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Appendix Quarter Horse from Somewhere In, SK

• Mahogany Mac •

About Me

Active within 527 Days

I am from Somewhere In, SK and I've been a Club Horse member for 4 years, 7 months and 29 days

Nicknames: His Registered name is "Mahogany Mac" & his barn name is "Mac".

Age: 18 years old

Gender: Gelding

Breed: Appendix Quarter Horse

Height: Mac is 16 HH.

Color: Mac is a bay!!

Type of Riding: Mac does almost everything but we are training/school- ing in dressage right now.

My Horse's Achievements: Mac competed in the Saskatchewan Summer Games and won a team gold medal in DRESSAGE.

HOTD - January,14/2010
HOTD - January 21/2011
HOTM - June 2011
HOTD - Feburary 6/2012
HOTD - March 13/2013

~*We are excited about maybe attending the Canadian Interprovincal Equestrian Championships in Sept. 2013 and represent team Saskatchewan in Dressage*~

My Horse's Favorite Treat: Mac loves horse crunch, carrots, & apples!!

My Horse's Favorite Things To Do: Mac loves to go to shows & be spoiled with cookies.

Pet Peeves: Being in the barn alone.

My Horse's motto: None

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**Let Me Know If You Want To Run**

March HOTM:
~Twilight #242851
**Go Over & Congradulate Them**

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How We Met

We found his ad on horsetopia and went to go and see him!! He was totally the horse for me, so we bought him!! The whole time going home on the 8 hr. drive i could not believe i had a new show horse and that he was in the trailer behind me waiting to be unloaded at his new home!! I still can't beleive i own such a nice and great horse!!

To see Video's of Mac go to youtube and type in : "mahoganymac"

Mac's Birthday: May 18, 1996!!
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I've had 78494 friends visit me.

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6,892 friends have voted for me since I joined Club Horse!

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Monday we left off about Whiskey’s color and me with 5 hundred questions for Karla! Here we go…That poor girl had never met me before and I could not shut up :) I then walked over and looked Whiskey right in the eye and he looked back into mine and my heart sunk. His beauty was striking and the color was outstanding. He had a smart, sharpness about him-I’m sure he was thinking “what in the world is she doing”. The ride finally got underway; usually everyone has me ride out front and calls me the trail boss! Deacon is a faster walking horse but can ride in the middle or behind after the first hour or so. Well, here comes Rio & Whiskey with their smooth selves!!! They just gaited their smooth self’s right past me & Deacy. I watched Whiskey and noticed he didn’t quite move the same as Rio but still a difference from a QH. 2 hours into the ride we decided to rest a few minutes in a place we call “Carol’s lounge”. We have names for all our spots we ride to rest or to take a break out there because it’s so big. Thank you for your support we appreciate it!
~Sherry & Whiskey

Come visit me, ~* Whiskey*~ & <)__~ Deacon.

04/09/2014 08:31.51 AM Report This Comment
Whiskey would love your support for his HOTM run
In 2008 the decision was made after a talk with our boy’s and Cliff. It was time for me to get back on my horse journey. I purchased Deacon in March 23, 2008 and then bought Whiskey in May 2010. When I run Deacon I will tell more about the 1st 2 years back on my journey. Now that you have some back ground on me and my journey I will start Whiskey’s story with me. As many of you know I trail ride and use to camp with the horses all the time, now we just day ride. Hoping this spring sometime to camp again-fingers crossed =) It has been 2 years sense we have camped out with them. We would camp at Mccown or Plowman Valley at Lake Whitney Texas or at Reynolds Creek Lake Waco, Texas. During those times I have met a lot of people and their different type of horses. On one Oct. weekend we had some friends of Bill’s that was coming that I had never met. I asked Bill as we all were getting our horses ready for our ride that day, what type horses did these friends have? He said Rocky Mountain horses…I said hummmm, never heard of that breed. The thoughts in my head about this breed had me so curious. Now tomorrow we are into his story fully….hang in there! Thank you for your support we appreciate it!
~Sherry & Whiskey

Come visit me, ~* Whiskey*~ & <)__~ Deacon.

04/06/2014 08:06.24 AM Report This Comment
Thanks, we are honored
A very special thanks to Steve, who never gave up on us and did such a wonderful job with Cisco (and me). Also, a special thanks to Rose for nominating us. And my son who enouraged me every step of the way until his death. My husband who supports me and feeds when I'm away. And my deepest gratitude to everyone who voted and supported us this month. Hoping you enjoyed our journey, Cheryl & Cisco

Come visit me, Mystic ~ voting for Copper #264309, Cisco: knows Trevor & Amanda will beat Cancer, Meg ~ voting for Spangle #260838 & Nugget ~ School's not bad. I'm getting ATTENTION!.

