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Pinto from Thousand Oaks, CA

Kootenai *Thank you for Oct. HOTM!!!*

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I am from Thousand Oaks, CA and I've been a Club Horse member for 4 years, 10 months and 29 days

Nicknames: Koot, Little Man

Age: 12 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
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 114492 friends visit me.

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16,444 friends have voted for me since I joined Club Horse!

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Hi Koot & Danya, here's a vote for ya. Happy Halloween! Good luck on Saturday, I know you'll do well and have lots of fun. Praying the weather holds out for ya. Okay this was the coldest one so far, only 30 degrees with lots of frost on the pumpkin this morning! LOL! Went over to Marissa's to pick up some things I had asked her to pick up for me at the Congress and pay her for them. Then ran to A.C.Moore and got the frame for my new collage that I had done. Photographer called this morning and it's done and he's mailing it today, so now I have the matching frame for this one. Can't wait till it gets here. Also H.t.'s keep sake tail came in the mail today. I just have to hang it to get the folds out of it and I'll post a picture of the nice job they did with it. Got home and just lunged a little and hayed them, it was like 4 pm all ready. Hoping to maybe ride tomorrow, will see what the weather is like, they are saying super high winds with gusts to 40 mph! Won't be good even in the indoor! Things will be going bang and clang for sure! Don't need to be a dirt dart! LOL! Love ya, Marion and the blondes.

Come visit me, Nuttin But Good. Thanks Sing & Herd for #9500!, R.I.P. Hi Tech Image, #13700 Thanks Bella Boo/DC & MWS Zippn By Indy, Tkx Mom, Paige, HT for #17800!.

10/31/2014 05:00.21 PM Report This Comment
A Halloween vote and some treats coming your way...unless Kisses, Whisper or Dolly ate them first. They have been know for that trick.

Come visit me, Kissed by the Sun & Whisper.

10/31/2014 04:27.23 PM Report This Comment
HI, left a vote. Rode Amber today, she did great.

I also am going to be working with a very cute 2 year old gelding named Zip. I made him a profile, he is currently for sale at the barn I am boarding at. He is very gentle, sweet, and calm. I worked with some obstacles today. Not afraid at all! He loved the ball, I rolled it at him, rolled it underneath him, and kicked it in front of him, he just stood there, didn't care! He walked right thru the hula hoop, and then he sniffed the mattress, then just walked right over it! No other horses with us in the arena either. Just a very nice horse. Tasha thinks he would be a great fit for me. I think I may have to find a way to own two horses!

Come visit me, Toby, Zip N Fire & Amber.

10/31/2014 04:26.25 PM Report This Comment
Summer is over!
Good luck this weekend! Only got to 67 today, down in the 30's tonight. Had a lovely ride on Cisco, he was so mellow. Just kind of walked/trotted him around, both of us were feeling lazy. No obstacles, just worked a bit on neck reining. When I turned him out, he hung with me for about 5 minutes, kept running thru his tricks in hope of a treat, I didn't have any but he got lots of rubbing and scratches.

Come visit me, Mystic ~ voting for Azteca #267836, Cisco: knows Trevor will beat Cancer, Meg ~ voting for Azteca #267836 & Nugget ~ Voting for Azteca #267836.

10/31/2014 02:09.37 PM Report This Comment
Hi koot!
Left you a spooktacluar halloween vote!

India and Angel Ginger

Come visit me, ~Ginger~9/10/13.

10/31/2014 11:14.19 AM Report This Comment
Days are too short. I let Sadie out Thursday. She ran and had a great time playing with Scruffy. Always fun to watch them. Hoping for a ride next Wednesday. The weather is perfect. Love and a vote.

Come visit me, SADIE *Voting Azteca 267836 Nov. HOTM*.

10/30/2014 10:49.06 PM Report This Comment
HI, left a vote. Got another ride in today, she did great. Going to try to get another ride in tomorrow! My lower back and hip still hurt, so I have been taking epson salt baths when I get home.

Come visit me, Toby, Zip N Fire & Amber.

