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Standardbred from Kittanning, PA

Missy American

About Me

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I am from Kittanning, PA and I've been a Club Horse member for 4 years, 11 months and 26 days

Nicknames: Registered- Missy American
Known as Missy or Miss

Age: 19 years old

Gender: Mare

Breed: Standardbred

Height: 14.3hh

Color: Dark brown

Type of Riding: We have done western, english, and driving. Her favorite would be driving. Now I ride mainly western. We love going on trailrides and working on new things. Missy and I are working on her neckreing and now, turnarounds. She's great to be around and does her best at anything I ask her be it jumping, trail, driving, neckreining, spins, you name it.

My Horse's Achievements: Well she was only ridden twice before I got her about a 2 years ago, and now she's doing great under saddle. I can ride her even when it's noisy and she doesn't spook. She's jumped up to around 2' 6". Goes western or english. She's taught me a lot about training horses and riding.

My Horse's Favorite Treat: Apples and Pepermint treats

My Horse's Favorite Things To Do: Running, eating treats, and being petted

Pet Peeves: Not getting constant attention... I love her for it though.

My Horse's motto: Give me a treat!!

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How We Met

I'd been looking for a horse for a long time. I finally came across a Standardbred mare on equinenow.com for free adoption. So we went out to look and discovered she was only four miles away from our house. So I finally got my first horse. Missy and I do western riding. We love the trails. Missy has also done some english and jumping!.

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I've had 10127 friends visit me.

I'm the 26,093rd member on HorseChannel.com.

1,439 friends have voted for me since I joined Club Horse!

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FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS: "One of the secrets of life is to make stepping stones out of stumbling blocks." (Jack Penn)


Fancy a Good evening vote ♥


My internet was acting up tonight, I hope it works fine now. Seems like every now and things can become overwhelming. I feel better now and I am back.

Have a blessed night

Come visit me, FANCY Walk N That Way: MerRy CHRISTmas everyone & Fancy's 2012 HC Members Veterans Day Trail Ride!.

04/14/2014 05:52.04 PM Report This Comment
Stopping by with a Happy New Year Vote

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12/31/2013 03:03.38 AM Report This Comment
FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS, In Honor of Angel Melian:
"All the darkness in the world cannot extinguish the light of a single candle." (Saint Francis of Assisi)



FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS: Merry CHRISTmas to all ✞
John 3:16 (NIV)3:16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.


Fancy and herd leave a Thursday vote for you.
This will be my last blog until after my hand and wrist heal from the tomorrow's surgery. I will stay logged into HC long as computer does not get turned off. LOL! I will vote contest when I am able.


There are things going on, good and bad.
Right here at the celebration of Jesus birth, Christians are being ridiculed and punished for sharing God's word.
We deal with caring for our very ill family members, human and pets.
We experience personal loss of loved family, human and pets.
We deal with personal issues that take a toll on our mental and physical being.

Even when we experience loss or other pain, deep inside we have the determination to continue. We do not give up.
That determination, that feeling to hang on for just one more minute, and then another:
That comes from our Lord. He gives us that. He cares for the sparrow, he provides for the animals in the Forrest around us. And he will care for us. Rest in his word. Let your heart be at peace.

HAVE A VERY BLESSED AND MERRY CHRISTMAS
Love Fancy and Frances

Come visit me, FANCY Walk N That Way: MerRy CHRISTmas everyone & Fancy's 2012 HC Members Veterans Day Trail Ride!.

12/19/2013 06:28.52 AM Report This Comment
FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS, MERRY CHRISTMAS to all!!!
John 3:16 (NIV)3:16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.


Here's your Fancy Monday vote!
Have a magnificent day ")

We were out of town Saturday for a sweet 16 birthday for a nice young lady. Her party was at Red Lobster and her dad got her a Jeep! She was very, very happy!

Sunday we were in VA visiting our oldest son.
It was very cold and rainy in NC. In VA it was very windy! That it made cold. Or son made us his homemade chicken curry and rolls with bacon. It was very good. It was so different to see him cooking. I am usually the cook.
In all it was a wonderful weekend.
How was your weekend?

I had my doc visit last week. He said the soreness I feel now is only in the muscle and this will stop as my muscle heals. That is good news. I am going to have my second surgery this Friday.
I will try to vote contest every day. I have to get this house in order before Friday. I might have days when I have to take it easy because my right arm is sore inside and I will have to depend on my right hand and arm for a few weeks after the surgery.
If I am not online I just wasn't able. I will try to vote contest each day that I can. I will return normally each day soon as I am able.

Fancy was so funny, yet pitiful. When she see us leaving out, she runs to the fence and slings her head to tell me to come to her. I can't wait till the spring!

Do enjoy this day!
Love Fancy and Frances ♥

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12/16/2013 07:43.33 AM Report This Comment
Fancy and Trigger are leaving this vote in honor of Angel Peek-A-Boo.

Peek was the first member of Cross Creek Herd that we met. We learned a lot about Peek during that time. She was a very peculiar little filly because Susan had to earn her trust and indeed she did earn that from Peek with her strong love and determination. Heaven has another special angel. Peek earned her wings.

Susan will be sad for a while, which is understandable. Susan loved Peek and made sure her life was good as any horse could neigh for.

May God bless the children that had a grand ole time with Peek A BOo. I am sure the children will hold those memories in their hearts. Gosh I just think of the videos! Such cute little ones riding such a cute little horsey. Just to think of the memories that they have shared with us melts my heart.