02/01/2014 09:31.18 AM Report This Comment
My Horse
Thanks, everyone!!! To my beloved Cisco:

He's not just my horse
He's my dreams
He's my happiness
He's my heart
He's my laughter
He's my teacher
He's my sanity

Thank you Cisco,and Steve. I am so glad I didn't stop believing in us!

Come visit me, Mystic ~ voting for Copper #264309, Cisco: knows Trevor & Amanda will beat Cancer, Meg ~ voting for Spangle #260838 & Nugget ~ School's not bad. I'm getting ATTENTION!.

01/31/2014 07:18.53 AM Report This Comment
Cisco
Thank you all!!!! I will never know everything Cisco has been through, and I don't want to know. All I know for sure is his tongue had nearly been severed in half, probably either from a really harsh bit or having his head tied around, and his R eye socket fractured (again, don't wanna know). Steve said he's pretty sure at some point someone attempted to train Cisco to buck, to this day he WILL NOT tolerate a flank cinch. I believe that Cisco was loved and treated well early on, then things just went south for him. I'm also sure he's been through mutiple sales, with his striking looks and proud manner always finding a buyer that's sure he would be the one to "fix" him. I remember Steve telling me at one point that Cisco wasn't only PTSD, but MPD (multiple personality disorder) and probably Bi-polar to boot. One thing everyone has remarked on wherever we go, is how Cisco watches for me. Whenever I am in sight, his eyes follow me. It's an awesome feeling to have that kind of connetion with a horse. Eventually, I think Cisco would have been on one of those one-way trips to Canada or Mexico, instead we plan on continuing our adventures...

Come visit me, Mystic ~ voting for Copper #264309, Cisco: knows Trevor & Amanda will beat Cancer, Meg ~ voting for Spangle #260838 & Nugget ~ School's not bad. I'm getting ATTENTION!.

01/30/2014 08:00.49 AM Report This Comment
3 Less
REALLY APPRECIATE ALL THE SUPPORT, THANKS! Steve and Amanda returned to Texas last summer,and Cali, Mystic and Cinco went home to their new training facility. I have been out for a few lessons, and a clinic they did in November. Cisco did well, and was voted by the clinic participants the easiest horse to do groundwork with (he had us switch and do some groundwork with each other's horses). Joe, my farrier stopped in to watch for a while, and when he was out next he told me that while he knew I had been riding and doing clinics with Cisco, he couldn't believe how calm he was. He remembered watching Steve work with him in the "early days"

Come visit me, Mystic ~ voting for Copper #264309, Cisco: knows Trevor & Amanda will beat Cancer, Meg ~ voting for Spangle #260838 & Nugget ~ School's not bad. I'm getting ATTENTION!.

01/29/2014 08:30.08 AM Report This Comment
AND RIDING...
THANKS FOR ALL THE VOTES. Rest of our trail ride was uneventful, except for the heat(high 90's) and for one rider who started to get heat stroke. Christy was able to get hold of her husband (cell service iffy there) and he drove out and picked her up, and her horse was also ponied back. We went through some pretty steep ravines and overgrown trails (to shorten the distance, we cut through on a hiking trail). When we got back, I was so glad to get OUT of the saddle. I think Cisco was just as glad to have me out of the saddle! We had been out over 9 hours. I stayed over that Sunday night at the B&B, and Cisco and I got a good night's rest before heading home. I had put in 38 hours in the saddle in 5 days, and Cisco had to have his cinch taken up 2 notches by the end!

Come visit me, Mystic ~ voting for Copper #264309, Cisco: knows Trevor & Amanda will beat Cancer, Meg ~ voting for Spangle #260838 & Nugget ~ School's not bad. I'm getting ATTENTION!.

01/28/2014 08:03.41 AM Report This Comment
We Keep Riding...
REALLY APPRECIATE ALL THE SUPPORT, THANKS! We had a great, if slightly late, lunch on the trail. As we were starting back, Christy (owner of the B&B), realized she had misjudged the trail and we were still 3-4 hours out. At this point, 2 people opted out and left when the lunch truck went back (one horse was ponied, the other ridden back by Trevor's wife). I decided to hang in there. Everyone wanted to trot to get back sooner, and the 2 horses ahead of us hit out in a long trot. Cisco decided to really move out and catch them, and I realized I was too tired to post. When I pulled him up, it was rodeo time! He got in 4-5 bucks (he was REALLY mad), before I was able to yield his hindquarters and settle him down. Trevor commented "I thought you liked to dance!" (Earlier, I had been moving his hindquarters back & forth in a kind of rumba). Replied "Dancing is one thing, jitterbugging is something else".

