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Paint Horse from Bothell, WA

Cassie luvs her brother Zeus

About Me

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I am from Bothell, WA and I've been a Club Horse member for 7 years, 8 months and 20 days

Nicknames: Registered as Kittitas Cowgirl

Age: 34 years old

Gender: Mare

Breed: Paint Horse

Height: 15' 2

Color: Black and white paint

Type of Riding: English riding (past) Cassie is retired now, but little toddler grandchild can sit on her

My Horse's Achievements: HOTD 8/13/10
My grandkid gave me Horse of the Year
Cassie taught all the family to ride. She is very careful with people learning about horses and never dumped anyone.

My Horse's Favorite Treat: Home made apple horse cake

My Horse's Favorite Things To Do: Eat, walk, get brushed, let little children sit on me

Pet Peeves: A cat named Bob who jumped on my back and rode me (without permission from my humans)

My Horse's motto: Show me love and I will show you a full heart of kindness in return.

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How We Met

A lady who owned her wasn't using her to teach kids anymore because she said Cassie was too grouchy. Cassie was not grouchy with our family. She needed some love, and cleaning up, and vitamins and to gain 40 pounds. Cassie is so happy we adopted her, and didn't let her waste away in a pasture. We have been her owners/riders for 10 years..

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I've had 6790 friends visit me.

I'm the 29,810th member on

699 friends have voted for me since I joined Club Horse!

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John 3:16
16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

“You must give some time to your fellow man. Even if it's a little thing, do something for which you get no pay but the privilege of doing it.” (Albert Schweitzer)

"Be the living expression of God's kindness; Kindness in your face, Kindness in your eyes, Kindness in your smile, KINDNESS." (Mother Teresa)

♥ Please vote Angel Doobie Jan HOTM 211407 ♥

Fancy leaves a warm-hearted vote on this wet wintery night. Stay warm and spread Christmas cheer.

Love Fancy and Frances (& herd ♥)

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

12/08/2013 03:13.36 PM Report This Comment
How are YOU?
Voted ")

John 3:16 (NIV)3:16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

HI, I was in contact with Angel Doobie's (#211407) owner today and she would like to share her feelings about Angel Doobie with you. This is what she said: "
Besides being the best horse in the world. Let's see he had a uniqueness about him in that I think that I found and not his owner. Also he was super fun to ride. He had this huge canter stride that most people probably would not have been able to sit too but I could. He was just one of those horses that you could drop the lead and he wouldn't move. As a matter of fact I forgot something in my car one day. I of course had him on lead, I didn't know that I had let the lead go until I shut the door and looked down. I saw that the lead was completely on the ground."

I love my Fancy and I love to adore the beauty in all horses. To own or lease a horse so sweet as Angel Doobie is a dream come true. There are many of us here of HC that are living that dream right now!

Still rainy here in NC. We are expecting rains for several days. It is not so bad. But sun shine is so much better ♥

I have been pondering upon a question of my own righteousness. LOL! I grant you the truth I am no different from the lowliest, I have my moments, I don't always make the right choices. I guess my difference would be I believe in God's forgiveness through Jesus Christ. That makes this time of year all the more special.

Love and a peaceful night to you ♥

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

12/05/2013 04:34.44 PM Report This Comment
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Thursday evening after cleaning up the corral, I enjoyed a soothing time with Fancy. Fancy noticed her halter in my hand when I came out of the building and she came right to the gate. I took her out for grass and did some desensitizing with different size and color plastic jugs I had tied together. Then I asked her to walk across a huge cardboard box that had been rained on.
We went into the corral for some showmanship and halter practice. It has been several weeks since I asked Fancy to stand or park out. She was with me on everything that I asked her to. THEN, at the end of our practice, my little Fancy parked herself out. I wish I had someone there to video this! Fancy stretched her front legs farther than ever. And I didn't even ask her! I mean she really stretched so far that her back near hoof came off the ground a little. I did not even ask her to park out and she was letting me know that she was willing and wanted to give me her best try. I can not even find words for how special she made feel. Wow. That really blew me away.
Then Cowboy came outside. Cowboy wants to show Fancy in the youth halter class at the fair. So I tried to show him what to do and let him try. Don't know if he will be ready by fair time in September. When sunny skies return to Carolina, I plan to see if Cowboy can work with Trigger for the halter class. They already work very well together. But we don't know if Trigger knows what to do. I do not know if I can teach both of them in a short amount of time.
After Cowboy worked with Fancy, I let Fancy eat some grass in the back yard. I have never had a horse so sweet as my Fancy.
Has your horse ever blew you away by doing something extra sweet?

