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Appaloosa Horse from Rockford, IL

~Luna~

About Me

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I am from Rockford, IL and I've been a Club Horse member for 3 years, 4 months and 12 days

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

Age: 14 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 25579 friends visit me.

I'm the 35,355th member on HorseChannel.com.

3,132 friends have voted for me since I joined Club Horse!

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Shed's started. Raining. No tarp. Hoping to get it finished by the weekend. Love and a quick vote. <3

Come visit me, SADIE * Voting Zip N Fire 273514 Feb HOTM *.

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

Come visit me, SADIE * Voting Zip N Fire 273514 Feb 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 * Voting Zip N Fire 273514 Feb HOTM *.

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

Come visit me, Joker (angel), Miles, Mars, Dent, Ree, Ice and friends, Spots & Baby Doll (angel).

01/23/2015 07:42.07 PM Report This Comment
SAD NEWS TO SHARE....
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

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

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 * Voting Zip N Fire 273514 Feb HOTM *.

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

Come visit me, Joker (angel), Miles, Mars, Dent, Ree, Ice and friends, Spots & Baby Doll (angel).

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 * Voting Zip N Fire 273514 Feb HOTM *.

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

Come visit me, Joker (angel), Miles, Mars, Dent, Ree, Ice and friends, Spots & Baby Doll (angel).

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.

Come visit me, Toby, Zip N Fire Please vote ZIP for Feb. HOTM! & Amber.

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

Come visit me, Joker (angel), Miles, Mars, Dent, Ree, Ice and friends, Spots & Baby Doll (angel).

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.

Come visit me, Major, Star & Louie.

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