Come visit me, Mystic ~ voting for Copper #264309, Cisco: knows Trevor & Amanda will beat Cancer, Meg ~ voting for Spangle #260838 & Nugget ~ School's not bad. I'm getting ATTENTION!.

01/27/2014 08:14.35 AM Report This Comment
THE LONG RIDE...
THANKS, EVERYONE! Was supposed to go on a moonlight ride, but I was getting pretty tired, so passed on the ride that night (we had been spending 8 hours in the saddle every day). The last day, Sunday, we were to do 4-5 hour trail ride, with a lunch break out on the trail. Cisco handled everything beautifully, EXCEPT for the wooden bridge over a ravine. He walked up to it like he was going over, then simply planted his feet (4 feet in concrete!) and refused to budge. It took the clinician a half hour, and then Cisco walked across calmly. I had offered to dismount, but was told no, he needed to learn to go over whatever I asked him to. (That was the only thing he tried to refuse the whole 5 days)

Come visit me, Mystic ~ voting for Copper #264309, Cisco: knows Trevor & Amanda will beat Cancer, Meg ~ voting for Spangle #260838 & Nugget ~ School's not bad. I'm getting ATTENTION!.

01/26/2014 07:54.07 AM Report This Comment
Jumping & Swimming
The fourth day, we went out to the jump course, and worked on that for a while. I had never liked jumping Cisco, he would launch himself like he was jumping 5' over a 1' obstacle, but after working for a couple of hours, including having to meet oncoming riders over the jumps, he was doing so well; jumping just enough to clear the obstacle. We did a short trail ride, then broke for lunch (there was a 4 hr break each day to avoid the heat). That afternoon, we all took the horses for a swim in the tank (pond). Several of us had been taking the horses down to cool off in the water during the afternoons. I needed a little help getting on him bareback, and was pretty wobbly at first but Cisco actually moved to stay under me. Walked out in the water till it got deep, and then we were swimming. Cisco loved it, he groaned the entire time he was swimming like he does when having a good roll. That was only my 2nd time on him bareback, and the first time I had ever been on a swimming horse. Passed on the moonlight ride that night, too tired.

Come visit me, Mystic ~ voting for Copper #264309, Cisco: knows Trevor & Amanda will beat Cancer, Meg ~ voting for Spangle #260838 & Nugget ~ School's not bad. I'm getting ATTENTION!.

01/25/2014 08:09.34 AM Report This Comment
COWS!
THANKS SO MUCH! Quickly learned that Cisco was fine with being ridden twice a day, he was always waiting for me at the gate to his paddock, it was like "Are we going to have more fun? What are we going to do next?" Next day, we started cow work after warming up. The 20 or so cows were brought in the arena, and we just rode around letting the horses get used to them, as some of them had never been around cows before. Then we learned how to "boil" the herd (get them in close together and milling), then we individually walked our horses thru and parted the herd. After that, we actually started cutting! Cisco was amazing, he locked on to whichever cow I picked out and stayed with it. That was thrilling. The 3rd day, we trailed the herd out to pasture in the morning, and did some more cutting, then trailed them back to the arena. Went back out in the evening, trailed them out to pasture, and worked cattle until the full moon came out, then continued working till nearly 10PM. Brought the cattle back in, and called it a night. Cisco LOVED it.

Come visit me, Mystic ~ voting for Copper #264309, Cisco: knows Trevor & Amanda will beat Cancer, Meg ~ voting for Spangle #260838 & Nugget ~ School's not bad. I'm getting ATTENTION!.

01/24/2014 08:00.22 AM Report This Comment
A BIG Step
Cannot believe how much support we are getting, thanks! Our next BIG step was a 5 day Parelli Horse Camp last June. I wasn't sure I could ride that much, but decided to go anyway. The first day was spent mostly on ground work and arena work, making sure everyone could sidepass, back at least 10 steps, and do rollbacks, and walk, trot and canter quietly. We also played some games, notably trying to keep another horse and ride from reaching the opposite side of the arena. It rained that afternoon, so we learned some knot tying before going back out to ride that evening. I was nervous when I found out that we would be riding twice daily, wasn't sure how Cisco would feel about that. We would ride in the morning, take a break in the heat of the day, then go out after an early supper and ride till dark or after (full moon week).

