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Mustang from Yamhill, OR


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Active within 28 Days

I am from Yamhill, OR and I've been a Club Horse member for 4 years, 4 months and 28 days

Nicknames: Gizzy Girl, Gizimo, Giz, Punky, Gizzy Moto, Goofy Gizmo

Age: 8 years old

Gender: Mare

Breed: Mustang

Height: Haven't actually measured her, but would guess about 15, 15.1 hh

Color: She's a solid liver chestnut with dapples During the summer.

Type of Riding: Bareback, Western, trail, and have ridden in the English saddle.

My Horse's Achievements: I have her complete trust, which is amazing, she bathes, lifts her feet, has been shod, she now officially trailers, leads, is trail broke, and is an amazing learning experience that will benefit me greatly in future horses I work with. We also, have learned to rear on command. She's done it on her own for a while, so I just started asking for it, and she gave it to me!

My Horse's Favorite Treat: She likes peppermint treats. I have discovered her love of pears, and she will eat an apple now if it is cut up!! Mostly just being loved on by ME!

My Horse's Favorite Things To Do: She likes to eat. When I was gentling her, she discovered how delicious grain is. And she loves being loved on! When we go for a ride, she likes for me to let her go so she can stretch her legs on a good run. She enjoys trail riding, as she likes to explore cause in the wild they went anywhere and everywhere they wanted.

Pet Peeves: She doesn't really like dogs, but you wouldn't know it when you're in with her, or have her on a halter. Unless they're strange dogs. A neighbor has dogs that come running out at you, (Not viciously) and she's not sure if she should eat them:)

My Horse's motto: Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.

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How We Met

I have been wanting to adopt a mustang from the BLM since as long as i can remember. When i started learning about senior projects, and the requirements and different things you can do, I decided to adopt, gentle, and train a genuine wild mustang. My uncle, mom, and myself went down to Burns, Oregon on June 24, 2011 to pick a horse out. There was a four day thing, where you can pick a horse out, and they haul it for free within a four hundred mile radius. She arrived on July first, and was calm as could be, which is wierd, seeing as she was wild. It's been so exciting, and an amazing adventure!! I always wanted that bond that can't be broken between a wild animal and the first person to gain it's trust, and now I do. It's truly amazing. She's opened my eyes to what the bond between man and beast can really become.

The Horse

Where in this wide world can man find nobility without pride,
Friendship without envy,
Or beauty without vanity?
Here, where grace is served with muscle
And strength by gentleness confined
He serves without servility; he has fought without enmity.
There is nothing so powerful, nothing less violent.
There is nothing so quick, nothing more patient.

~Ronald Duncan, "The Horse," 1954

My Horse Stats

I've had 6378 friends visit me.

I'm the 34,193rd member on

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

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Happy Veterans Day! Love and a vote.

Come visit me, SADIE *Thank you for Nov. 25th HOTD!!*.

11/11/2015 05:51.54 PM Report This Comment
The Weekend Is Here***
Hey! Leaving you a tap on your horseshoe. It's rainy this morning, radar says we have more coming. Hope you all had a great week!

I've never done a show with Darby, but maybe one day I will. The closest thing I have done, was this thing our neighbor set up for me and my sister. I had only owned Darby a few months, but he was doing good. She printed sheets of what we would do. She set poles on the ground, cones and letters set against the fence. It was our own little show. So, we had a choice, ride english or western. I chose english, since that's Darby's favorite. Brooke chose western. It was a really fun thing. She judged our positioning and everything. Darby did great, so did Copper. We also played these fun games. We each were given a dollar bill, we were to tuck it between our leg and the saddle. The one who could keep it in place while riding through the horses gaits, won and kept the money. I lost... yes I lost, Brooke won. The other thing we did was, riding side by side. We each held the end of a rope and we had to ride and hold it at the same time. But our teacher said that there should be no slack in the rope between us, and it shouldn't be too tight. So, that was fun. Copper hates being close to Darby, though. So it was a good for him. It;s so funny, because we still practice riding aside each other. And so many times Copper's ears flatten and he attempts to bite Darby. But we're working on it!
Thank you!!! Have a blessed day!!! Love To All My Friends!

Come visit me, Darby *Please vote me December HOTM*.

11/07/2015 04:44.13 AM Report This Comment
Love and a vote.

Come visit me, SADIE *Thank you for Nov. 25th HOTD!!*.

11/05/2015 06:17.42 PM Report This Comment
Happy Thursday!!!
Leaving an early morning vote, the sun ain't even out yet. The farrier did come yesterday, the horses hooves are all clipped and trimmed. Groomed Darbs yesterday, plan to do the same today.