We forever love Angel Peek A Boo ♥

Come visit me, FANCY Walk N That Way: MerRy CHRISTmas everyone & Fancy's 2012 HC Members Veterans Day Trail Ride!.

12/10/2013 07:31.43 PM Report This Comment
FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS, Merry CHRISTmas!
John 3:16
16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

“You must give some time to your fellow man. Even if it's a little thing, do something for which you get no pay but the privilege of doing it.” (Albert Schweitzer)

"Be the living expression of God's kindness; Kindness in your face, Kindness in your eyes, Kindness in your smile, KINDNESS." (Mother Teresa)

♥ Please vote Angel Doobie Jan HOTM 211407 ♥

Fancy leaves a warm-hearted vote on this wet wintery night. Stay warm and spread Christmas cheer.

Love Fancy and Frances (& herd ♥)

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12/08/2013 03:29.19 PM Report This Comment
Voted ")

FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS, Merry CHRISTmas!
John 3:16 (NIV)3:16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

HI, I was in contact with Angel Doobie's (#211407) owner today and she would like to share her feelings about Angel Doobie with you. This is what she said: "
Besides being the best horse in the world. Let's see he had a uniqueness about him in that I think that I found and not his owner. Also he was super fun to ride. He had this huge canter stride that most people probably would not have been able to sit too but I could. He was just one of those horses that you could drop the lead and he wouldn't move. As a matter of fact I forgot something in my car one day. I of course had him on lead, I didn't know that I had let the lead go until I shut the door and looked down. I saw that the lead was completely on the ground."

I love my Fancy and I love to adore the beauty in all horses. To own or lease a horse so sweet as Angel Doobie is a dream come true. There are many of us here of HC that are living that dream right now!

Still rainy here in NC. We are expecting rains for several days. It is not so bad. But sun shine is so much better ♥

I have been pondering upon a question of my own righteousness. LOL! I grant you the truth I am no different from the lowliest, I have my moments, I don't always make the right choices. I guess my difference would be I believe in God's forgiveness through Jesus Christ. That makes this time of year all the more special.

Love and a peaceful night to you ♥

Come visit me, FANCY Walk N That Way: MerRy CHRISTmas everyone & Fancy's 2012 HC Members Veterans Day Trail Ride!.

12/05/2013 04:07.19 PM Report This Comment
Voted ♥
Hope you enjoyed a Terrific Thanksgiving with Family, friends, and pets ♥

We did enjoy Thanksgiving Thursday here. I cooked a broccoli casserole and a punch bowl cake, which are the only specialties I have. We ate Thanksgiving dinner with my husband's family. Now this Saturday, we are eating Thanksgiving at my mom's because my oldest son could not come home until Saturday. My husband says we will get fat from eating 2 Thanksgiving meals.
Our oldest son is about 3 +/- hours away from us now, but each time we see him is like a holiday all over again. LOL.

Fancy and Trigger has only one concern right now and that is to eat grain and hay.
Fancy received her HC prizes today. I told her we have so much to catch up on this coming spring!!!

I had the injection in my shoulder the first of the week and yes my shoulder feels better. I don't have to put a small pillow under my shoulder when I lie down now ")

I expect my oldest son to arrive any time this evening. In the morning I prepare another batch of my casserole and desert for tomorrow's holiday dinner!

Love Fancy and Frances

Come visit me, FANCY Walk N That Way: MerRy CHRISTmas everyone & Fancy's 2012 HC Members Veterans Day Trail Ride!.

11/29/2013 12:38.53 PM Report This Comment
Left a vote

Come visit me, apache & Blaze.

11/23/2013 04:35.35 PM Report This Comment
Nice to meet you, please drop by
Good morning,please drop by and meet my Standardbred, Sterl May. we left a vote, I'm thinking that I might as well bring my saddles in to the house for the winter, it does seem like we are going to get any more nice weather, I just can't catch a break. Now you all have to listen to me whine about winter, have I ever mentioned how much I hate winter..have a great weekend, love Donna Lee

Come visit me, Sterl May, Angel Sassy Mac Mar 8/95-Aug 8/07 & Royal Mes.

11/23/2013 02:56.57 AM Report This Comment
voted")
Prayers for the families in the areas that were affected by the storms.

HI Ya! Fancy and Trigger have a new hay bale feeder. It seems to be working at deterring Fancy & Trigger from piling hay on the ground. Fancy mostly sleeps in it and Trigger mostly urinates in the hay. Now it seems they eat more than they waste.

Have a lovely night!

Come visit me, FANCY Walk N That Way: MerRy CHRISTmas everyone & Fancy's 2012 HC Members Veterans Day Trail Ride!.

11/18/2013 05:54.49 PM Report This Comment
Voted :)

FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS: HAPPY TURKEY MONTH!
I am most thankful for God's blessings of precious family, friends, having my needs met, and being able to come close to having most of the things that I want in this life.

If any one rode for Veterans Day and wants to be added to the Veterans Day page please let me know!


I logged in Saturday morning, and my family yelled at me to come on, let's go! We went to VA taking furniture to my oldest son. It was wonderful to see him again! This was the first time he ever cooked anything for us. He cooked a nice breakfast for us.

It was very hard to keep from using my right hand after the brace and bandages were removed. I had to back down many times because I made my wrist hurt a lot. I said I would not do anything after church today because I wanted to blog. So here I am.