Our horseshow has been rescheduled due to expected rains coming in Saturday. That gives us more time to practice.

Have a nice weekend.

FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS, My Owner: “Features a selective sense of smell: bitterly complains about hubby's sticky sweet cigar smoke, while remaining totally oblivious to the almost visible aroma of her barn boots drying next to the heater.”

LITTLE COWBOY CLASS/Word of the Day: “Rider: Owner overstepping its bounds.”

Have a good night ✞
Love from Fancy & Frances ♥

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

08/16/2013 06:35.54 PM Report This Comment
How are YOU?
Surprise!!! For the next 7 days our chance of rain increases each day. How about that. I thank God we are not in a drought, But Lord knows, when the sun shines, I will Thank GOD for that tooo ")

Does your horse sling grain on the ground? Can you tell me why? Fancy began to do this a few weeks ago. I changed her food container. She was still slinging grain on the ground. This morning I put Fancy's grain in a huge water tub. Well, she ate calmly. LOL! I wonder why was she slinging grain to begin with.

Remember I lost something off the horsetrailer on my way to Trigger's vet appointment? Well, I found all three of my stud chains at home. So it was not a stud chain. Now I am really concerned. What in the world did I hear sliding of the trailer that sounded like a chain???

FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS, All I Need to Know in Life I Learned From My Horse: In times of crisis, take a poop.

LITTLE COWBOY CLASS/Phrase of the day: ANY VET CHECK WELCOME: Please pay for us to find out what is wrong with him!

Have a lovely and peacefully blessed night ✞
Love from Fancy & Frances ♥

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

07/08/2013 06:44.22 PM Report This Comment
Hey Big Sis..
I brought you a basket of fresh apple and carrot muffins. How have you been feeling? I hope you're doing well and the sun has been shining! I love you, tons! GIANT Hugs and BIG Neighs..Your Little Brother..Zeus

Kim, Ellsworth, WI.

02/28/2013 08:54.51 AM Report This Comment
Hey Big Sis..
I just wanted to wish you a Happy Valentine's Day! I'm sorry I'm a day late..but I brought some fresh apple muffins to make up for it..Mmm. I hope you are doing well and staying warm! GIANT hugs, BIG Neighs, and TONS of love..Your Little Bro..Zeus ♥

Kim, Ellsworth, WI.

02/15/2013 05:13.40 PM Report This Comment
our cold rainy weather has passed and the horses are enjoying the mild temperature. when i opened the gate to release them out into the pasture sing and smooch began bucking and running laps around the field. i watched for a few minutes. smooch was prancing around in an extended trot with his tail up in the air. i've never seen him do that before. sing was racing right up to the corner of the pasture scaring me to death as she looked like she'd run into the fence. amazing how they can put the brakes on from a gallop. little godiva was galloping laps around the little pony grass turn out, too. princeton was bucking and rearing in place. what a show!

Come visit me, Sing & herd!.

01/24/2013 05:42.48 AM Report This Comment
When you have time to visit, stop by and let us know how Cassie is doing ♥

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

01/22/2013 04:45.46 PM Report This Comment
Stop by the video page and see the video I made for Cowboy & Trigger your Jan 2013 HOTM. Let us know what you think!

Into the new year with COWBOY & TRIGGER, the Young Prince & King of January 2013 ♛

Here is a wintery vote for you! It is getting cold in NC!
A few months ago I began a part time job. Well, that is more like full time now. As you have noticed my irregularity on HC, I am pressed for time and energy. Lately, I have fallen asleep at the computer and I don't know how I have not fallen out of this chair. LOL! When I am mentally and physically able, I will leave a vote for each of your profile pages. There may be several times that I will only vote for one page. If you have a preference as to which page I leave the main vote on, please let me know and I will try to do that for you.

Trying to do many things is wearing me down. There have been so many things that have crossed my mind that I wanted to mention or ask you about, but by the time I get to my blog, I can not remember those things. I am going to try and write things down before I forget them.

LITTLE COWBOY CLASS/ Word of the day: Splint - An apparatus that can be applied to various body parts of a rider due to the parting of the ways of a horse and his passenger.

FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS: “Do vegetarians eat animal crackers?” (Steven Wright)

Vote HOTD: Aladdin 248172

Smooch #91397
Thalia #224537

Have a Blessed day ✞

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

01/22/2013 04:45.09 PM Report This Comment
Hi Big Sis..
I just wanted to come by and see how you are doing. I hope you are feeling better everyday. I'll have Mom make some more muffins and then I'll come over and spend the day with you. GIANT hugs, BIG Neighs, and lots of love..Your little brother, Zoosie

Kim, Ellsworth, WI.