Well, me and my sister were talking one day about riding. We were about to go and saddle up. She gave me the idea of trying to gallop the horses, or just get them going faster. I thought it was awesome, so we did it. I had never went above a fast lope on Darbs, so it was different. But i had galloped Dolly, which was a total blast. We didn't have the best of straight a ways, but it worked. Of course, Brooke urged me to go first. We had a straight dirt path that led to the back of the property. I gripped my reins and clicked and tapped my heels. He felt like a bullet as we rode down the path. But Brooke said it was only a really really fast lope. Of course, you feel like your going faster that you really are. Its like dirt bikes, when you jump and it feels like a couple feet high, turns out its a couple of inches high. Darby liked it, though. But when we tried to go back in the arena, he acted frisky and wanted to do it again. Copper did it too, but it was a fast lope too. It's hard to get them to a gallop when you don't have a long stretch. Hope you have a good day, thank you so much for yours votes!!! We appreciate it!!! Love to all, best wishes!!!

Come visit me, Darby *Please vote me December HOTM*.

11/05/2015 05:02.04 AM Report This Comment
leaving your pretty mare a vote! Please stop by Copper!

Come visit me, ~Copper~Vote Darby December HOTM~.

11/04/2015 06:46.47 AM Report This Comment
Dropping by with a good morning vote! I hope to spend some time with Darbs today, maybe I'll give him a good grooming. Farrier is coming out this afternoon, and for once, the horses hooves aren't bad at all. They are usually long and chipping. Yesterday I groomed Darby, and his feet are so wet. I can see the white peeling on the soles and outsides. Looks like no rainmaker for a little bit.

The first time I saw Darby on craiglist, he looked small. I think it was the angle the picture was taken at. We called and set up a meeting. The lady would come here and I would try him out. I was so anxious, I couldn't think about anything else. I remember being so worried because the forecast showed rain that special day. But when the day came, it was rain free. As we were waiting for her to arrive, I saw a truck and trailer driving down the road. Then as it went behind a house, to where i couldn't see it, it never appeared again. I thought that was super weird. Turns out, when she did arrive. She told us that her trailer hitch had come off and the chains had saved the trailer. Darby and a donkey were in the trailer, he had some minor scrapes and cuts. Because the trailer had thrown them forward. But he didn't seem to be traumatized. And you'd think he would have issues loading, but he doesn't. I tried him out and made the trade. I do miss (Dolly) and think about her often. But it was for the better. About a year of owning Darbs, I contacted Dolly's new owner. She said she was doing fine and that she had given her to her elderly friend. Thank you all!!! Love and Wednesday votes!!!

Come visit me, Darby *Please vote me December HOTM*.

11/04/2015 04:50.07 AM Report This Comment
I've started letting Sadie out, at night, for a couple of hours. Rick doesn't want her out, because she gets into things. He's on the night shift at work now, so what he doesn't know, won't hurt me. Lol. I know being cooped up in her corral is boring. Hoping to ride, soon. Getting anxious. Love and a vote.

Come visit me, SADIE *Thank you for Nov. 25th HOTD!!*.

11/03/2015 11:49.28 PM Report This Comment
Topping by with a vote for you payday is running for HOTM this month so please stop by and support him. Hope everything is going well for you!!

Come visit me, ~*Candy*~ Plse vote Payday (#180956) for Dec. HOTM & ~*Payday Parlay*~ Please Vote me December HOTM.

11/03/2015 07:54.04 AM Report This Comment
Leaving you a quick vote!

Come visit me, ~Copper~Vote Darby December HOTM~.

11/03/2015 05:31.22 AM Report This Comment
A Vote for You!!
My little herd and Whisper are sending you a vote this nice morning.

Come visit me, Kissed by the Sun, Mistic, Eclipse Moon Shadow & Whisper.

11/03/2015 05:11.20 AM Report This Comment
Dropped off a vote for your two. Were the first few pics of Gizmo when she first arrived at your place? I read where you've since trained 2 more mustangs. Very cool.
Sorry I missed your HOTD wins several days ago, but congrats. And nice to meet you.

Come visit me, Allie & BJ and his mom,Gracie.

11/03/2015 03:15.06 AM Report This Comment
on winning horse of the day. I'm so sorry I missed it.

Very nice.

Here's a vote for you.

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

11/02/2015 11:18.48 PM Report This Comment
Thank you for the vote! Leaving you one! Have a great day!

Come visit me, Darby *Please vote me December HOTM*.