A wild cat had babies at Buttercup's farm. She left one baby to die. We took in the abandoned kitten and it almost died. Did we have some friends that prayed for him and a vet staff that really feel in love with that little kitten. Today he looks normal, eating, and pouncing all over the place.

One evening a young lady came calling. She wants me to teach her all about horses! I am pretty excited. I told her I would not be able to do much till after my wrist surgery in December. Her response was for me to take my time and heal up completely because she wants me all the way well and ready!

My oldest son and little Cowboy have been riding Fancy & Trigger. My oldest son does not know how to ride Fancy. He drives her with both hands and they look like an airplane. I tried to tell him how to ride her, but he said she will not turn for him and she rides like a bus. I told him when I am able, I will just have to show him!

I want to ride! I think I will be able to get in a ride before the end of December surgery date, if the weather works with me.

Thanks for being great HC pals. I do miss my daily blogs, and I may be able to blog a little more until the end of December, depending on my wrist. I can't wait till spring 2014!!!!!!!!!!!! I am going to be like a little kid when time comes and I go outside and do what ever I want to do!!!!

Be Blessed Have a wonderful evening ♥

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11/17/2013 02:22.45 PM Report This Comment
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HI! I wanted you to see how cute the winner of our costume contest is so I loaded some pix at the bottom of Fancy's page. The first place winner is the very first photo there. Look quick because I will have to delete those photos soon ")

I also entered Fancy in the HorseChannel costume contest. If you have time, please vote for Fancy each day. I know it is a bit much to ask right now because I am off line soooo much.
I am trying to get straightened out. I have yet another hurdle to cross. This Friday September the 27 I am having my first carpal tunnel release surgery. Soon as it heals, I am expecting to have the procedure on the left wrist. I will be offline Friday and off and on line depending on how my hand or wrist feels and if I am woke because I will be taking my pain meds. I have grown into a huge wimp when it comes to pain.
I have no idea how the coming days will be for me. I plan to be back with you soon. Fancy misses sharing her regular perceptions with you ♥

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09/25/2013 06:50.27 PM Report This Comment
VOTED ")
I am up in time for a morning vote. I had some things to share, but I sure can't remember what they were right now. LOL.
There are certainly some great horsey activities going on right now. Have fun and enjoy your horses. They are the best friends ever! Just like you guys ♥

FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS: My Owner is: “Socially aware: Knows that formal occasions call for clean boots.”

LITTLE COWBOY CLASS/Lesson of the Day: “You measure a man two ways. By his family and by his word.” (Cowboy Quotes)

Be Blessed ✞
Have a thrilling Tuesday ✞
Love from Fancy & Frances ♥

Come visit me, FANCY Walk N That Way: MerRy CHRISTmas everyone & Fancy's 2012 HC Members Veterans Day Trail Ride!.

09/10/2013 03:10.22 AM Report This Comment
CONGRATULATIONS 2013 SEPTEMBER HOTM
♦Cherokee♦

VOTED ")
Evening storms for the past two days. Expecting to continue Monday. I am sure we will have a find Labor day, but there will be nothing special going on here.


FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS: Joyful trust in God will get you through any trial.
How do I consider it joy in the middle of a trial? By knowing what God will do as a result of the trial or temptation. The trying of your faith worketh patience. The concept is that you are tested for the purpose of being accepted, received, and welcomed. (Bible Studies For Life)

LITTLE COWBOY CLASS/Word of the Day: “Crossties: Gymnastic apparatus.”

Have a good night ✞
Love from Fancy & Frances ♥

Come visit me, FANCY Walk N That Way: MerRy CHRISTmas everyone & Fancy's 2012 HC Members Veterans Day Trail Ride!.

09/01/2013 07:41.50 PM Report This Comment
Voted, hope all is well with you ")

Sorry I have not been online much this week. My husband is on vacation and we were getting Cowboy ready for 7th grade. We were hardly home all week. Thursday we took Cowboy to meet his teachers. We were surprised to find out Cowboy was promoted into the AIG classes! We were very happy but surprised that no one told us before hand. Cowboy's classes begin Monday!!!

Trigger is back in the space with Fancy. I have learned to put more than one hay station out and Fancy and Trigger seem to be happy and peaceful. However Fancy does chase Trigger just for the fun of it. It does not look like she is being really mean to him. She does not like to eat with him. But I did see her let him eat hay with her for a little while.

Have a blessed night ♥

Come visit me, FANCY Walk N That Way: MerRy CHRISTmas everyone & Fancy's 2012 HC Members Veterans Day Trail Ride!.

08/23/2013 10:38.34 PM Report This Comment
VOTED ")
Thursday evening after cleaning up the corral, I enjoyed a soothing time with Fancy. Fancy noticed her halter in my hand when I came out of the building and she came right to the gate. I took her out for grass and did some desensitizing with different size and color plastic jugs I had tied together. Then I asked her to walk across a huge cardboard box that had been rained on.
We went into the corral for some showmanship and halter practice. It has been several weeks since I asked Fancy to stand or park out. She was with me on everything that I asked her to. THEN, at the end of our practice, my little Fancy parked herself out. I wish I had someone there to video this! Fancy stretched her front legs farther than ever. And I didn't even ask her! I mean she really stretched so far that her back near hoof came off the ground a little. I did not even ask her to park out and she was letting me know that she was willing and wanted to give me her best try. I can not even find words for how special she made feel. Wow. That really blew me away.
Then Cowboy came outside. Cowboy wants to show Fancy in the youth halter class at the fair. So I tried to show him what to do and let him try. Don't know if he will be ready by fair time in September. When sunny skies return to Carolina, I plan to see if Cowboy can work with Trigger for the halter class. They already work very well together. But we don't know if Trigger knows what to do. I do not know if I can teach both of them in a short amount of time.
After Cowboy worked with Fancy, I let Fancy eat some grass in the back yard. I have never had a horse so sweet as my Fancy.
Has your horse ever blew you away by doing something extra sweet?