Come visit me, Mystic ~ voting for Copper #264309, Cisco: knows Trevor & Amanda will beat Cancer, Meg ~ voting for Spangle #260838 & Nugget ~ School's not bad. I'm getting ATTENTION!.

01/23/2014 06:14.54 AM Report This Comment
No More Bucking
THANKS FOR YOUR VOTES & SUPPORT!!! The Chiropractor pretty much adjusted everything, and said that the horse had been in pain for quite a while. Really made me feel badly - at least some of training problems I'm sure were related to him being in pain. He had also started bucking when asked to canter, this has resolved. And also, while he had gotten pretty good about his feet, he always really fussed about his L hind being done. He has been much better, even my farrier has remarked on what a change it has made. Cisco will usually now lift a hoof as soon as you bend down. The Chiropractor also pointed out that Cisco's R eye orbit had been fractured - and when you really look at him head on, his R eye is sunken a bit.

Come visit me, Mystic ~ voting for Copper #264309, Cisco: knows Trevor & Amanda will beat Cancer, Meg ~ voting for Spangle #260838 & Nugget ~ School's not bad. I'm getting ATTENTION!.

01/22/2014 06:33.35 AM Report This Comment
A Job Offer
THANKS, EVERYONE!!! Early last spring, we went to a clinic put on by the head trainer/farrier of a large metropoliton mounted police force (Houston). It was an ART Clinic: Attention, Respect,Trust. Did a lot of groundwork and obstacles in the mornings (including firecrackers while mounted) and then trail rode in the afternoons. At the end of the clinic, he asked if Cisco was for sale. When I told him no, he said that if I ever wanted to sell him or couldn't take care of him, would I please contact him, that Cisco would make a good police horse. I remarked that Cisco was too short and colored, and he replied "If I say he's tall enough, he's tall enough, and we are an equal opportunity employer". He also strongly suggested that I have Cisco seen by a chiropractor, which I did and it really has helped him.

Come visit me, Mystic ~ voting for Copper #264309, Cisco: knows Trevor & Amanda will beat Cancer, Meg ~ voting for Spangle #260838 & Nugget ~ School's not bad. I'm getting ATTENTION!.

01/21/2014 07:35.59 AM Report This Comment
I try flying!
THANKS FOR YOUR VOTES & SUPPORT!!! In February of last year, Cisco became very nervous when I was riding in the pasture. There was a lot going on in the neighbor's pasture, it was very windy, and it was almost the last straw when Cinco decided to come see us. I shooed him away, then went to the south side of the pasture to ride. Cisco spooked at something and spun, and I didn't. Hate that feeling of waiting for the ground to come up. Lay there for a few seconds, wondering what was broke. Nothing seemed to hurt, so I got up, caught Cisco, and remounted (he was a little nervous - wondered if I was going to do that flying trick again, LOL). Rode for another half hour or so

Come visit me, Mystic ~ voting for Copper #264309, Cisco: knows Trevor & Amanda will beat Cancer, Meg ~ voting for Spangle #260838 & Nugget ~ School's not bad. I'm getting ATTENTION!.

01/20/2014 08:26.44 AM Report This Comment
Cisco walks thru Fire!
(Well, actually, it was more a hop over) THANKS!!! In the fall, I heard about a good clinic by 4Shepherds (Dallas mounted police), and decided to take Cisco. He was pretty nervous at first, even after groundwork, but once we got in the arena he started listening. They had us ride stirrup to stirrup in pairs, and Cisco jigged and pranced and atually did a piaffe before finally settling down. We did some fun stuff with flags, then played "leapfrog". Cisco was fine at the trot when leaving the other horses, but when I asked for a canter he BUCKED! They had some really neat obstacles, including a mattress. Cisco was so excited when they brought out the obstacles, it was something he was comfortable with. There was also really large flag, a tarp to unfold and fold while mounted. The only thing he fussed about was crossing the line of fire (real fire), but he finally went across. The clinicians said afterwards that they would never have believed after seeing how nervous he was at first that he would be so good with the scary obstacles.

Come visit me, Mystic ~ voting for Copper #264309, Cisco: knows Trevor & Amanda will beat Cancer, Meg ~ voting for Spangle #260838 & Nugget ~ School's not bad. I'm getting ATTENTION!.

