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Kootenai *Vote Susie & Friends August HOTM!*

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I am from Thousand Oaks, CA and I've been a Club Horse member for 5 years, 7 months and 23 days

Nicknames: Koot, Little Man

Age: 13 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

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 123077 friends visit me.

I'm the 25,665th member on

17,987 friends have voted for me since I joined Club Horse!

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Hi Koot & Danya, here's a vote for ya. Happy to hear you had a great time visiting the family on vacation. Now of course it's back to work! I bet Koot will be so happy to see you tonight! Happy Horsey! Got a lot of little things done today. Spread out 200 lbs of Mag/Cal in the indoor in the super dry and dusty areas, yes I have those, along with some still wet spots from that storm almost 2 weeks ago now! UGH! Well last night we had that storm, I don't think we've ever had lightning and thunder that lasted so long, it was well over two hours of it. And the rains finally came, heavy for a while too, I was worried about more seeping into the indoor on the low side, but all was well. Rain gauge said one inch. Today was major food shopping day and get all that's needed for our horse show this Thursday when we leave. Horses were out late in the afternoon, as it was very hot and humid earlier, then it seemed to drop in humidity and a nice breeze came in. Tomorrow it's back to riding and start to pack up the trailer. Love ya, Marion and the blondes.

Come visit me, Nuttin But Good. Tkx Mom, Indy, H.T. 12000!, R.I.P. Hi Tech Image, Thank you Bella Boo #15100! & MWS Zippn By Indy, Tks Misha & Tiffany vote 19100!.

07/27/2015 05:10.07 PM Report This Comment
Hope you had a great vacation! Happy you had a relaxing day.~~~~

The next day October 25th, a surgical excision of the lesion was done. Preliminary results were not consistent with pythium. However a culture was taken and sent off for testing. The initial diagnosis was an ulcerative and proliferative lesion on the lateral aspect of left rear pastern. After the surgery was done Susie remained at LSU for 9 days, where she was confined to a stall and her bandages changed every 3 days. She was sent home on October 2nd. We were told to keep her confined to her stall. However we separated the barn to give her two stalls and the middle isle, where we placed a round hay bale for her to eat. We also had to change her bandages every 3 days. This again was just like when she had her head wound. It is very difficult for someone, without any medical background, to apply these bandages. This bandage consisted of six steps (telfa pad, white cling gauze, cotton combine, brown gauze, vetwrap and elasticon). Try putting this on all while the horse is moving. lol Just lucky there were two of us working together. Susie seemed to be enjoying, once again being treated like a queen. Here's a vote.


07/27/2015 03:48.53 PM Report This Comment
Hope you had a great vacation. Let me know how the Freedom 45 is working for you. Will be heading up to Throwaway Ponies on Weds, see if I can find a nice, gentle mare for a companion for Nugget when Cisco and I are gone.

Come visit me, Mystic ~ Voting for Susie and friends 4 Aug HOTM!, Cisco ~ Congrats King Whiskey, July HOTM!, RIP, Angel Meg & Nugget ~ Voting for Susie and friends for Aug HOTM.

07/27/2015 12:03.06 PM Report This Comment
Gracias por la VIBORA
eres la chica de la foto o cual eres tu?
como te llamas mi nombre es OSWALDO
soy de chihuahua mexico
de nuevo muchas gracias


07/27/2015 10:09.32 AM Report This Comment
We finally had a cool weekend, heating back up this week, it's so dry Oregon is in a drought, late evening rides or early more walks with the barnyard, went to the county fair , haven't been in 10 years or more, Lilly and goat boys are doing great, hope all is well, love Suz and Lilly

Come visit me, Lilly.

07/27/2015 08:51.26 AM Report This Comment
it's that time of the year that daily cool downs are part of my afternoon duties! The boys enjoyed the carrot party!! Whiskey will go to the vet tomorrow for his yearly shots. I will probably do some things in the house until around 5-5:30 then get out again, have a great day and a great one tomorrow ♡

Come visit me, Whiskey ♥ & Deacon ♥.