Our horseshow has been rescheduled due to expected rains coming in Saturday. That gives us more time to practice.

Have a nice weekend.


FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS, My Owner: “Features a selective sense of smell: bitterly complains about hubby's sticky sweet cigar smoke, while remaining totally oblivious to the almost visible aroma of her barn boots drying next to the heater.”

LITTLE COWBOY CLASS/Word of the Day: “Rider: Owner overstepping its bounds.”


Have a good night ✞
Love from Fancy & Frances ♥

Come visit me, FANCY Walk N That Way: MerRy CHRISTmas everyone & Fancy's 2012 HC Members Veterans Day Trail Ride!.

08/16/2013 06:45.22 PM Report This Comment
VOTED ")
Hi. We are expecting more rain and heat in Carolina. I have not been able to practice for the upcoming horseshow. I need to do that this week.
Saturday Cowboy and Trigger enjoyed fun horse games before the trail ride with our club. Fancy screamed the entire time we were away. I felt bad to leave her, but it turned out best that way. I did not ride Saturday. I sat under the shelter with my friend's young grandson while the others rode the trials. I also spent the day taking photos of everyone having fun! I enjoyed taking the photos. I will post some tonight or tomorrow.
Today after church my husband cleaned Fancy for me just so I could get photos with her while wearing my new helmet. It did not take long to take a few photos and then I was grounded again. I applaud all riders wearing helmets. I never thought I would like wearing a helmet. I braided my hair back and put it on. It was very comfortable. I didn't think it was any hotter than any other hat I wear. And it did not even look goofy. I know if I had not won it, I don't know when or if I would have purchased my own helmet. And I did learn that wearing a helmet is a cool thing to do.

Now I can practice what I preach to Cowboy! Like several of you have told me, wear your helmet or consider getting one because it is the safe thing to do.
I just love new experiences. (the positive ones, that is)

Has anyone chosen the tshirt from the HC rewards? Let me know what you think about the tshirt. I love it! If you are considering using your points for a tshirt, it is very comfortable and soft. I am wearing it in my new profile photo with my new helmet ")

FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS, My Owner is: “Economy minded: won't waste money on permanents, facials, or manicures.”

LITTLE COWBOY CLASS/Word of the Day: “Horse Trailer: Mobile cave bear den.”

Have a peaceful night ✞
Love from Fancy & Frances ♥

Come visit me, FANCY Walk N That Way: MerRy CHRISTmas everyone & Fancy's 2012 HC Members Veterans Day Trail Ride!.

08/11/2013 07:21.46 PM Report This Comment
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Surprise!!! For the next 7 days our chance of rain increases each day. How about that. I thank God we are not in a drought, But Lord knows, when the sun shines, I will Thank GOD for that tooo ")

Does your horse sling grain on the ground? Can you tell me why? Fancy began to do this a few weeks ago. I changed her food container. She was still slinging grain on the ground. This morning I put Fancy's grain in a huge water tub. Well, she ate calmly. LOL! I wonder why was she slinging grain to begin with.


Remember I lost something off the horsetrailer on my way to Trigger's vet appointment? Well, I found all three of my stud chains at home. So it was not a stud chain. Now I am really concerned. What in the world did I hear sliding of the trailer that sounded like a chain???



FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS, All I Need to Know in Life I Learned From My Horse: In times of crisis, take a poop.



LITTLE COWBOY CLASS/Phrase of the day: ANY VET CHECK WELCOME: Please pay for us to find out what is wrong with him!


Have a lovely and peacefully blessed night ✞
Love from Fancy & Frances ♥

Come visit me, FANCY Walk N That Way: MerRy CHRISTmas everyone & Fancy's 2012 HC Members Veterans Day Trail Ride!.

07/08/2013 06:53.49 PM Report This Comment
VOTED! Have a good night ")

Are you in the rainforest with us? Or are you enjoying bright sunny days this week?
Feels like we are living in a rainforest. Well at least the rainy days have kept the temps down. It has rained at least every other day here since I don't remember when. LOL. I can not believe it did not rain last Saturday during our horse activities and the baseball activities.

I have my doc appointment made for the first Thursday in August unless someone cancels and the doc can see my wrist sooner. My husband sure did pitch a fit Saturday when I played in the ballgame with our son. My wrist hurt anyway, so I had to try, because one day my Cowboy will be an adult and move away and do grown man things that don't include me. I will have memories of that ball game and memories of our horse activities, when I don't have my Cowboy beside me.



FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS, Celebrate Independence Day: “Liberty is the right to choose. Freedom is the result of the right choice.” (anonymous)

Q: What kind of tea did the American colonist thirst for?
A: Liberty

LITTLE COWBOY CLASS/Phrase of the day: COLOR IS BLACK: brown and/or dirty.

