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Arabian from boon, MI

hope

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I am from boon, MI and I've been a Club Horse member for 3 years, 1 month and 6 days

Nicknames: hopey,hopers,po- ny,baby girl,hoperdoodl- s

Age: 22 years old

Gender: Mare

Breed: Arabian

Height: 15hh

Color: flea bitten gray

Type of Riding: western,english- ,and bareback

My Horse's Achievements: i'm proud of everthing and anything she dose

My Horse's Favorite Treat: apples,apple treets,oetmeal raisan cookys

My Horse's Favorite Things To Do: play with me and ride bareback free stile

Pet Peeves: she dosnt like it when she dosnt get her dinner fast anuf. :p

My Horse's motto: if you say you can you will.if you say you can't you won't

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How We Met

me and my family lived in Colorado for a job at a camp.then the camp closed down.and they had horses and so they were selling them and hope was one of them and we bought her.and then we moved to Michigan. we have been in love ever sins. :).

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I've had 1114 friends visit me.

I'm the 34,382nd member on HorseChannel.com.

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

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I just wrote to you from Shadowfax's page. I thought I'd leave a note from this profile too. Pippin is my main horse.

Leaving another vote.

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

03/09/2014 11:54.23 PM Report This Comment
Thanks for stopping by Shadowfax's page. Your horse is beautiful! She could play Shadowfax.

Actually, they used several horses to play Shadowfax in the movies. 2 main ones and then one or two others with specific talents/tricks.

Leaving a vote for you.

Come visit me, Shadowfax.

03/09/2014 11:47.30 PM Report This Comment
Nice to meet you, please drop by
Good Morning everyone,Hi Hope, thanks for the compliment on my Sterly Girly, she does look good, she is a very special horse, she will be 31 in April and still going strong, altho she is retired, she has Charlie to help keep her young and moving.. Thanks again for all the prayers and well wishes, we appreciate the support. Trevor has finished week 5 of 7, 2 more weeks of grueling treatments. This is really getting him down, food has become impossible, he is trying to come to terms with the necessity of the feeding tube, he has lost weight and has no energy and is in a lot of pain. I think when he sees his team on Monday they will help him decide. It is really hard to watch my two favorite men struggle like this. As for me and the horses, we are desperate for spring. We have had a bit of a warm up and a day of rain, so you can't even imagine the mess here, flooding, yes my barn, then it turned very cold and extreme wind, it is treacherous out there, I'm serious, it is a real task just to get to the barn. Yesterday morning for my 3AM feeding, all the barn doors were frozen shut, I could not get in. David had to pry and chop and dig his way in to feed the guys. I'm done with winter, have I ever mentioned that I really hate winter? this year has been a real challenge. Have a great weekend, know we are thinking about you, Love Donna Lee & family

Come visit me, Sterl May, Angel Sassy Mac Mar 8/95-Aug 8/07 & Royal Mes "I'm getting better".

02/22/2014 02:55.33 AM Report This Comment
hallo!!!!!!!
dose any budy know any thing about a indain hackamore. And is it good or bad.and can I ride English with it . Thank you for any replys. : )



God bless. Hope and me

Come visit me, hope.

02/17/2014 08:06.50 AM Report This Comment
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Voted:)

Come visit me, Thomas, Lucky Charm, My Kind of Guy, Paint's Red Rocket & Shleby GT500.

04/09/2013 07:06.36 AM Report This Comment
yea, i know what you mean. When Sweet Pea got HOTD, i wasn't online either :~)

Come visit me, SweetPea-I'm now on FB,Andrea Martin-freind me!:) & Flicka & Acorn.

06/06/2012 11:10.42 AM Report This Comment
wow hope you get HOTD. You have a simply drop-dead gorgeous Arab. Just love her name!!!

what a sweet face. And how do you keep her clean?!
~Andrea and the horses

Come visit me, SweetPea-I'm now on FB,Andrea Martin-freind me!:) & Flicka & Acorn.

06/01/2012 04:14.08 PM Report This Comment
Hey!! Nothing Much Here!! Left a vote for you beautiful horse!!! Hope all is well!! Also can you please help me and Mac, we are running for July HOTM and our run starts tomorrow (my ID# is 164512)!! Hope you can help!!

Your Friends, Lara & Mac

Come visit me, • Mahogany Mac •.

05/31/2012 09:56.04 PM Report This Comment
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Hi! Here is, sadly, another quick C/P message/vote. I hope you had a wonderful Thursday :) I have a new goal for Q, and that is to make it to 9000 votes. With your help I know I will get there, it would mean so much MORE to me if you could help! Thank you ♥ ♥ Love you so much.

