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Appaloosa Horse from Rockford, IL


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I am from Rockford, IL and I've been a Club Horse member for 3 years, 9 months and 19 days

Nicknames: Her ApHC registered name is A Special Dominique, but I just call her Luna (as in Luna Lovegood).

Age: 15 years old

Gender: Mare

Breed: Appaloosa Horse

Height: 15.1, which is just the right height, because now her legs are long enough to reach the ground.

Color: Blue roan leopard Appaloosa. She has black legs and black ears which are really cool looking!

Type of Riding: Mostly trail and pleasure riding.

To see the wonders of man, travel by car.
To see the wonders of God, travel by horse.

My Horse's Achievements: She has foaled twice, both were before I bought her.

HOTD Sept 21 2011
HOTD Oct 9 2012
HOTD Nov 3 2013
HOTD Jan 19 2015

Update (Aug 2013): We are doing trust building and trick training exercises.

Update (Oct 2013): Luna had always been kind of spooky on the trails, especially when we rode out alone without other horses. But since I've been doing the trust exercises with her, now she is showing so much more confidence. I am very proud of my big ol' girl!

Update (September 2014): Luna has become the ideal trail horse. She will ride on roads with traffic, I have ridden her to carnivals and festivals full of crowds with no problems, and last summer, I even rode her through the drive-thru of a Dairy Freeze!! There's no where I can't take her.

Update (January 2015): I've taught Luna a few tricks, including smiling on command and the beginning of the Spanish Walk.

My Horse's Favorite Treat: Clover! And those soft pastel mints.

My Horse's Favorite Things To Do: Trail ride with other horses, belly rubs, and being walked on a lead.

Pet Peeves: She hates bits, so I ride her bitless everywhere.

My Horse's motto: Trail riding? I have an App for that!

Job 39:19-22
Do you give the horse his might?
Do you clothe his neck with a mane?
Do you make him leap like the locust?
His majestic snorting is terrifying.
He paws in the valley and exults in his strength;
he goes out to meet the weapons.
He laughs at fear and is not dismayed;
he does not turn back from the sword.

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How We Met

I have loved horses, especially Appaloosas, my whole life. As a teen, I took lessons, went to horse camp, read horse books, and drew horse pictures. But I never had one of my own. I had to be satisfied riding other people's horses.

Fast forward 35 years: I switched my auto insurance from Geico to State Farm, and I saved enough money that I could finally buy my dream horse! I saw a For Sale ad on the internet, and I HAD to go see her. She became mine on September 3, 2011

Thank you Billy #229049 for vote #1000
Thank you BLAZZE #207401 for vote #2000
Thank you Cisco #250327 for vote #3000

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I've had 25917 friends visit me.

I'm the 35,355th member on

3,152 friends have voted for me since I joined Club Horse!

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vote Whiskey 237221 July HOTM!!!
Few things about Whiskey: The 1st few times I rode Whiskey my arms were wore out and tired. I was thinking “man what in the world”. He did not and could not Neck rein. He was very hard in the mouth, no flex in his neck but Karla & Tim told me he needed that kind of work. Tim felt he didn’t ride him in collection and so on. He was Tim’s first horse. We would get under the canopy of the trees on the trails and he would do great with my seat aids which I was happy about. That is how I ride him, with my seat and leg aids. I guess we all are supposed to do that RIGHT!!!! I then started planning my next few months of teaching him to neck rein. I just went back to the beginning and put him in an “O” ring snaffle and took it from there. Every day his personality would shine and he entertained Cliff & me with his antics! Thank you for your support we appreciate it!
~Sherry & Whiskey

Come visit me, Whiskey thanks you for July 2015 HOTM & Deacon*vote Susie & friends 87634 Aug HOTM.

