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Carmel please vote!

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I am from Darien, IL and I've been a Club Horse member for 8 years, 1 month and 12 days

Nicknames: Captivating Property

Age: 12 years old

Gender: Gelding

Breed: Saddlebred

Height: around 16 hands

Color: Chesnut

Type of Riding: Saddleseat

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09/12/2010 08:13.21 PM Report This Comment
In honor of 9/11
Fancy is leaving a vote in honor of True American Spirit♥
Been out doing family things today:) It is now raining in our part of this great land we call home. I'm really tired and glad for the rain:) I hope you all are having an awesome weekend! Do something awesome in honor of keeping the American Spirit free and alive. Nobody can hold America down! We Love, we live!

"Feeling down? Saddle up!" (anonymous)

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09/11/2010 04:09.26 PM Report This Comment
Please vote for Secretariat! Do you want me to advertise you?

Come visit me, Scooter Bug, Bea, Sunni, Pippin, Mighty & Emilio.

08/30/2010 11:33.36 AM Report This Comment
Hi, everyone-here's a vote for you. My mom and I are getting over a really bad cold we had this weekend. It actually started with my sister, but she didn't get as bad as me and my mom did.

I don't think I told you about how our electric fence charger broke. Well, it did, and we couldn't afford to buy another one, so for the last few months Goldie had been pushing against the rope to graze outside the pasture. Yesterday my mom looked out the window and told me "Your horse is not in the fence!" So I went running outside and Goldie was standing just outside of the pasture in front of one of the other paddocks. I picked up the ropes that close that paddock and she walked inside. I don't think she even realized she had gotten out of the pasture until I made her lift her head to put her halter on. What she had done to get out was she stretched the rope fence so far that she broke it.

Please continue to vote for Goldie through September to help her get October HOTM! Starting this week I will be giving silent votes and I should be able to blog next weekend.


Come visit me, Moses & TNT Golden Girl.

08/29/2010 12:51.27 PM Report This Comment
How are you all doing?

I made a video ad for the WEG contest. I know I can't win with what I have but I would like to at least be in the running. The contest is judged by most views. Would you be so kind as to watch my video on YouTube and perhaps refresh the page a few times. If you could pass the link onto your friends too I would really appreciate it! Don't forget to remove the spaces. If you can't get the link to work then search YouTube for user PringlePoirot. It's my latest video.

http:// watch ?v=TqR PIGJ_Zm4

All of the horses are doing great. I clipped Pippin on the weekend and I'm sure glad I did because it's back in the 100s this week. He doesn't need to start growing his winter coat just yet. Plus I want some extra handsome photos of him for his registration which is due now that he's officially an adult.

I also have another favour to ask. Sorry to be such a demanding friend! Melian is running for dog of the month next month (September) in honour of Tiny. Her number is 141414 and I would really appreciate your daily support for her. And if you would spread the message that would be so kind of you.

I hope you're all doing fine. Leaving a vote for you and wishing I was a better blogger.

Come visit me, Eddie (In Loving Memory), Prince & Pippin (Gone too soon).

08/26/2010 12:40.58 AM Report This Comment
Vote 83
Sunday vote for the handsome Carmel :) XOXO Danya and Kootenai

Come visit me, Kootenai *Happy New Year!*.

08/22/2010 06:44.09 PM Report This Comment
Fancy's got a Friday vote for you;) Get ready and have a fun weekend cause we have ran out of weekends before school begins.

"Don't interfere with something that ain't botherin' you none." (Cowboy Quote)

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08/20/2010 09:11.40 AM Report This Comment
Vote 81 for Carmel from Dixie & Babe

Come visit me, Princess Shawnie Mom Barb Passed Away 11-27-2011, RBB Dixie ~ Mom Barb Passed Away 11-27-2011 & Sugar Babe Mom Barb Passed Away 11-27-2011.

08/16/2010 10:00.37 AM Report This Comment
Fancy is here with sunny Monday wishes and a vote♥

Did you enjoy your weekend?
It is cloudy here. Every now and then it rains. It's cool one minute, hot the next. I couldn't believe that. But it was. I want to take a little ride around the neighborhood today. It is still cloudy and looks like rain. Maybe I will get a ride, just going to have to see if I can squeeze one in between my work and the raindrops. We might just wait till Tuesday, less house work on Tuesday:)

Jasper #142168 vote on Aug 16

Kootenai #161648
Sing #91397

"Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for" (Epicirus)

Come visit me, Fancy's 2012 HC Members Veterans Day Trail Ride!.