11/02/2015 11:18.37 AM Report This Comment
Congrats on your HOTD win!!! Loved reading this profile ;)

Come visit me, Olaf & Phoenix.

10/29/2015 05:53.56 PM Report This Comment
Congrats Gizmo on your HOTD win! Enjoy your day in the spotlight :) voted.

Come visit me, Kootenai * Vote Darby 278713 for Dec HOTM!*.

10/29/2015 04:42.17 PM Report This Comment
Congratulations on HOTD and a vote.

Come visit me, Mystic ~ Voting for Darby #278713 4 Dec HOTM, Cisco ~ Congrats King Copper, Nov HOTM!, RIP, Angel Meg Voting Darby #278713 4 Dec HOTM, Bo (aka The Money Pit) and Jazz & Nugget ~ Voting for Darby #278713 4 Dec HOTM.

10/29/2015 03:40.18 PM Report This Comment


10/29/2015 12:25.49 PM Report This Comment
Congrats GIZMO lovely Mare HOTD!
Hope you know you joined Stewy and got another HOTD! Left vote 863.

Paula, St Antoine, FRANCE, International.

10/29/2015 08:12.55 AM Report This Comment
A Vote for You!!
A snowy wet cold vote from my little herd and Whisper.

Come visit me, Kissed by the Sun, Mistic, Eclipse Moon Shadow & Whisper.

10/29/2015 07:04.01 AM Report This Comment
Congrats on HOTD!!!
Leaving you a victory vote. Gizmo is beautiful, come visit us sometime. We'd love your support for out HOTM run in a couple of days.

Come visit me, Darby *Please vote me December HOTM*.

10/29/2015 06:43.39 AM Report This Comment
Congrats on HOTD!
Left u a vote!

Come visit me, ~Copper~Vote Darby December HOTM~.

10/29/2015 05:43.56 AM Report This Comment
Congratulations HOTD ♡
enjoy your special day!!!!

Come visit me, ♦ Whiskey ♦ & ♥ Deacon ♥.

10/29/2015 05:37.40 AM Report This Comment
Two HOTDs in a row!

Come visit me, ~~HOTM and HOTD support/news page~, Horses for Therapeutic Riding, Cinnamon (270037) & Eli.

10/29/2015 05:30.24 AM Report This Comment
Congrats on HOTD!
Hi Gizmo, Congrats on HOTD and here's vote #856 for ya. I sure hope that you got on to see the double back to back win for HOTD! How's everything going. It's been a while. College going good for ya. Marion and the blondes.

Come visit me, Nuttin But Good. Tkx Mom, Indy & H.T. for 13400!, R.I.P. Hi Tech Image, Tks Mom, Indy & Paige #15400 & MWS Zippn By Indy, Tks Mom, Paige & H.T., 19900!.

10/29/2015 03:40.21 AM Report This Comment
Congratulations on HOTD!
Thursday votes. Hugs.

Come visit me, SADIE *Thank you for Nov. 25th HOTD!!*.

10/29/2015 03:30.36 AM Report This Comment
****Congrats on HOTD****
OK, two days in a row, it is sooo nice to have you back, please drop over and fill us in on what has been going on, how is school going? talk soon, Love Donna Lee

Come visit me, Sterl May, Angel Sassy Mac Mar 8/95-Aug 8/07 & Royal Mes.

10/29/2015 12:17.16 AM Report This Comment
Big hug and a vote.

Come visit me, SADIE *Thank you for Nov. 25th HOTD!!*.

10/28/2015 02:08.32 AM Report This Comment
hi Gizmo & Stewball
Good Morning, HC is so S L O W, sorry I wasn't on yesterday, it was a budy day. We had my brother and his family for dinner. Robbie, my brother helps me a lot with computer issues, and I like to have them for dinner once in a while to say thanks. My sister in law suggested turning the radio off at night, that maybe Charlie finds it distracting, it's worth a try, but I think most folks leave a radio on? I always have. Someone else suggested opening the stall door and making it one large area. I don't like that idea, Sterly will have no where to go if Charlie is being a goofball. I hope the pads work. Have a great weekend, we voted, Love Donna Lee

Come visit me, Sterl May, Angel Sassy Mac Mar 8/95-Aug 8/07 & Royal Mes.

