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Quarter Horse from Frisco, NC

Winchester-Vote please! :)

About Me

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I am from Frisco, NC and I've been a Club Horse member for 4 years, 6 months and 21 days

Nicknames: Whinny, Winchester

Age: 9 years old

Gender: Gelding

Breed: Quarter Horse

Height: 15.1 hands

Color: Red Dun

Type of Riding: English pleasure, Western pleasure, trail riding

My Horse's Achievements: Went down a trail that leads to the beach!

My Horse's Favorite Treat: Apples, Nicker Makers, Jolly Apple, Carrots, Apple n Oat Treats, pretty much anything he can find! :)

My Horse's Favorite Things To Do: Eat, ride with other horses, and be with me!!!

Pet Peeves: Lawn Mowers, 4-wheelers, dogs being in his pen, not being fed on time, windy weather, other horses leaving him

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On the internet, I have found Winchester after the ten million other horses I had looked at and I knew that he was the one! His other owner's farm wasnt to far away from my house so I went to go test ride him. He was AMAZING! Well, my birthday was coming up and of course I was BEGGING for a horse for my WHOLE life!Two days before my birthday I stood off the front porch and there was Winchester in the horse trailer! I could not believe my eyes! Ever since he has been the BEST horse I could ever dream of having!.

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2,824 friends have voted for me since I joined Club Horse!

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You have a very beautiful horse! You're really lucky :) Here's a vote!!

Please come visit and vote for Allie <3 if you have time read our "how we met" story. She's very dear to my heart <3 trying to get over 600 votes so that she can run for horse of the month sometime ! thanks <3 if you leave a comment, then we will make sure to come vote for you everyday :)

Come visit me, Allie <3.

05/13/2013 06:19.34 AM Report This Comment
Thanks 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 & Fancy's 2012 HC Members Veterans Day Trail Ride!.

01/01/2013 09:08.55 AM Report This Comment
Welcome Back! Missed ya!
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Hi! Here's a quick 'Merry Christmas' vote for you today. Hope you all are having a fun Christmas! I sure am. I got a dark red leather jacket, small ankle grey boots, two scarves. Those I asked for. I also got make-up (I don't wear make-up except mascara, which is the only thing I got), iTunes gift card, a tuner for my guitar, and 55 dollars to go shopping. This was a lucky Christmas for this family and I hope it is/was for yours too! Thanks for stopping by!! Merry Christmas!!! ♥

E/Q

Come visit me, Quincy ♥.

12/25/2012 03:17.17 PM Report This Comment
Here is a Very Merry CHRISTmas 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 ♥

Last night Cowboy informed me that Thursday is National Day of the Horse and he kindly requested a special photo edit. I have been so busy I did not realize that. I am glad to see he takes an interest in celebrating the joy of horses and I thank my small Cowboy for keeping me up to date ♥


LITTLE COWBOY CLASS/ Word of the day: Bog Spavin - The feeling of panic when riding through marshy area. Also used to refer to horses who throw a fit at having to go through water puddles.

FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS, Celebrate your horse, NATIONAL DAY OF THE HORSE!
“To be loved by a horse, or by any animal, should fill us with awe- for we have not deserved it.” (Marion Garretty)


If you haven't had time to check the Calendar of Agendas Page #232390, the HOTD runner for today is:
★ Angel Marmalade ★
PLEASE vote HOTD :^)

Merry CHRISTmas ✞
♣ Little Cowboy & Trigger ♣
♥ Fancy & Frances ♥

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

12/13/2012 03:27.28 AM Report This Comment
Here is a Very Merry CHRISTmas 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: Grain: Sole virtue of domestication.

COWBOY & TRIGGER: A TALE OF TWO:
Cowboy's riding career moves on. He rides Trigger anywhere now, with or without Fancy and I. Everything they do is referred to as: Like a boss.
At the fun shows, Cowboy says Trigger did well because he is a boss. During our rides they trudge through every mudd hole they come across. Cowboy says Trigger goes through the mudd like a boss. Silly Cowboy!


FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS, “Peace, Joy, Horses, Happiness!”:
Q: What do you call a bunch of grandmasters of chess bragging about their games in a hotel lobby?
A: Chess nuts boasting in an open foyer!