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***HOTD Hope 214421 /nomination by *Sing & CCH

Hi my name is Hope, I'm a 20 yr old, 15hh flea bitten grey mare Arabian from Boon, MI. I like to go on trail rides and play with my owner as much as possible! I ride both Western & English. I love apples, and apple treats!! My nick name is Hopey or Baby Girl, and I sometimes think "Have you gave your horse a hug today?" I have been a HC member for 10 month and 18 days. I still don't have my HOTD badge. Please help me earn HOTD by leaving a vote. Thanks

***HOTM Texas 209066 Shadowfax 49806
***DOTM Donna's Dawgs 159929
***COTM Mike 161232
***BOTM Trillian 186056

Have a wonderful day....TeamHOTD

Come visit me, Quincy ♥.

05/31/2012 06:01.24 PM Report This Comment
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Here is a vote for your beautiful Arabian ♥

Come visit me, HollywoodDixieDanni ♥ HC 230267.

05/31/2012 08:23.39 AM Report This Comment
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05/31/2012 08:12.03 AM Report This Comment
Hey!! It is Lara & Mac here!! Well I am sooo sorry we have not been on HC very much this past year and we had a very busy school year that is now coming to an end and we will have some more time for horse channel!! Now is the best part of the year when school comes to an end and horse shows kick it into full gear!!

Anyways so I will update you on me and Mac’s progress so far this year, we started off the winter riding only once a week and that was going really good, Mac was accomplishing sooo much!! Then it came time for the annual awards banquet which is head every year and me and Mac did wonderful winning 5 championship provincial awards and 3 jr champion zone awards, which is wonderful!! Since we did so well in our province we are trying to qualify for the Saskatchewan Summer Games in Dressage!! It is a big job but we hope we make the team!!! Now we are riding twice/three times a week to train hard for the Summer Games and the upcoming filled summer of horse shows!! So wish us luck and we hope we do well!!

Anyways let me know what you and your horse are up to and what your plans for summer are because I would love to hear them!!! Well hope all is well and left a vote!!!! Also Me & Mac would love to run for July HOTM and would really love your support!!

Your Friends, Lara & Mac

Come visit me, • Mahogany Mac •.

05/27/2012 04:11.57 PM Report This Comment
Pixie Dust for HOTM #101958
this is susan & the herd blogging for our angel crew today. we hope you're all voting for our darling shetland angel pony.
everything about joanna has pretty much been said. she was a selfless woman who used her computer to empower herself. when i heard that she died, i went to facebook to find her last comment. wouldn't you know, it was helpful advice to others who had so many complaints about the changes that were recently made on FB. her last entry was "how to get your feedback to normal again." she broke it down in step by step explanation. she had grateful thanks from 3 others telling her they sppreciated it. she's a real example of the expression, "when life gives you lemons, make lemonade."
thank you for the HOTD for scooter, the driving pony. we had a blast at the clinic. about 8 people turned up. we'll have another next month. she's doing a series of 4 basic driving lessons.

Come visit me, Sing & Cross Creek Horses.

04/29/2012 05:41.11 AM Report This Comment
CONGRATULATIONS! You've Been Nominated!
04/15/2012 04:52.47 PM Report This Comment
i've been busy mowing my pasture and fenceline. rode sing yesterday. nice windy day in the outside arena. she's so good. i told her she needs to make it to age 35 for me. our years together are flying by! it's been 14 so far.

Come visit me, Sing & Cross Creek Horses.

04/15/2012 04:29.25 PM Report This Comment
Hi
Captain usually gets fed Equine Senior. Then he gets treats like Apple and Oats treats, Apples,Pears, and sometimes Bread :)

-Andee

Come visit me, Magic, Aria, R.I.P Rajah, Bama, Blue & Captain.

04/11/2012 03:58.47 PM Report This Comment
Who was Joanna Wicke? It's not easy to describe such a beautiful lady. Joanna, who was only 34, was one of our special friends on HC who was always there with love, support, encouragement and a daily vote for each of us. She was easy to love and gave us love in return. She never let on to any of us that she was sick. When she passed away September 23, 2011, we were all shocked and heart broken. Her sweet Pixie Dust followed her to Heaven on February 27, 2012. We would like to honor the memory of Joanna and Pixie Dust with May HOTM. Please vote each day for Pixie Dust and ask your friends on HC to please do the same. A heartfelt thanks. Hugs and a vote.

Come visit me, SADIE *Spangle 260838, Copper 264309 Sept. HOTM*.

03/30/2012 01:42.48 AM Report This Comment
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Come visit me, hope.