06/09/2015 12:12.24 PM Report This Comment
We will see how many cinnamon has in her on may 7th! On some days he belly is huge, but on others she doesn't even look pregnant! But anyway I have 9 new additions to my rabbitry! they were born last night(tells me that spring is here <3)
"The things we love the most distory us." ~President Snow, THe Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 1.
Here is a vote!
Victoria and Cinnamon <3

Come visit me, Cinnamon Vote Indy #124015 HOTM! & Zodiac Sign *DREAM HORSE*.

04/08/2015 05:52.00 AM Report This Comment
Early "Happy Easter" vote. Hugs.

Come visit me, SADIE *Congratulations Whiskey, July HOTM!*. *.

04/04/2015 03:08.14 AM Report This Comment
Hey there! Its Erin haha Im not sure if you remember me but I had Quincy ahah how are you doing? I thought Id just check in with everyone cause its been like forever. I would login to my account but I recently changed email companies so the old one isnt valid anymore and wont let me login :( but it dont matter I just wanted to say hello and see how everyone was. :) have a good day!

Come visit me, Quincy.

03/10/2015 08:17.13 PM Report This Comment
I hate the wind
Leaving windy vote

Come visit me, Joker & Babydoll (angel), Spots & Miles.

02/13/2015 07:32.07 PM Report This Comment
Leaving an 'appy Friday vote for Luna.

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

02/13/2015 01:41.02 AM Report This Comment
appys rule.....other horses

Come visit me, Joker & Babydoll (angel), Spots & Miles.

02/12/2015 08:58.19 PM Report This Comment
Hi Luna
just trotting through with a vote and a hello, I gotta get mom back in the groove of Riding and blogging. Hope all is well with your family. Hugs, Cinnamon

Come visit me, Cinnamon ~ What a surprise Thank-you for the HOTD!.

02/11/2015 03:59.03 AM Report This Comment
I got some voting done Monday. I didn't get to everyone, because I'm guessing HC went down. I tried for hours to get back on. Hoping to be able to leave everyone a vote with lots of love always. Yay! Voted.

Come visit me, SADIE *Congratulations Whiskey, July HOTM!*. *.

02/10/2015 11:25.20 PM Report This Comment
Sweet face :-)
Lovely appaloosa! Left a vote!

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02/05/2015 10:16.53 PM Report This Comment
Leaving a warm vote

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02/05/2015 08:20.32 PM Report This Comment
Leaving a warm sunny hello vote .bn really busy for past few days also taking advantage of warm weather luv Jenn n crew

Come visit me, Joker & Babydoll (angel), Spots & Miles.

02/04/2015 06:18.23 PM Report This Comment
Enjoy all the horsey time you can. I will phone vote as much as possible while I’m away. Thank you all for King Deacons Jan HOTM 2015! ~Whinny’s & hugs ☆

Come visit me, Whiskey thanks you for July 2015 HOTM & Deacon*vote Susie & friends 87634 Aug HOTM.

01/30/2015 09:50.57 AM Report This Comment
Hugs and a vote for now.

Come visit me, SADIE *Congratulations Whiskey, July HOTM!*. *.

01/28/2015 10:01.55 PM Report This Comment
Leaving a hello vote the newbies arrived safe I'm having a relapse of a bad Monday my laptop fried itself i was here it ate all my profiles except jokers n spots had to redo everything via phone i swear if it hadn't fried itself iwwwould have fried it myself hope ur well luv Jenn n crew

Come visit me, Joker & Babydoll (angel), Spots & Miles.

01/28/2015 08:31.19 PM Report This Comment
Shed's started. Raining. No tarp. Hoping to get it finished by the weekend. Love and a quick vote. <3

Come visit me, SADIE *Congratulations Whiskey, July HOTM!*. *.

01/26/2015 10:35.54 PM Report This Comment
Quick vote. <3

Come visit me, SADIE *Congratulations Whiskey, July HOTM!*. *.

01/25/2015 01:22.30 AM Report This Comment
leaving a saturday vote for Luna. hope you're getting some saddle time.