If you haven't had time to check the Calendar of Agendas Page #232390, the HOTD runner for today is:
★ Jack 247435 ★
PLEASE vote HOTD :^)

Merry CHRISTmas ✞
♣ Little Cowboy & Trigger ♣
♥ Fancy & Frances ♥

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

12/10/2012 05:21.42 AM Report This Comment
In remembrance of a loving, sweet, little mare, Petite Fleur: “The guardian angels of life fly so high as to be beyond our sight, but they are always looking down upon us.” (Jean Paul Richter)

Long day, quick 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 ♥

Thanks for your congrats on our trail riding awards. It is easy to do something you love so much!


FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS, “Deck the Stalls!”:
Luke 2:10-11
King James Version (KJV)
10: And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.
11: For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.


Little Cowboy Class/ Word of the day: WELL MANNERED: hasn't stepped on, run over, bit, or kicked anyone for a week.


If you haven't had time to check the Calendar of Agendas Page #232390, the HOTD runner for today is:
★ Charlie Brown 247130 ★
PLEASE vote HOTD :^)

HAVE A PEACEFUL NIGHT ✞
♣ Little Cowboy & Trigger ♣
♥ Fancy & Frances ♥

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

12/09/2012 06:31.12 PM Report This Comment
Here's a 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 ♥


FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS, “Deck the Stalls!”:
Q: What nationality is Santa Claus?
A: North Polish.

Little Cowboy Class/ Word of the day: Barn Sour - An affliction common to horse people in northern climates during the winter months. Trudging through deep snow, pushing wheelbarrows through snow and beating out frozen water buckets tend to bring on this condition rapidly.

COWBOY & TRIGGER: A TALE OF TWO:
Before I joined HC, every Arabian I ever saw was high strung and wild! I was very surprised to see Arabians that were sensible enough to allow a child to ride. Trigger is an 18 year old Arabian that only has sight in one eye. Trigger is quite the surprise to me. His sweet quiet nature is a pleasant surprise indeed. Trigger is calm when Cowboy is highstrung. I guess that is why they work so well together :)


Well we had a great time last night at our horse club end of year banquet! Little Cowboy won first place in the youth trail riding awards program and I won 2nd place in the adult trail riding program!

If you haven't had time to check the Calendar of Agendas Page #232390, the HOTD runner for today is:
★ HC photography club 247236 ★
PLEASE vote HOTD :^)

ENJOY A BLESSED WEEKEND ✞
♣ Little Cowboy & Trigger ♣
♥ Fancy & Frances ♥

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

12/08/2012 04:49.52 PM Report This Comment
HI!!!!!!!!!
I hope you will have time to visit often. It is wonderful to hear from you. Have you been able to ride these past months?

Here's a 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 ♥


FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS, “Deck the Stalls!”:
Q: What's the most popular wine at Christmas?
A: "I don't like sprouts" !

Little Cowboy Class/ Word of the day: Arena: Place where20 humans can take the fun out of forward motion.

COWBOY & TRIGGER: A TALE OF TWO:
The very first time Cowboy rode Trigger in the back yard, out of the corral, Trigger would not listen to Cowboy. Cowboy was very upset, he said he wanted my horse (Fancy) because she would go. I rode Trigger outside the corral for three days and after that he did not give Cowboy any trouble.


If you haven't had time to check the Calendar of Agendas Page #232390, the HOTD runner for today is:
★ Return of the Jet aka Rodney 230715 ★
PLEASE vote HOTD :^)

ENJOY A BLESSED WEEK ✞
♣ Little Cowboy & Trigger ♣
♥ Fancy & Frances ♥

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

12/07/2012 05:28.49 AM Report This Comment
Left a vote, your horse is beautiful!

Come visit me, Sierra*Congratulatio- ns Sadie Aug. HOTM!, Misty, Cheyenne, Dakota, Cherokee*vote 4 Spangle & Copper Sept. HOTM! & ~Scout~RIP~.

12/06/2012 04:36.46 PM Report This Comment
Hi! What in the world are you up to? Are you riding any? I hope all is well. It was wonderful to receive a blog from you and I sure do appreciate it. I miss you here. Hope you visit again soon!
Have a beautiful week.