01/17/2013 07:36.14 PM Report This Comment
Clip Clop Clip Clop...
I brought over a BIG basket filled with fresh warm apple muffins. I hope you don't mind if I stay over tonight..we can eat and sleep..then have all day tomorrow to hang out together. I am so happy that you're feeling better. You are always in our thoughts and prayers. I love you BIG sis! GIANT hugs and lots of loud Neighs...Your little brother..Zoosie

Kim, Ellsworth, WI.

01/13/2013 09:35.32 PM Report This Comment
Hey Big Sis..
I came by to sit with you and give you lots of get well hugs. I am glad to hear that you're feeling better everyday! I am gonna make Mom bake some fresh apple muffins for you. I see they changed HC too..I was very confused at first..but am glad I can still bark and NEIGH at you! I sure have missed you. I promise to come by more often..and we can spend the day hanging out eating..hehe. Not much new here..same old..same old. I have been napping a to eating it's my favorite thing! Well, it's time to go out and get my bedtime treat. Sweet Dreams. Love and GIANT hugs..Your little brother..Zoosie

Kim, Ellsworth, WI.

01/08/2013 08:42.07 PM Report This Comment
Here is a HAPPY NEW YEAR vote from Cowboy & Trigger. Please visit Cowboy & Trigger at HC page #227894 and leave a daily vote during the month of December! Thanks for your support of Cowboy & Trigger's Jan HOTM campaign ♥

Pray for Andrea and Sweet Pea's family Profile #192859. They lost their Granddad.

LITTLE COWBOY CLASS/ Word of the day: Flies - The excuse of choice a horse uses so he can kick you, buck you off or knock you over - he cannot be punished.

FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS: Q: What kind of bird can write?
A: A PENguin.

Cowboy has a CatChannel page, has anyone noticed CatChannel has taken the same format as DogChannel. I have spent quite some time on DogChannel to learn my way around in case HorseChannel does the same. It is not very hard to vote and blog there. In case HC takes on the same format, please take some time to play around and see what you can learn. I would really hate to lose my friends here because of change. You guys are some of the best friends ever ♥

PLEASE vote! Today's HOTD nominee is:
★ Shelkh 170228 ★

Have a Blessed & Safe Weekend ✞
♣ Little Cowboy & Trigger ♣

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

12/29/2012 02:28.27 PM Report This Comment
Merry CHRISTmas!!!
Here is Your Very Merry CHRISTmas vote from Cowboy & Trigger. Please visit Cowboy & Trigger at HC page #227894 and leave a daily vote during the month of December! Thanks for your support of Cowboy & Trigger's Jan HOTM campaign ♥

LITTLE COWBOY CLASS/ Word of the day: (Class Holiday) MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL!!!

FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS: Luke 2:12 King James Bible
And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.

Knock Knock
Who's there?
Holly who?
Holly-days are here again!

Q: What do reindeer always say before telling you a joke?
A: This one will “sleigh” you!

Q: What do snowmen wear on their heads?
A: Ice caps!

Q: How does Rudolph know when Christmas is coming?
A: He looks at his calen-“deer”!

Q: How do you get into Donner's house?
A: You ring the “deer”-bell!

Q: How many reindeer does it take to change a light bulb?
A: Eight! One to screw in the light bulb and seven to hold Rudolph down!

PLEASE vote! Today's HOTD nominee is:
★ Hooves of Prayer 232394 ★

Merry CHRISTmas ✞

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

12/24/2012 05:03.07 AM Report This Comment
Please keep the Sandy Hook Elementary School community in Newtown, Connecticut in prayer. Also pray for the safety of all children, for evil does not respect boundaries.

Matthew 2:16-18
16 Then Herod, when he saw that he was deceived by the wise men, was exceedingly angry; and he sent forth and put to death all the male children who were in Bethlehem and in all its districts, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had determined from the wise men.
17 Then was fulfilled what was spoken by Jeremiah the prophet, saying:
18 "A voice was heard in Ramah,
Lamentation, weeping, and great mourning,
Rachel weeping for her children,
Refusing to be comforted,
Because they are no more."

Here is a Very Merry CHRISTmas vote from Cowboy & Trigger. Please visit Cowboy & Trigger at HC page #227894 and leave a daily vote during the month of December! Thanks for your support of Cowboy & Trigger's Jan HOTM campaign ♥

LITTLE COWBOY CLASS/ Word of the day: Drench - Term used to describe the condition an owner is in after he administers mineral oil to his horse.

