped, then started a load of laundry. Scruffy's gotten so skinny. I feed him twice a day. Started him on wormer, last night. He's so active. Hard to believe he'll be 11 in August. Talks a lot, too. Lol. Leaving lots of love and a vote.

Come visit me, SADIE.

02/17/2017 12:49.33 AM Report This Comment
Goodness, that's a bunch of rain coming! I hate it's messing up your weekends.
So cool that you and your mom got to go together to Dancing with the Stars. What a thoughtful gift from your dad.
Rode Allie just at a walk yesterday, did some tight circles, really asking for alot of bend, and then some straight lines corner to corner. Sounds fancy, but really, it was too damp to go any faster, and I wanted to work on keeping Ms Zoom Zoom in a walk.
Well, off to work today. Hope you have a great friday.

Come visit me, Allie & BJ and his mom Gracie.

02/17/2017 12:32.52 AM Report This Comment
Stopping by with a Thursday night vote! Copper is good and so are the goats! I just groomed Copper today since its still muddy......it's drying out insanely fast though; probably will be able to ride if not tomorrow then the next day!!!!! Hope everyone has had an amazing week sooooooo far! Tomorrow is Friday!!!!

Come visit me, ~Copper~Thanks for HOTM~.

02/16/2017 05:34.17 PM Report This Comment
Hi Koot & Danya, here's a vote for ya. Well never got about 29F today, so nothing really softened up and melted! Including the mess Bullseye made of the baby paddock behind the barn that you have to walk through to get to the indoor. So the frozen clumps were not going to be friendly to barefoot Indy! He had to stay in today. And we had snow during the night, just enough to cover the ice and the truck and driveway. That did melt off since it was just a dusting. Got over to lunge Paige and do more showmanship. But the winds were blowing fast and furious. And the indoor there has some lose wall panels, so it was very interesting and noisey! Paige was more settled when we did showmanship. I think having me close to her made her feel more secure! Mommy's little girl! LOL! Love ya, Marion and the blondes.

Come visit me, Nuttin But Good. Tkx Bella Boo of DC, 16900!, R.I.P. Hi Tech Image, Tks Bella Boo of DC #17000! & MWS Zippn By Indy, Tks, Bella Boo of DC, 22200!.

02/16/2017 03:33.57 PM Report This Comment
A Vote for You!!
Quick votes, have to put in 3 large bales of hay and do some other jobs outside. Putting the charger on the truck to start it. Going to get some feed today, don't really need it, but Mike wants to run the truck a bit....feed run is always good.

Come visit me, Mistic, Willow & Whisper Supporting "Hootie" for the next HOTM.

02/16/2017 06:49.51 AM Report This Comment
Did you get to go out and see Koot yesterday? Hope you were able to and he could get out for a bit.
You know how I said we never see anyone famous around here? My vet just got a horse who's been in several movies as well as did time packing beginners around the wilds of Colorado. I told him I'd come over and get his autograph, lol.
We finally got some rain yesterday morning, yay, but afterward, it was muddy and super windy, so no ride time. Had other stuff going on anyway.
Well, gotta run. Hope you have a great thursday.

Come visit me, Allie & BJ and his mom Gracie.

02/16/2017 03:28.12 AM Report This Comment
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