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

11/13/2012 05:35.58 PM Report This Comment
FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS, have a thankful heart:

“Meaning of Thanksgiving as established in 1782........Do hereby recommend to the inhabitants of these States in general, to observe, and request the several States to interpose their authority in appointing and commanding the observation of THURSDAY the twenty-eight day of November next, as a day of solemn THANKSGIVING to GOD for all his mercies: and they do further recommend to all ranks, to testify to their gratitude to GOD for his goodness, by a cheerful obedience of his laws, and by promoting, each in his station, and by his influence, the practice of true and undefiled religion, which is the great foundation of public prosperity and national happiness.” (Cowboys for Christ Newsletter)


Here's a vote from Fancy & Trigger :^)

If you haven't had time to check the Calendar of Agendas Page #232390, the HOTD runner for today is:
★ Goldie 244178 ★
PLEASE vote HOTD :^)

I think I have missed returning some blogs and votes. I will try to return them. Thank you all so much for your participation and loving words. I forgot to tell you, if you would like to have your photo from the Veterans day page, please enlarge it and save it anytime. I wish our veterans could see how much we appreciate them. I am so surprised at the success of the ride. WE DID IT TOGETHER!!!

HAVE A WARM & SAFE NIGHT ✞
♥ Fancy & Frances ♥
♣ Little Cowboy & Trigger ♣

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

11/13/2012 05:34.49 PM Report This Comment
How are you two doing? Miss talking with you guys. Hope all is ok, dropped off a vote.
~ Talk Soon. Erin & Quincy

Come visit me, Quincy ♥.

02/01/2012 03:08.19 PM Report This Comment
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Vote for dawn (210912) for Horse Of The Day! Also Butter Milk 128168) for Horse Of The Month.

Come visit me, Jock LEAVING HC!!!!!!!.

01/16/2012 06:04.04 PM Report This Comment
Hey!! It sounds like you have a lot of fun with this pretty girl!! Did you train her yourself? voted

Come visit me, Gizmo & Stewball.

11/17/2011 02:41.34 PM Report This Comment
FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS, BORN TO SPOOK!!!

JACK-o-LANTERN
Jack-o-lantern, Jack-o-lantern,
You are such a funny sight.
As you sit there by the window,
Looking out into the night.
You were once a sturdy pumpkin,
growing on a curly vine.
Now you are a Jack-o-lantern,
See your night lights shine.

Fancy is leaving a superb Saturday vote.
Thanks for voting Scotty HOTD, his owner is visiting today and he will get treats & lots of attention today. Scotty has done many things. 3 years ago he was a kids horse. Since then he has participated in some parades and Buffalo Soldiers presentations. Every one seems to like him very much.
Fancy seems to like Scotty too much. The first evening with Scotty, I was not very happy! Fancy did not want to come to me and I thought Fancy was going to starve for not eating. Each day she gets closer to her normal self again. The only thing now, Fancy seems to be a little skiddish, which is not normal for my girl. I have taken her out on walks each day that Scotty has been here. I rode Fancy around the block yesterday and she was very good, but a little hyper to go. I stopped and took her bridle off to let her graze for a while too.
I have been dealing with horses for almost 20 years with plenty of horses and never had my toe stepped on. Well, guess what? Dog gone if Scotty didn't step on the tip of my boot Friday evening. I believe he was very aware of it too! Gonna work on his ground manners:~)
Any riding going on this weekend for you? If I get the opportunity, I better take it!

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

10/08/2011 05:28.44 AM Report This Comment
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Vote for dawn (210912) for Horse Of The Day! Also Butter Milk 128168) for Horse Of The Month november!!!!!!!!!!

Come visit me, Jock LEAVING HC!!!!!!!.

10/04/2011 08:05.39 AM Report This Comment
Leaving a vote to start the week!

FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS:
“Autumn, the year's last, loveliest smile” (William Cullen Bryant)

Q: Why do potatoes make good detectives?
A: Because they keep their eyes peeled.

Today's photo was taken September 28, 2011. Fancy is performing the only trick that I know I have taught her. I say stump and she will put her front feet onto that old tree stump.

How was your weekend? We enjoyed a nice cool Carolina weekend here. Fancy's hooves had grown out and were beginning to chip, so I decided to try my hand at rasping. I had the tools for over a year, but I was afraid to try. I looked up how to trim hooves on youtube and I did it! I did as little as possible since it was my first time. Made my back hurt, but no more chipping hooves for now. I was very glad they didn't need to be trimmed, only shaped up. I tell you if you ever try it, you will appreciate a farrier with a strong back, LOL. Have you ever tried to do a horses hooves? If you have, how did you come out on the job?