08/16/2010 07:18.43 AM Report This Comment
How's everything going for you this weekend? I finally got a bit of time to blog. Yay!

This week my sister and I had quiet rides on Eddie and Prince. It's back in the 100s again and even though we ride at dusk it was still pretty hot and both of them were less than energetic.

It was nice though because I rode bareback again. I haven't done that for over a year and the last time I did was when Prince went insane and I ended up with concussion and a number of bruises. He's come a long way since then.

He still thinks its weird without a saddle though and he kept looking at my right foot like it wasn't supposed to be there. And then he'd shake his withers and flanks as though there were flies on him. Maybe he just thinks I'm a big ticklish fly. But he didn't spook or buck. In fact, he hasn't bucked since I've switched from his huge heavy Western saddle. I never liked that saddle and perhaps he never did either.

The week before last I only rode Jewel and my sister didn't ride at all. You should have seen Prince's expression of disbelief! "What, you're riding HER?! And not ME?" I didn't have a lot of time though and Jewel hadn't been taken out all week.

I rode her hard for about an hour. First ever long ride on her. All of the previous ones (10 or so) have only been for about 15 minutes. And we worked on cantering. She has a strange canter. On a straight line her body is diagonal. Almost 45 degrees from the direction we're going. I worked on straightening her out and she did improve. But one thing that really pleased me is that she has absolutely no problem picking up the correct lead. Every time I asked for a specific lead she took it, no question. I am impressed with her.

She would make a great dressage horse with the right rider. She has excellent collection and a nice spring and hangtime to her gaits. Too bad she's not mine and I don't have more time. I love working with her.

Pippin is doing great and at least he's right here so I can get my horsey fix several times a day. If you saw his video you'll see what a quirky personality he has. He likes to nibble on people and I thought I'd see if he'd actually bite properly if I let him have my hand. Well, he got his teeth on my thumb and let me assure you, yes, he can bite properly. Nasty little ...

I've been driving him quite a bit and he's always good. And the heat really doesn't seem to bother him. He barely breaks a sweat. I think I might clip him again though as he's already started on his winter coat.

Well, I hope you're having a great weekend and spending quality time with your horses. Here's a vote for you.

Come visit me, Eddie (In Loving Memory), Prince & Pippin (Gone too soon).

08/15/2010 04:11.35 PM Report This Comment
i cleaned out some storage shelves in my barn area. found some interesting spiders hiding in the dusty blankets and leg wraps!

Come visit me, Sing & herd!.

08/13/2010 12:45.31 PM Report This Comment
hello everyone. how your you all done. and how how are the horses. today i just flatted uno nothing special. groomed him up all pretty clipped his ears, legs, whiskers. gave him a bath. he enjoyed to today. cleaned all my tack to. today was a lazy day for a both of us. hope you everyhting is going good with the horses!!! thanks
-love uno and steph

Come visit me, Uno is back and galloping for HOTM November.

08/12/2010 11:31.52 PM Report This Comment
This one's a steamy Thursday vote from Fancy♥
Rain or shine in your back yard, have a lovely day!!!

Ali #157757 vote on Aug 12 for HOTD

Kootenai #161648
Sing #91397

"Talk slowly, think quickly." (Cowboy Quote)

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08/12/2010 10:55.11 AM Report This Comment
Fancy is munching on some grass while stomping your horseshoe for a vote:)

