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Arabian from Antigonish, NS

Rain Dancer

About Me

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I am from Antigonish, NS and I've been a Club Horse member for 4 years, 8 months and 10 days

Nicknames: Rain, Diva

Age: 16 years old

Gender: Mare

Breed: Arabian

Height: 14.3hh

Color: Chestnut, faint star, snip into left nostril to upper lip, left hind fetlock.

Type of Riding: English, Western, Gymkhana, trail riding, some jumping, bareback/bitles- s. Starting to train for endurance riding.

My Horse's Achievements: Rain continues to surprise me and make me proud everyday!

My Horse's Favorite Treat: Scotch mints & carrots

My Horse's Favorite Things To Do: Eat anything that is edible, run, and be a diva!

Pet Peeves: Other horse's (especially when they are getting any attention), her meals being late, and not having your full attention.

My Horse's motto: "Never believe that animals suffer less than humans. Pain is the same for them that it is for us. Even worse, because they cannot help themselves."

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How We Met

Rain was being boarded at RSEC and being offered for a free lease. I showed up at the barn for my weekly lesson and was told I would be riding her for the days lesson and would be expected to show her the next weekend. It was love at first sight!! After riding her in my lessons for a few month's I decided to lease her. After about six month's of leasing her I was asked if I would be interested in buying her if the current owners decided to sell. There was no way that I would pass up this offer as Rain was already my best friend and deeply sowed in my heart from that first day.


~Thank you to everybody who voted for Rain~ HOTD March 1st, 2010~ <3

~ I have added pic's of some of our other horse's at the bottom of the page. The 1st (that's not Rain) is Spice and her filly Ginger (owned by my neighbor, Rain is living at their barn). The 2ed (the gray Arab/Belgian) is my mothers horse Star. The 3ed is my old Standardbred mare Caper. They are both at my mother's barn as well as Lightning & Will (no pic's of them yet). The 4th pic is of Sunny & Jean (Belgian) (R.I.P). The 5th is Prissy (Appaloosa/Morg- an)(R.I.P). The 6th is my mother's (and my) first pony Peppy (RIP).

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FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS♥ Tidings of Joy:
“Great little One! Whose all embracing birth lifts Earth to Heaven, stoops Heaven to Earth” (Richard Crashaw)

“May the spirit of Christmas bring you peace, The gladness of Christmas give you hope, The warmth of Christmas grant you love” (anonymous)

Voted :)
Last week I didn't get to spend much time with Fancy. When I was picking her hooves she turned her head towards me. I thought she was trying to see what I was doing, but she laid her head on my shoulder. That was the first time she had ever laid her head on my shoulder while I cleaned her hooves. I guess she missed me a little. I missed her too :)
The ground is soaked from the hard rains of this day. However it does not feel like winter in NC yet. I know those cold days will be here soon enough.
Have a blessed night filled with sweet Christmas dreams.

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

12/21/2011 06:39.15 PM Report This Comment
FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS♥ Tidings of Joy:
"Never worry about the size of your Christmas tree. In the eyes of children, they are all 30 feet tall. (Larry Wilde)

“May the spirit of Christmas bring you peace, The gladness of Christmas give you hope, The warmth of Christmas grant you love” (anonymous)

Q: What do snowmen eat for breakfast?
A: Snowflakes.

Q: If Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus had a child, what would he be called?
A: A subordinate claus.

May this Merry Christmas vote be a very small token of our appreciation for your friendship ♥

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

12/20/2011 03:19.55 AM Report This Comment
FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS, Tidings of Joy:
“Peace, Joy, Horses, Happiness!”
"Spread love everywhere you go: First of all in your own house... Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier." (anonymous)

Hi guys, my girl Fancy is leaping by with a vote. She is so happy to be out of that stall that she rolled in the mudd and now her right side is covered with mudd! I love my muddy, spoiled horsey.

Let us remember our HC angels as we end this year. It has been extremely tough to lose HC pals, both human and equine. Life is short, loss is permanent. I pray we become better people each day.

