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 from Larkin Valley, CA

Golden Sprocket

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I am from Larkin Valley, CA and I've been a Club Horse member for 3 years, 5 months and 27 days

Nicknames: Mostly Sprocket thats what he's called around the barn, but his nick names are Sprocky, Sprock, Golden Boy, bad apple, rat, s**t head (only in a very loving manner) hot shot, buddy boy, fat head and probably others i can't remember right now.

Age: 11 years old

Gender: Gelding

Breed:

Height: 14.3hh

Color: Buckskin (not dun next person to call him a dun is a dead man/woman) with a star, 3 white pasterns and a partial coronet.

Type of Riding: At the moment i am doing primarily dressage but before that we were jumping and i hope to start cross country this summer, we also enjoy just trail riding and hopping on bareback but for me it is important that no matter what we do we are both enjoying it. I will not tolerate people treating there horses like objects if Sprocky has a bad day I'll just do liberty or chill in the pasture.

My Horse's Achievements: He's a first premium sport pony, he no longer spins and bolts he doesn't want to do something we have shown some quite successfully if i do say so my self.

My Horse's Favorite Treat: Apples, senior feed even though he isn't aloud to have cause its not for him and makes him fat, all in one and wet cob.

My Horse's Favorite Things To Do: He loves to jump, he loves to play games, he loves living in the pasture, he
loves it when i just sit with him and chill out, he loves causing havoc, using his brain to create chaos, getting his muzzle tickled having his tail, forehead, chest, and withers scratched and running free around the ranch.

Pet Peeves: recently when i've been riding him he's being caring his neck strait up in the air hollowing his back we've been working on that though, he is probably the naughtiest pony in all of the Santa Cruz Watsonville area and i am not exaggerating he has over 25 different ways to get out of work and that's just under saddle. he also has an annoying habit of sometimes pushing into you when gets fed up

My Horse's motto: If you speak to God it's called praying if God Speaks to you you're crazy.

In riding a horse we borrow freedom.

There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a person.

Riding: The art of keeping a horse between you and the ground.

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(First i must clear one thing up yes there is already an account for Sprocket on here but no it is not mine, a year or so ago my friend created an account for her horse but forgot the password she asked if she could post Sprocky as her horse and i said yes since i had never been on horse channel before and she seemed truly addicted however as is her nature she soon forgot about the hole thing. I then happened to stumble upon the website while sitting sick in bed and recalled her telling me about it and you can probably guess the rest)

SPROCKY IS 1/2 WELSH PONY, 3/8 ARABIAN AND 1/8 NATIONAL SHOW HORSE.

How i met Sprocket started with A crazy yet beautiful mare named Desirae (unfortunately she recently passed away) she was one of 2 of my mothers horses. Any way my mother got this wacky idea to breed her (i don't no what she was thinking though if i do say so the results were pretty great) we found a suitable stallion a 12 hand pony named Rocko's Gold and out came Sprocket one half Cherub one half demon. My mother trained him with a little help from me until he was five, i gave more help once i got older. Meanwhile i leased various horses, i understand now that i was not given a horse until 14th B-day so that i would appreciate it more once i got my horse. Anyway on my 14th b-day the training and ownership of Sprocket was switched into my hands and of course i get a lot of help from my trainer. I have had Sprocket for 2 years now and those have been the happiest years of my life i could not imagine my life without that wonderful loving s**t head pony to keep it interesting.

oh ya and about the baby pics hehe he was a bit of an ungainly little fellow
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so it would seem that you, as your friend did, soon lost interest in HC and have gone away. :/

Come visit me, Sing & Cross Creek Horses.

09/30/2012 02:40.19 PM Report This Comment
i got a morning ride in today on smooch. rode in the outside arena and he was very obedient, with no spooking. picked up some feed. came inside for lunch and then back out to the barn to unload the feed and mow the pasture. rain may be headed this way. :)

Come visit me, Sing & Cross Creek Horses.

08/18/2012 11:50.10 AM 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♥

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

04/21/2012 05:56.15 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)


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 & Fancy's 2012 HC Members Veterans Day Trail Ride!.

04/06/2012 02:34.18 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 & Fancy's 2012 HC Members Veterans Day Trail Ride!.

04/02/2012 03:17.09 AM Report This Comment
hi sprock!

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02/26/2012 07:36.05 AM Report This Comment
FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS, Celebrate Black History Month:
“Do not call for black power or green power. Call for brain power.” (Barbara Jordan)

We did visit Trigg after school today. He didn't even attempt to run and I got the old too tight halter off of him. We replaced it with an old blue halter I had in our outbuilding. It looks more comfy than the old tight halter he had on.
His brand new halter is blue and he will use it after we get him a good nice bath. I hope it fits. His head is kind of big. LOL. It looks like it might fit. We will see.