PLEASE VOTE DAILY FOR NOVEMBER HOTM:
Fancy Walk N That Way #153565
(HT) High Tech Image #40041

PEACE STARTS WITH A SMILE;~)
HAVE A BLESSED DAY ♥

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

10/03/2011 05:59.41 AM Report This Comment
FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS:
“For man, autumn is a time of harvest, of gathering together. For nature, it is a time of sowing, of scattering abroad.” (Edwin Way Teale)

Please view the video tribute in Horse Vidos: PIXIE DUST: IN MEMORY OF JOANNA, which was submitted by Pippin's family (profile #11626) In honor of our friends: Joanna Wicke her horses, Pixie Dust (profile #101958), & Brisco (profile # 140827), and her family.

Fancy is leaving a vote for you this Friday morning.

King Kong was very bad yesterday. King did not want to listen to my brother and my brother's friend wanted to help, so he got on King. While my brother's friend was riding King the horse reared and they fell back. He is ok, only suffered whiplash and soreness. We don't know what got into King. When he reared, there was no bit pressure at all. So he could have moved in any direction and he chose up :(

Fancy was very good. My son has ridden her. He has gotten bored riding in the corral, so we walk around the block and through the car wash. My son loves to ride her. He would like me to turn him lose. But I don't think Fancy or my son are ready for that. Because she is still very young and I know my son does not have experience in case something did frighten her. But so far she has been so wonderful on his rides out. I don't take that for granted and I pray that she remains steady.
What are you up to on the last Friday in September?

Fancy & I love all of our HorseChannel friends and we hope you guys will stop by her page to vote each day in October so Fancy can be your November HOTM.

PEACE STARTS WITH A SMILE;~)
HAVE A BLESSED DAY ♥

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

09/30/2011 11:51.29 AM Report This Comment
FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS:
"If all the world were ours to give, would we give it?"

Fancy and Frances are leaving a vote for your beautiful horse today.
Everything that I did with Fancy Wednesday, I dedicated to Joanna's memory.
When Fancy walked to meet me at the gate, I thought about Pixie and Brisco not being able to see their loved friend meet them at the gate again. As I picked out Fancy's hooves all I could think about was Pixie Dust and Brisco. Wondering if they understand the absence of the constant source of love in their life.
As I worked cleaning Fancy's corral, I thought of my granddad telling me once, "The empty wagon cries the loudest." I asked him, "Granddad, what in the world does that mean?" And he explained to me, if I listen, I will hear that a wagon bearing a full load makes very little to no sound. And the wagon that is empty creeks and squeaks loudly. He explained to me how people are like the wagons. Yesterday I thought of Joanna and I felt like the empty wagon. She never once complained, she was always positive, she loved reading of Fancy's adventures.
After reading her memorial posted on Cross Creek Horses page, I suddenly understood why she loved Dancing With the Stars so much.
This young lady had such an awesome spirit! And we never knew how awesome she really was. But Pixie Dust knew this as she visited Joanna during her illness. What a loving and special little horse. God Bless Pixie Dust, she is truly an Angel on Earth.

PEACE STARTS WITH A SMILE;~)
Have a truly blessed day.

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

09/29/2011 07:35.04 AM Report This Comment
FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS:
“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf's a flower.” (Albert Camus)

Fancy is here with a cool first day of Autumn vote!

Has anyone seen the new show, America's Best Trail Horse? I have seen the first two shows. I love it! If you have seen it, what do you think? It kind of reminds me of Craig Cameron's Extreme Cowboy Race.

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

09/22/2011 05:07.08 PM Report This Comment
FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS:
"A friend is one who walks in when others walk out" (Walter Winchell)

Fancy's sliding by in the mud to leave you this Tuesday vote. We hope your holiday weekend was most delightful. Did you enjoy any horsey time? We did nothing here this weekend. Now it is raining off and on☁