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

Q: Who delivers the cat's Christmas presents ?
A: Santa Paws !
Q: Why does Santa's sled get such good mileage?
A: Because it has long-distance runners on each side.

If you haven't had time to check the Calendar of Agendas Page #232390, the HOTD runner for today is:
★ Icon 243650 ★
PLEASE vote HOTD :^)

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

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

12/16/2012 06:30.52 PM Report This Comment

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 for their January HOTM campaign.

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.

"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 :^)

♣ Little Cowboy & Trigger ♣
♥ Fancy & Frances ♥

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

12/01/2012 05:11.00 AM 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.

♥ Fancy & Frances ♥
♣ Little Cowboy & Trigger ♣

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

11/04/2012 02:46.36 PM Report This Comment
Hey Big Sis..
I just wanted you to know that I miss ya..and I'm always thinking of you.
Sending lots of love and tons of GIANT hugs..Your Little Brother..Zeus

Kim, Ellsworth, WI.

10/29/2012 07:05.36 PM Report This Comment
Q: What do you get when you cross Bambi with a ghost?
A: Bamboo!

Fancy has stomped your horseshoe Vote button this morning:^)
If you haven't had time to check the Calendar of Agendas Page #232390, the HOTD runner for today is:
★ Alliance 244159 ★

Hi! How was your weekend?
Looks like we are in a BEAUTIFUL week!!!
Are there any Halloween activities going in your area that welcome horses? I am not aware of any here, but I am sure there has to be some going on for the children and horses, at some of the local barns.

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

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

10/22/2012 04:02.02 AM Report This Comment
“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 ★

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's 2012 HC Members Veterans Day Trail Ride!.

10/21/2012 06:31.30 PM Report This Comment
Hey Big Sis..
Just running by to let you know that I'm always thinking about you..and I miss ya tons! I brought some apple muffins dive in! I hope all is well and it's not getting too cold for you. GIANT hugs and BIG Neighs..Your little brother..Zeus

Kim, Ellsworth, WI.

10/13/2012 03:54.18 PM Report This Comment
How is Cassie doing?
FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS: “God has two dwellings: one in heaven, and the other in a meek and thankful heart" (Izaak Walton)

Fancy leaves A stormy, cold, Autumn vote for you :^)
If you haven't had time to check the Calendar of Agendas Page #232390, the HOTD runner for today is:
★ Ella Bee 201547 ★

Friday my truck did not start. My neighbor drove Little Cowboy to school & I rode Fancy to after school pic up. I got there early so Fancy could settle in and see the activity there. Some teachers were a bit concerned! The school superintendent came to ask me what was going on. I told him & he was concerned. Fancy does not cotton to all strangers & he might have been one she had concern for. He patted the middle of her face while a school bus came by, she backed & pulled away. Now Fancy is not afraid of the bus, but he made her feel a bit unsafe. Other wise she was fine & dandy. After he left, we did some ground work to help clear her mind.
I noticed a window full of children with eyes wide! I heard screams of "A Horse!!!!" After school let out, one little girl came over to ask if this was the horse she saw at the fair 2 weeks ago. Some of the children came over to rub her & she stood nicely.
Finally Little Cowboy came running up. I told him not to run because I had to stop the other children from running up to her. He had to leave his trombone in his locker. I hung his 50 lb book bag on the saddle horn & he sat in my saddle while I walked them off school campus to find a quiet parking lot where I could get into my saddle. Little Cowboy slid back into his buddy seat & we were on our way. Fancy was walking fast! I thought her interest was getting back to Trigger. I asked Fancy to enter the 1st driveway at home, & she pulled away. I wanted to see what she had in mind. I thought she wanted to enter the 2nd driveway, so I let her go. To my surprise, she kept going to the end of the road & started into the woods. We could not go for a fun ride, I had to get that huge book bag off of her. Bless her heart.
We relieved Fancy of the extra weight, saddled Trigger & we did ride. I don't know what Fancy was looking for, she didn't want to be still. She wanted to keep moving. When I was ready to go in she was still in go mode. Maybe she was searching for the other horses that she has been riding with lately. But she won't find them around here.
Saturday, my brother & I traveled out to met some new horsey friends. It was late when I got home and I was extremely tired.