03/29/2012 04:11.52 PM Report This Comment
i had fun after work tonight. i worked with peach, then buttercup. i was calling them, "queen peach cobbler" & "the duchess of buttercup". i polished their hooves with some pine tar mix i made up since they're getting dry and cracked. :/ i sprayed them down with insect repellent and the stalls, too. the mosquitoes are getting bad. it really helped me unwind after work.
sounds like hope did good trotting over the pole. i hope the weather clears up for you soon.

Come visit me, Sing & Cross Creek Horses.

03/05/2012 05:37.17 PM Report This Comment
I saw a comment of yours asking about HOTD. It's not something you sign up for. You get HOTD by getting the most votes in that day.

-Andee

Come visit me, Magic, Aria, R.I.P Rajah, Bama, Blue & Captain.

03/02/2012 01:05.46 PM Report This Comment
Your Horse is Lovely!
She has such a pretty head.
For Horse Of The Day, you don't really sign up. You win HOTD by having the most votes for your horse in one day. To get votes, visit as many other people's horse blogs as possible, vote for them, and ask for votes in return. It also helps to say something about their horse, you know, to make friends. Good luck!
Oh, and I left you a vote...#29.

---Cindy and Luna

Come visit me, ~Luna~.

03/01/2012 06:25.23 PM Report This Comment
03/01/2012 08:31.25 AM Report This Comment
I ride a horse that's 22! Captain, please go visit his page and leave a vote. That's not too good if your horse is getting bad arthritis. Captain is 22, and he has been shown all his life, so he doesn't have very bad arthritis thankfully. If he is stiff and is tripping a lot, then I recommend getting some joint and health supplements. I=As long as it's not too much for your horse, then I think you should basically be able to do anything with them

-Andee

Come visit me, Magic, Aria, R.I.P Rajah, Bama, Blue & Captain.

02/28/2012 07:31.26 PM Report This Comment
another riding day for me! i rode sing at walk, trot & canter and worked in 2 pt position some. also practiced halting and moving forward off my leg. she's a big sluggish so i want to keep her fine tuned. :)

Come visit me, Sing & Cross Creek Horses.

02/28/2012 05:21.13 PM Report This Comment
she should be able to trot over a one foot high jump with no problems but not in your uneven pasture. you want a nice flat area with decent footing. first try walking and trotting over a ground pole before you jump. has she ever jumped before? alot of trail horses have to jump over logs on the path. camp horses sometimes jump for games. it would be easier if she's done it before.

Come visit me, Sing & Cross Creek Horses.

02/27/2012 05:50.25 PM Report This Comment
cantering by with a saturday vote! had a busy day and i'm off for "game" night with friends. not sure what we're going to play but i like to play. no cards, though. not so good at those games. :)
the best thing for arthritis is to keep them moving. gentle riding will keep the joints supple. i have 3 old horses that have stiffness from arthritis. they can still give a nice ride just don't plan on fast take offs, stops or jumping more than a foot. i have videos of my lesson riders practicing walking in the 2 pt or trotting in 2 pt. i don't know if it would help you to watch them. i have quite a few videos on here. do you ever watch HC vids? you can get lots of ideas. i also have a website crosscreekstable.com that links to youtube and FB where you can see what my lesson riders do to practice. hope that helps.

Come visit me, Sing & Cross Creek Horses.

02/25/2012 04:13.11 PM Report This Comment
all purpose saddles are fine. i have a synthetic kincade.
i would suggest you practice riding in 2 point (standing in stirrups), use the mane to hang onto at first if you have trouble keeping yourself out of the saddle and riding without stirrups at walk and trot. you can practice posting (if yu don't already know how) at the walk and then the trot. i fyou go to the training section on HC you can scan the different articles on english riding and find info.

Come visit me, Sing & Cross Creek Horses.

02/23/2012 09:01.56 AM Report This Comment
Horse thingys
How do you do those horse "drawings" idk what to call them. . .

Come visit me, Penny.

02/22/2012 10:07.48 PM Report This Comment
YAY! GOOOOO 4%

Come visit me, Penny.

02/22/2012 10:06.26 PM Report This Comment
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Come visit me, hope.

02/22/2012 09:02.12 PM Report This Comment
it's rodeo time in houston so today i dusted off my stetson, put my chaps on and rode sing in my aussie saddle. trying to play cowboy is fun sometimes! i took a few pics and a video. we played a version of flag race except we used a riding crop and carried it from point "a" to point "b".

Come visit me, Sing & Cross Creek Horses.