Have a lovely and peacefully blessed night ✞
Love from Fancy & Frances ♥

Come visit me, FANCY Walk N That Way: MerRy CHRISTmas everyone & Fancy's 2012 HC Members Veterans Day Trail Ride!.

07/02/2013 07:47.19 PM Report This Comment
Voted, It's the weekend! At our house it is really raining sooo hard right now!!! HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND :)

THANKS FOR THIS HELPFUL INFORMATION SUSAN AND SING WITH CROSS CREEK HERD! ----- (from Susan) here's something I read about horses eating poison ivy:
" But there is a reason to appreciate poison ivy, and that is: horses love to eat it! (But find it on a store shelf? No.) It apparently doesn't bother horses at all, and ingesting it actually helps relieve their inflammations of various kinds. Horses with arthritis, laminitis, and dermatitis are drawn to it and will readily consume gobs of it."




FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS: All I Need to Know in Life I Learned From My Horse: 'Ignore cues. They're just a prompt to do more work.'


LITTLE COWBOY CLASS/ Phrase of the day: NO VICES:  especially when he wears his muzzle.


Have a pleasant evening ✞
Love from Fancy & Frances ♥

Come visit me, FANCY Walk N That Way: MerRy CHRISTmas everyone & Fancy's 2012 HC Members Veterans Day Trail Ride!.

06/07/2013 04:28.36 PM Report This Comment
Voted

Fancy's Perceptions: Happy Memorial Day! "A nation that does not honor it's heroes, will not long endure." (President Abraham Lincoln)

Have a lovely and safe holiday.

We have been very busy this past few days. Friday was spent cleaning for the show. Fancy and I participated in many 'new to us', events. The only problem we had was when a horse would come toward Fancy, Fancy would back away as if she was afeared. She was a little better with that by the end of the day. We came home with 7 ribbons. This time we did not place in any halter events. In our very first ever, showmanship class, we did not place because I went past the cone. Every thing else was right. The judge spoke with me about that. I learned something new.
Fancy got her very first ever first place! First place in the gaited class at that. And just to think, I don't know any thing about how to keep her in gait. But she did it! All of our other ribbons were third, fourth, and fifth. No second places for us this time. We participated in the timed events! That was fun! There was 300 total entries in this show. Our shows are growing! We got home late and I am still tired.
Today I had Fancy out grazing in the back yard while Trigger ate his dinner. I had this amazing feeling of how much I am blessed to share my life with this beautiful creature. I guess you know, I love my horse :)

I might be offline all day Monday. We plan to ride out early Monday morning. We will ride with Buttercup and Goldie. This may be one of the best birthday weekends ever. My Birthday is Monday and we will be celebrating Memorial day too! I will be very tired again.

Have a blessed night.

Come visit me, FANCY Walk N That Way: MerRy CHRISTmas everyone & Fancy's 2012 HC Members Veterans Day Trail Ride!.

05/26/2013 08:05.13 PM Report This Comment
Voted :)

Fancy and I enjoyed a cloudy evening! We were overdue for this show practice and time just hanging out. Fancy did not fret for Trigger one bit, even though Trigger screamed murder every time we got out of his sight. We are expecting rains and clouds all week. But the weekend may be nice. We will try to practice a little each day. It was so much fun! And today was the first day Fancy was ridden since her heel injury. She was great. Like she never missed a beat. I am glad I did not rush her.


FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS: "Bread may feed my body, but my horse feeds my soul." (unknown)



LITTLE COWBOY CLASS/ Word of the day: TOP SHOW HORSE: won a reserve champion 5 years ago at a show with unusually low entries due to tornado warnings.


Have a peaceful spring night ♥

Come visit me, FANCY Walk N That Way: MerRy CHRISTmas everyone & Fancy's 2012 HC Members Veterans Day Trail Ride!.

05/19/2013 08:11.43 PM Report This Comment
Hiiii!
Voted :)

I planned on working with Fancy today, but the rains came in. She has shed her winter duds and she is slick and shinny. I guess I will get new photos after she has a bath. Trigger is slick and shinny too.
Mother's day the neighborhood kids came to visit Fancy and Trigger. The children gave them treats and pulled grass. Trigger is still quite aloof. I wonder if anyone ever gave him treats before we got him. He acts like they just rode him hard and put him up wet. Once you catch him, he is so sweet though.


FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS: “When life gets bumpy, I ride it out!” (anonymous)



LITTLE COWBOY CLASS/ Word of the day: NICELY STARTED: lunges, but we don't have enough insurance to ride him yet.


Have a peaceful spring night ♥

Come visit me, FANCY Walk N That Way: MerRy CHRISTmas everyone & Fancy's 2012 HC Members Veterans Day Trail Ride!.

05/18/2013 07:35.21 PM Report This Comment
Voted :)
FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS: “A mother understands what a child does not say” (unknown)

Are you finally enjoying spring? We went out of town last night to help a friend. It was soo late when we returned I had to call it a night. Fancy is ready for fun. She lets me know she wants an outing by neighing to me when I go outside for any reason. I tried to get some help taking the cart out, but no help just yet. I am giving my mom flowers for Mother's Day, perennials that will come back for her to enjoy. She seemed to be happy about that. I am tired of being still and I am ready to get creative. LOL.
HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY! WE LOVE YOU ALL!!!
Have a peaceful night ♥


LITTLE COWBOY CLASS/ Word of the day: SHOULD MATURE OVER 16 HANDS: currently 14 hands, dam is 14.2, sire is 15.3 hands, every horse in pedigree back 18 generations is under 16 hands, but *this* horse will defy his DNA and grow.

