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Quarter Horse from Pleasant Grove, UT

Little Diamond Skip

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Active within 684 Days

I am from Pleasant Grove, UT and I've been a Club Horse member for 4 years, 1 month and 19 days

Nicknames: Skipper

Age: 20 years old

Gender: Stallion

Breed: Quarter Horse

Height: 16.0

Color: Palomino

Type of Riding: None

My Horse's Achievements: He's just a great horse

My Horse's Favorite Treat: He doesn't get treats

My Horse's Favorite Things To Do: Eat

Pet Peeves: Other Stallions

My Horse's motto: He's half a ton of poised and controlled energy, held on an easy rein and a hair trigger.

He's a workin' man who can earn his keep on the ranch all week? and be a handsome dandy at the track on Sunday afternoon.

He's proud when he stands; looks lazy when he walks? but when he runs he can whip the tears from the corners of your eyes and plaster
your hat brim against the crown.

He's big in the haunches, supple in the withers, stout in the neck and wide across the chest? to hold his great heart.

He's cow smart and brave, though sometimes a clown, and to the man with sky in his eye and mud on his boots, the American Quarter
Horse is a faithful hand and a friend.

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CONGRATULATIONS 2012 DECEMBER HOTM ♦ LOGAN #238276 ♦

Please support Cowboy & Trigger with a daily vote during the month of December for their January HOTM campaign. If you only have time to vote for one of our herd members, please give that vote to Cowboy & Trigger during the month of December.

Here's a vote from Cowboy & Trigger.
We hope you will vote this fun loving team of two your January HOTM. Little Cowboy's 12 birthday is in January and in February he will be the proud owner of Trigger for one whole year! That is the longest Cowboy has ever had any one horse!
We appreciate your votes, love Fancy & herd.


FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS:
"Horses and children, I often think, have a lot of the good sense there is in the world." (Josephine Demott Robinson)

If you haven't had time to check the Calendar of Agendas Page #232390, the HOTD runner for today is:
★ Miracle 185107 ★
PLEASE vote HOTD :^)

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND ✞
♣ Little Cowboy & Trigger ♣
♥ Fancy & Frances ♥

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

12/01/2012 05:45.05 AM Report This Comment
FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS, Thank A Veteran : "This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.” (Elmer Davis)

I hope you gals and guys are saddling up Saturday and/or Sunday in support of our Veterans. People who give or gave their lives for others each day they served, when they really did not have to do so. Wow, what amazing people they are.

My granddad was in WWII and my oldest son has served in the Afghanistan wars, working on communications devices. I have one cousin serving in the navy, that was injured during the attack against the United States Navy destroyer USS Cole on October 12, 2000.

We all are affected by the military in some way.
No need to be shy! Know a veteran, share and show love & support! Share interesting military facts, quotes, and experiences on Fancy's Veteran's Day page! Don't forget to leave a blog letting me know if you have a photo to add! Ask your HorseChannel friends to participate in Sunday's HorseChannel trail ride.)

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

When I logged in tonight I saw some comments that touched my heart. I am thankful for my HorseChannel friends. You never know how much you mean. You guys are the best!!!


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

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

11/10/2012 06:27.02 PM Report This Comment
FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS, fall into Autumn:
Q: What do you get if you divide the circumference of a pumpkin by it's diameter?
A: Pumpkin Pi

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:
★ Bo 243418 ★
PLEASE vote HOTD :^)

No ride today, it was very chilly and windy :(

Does anyone remember reading last month, about a nationwide Ride to Remember Veterans during Veteran's Day weekend, Nov. 10-11, 2012? How would you guys like to have our own HorseChannel ride in honor of Veteran's Day? We can chose one day that we all will ride on, even if it is only for a few minutes or just to sit on the horse during the Veteran's holiday. Then we could share our pics from that day and share our story of the day. If you agree would Sunday November the 11 be ok for our ride date?

November is a time of thanks. Thanks should be part of our every day lives all year long. Let us be thankful for our friends and loved ones. Let us be kind one to another. Cruelty has no place among true friends.


