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Pinto from Thousand Oaks, CA

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 28 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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My Horse Stats

I've had 123246 friends visit me.

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

18,019 friends have voted for me since I joined Club Horse!

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Thank you and sending a happy Friday vote to you!

Come visit me, Dolly (angel), Ella Bee, Pumpkin & My Thirty Six.

07/31/2015 10:32.05 AM Report This Comment
Loping by with a vote!

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

07/31/2015 04:52.05 AM Report This Comment
A Vote for You!!
Good Morning vote from my girls. Hope your weekend is wonderful.

Come visit me, Kissed by the Sun & Whisper.

07/31/2015 04:50.05 AM Report This Comment
As you know, Susie survived all her tragic incidents and accidents. Through it all she has been a real trooper. She is the biggest horse in the pasture, but she allows the other horses to boss her around. She does anything you ask of her. She is such a sweet and playful mare. I call Susie my “million dollar” horse. One because of all the time, effort and expense we have invested in her, but the second and main reason is because nobody has enough money to buy Susie. She is worth the world to me. She has found her forever home. She will live here at our pasture for as long as she is alive and she will be laid to rest next to dear sweet Lollipop, when her time ends. She has touched my heart in a way that I can’t explain. I hope she has touched yours in some way through her story. The End.~~~~
Our HOTM run has come to an end. I have enjoyed sharing Susie’s story with you. Thanks to all my HC friends for your support. (Left a big thank you vote)

Come visit me, ACES WILD & SUSIE AND FRIENDS~VOTE AUG HOTM.

07/31/2015 01:37.11 AM Report This Comment
Another quick vote. <3

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

07/31/2015 01:31.55 AM Report This Comment
Leaving a mud encased flooded out vote

Come visit me, joker, miles & spots.

07/30/2015 03:11.30 PM Report This Comment
November 1st Susie is home and once again she is confined to the barn. We are having to change her bandages every 3 to 5 days. This is getting to be a task. Also having to clean out the barn everyday, with her many piles of manure and wet areas. lol Susie was getting bored being confined, away from the herd. So on November 16th, my husband decided to let Susie out of the barn and put her in a small pen area. Well you know Susie…she was not content to be outside, she wanted to be with the herd. So she tried to jump the fence and managed to get her leg caught in the square fencing. Yes, it was her left rear leg. We brought her in, doctored her leg and bandaged it up. She had completely messed up the grafting process. She remained in the barn another 10 days. At this point the wound had pretty much healed but the hair had not regrown. We knew that this was the best we could hope for, so we removed her bandage and set her free.

Come visit me, ACES WILD & SUSIE AND FRIENDS~VOTE AUG HOTM.

07/30/2015 12:29.56 PM Report This Comment
vote for the koot!
Hello to all-finally! So many things and changes have occurred lately.

My dad was released from the hospital and the assisted living facility would not take him back, so we got him set up in a skilled nursing facility on the dementia/Alzheimer's unit July 16.

Spent the weekend in Tennessee and officially became a grandma (I'm 43) on July 19. Madilynn Bree weighed in at 9lbs 1oz 21in long by C-section after several hours in labor. Mother and baby doing very well.

4-H fair week July 20-25 was a long week for us! Daughter Courtney did well for her first year, 2 5ths, 2 4ths, and one 1st place ribbon with a trophy. She earned that one in bareback pleasure on our fat leased horse Pumpkin! Bub and Bee were quite the handfuls as they did not want to be separated from each other and kept calling back and forth so they didn't do as well as they could have. I'll be adding pics and Pumpkin on as well since now I have time, because...

I just had surgery on July 28. Had full hysterectomy because of severe fibroids. I was in a lot of pain almost constantly, but I'll leave out the gross details! I had to go in early to receive blood prior to and during surgery because of low hemoglobin. I'm doing pretty good so far considering. My wonderful husband Matt cleaned the stalls yesterday and had to dump several times as the horses were left in due to weather risks and did not want Courtney to handle them without supervision.

I hope all is going well for everyone and I'm glad to have time to rejoin in the conversations on HC! Have a blessed day!!

Come visit me, Dolly (angel), Ella Bee, Pumpkin & My Thirty Six.