How has your weekend been?
Have a Blessed day ✞
♥ Fancy & Frances ♥
♣ Little Cowboy & Trigger ♣

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

10/07/2012 05:15.01 AM Report This Comment
Hi Big Sis..
I just wanted to run by and let you know I was thinking of you and miss you tons! I hope you are having some nice weather and enjoying some lazy days. It is chilly here..and I love sitting in the yard relaxing. I do miss our chats. Let me know if you want to come over..and I'll have Mom do some baking for us! Well, it's almost time for me to go out..and then off to bed..for some MORE sleep..hehe. Big Neighs and GIANT hugs..Luv, your little brother Zeus

Kim, Ellsworth, WI.

09/24/2012 07:47.23 PM Report This Comment
“Shiver me timbers, it's Talk Like a Pirate Day!"

VOTE HOTD! ★ Dusk 237168 ★

Ahoy me beauties, ya betcha Fancy's herd be celebratin this Talk Like A Pirate Day! Avast, eres yer vote! Come see me pirate pics or walk the plank matey! YO-HO-HO!!!

♥ Fancy & Frances ♥
♣ Little Cowboy & Trigger ♣

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

09/19/2012 06:03.29 AM Report This Comment
“Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating; there is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather.” (John Ruskin)

Howdy! Have a great day come rain or shine!
Fancy leaves a muddy vote for ya :)

PLEASE vote HOTD! ★ Belladonna 240015 ★

Rains pass through off and on with winds and the threat of storms. Do you ever feel a calm, peaceful feeling after the storm passes? That is how I feel when I see the bright skies, even though the ground is all soggy. All is well.

♥ Fancy & Frances ♥
♣ Little Cowboy & Trigger ♣

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

09/18/2012 12:59.51 PM Report This Comment
“God doesn't give you the people you want, he gives you the people you need, to help you, to hurt you, to leave you, to love you, and to make you into the person you were meant to be.” (unknown)

Fancy leaves this Sunday vote for you. Did you take a ride this autumn weekend?
PLEASE vote HOTD! ★ Sadie 240570 ★

Sunday's showers of rain are blessing our land. Saturday's warm sun and gentle breezes were spectacular as Fancy and I traveled with our horse club Saturday morning to the Cowboy capital of NC, Love Valley. Fancy showed what a beautiful girl she is by being well behaved. It was delightful to see a place where horses were number one! We saddled up and rode into town before 10am and the place looked like a ghost town. After 10am, the shops open up & town is exciting! Being in town actually felt like we were in a different time long ago! They tell me nightlife in town is just like being in the old days too, the saloons are full & wild. When all horses were saddled, we took a longgg trial ride under a beautiful sky as we appreciated the gentle NC breeze & adored rolling hills of the valley. I saw the cutest tiny yellow flowers that looked like members of the Sunflower family. It is amazing how each trip to different areas reveal similarities & differences. I believe the best way to see God's amazing creations are by horseback. There were horses of every color to see! We met a tall lanky TWH gelding that looked like Fancy, but they are not related. I also met a Gypsy man & his horse who were on their 4th week of camping there. After the trail ride, we enjoyed dinner at the lovely home of a family in our horse club. I plan to post pics of our trip during this week.
They get visitors from all over the world. Have you ever visited Love Valley, NC?

♥ Fancy & Frances ♥
♣ Little Cowboy & Trigger ♣

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

09/16/2012 05:26.42 PM Report This Comment
Hey Big Sis..
Every time I see our pic..I can see the family resemblance! How have you been? How's the weather? I had to tell you that i was thinking of you was so nice and cool, so I spent the day outside laying in the grass..chewing on some of it..enjoying the beautiful day! I miss you hanging out next to me and neighing about what's been going on! Then I moved and laid in the dirt, but was that a mistake..Sam started flinging dirt on me..I think she was trying to bury me..hehe. Luckily I am too big for that! I hope all is well and your enjoying some beautiful days! Don't worry about neighing back at me..I know your Mom is very busy! Sending you lots of love..BIG Neighs and GIANT hugs..Your little brother..Zeus

Kim, Ellsworth, WI.

09/13/2012 10:23.08 PM Report This Comment
“Hit the Trail!”