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

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

11/04/2012 03:11.58 PM Report This Comment
FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS, Born TO SpOOk!:
“Worry is the darkroom in which negatives can develop” (unknown)

Voted :^)
If you haven't had time to check the Calendar of Agendas Page #232390, the HOTD runner for today is:
★ Jet 240051 ★
PLEASE vote HOTD!

Hi! Did you have a busy, fun weekend? What have you been up to?

I have been on the move, but I enjoyed it! Saturday morning, Fancy participated in her first parade! It was a really big homecoming parade, with lots of tight crowds and loud bands! Fancy was excited for the first 15 to 20 minutes, but after that she was very relaxed and was not bothered by bouncing children on the sidelines. In past years, I have ridden my previous horses in this parade, but I never got to participate in the tradition of riding around the football field before the game. I could not get my past horses onto the football field because they were afraid. Well yesterday, I did for the first time, ride around the football field, with my Fancy! Fancy even took the lead and she did that running walk at least half way around! It was so much fun! I will never forget the first time I got to ride around the football field!!!!! Oh, and to boot, the home team won their game!!!!!! I would like to believe Fancy gave them good luck when she went around the field. LOL!
Half way through the day all I could think of was how this has to be my best day ever with Fancy. And then I think to myself, I have had so many days that I thought were my best day ever with Fancy! Saturday morning, I lost my keys on the way out of town. The keys fell off the side of the trailer or the truck. But I found them completely mangled on the side of a busy street after 6 hours of being run over in heavy traffic. Even though I had the lost key problem, I still had that feeling of this being the best day ever!

Saturday night, our family attended our horseshow end of year banquet. This was our first time attending and I had no idea what to expect. So, I did not take my camera and I was very surprised to see Little Cowboy & Trigger won a good bit of awards. Little Cowboy was so excited to share the awards with Trigger, they used their new snaffle bit and new grooming kit tonight. He is going to save his new blanket for next years show season. Little Cowboy rode until dark, and I did get a few pictures tonight before it got too dark.

Have a beautiful Autumn day ✞
♥ Fancy & Frances ♥
♣ Little Cowboy & Trigger ♣

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

10/21/2012 06:58.54 PM Report This Comment
How are you? ♥
FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS:
"The riding of young horses is an excellent nerve tonic." (Geoffrey Brooke)

Fancy leaves a good night VOTE 4 YOU :~)
Please vote Lady Aristocrat 232456 for HOTD
It was a lovely day until the rains came in. There was a long storm that recently ended. It feels really nice outside these days.
Trigger was blind in one eye before we got him. Monday his blind eye was very cloudy. Today the vet told me Trigger is fine long as he is in no pain. He is such a great kids horse. I hate that something happened to his eye and I pray that I can take good care of him from now on.

Please visit Sassy Sapphire #193884 and leave an encouraging word. From what I can tell, her blog to me says Sassy Sapphire's owner lost her father this past Sunday morning.

One of my friends was out last Saturday at one of the state parks riding and there was an accident. Her friend dismounted to help and her friend's palomino TWH walked off. They were on the news tonight asking for help to find the missing horse. Please pray that they find Jasmine in good health very soon.

Very Important Message from Logan #237047: Could you please spread the word that my wrist is in really bad condition and I can't vote for people today! It is swelled up pretty bad and moving it hurts! Please spread the word!

Have a blessed and peaceful night
♥Fancy♥

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08/22/2012 09:19.25 PM Report This Comment
How are you? ♥
FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS:
"Leap for Joy, Great is your reward in Heaven.” (anonymous)

VOTED 4 YOU :~)
We are enjoying rain showers today. I looked out and saw Trigger standing in the stall and Fancy was standing out in the rain. She must have been feeling mighty generous and enjoying the cool rain shower.

♥Fancy♥

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08/19/2012 02:55.55 PM Report This Comment
Voted :~)

FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS, in honor of Angel Pixie Dust's (profile 101958) May HOTM campaign for our Angel Joanna, ANGELS HAVE NO PHILOSOPHY BUT LOVE:
"If we were all like angels, the world would be a heavenly place." (Author Unknown)


I dedicate this special occasion of our first show together to Joanna and Pixie Dust.