07/30/2015 10:38.52 AM Report This Comment
♡ Happy trails to you and here is a whinny and a click on your horseshoe with love ♡

Come visit me, Whiskey ♥ & Deacon ♥.

07/30/2015 09:27.13 AM Report This Comment
Happy Thursday!
Hey,loping by with a good morning vote! I just got in from riding Copper in his English saddle. He did great! He's really getting down the side passing while i'm mounted on the fence! Hope y'all have a blessed day!

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

07/30/2015 07:07.25 AM Report This Comment
A Vote for You!!
I get nickers and neighs every time I see my girls. They will walk to the fence if they even see me out near the pasture.

Come visit me, Kissed by the Sun & Whisper.

07/30/2015 06:58.16 AM Report This Comment
Actually, I'm not surprised. Horses don't give you the big "where have you been, welcome home" greeting that dogs do. We're always happy to see them though, so I guess that counts for something, especially since we are paying the bills, lol. At least we enjoy them is what I mean.
anyway, been riding Allie a little bit in the roundpen with a ground helper to help her understand turning and direction changes, and she's been doing well. My ground help is going to be out of town for a while though, so I may have to see how a solo ride goes.
Well, hope you have a good thur.
PS. Is this a wedding you're in or one you're doing pics for?

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

07/30/2015 06:38.04 AM Report This Comment
Best wishes!
Here's a quick good morning vote! Hope your day goes great! Plan to ride this morning, have a good day

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

07/30/2015 05:17.23 AM Report This Comment
Love always and a vote.

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

07/30/2015 01:43.24 AM Report This Comment
Hi Koot & Danya, here's a vote for ya. That's great that your friend is able to pitch in when you're away. So Koot did get some turn out time and some loven'. Hope you get out there again tomorrow. Well another hot humid one today. Feels like was 96 with a real of 92 again. Started packing by 8 am and was done in about 90 minutes of loading bedding, hay and all the other major stuff. I was dripping wet in sweat! Gave Indy and Paige their show shaves and then did our Showmanship patterns in the indoor with Paige. Only stayed in there about 15 minutes and then back to the barn and 6 fans going! We'll be leaving about 10 am tomorrow, since it's only a 30 minute drive to the Fair Grounds. Hopefully beating out the thunder storms and getting all settled in. Will miss y'all and might list on FB if I have time. Love ya, Marion and the blondes.

Come visit me, Nuttin But Good. Tkx Fancy for 12300!, R.I.P. Hi Tech Image, Thank you Bella Boo #15100! & MWS Zippn By Indy, Tks Cisco & Herd 4 vote 19400!.

07/29/2015 05:14.25 PM Report This Comment
I think one found me. Karen will need to check references, really not worried about approval. It's about a 2hr drive, the only really bad section was I30, E of Rockwall - it always drives me crazy because the lanes are so narrow due to construction. The mare's name is Kisses, she's dk bay/brown with a small star, early 20's or maybe late teens, I believe. Kept nudging me and trying to eat my hat, then wouldn't let the other horses come up to me. There are 2 other possibles, may not make up my mind till I actually go back out there.

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.

07/29/2015 03:40.20 PM Report This Comment
In answer to the question as to what caused the proliferative lesion, not really sure. Not sure why she got pythium and the other horses at the same pasture didn't. They did say that her immune system could have played a part. The birth of her foal could have weakened her immune system and made her more susceptible to diseases. After all of this we did put her on a supplement for her immune system called Tri-Mune.~~~

The grafting process consisted of taking punch grafts from Susie’s left side of her neck underneath her mane. They took a total of 22 punch grafts and implanted them into the wound bed. Her leg was bandaged and they would wait five days before the bandage could be removed. Susie remained at LSU until October 31st. Halloween day she retuned home after a total of 17 days. Now the fun begins! lol (A click on the horseshoe)

Come visit me, ACES WILD & SUSIE AND FRIENDS~VOTE AUG HOTM.

07/29/2015 12:25.11 PM Report This Comment
A Vote for You!!
My girls are sending you a Good Morning vote.

Come visit me, Kissed by the Sun & Whisper.

07/29/2015 06:26.11 AM Report This Comment
Happy Wednesday!
My ride on Copper yesterday went great! Leaving you a good morning vote!