07/27/2015 07:19.31 AM Report This Comment
It has been a super busy past week!!! Last Sunday I went to a jumping Grand Prix with some of my barn friends. Boy, was that ever cool!!! Most of the rest of the week was filled with work and helping with a moving sale. I would love to get some riding in, but not with how hot it has been. Yesterday was 90+ and pretty humid...yucky! Hope everyone is staying cool and here's a vote!

Come visit me, <><> RIP <><> FREEDOM'S SKYE <><> & Doc And Dun It.

07/27/2015 05:08.29 AM Report This Comment
A Vote for You!!
thought of all of the Horse Channel members and their horses, this morning while I made a short cut back to the house, and watched the heavy dew of water fly up from the front of my boots. Very cool out, and I wish I could share it with everyone. But then, I would have to share the weeks of 30 below and 10 foot high snow banks.

Come visit me, Kissed by the Sun & Whisper.

07/27/2015 04:55.31 AM Report This Comment
Hugs and a quick vote.

Come visit me, SADIE *Voting for Susie and friends for Aug HOTM *.

07/27/2015 03:07.22 AM Report This Comment
it's been super hot and dusty. I'm trying to keep my horses cool and hosed off every day. I mixed up half alcohol and half water and sprayed it on them. the alcohol evaporates faster for a quicker cool down. when I ride I'm mostly walking. we're about ready for some rain!

Come visit me, Sing & Herd.

07/26/2015 11:28.29 PM Report This Comment
I'm on late tonight, still on vacation so my schedule is all off. lol~~~~~

O.K. here comes Susie’s drama. It is October 24, 2012, only two months after Lollipop’s death. We bring Susie back to LSU. This time she has a lesion on her left rear pastern. We noticed it a couple of days before and decided this time we would go straight to LSU. We thought for sure that it was the pythium again, it looked just like the lesion on her head. We didn’t even bother to call a vet, we loaded her up and headed to LSU. We knew she would be in great hands. Left a vote.


07/26/2015 07:16.22 PM Report This Comment
From your FB posts, looks like you've had a good time with your family. So glad you were able to be with them.
our weekend has been sunny and fairly hot, though not awful. I was able to spend a lot of yesterday outside, first working Allie, and then working on getting the electric fence around the dry lot repaired and the weeds off it. A little tickle of a current returned, enough to make BJ twitch an ear and lazily move his head. Oh well, room for improvement if I can figure out how.
hope you have a good trip home.

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

07/26/2015 12:06.15 PM Report This Comment
Good Morning vote from my girls!! Did not have time to do more than the bare minimum yesterday. Had to delivery some baby chicks for a friend, about 2 hours away. I miss them already...went out to the shed, and first thing I though of was...Oh, No, the heat light burnt out last night....even through there were no lights even on, because there were no chicks...da!!

Come visit me, Kissed by the Sun & Whisper.

07/26/2015 06:59.31 AM Report This Comment
Galloping by on this cool Sunday morning with a click on your horseshoe. Rode bareback yesterday morning, he did good we mostly rode on the trail.
Friday morning I loped him bareback, he was amazing. His gait is so different from the saddle and bare, very smooth and easy to sit.
Hope your staying cool in this brutal heat. Love always and a vote, best wishes!

Come visit me, Darby *Voting Susie and friends August HOTM*.

07/26/2015 05:09.43 AM Report This Comment
Just want to say thanks again for all the support and the votes. Keep them coming! Just one more week to go! The story continues...

So what’s going on with Susie all this while…you ask. Don’t worry Susie is laying back just waiting to spring some more of her drama on us. As you can see never a dull moment around here. With a herd of horses, especially like mine, there is always something going on. There may not be a lot of riding activity going on, but there is a heck of a lot of every other activity going on here. lol (Another click on the horseshoe)


07/25/2015 07:12.42 AM Report This Comment
Here's a vote! Hope you have a great Saturday!

