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Quarter Horse from Ocala, FL

Magic

About Me

Active within 151 Days

I am from Ocala, FL and I've been a Club Horse member for 2 years, 11 months and 6 days

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Age: 18 years old

Gender: Gelding

Breed: Quarter Horse

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My Horse's Achievements: Magic has survived despite his impairment and has been able to help people and children with disabilities. He has made everyone at SMART VERY proud.

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My Horse's Favorite Things To Do: He loves to do lessons as a therapy horse.

Pet Peeves: He doesn't like when people come out right and touch him. He prefers to come to you. Believe me...he'll tell you when he wants to be pet :)

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I'd like to say that although Magic is not my horse I love him as if he was mine. He truly belongs to the Sarasota Manatee Association for Riding Therapy (SMART). I'm a volunteer there and he is the most amazing horse I have ever met (sorry Ringling <3 u 2) Please PLEASE PLEASE!!!!! Visit the SMART website at http://smartrid- ers.org and check him and the other horses out!.

My Horse Stats

I've had 784 friends visit me.

I'm the 33,496th member on HorseChannel.com.

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

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Hi Magic
Hi Magic left you a vote!!

Come visit me, Oiran, Starfire, Storm, IBN RUFTE AHR & WindRunner.

04/30/2012 02:28.34 PM Report This Comment
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Wow
Never met a horse with no eyes before. Poor guy, but going strong it seems. :)

Come visit me, B.R. Zephyr's China & Tangerine Man.

05/26/2011 07:02.31 AM Report This Comment
Magical...
Magic functions using all verbal commands. He responds IMMEDIATELY to any command you give. He absolutely loves to learn and ride. The kids love riding him and it helps them with speech. He does amazing!

Come visit me, Ringling & Magic.

05/22/2011 08:07.43 AM Report This Comment
what a beautiful horse !!! leaving a vote!

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

05/21/2011 05:43.53 PM Report This Comment
Aww!! How does he function with no eyes??
Newsletter For: May 20, 2011
• HOTD CANIDATE TODAY •
Rowyn (#204164)
*Let Me know if you are Running for HOTD*

• HOTD WINNER TODAY •
Blazze (#207401)
*Congrads & enjoys the spotlight*

• HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO •
None Noted
*Please Let Me Know When Your Horse(s) Birthday Is*

• HC PRAYERS LIST •
Shorty (#199226) (Update: Owner got out of hospital, has stomach disease known as Colitis)
*Keep these horses/HC members in your thoughts*

• VHS CANIDATES •
Mahogany Mac (Funny Face)
Quincy (Glamour Shots)
Golden Sprocket (Glamour Shots)
My Smokes Poka San (Amazing Grazers)
Brisco (Funny Face)
Lilly (Show Scenes)
Maple Corner Passion (Funny Face)
Chloe (Funny Face)
Bailey (Funny Face)
Chloe & Dixie (Best Friends)
Crimson Chex (Best friends)
*Please Let Me Know If Your Horse Is Running*

• JUNE HOTM CANIDATES •
Shesa Derby Blueeyes (#154901)
Payday Parlay (#180956)
Triger (#194922)
My Smokes Poka San (#207383)
*Let me know if you are running for HOTM & What Month*

• UPDATE FROM ME •
Well my day was OK today!! I found out that the EHV-1 has made it to Saskatchewan now and i will not be attending a horse show on May 28 & 29, let alone Mac will not be able to the stable for health reasons (so it does not make it to the stable)!! But my day got better because a note cam home saying that on Monday no school because holiday, we have school Tuesday but no school Wednesday or Thursday because teachers went on strike again!! Well wish it was Friday too but i guess this is pretty good to!! How has your day been??
Lara/Mac

Come visit me, • Mahogany Mac •.

05/20/2011 05:32.23 PM Report This Comment
sorry about your horse!that is so sad!but i bet he is under very good care!take good care of him for all of us on hc,and dont forget im leaving a vote!hope we can be great friends!
Rowyn,Seal and Morgan

Come visit me, Rowyn.

05/20/2011 05:21.18 PM Report This Comment
Just to clarify...
Many have been asking whether Magic is blind. He is he suffered from uveitis and had both eyeballs removed when he was six.