Fancy spent Friday night in a blanket with hopes she would be more clean than dirty come morning. The back clip had come undone, but that blanket did serve the purpose. Fancy only had one area on the side of her neck that was dirty. Once at the farm, I cleaned her dirty spot and her feet before introducing Fancy to the sandy arena. At first she was a little excited to be in a new place, but soon settled down. We only entered two classes this time. Fancy was fine, except she did not like horses standing behind her. When horses were lined up behind us, Fancy kept trying to spin around to see exactly what they had in mind back there.
We entered class 2 Adult Halter with 6 entries and Fancy placed 3rd!!!! This was the first time I ever won a ribbon with any horse!!! I was so excited. We didn't do so well in Class 3 as we placed 5th out of 5. However, We did leave with 2 ribbons from our first show!!!

Love From our herd to yours♥

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04/21/2012 05:45.44 PM Report This Comment
Voted:^)

FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS, ANGELS HAVE NO PHILOSOPHY BUT LOVE:
"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)

PLEASE READ, CORRECTION TO PREVIOUS BLOG: I made an error in dates listed in my blog. I also somehow accidentally lost Joanna's first name in some of my blogs.

The CORRECT INFORMATION is Joanna Helen Wicke January 1, 1977-September 23, 2011.

I guess I am not very reliable at 3:30 in the morning. I appreciate Marion and Indy calling this to my attention and I apologize for the error.

There are a few active HorseChannel members that remember Joanna. If you remember Joanna, PLEASE share a blog on Fancy's page. I would love to read what you have shared with Joanna during her short stay here.

Hi! I hope you are doing well today looking forward to a horsey weekend and celebrating this Easter weekend. We are in a 3 day stretch of cold rain & I am freezing :) We are not expecting warmer temps, but we do expect the rain to clear up this afternoon. Then we can have some fun.

Enjoy a Blessed Easter season
Love from Fancy & Frances and Trigger & Cowboy ♥

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

04/06/2012 02:58.17 AM Report This Comment
VOTED :)

FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS, ANGELS HAVE NO PHILOSOPHY BUT LOVE:
It is not because angels are holier than men or devils that makes them angels, but because they do not expect holiness from one another, but from God alone. ~William Blake

Sometime in 1991, Joanna came across 2 Shetland ponies for sale in a want ad. Both ponies were purchased by her family and given to Bloomfield Hills School Farm. Joanna named the ponies Tinkerbell & Pixie Dust. Joanna helped her mom create and teach 'LOVE-A-PONY', an afterschool and summer class for children. For seven years Joanna was with her ponies almost every day. It has been over 19 years since creating LOVE-A-PONY, and I have read that this pony class is still being taught this very day.

Joanna's was confined to her bed the last 9 years of her life, during which Pixie Dust was allowed to visit Joanna at her bedside. Joanna also made friends all across the world with the use of her computer, thanks to her dad for building a stand that allowed her to safely use the computer while lying down.

Pixie Dust at 21 years old, has joined Joanna in Heaven. I have read that this date was sometime around or on the 27 of February, 2012. I can only imagine the joy felt during that reunion.

Joanna was extraordinary. Always thinking of how she could help others, even through the use of her ponies. She loved unconditional and she reached out to others, even when she needed to be reached out to.

Joanna, a true inspiration ♥

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

04/02/2012 02:51.02 AM Report This Comment
VOTED :)
FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS, ANGELS HAVE NO PHILOSOPHY BUT LOVE:
The golden moments in the stream of life rush past us and we see nothing but sand; the angels come to visit us, and we only know them when they are gone. ~George Elliot

A group of HorseChannel.com members have formed a group, known as the Angel Crew. The Angel Crew would like to win Angel Pixie Dust the honor of being HorseChannel's May Horse of the Month in honor of Joanna. If you would like to help, please visit Pixie Dust's HorseChannel page #101958 and leave a vote each day during the month of April 2012.