Come visit me, ~Copper~Vote Susie and Friends August HOTM~.

07/25/2015 06:01.47 AM Report This Comment
Love always and a vote.

Come visit me, SADIE *Voting for Susie and friends for Aug HOTM *.

07/25/2015 03:35.28 AM Report This Comment

Come visit me, joker, miles & spots.

07/24/2015 04:10.11 PM Report This Comment
On late today had a spa day and lunch with my Mom and sisters. Very relaxing day. ~~~

On August 23rd Lollipop was euthanized, at the age of 24. This was a horrible day. I remember it well. Lollipop was my husband’s favorite horse. She was the best horse he’d ever had or would ever have. He loved her so much and still speaks of her fondly. He had called the vet and told him that he needed to have Lolli put down. They set up a time when he could come out. I went to work that morning, but told my supervisor that I would need to leave for a while that afternoon. Knowing the circumstances she of course said no problem. My husband called me when the vet was on his way. I got to the pasture and the rest of the horses were in their stalls. We led Lolli out to the pasture near where she would be buried. My husband said his goodbyes to his sweet mare and he left to go continue digging the hole. I held Lolli out in the pasture waiting for the vet to arrive. I spoke to her and comforted her all the while. I wanted to let her know that her baby Ace would be fine, that Susie would love and care for him. I told her that she would be going to a much better place, where she could run and play, and would no longer be in pain. Soon the vet arrived and with two quick injections, Lolli was gone and the tears came. My husband could not watch this happen but when it was over, he came and picked her up with the tractor and carried her to the hole he had dug. She is buried on our pasture where we can visit with her everyday. The herd of course mourned her for the next several days. They seemed lost without her, she was the Alpha mare. However Gypsy soon took over the herd and things got back to somewhat normal.

That was the third reason we decided to keep Ace. He was a part of Lollipop and we could keep her with us through him. RIP Lollipop.~~~~ Here's your vote.


07/24/2015 01:49.09 PM Report This Comment
A Vote for You!!
Good Morning vote from my girls. Yesterday, they got to eat out on the lawn yesterday, but someone let all the young guinea hens outs, so no going out's back to the North pasture.

Come visit me, Kissed by the Sun & Whisper.

07/24/2015 05:15.41 AM Report This Comment
Leaving a vote!
I didn't get to ride Darbs yesterday, only got in a groom. But this morning I'm gonna. Looking for a longer cinch.
Hope you get some riding in... love and a vote!

Come visit me, Darby *Voting Susie and friends August HOTM*.

07/24/2015 05:02.18 AM Report This Comment
Have a great weekend. Love and a vote.

Come visit me, SADIE *Voting for Susie and friends for Aug HOTM *.

07/24/2015 01:59.54 AM Report This Comment
It’s August 2012 now. Lollipop seemed to be having more and more trouble with her feet. We had been watching her pretty closely the past few months. She was laying down more in the pasture and for longer periods of time. We of course talked to the farrier about her, but he said since the coffin bone had already rotated, nothing could be done to stop it. There of course were options like certain type of horseshoes that would help with the pain. Early on we did buy her some boots to wear whenever we rode. We also had her on a herbal supplement , called herbal bute. This stuff really helped her. But we knew it was only a matter of time. She started having trouble coming into the barn to eat. We would have to go out to her in the pasture and feed her. This was hard to watch. My husband made the decision that something had to be done. (Left a vote)


07/23/2015 07:11.30 AM Report This Comment
A Vote for You!!
Hope you are having fun on your time off from Horse Channels, or do you miss us.... :)

Come visit me, Kissed by the Sun & Whisper.

07/23/2015 05:07.41 AM Report This Comment
Love, hugs and a vote. <3

Come visit me, SADIE *Voting for Susie and friends for Aug HOTM *.