10/30/2014 06:51.38 PM Report This Comment
Hi Koot & Danya, here's a vote for ya. Oh that's good that Koot was fine the other night. Hopefully on Friday nights turnout he don't get to going nuts. Keep and eye on him. They love to self distruct! Good luck Saturday, you two will do great! Shooting for either Sat or Sun to saddle up and give it a go! Sat we might be getting a storm, mixture of rain and snow, so I'll see if I feel like braving the cold in the indoor! LOL! Well nothing like a cover of frost and total fog at 6:30 am when you send the dog out to go potty! And more tonight and then Saturday a chance of rain/snow mixture! OHY! Had to run Kevin for therapy and then his x-rays on that wrist! Got home and took some hay to the horse barn, have to call and start getting in my winter supply. Using almost a bale and a half a day now that there are in from pasture grass. Got Paige lunged and did more showmanship, Indy did some free lungeing and then gave them hay for lunch and fresh water. They have the life of Reiley! LOL! Love ya, Marion and the blondes.

Come visit me, Nuttin But Good. Thanks Sing & Herd for #9500!, R.I.P. Hi Tech Image, #13700 Thanks Bella Boo/DC & MWS Zippn By Indy, Tkx Mom, Paige, HT for #17800!.

10/30/2014 05:02.57 PM Report This Comment
Have a great weekend ?Cold in Ca?
Lots of errands, just a quick but very nice ride today, worked with Nugget a bit. She's really coming around about her feet. Have also started working with on handling her mouth - she's starting to get that, too. My 31 yr old colt, LOL! And, yes, there was a swamp thing or something in that water obstacle. Tanks and streams are OK, anything that looks like a puddle is out.

Come visit me, Mystic ~ voting for Azteca #267836, Cisco: knows Trevor will beat Cancer, Meg ~ voting for Azteca #267836 & Nugget ~ Voting for Azteca #267836.

10/30/2014 02:19.32 PM Report This Comment
Here's a vote for ya Koot. Hope that shoulder is just a minor thing - maybe he laid on it wrong or bumped into something and just bruised it a bit. We will keep our fingers and hooves crossed for you.
Took a leisurely ride in the paddock last night for about a half and hour just to de-stress a bit. Got Butter to trot a couple times but he was in major slow poke mode. :) Guess he figured if his barn buddies aren't working he shouldn't be either!
Hope you are having a great day and good luck with Koot.

Come visit me, Butter.

10/30/2014 12:49.50 PM Report This Comment
Sterly would like to be HOTD tomorrow, please drop by with a vote, Love Donna Lee

Come visit me, Sterl May "THANKS FOR MY HOTD, LOVE YOU", Angel Sassy Mac Mar 8/95-Aug 8/07 & Royal Mes.

10/30/2014 12:38.30 PM Report This Comment
Koot & Danya
Yaa, glad Koot feels great , can't wait to see and here about the show on FB ! I am going to take every Monday and Friday off till I am done on the 21st, need to use up some vacation time it will just get eaten up in taxes if I don't so I will be off line Fri-Mon, back Tuesday Lilly and I had a wonderful ride after work yesterday no wind, no rain, just over cast ! take care Love Suz and Lilly

Come visit me, Lilly.

10/30/2014 11:09.27 AM Report This Comment seems like I haven't been on HC in forever! Sorry I've been busy. So much going on with changes at work and my recent Dr. visits. Not much riding time for me so far. Was kinda waiting for my finger to heal...want to be able to hold on when I ride! lol Had some fun drawing on the horses with Halloween face paint. Posted some pics below. As you can see I'm no artist! Hope you all have a Happy Halloween! Left a vote for ya.


10/30/2014 09:48.47 AM Report This Comment
have fun this weekend and bundle up :) I have a busy busy work day today. I am off work tomorrow so I will be up early to run to the grocery store and then I am hoping to haul out to the lake for a nice peaceful ride :) We didn’t see a skunk last night so maybe that was the only one. Have a great Thursday ~Whinny’s & hugs ♡

Come visit me, ♥ Whiskey & ♥Deacon.

10/30/2014 09:26.06 AM Report This Comment
Oh yes
I hope your and Koots show is successful. I've been reading blogs and is he hurt or something?

Come visit me, Darby *Please vote Azteca November HOTM! & Dolly--Congrats to Koot October HOTM!.