Pixie Dust, belonged to our Facebook pal and HorseChannel member, Joanna Wicke. Joanna was loved by all who knew her. She was always positive and uplifting to others. Joanna welcomed Fancy and I to HorseChannel with unbelievable love and daily support. After a disturbing disappearance of Joanna, Sadie's owner, Joyce informed us that Joanna had passed away in her sleep at the tender age of 34 on September 23, 2011. It was only then that her many health conditions were revealed. Even though being confined to her bed for the past 9 years, Joanna never once revealed a single pain to us. What a remarkable YOUNG person to have as a friend.
It was in 1991 that Joanna & her mom purchased Pixie Dust to share with the Bloomfield Hills School Farm. For 7 years Joanna helped her mom create & teach Love-A-Pony, an afterschool & summer class for children.

Joanna, A true inspiration ♥

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

04/01/2012 01:03.56 AM Report This Comment
Voted :^)
FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS:
“Computer's are like horses: Press the right button, and they will take you anywhere.” (unknown)

CONGRATS GINGER #210509 MARCH HOTM!!!!!

Have a Terrific Thursday!

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

03/01/2012 05:20.26 AM Report This Comment
FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS, Celebrate BlackHistory Month:
“To live anywhere in the world today and be against equality because of race or color is like living in Alaska and being against snow.” (William Faulkner)

Fancy Queen of Heart Month is blowing a heart vote in your direction this beautiful Monday morning.

We thank Joey, Ginger, and Angel Betsy for suggesting us doing the Black History blogs this past few weeks. I enjoyed this project, it was fun to share some of my most favorite horsey characters with you guys. I appreciate the comments and responses we received.

'C' & I trailered Trigger home Saturday morning. 'C' led Trigger to the trailer, however once Trigg saw that he was leaving he pitched a fit for King Kong. King Kong was so busy eating grass, he had no cares for Trigger's plight. Once loaded Trigger was just fine. He didn't like the idea of a bath, but it was fun cleaning him up. After his baths we take him walking and let him graze while he dries.
Sunday evening, Trigger and Fancy were turned out together for the first time. To my surprise, Fancy is not even mean to Trigger, not at all. She lets him walk anywhere he wants to, lets him eat her hay and she even eats with him. However, she does stay in between Trigger and I. I was patting Fancy on the side of her neck and Trigger wanted a pat to. He walked towards me and Fancy ran him off. He looked so pitiful. I think after a while she will allow him to come to me too, because Trigger is the very first animal in our yard that Fancy is not very mean to. I wonder if she is nice to him because she remembers him from last summer when we visited the farm, he visited us, and we went riding together.
I was very tired Sunday night. I did get my profile photos changed, then I was off to bed.

Hope you enjoyed a beautiful weekend. Did you do anything fun?
Now, YOU enjoy this Marvelous Monday!

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

02/27/2012 03:32.17 AM Report This Comment
FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS, Celebrate BlackHistory Month:
VOTED :^)
Located in Hartford, CT, United States, The Ebony Horsewomen, Inc founded in 1984, by Patricia E. Lawson-Kelly, is a non-profit community-service organization, developed and operated by African-American female equestrians whose mission is to encourage and empower inner city youth toward positive and successful lives through the use of horses. This female group of skilled equestrians have delighted crowds wherever they go. They have appeared in parades, rodeos and horse shows all across America. They have the proud honor of being the first female African-American female Equestrian organization to have been invited to the Tournament Of Roses Parade, in Pasadena, California, 1990, and 1991. Ebony Horsewomen members have appeared in the Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade, in Atlanta, Georgia, as well as the Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo circuit, just to name a few appearances. Additionally, the State of Connecticut Legislature proclaimed EHI "Goodwill Ambassadors and declared Connecticut to be the official home of the Ebony Horsewomen. Twenty-three years ago, EHI was founded upon the knowledge and belief in the healing power that horses give to youth. Based on this belief they have developed a unique array of programs that encourage and develop youth participants into productive and positive citizens and future leaders. Their full service Equestrian Center offers innovative and therapeutic programs to youth and it also adds a new dimension and vibrancy to their community.
Watch this awesome video on youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3RydeoUuS1A
(Info obtained from companydatabase.org)