VOTE JANUARY HOTM:
Atlas #222848
Buttermilk #218168
Quincy San Bar #157076
Sugar #215272
Texas #209066

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

12/09/2011 04:02.30 PM Report This Comment
FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS, Tidings of Joy:
“A pony is a childhood dream, a horse is an adulthood treasure.” (anonymous)

Q: What happens if you eat the Christmas Decorations? A: you get tinsel-itus!

Fancy is finally back on HC with a vote for you. We also could not get back onto HC and then Wednesday I had to get the computer worked on because of a virus. All is well now with computing.

It is muddy here, I would like some dry ground under my feet:)
I wish Fancy could share in all the Christmas activities. My family thinks I am crazy, and I know that is not possible, LOL. My son and I watched Scrooge last night before. I love Christmas movies that I remember watching when I was a kid. I think my favorite has to be A Charlie Brown Christmas. Do you have a favorite Christmas movie?
Have fun with your Holiday activities!
MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

VOTE JANUARY HOTM:
Atlas #222848
Buttermilk #218168
Quincy San Bar #157076
Sugar #215272
Texas #209066

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

12/08/2011 04:03.50 PM Report This Comment
FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS, Take Nothing For Granted:
"Be thankful for each new challenge,
because it will build your strength and character." (unknown)

Peter Pan + Pumpins = Peter Pie Pan

Another busy weekend! Fancy's leavin a vote here:~)
The radio station is playing 24 hour Christmas music nonstop now! Have you heard any of your stations playing Christmas music yet?
Have a great weekend!

Vote December HOTM!!!
Atlas #222848
Buttermilk #218168
Captain #206571
Cocoa #202084
Ginger #210509
Texas #209066

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

11/19/2011 02:57.41 PM Report This Comment
FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS, Take Nothing For Granted:
"Be thankful when you don't know something,
for it gives you the opportunity to learn." (unknown)

Q: How do you keep a turkey in suspense?
A: I'll let you know next week!

Fancy and her herd are running by with a vote. I hear rain! It's gonna be a wet day and Fancy will be in her stall.

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

11/16/2011 01:44.23 AM Report This Comment
FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS, Take Nothing For Granted:
“Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough.” (Oprah Winfrey)

Q: What goes 'gobble gobble' and can see just as well from one end as from the other end?
A: A turkey with his eyes shut!

Fancy and the herd are leaving a good night vote for ya, Have a blessed night.

(if you have time) My little buckaroo, would like for you to check out new photos of his riding on Trigger and Scotty. The photos are at the bottom of King Kong & Trigger and Scotty's page. Same as when he was a toddler, when you ask him if he is ready to get down, he says no! He wants to ride more. I will have to find somewhere for him to go and something for him to do on these horses.

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

11/14/2011 06:02.33 PM Report This Comment
FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS, Take Nothing For Granted:
“I would rather be able to appreciate things I cannot have, than to have things I am not able to appreciate.” (Elbert Hubbard)

Fancy has stopped by with a good night vote for you.

Saturday I spent with Fancy & what a peaceful time it was. Saturday night we went skating, I guess that will be a part of our routine now, horse activities and then roller skating. Yet again, with these wheels strapped to my feet, I did not fall down, I even speed up a bit! That is a huge accomplishment for me!

Today was a very pleasant NC day. It was a little cool, but comfy. We spent Sunday evening with Trigger and my brother. My son and my niece had fun riding Trigger. He is a very sweet horse.
I see our horses as being very human like in nature. Every day we provide their needs and give them extra. Sometimes our horses don't listen to us and they do not care for what we want. I see how our Lord feels when we chose not to do as he instructs us. Even when we are not on our best behavior he still loves us and provides our needs. And we love our horses just the same. We love them the day they behave perfectly and the day when they frustrate us. How about that. Horses are just like us.
I hope you have enjoyed a blessed weekend with family and friends, Mostly horses! Don't hesitate to stop by and tell us how your weekend went?