10/30/2014 09:13.58 AM Report This Comment
Leaving a quick good morning vote! Hope your doing good! Love your HOTM pic. We're great, jumping is going smoothly, love always(:,

Come visit me, Darby *Please vote Azteca November HOTM! & Dolly--Congrats to Koot October HOTM!.

10/30/2014 09:07.33 AM Report This Comment
Dropping off a quick Thurs vote. Kathryn and I are heading out for a trail ride this morning, and wouldn't you know, Dee and Gracie are running and bucking like a couple of fillies out in the pasture. Fine, girls, just get all that silliness out before we go. Hope you have a good Thur and hope Koot is feeling better.

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

10/30/2014 07:19.02 AM Report This Comment
So how did the showing go, or did the shoulder bother him??
Sending a vote from my girls.

Come visit me, Kissed by the Sun & Whisper.

10/30/2014 06:16.55 AM Report This Comment
HI, left a vote. Got a ride in today, had a nice workout! Riding again tomorrow!

Come visit me, Toby, Zip N Fire & Amber.

10/29/2014 09:43.25 PM Report This Comment
Farrier came out today. Sadie was a butt, but her hooves look wonderful. Love to all and a quick vote.

Come visit me, SADIE *Voting Azteca 267836 Nov. HOTM*.

10/29/2014 08:29.30 PM Report This Comment
Hi Koot & Danya, here's a vote for ya. Farrier was here by 9 am to shoe Paige and trim Indy. We switched Paige from aluminum shoes up front to steel for now. Jason also looked at Bullseye for me and I need to just rasp off a little on his outside walls on the fronts, they have him a little to high on the outside. So I did that. When they left, Jason and Jason his apprentice, I went back to finishing stacking that pile in the driveway! All done and cleaned up, measured it, just over a cord of wood. So that puts me at 5+ cords for this winter! Hopefully I won't use it all! LOL! But I'm ready, as long as it's not buried under snow! Have one pile left in the back yard, will stack what fits in the last stacking place and then burn out of the pile till it's gone. Might have to plow snow on the lawn there for the winter! Got Paige lunged and did showmanship work with her again. Then it started to rain like crazy, Indy was happy to stay in the barn and get his hay lunch! LOL! Love ya, Marion and the blondes.

Come visit me, Nuttin But Good. Thanks Sing & Herd for #9500!, R.I.P. Hi Tech Image, #13700 Thanks Bella Boo/DC & MWS Zippn By Indy, Tkx Mom, Paige, HT for #17800!.

10/29/2014 03:36.19 PM Report This Comment
Koot & Danya
Best wishes on Koots shoulder, hope he is feeling better, we tend to get a lot of rain in the fall and spring,, if it is spaced out I can take some of the orchard roads but if is constant they have alot of clay in the soil and they get super slippery then I take the gravel road accross the road from our house, if it has been raining alot and I don't want to take the gravel road< I just walk not ride Lilly, don't want to take the chance of her hurting herself sliding down a hill with me on her. Time changes this weekend remember, dang.... it will be okay once I am layed off as of Nov 21 then I will have allday to hang with my girl not just after work. love Suz and Lilly

Come visit me, Lilly.

10/29/2014 02:16.25 PM Report This Comment
Left a vote for you.
God bless you & your horses.

Come visit me, Spencer, Kristy, Hallee & R.I.P Naley.

10/29/2014 07:17.51 AM Report This Comment
♥ Feeling better each day about returning to my horsey world totally again! I rode Whiskey bareback for a bit after work. With the time change coming this weekend it will put an end to evening riding so I want to take advantage of it while I can. Right at dark guess what we smelled? Yep~ a skunk …oh boy-Cliff did not look to happy. It was year before last we had a skunk problem. Needless to say he put Rain (our JRT) in the house lol and out came the gun. He did get that one but there is another one I told him He said “why did you say that?” I said “because the one I saw the other day had a whole lot more white on it”….I believe I will have a few more skunk stories for you in the next few days !!! Have a wonderful day :)

Come visit me, ♥ Whiskey & ♥Deacon.

10/29/2014 06:40.22 AM Report This Comment
Sure hope Koot's shoulder is better today.
Worked on fences yesterday, and rode Gracie, and then took the kids out for supper. Its rare we all have the same day off, and I always feel so blessed to have that time with them.