Fancy and Trigger are pawing your voter horseshow this morning. It is hard to fit two hooves on one vote button at the same time, but they seem to be working it out.
PLEASE vote HOTD! ★ Sunny 200644 ★

My brother said the man that gave Trigger to him said to use a snaffle bit. Tuesday I got Trigger out and worked with him a little to see how he responded to the snaffle bit. Little Cowboy wants to use a curb bit. I have noticed the curb bit is not working out between the two of them. I checked and Trigger will listen to either bit if you use it correctly. So I know it is a matter of getting my little one to listen and learn. I am hoping Little Cowboy will listen to me this time and learn to use the snaffle bit. Little Cowboy said he wants to work this out with Trigger so he will learn to use the snaffle. Then I groomed Trigger and let him graze in the back yard.
Next was Fancy's turn. She put her head onto the halter because she wanted OUT too. I have mailed our entry for the halter show at our local fair. We practiced for the halter classes. Fancy is also trying hard to learn to pivot on that right hind. Tuesday was the best yet. She almost turned completely around but she is slow to turn that right hind. Every now and then she will turn her body with out moving her right hind, then she ends up with her right leg twisted. I put her in the dirt to try it and she did a little better on turning that foot as she turns. So I am going to practice on the dirt until she understands that she can turn that foot as her body turns. I am not sure about this, I am learning too. Then Fancy enjoyed grass while I groomed her.

Are you enjoying these beautiful Autumn days with any horsey activities?
Enjoy a beautiful Autumn day :)
♥ Fancy & Frances ♥
♣ Little Cowboy & Trigger ♣

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

09/12/2012 06:59.07 AM Report This Comment
Hey Big Sis..
I sure have missed you SOOOO much! How have you been doing! I've been doing's been so hot here that I've been spending lots of time inside soaking up the a/c and making Mom wait on me while I watch reality TV..hehe. Just kidding..I hate reality TV..haha. I've still going to laser therapy and acupuncture..and I think it's helping me move around a bit easier..but I am still pretty wobbly. Mom says I have some good dance moves..The BIG Caboosie Wobble..hehe. How's your weather! I hope it's nice and cool for you. How about if I pack a bag and come on over. We're suppose to be getting storms and you know I would much rather be with you hanging out..eating lots of goodies..chewing the grass..hehe. I'll have Mom bake some fresh apple cakes..then I'll be right over..XO..BIG Neighs and lots of love..Your Little Brother, Zoosie

Kim, Ellsworth, WI.

09/06/2012 07:46.59 PM Report This Comment
"He who opens a school door, closes a prison." (Victor Hugo)

A Sunday night VOTE 4 YOU :~)
PLEASE vote HOTD! ★Jesse 228342★
You guys are doing a great job helping friends get the HOTD award♥ Thanks for taking your time to click those horseshoes♥

Message from our campaigning September HOTM, Mackenzie & Logan: Wrist is getting better! Some of the swelling has gone down but I am still in a lot of pain when voting. Please keep telling other hc members that I am so sorry if I don't vote for them! You guys have been such good help! Thank you! Love all of my hc friends!
A getting better Mackenzie and a hairy Logan:)

Little Cowboy and Trigger did have a wonderful day. After church Little Cowboy let Trigger graze in the back yard before a last ride of summer break from school. They walked a few blocks up and shared their last ride with little girls and boys up the street. I think there were about 15 children k to 5th grade in age. This was a great way to end their break! They were very happy. I see my Little Cowboy loves to share his horsey and see the children so happy. I am trying to teach him that when God blesses you, it is good to should share that blessing with others.

Please pray for Andrea's (with Sweet Pea #192859) grandpa, he has a health issue.

Rest well & be ready for an exciting week back to school!
♥Fancy & Frances♥
♣Little Cowboy & Trigger♣

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

08/26/2012 06:29.59 PM Report This Comment
Hey Big Sis...
I am sorry it took me sooo long to get over here..I'd say it's my age, but it's really Mom's fault..hehe. I have missed you so much! So how have you been? Are you staying cool and lounging in the grass? I hope you have been having lots of wonderful days and yummy treats! I haven't been doing too much..we haven't had too many cool and dry days, so I've been staying inside enjoying some bad TV..eating lots of treats, and loving' the a/c! I'm still going to laser therapy and acupuncture..and boy, do I love the acupuncture! Who would have thunk it! hehe. I think it's helping me some, so that's good. I've been getting lots of massages from Mom..Dr's order..hehe..I knew I liked my Doc! Somebody was setting off fireworks last night..again! Humph..I hate them! So I cuddled up with Mom..cause that always makes me feel better! Well, I guess I should go..How about if I come over tomorrow and we spend the day eating, relaxing, and catching up? Have a great night! GIANT hugs and BIG Neighs..Luv your little brother, Zeus

Kim, Ellsworth, WI.

08/26/2012 06:01.59 PM Report This Comment
"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

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

08/22/2012 08:12.30 PM Report This Comment
How are you doing? Wow, it's been a long, long time since I blogged properly on here! This has been the craziest summer ever. I'm always busy and somewhat insane but I think I've taken both to a new level because I've been insanely busy. :)

Without boring you with too many details I'll just say that I've had to take several road trips for work and the past 3 weeks I've been literally working day and night to meet a deadline. But, it's good to keep busy, right? I just miss my nighttime blogging.