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

11/13/2011 05:59.11 PM Report This Comment
FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS, Take Nothing For Granted:
Orange vegetable + Green vegetable = Pumpkin pea

Fancy wants to leave a fabulous Saturday vote for you, & here it is.
I set up some barrels and stuff in the yard to work around while I rode my girl today. Fancy was so sweet, she let me know she is still my sweet girl.
We hope you are enjoying your weekend with loved ones.

Fancy's HOTM list is on hold for now. My profile page will not let me add ALL the names. I guess my page has to many words on it for right now, which is probably due to my Thanksgiving message. I will reintroduce Fancy's HOTM list soon as the page will accommodate all the names on the list.

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

11/12/2011 01:57.50 PM Report This Comment
FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS, Take Nothing For Granted:
“Nothing purchased can come close to the renewed sense of gratitude for having family and friends.” (C. Milley)

Fancy & I leave a Monday morning RETURN to HC vote!!!
I hope & pray no one was harmed in the earthquake & each family is safe & in good spirits.

Thanks for voting for Fancy & her herd and ♥ to Shadowfax and Pippin for Fancy's #19,000 vote!!!

I meet Deb & Lady Jane (profile #189648 ), and company! What a wonderful group of friends to make! I was so excited I totally exhausted myself! It was awesome to see the beautiful horses & riders on the beach! They actually had the ACTHA ride along the shoreline!!! How awesome is that? We sat at the campsite enjoying stories and getting acquainted while my son helped Hollie tend to the horses. He enjoyed that most of all. Deb & Lady Jane's group left out for a night stroll along the beach as we were leaving for home. With each breath I longed to ride my Fancy Walk N That Way along the beach. I could not wait to get home to share this with Fancy.

Aimee & Fanny (profile #78967) invited us to enjoy a trail ride with them. This was Fancy's very first trail ride with a group. There were about 30-40 horses on the ride and 2 wagons. My brother & King Kong (profile #218728) accompanied us. We had a wonderful time. Fancy received several compliments on her behavior and some folks thought she was very pretty. They asked me who broke that horse for you? LOL!!!! Me, LOL! God!!! They said Fancy was very patient because she listened to me when I talk to her. I didn't think anything of it because to me that was normal. Fancy is my good girl most of the time and sometimes she is my bad girl. LOL! On one break, Aimee rode Fancy around. I had to tell Fancy to stop following me and listen to Aimee. Aimee enjoyed riding Fancy around in the field. I had planned not to run my little horse, BUT on the return trip, Aimee & Fanny and my brother & King Kong were in the wind. So we did get into a smooth canter. I had forgotten what a canter feels like. Oh! It was wonderful! I was very tired after the ride, but I didn't want it to end.
I hated leaving all the horsey activities but I had another date, one with my son. I promised him I would roller skate with him. I find it quite simple to stay upright upon 4 horse's feet, but if you put me on wheels I am a disaster. I took a skating lesson last week, so now I test my skills. My skills are not good, but for the very first time, I did not fall down once Saturday night. Feels good to stay off the floor. LOL.

Then Sunday was the perfect day to give thanks for all the wonderful friends I have made and all the blessings I share.
You guys are like family, I had so much fun, but I still missed you!!!
I will read all of my blogs within a few days. I look forward to reading about what you have been up to while I was away.
I hope your weekend was beautiful and blessed!!!

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

11/07/2011 07:41.10 AM Report This Comment
Voted ;~)
Congrats NOVEMBER HOTM ANGEL Hi Tech Image!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS, Take Nothing For Granted!:
“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)

PEACE STARTS WITH A SMILE;~)
“WE LIVE IN AN AWESOME WORLD. MAKE IT AN AWESOME DAY!"
HAVE A BLESSED DAY♥

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

11/01/2011 09:26.00 AM Report This Comment
FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS, with love to Marion & Angel Hi Tech Image(1992-Oct 2011):
“love leaves a memory no one can steal.” (unknown)

We enjoy reading about Angel H.T. in his HOTM run blogs. Each horse here deserves HOTD and HOTM. Last day to get those votes in!!!!! Please vote for H.T. diligently, so he will be honored as our November HOTM.

FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS, BORN TO SPOOK!:
“Spooktacular Wishes to all and a vote from Fancy girl!”

I'm A Jack-O-Lantern
I'm a jack-o-lantern, look at me.
I'm as happy as I can be.
Put a candle in and light the light.
Don't be frightened, it's Halloween night.
Booo!

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

10/31/2011 02:49.14 PM Report This Comment
VOTED :~)
"We live in an awesome world. Make it an awesome day.” (anonymous)

FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS, with love to Marion & Angel Hi Tech Image(1992-Oct 2011):
“love leaves a memory no one can steal.” (unknown)

We enjoy reading about Angel H.T. in his HOTM run blogs. Each horse here deserves HOTD and HOTM. Please vote for H.T. diligently, so he will be honored as our November HOTM.

FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS, BORN TO SPOOK!:
Q: How do you mend a broken Jack-O-Lantern?
A: with a pumpkin patch!

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

10/30/2011 02:41.15 PM Report This Comment
We have enjoyed reading about Angel H.T. in his HOTM run blogs. Each horse here deserves HOTD and HOTM. Please vote for H.T. diligently, so he will be honored as our November HOTM.

FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS, BORN TO SPOOK!:
Q: What do you call a monster who always steals things?
A: Rob!

Q: What do you call a monster with a shovel in his head?
A: Doug!

Q: What do you call a monster with a large flat face made of Rock?
A: Cliff!

Q: What do you call a monster floating on the surface of the water?
A: Bob!

Fancy has left a rainy Friday vote for you:)
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!.

10/28/2011 05:01.28 AM Report This Comment
FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS, Dedicated to HIGH TECH IMAGE:
“love leaves a memory no one can steal.” (unknown)
Vote H.T. #40041 November HOTM.

Fancy is leaving a chilly Monday morning vote for you as she chases Scotty away from me. LOL. Silly girl, might be a little jealous. She always tries to get in between Scotty and I. She really has no need to fret. She is my only horse.

FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS, BORN TO SPOOK!:
Q: Why wasn't there any food left after the monster party?
A: Cos everyone was a goblin!

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

10/24/2011 05:26.59 AM Report This Comment
Voted in honor of our special HC friend Hi Tech Image #40041. I have been out of town since 1am last night. At 6:30pm I got home and logged in to HC to find blogs informing me we have lost yet another precious friend. We are sad for Marion. We have enjoyed reading about HT in his HOTM run blogs. Each horse here deserves HOTD and HOTM. Please vote for HT diligently, so he can win November HOTM.

FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS, BORN TO SPOOK!:
Q: What do skeletons always order at a restaurant?
A: Spare ribs!

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

10/22/2011 04:40.35 PM Report This Comment
FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS, BORN TO SPOOK!:
Q: When is it bad luck to meet a black cat?
A: When you're a mouse.

FANCY AND HER HERD ARE PAWING YOUR HORSESHOE FOR A THURSDAY VOTE.

KIDS & HORSES, THE GREATEST COMBINATION EVER!
Thanks for all the sweet comments for my son with Scotty (and his various other mounts). This child has a natural love for horses (and other animals too). He gets tickled when I tell him about comments you leave for him. Every now and then he reads them his self. But he is a bit too wiggly to sit here long. LOL.
I love seeing children with horses! So you know I enjoy watching him with Scotty. It has made him so happy to have Scotty here. He is always talking to and petting on Scotty. Scotty has an expression that says he enjoys my son and loves the attention. Scotty is such a sweet natured horse:~)

If you have a sweet natured horse and a cute kid with a special bond, please tell us about them in your blog. I know my son would love to hear about them!

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!.

10/13/2011 07:36.42 AM Report This Comment
FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS:
“Be not simply good; be good for something” (unknown)

Fancy is leaving a Peaceful, loving, Sunday nights vote.