My evening was spent with my dirty Fancy. Even dirty she is still my queen of hearts :) Fancy & I took a short walk around the neighborhood today.


Happy Friday, Happy Friday!!! Voted :~)

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

02/17/2012 05:49.53 PM Report This Comment
MaRrY cHiSmAs SpRoCkEt AnD fRiEnDs!!!!!!!

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

12/21/2011 08:57.33 AM Report This Comment
im still here!!
12/09/2011 12:19.15 PM Report This Comment
FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS, Take Nothing For Granted:
“Nothing purchased can come close to the renewed sense of gratitude for having family and friends.” (C. Milley)

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

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

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

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

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

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

11/07/2011 07:24.24 AM Report This Comment
Voted ;~)
Congrats NOVEMBER HOTM ANGEL Hi Tech Image!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS, Take Nothing For Granted!:
“Meaning of Thanksgiving as established in 1782........Do hereby recommend to the inhabitants of these States in general, to observe, and request the several States to interpose their authority in appointing and commanding the observation of THURSDAY the twenty-eight day of November next, as a day of solemn THANKSGIVING to GOD for all his mercies: and they do further recommend to all ranks, to testify to their gratitude to GOD for his goodness, by a cheerful obedience of his laws, and by promoting, each in his station, and by his influence, the practice of true and undefiled religion, which is the great foundation of public prosperity and national happiness.” (Cowboys for Christ Newsletter)

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

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

11/01/2011 09:10.10 AM Report This Comment
FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS, Dedicated to HIGH TECH IMAGE:
“love leaves a memory no one can steal.” (unknown)
Vote H.T. #40041 November HOTM.

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

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

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

10/24/2011 05:39.41 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!

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

10/22/2011 04:14.26 PM Report This Comment
FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS, BORN TO SPOOK!:
Q: When is it bad luck to meet a black cat?
A: When you're a mouse.

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

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

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

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

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

10/13/2011 07:16.14 AM Report This Comment
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Vote for dawn (210912) for Horse Of The Day! Also Butter Milk 128168) for Horse Of The Month November!!

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

10/11/2011 04:06.20 PM Report This Comment
voted

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10/08/2011 08:27.34 AM Report This Comment
Hi
Pretty horse! Left a vote!!!

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10/07/2011 06:00.51 PM Report This Comment
Sprocket's real pretty...even if he is a "mutt"! I love the picture of him sticking his tongue out...too cute. I left a vote for your playful-looking boy.

Come visit me, ~Luna~.

10/03/2011 06:45.39 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 ♥

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

10/03/2011 04:58.33 AM Report This Comment
Voted

Come visit me, Beauty -not on much.

09/30/2011 08:11.17 AM Report This Comment
FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS:
“For man, autumn is a time of harvest, of gathering together. For nature, it is a time of sowing, of scattering abroad.” (Edwin Way Teale)

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

Fancy is leaving a vote for you this Friday morning.

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

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

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

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

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

09/30/2011 06:19.44 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.

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

09/29/2011 06:52.54 AM Report This Comment
FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS:
“Since there is nothing so well worth having as friends, never lose a chance to make them.” (unknown)

WE DO NOT HAVE THE ANSWERS, BUT WE HAVE LOST A DEAR FRIEND. JOANNA WICKE, PIXIE DUST'S AND BRISCO'S OWNER IS NOW IN HEAVEN. I MET JOANNA ON HORSECHANNEL 2 YEARS AGO AND SHE WAS ONE OF MY FACEBOOK FRIENDS. SHE WAS A FANTASTIC FRIEND AND I CANNOT BELIEVE SHE IS NOT HERE NOW.

“The leaves fall, the wind blows, and the farm country slowly changes from the summer cottons into it's winter wools.” (unknown)

VOTED ♡

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09/28/2011 06:11.16 AM Report This Comment
hey! it's spirit week at school! homecoming game is friday and homecoming dance is on saturday! so it's gonna be a crazy and fun week! can't wait! today's pajama day :) voted!

Come visit me, Ziggy - *a few new photos!* & My Smokes Poka San.

09/26/2011 08:21.41 AM Report This Comment
FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS:
“A rainy day is the perfect time for a walk in the woods.” (Rachel Carson)

Have a 'Rearing Good Rainy Day Vote'. I haven't seen this much rain in months! I hope we don't float away.
I don't know what is going to come of this wet weekend for us. Hope you get to enjoy your weekend!