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

07/29/2015 05:35.02 AM Report This Comment
Quick vote for now. <3

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

07/29/2015 02:37.22 AM Report This Comment
So glad you were able to vacation with your family. Nothing like hanging out and having fun with family. How was Koot when you saw him? I bet he was happy to see you, especially if you brought treats, lol.

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

07/28/2015 05:20.49 PM Report This Comment
Hi Koot & Danya, here's a vote for ya. That is awesome that you got to see your bestest cousin, who's probably more like a sister to ya. Now for some Koot time! Well it was a hot humid one today. Heat index was at 95 degrees, straight up temp was 90! So Indy and Paige were both only lunged for 15 minutes, with every fan going in the indoor, plus the big 36 round fan by the one door way. So it wasn't all that bad in there out of the sun and humidity. Then I waited for the sun to move and shade the backside and northeast side and then I weed whacked all that down. Moved the trailer into the driveway closer to the garages and will start to pack it up tomorrow. Remembering to bring a ton of electrolytes for both the horses, dog and myself. Although the dog will be into the trailer almost 24/7 in the A/C! Lucky him! Love ya, Marion and the blondes.

Come visit me, Nuttin But Good. Tkx Fancy for 12300!, R.I.P. Hi Tech Image, Thank you Bella Boo #15100! & MWS Zippn By Indy, Tks Cisco & Herd 4 vote 19400!.

07/28/2015 05:02.54 PM Report This Comment
Well, tomorrow is the big adventure. Hope the internet directions are good, taking the car just in case (and if I do find something I like, they will need to check references).

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.

07/28/2015 03:25.21 PM Report This Comment
Almost at the end of our HOTM run...yay! Keep the votes coming and thank you.~~~

Susie was going to have to return to LSU to have skin grafts done. The wound would not completely heal without having the grafts done. They needed the wound to start healing first and then after it reached a certain point, they were going to implant the skin grafts into the wound. She returned to LSU on October 15th. However the wound bed was not ready for the grafting, so she stayed there and on October 22nd they preceded with the grafting process. (Voted)

Come visit me, ACES WILD & SUSIE AND FRIENDS~VOTE AUG HOTM.

07/28/2015 11:15.37 AM Report This Comment
A Vote for You!!
I bet it feels good to be home. Did Koot miss you, or did he say, Gee, were you gone, I did not even notice!! Or did he jump up into your arms when he seen you.
Where did you get to go?? We never have been on a vacation every, unless you call the yearly family reunion, where we have to stay over night, when they are 5-6 hours away. Our vacations are called "haying season" or a working vacation.

Come visit me, Kissed by the Sun & Whisper.

07/28/2015 06:27.04 AM Report This Comment
HEY!
Here's a vote! I'm gonna head out in a bit and ride Copper Western

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

07/28/2015 05:01.41 AM Report This Comment
Happy Tuesday
Here's a click on your horseshoe. Rode yesterday, bareback. And we loped, his did good. The only attitude was when he tripped he bucked. That's what he is know to do. It's weird. But luckily he didn't throw me.
Toady I'm gonna ride. Maybe saddle, I'll have to check the mark. Hope all is well, staying cool and having some horsey time. Love always and best wishes!

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

07/28/2015 04:36.36 AM Report This Comment
My goodness! Horses are so smart. I've noticed that Sadie sometimes has what looks like dried drops of water on her back. Monday, she filled her mouth with water and tossed it on her back. How cool is it that she knows how to cool herself off? I don't know if this is something horses normally do, or if she was inspired by being hosed down or cooling off in the sprinkler. Just amazing! So thankful for the wonderful things we learn from our four legged loved ones. Love always and a vote.

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

07/28/2015 02:15.15 AM Report This Comment
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 Fancy for 12300!, R.I.P. Hi Tech Image, Thank you Bella Boo #15100! & MWS Zippn By Indy, Tks Cisco & Herd 4 vote 19400!.

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.

Come visit me, ACES WILD & SUSIE AND FRIENDS~VOTE AUG HOTM.

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

Come visit me, ZOVEK, LA CEBOLLA, EL ROJO, LA INDIA, LA VIBORA, EL GUAPO & LA JENNYFER.

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.

Come visit me, ACES WILD & SUSIE AND FRIENDS~VOTE AUG HOTM.

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
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