01/19/2014 07:59.03 AM Report This Comment
We work things out
THANKS FOR YOUR VOTES & SUPPORT!!! Began feeling really sorry for Mystic by himself, so tried putting him with Cali and Cinco. Again, everything was fine for a few days, then Mystic went after Cinco and put him through a fence. (The horse just can't jump as high as he thinks he can, and the geldings just don't like the poor boy!). As a last resort, I put Cinco in my obstacle course area (200x200) and left the gate to one of the side pens open so he would have a shed to go in. Began letting him out in the big pasture during the day and bringing him at night. Cisco would still chase him, but it gradually lost some intensity. On a few occasions, I even caught Cinco "teasing" Cisco into chasing him. Cinco became very good at following me out to the pasture in the morning and coming in when called in the evening.

Come visit me, Mystic ~ voting for Copper #264309, Cisco: knows Trevor & Amanda will beat Cancer, Meg ~ voting for Spangle #260838 & Nugget ~ School's not bad. I'm getting ATTENTION!.

01/18/2014 08:31.20 AM Report This Comment
Cisco the Demon Horse
Please leave a blog when you vote, thanks! The plan for Cali and Cinco was to just turn them out with my 3 in the big pasture (35 acres). Unfortunately, as a lot of plans go, this fell through. It worked for few days, then one morning I went out to feed and Cali & Cinco were in the neighbor's pasture. Found where they had gone thru the fence, we got that fixed, brought them home, then watched in horror as Cisco went after Cinco and put him through the fence again. Cisco honestly looked like a demon chasing Cinco (Cisco's 15.1, Cinco is around 17hh). Finally got them separated, and put Cali and Cinco in the 5 acre pasture by themselves.

Come visit me, Mystic ~ voting for Copper #264309, Cisco: knows Trevor & Amanda will beat Cancer, Meg ~ voting for Spangle #260838 & Nugget ~ School's not bad. I'm getting ATTENTION!.

01/17/2014 08:29.18 AM Report This Comment
My Herd Doubles
THANKS! Shortly after this, Steve and his wife decided to move back to California to help with the family business, and train on the side there. Unfortunately, they had 5 horses, and could only take 2. I offered to take Mystic, and wound up with Mystic, Cali, and Cinco. Steve had a hormone level run on Mystic (he had always acted studdy, and the mares were crazy about him when they were in heat), and it came back very high. Seems the BLM missed a testicle. It took 3 surgeries to finally locate it and remove it. (he had actually had had one previous surgery, the vet pointed out) I guess they just didn't care that he was a crypt instead of a gelding. Luckily, I had one pen that does not have a common fence with either of my pastures, so that's where Mystic lived until he was finally a gelding. Cisco also started bucking when asked to canter, so we pretty much quit cantering.

Come visit me, Mystic ~ voting for Copper #264309, Cisco: knows Trevor & Amanda will beat Cancer, Meg ~ voting for Spangle #260838 & Nugget ~ School's not bad. I'm getting ATTENTION!.

01/16/2014 09:34.14 AM Report This Comment
Cannonballs!
Thanks for your votes and support, please leave a blog !!! Cisco had always hated stepping in water or mud, and when the clinician and everyone went down to the tank (pond) to let the horses play, at first he wouldn't even put a hoof in the water. He finally tentively took a few sips of water, and kept watching the other horses paw, play and roll and splash in the water. He finally started pawing at the water, too. Soon he was in, rolling, splashing and just having a great time. By the end of the clinic, he was galloping into the water off of a small bank and doing his version of a cannonball! It was so much fun seeing him have such a good time.

Come visit me, Mystic ~ voting for Copper #264309, Cisco: knows Trevor & Amanda will beat Cancer, Meg ~ voting for Spangle #260838 & Nugget ~ School's not bad. I'm getting ATTENTION!.

01/15/2014 08:24.04 AM Report This Comment
Our First Trail Ride
Thanks for your votes and support, please leave a blog !!! A friend had been telling me about how great it was to ride and stay at the Grassland Bed 'n Barn (LBJ Nat'l Grasslands) , and when I saw a 4* Parelli clinician was doing a beginning trail riding clinic there, I decided to go. (Steve was so worried, he gave me a long list of do's and don'ts, and I was surprised he didn't tag along). We mostly did fine, some crow hopping, but nothing too bad. I was one of only 2 other ladies that at some point didn't have to dismount and lead my horse, although there was one time I would have, but was unable to. Cisco "balled up" (literally) when asked to walk thru a muddy spot, but backed up nicely (couldn't dismount - trees on one side, small drop off on the other). We went around up and down a steep slope. This was also Mother's Day weekend, and I think it did me good to get away from home.