Tuesday was fun but interesting. Fancy finally had a moment of jealousy. I try to spend time with her last so she remembers that when we go in for the night. Tuesday evening, I put Fancy in a little pen where we let the grass grow for her. Then I got Queenie out. I thought I had a white dog with spots, not, under all that white she is black, go figure! We played fetch and I sat down and watched her play. The whole time Fancy was watching us more than she was eating grass. Fancy kept running in circles and sticking her head over the fence and kicking and bucking. My goodness!
Meanwhile, I taught Queenie to climb on a barrel bottom and jump into the truck for a treat and also to enter her kennel when I ask her. She is the greatest little dog ever. I gave Queenie an hour of my time, then I tied her where she could watch us. Then I went for my Fancy. She was neighing and running and jumping. Well, when I got there she was soaking wet. She has never behaved like this before. I took her out and she had a little attitude. Strangly it wasn't at me. She watched my little Queenie from the corner of her eye while she snatched some grass like she was angry at it. I told her Queenie is our friend, we belong together. Meanwhile, Queenie is in a cocky little stance looking back at Fancy. I am thinking 'all right now, you two must learn to get along'. I took Fancy out for a walk and when we passed our house from the street, Fancy looked at Queenie the way she looks at the horses up the street when she passes them. Like 'look at me, you can't do this.' And Fancy began to act very happy again. Just like always. When we went home she was still happy and didn't mind Queenie at all. I was afraid she would be jealous one day. But she has done very well since Friday when I got Queenie. I guess Fancy thought, this has went on long enough. But she has to learn Queenie is ours and one day we will be a trio♥

It is amazing how Fancy and I can understand each other's thoughts and feelings. It is like we read one another. I want Queenie to fit into this puzzle with us, ONE DAY:)

Mouse #174944 running for HOTD vote on August 11

Please vote everyday for September HOTM:
Kootenai #161648
Sing #91397

"Yes, I'm a cowgirl.
Yes, that's my horse.
No, you can't have my phone number!" (anonymous)

Come visit me, Fancy's 2012 HC Members Veterans Day Trail Ride!.

08/11/2010 05:18.09 AM Report This Comment
Thanks, I would have to agree with you Wind is a beautiful girl. She is no longer a foal but a yearling now. I really need to update her photos. So have you been able to ride much this summer? Heres another vote for your handsome boy.

Come visit me, Wind, Celtic, Fox, Forest, Gazelle, Sparrow & Cheyenne.

08/11/2010 12:38.04 AM Report This Comment
Another fine morning this week, here is your vote from Fancy♥

Houdini's Puzzle #69749 vote Aug 10

Kootenai #161648
Sing #91397

"When you lose, don't lose the lesson" (unknown)

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08/10/2010 04:14.02 AM Report This Comment
Hi Carmel is a handsome boy, you must have alot of fun with him. Heres a vote.

Come visit me, Wind, Celtic, Fox, Forest, Gazelle, Sparrow & Cheyenne.

08/09/2010 07:52.43 PM Report This Comment
Thanks so much for the compliments on Prince. Yes, I am very lucky to be able to ride him regularly. He's pretty amazing. Even if he does say so himself:)

Congratulations on all your ribbons. It sounds like you're doing really well.

I wish I had more HC time but... Well, I'm here now. Pippin is doing great. As much as he is adapted for cold weather in the winter he seems to be pretty good in the 100 degree weather too. I've taken him out a few times with the cart and he barely breaks a sweat.

Jewel is doing well. I made a short video of her. My sister is riding. She's allergic to the sun so she has to be completely covered up. So, it may look like a cool evening but actually it's about 90. Cooler than the afternoon but not cool with all that extra clothing. The video is called Bejewelled.

I've switched to using a light synthetic Western saddle for Prince lately. The English stirrup leathers were causing sores on the inside of my right calf and after bleeding from a really short ride on Jewel I decided to switch until it heals up properly. Riding is more fun without pain. :) Imagine that!

Eddie colicked really badly last week. We thought he was going to die. He couldn't stand and was rolling around. This is not so uncommon for him but it's always scary. He's doing fine again now and no one would be able to tell that he had been sick.

How's everyone there? I hope you had a great weekend and enjoyed some quality time with your horses. Here's a vote for you and have a great week.

P.S. Do you feed your horses flax seed? I'm considering it for Pippin so that he gets omega 3 fatty acids. Any info would be appreciated.

Come visit me, Eddie (In Loving Memory), Prince & Pippin (Gone too soon).

08/03/2010 01:09.27 AM Report This Comment
NATIONAL DAY OF THE COWBOY "Catch the Spirit, Preserve The Heritage"
July 24, 2010

CODE OF THE WEST (the cowboy's code) anonymous
1. Live each day with courage.
2. Take pride in your work.
3. Always finish what you start.
4. Do what has to be done.
5. Be tough, but fair.
6. When you make a promise, keep it.
7. Ride for the brand.
8. Talk less and say more.
9. Remember that some things aren't for sale.
10. Know where to draw the line.