This morning Fancy done the funniest thing. I put on my big yellow rain coat and grabbed the halter to put Fancy in her stall before the heavy rains set in. She was at the gate as usual, I went in the corral and walked to her with the halter, Fancy turned and walked away. I thought, 'hmmm, what is her problem.' I went to make sure her stall was clean for her. While I was in the stall Fancy came in and sniffed me. Then she stopped walking away from me. I realized, she was aware of the yellow rain coat! LOL.

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

09/23/2011 03:34.47 PM Report This Comment
FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS:
“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf's a flower.” (Albert Camus)

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

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

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

09/22/2011 04:20.46 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.

Come visit me, ACES WILD~Thanks HC for our HOTD!! & SUSIE AND FRIENDS.

09/14/2011 12:04.53 PM Report This Comment
FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS:
“A horse is an angel without wings.” (unknown)

Fancy & King has left a Sunday vote for you!

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

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

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

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

09/11/2011 11:57.34 AM Report This Comment
voted! :)

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09/08/2011 12:22.15 PM Report This Comment
How are you doing? I'm so sorry that I haven't been on HC much the past month. I had just got caught up with my blogs after my biking accident when guess what! I did it again. Only this time it was from Prince.

I went all out this time. On Thursday the 11th of August, I was riding Prince and telling my friend who was riding Eddie that Prince just didn't feel right that evening. He was acting up and I thought I could perhaps slowly work out his kinks.

We went over a couple of jumps and suddenly upon landing the jump his head went down, his hind end went up and he had a major bucking fit. I wasn't prepared and went flying off. (Draught horses may be big but they're no less agile and athletic!) I remember falling but I don't remember landing. The next thing I remember is being surrounded by paramedics and being rushed by ambulance to the ER.

In fact I hear now that the entire Fire department, both ambulances, tons of private cars, and the sheriff were all there. Excitement in a small town?

Anyway, they asked me some really difficult questions. Like what's your name? Your DOB? Any allergies? Not easy questions in the best of circumstances but I did my best. I guess I was knocked out for about 10 minutes till anyone could get any response and then I drifted in and out for a long time afterwards. And vomiting for a couple of days.

It was a horrible experience and even now I still can't think quite straight but it's getting better. The doctor doesn't want me riding for at least a month or two. I guess another blow to my head really could be my last. I've been driving Pippin and I've driven Prince once. I'll drive him again tomorrow.

Pippin is doing great. This time last year he started swelling all over. I sure hope that it doesn't happen again. So far so good.

Here's a vote for you and it's great to be finally catching up on HC. With my 3 profiles I have a combined 8 pages to catch up on!

P.S. Acorn, a baby squirrel we rescued last year just had her 1st anniversary. She would love a visit if you feel so inclined. Her page is 188686 on the SAC.

Come visit me, Prince, Pippin (Remembering Melian) & Eddie.

09/08/2011 01:11.18 AM Report This Comment
FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS:
"A friend is one who walks in when others walk out" (Walter Winchell)

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

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


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

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

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

09/06/2011 08:29.21 AM Report This Comment
FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS, Have A Safe & Happy Labor Day Weekend:

“Without labor nothing prospers” (Sophocles)

voted:)

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09/04/2011 05:55.04 PM Report This Comment
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vote for Persistence for horse of the day!!! Any day would be ok!!!!!

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

09/04/2011 06:03.28 AM Report This Comment
FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS, Back To School:
“Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.” (John Dewey)

CONGRATS CROSS CREEK HORSES ON YOUR HOTM WIN!!!

Fancy is leaving a Thursday vote and wishes of a beautiful day for you.

VOTE OCTOBER HOTM:
HOLLYWOOD #157076

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

09/01/2011 08:15.46 AM Report This Comment
Voted.
Best wishes to our September HOTM runners! Have a blessed evening and a peaceful nights rest.

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

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

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

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

08/31/2011 05:58.06 PM Report This Comment
FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS:
“If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.” (Attributed to both Andy McIntyre and Derek Bok)

Voted!
Have a great day :~)

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

08/30/2011 09:18.42 AM Report This Comment
FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS:
“GRAMMAR HAS GOTS TO BE ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANTEST THINGS EVER? (unknown)

Fancy is dropping this Monday vote for you ♡

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

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

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

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

08/29/2011 06:26.22 AM Report This Comment
FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS:
“Faith is the ability to not panic.” (unknown)

Fancy is leaving a Sunday vote.
The weather report says Irene is not strong as they predicted. I pray every one is safe after her passing.

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

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

08/28/2011 04:30.54 AM Report This Comment
heyy! sorry i haven't been on in like forever! i've been super busy with cheer camp in williamsburg and school starting but hopefully i will be on more now! leaving a vote and hope all is well! hey i love the new pic!!

Come visit me, Ziggy - *a few new photos!* & My Smokes Poka San.

08/25/2011 05:30.43 PM Report This Comment
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