08/03/2014 03:55.59 PM Report This Comment
The more we rode the better Whiskey got at reining. The more miles and trails the easier it got on me and him. I discovered Whiskey loves the water. The picture today was taken 8/2012. We can get in a few minutes but I have to move him out or he will try to lie down, but I can take him right back in and then he settles to stand, doesn’t swim yet with me. We are still working toward that. We haven’t camped out in nearly 2 years, and that is when I can try to swim with the horses. It’s too hard to try swimming when I day ride because of the drive home (driving wet is no fun) -ha ha =) Deacon is my true water baby-he will actually swim with me and never try to lie down. I have also found that Whiskey hates for any type bug to fly in his face-so needless to say while we ride in the open if there are grass hoppers or butter flies, regular fly’s he tosses his head slightly. It doesn’t bother me now but it used to. Thank you for your support we appreciate it!
~Sherry & Whiskey

Come visit me, ♦ Whiskey ♦ & ♥ Deacon ♥.

04/19/2014 08:13.47 AM Report This Comment
whiskey is sending hugs & love
Monday we left off about Whiskey’s color and me with 5 hundred questions for Karla! Here we go…That poor girl had never met me before and I could not shut up :) I then walked over and looked Whiskey right in the eye and he looked back into mine and my heart sunk. His beauty was striking and the color was outstanding. He had a smart, sharpness about him-I’m sure he was thinking “what in the world is she doing”. The ride finally got underway; usually everyone has me ride out front and calls me the trail boss! Deacon is a faster walking horse but can ride in the middle or behind after the first hour or so. Well, here comes Rio & Whiskey with their smooth selves!!! They just gaited their smooth self’s right past me & Deacy. I watched Whiskey and noticed he didn’t quite move the same as Rio but still a difference from a QH. 2 hours into the ride we decided to rest a few minutes in a place we call “Carol’s lounge”. We have names for all our spots we ride to rest or to take a break out there because it’s so big. Thank you for your support we appreciate it!
~Sherry & Whiskey

Come visit me, ♦ Whiskey ♦ & ♥ Deacon ♥.

04/09/2014 08:05.25 AM Report This Comment
Whiskey would love your support for his HOTM run
In 2008 the decision was made after a talk with our boy’s and Cliff. It was time for me to get back on my horse journey. I purchased Deacon in March 23, 2008 and then bought Whiskey in May 2010. When I run Deacon I will tell more about the 1st 2 years back on my journey. Now that you have some back ground on me and my journey I will start Whiskey’s story with me. As many of you know I trail ride and use to camp with the horses all the time, now we just day ride. Hoping this spring sometime to camp again-fingers crossed =) It has been 2 years sense we have camped out with them. We would camp at Mccown or Plowman Valley at Lake Whitney Texas or at Reynolds Creek Lake Waco, Texas. During those times I have met a lot of people and their different type of horses. On one Oct. weekend we had some friends of Bill’s that was coming that I had never met. I asked Bill as we all were getting our horses ready for our ride that day, what type horses did these friends have? He said Rocky Mountain horses…I said hummmm, never heard of that breed. The thoughts in my head about this breed had me so curious. Now tomorrow we are into his story fully….hang in there! Thank you for your support we appreciate it!
~Sherry & Whiskey

Come visit me, ♦ Whiskey ♦ & ♥ Deacon ♥.

04/06/2014 08:21.46 AM Report This Comment
Whiskey thanks you for your support!

Come visit me, ♦ Whiskey ♦ & ♥ Deacon ♥.

04/04/2014 05:51.42 AM Report This Comment
I will explain how I came about choosing my Whiskey and Deacon so it takes us Wwway back~~~~~ lol ~ I got out of the Navy in 1986. I knew I wanted to get a horse at the time and I wanted to try barrel racing. I had a friend in California (last place I was stationed) that was running the circuit barrel racing and a boyfriend riding bulls so I guess that is what made me want to try barrels. I really just wanted a horse to care for and ride because I loved them so much. I moved back to Texas and started my search. I met a lady where I started working that raised quarter horses and she had a beautiful dark bay mare that I started riding, her name was Fanny. She was very gentle and easy to handle. My sister said I could put a fence up on her property and use their garage to convert into a stall and storage area. So I went to work with a few friends and converted this place and added one stall and a tack area. It took a few months to get everything ready so the lady let me make payments. Once she was paid off, and the property was ready I brought her home with me. Things just didn’t work out for Fanny & me. I’m sure you all can relate to the fact that some horses and humans are not a match. That is how it was with her, just didn’t feel right. The hunt was on and a new year began 1987 ~ Thank you for your support we appreciate it!
~Sherry & Whiskey

Come visit me, ♦ Whiskey ♦ & ♥ Deacon ♥.