Come visit me, Fancy's 2012 HC Members Veterans Day Trail Ride!.

07/23/2010 07:38.21 PM Report This Comment
Voted!!!- Please vote for Red Hot Lopin Lilly HOTM
Voted 4 ya! Love your horse! Come visit mare Lilly is running for HOTM, vote if you can :)

It looks like it's gonna be another hot day here in NC, goin out to the barn later! Hope the weather is nice wherever you are!

Here's a vote for Caramel , have a great day!


Olivia, Raleigh, NC.

07/23/2010 06:54.11 AM Report This Comment
Good Thursday morning vote:)

We Love our long eared friends, and Betsy is one of them;
"The world is best viewed through the ears of a mule." (fun mule quote)

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07/22/2010 04:07.10 AM Report This Comment
Have a vote and a wonderful Wednesday:) I love your photo! You look so happy with horses:)

We Love our long eared friends, and Betsy is one of them;
"Change your point of view-get a mule!" (fun mule quote)

Come visit me, Fancy's 2012 HC Members Veterans Day Trail Ride!.

07/21/2010 06:09.27 PM Report This Comment
once again im sorry that i havent gotten on. busy busy i guess. uno is better. i can finaly start trotting him and by the end of this week i will be able to start cantering. next week start jumping. leavin a quick vote. thanks for all the votes. heres all them back. have a wondeful day :)

Come visit me, Uno is back and galloping for HOTM November.

07/21/2010 12:50.52 AM Report This Comment

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07/18/2010 07:11.26 PM Report This Comment
A vote from stormy North Carolina. I visited a TWH show this morning. It was bad driving home in the storm. I didn't get to take Fancy because we took the hitch off the truck and didn't get the other one on yet. I was glad I didn't have Fancy out in this storm:)

I hope your weekend is going well:)

Please join Petite Fleur and pay a loving visit to Betsy and Ginger's mom. Betsy's page is #156442 They lost Prince of DC this week.

We Love our long eared friend Betsy;
"Have you kissed your mule today?" (fun mule quote

Come visit me, Fancy's 2012 HC Members Veterans Day Trail Ride!.

07/17/2010 03:11.42 PM Report This Comment
Here's a vote from Pixie Dust.

Come visit me, Brisco & Pixie Dust.

07/17/2010 12:42.48 PM Report This Comment
Fancy stopping by with a vote. Trying to finish my voting before another storm comes in:) Have a great Friday night!

We Love our long eared friend Betsy;
"MULE: the original ATV" (fun mule quote)

Come visit me, Fancy's 2012 HC Members Veterans Day Trail Ride!.

07/16/2010 06:11.43 PM Report This Comment
Heres a vote!

Come visit me, Winchester-Vote please! :).

07/16/2010 03:46.35 PM Report This Comment
A cloudy Tuesdy vote from Fancy has been delivered to you:)

I think Fancy and I are ready for a short ride out with Tirnanog soon. Do you have a special ride planned before this summer is over? If so, please tell me about it!

We Love our long eared friend Betsy;
"My other vechicle brays!" (fun mule quote)

Come visit me, Fancy's 2012 HC Members Veterans Day Trail Ride!.

07/13/2010 07:58.35 AM Report This Comment
Here's a vote.

Come visit me, Eddie (In Loving Memory), Prince & Pippin (Gone too soon).

07/13/2010 01:02.03 AM Report This Comment
How are things going there? Too bad you can't take your horses out for trail rides. It's a lot of fun. Is it as hot as here? It's been in the 100s all week. I know the country is having a nation wide heat wave but it's normal for here. Last year was too cool and while it felt nice nothing much grew in the vegetable garden.

I took Pippin and Melian and a friend on a bike ride to the river. It's about 4 miles away. It was super hot but I thought the ride would be worth it so we could all swim. Not so. There were too many people there and I didn't want Pippin having a bad experience with water.

So, another friend who had driven there to join us suggested we go elsewhere and drive Pippin home in the van. Well, I thought we'd give it a shot. He hasn't been in a trailer since the day we got him. We lifted him into the back of the van. He was alright but a little nervous. Not much room to move.