07/23/2015 03:29.43 AM Report This Comment
Now let’s see…oh yes it is the year 2012. June 1st and Lollipop’s colt, Ace, is now one year old. He is a handsome little fellow and so good to. We never even had to wean this one. We tried once separating him by putting him in a little pen, but he jumped the fence to be with his mom. Lollipop pretty much weaned him herself. We just left them together in the pasture with the other horses. Ace was eating feed early on. Lollipop was pretty old at this point and she was slowing down. She was having trouble with her feet, she had foundered several years earlier and the coffin bone in her hoof had rotated. We still rode her on occasion but not often and not for long periods. We would soak her feet in buckets of water with apple cider vinegar and rub her legs with absorbine. She loved the pampering.


07/22/2015 07:04.29 AM Report This Comment
A Vote for You!!
Quick Good Morning vote from my girls.

Come visit me, Kissed by the Sun & Whisper.

07/22/2015 06:07.31 AM Report This Comment
Trotting by with some morning votes! Gonna ride bareback today, hope all is well. Love and a vote!

Come visit me, Darby *Voting Susie and friends August HOTM*.

07/22/2015 04:32.28 AM Report This Comment
Heat, blech. Lol. Love and a vote.

Come visit me, SADIE *Voting for Susie and friends for Aug HOTM *.

07/22/2015 02:40.44 AM Report This Comment
Hi Koot & Danya, here's a vote for ya. Have a great vacation! Well today was one of those goof off days! I knew it was going to be, had a luncheon date for my birthday with some very dear friends. An hours drive to meet them and the same for the ride home. Over three hours in the Bistro Restaurant gabbing. We only get together about once a year and there's a lot to catch up on all around! LOL! And besides, it was another really hot humid day! So horses had a late lunch themselves and then the storm rolled in. We got very lucky, only lightning, thunder and high winds, which cooled it down by 15 degrees. Nice out now. But Southeast of us got the heavy duty rains! They can have it. Tomorrow I'll drag the indoor, mostly dry now and then work Indy and ride Paige. Love ya, Marion and the blondes.

Come visit me, Nuttin But Good. Tkx Mom, Indy, H.T. 12000!, R.I.P. Hi Tech Image, Thank you Bella Boo #15100! & MWS Zippn By Indy, Tks Misha & Tiffany vote 19100!.

07/21/2015 05:07.48 PM Report This Comment
Hope you have a nice trip. And glad you got a bit of rain, even if it made it muggy, I guess it's good for the plants.

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

07/21/2015 09:12.33 AM Report This Comment
I’m sure you all know Ace…he has his own profile page!
Ace was really special to us for several reasons. First, because he was Lollipops foal, which was a miracle in itself. Second, because he was born on my husband’s birthday, June 1st. And there is a third reason…we will get to that one later. Ace was born at our new pasture in Charenton. We moved the herd to this pasture in the beginning of 2011. He was really smart and had a good disposition. Everyone said that he was a “keeper”. I said we definitely had to keep him because he was a birthday present to my husband from his special horse Lollipop.

So I guess by now you can see why we never made good on our deal , for that second breeding with Susie. We were having foals left and right. All my husband wanted was a little filly…but no such luck. We still talk about it every now and again, breeding Susie. I am not sure I want to put her through that again. We will see how things go. I’m also not sure that we want to raise another foal. We are getting to old to handle those young ones. Who knows it may happen… one day! (A click on the horseshoe)


07/21/2015 08:26.41 AM Report This Comment
have fun on vacation :)
Another very hot afternoon but I got out there and pulled off fly masks, filled water tanks and watered a few plants and trees. Temps have stayed a hair under 100 but the "feels like" have been in the triple digits. I turned the boys out to graze while I cooled down. This is not my favorite time of the year it’s just too hot! Happy trails and Have a wonderful day “)

Come visit me, Whiskey ♥ & Deacon ♥.

07/21/2015 06:45.17 AM Report This Comment
A Vote for You!!
Have fun on your time off, are you going on a vacation?? Did Koot pack up his suitcase, or did he hire a whole 4 horse trailer to bring his things along. Now, you know why horses and pets stay home.