My Fancy is not spending every waking hour in Scotty's face now. She is eating again and wondering around as normal. She even stands all the way across the corral away from Scotty now.
Fancy and I had our first ride out with more than one horse today. What a ride it was. Fancy was very excited! She had to be first every moment and she left everyone behind with out any hesitation or care. King Kong, Trigger, and one of my brother's friends came to our house and we rode out for a while. Fancy stopped to urinate beside the road and the guys kept going. When she completed her business, she hopped up and just pitched a fit because she was not in front anymore. I had to get onto her for a bit. But, when were back in first place she was happy again. King Kong was on his best behavior today and my brother was soooo happy with him. All the horses were very good today. Except that one indecent when Fancy got upset for not being in the lead.
After Fancy and I returned, my son rode Scotty bareback and groomed him. Scotty seems to be very happy with my son handling him. My son is very happy too. I will post some new photos of Scotty and my son soon.

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

10/09/2011 07:54.05 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 05:12.32 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 05:28.17 AM Report This Comment
FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS:
“If you give up when it's winter, you will miss the promise of your spring, the beauty of your summer, and the fulfillment of your fall.” (unknown)

Q: What type of horse comes at Halloween?
A: A nightmare!

Fancy is leaving a very thankful vote for you today. We do not take our friends for granted. Each of you mean so much to us. I believe Fancy understands when I talk to her about you guys. LOL.
Thanks for such sweet comments Saturday. Fancy was a very sweet girl on her day. That made me very happy. I told her we would honor our friend Joanna on her HOTD (& other days too, because we will never forget such a sweet friend) So we only hung out and Fancy was loved on as usual.

Sorry, I didn't change our photo today. I still might change it. I just love that background with Fancy. I think the colors whisper AUTUMN all day long.

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

10/02/2011 10:44.01 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 06:32.42 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 04:42.10 PM Report This Comment
FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS:
“Why don't sheep shrink when it rains?” (Steven Wright)

How about a rainy day vote!

Do you wonder what our horse pals think when we visit them or when we leave them? Fancy looks like she is happy to see me coming. As she watches me walk back into the house, she has a very content look upon her little (big) horsey face also. That lets me know she was happy with the time that we had spent together and she knows that I will return to care for her. I bet she does wonder why I live in a separate barn when I could stay outside with her. LOL. What do you think your horse pals think when they see you coming and when you leave?

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

09/21/2011 11:59.45 AM Report This Comment
FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS:
“A horse is an angel without wings.” (unknown)

Fancy & King has left a Sunday vote for you!

As Paula says it,"Horses are healers" Now my brother may have his healer. Thanks for welcoming King to HC with your awesome comments and with HOTD! I was surely surprised I called my brother just now to tell him. He says "THANKS!" He got the news as he is riding King for the fist time right now as I type. I am jealous, they didn't call me!!!!!! You all are so sweet to us and we totally think you guys are the best, love you with a really big hug!

When my brother said he was ready for another horse, I was very excited and happy! The lady said King is least 16HH and he was vetted in May, which was good for us because he is up to date on vaccines and a new coggins.

Friday morning Fancy was stiff from the rabies vaccine she got Thursday. Good thing we had Bute left from the time she had a reaction to the vaccines she had months ago. I gave her the Bute, it helped. I did spend Friday walking her around to eat grass to loosen up her body. I walked her 1 1/2 hours several times Friday and Saturday. In her corral she stands in one spot when she is not feeling well. And then the stiffness and swelling get worse.
Saturday Fancy was not very stiff, we trailered to the farm where King is. We had them on leads and let them graze for a few hours.
When I got home, some old horseriding pals came by on horseback! One guy rides a Percheron cross and she is huge and beautiful! The other guy rides a well behaved paint. Fancy wanted to ride out with them. She was doing her little gaited thing all over that corral and pitching a fit. She looks at me like she is saying, "LET'S GO, RIGHT NOW!!!" Well maybe we will get some good long rides in soon!
We hope your weekend was nice. Did you have any excitement, or just a nice weekend?