Then the van started up. He was terrified. But, (and this really impressed me) he got control of his fear and listened to me calming him and instead of panicking and going insane he just pawed a bit and looked bug eyed. I could tell he was ready to lose it but he's so trusting.

It was a short drive home, a lot quicker than our bike ride! But in that short time he pooped thrice. That's how nervous he was. As soon as the back was opened he jumped out and started to graze. Fine as can be. What a horse.

The other evening I rode Eddie and someone else rode Prince. My sister couldn't ride right then. There's something about having a perfect ride that is just so good for the soul.

Both the horses were energetic and we went on a short trail ride. Eddie's canter is so smooth and powerful. There's no feeling like it. And he has a really smooth trot too. We went through the huge sprinklers that were watering the alfalfa fields. And went splashing through the big puddles they were creating. Eddie went through with a fast, powerful trot and the water was splashing so high it went above my head. That's about 9 feet high! It was exhilarating.

When we got back we tacked up Jewel. We haven't ridden her since her teeth were floated and she was pretty nervous. So, my sister mounted and I lead her to the field. She's so good. She leads with no pressure and was comforted having a human on the ground with her.

Once in the field I led her for about half a mile and then off she went with my sister. She did so well. Halted again without rein contact and listened so well. We both think she'd make a perfect bombproof horse. When she gets scared her reaction is to freeze, not run. I think because she doesn't want to harm people around her. She has that type of personality. I wish I could have her.

Anyway, it's been interesting around here and the heat is like a furnace. The ground turns to dust in no time if it's not watered. Bugs fossilize overnight and worms turn into crunchy spaghetti. Well, maybe the last sentence is slightly exaggerated but not much. Here's a

Come visit me, Eddie (In Loving Memory), Prince & Pippin (Gone too soon).

07/13/2010 01:01.49 AM Report This Comment
Here is an early Sunday morning vote:)

We Love our long eared friend Betsy;
"Donkeys, Good enough for Jesus. What is your excuse?" (fun mule quote)

Come visit me, Fancy's 2012 HC Members Veterans Day Trail Ride!.

07/11/2010 01:18.46 AM Report This Comment
Hey! Heres a late vote for you tonight! :)

Come visit me, Winchester-Vote please! :).

07/10/2010 09:47.04 PM Report This Comment
hi my name is diezel and im a 1 year old paint horse! my mother is my music melody aka melody or mel she has one blue eye an one brownish green eye my father had two blue eyes hmph how did it happen i had no blue eyes o well im loved just the same! i run in a pasture dureing the day with two other yearlings an brong inside at night i love my oats! i am also small for a yearling my owners dnt plan to break me till i am atleast 3years old so mabye 4? well im looking for some friends, would you like to be one? ♠Diezel

ps. left a vote!

Come visit me, Melody ♥, Diezel ♣ & Rapper *please pray that he gets better soon*.

07/08/2010 08:37.51 AM Report This Comment
Cute horse! Voted! :)

Come visit me, Winchester-Vote please! :).

07/06/2010 09:05.23 PM Report This Comment
the show on sunday and monday did not go well at all. we had to scratch the show becuase uno went lame. we were cantering a warm up jump before i went in to show. he came off the jump landed tripped and stumbled really bad. i started walking in and nocticed he was lame. i get off him on felt his leg and it got really swollen and sore really fast. so right now he is dead lame. and the thing that really sucks is that im leaving for new york and thursday so i wont be able to see him till next week. :( but i have you guys to talk to while im gone. thanks for the votes everyone. hope your horses and ponies are doing great unlike like my horse thats in pain.

Come visit me, Uno is back and galloping for HOTM November.

07/06/2010 07:40.08 PM Report This Comment
Hey! Heres a quick vote for today! :)

Come visit me, Winchester-Vote please! :).

07/05/2010 05:22.51 PM Report This Comment
CONGRATULATIONS! You've Been Nominated!
I'm pleased to imform you that your friend TNT Golden Girl has nominated YOU my friend for HOTD. Your name now appears on my HOTD Calendar page. Your Election Day is July 21st, if that works for you. If it doesn't, perhaps we can set up another date for you. Count on me to be here to share a vote with you on your special day!


Come visit me, Quincy ♥ & Quincy *RIP Sweet Friend, Joanna Wicke*.

07/04/2010 05:52.16 PM Report This Comment

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