Have a beautiful blessed day ✞

Come visit me, FANCY Walk N That Way: MerRy CHRISTmas everyone & Fancy's 2012 HC Members Veterans Day Trail Ride!.

05/10/2013 08:27.09 PM Report This Comment
Today is the last day for the next week that I will be able to leave normal daily blogs and votes for a few days. My oldest son is visiting from Kabul. We pick him up at the airport Sunday!!! Today is his 31st birthday! We will be out cramming all we can into a few days. I will not have much computer time. I will try to vote contest each day and I will try to help with the newsletter on Thursday.
If you don't hear from our herd, have a Blessed week, we love you ♥

Here's your vote from Fancy & Trigger ♥

FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS, Celebrate Black History Month: “The most important things in your house are the people.” (anonymous)



LITTLE COWBOY CLASS/ Word of the day: Manure spreader - Horse traders

Congratulations ' FREEDOM'S SKYE ' our HOTD!!

Please vote HOTD: Bart 248095

***HOTM: Doobie 211407, Jada & Twilight 242851
***BOTM: Snowball 150496
***COTM: Josie May 193862
***DOTM: Secret candidate Blossom 43157


Have a BLESSED week ✞

Come visit me, FANCY Walk N That Way: MerRy CHRISTmas everyone & Fancy's 2012 HC Members Veterans Day Trail Ride!.

02/23/2013 02:24.58 PM Report This Comment
Fancy cut the heel bulb off her left hind. I am keeping her in the stall to keep the wound clean.


Here's your vote from Fancy & Trigger ♥

Cold and rainy here! I might get some rest. LOL!

FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS, Celebrate Black History Month: “Defining myself, as opposed to being defined by others, is one of the most difficult challenges I face.” (Carol Moseley-Braun)


LITTLE COWBOY CLASS/ Word of the day: Longeing - A training method a horse uses on its owner with the purpose of making the owner spin in circles-rendering the owner dizzy and light-headed so that they get sick and pass out, so the horse can go back to grazing.

Congratulations 'My Guy Spirit' our HOTD!!

Please vote HOTD: Chubs 248076

***HOTM: Doobie 211407, Jada & Twilight 242851
***BOTM: Snowball 150496
***COTM: Josie May 193862
***DOTM: Secret candidate Blossom 43157


Have a BLESSED night ✞

Come visit me, FANCY Walk N That Way: MerRy CHRISTmas everyone & Fancy's 2012 HC Members Veterans Day Trail Ride!.

02/22/2013 03:30.29 PM Report This Comment
HAPPY VALENTINES BIRTHDAY KING SMOOCH (91397)!!!

Here is your Fancy Valentine vote ♥

FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS, HAPPY VALENTINES DAY: “LOVE IS PATIENT, LOVE IS KIND, IT DOES NOT ENVY; LOVE DOES NOT BOAST, IT IS NOT ARROGANT, IT DOES NOT BEHAVE RUDELY; IT DOES NOT SEEK ITS OWN, IT IS NOT PROVOKED, IT KEEPS NO RECORD OF WRONGS; IT DOES NOT REJOICE IN UNRIGHTEOUSNESS BUT REJOICES WITH THE TRUTH; IT BEARS ALL THINGS, BELIEVES ALL THINGS, HOPES ALL THINGS, ENDURES ALL THINGS. LOVE NEVER FAILS.” (1 CORINTHIANS 13:4-8)


LITTLE COWBOY CLASS/ Word of the day: Lameness - The condition of most riders after the first few rides each year; can be a chronic condition in weekend riders.

Congratulations Captain Icicles 210485 our HOTD!!

Please vote HOTD: Bart 248095

***HOTM: Doobie 211407, Jada & Twilight 242851
***COTM: Josie May 193862
***BOTM: Snowball 150862
***DOTM: Secret candidate Blossom 43157


Have a lovely Valentines Day ✞

Come visit me, FANCY Walk N That Way: MerRy CHRISTmas everyone & Fancy's 2012 HC Members Veterans Day Trail Ride!.

02/14/2013 06:26.18 AM Report This Comment
Here is a wintery Monday vote!

♛ Cowboy and Trigger were proud to bring the new year in with you! It was a special treat for them. Last night Cowboy told his dad that today is their last day of HOTM. As their time in the spotlight comes to an end Cowboy & Trigger send the BIGGEST THANKS ever for your support ♥

Feelin better, I am vertical again. It is hard to find good medicine. I guess some things just have to run their course. Still have the headache and feeling congested, but I am up :)
I can't wait to read all my blogs to see what you have been up to!


LITTLE COWBOY CLASS/ Word of the day: Heaves - The act of unloading a truck full of hay.


FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS: “Attitude is 80%”


Vote HOTD: Aspen 248187

LAST DAY TO VOTE 2013 FEBRUARY HOTM!
Smooch #91397
Thalia #224537

Have a Beautiful day ✞

Come visit me, FANCY Walk N That Way: MerRy CHRISTmas everyone & Fancy's 2012 HC Members Veterans Day Trail Ride!.