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02/25/2012 01:28.45 AM Report This Comment
FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS, Celebrate BlackHistory Month:
VOTED :^)
Willie Simms, born 1/16/1870, near Augusta, Georgia, U.S.—died 2/26/1927, Asbury, New Jersey), 1 of only 2 African American jockeys (the other is Isaac Burns Murphy) 2 have been elected 2 the National Museum of Racing’s Hall of Fame in Saratoga Springs, New York.
Simms began racing in 1887 & became the most successful rider 2 adopt the short stirrup since the antebellum slave & rider Abe Hawkins. The short stirrup lifts the rider over the horse’s withers, allowing the animal better balance. In 1895 Simms became the 1st American jockey 2 win in England, where sportswriters referred 2 him as a “monkey on a stick.” The short stirrup earned more esteem after the white American jockey Tod Sloan used it 2 win English races in 1897, & it came to be known as the “American seat.”
Simms won the Belmont Stakes in 1893 & 1894, the Kentucky Derby in 1896 & 1898, & the Preakness Stakes in 1898; he is the only African American 2 have won all of the Triple Crown classics. Simms was the leading American jockey (on the basis of number of wins) in 1893 & 1894. He retired in 1901 with 1 of the best lifetime winning percentages in the sport, 24.8.
(info obtained from www.britanica.com)

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

02/24/2012 04:00.44 AM Report This Comment
FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS, Celebrate BlackHistory Month:
Fancy is leaving a vote & the story of a man who became famous for his contribution to a rodeo favorite known as bulldogging. Please enjoy reading our Saturday blog ♥

FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS,Black Cowboys!:
Images of black cowboys are scarce in popular culture, giving the false impression that people of color were not among the men and women who settled the West. By the end of huge cattle drives of cowboy legend, at least 5,000 black men had worked as cowboys. Historians estimate an average crew included two or three black cowboys.

William (Will, Bill) Pickett was a legendary cowboy from Taylor, Texas of black, white, and Indian descent, born December 5, 1870. In March 1932, Pickett tripped while roping a stallion and fell under the horse, which kicked him in the head. For 11 days he clung to life with a fractured skull. April 2, 1932, he died in a hospital in Ponca City, Oklahoma. Bill Pickett was inducted into the Rodeo Hall of Fame, Oklahoma City, in 1971, the first black rodeo athlete to be so honored. At the Cowboy Hall of Fame, these words are inscribed to Pickett's memory:
Like many men in the old time West
On any job he did his best
He left a blank that's hard to fill
For there will never be another Bill.

He was also honored in 1994 by The United States Post Office, who issued a postage stamp honoring Pickett as part of its "Legends of the West" series. There is also the Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo held each year since 1984 in his honor.

Bill noticed the bulldogs capture stray steers by biting them on the lip and he thought why couldn't he do that. Pickett's method for bulldogging was biting a cow on the lip and then falling backwards. His method eventually lost popularity as the sport changed into steer wrestling that is practiced in rodeos today.
Riding his horse, Spradley, Pickett came alongside a Longhorn steer, dropped to the steer's head, twisted its head toward the sky, and bit its upper lip to get full control. That's how Pickett's technique got the name "bulldogging." As the event became popular among rodeo cowboys, the lip biting became less popular until it disappeared from steer wrestling. Bill Pickett, however, became an immortal rodeo cowboy, and his fame has grown since his death.
Bill Pickett became known for his tricks and stunts at local country fairs. In 1905, Pickett joined the 101 Ranch Wild West Show that featured the likes of Buffalo Bill, Cowboy Bill Watts, Will Rogers, Tom Mix, Bee Ho Gray, and Zach and Lucille Mulhall.
(Info obtained from blackcowboys.com & billpicketrodeo.com)

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

02/18/2012 06:12.56 AM Report This Comment
FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS, Happy Valentines:
“Many are the stars I see, but in my eye no star like thee” (English saying)

Here is your Sunday heart vote from my SweetHeart Fancy and Trigg.
My son 'C', wants me to let everyone know he appreciates your votes and he loves reading the comments. He says "Thank You ♥"

Fancy,"She says she loves me."
Frances,"My horse keeps me honest."