Come visit me, Mystic ~ voting for Copper #264309, Cisco: knows Trevor & Amanda will beat Cancer, Meg ~ voting for Spangle #260838 & Nugget ~ School's not bad. I'm getting ATTENTION!.

01/14/2014 08:58.24 AM Report This Comment
Cisco Comes Home
Thanks for your votes, Support and kindness! The first time I went out to see Cisco after John's death, he ran off the other 2 horses; a Belgian cross and a Friesien cross that were in with him and that usually bullied him. He came up to me, and just started flexing his head R & L, over and over. It was like he was saying "I know something's terribly wrong, does this help?" I hugged him and cried - he never liked flexing. Brought him home 2 weeks or so later after doing a 2-day clinic at Steve's. The first time I went to ride him at home - I looked out at my riding area (200x200) and all I could think of was how big it was. But we did fine, mostly, and I finally got brave enough to ride him out in the big pasture, slowly increasing how far we went out. We continued with lessons every couple weeks or so, and also did a couple of clinics Steve put on. And , of course, I rode him every chance I got. Sometimes the rides were a little scary, he can get very tight and nervous, but we just kept yielding HQ and doing circles/serpentines till we worked it through.

Come visit me, Mystic ~ voting for Copper #264309, Cisco: knows Trevor & Amanda will beat Cancer, Meg ~ voting for Spangle #260838 & Nugget ~ School's not bad. I'm getting ATTENTION!.

01/13/2014 07:46.15 AM Report This Comment
Cisco
THANKS! We continued to work hard, with Cisco slated to finally come home Oct 1 of 2011. It would have been earlier, but had hand surgery Aug 1st, and 2 days before I would get the all clear to ride, I severely sprained my ankle (the ER Dr. thought it was fractured, so I had to see a podiatrist). Meanwhile, earlier that spring, Steve had applied for and was accepted for The Supreme Extreme Mustang Makeover in Ft. Worth, Tx. I became co-owner of Mystic when they were afraid his auction price would be too high and I offered to split the cost with them. He placed 3rd in the Stars Division. (Stars because that summer, Mystic bucked, head butted Steve while he was riding, and injured him enough that he coudn't continue his training under saddle). I was up there every day to watch their progress. He placed 3rd in the Stars devision. That Saturday night, Sept 17th, we all met to watch the finals. As we were leaving, I received the phone call that would forever change my life - the news our only son was dead. It was a really, really bad time. He would have been 26 in a couple of weeks, and was only 2 classes away from completing his Bachelor's degree in Social Science. He wanted to either work in the prison system or do profiling with the FBI.

Come visit me, Mystic ~ voting for Copper #264309, Cisco: knows Trevor & Amanda will beat Cancer, Meg ~ voting for Spangle #260838 & Nugget ~ School's not bad. I'm getting ATTENTION!.

01/12/2014 08:24.50 AM Report This Comment
What Kind of Horse Do I Have?
Leaving warm, sunny votes! After 6 months, Cisco came home for a break, and I was to continue with groundwork only. At this point, I decided to try and find out what kind of horse he was, so I sent hair samples to Cal Davis Vet Lab to be analyzed. The Breed Assignment came back 22% Holstiener, 18% Saddlebred, 12% Morgan, and whatever else he is was not in their data base of over 30 breeds. 3 months later, he went back to Steve's for more intensive training. After a month or so, I was able to ride him in a clinic Steve put on. He put on quite a show once saddled (he's very cold backed, and will kick up a fuss and buck when first lunged under saddle) Steve told me later that one woman had gone up to him and told him "You can't mean to let her RIDE that horse" and Steve said he replied "That's just Cisco, he's fine once the gunk gets worked out". Had a great time, even cantered him for the very first time. It was shortly after this that we tried him in a bosal. He hasn't had a bit in his mouth since. (Steve said bridling him was more my problem than Cisco's, but every time I put the snaffle in his mouth, all I could think of was his tongue).

Come visit me, Mystic ~ voting for Copper #264309, Cisco: knows Trevor & Amanda will beat Cancer, Meg ~ voting for Spangle #260838 & Nugget ~ School's not bad. I'm getting ATTENTION!.