Lots of friends asked how I began to teach Fancy to lay down. Here is my comment on that.
1. First you teach the horse to let you handle his front feet. You teach them to let you hold that foot up for long as you want to with out taking it back.
2. Rope breaking helps. I mean throwing the rope all around their body, head, and legs till they are in no way fearful or uncomfy with that feel and touch.
3. You need 2 SOFT ropes. Don't tie, but loop one around the horse's front near pastern (ankle area), you will use this to hold the hoof up only, Make sure this rope never gets tight because it may slow or stop blood flow.
4. Second SOFT rope attaches to the halter as usual, except you run it between the front legs to the off side of your horse and across the back to lay on the same side of his body as the leg you are going to lift.
5. Lift the foot using the rope that is around that foot. Hold still until he is o.k. with that. Hold the foot up at the point that it touches the belly. No tighter than necessary and don't tighten as you go.
6. Teach the bow. Grab the rope that is attached to the halter it should lay just behind the withers and pull slowly and softly until he gives with his nose. His head will tip slightly then he is ready for a bow. He should go back and downward until his knee touches the ground. You have to know your horse. Let him up before he gets upset. Just in case he lays all the way down at this point, keep in mind, which ever way his nose tips is the direction his feet will lay. Stay clear of his feet so you don't get kicked.
7. If he lay down from the bow, you want to rub all over him before he gets up and tell him how great he is!
8. If he didn't lay down from the bow on his own, redo the bow and hold in the bow position and he should lay down. You may need to slightly increase the pressure with the rope that is across his withers. But remember to be very gentle. He should lay down. Depending on the horse, it may take a few times to get all the way down.


Look up Ken McNabb on the internet, his method is very gentle.
I also learned that you do not want to ride a horse up from the ground until it is over 5 years old because it's bones are still growing and you can damage it's developing bone structure, which could lead to future problems.
If I confused you, let me know or look it up on the internet. I hope this has helped.

Also if you know something that will help me with this, please leave me a blog about it!

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

09/06/2011 08:14.30 AM Report This Comment
FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS, Have A Safe & Happy Labor Day Weekend:

“God give me work, till my life shall end and life, till my work is done.” (Epitaph of Winifred Holtby)

VOTED :~)

VOTE OCTOBER HOTM:
Hollywood #157076
Sugar #215272

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

09/02/2011 07:26.19 AM Report This Comment
Voted.
Best wishes to our September HOTM runners! Have a blessed evening and a peaceful nights rest.

FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS, to Ginger & Angel BETSY: Fancy & I hope you have enjoyed August HOTM, Love Ya♡
“Donkey, donkey, old and gray, ope your mouth and gently bray: lift your ears and blow your horn, to wake the world this sleepy morn” (unknown)

My version of Tangalayo (the way we sang it as a child)

My donkey hee, my donkey haw,
My donkey sits on a pile of straw.
My donkey likes to eat the best,
but most of all my donkey like to rest.
Tangalayo, come little donkey come, tangalayo, come little donkey come.
My donkey come, my donkey go,
My donkey, he say yes, but he mean no.
My donkey come to me today,
But might tomorrow go the other way.
Tangalayo, come little donkey come, tangalayo, come little donkey come.

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

08/31/2011 06:21.50 PM Report This Comment
FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS:
“GRAMMAR HAS GOTS TO BE ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANTEST THINGS EVER? (unknown)

Fancy is dropping this Monday vote for you ♡

Have you ever seen a horse lay and roll too close to the pipe fencing and they get their rear legs stuck in the fence? Fancy did this about 2 times when she was a yearling. One time I had to take the panel lose so she could free herself. That was probably dangerous for me because I had to hold the panel, but I did leave one of the fasteners in. Seeing the scratches on her lower hind legs, it seems she has done this a few days ago. Do they just have to learn not to do this or is anything besides running a string of electric to prevent this from happening. Usually they don't repeat it too many times. Maybe she will be more careful now that she is older and knows again how unpleasant it is.

Thanks to my HC friends for prayers and support during last week. I am finally feeling normal again. After that experience I am ready for the allergy test so I can stay safe. This was a bit upsetting for me because Fancy's doggone coggins just expired and I was about to load Fancy up for her vet appointment to get that coggins updated. Instead, I got a doc appointment and had to use the coggin's money for allergy meds. I had to reschedule her vet appointment! Now I don't know if that coggins will be back in time for us to make the local horse show in our town in September. If we make it, that will be our first show! I will see.
I tied Fancy while I cleaned her courtyard(cause she is the queen. LOL!). Finally, Fancy and I had our time together. Fancy seemed so happy. I didn't ride her or do any lessons. We just hung out in the yard and she ate grass while I groomed her. Just a pleasant quiet time.

VOTE SEPTEMBER HOTM:
Cappuccino #212230
Clara #185769
Cross Creek Horses #91397

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08/29/2011 05:58.47 AM Report This Comment
FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS:
Q: Why did the pony have to gargle?
A: Because it was a little horse!