What a cold & windy day in NC! I did spend a bit of time today cleaning Fancy's corral. I was on my way into the shed and Fancy nickered to me. I know the look, she wants time out. I actually promised her I would give her time out when I finished putting my yard tools away. The wind was blowing so hard when I came out of the shed that I forgot my promise to Fancy & was about to lock the shed door when Fancy nickered to me. She was standing at the gate patiently waiting for her time out. I told her Ok, you keep me honest! And back into the shed I went to fetch her halter and lead. On the way I was thinking to myself, I talk to this horse too much, she knows what I am telling her. I gotta stop talking soo much. LOL! I do love my sweet horse ♥

'C' had to visit his Trigger today. When we got there Trigg was across the creek. We called to him and he actually ran over. I think he thought it was supper time. 'C' gave Trigg a nice juicy apple. Trigg got himself a new nickname today. 'C' calls him Tigger now.

The rains held back and the winds were harsh, it was too cold to ride, but we had lovely weather this weekend.

How did your weekend go?
Love Fancy Queen of Hearts ♥ & Frances

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02/12/2012 04:29.03 PM Report This Comment
FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS IN HONOR OF RUTH ANN'S NAVAJO:
“My horses' feet are as swift as rolling thunder. He carries me away from all my fears. And when the world threatens to fall asunder, His mane is there to wipe away my tears.” (unknown)

“What we have once enjoyed we can never lose.
All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.” (Helen Keller)

Thank You Joyce and Sadie for letting us know about the loss of Angel Navajo #119353. Please visit Navajo's page, he was Ruth Ann's first horse, he was a sweet & gentle companion to her.

My little C. read his blogs last night and he went to bed with the biggest smile on his little face as he thought of his Trigger. He saw his page this morning before school, and he asked me to tell everyone Happy Valentines and Thanks for HOTD. He is very excited to spend some time with Trigger. He wanted to visit the farm Thursday after school but it was not a good time. I plan to take him to the farm today after school.

Love Fancy and Frances

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02/03/2012 10:07.39 AM Report This Comment
FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS, Thanks for Feb HOTM:
“Follow the path that leads to your heart” (anonymous)

Good morning vote!
I don't know what Fancy was up to yesterday morning, when I went out to feed her, she was acting like she was starving! I wondered what created that appetite. She was prancing between the gate and her food bucket , snaking her neck for me to come on with it, and doing a little pawing. What gives! Well anyway, she was happy for dinner time.

February 1st was the official day my son became the owner of Trigger. Trigger was my youngest brother's horse. My brother gave Trigger to my son because my brother is out of town working all the time. I created a page for Trigger and my son. I am still working on adding the pictures. If you have time please visit their page. I love the smiles on his face when he reads your comments:) Since I don't know how much longer Scotty will be staying with us, I deleted Scotty's page and added Scotty to the page with King Kong.

Thanks for all the sweet blogs♥
Love Fancy and Frances

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02/02/2012 05:06.41 AM Report This Comment
FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS:
“One cannot shoe a running horse” (unknown)

Here is a Tuesday evening vote from Fancy.

I found a photo of Fancy at one year old, that I took 3 days after I got her. I posted it as Fancy's profile photo.

I finally got help constructing a hitching rail for Fancy. It is very sturdy and my hands & arms feel like jelly. My son says, we are officially OLD.

Have a blessed night.

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01/24/2012 04:56.44 PM Report This Comment
FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS:
“There is no key to happiness. The door is always open.” (anonymous)

Have a muddy vote, LOL. That is all Fancy has here, MUDD!

Saturday was warm & lovely but damp. Fancy and I enjoyed the evening. I didn't worry for a grooming session because she was a might bit damp. Right before I left her for the night she began to run and leap. I looked back to see why. A huge solid gray cat ran out of her stall and into the woods! I don't think I have ever seen a cat so big!

Would you believe, today we had winter temps. (in the winter, LOL). Pretty chilly today! Which is normal after all. The weather man says it will warm up again though. Strange winter, but I like it!