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

01/24/2015 08:10.35 AM Report This Comment
I want a pair of boots to wear in horse poo and to wear to town. Lol. Leaving lots of love and a quick vote.

Come visit me, SADIE *Congratulations Whiskey, July HOTM!*. *.

01/24/2015 03:06.21 AM Report This Comment
Leaving a semi warm vote luv Jenn n crew

Come visit me, Joker & Babydoll (angel), Spots & Miles.

01/23/2015 07:42.07 PM Report This Comment
David's sister, Jackie has lost her battle with cancer. She was a 5 year breast cancer survivor and this dreadful disease returned this fall, after lots of tests etc. it was determined to be in her liver, gall bladder and ovaries it was inoperable, in early December they gave her 3-6 months, she died on Sunday afternoon, with her family close by. Jackie spent her entire life giving to others, we called her Saint Jackie, she will be missed. Love Donna Lee

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01/23/2015 02:14.25 AM Report This Comment
I want a good pair of western riding boots. I'll live in them. Lol. I'm not sure when Rick will get the shed up. With the Super Bowl, and the upcoming events, he has to work overtime. He works at a grocery warehouse. Christmas, Thanksgiving, Easter, any day that includes food and alcohol, means no days off. He does have Friday, but says he's not doing anything. Understandable, but hard to wait. Austin and I went out to checkout the spot where I want it. Need to level the ground, Getting a good shovel this weekend, so I can start on it. Seems to take me forever to get something done. Ready to get in gear and take a picture of it......And thanks for the birthday wishes. Love and a vote.

Come visit me, SADIE *Congratulations Whiskey, July HOTM!*. *.

01/22/2015 09:57.42 PM Report This Comment
Leaving a windy cold snowy rainy vote luv Jenn n gang

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01/22/2015 06:43.54 PM Report This Comment
I worked from 2 to close, Tuesday, but still had a nice birthday. Got a $20 tip. I told Rick I wanted money for boots. He said he wasn't giving me that much. Said he'd help put the shed up. That works. Austin works on the days I don't, so it's been hard to work on it. With the Super Bowl coming here, Rick's working overtime. Going to be crazy here. The traffic's going to be ridiculous. Thankful I won't be stuck in it. Love always and a vote. <3

Come visit me, SADIE *Congratulations Whiskey, July HOTM!*. *.

01/21/2015 08:57.44 PM Report This Comment
Leaving a thank you vote

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01/21/2015 08:02.56 PM Report This Comment
Hi, left a vote. Got my new computer today. It has a touchscreen, that is hard to get use too.

Got barn time in today. Bad news, Zip's abscess blew today, must not have completely blown last time. Poor guy, he soaked for the first time today, he was great with it. He now has his own stall, no turnout for him for now. Amber of course, not happy about this at all! LOL!!!

More bad news, Sue called me while I was at the barn to inform me she can't pick up Zip for the clinic. Crap, trying to find him another ride. Ugg, life without a horse trailer is not fun.

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01/20/2015 07:29.26 PM Report This Comment
Leaving a vote

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01/20/2015 06:14.30 PM Report This Comment
BJ was very attached to his grandmom especially. he looked for her for over a week after we had to put her down, which was so sad, but it was interesting to see the family dynamics. Gracie is herd boss, and BJ is herd gelding. she'll pin her ears at him and, typical of sons, he usually ignores her or counts on his cuteness to keep him out of trouble. sometimes it works, lol.
glad you had a nice ride in the snow. how do you keep the snow from balling up in her hooves? not that we get much snow down here, but ive never been able to ride in it due to hoof-balls. our snow is usually pretty wet too, which may make a difference.
hope you have a good tue. take care.

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

01/20/2015 08:47.57 AM Report This Comment
Morning and Thank You
Leaving a vote, have a blessed day.

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01/20/2015 03:06.11 AM Report This Comment
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