Voted:)
As we pray for safety for all, we also hope you & your families are having a safe and pleasant weekend regardless of the weather ♥

VOTE SEPTEMBER HOTM:
Cappuccino #212230
Clara #185769
Cross Creek Horses #91397

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08/27/2011 04:00.17 PM Report This Comment
VOTED PLEASE COME GIVE 1 TO GINGER RUNNING FOR HOTD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Come visit me, ~ In memory of Ginger~passed on 9/10/13, RIP.

08/22/2011 11:48.44 AM Report This Comment
FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS:
“We don't change the message, The message changes us✞” (unknown)

Fancy is trodding by with a Sunday vote

Saturday was the first time I rode Fancy with her Boa boots on. I figured I would try to get the gators on with the boots. I worked up a sweat, but I got those gators on. One was on better than the other, but I will get it better the next time, I just need lots of practice. I rode Fancy in the corral bareback and then saddled her and rode around the neighborhood. I noticed that bareback riding has improved her response to my leg pressure. She is much better on the leg yields and side passes when bareback. Then I noticed she was better under saddle. We went into the woods just a little way. She was doing great. I didn't notice her lifting her feet anymore than usual. But I tell you those boots sound real funny when her feet hit the ground. They kind of plunk down. LOL. Fancy was really hyper and wanting to go. Finally she settled down and that was relaxing.
After our ride we practiced her walking with me for showmanship or what ever. And I told her to stand and I walked in front of her and I wanted her to be still. When I stopped in front of her, she put her nose straight out to me and gently blew into my nose, like when we greet each other when I go out to her. I was thinking, you can't do that if we enter a show, so be still, but she was so sweet and cute, I could not correct her. I just softly blew back and rubbed her face. I don't care of she does that in a show. We would only be at a show for fun and I will be lucky if she gives me her attention with all the new stimuli at the shows. I need her to trust me, so that I will not punish her for. I will just love her because she deserves that and more.
Fancy and I hope you are enjoying a lovely & Blessed weekend.

VOTE SEPTEMBER HOTM:
Cappuccino #212230
Clara #185769
Cross Creek Horses #91397

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08/21/2011 11:55.40 AM Report This Comment
FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS:
The Horse
Where in this wide world can man find nobility without pride,
Friendship without envy,
Or beauty without vanity?
Here, where grace is served with muscle
And strength by gentleness confined
He serves without servility; he has fought without enmity.
There is nothing so powerful, nothing less violent.
There is nothing so quick, nothing more patient.
(Ronald Duncan, "The Horse," 1954)

Voted :~)

I tried the bareback mounting again yesterday. Didn't work out. So I used the tractor tire again. Once mounted, Fancy listened very well. We walked around in the corral and even did some leg yields. It was so much fun!

You have a Blessed day and please keep Paula(horse is Lena #216601) in prayer as she handles the loss of her father and travel.

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08/18/2011 05:13.14 AM Report This Comment
FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS:
“Opportunity may knock once, But temptation bangs on the front door forever.” (unknown)

We are here with a Sunday vote for you.
Hope your weekend is going very nice.

Friday evening we spent in the yard doing nothing at all. Fancy grazing, Hollie playing, and me, just watching. Hollie went into Fancy's corral and came back with one of Fancy's toys. Hollie ran around tossing and playing with it, then she would run really fast. She was running toward us so fast that she ran right into Fancy's rear end. Fancy didn't even flinch. She just kept right on munching grass. It was funny to see Hollie collect herself after that one.

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08/14/2011 11:27.23 AM Report This Comment
FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS:
“A horseman should know neither fear nor anger” (James Rarey)

Fancy is here with a Thursday evening vote.
We got our Boa horse boots today! This is my first time using horse boots, I think they fit. I only let her wear the Boa boots for a few minutes today.
Thanks for all the suggestions for bareback mounting. I really need the help. I may be physically challenged since I am so short. LOL! I did not ride today but I can not wait to try some of the suggestions I got for mounting bareback. I would hate to get up the nerve to ride up the street bareback and dismount and not be able to get back on. LOL :~)

I hope that you are enjoying a beautiful day, rain or shine♥

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08/11/2011 03:02.32 PM Report This Comment
FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS:
“Horse people are a different breed” (anonymous)

Fancy and Frances are leaving you a Wednesday vote.