I always cook after church, so while cooking dinner today I watched a Craig Cameron show that had recorded. Has anyone seen his show this week???? He is riding the trail that Billy the Kid rode after he escaped from the jail and killed two lawmen. I have seen the movie 'Young Guns" like a thousand times! So I loved seeing this episode about Billy on Craig Cameron's show. Just watching this gave me goosebumps. He was in the actual jail that Billy escaped from. The two lawmen are buried on Craig's ranch! I think he said his ranch is 800 acres! I told my husband if we had 800 acres, Fancy and I would be so lost like most of the time. And some time, on purpose. LOL!!!

Be Blessed♥

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01/22/2012 03:50.37 PM Report This Comment
FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS:
“Be free spirited.” (anonymous)

We are leaving an early Saturday vote.
I plan to be busy today. My Fancy girl needs some attention. LOL, in between rain showers of course. I feel like hanging out in the yard a little more than usual today! I guess that feeling came when the weather man said expect temps in the low 60's. Hey, I can handle that!

It may be hot, cold, or damp, but your heart is warm. SMILE and have a gorgeous day, no matter what!

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01/21/2012 02:01.57 AM Report This Comment
FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS:
“Where so ever you go, go with all your heart.” (Confucious)

Fancy and I join Quincy in remembrance of January 01 being Joanna's birthday. Heavenly Birthday Wishes, WE LOVE & MISS YOU JOANNA♥

Fancy is leaving a 'Very Happy New Year to You' Vote.
Fancy is very chipper today, rearing and kicking out in all directions. I think she is looking forward to the new year too!
We love our HC friends!
Bring 2012 in with joy and stay safe!

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12/31/2011 12:05.33 PM Report This Comment
FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS MerryCHRISTmas✞:
Isaiah 9:6 For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

Here is a very merry CRISTmas vote from Fancy and our family. Please share some CHRISTmas love with Daisy and Levy profile #159120. Daisy's mom is having some very serious health concerns and is not physically able to use her computer as she wishes. I know that my son enjoys your blogs about him, so I am sure it will mean so much for little Daisy to see that we have not forgotten her family and horses.
Hope you are enjoying a fantastic CHRISTmas with family and loved ones. This is truly the season for showing love!!!

Q: Why did the elf push his bed into the fireplace?
A: He wanted to sleep like a log.

Q: Why did Santa spell Christmas N-O-E?
A: Because the angel had said, "No L!"

Q: Why does Scrooge love Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer?
A: Because every buck is dear to him.

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12/25/2011 04:09.30 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

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12/08/2011 03:45.49 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

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11/19/2011 02:47.10 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.

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11/16/2011 01:35.49 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♥

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11/01/2011 09:16.32 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. It is now 6:30pm and I just 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!

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10/22/2011 04:21.06 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 ♥

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10/13/2011 07:22.45 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.

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10/09/2011 07:31.58 PM 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 ♥

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10/03/2011 05:09.44 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 truley blessed day.

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09/29/2011 07:01.35 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.

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09/22/2011 04:28.52 PM Report This Comment
HI ALL! Sorry I haven't been on much lately. Just can't find the time much anymore. I appreciate all your blogs and votes. I have decided to keep only one profile page. This way it will be easier to keep up with the blogs, if they are posted on one page. I will keep Susie's page and I will delete the other 4 pages. The pages will remain open till the end of this week...if you wish to post any final blogs. Pictures of all my horses will be posted on Susie's page. Thanks again for all your support. Left a vote for ya.

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09/14/2011 12:00.18 PM Report This Comment
FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS, Have A Safe & Happy Labor Day Weekend:

“Take rest; a field that has rested gives a bountiful crop.” (Ovid)

Voted :)

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09/03/2011 07:56.14 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

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09/02/2011 07:10.10 AM Report This Comment
HERE'S A VOTE FOR YA! WILL BE GOING ON VACATION - AUG 26! WILL VOTE WHEN POSSIBLE.

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08/24/2011 09:11.26 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 03:05.38 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 11:41.10 AM Report This Comment
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