02/21/2012 05:01.17 PM Report This Comment
No problem:)

Well, I never got to lounge Mav yesterday. At about noon, it started snowing. And it was windy. The snow was wet, so the horse's backs were soaking, and the wind was driving the wetness into their skin while the icy-wet needles of snow stabbed them. Litteraly. Dandy and Zelda, (my Aunt's horse) had some shelter; they could get out of the wind and the majority of the snow. Dandy wasn't shivering, so I didn't blanket him. Dandy is a trooper, and I knew he'd be alright if he had shelter. So, I found a place for him where it was sheltered - 80% and then gave him TONS of hay. (So that he could munch all night and produce heat for his body all night long.) Zelda was pretty comfy when I left, too. Now, Mav and Charlie have absoultly NO protection from ANYTHING. They are exposed the the bare elements. Despite their diet, I gave them aplenty. Then they too, could munch for a couple hours.
So, this is after the storm, and this morning, all of the horses were fine. Dandy wasn't CLOSE to shivering. Good.
So, I'm hoping to lounge today. Oh, and btw, we got 6 more inches of snow. That all adds up to 3 feet. I can't wait for spring!!!
Leaving a vote,

~Becki~

Come visit me, Wonder.

02/21/2012 10:09.30 AM Report This Comment
it sounds like with the uneven footing you're limited in what you can do. please don't ride out with the loose horses! they can get to playing and cause your horse to buck or run. you can get hurt much easier if you're in the middle of loose horses.
riding english does require better balance since you have a more shallow seat in the saddle. you hold the same basic position though just a shorter stirrup. i had to ride out on the road when i first got sing due to bad footing in the pasture. not a good idea either, though i was on country roads. is there anyway you can get fill dirt in to cover the holes? that 's what you need, if only in a spot big enough for a round pen.

Come visit me, Sing & Cross Creek Horses.

02/20/2012 07:15.09 PM Report This Comment
Humm....Well, you could teach her to come when called, and to stay, and MAYBE to bow, lay down, or pick up her hooves on voicce command.

Leavving a vote,

~Becki~

Come visit me, Wonder.

02/20/2012 08:57.14 AM Report This Comment
**Im so shocked to find out about the tragic news of our beloved Tango and Rajah :( I know that they will not only be missed by care givers but also by all of us on here! Keep these families in your prayers and hold them in your heart forever, i know i certanly will! RIP Tango and Rajah **

well the only good news that i have to say after hearing about tango and Rajah is that it's snowing here for the first time this year :)

love,

sierra, sandy, and ziggy

P.S. well sandy will be 31 this may but i usually just do trail riding with him now. but you could probably do some halter classes or trail classes with your older horse. or just simply love on them :) lol!

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

02/19/2012 12:04.46 PM Report This Comment
i'll give you some ideas. don't know if you ride in arena, pasture or down the road though. i ride in arena and pasture. if you have cones or buckets to circle around that helps too. here are ideas without any supplies.
mix it up with your rides. don't always walk, trot canter, etc. sometimes i do only walking and halting, backing, and relaxing. other times i do conditioning timed rides (trot 15 minutes, canter 5 minutes). you can practice your position by riding in 2 point or without stirrups. you can practice figures like serpentines, figure 8's, clover leaf, etc, at walk, trot then canter. if you don't have an arena you can use landmarks like trees, fence posts, etc to designate where you will turn or make changes. you can also use old buckets or milk jugs to mark off an area. i play games, too. stand and face the arena wall, then turn and race to the opposite end. try shortening or lengthening your stride. on first try you might canter 18 strides down to the end, next time try to shorten and canter 20 strides, then next lengthen and canter 16. same with trot strides. pole work helps stretch them over topline so that's good if you have poles. my one old horse has such short strides in the back that he steps on the pole with his hind so i don't do that with him. hope this gives you some ideas. i have tons more! lol.
who is the horse with the blaze in your pics on the bottom?

Come visit me, Sing & Cross Creek Horses.

02/19/2012 07:19.31 AM Report This Comment
Thanks soooooooooooooooooooo much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thank you sooooooooo much I asked a ton of people but you and a cat friend of mine answered me. You the best thanks. :)

Come visit me, Mater.

02/17/2012 04:46.48 PM Report This Comment
i LOOOOVE your photos! id love to see more!! voted and thank your for the sweet comment on my photos! :) hope you have a great weekend!

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

02/17/2012 08:25.05 AM Report This Comment
sooooo exciting i got my new English saddle.and i think the gulit is to high.how much spas is there have to be between the gulit and the withers. :)



blessings hope

Come visit me, hope.

02/16/2012 04:39.22 PM Report This Comment
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