Come visit me, Ringling & Magic.

05/20/2011 05:06.36 PM Report This Comment
hi wow he's a beauty thats amazing that he's blind/half blind? and a therapy horse heres a vote from Sizzler

Come visit me, Sizzler - if only voting once please vote Sprock, Golden Sprocket & Fawn - Please vote Sprock if giving just one vote.

05/20/2011 04:13.56 PM Report This Comment
Hi
Welcome! Thats a great story he has! left you a vote

Come visit me, In loving memory of Jumpin' Jack Flash, Zeus, Just Say Noah, Bisou de'Amour & Bailiwick's Hott Java.

05/20/2011 11:41.35 AM Report This Comment
HI!
Hi and Welcome to HC,
I love your little boy! He seems like an angel! His coat is just spottless.

Left you a vote

Please vote for Stormy we have 26 hr. to get 14 more votes please vote and help spread the word**
Thanks, ~madi and stormy~

Come visit me, *SAVE HORSES FROM SLAUGHTER & STORMYplease help us reach our goal700 votes.

05/19/2011 09:09.58 PM Report This Comment
Welcome to HC.. stop by and check out Cookies pictures, she'll be happy to share votes. : )

Come visit me, Aces Oreo Cookie & Golden Metal.

05/19/2011 07:43.40 PM Report This Comment
Sorry, but is Magis missing an eye or squinting??
Welcome to Horse Channel and if you have any questions let me know!! Oh, HOTD stands for “Horse of the Day” and you win in by getting the most votes the previous day (no certain amount) & HOTM stands for “Horse of the Month” and you get it by having the most vote the previous month!! Your horse is just stunning!! Sorry if you already know this about HOTM & HOTD!! Oh and also VHS stands for “Virtual Horse Show” and go to the top of the page and click on it to enter and you want to get the most votes for your picture!! Good Luck!! Well hope you enjoy HC like The Boys and I do!! Also Please check out the COA page, it has horses birthday’s who is running for HOTM/HOTD. It tells you what is going on HC!! Well hope you are well!!

Lara & the Boys (Mac & Teddy)

Come visit me, • Mahogany Mac •.

05/19/2011 05:28.18 PM Report This Comment
Magic in the News!!!
This is a copy of the article the AQHA did about Magic!

The Power of Magic
The story of a very special horse helping some very special children.



At first, “Magic” sounded perfect. The bay American Quarter Horse gelding had it all; he had jumped, been a pony horse at a polo barn, showed dressage, been trail-ridden and had his breed’s classic kind temperament.
His owner, Jody Lynn McBrien, described him to Gail Clifton of the Sarasota-Manatee Association for Riding Therapy (SMART) in Bradenton, Florida, hoping to donate him to the therapeutic riding program.

“And then Jody said, ‘Well, I need to tell you the rest of the story,’ Gail recalls with a smile. “‘He’s blind…. He has no eyeballs.’”

Magic had suffered from chronic uveitis since the age of 3, when Jody bought him. Around age 5, he lost the sight in one of his eyes, and a year later he went completely blind. Jody continued to ride and show him; she had his eyes removed because they were painful.

Gail had immediate reservations, but after riding Magic for herself, SMART took Magic and introduced him to the parents and children. “He was extraordinary,” Gail says. “All the kids love him.”

“Kids with autism don’t usually make eye contact. They’ll look everywhere else but in your eyes. And here they can look at Magic and he doesn’t look back. Those kids are always exploring his eye sockets and getting up to his face and smelling him, which they won’t do with the other horses.”

The American Quarter Horse Foundation, through its Equine Research grant program, partnered with the University of Florida on a study researching horses like Magic with eye infections causing blindness. The study showed some drug combinations have the potential to minimize the time, stress and fatigue associated with topical treatment regimens for certain eye infections thus making the horse owner or veterinarian’s job easier and thus more successful.

We invite you to learn more about the equine research projects of the American Quarter Horse Foundation and how together we become a formidable team that enhances the health and future of America’s Horse.
With the help of loving AQHA Members like you, we are improving the lives of American Quarter Horses and the people who love them all over the world.

Come visit me, Ringling & Magic.

05/19/2011 04:07.05 PM Report This Comment

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