01/11/2014 01:17.49 PM Report This Comment
What a handsome boy - left a vote
The next week, something made me stop in again. The horses were getting thinner. When I went over to his pen, he came up to me and when I looked into his eyes, it was like being lost. The man at the feed store came out and asked if I was interested, and I told him not really. He said the price was only $800. I asked if he was rideable, and he said sure, when he bucks, just turn him to the right. Said I'm sorry, I need something well broke and gentle. Well, of course, I stopped in the next week, had another look, and he came over to me and put his head on my shoulder and sighed. That was pretty much it. The feedstore owner came out and asked if I thought I might buy him, the price had gone down to $400 and if he didn't sell by the weekend, he was going to a sale. I went in the pen and asked him to move, and he glided around me. Asked if he could be delivered, and was told "Yes". Wrote out a check, and they were supposed to deliver him on Monday. Got a call Monday, was told it would be a couple of more days. And, yes, buying him was stupid and foolish, but I am so glad I did.

Come visit me, Mystic ~ voting for Copper #264309, Cisco: knows Trevor & Amanda will beat Cancer, Meg ~ voting for Spangle #260838 & Nugget ~ School's not bad. I'm getting ATTENTION!.

01/03/2014 06:39.49 AM Report This Comment
Left a vote
I hadn't ridden anything but stable hacks since my wonderful mare, Old Nugget, had died over 25 yrs ago. I saw several horses up in very small, makeshift pens at a local feed store while driving by. They were standing in the hot July sun, no shade, with their heads down, except for one, whose head was up, watching the traffic go by. I felt so sorry for all of them. After several weeks of this, the one horse (a bay paint, so I thought) was still always alert, always staring at the road. Something made me stop in to look at him . His coat was staring, his ribs were showing, his hooves looked awful, and his mane and tail were matted. Told him, sorry fella, but you're just in too bad a shape. I could actually feel him staring at my back as I walked to the car and left.

Come visit me, Mystic ~ voting for Copper #264309, Cisco: knows Trevor & Amanda will beat Cancer, Meg ~ voting for Spangle #260838 & Nugget ~ School's not bad. I'm getting ATTENTION!.

01/02/2014 11:08.29 AM Report This Comment
Been awhile, stopped by with a vote

Come visit me, Mystic ~ voting for Copper #264309, Cisco: knows Trevor & Amanda will beat Cancer, Meg ~ voting for Spangle #260838 & Nugget ~ School's not bad. I'm getting ATTENTION!.

12/29/2013 05:57.38 AM Report This Comment
HI MAC!
its been so long since i've been on so i decided to stop by and say hi and once again your horse is so handsome!

i updated Checker's profile and posted new profiles for his new herd-mates so trot by and visit soon :)

Angel & Checkers

Come visit me, Sassafras, Nevaeh Dun Up N Gold, Maiden Of The Sea, Little Creeks Cierra, Moonlit Madness, Blackjack, BSA Black Magic & Check My Cruise.

12/18/2013 10:33.55 PM Report This Comment
I posted a picture of Cinnamon and the herd! we have 14 head and 2 of them are bucks(stallions)we just have 1 more goat to breed! Did you know that a goats gestation period is 5 1/2 months? and it takes about 3 months for the udder to drop down?( for first times) I just can't wait till kidding season! Also if you have time go send a vote to Amber #256716 She really wants Dec. HOTM
Have a nice goaty day!
Victoria and Cinnamon
P.s Here is a vote!

Come visit me, Cinnamon, Numb Numbs rip, BIG CHEX TO CASH & Devil's Choko Chip.

11/05/2013 11:25.38 AM Report This Comment
Hi
Thanks for the vote left you one to.

Come visit me, ~*Payday Parlay*~ Excited for Show Season.

10/29/2013 05:24.43 PM Report This Comment
In an effort to improve our website for our visitors, we will be changing some of our service providers. We do not expect to experience any technical difficulties. However, if you are unable to access our website, please be assured it will be temporary as we transition to the new service. 10/19/2013 12:00.00 AM
I see you haven't been on for a bit...miss ya

Come visit me, Ella Bee & My Thirty Six.

09/09/2013 08:32.48 PM Report This Comment
It was a blessing to be able to go back and visit my mom. Her mind is good. She still has a good sense of humor. She's came a long way mentally. Her body isn't cooperating. She has to learn to walk, again. Can't do anything for herself, yet. It was so hard having to leave her like that. Thank you for your continued prayers. I've missed you all. Love to each of you and a vote.

Come visit me, SADIE *Spangle 260838, Copper 264309 Sept. HOTM*.