Happy Birthday to our wonderful and cute friend Pixie Dust♥ We love you little girl♥

Many of you already do this, but I finally got up my nerve to do something different. I rode Fancy bareback for a few minutes. She was very lazy, but that is because we were in the coral. I did not worry for her laziness, because she did not buck me off, which I was very happy for and appreciated :~)
This was the first time in over 10 years that I have ridden bareback. I have never been able to mount without assistance. Can anyone help me to know how to mount without a block or something. I tried to jump up, that did not work. I tried to use her neck. That did not work. How do you do it? What do I need to do?

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08/10/2011 06:37.09 PM Report This Comment
voted :~)
FANCY'S PERCEPTION TO: our August HOTM Ginger in honor of Angel Betsy
Tingalayo, run my little donkey run Tingalayo, run my little donkey run

M’donkey walk, m’donkey talk, m’donkey eat with a knife and fork
M’donkey walk, m’donkey talk, m’donkey eat with a knife and fork

Me donkey eat, m’donkey sleep, m’donkey kick with his two hind feet
Me donkey eat, m’donkey sleep, m’donkey kick with his two hind feet

M’donkey come, m’donkey go, m’donkey fast and m’donkey slow
M’donkey come, m’donkey go, m’donkey fast and m’donkey slow

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08/09/2011 07:56.15 AM Report This Comment
FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS:
“Never receive counsel from unproductive people.” (unknown)

Here is a quick vote.
Have a lovely evening♥

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08/08/2011 02:05.36 PM Report This Comment
Voted :~)
FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS:
“Speak your mind, but ride a fast horse.” (Cowboy Quotes)

HEY GUYS!!! Hope everyone is doing great & having a superb Saturday! I have a daughter in law!!!
My son asked his youngest brother to be the ring bearer and the little one thought his brother meant bear and he was so excited to be the ring BEAR. So my son told his little brother, yes you will be the ring BEAR. So, I added a photo of our ring BEAR on Fancy's page.

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08/06/2011 02:21.16 AM Report This Comment
awesome horse thanks for voting here's a vote for you in return!!

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08/01/2011 10:41.18 AM Report This Comment
FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS:
“If God is your Co-Pilot switch seats” (unknown)

Saturday was great. I actually met a HorseChannel friend at the horse association fun meeting. We had a wonderful time exchanging horsey stories! And you must know when I get to talking horse, I am totally out of control!!!!!

Hope your weekend is great as well.

Have a Blessed Sunday and a Fancy vote.

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07/31/2011 12:28.40 PM Report This Comment
looking for votes in august for hotm for cross creek horses! hope you'll come by and vote every day if you can! :D
it would mean alot to me to honor my lesson horses and angel horses. i'm going to put a blog about different horse breeds that represent my herd members in the "how we met section" on my page for those of you that like a longer blog. i'll vote and leave a short blog on your page if you're like me, in a hurry and not alot of time to read!

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07/31/2011 11:54.48 AM Report This Comment
re-voted! :D
♥MJ & Shy

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07/30/2011 02:39.21 PM Report This Comment
Hi everyone..Just a couple of days left to the HOTM. I thought I would share a personal story of how Betsy helped me. We were on a trail ride in Joseph, Utah. It's a ride to raise money for St. Jude's children's hospital. There were about 50 riders and many with not much experience on the trail (they just wanted to help) About half way on the trail a horse got out of control and ran into Betsy & me. It pushed us into a tree and I lost my balance. Betsy had to recover and turn to slide 3 feet into the river and cross. When she slid I went off hitting my head on a rock (reason for a helmet!) My friends jumped off and ran to help me. I had a bad cut on my head and was a little goofy! The funny thing is that several of the other horses/mules walked off when the rider dismounted, but Betsy stayed right by me. My friends wrapped my head with vet wrap (bright blue) and I was able to get back on. Some of my friends wanted me to ride double with them and pony Betsy, I said no.. She will take care of me. Betsy walked so careful back to camp. (5 miles)It was as if she knew I was hurt. My friend's husband drove me to the hospital and sat there for 4 hours. As it turned out I had a severed artery and had 54 stitches. That ride built a bond so strong between Betsy and I. I knew she knew what had happened. I hope I took care of her in the end as she took care of me. Thank you all for helping me honor her memory. Love you guys! Joey, Ginger, & Angel Betsy
PS my scar looks like a horseshoe:)

joey, spring, TX.

07/29/2011 03:30.41 PM Report This Comment
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