01/31/2013 08:02.16 AM Report This Comment
THANKS!
Thank you for viewing Cowboy and Trigger’s HOTM appreciation video, and thanks for the kind comments. Cowboy sure was tickled by that. He is so proud of Trigger.
Into the new year with COWBOY & TRIGGER, the Young Prince & King of January 2013 ♛

Here is a wintery weekend vote! Friday morning it began to hail, which lasted for half the day. School dismissed early and we were in for the day. This was ok for me because I worked all day Friday and Friday evening. Cowboy was busy with the usual boy things. Nothing stopped Fancy and Trigger from munching their hay, except a bucket of grain coming their way. I sure would like to have a little bit of snow! Cowboy says he is ready for his very first ride in the snow! That is an event I look forward to also.

Do you feed more grain or hay during the winter months. I read that horses need more hay during the winter. I cut back on their grain just a little to see if they would eat more hay. They did eat hay, but Trigger seems to need the grain to keep his weight on. I think Fancy looks better with her usual amount of grain also. So I am giving them their normal grain amount with all the hay they want, and they look better again.

LITTLE COWBOY CLASS/ Word of the day: Head Shy - A reluctance to use the public restrooms at a horse show. Always applies to pit toilets.

FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS: Q: What is the best type of story to tell a runaway horse?
A: A tale of WHOA!


Vote HOTD: Cinnamon 224656

Vote 2013 FEBRUARY HOTM!
Smooch #91397
Thalia #224537

Have a Peaceful winter night ✞

Come visit me, FANCY Walk N That Way: MerRy CHRISTmas everyone & Fancy's 2012 HC Members Veterans Day Trail Ride!.

01/26/2013 07:32.33 PM Report This Comment
Stop by the video page and see the video I made for Cowboy & Trigger your Jan 2013 HOTM. Let us know what you think!

Into the new year with COWBOY & TRIGGER, the Young Prince & King of January 2013 ♛

Here is a wintery vote for you! It is getting cold in NC!
A few months ago I began a part time job. Well, that is more like full time now. As you have noticed my irregularity on HC, I am pressed for time and energy. Lately, I have fallen asleep at the computer and I don't know how I have not fallen out of this chair. LOL! When I am mentally and physically able, I will leave a vote for each of your profile pages. There may be several times that I will only vote for one page. If you have a preference as to which page I leave the main vote on, please let me know and I will try to do that for you.

Trying to do many things is wearing me down. There have been so many things that have crossed my mind that I wanted to mention or ask you about, but by the time I get to my blog, I can not remember those things. I am going to try and write things down before I forget them.


LITTLE COWBOY CLASS/ Word of the day: Splint - An apparatus that can be applied to various body parts of a rider due to the parting of the ways of a horse and his passenger.


FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS: “Do vegetarians eat animal crackers?” (Steven Wright)


Vote HOTD: Aladdin 248172

Vote 2013 FEBRUARY HOTM!
Smooch #91397
Thalia #224537

Have a Blessed day ✞

Come visit me, FANCY Walk N That Way: MerRy CHRISTmas everyone & Fancy's 2012 HC Members Veterans Day Trail Ride!.

01/22/2013 05:04.24 PM Report This Comment
Into the new year with COWBOY & TRIGGER, the Young Prince & King of January 2013 ♛
Here is your vote! Have a wonderful winter weekend!

LITTLE COWBOY CLASS/ Word of the day: Hay - A green itchy material that collects between layers of clothing, especially in unmentionable places.

FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS: "Riding is not a sport, it is a passion. If you do not share the passion, you do not know the sport, and therefore are wasting your time." (unknown)

Vote HOTD: Big Red 245837

Vote 2013 FEBRUARY HOTM!
Smooch #91397
Thalia #224537

Have a Blessed day ✞

Come visit me, FANCY Walk N That Way: MerRy CHRISTmas everyone & Fancy's 2012 HC Members Veterans Day Trail Ride!.

01/11/2013 05:52.55 AM Report This Comment
Into the new year with COWBOY & TRIGGER, the Young Prince & King of January 2013 ♛
Here is your vote! I think the new HC pages are very attractive. I will love this new look of HC once I feel comfy with navigation. Since I like to change photos often and update things, I am so afraid of deleting something valuable like my profile page! I will be glad when I feel comfortable with everything. How are you navigating it all? Everyone seems happy so far!

LITTLE COWBOY CLASS/ Word of the day: Auction - A popular, social gathering where you can change a horse from a financial liability into a liquid asset.

FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS: “The most wasted of all days is that during which one has not laughed.” (Nicolas De Chamfort)

Vote HOTD: Mowgli 200284

Vote 2013 FEBRUARY HOTM!
Smooch #91397
Thalia #224537

Have a Blessed day ✞

Come visit me, FANCY Walk N That Way: MerRy CHRISTmas everyone & Fancy's 2012 HC Members Veterans Day Trail Ride!.

01/09/2013 10:42.39 AM Report This Comment
Into the New Year w/Cowboy & Trigger ♛
the Young Prince & King of January ♛ Here is your vote ♥

Fancy's latest video posted yesterday on HC. Hope you can view it!

Did you partake in any horse event during this first few days of 2013? It has been a bit muddy in our yard, so we have not :(

I enjoyed the rains, and the quiet times that came with it. The days might be a little cool to me, but we are finally expecting to see dry, sunny days again! The weekend is even expecting to warm up in the low 50's! That means we will have a chance of riding ☀

LITTLE COWBOY CLASS/ Word of the day: Fences - Decorative perimeter structures built to give a horse something to chew on, scratch against and jump over (see inbreeding).

LITTLE COWBOY CLASS/ Word of the day: Inbreeding - The breeding results of broken/inadequate pasture fencing.


FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS, Into the New Year: “Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.” (Rabindranath Tagore)

Vote HOTD: Brandy 246446
Vote 2013 FEBRUARY HOTM!
Smooch #91397
Thalia #224537

Have a Blessed week ✞

Come visit me, FANCY Walk N That Way: MerRy CHRISTmas everyone & Fancy's 2012 HC Members Veterans Day Trail Ride!.

01/03/2013 04:13.55 AM Report This Comment
vote

Come visit me, FANCY Walk N That Way: MerRy CHRISTmas everyone & Fancy's 2012 HC Members Veterans Day Trail Ride!.

01/02/2013 02:39.43 AM Report This Comment
HaPpY NeW YeAr 2013!!

Ring out the old, ring in the new,
Ring, happy bells, across the snow:
The year is going, let him go;
Ring out the false, ring in the true.

leaving a vote for you and hope you will return and vote smooch for hotm. :)

Come visit me, Sing & Herd Yes It's CHRISTmas time!!.

01/01/2013 07:49.41 AM Report This Comment
THANK EVERYONE FOR COWBOY & TRIGGER'S HOTM!!!!!
HAPPY NEW YEAR from Cowboy & Trigger and Fancy & Frances!!!!!!!!!

Cowboy and Trigger won January HOTM!!!!! And I can't wait to spring it on them when he wakes up!!! Cowboy's will be 12 years old January 7th, this is one of the best early birthday presents ever! I can not call him LITTLE Cowboy anymore, now I shall call him Cowboy. I am sure he will want to go out into the rain to give Trigger treats!
Thanks for your support of Cowboy & Trigger's (profile page #227894) Jan HOTM campaign. They would not have won with out you all!!! ♥

We left a New Year vote for you! I must hurry, I have to be ready for the 2013 ROSE Parade!!!! They have lots of equine entries!!!!!!!

LITTLE COWBOY CLASS/ Word of the day: Founder - The discovery, of your loose mare-some miles from your farm, usually in a flower bed or cornfield. Used like: "Hey, honey, I found'er."
also: Founder: A condition that happens to most people after Thanksgiving dinner


FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS: “Live every moment with joy in your heart.” (anonymous)

May this New Year bring you overflowing blessings, love, and peace.
♥ HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM OUR FAMILY TO YOURS ♥

PLEASE vote! Today's HOTD nominee is:
★ Apache 214552 ★

Have a Blessed & Safe January 1, 2013 ✞
♣ Cowboy & Trigger ♣
♥ Fancy & Frances ♥

Come visit me, FANCY Walk N That Way: MerRy CHRISTmas everyone & Fancy's 2012 HC Members Veterans Day Trail Ride!.

01/01/2013 07:42.00 AM Report This Comment
FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS, Happy New Year!:
Here is a HAPPY NEW YEAR vote from Cowboy & Trigger. Please visit Cowboy & Trigger at HC page #227894 and leave a daily vote during the month of December! Thanks for your support of Cowboy & Trigger's Jan HOTM campaign ♥



LITTLE COWBOY CLASS/ Word of the day: Yearling - the age at which all horses completely forget the things you taught them previously.


FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS: "An optimist stays up until midnight to see the new year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves." (Bill Vaughan)

Thank you for your friendship and support not only during contest, but throughout the year. Believe it or not, HC was the beginning of my computer interest. Since becoming a part of HC I have chosen to learn many things regarding computer use. Don't get me wrong, I don't know half of it, but I know just about enough to do the things that interest me. It was your friendship that sparked that flame.
May the upcoming year bring you blessings, love, and peace.
♥ HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM OUR FAMILY TO YOURS ♥

PLEASE vote! Today's HOTD nominee is:
★ Thunder 248739 ★

Have a Blessed & Safe New Year Celebration ✞
♣ Little Cowboy & Trigger ♣
♥ Fancy & Frances ♥

Come visit me, FANCY Walk N That Way: MerRy CHRISTmas everyone & Fancy's 2012 HC Members Veterans Day Trail Ride!.

12/31/2012 06:39.10 PM Report This Comment
Here is a HAPPY NEW YEAR vote from Cowboy & Trigger. Please visit Cowboy & Trigger at HC page #227894 and leave a daily vote during the month of December! Thanks for your support of Cowboy & Trigger's Jan HOTM campaign ♥

Pray for Andrea and Sweet Pea's family Profile #192859. They lost their Granddad.

LITTLE COWBOY CLASS/ Word of the day: Flies - The excuse of choice a horse uses so he can kick you, buck you off or knock you over - he cannot be punished.

FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS: Q: What kind of bird can write?
A: A PENguin.

Cowboy has a CatChannel page, has anyone noticed CatChannel has taken the same format as DogChannel. I have spent quite some time on DogChannel to learn my way around in case HorseChannel does the same. It is not very hard to vote and blog there. In case HC takes on the same format, please take some time to play around and see what you can learn. I would really hate to lose my friends here because of change. You guys are some of the best friends ever ♥

PLEASE vote! Today's HOTD nominee is:
★ Shelkh 170228 ★

Have a Blessed & Safe Weekend ✞
♣ Little Cowboy & Trigger ♣

Come visit me, FANCY Walk N That Way: MerRy CHRISTmas everyone & Fancy's 2012 HC Members Veterans Day Trail Ride!.

12/29/2012 02:54.08 PM Report This Comment
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