Come visit me, Kissed by the Sun & Whisper.

07/21/2015 06:25.34 AM Report This Comment
Counting down the weeks until Fall. Summer's my least favorite time of the year. Hasn't been as hot, as usual, but still miserable. Love and a vote.

Come visit me, SADIE *Voting for Susie and friends for Aug HOTM *.

07/21/2015 12:32.41 AM Report This Comment
Hi Koot & Danya, here's a vote for ya. Well I know you needed rain bad, but hot rain and on the weekend to boot! Oh well, hopefully it helped with the drought. Well it was a busy day today. And another really got one, 91 with index of 94, but we did have a tiny breeze! Got Indy lunged, then Lunged Paige and was all set to ride and my hay man called. I'm on my way over with a wagon of hay, meet me at the hay barn. So much for riding. But Paige was looking really good! Got 120 bales of nice second cut grass, he got it up last week before all the storms set in. It was in his drive in hay barn on the wagon, so it was curing nicely. Okay load me up! Don't mind paying extra to have them stack it! Then when they left, I had to run to town and drop off some show cloths to the dry cleaners. Got home and just hayed the horses, was way to hot and miserable out for them. But I decided to mow a pasture. By then I had it and needed a shower and a rest. Love ya, Marion and the blondes.

Come visit me, Nuttin But Good. Tkx Mom, Indy, H.T. 12000!, R.I.P. Hi Tech Image, Thank you Bella Boo #15100! & MWS Zippn By Indy, Tks Misha & Tiffany vote 19100!.

07/20/2015 05:05.55 PM Report This Comment
Cherry season is over, been doing alot of clean up and putting things away that we take out for harvest, hasn't rained in weeks, and weeks and has been very hot, they say Oregon is in a drought and by the looks of the lakes, streams and land it looks like it ! Been doing late night rides and early morning walks, Lilly is doing great, she gets her toes trimmed on Wens. Jack, Daniel ( the goats ) are doing great to, I'm gonna trim their feet this evening, Hood River County fair is this weekend, haven't been in about 10 years, considering going this year, we'll see. Have a blessed week, Suz and Lilly

Come visit me, Lilly.

07/20/2015 02:22.14 PM Report This Comment
Now it is the following year 2011. Lollipop gives birth to her foal on June 1, 2011. This means that we have had four foals, one each year for the last four years! All of them colts! Lucky, Dusty, Kicka and now Ace. We were not sure how Lollipop would make out with having a baby. She was so old and we weren’t sure if she had ever had any babies before. However she did great. She had her colt during the night or early morning on June 1st. The colt was standing by her in the pasture when we got there. Although Lolli was not a very good mother. She did not want to let her foal drink milk. At times we would have to hold or tie her so the foal could drink. She wasn’t very protective of it either. We thought maybe it was because she was so old and possibly because she had never had any other foals. Here's your vote.


07/20/2015 08:14.10 AM Report This Comment
did you get any of that rain I've been hearing about in Ca.?
♡ what can I say, it was hot hot hot this weekend. Had short early rides in the morning, just enough so they would remember they are riding horses! Had chicken and ribs and my grandson stayed Saturday night with us. Everything is so dry. It has not rained one day in July here. Have a wonderful Monday!!!

Come visit me, Whiskey ♥ & Deacon ♥.

07/20/2015 06:31.48 AM Report This Comment
A Vote for You!!
I spent too much time sending out vote this morning, and still do not have my early morning boots off. Have a lot of small jobs to finish up today. Hopefully, my chicks and keets will finish hatching today. Doesn't look too promising. I did hatch out 8, but this incubator sucks!! Either that or I make the worst mother hen. Temps go up and down...high to low, then low to high. I am going to see if I can change the factory settings to be closer together, after I turn it off in a few days.

Come visit me, Kissed by the Sun & Whisper.

07/20/2015 06:14.51 AM Report This Comment
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