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09/11/2011 12:07.38 PM Report This Comment
FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS:
“When your horse follows you without being asked, when he rubs his head on yours, and when you look at him and feel a tingle down your spine...you know you are loved.” (John Lyons)

Fancy is prancing by with a Thursday vote!

Today was very busy for us. Fancy got her coggins and rabies updated today. Now we wait for the coggins papers to come in the mail. Our trip was very nice. The vet loved all over my girl. I was glad I gave her a bath before we left. He said she was so soft as he hugged all over her. It was so cute. LOL!!! LOL!!! Fancy was enjoying the attention.
After I got her home, I handwalked her around the neighborhood for some grazing and met some new faces. Fancy was walking on the near side to the ditch and this young man crossed the street in front of us and he spoke politely. When he walked by Fancy she ran from him like he was going to eat her up. I told her it was ok, he kept walking, she kept her eye on him, and then we finished our walk. She did let some toddlers hug and rub her. She always sniffs the toddlers. They don't know what to think of that. But at least she likes them and doesn't run away from them. We walked some new streets and found some nice fields of grass for grazing. Finally got home tired, but it was such a nice day. Fancy enjoyed 3 apples when we got back.

Did you ride any this week? We hope your Thursday was very pleasant as well. Have a pleasant nights rest and happy horsey dreams!

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09/08/2011 05:54.47 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!

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09/06/2011 08:49.46 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.

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08/31/2011 06:11.09 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 06:36.58 AM Report This Comment
FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS:
“He who opens a school door, closes a prison.” (Victor Hugo)

We are laying down your Tuesday vote.

Thanks to all of you who helped with my bareback mounting problem. I tried two suggestions, the first method: I don't seem to have enough upper body or arm strength to make it. The second method: I wound up kicking Fancy in the hip/side. I did not like that and I can't blame her if she didn't like it either. But she stood there and I figured if I did that too many times she would be very unhappy with me.
The technique of laying her down was also suggested. Thus, Fancy doesn't have to endure my feet kicking her in the hip.
I viewed some youtube videos on how to teach your horse to lay down. I tried to pick the gentlest techniques I saw and combined them.
Fancy had her first lesson on laying down Monday evening. I could not believe she did it on the 2nd try. We repeated this 3 times and since she was so nice about it, I handwalked her around the neighborhood and let her graze. She really enjoyed that!
Teaching her to lie down has always been something that I felt was too much for me to handle. I couldn't believe we did it. I think once Fancy fully understands, it will be like a fun trick!!! It is not hard as I thought it would be, but it would have been easier if I had taught it when she was smaller. Have you ever taught a horse to lie down?

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

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

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08/23/2011 03:10.46 AM Report This Comment
FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS:
“A Cowgirl's place is on her horse!” (anonymous)

Have a spectacular Saturday vote!

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

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

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08/20/2011 10:04.56 AM Report This Comment
FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS:
“When riding a horse we leave our fears, troubles, and sadness behind on the ground.” (Judi Carlson)

Fancy Friday! Here's a vote!!!
Hope you have a great day Sunshine♥

Thursday evening was pretty good. I rode Fancy bareback. Due to my physical limitations, I don't know if I will ever be able to mount bareback. That may be the end of that one. But if I ever do it, I will let you know! LOL.

Fancy wore her Boa boots yesterday while we took a short walk out. I didn't ride her with the boots on yet. But she seems comfy with the boots on while she was prancing and strutting her stuff. She was wanting to go, go, go.

Don't forget to vote September HOTM:
Cappuccino #212230
Clara #185769
Cross Creek Horses #91397

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08/19/2011 02:55.57 PM 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 05:08.42 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 11:37.10 AM Report This Comment
FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS:
“Dare to be Different!” (anonymous)

Fancy is leaving a Fantastic Friday vote today!

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08/12/2011 11:14.25 AM Report This Comment
Thanks!!!
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 03:10.45 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 06:24.56 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 07:40.03 AM 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 02:09.52 AM Report This Comment
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