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

10/29/2014 04:31.53 AM Report This Comment
Tahnk you!
Thank you for voting. Our HOTD was a complete surprise, but I am very pleased. Ginger is dancing in heavan.

India and Angel Ginger

Come visit me, ~Ginger~9/10/13.

10/28/2014 06:55.56 PM Report This Comment
thanks for voting for us in the costume contest! tomorrow is the final day. leaving a vote and hope you will, too. :)

Come visit me, We are winners in the costume contest! THANKS HC!.

10/28/2014 06:45.47 PM Report This Comment
Sorry for the absence leaving you a Tuesday evening vote. Hope y'all had a great weekend. I hope y'all have a great rest of the week. ~Copper~

Come visit me, **Copper** Vote Azteca November HOTM** & **Flicka** Congrats Koot October HOTM**.

10/28/2014 05:52.59 PM Report This Comment
Hi Koot & Danya, here's a vote for ya. Just keep an eye on him and that shoulder, could just have been a little sore that day, and he'll come out of it okay. Yes, I have a couple of neighbor's that are awesome! Well I still haven't ridden yet. I'm hoping in the next couple of days to give it a go! Today was spent grocery shopping and then, yep, stacking more wood. Almost done with the new pile we made in the driveway, gotta get that cleared out of my way. I so wanted to wash tails today, but even though it did hit about 72, it was overcast and windy. So I didn't want them getting wet. They did get out all afternoon for the little grass that is left in pastures 1 and 2. Dragged the indoor today and have the farrier coming Wed morn to shoe Paige and trim Indy. So hoping for either Thur or Fri for a ride! WHOO HOO! Love ya, Marion and the blondes.

Come visit me, Nuttin But Good. Thanks Sing & Herd for #9500!, R.I.P. Hi Tech Image, #13700 Thanks Bella Boo/DC & MWS Zippn By Indy, Tkx Mom, Paige, HT for #17800!.

10/28/2014 03:53.26 PM Report This Comment
Hope Koot is OK for the show Sat, but you'll do whatever is right. Nugget worked well today, picked out all the feet and got a little more of the bad flare trimmed off. Short but nice ride on Cisco, possibility of rain tonight so had to get the hay covered (several tarps had blown off) and had forgotten about my hay bag in the back of the pick up, so got that out and all cleaned up.

Come visit me, Mystic ~ voting for Azteca #267836, Cisco: knows Trevor will beat Cancer, Meg ~ voting for Azteca #267836 & Nugget ~ Voting for Azteca #267836.

10/28/2014 03:14.43 PM Report This Comment
HI, left a vote. Got to see Amber today. Not long though, a huge storm was coming and I wanted to get home before it hit!

Come visit me, Toby, Zip N Fire & Amber.

10/28/2014 02:43.50 PM Report This Comment
Koot & Danya
you will know if your ready to show, go with your gut on Koot I would hate to see him pull something if he is stiff, if you do show my best thoughts are with you two !
it is Wet,wet,wet,here I looked at the forcast it is wet till the end of Nov, did not want to look any further the farmers Almanac is right on for this area this year, they said wet !!! Lilly is getting fuzzy she will soon look like a wooley mammoth, with it as wet as they say it is gonna be makes me wish I had a indoor arena but I don't so I will just put on rain cloths, and stay on the gravel roads for traction, I have not had a saddle on Lilly in 9 weeks just been riding on a bareback pad,thankful for ever ride I stay on top and don't fall off, !! have a wonderful day love Suz and Lilly

Come visit me, Lilly.

10/28/2014 09:08.11 AM Report This Comment
Left a vote for you.
God bless you & your horses.

Come visit me, Spencer, Kristy, Hallee & R.I.P Naley.

10/28/2014 07:28.27 AM Report This Comment
☆ Of course the wedding was beautiful and I am glad it is over though. This year with the wedding, merging of 3 hospitals systems at work and all the normal makings of life I am smooth wore out! I did ride Sunday & Monday and rested some. Now, time to get in gear for winter. We will pick up 100 bales of hay & 7 round bales next week. We are setting up the deicer in the tub and have it ready for whatever type of freezing weather that may come along. I will also go back to my riding schedule (hopefully) and get them boys in good shape. Have a wonderful day! Whinnies & hugs =)

Come visit me, ♥ Whiskey & ♥Deacon.