Thank you so much for stopping by. Both Prince and Eddie won hotd recently(ish). I was gone when Prince won and in between trips when Eddie won. But it sure was nice to read all the congrats and to see them in the spotlight again.

Pippin is doing is great as are the big boys. I see them once a week to drive and I really like driving a lot. I still wish I could ride but I'm happy that not only do I get to spend time with horses but I get to drive them.

I take Pippin out as much as I can. Not every day like we're used to because I'm so busy but at least several times a week, even if it's just a walk.

Just the other evening I took him out for a cart ride with Melian. He hadn't been out for about a week and was feeling the need to stretch his little legs.

We were going at a nice trot for a mile or so. Once he warmed up properly he wanted to go faster so I set him at a fast canter. That got Melian interested in a race. They love racing each other!

So, she started teasing him by zigzagging back and forth under his nose and he chased her trying to nip at her bony butt.

Suddenly she did a rollback and accidentally rolled back onto her butt. She was SO mad. I think she felt embarrassed and she let out a huge growl. It was plain that she blamed Pippin and she let him know.

That got him going and he took off at an earth shattering gallop. It was the fastest I have ever seen him pull a cart. It felt like it was going to explode into a million tiny parts. Wow, that was fun! He ran like that for over a mile. What a rush!

That had me smiling and he got a nice bounce to his step. I'm sure you agree that there's nothing like a good ride or drive to bring things back into perspective.

Thanks for sticking by me even though I've not been around. I'm getting caught up on my blogs today (I hope) but I'm not sure how often I can blog. Still lots of work to do.

Here's a vote for you and I hope you're having a nice horsey weekend.

PS Thanks so much for voting for Pippin the Amazing Grazers contest. He won first place in the VHS!

PPS I thought that this was cute enough to mention. The other night we were watching Olympic showjumping and Melian saw the horses on the screen. She loves running with the horses and she growled and tried to catch one as he went over the jump. :)

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

08/19/2012 06:26.14 PM Report This Comment
"Over, under, or through.
-Three-day eventing exhortation on how to get to the other side of a cross-country obstacle" (unknown)

PLEASE vote today for HOTD ♥Ginger 233989♥

Has any one tried the new Bucking Balls that have recently been added to the HorseChannel awards catalog? Fancy and Trigger are enjoying their new bucking balls from HorseChannel! This one is a really great prize. They love it!

Please keep Laura and Tex, Profile #209066, in prayer for speedy and successful healing of her broken leg ♥


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

08/16/2012 06:48.15 PM Report This Comment
"The wagon rests in winter, the sleigh in summer, the horse never." (Yiddish Proverb)

PLEASE vote today for HOTD ♥Windy 240033♥

Does any one have any pictures of how the Flag holders are attached to the saddle stirrups? It has been about 20 years since I attached it and I am not sure that I got it correct. If you have a pic load it in your photos at the bottom of your page and let me know and I will stop by to see it.

Please keep Laura and Tex, Profile #209066, in prayer for speedy and successful healing of her broken leg ♥


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

08/15/2012 01:00.01 PM Report This Comment
HI, left a vote. Went out and saw Logan today. Put him in the cross ties, groomed and tacked him up, and fly spray. Went to pick up my lead, he pulled back, no rear this time, I said "Easy Logan", he looked at me, and relaxed. Went down to the arena, put his bridle on, rode around the arena for a bit. Mike, Sue, and Tammy rode over, and we all went for a ride. Logan is great on the road with traffic, when Mike's horse Max started to spook at stuff, Logan didn't care. Had a really nice ride. Came back to the arena put the halter back on, walked him around the arena, then tied him. I stood next to him for a couple of minutes just talking to him and petting him. I then walked away, probably 20 feet, stood at one of the gates and watched my friends ride off, and kept watching Logan as well. He stood perfectly! So I went over to him, told him "Good boy Logan!" and took him back up to the cross ties, took the tack off and groomed him, he stood good there too! May not got out for a couple of days now, as it is suppose to be in the 100's here the rest of the week. That is just too hot for me!

Come visit me, Zip N Fire, Amber & Toby.