09/06/2013 12:52.38 AM Report This Comment
Have a wonderful Labor Day weekend. Packing for my trip to Georgia to see my mom. She's no better. Will be offline from the 1st through the 4th. Thanks for your love and prayers. Leaving love and a vote.

Come visit me, SADIE *Spangle 260838, Copper 264309 Sept. HOTM*.

08/31/2013 02:34.02 AM Report This Comment
Had some rain over the past couple of days. Stormed, Monday. I put Sadie up before it hit. Sending love to all and a vote.

Come visit me, SADIE *Spangle 260838, Copper 264309 Sept. HOTM*.

08/27/2013 12:01.21 AM Report This Comment
Thank you all, again, for Sadie's July HOTM reign. It's been such an honor. I'm humbled and grateful to and for each of you. Looking forward to seeing who our HOTM for August is. Love and a vote from Sadie and me.

Come visit me, SADIE *Spangle 260838, Copper 264309 Sept. HOTM*.

07/31/2013 08:26.07 PM Report This Comment
SURGEON GENERAL'S WARNING: Horses have been found to be expensive and addictive, and have further been shown to impair the use of common sense in humans!

I found this to be true one week ago today. I was washing my gelding about 9pm when biting insects attacked us. The horse over-reacted by pulling back and realizing he's tied to a post, he freaked out big time! He snapped a wooden post, set 2 ft down in concrete, off at ground level, hitting me in my leg, knocking me down, and continually pulling the fence over-top of me! He wanted to run but I yelled "whoa, whoa, whoa!" He stopped, I detached the "safety" strap that was supposed to release, and put him in the stall.
Next day I went to the doctor because of the severe swelling and the fact I couldn't bend my knee but about 10%. Nothing broken (yay) but MRI revealed a torn MCL (medial collateral ligament) and damage to the patella! I haven't yet seen my Ortho doc (appt. on Tuesday).
The horse knew he hurt me because he wouldn't look at me for two days. I'd love on him but he kept to himself. My husband asked the horse if he was sorry he hurt momma and he shook his head yes. I talked to him and again, he looked away. Saddened my heart.
Be careful everyone! Freak accidents DO happen!!

Come visit me, Ella Bee & My Thirty Six.

07/25/2013 04:10.54 PM Report This Comment
We have lots of humidity. Still waiting for rain. I rinsed Sadie down with the hose and gave her extra watermelon. Have a great Friday. Love and a vote.

Come visit me, SADIE *Spangle 260838, Copper 264309 Sept. HOTM*.

07/18/2013 11:11.29 PM Report This Comment
How are you doing? I am going to write a pure copy and paste message because I am so far behind with my HC blogs that you wouldn't believe it.

A lot has happened since I last blogged properly on here and I can't promise to be on as much as I would like.

Eddie has settled in really well. He and Pippin are great friends but boys will be boys and because of their giant size difference, 2000lbs vs 200lbs, they cannot be alone in the same field. So, Eddie has a pen within Pippin's huge day pen and they get at each other through the fence.

Eddie is the tall silent type and his previous owner has never heard him make a noise. Well, now that he's here he whinnies if we take Pippin for a walk and leave him behind. He nickers low and sweetly when Pippin is put in the pen near him. They are cute together.

We've had a couple of tough moments, health-wise, with both of them. Eddie had several episodes of choke earlier this year leading up to a major case which almost killed him. The vet actually thought he wouldn't make it and we were discussing the dreaded topic of carcass disposal…

Well, the long and short of it is, he's completely and absolutely healthy and looks the best he's ever looked. He's fit and shiny and has a spring in his step. That is, when he's not sleep walking which he'll do on a hot day like today.

3 weeks ago Pippin had surgery for the removal of 2 large enteroliths from his colon. They weigh about 3lbs and I've kept them as souvenirs. He's on the road to recovery and is also doing super well.

For a couple of months he was rapidly going downhill and we couldn't figure out what was wrong with him. Using a portable x-ray the vet discovered the stones. They are so huge that she actually screamed when spotted them on the radiograph. It's a wonder that he was still eating and pooping fine. Not sure how that was even possible.

Anyway, that's what's up here. I will try (really I will!) to write more often.

I hope you had a great weekend! Leaving a vote.

Come visit me, Prince, Pippin (Remembering Melian) & Eddie.

07/16/2013 12:22.44 AM Report This Comment
Left a daily vote

Colleen & Jewel

Come visit me, Save America's Wild Horses<3, Bella, Save the Abaco Barb & Jewel.

06/23/2013 08:38.18 AM Report This Comment
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