10/28/2014 07:09.12 AM Report This Comment
I hate to hear that Koot is having trouble with his shoulder. I hope its just a kink he gets worked out quickly.
I had a very enjoyable horsey weekend. Rode BJ bareback Saturday, and rode Gracie Sunday as well as saddled Allie with the big roping saddle to expose her to a flank strap and more weight. Everybody did well, though BJ isn't breathing as well with the warmer weather. I've been in touch with a Tacky breeder and have been learning some more about their bloodlines, which is fun.
Well, hope your week is getting off to a good start.

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

10/28/2014 03:04.33 AM Report This Comment
Hi Danya and Koot. It's in the 80's, and I live next to an egg ranch. Seem to have a lot more than usual. Love and a vote for Koot.

Come visit me, SADIE *Voting Azteca 267836 Nov. HOTM*.

10/28/2014 12:35.12 AM Report This Comment
Koot & Danya
I went out to the barn in a pair of spandex yesterday ahhh my intentions were to wear my chaps over them because it was chilly well.... these are the chaps I wore in high school when I use to show, Lilly is standing there in her stall watching me put them on got them over my legs but could not buckle them around the waste, I looked at her and said no laughing, she starts bobbing her head up and down like yaa right it was pretty funny and cute, needless to say I need to look for a pair of chaps or chinks that will fit a 51 year old hahahha, love Suz and Lilly

Come visit me, Lilly.

10/27/2014 09:01.53 AM Report This Comment
The flies are ridiculous. Making homemade fly traps out of 2 liter plastic bottles. Using can dog food as bait. Should work, because Scruffy has to fight the flies to eat. Love and a vote.

Come visit me, SADIE *Voting Azteca 267836 Nov. HOTM*.

10/27/2014 04:35.02 AM Report This Comment
Good morning! Sorry I haven't been on lately. Internet issues...uuggh!
We had plans to ride both Saturday and Sunday but the winds were just horrible. Everyone was spooky and jittery. Jumping around like rabbits. So we ended up practicing getting on and off the trailer. Did some lunging and got a great grooming in. And of course headed into work this morning the weather couldn't be more perfect!
Sounds like you and Koot are ready for the show season. He probably has missed the fun and excitement of racing around those barrels! Keep us posted on how the first one goes.
Hope you have a great start to the week!

Come visit me, Butter.

10/27/2014 03:36.04 AM Report This Comment
Here's a vote from Buddy! We've been busy busy lately! Busy with work, and busy preparing for Tuesday. Tuesday I have an interview for a casual position as a unit clerk at one of the hospitals here. Finally! I'm so excited, but nervous at the same time.

Buddy has been good. And actually yesterday we had my aunty Karen come out. Aunty Karen is an animal communicator, so after I was finished work yesterday she came out to read Buddy for me. Apparently he was quite excited that I finally asked her to help him talk to me and listen to what he had to say. She wrote a blog about our visit ( but, for those of you who believe in this sort of thing, in a nut shell, our visit was very good. I learned a lot that I had wanted to know. Buddy didn't understand why he went from being at the ranch to being here at the barn in a stall until she told him that he moved to the barn to be with me, and he gets to see me everyday. His home is where I am, wherever that may be. He told her that he doesn't like my saddle (I thought he did,) so I am going to tackle that issue after I get his teeth done. He told her that yes, he indeed does need his teeth done, and things will be alot better when they get done, and I myself need to be a more confident rider. He also said I should try a therapeutic pad, so I am now on the hunt for one that I can try out. He also wanted to let me know that he figures he would be good at an obstacle course kind of thing. I believe that is called trail classes? I could be wrong, but I don't know much about it. It's something I will have to look into.

I'm hoping I will be able to get on more this week and blog again. The weather here has taken a turn, it's started to snow, and sort of rain. More rainy then snowy. I hope everyone has been getting some horsey time in!

-Buddy & Jasmine

Come visit me, Buddy.

10/26/2014 08:12.38 PM Report This Comment
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