08/14/2012 03:09.43 PM Report This Comment
“The day only gets better.” (anonymous)

PLEASE vote today for HOTD ♥India & Ginger's advice page 238775♥

Please keep Laura and Tex, Profile #209066, in prayer for speedy and successful healing of her broken leg ♥

Thanks for the congrats to Little Cowboy and Trigger. He is still on his little cloud with a very big smile :)

I rode Fancy out late Sunday evening. She was extremely hyper but she did everything that I asked her. She even did leg yields down the street for a long stretch. It is usually hard to get her to concentrate and do them long. I was very impressed at her doing a leg yield for about a whole block and she even did them fast at one point. I have seen this done on tv, but I never did them fast before! It was very exciting!!!! I did not ask her to do them fast, she did it all on her own. It was Fun!!!
Sunday was the first time I ever took Fancy away from Trigger and he did not scream for her. I think he was still tired from Saturday. Funny thing is, after the show, he comes to Little Cowboy better. We usually have to trick him by catching Fancy first or with food.


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

08/13/2012 07:13.24 PM Report This Comment
"A Friend is Able to See You as the Wonderful Person God Created You to Be. Powerful Words from a Great Man-MLK, Jr. In the End, we will not remember the Words of our Enemies, but the Silence of our FRIENDS. Hope Sees the Invisible, Feels the Intangible, and Achieves the Impossible. Its Your Choice, but Try Making your Day a Great One!" (unknown)

PLEASE vote today for HOTD ♥Holly 16540♥

Hope your weekend has been enjoyable:)
Show update: Thursday Cowboy practiced for some events & carrying the flag on Trigger. Friday Fancy & Trigger visited the farrier. We cleaned tack & loaded the trailer Friday evening.
Now for the excitement! Saturday morning, I gave Trigger a bath. I can not clean him up the day before because he will roll extra hard to collect much dirt as he can. I got as much water off him as I could & loaded him in the trailer before he could get dirty. I was standing at the small door latching his halter, something poked out by my feet, I saw a fluffy red-ringed raccoon looking tail swish by my feet & disappear under the trailer. It was a FOX! I fastened the halter & went into the house. The fox stayed under the trailer. My BB gun is very weak. You can see the BB's fall to the ground when you shot it. We wanted the fox to leave, so we got the BB gun after it & it did not move. Several minutes later we saw it go under the drain pipe at the end of our driveway. I was a bit shaky after I realized I had been that close to the fox.
We left a bit later than expected. Fancy stood at the gate, looked square at my face & nickered. I felt like dirt to leave her. As we left she ran back & forth & whinnied loudly. I promised I would make it up to her.

We arrived in time for Cowboy & Trigger to warm up 30 minutes before the show. There were sheep & bulls around the arena this time. Last time there were only bulls. Trigger was not bothered by the bulls, but he did not cotton to the sheep. Cowboy & one of the adult men rode their horses up to the sheep & petted them through the fence. Cowboy dismounted & walked Trigger up to them first, then he rode him up to the sheep. Very smart Cowboy. After that Trigger was ok with the sheep.
Cowboy was galloping with a teen girl he met & he yelled whoa to Trigger & her horse stopped They both got a kick out of that.

Friday we picked up a rain poncho for the just in case. It came in handy as several rain showers passed through during the show.
Cowboy & Trigger won 1st place in Western Walk & Jog 12 & under, 2nd place in Youth Western Go As You Please 12 & under, 1st place in Youth Western Pleasure 12 & under, & 1st place in Youth Catalog Race 12 & under. They also entered the flag race, but his flag fell out of the sand at the very end.
At the end of the show Cowboy took his helmet off and put it on Trigger. I don't know if he thought Trigger needed it or what he was thinking. LOL.


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

08/12/2012 07:02.40 PM Report This Comment
HI, left a vote. I got up early this morning and went out to see Logan. He stood great in the cross ties. Got him down to the arena, tied him, started to walk away, yep, he started to pull back. He tried to break that rope but couldn't. Nothing spooked him. I think he has settled in, and doesn't want to be away from his buddies and his turnout. Stinker. I got on and rode, he was great. Tied him after I was done, yep, pulled back again. I let him stand there for nearly 2 hours today. He pulled back, reared up, bucked, kicked, pawed, and paced. He was wet from ear to tail! He was really mad. After he finally stood there calmly for 5 minutes, I went over and got him. He stood in the cross ties perfectly while I took the tack off. I posted some pics of him tied, and then in the cross ties afterwards. I was going to take him on a ride tomorrow with my cowgirls, but I am afraid he will pull back while tied to the trailer. So we will be doing lots of standing lessons until he figures this out. Maybe he is testing me too on some level with this.

Come visit me, Zip N Fire, Amber & Toby.

08/11/2012 02:14.42 PM Report This Comment
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