04/02/2014 09:17.57 AM Report This Comment
Congratulation’s Queen Paige “Nuttin But Good” our April HOTM! Here we go with our campaign with Whiskey 237221 to be May 2014 HOTM! I need everyone’s support so vote on his page daily please!!! Every other weekend I am not around a computer so I will phone vote as many as possible, also 1 x a week that I will phone vote :) I will start my story with why I have and will ONLY have such well trained and gentle geldings, then I will start how Whiskey & I became each other’s very best friends along with some Rocky Mountain facts about the breed ♡ * Rocky Mountain Horses are slow to mature and do not reach their full size and weight until about five to six years of age. Generally healthy horses, they often live long lives but do have a tendency to be extremely "easy keepers". Care must be taken to keep your Rockies from becoming too overweight, particularly in their later years.* Thank you for your support we appreciate it!
~Sherry & Whiskey

Come visit me, ♦ Whiskey ♦ & ♥ Deacon ♥.

04/01/2014 07:13.20 AM Report This Comment
A tenth of inch this AM. Just enough that Meg and Cisco look like they've been mud wrestling. Held off just long enough this AM so farrier didn't have to do the trims in the barn, Meg really does NOT like to be in the barn. Need to work on that. Cheryl & Cisco

Come visit me, Mystic ~ Voting for Darby #278713 4 Dec HOTM, Cisco ~ Congrats King Copper, Nov HOTM!, RIP, Angel Meg Voting Darby #278713 4 Dec HOTM, Bo (aka The Money Pit) and Jazz & Nugget ~ Voting for Darby #278713 4 Dec HOTM.

03/27/2014 01:03.25 PM Report This Comment
Would you very kindly send some of that rain down here? They keep putting thunderstorms in the forecast, and they keep going around us. Maybe tonight...

Come visit me, Mystic ~ Voting for Darby #278713 4 Dec HOTM, Cisco ~ Congrats King Copper, Nov HOTM!, RIP, Angel Meg Voting Darby #278713 4 Dec HOTM, Bo (aka The Money Pit) and Jazz & Nugget ~ Voting for Darby #278713 4 Dec HOTM.

03/26/2014 01:22.45 PM Report This Comment
Yep, more sun and more sun. Thankfully the winds have died down. We have 3 days of rain forecast starting Sat, sure hope we get some. Left Votes, Cheryl & Cisco

Come visit me, Mystic ~ Voting for Darby #278713 4 Dec HOTM, Cisco ~ Congrats King Copper, Nov HOTM!, RIP, Angel Meg Voting Darby #278713 4 Dec HOTM, Bo (aka The Money Pit) and Jazz & Nugget ~ Voting for Darby #278713 4 Dec HOTM.

03/19/2014 02:57.21 PM Report This Comment
Stopping in with warm, sunny votes, Cheryl & Cisco

Come visit me, Mystic ~ Voting for Darby #278713 4 Dec HOTM, Cisco ~ Congrats King Copper, Nov HOTM!, RIP, Angel Meg Voting Darby #278713 4 Dec HOTM, Bo (aka The Money Pit) and Jazz & Nugget ~ Voting for Darby #278713 4 Dec HOTM.

03/13/2014 08:56.48 AM Report This Comment
•°•°•March 11th Newsletter•°•°•

***HOTD Gini 265636
Hi my names Gini, I am a 13yr old Miniature Horse mare. I eat anything I am given and I hate being haltered. My motto is "Oh no here she comes everybody RUN FOR THE TREES." I have run for HOTD many times and still don't have my badge. Please stop by and leave a vote.

Thanks so much for Cherokee's HOTD! it was a complete surprise and it made my day :)

***HOTM Marion & Nuttin But Good 235211
***DOTM Angelina 266490
***BOTM Corie 162513
***COTM Angel Misty 62617

Todays quote: It is only in sorrow bad weather masters us; in joy we face the storm and defy it.
Amelia Barr

Happy Trails...Team HOTD

Come visit me, ~Sierra~, *Misty*, Cheyenne, Dakota, Cherokee & ~Scout~RIP~.

03/11/2014 07:12.02 AM Report This Comment
Thank you. Sure looks cold up there. Nearly 80 here today. I think summer is going to come early. Cheryl & Cisco

Come visit me, Mystic ~ Voting for Darby #278713 4 Dec HOTM, Cisco ~ Congrats King Copper, Nov HOTM!, RIP, Angel Meg Voting Darby #278713 4 Dec HOTM, Bo (aka The Money Pit) and Jazz & Nugget ~ Voting for Darby #278713 4 Dec HOTM.

03/10/2014 02:31.54 PM Report This Comment
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