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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 6 years, 2 months and 3 days

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

Age: 17 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
HOTD Oct 9, 2017

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.

Update (July 2015) I've started to learn to ride Luna with no saddle or bridle! She's doing so well, I'm really proud of her. I'll upload pictures soon.

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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3,262 friends have voted for me since I joined Club Horse!

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Well yesterday was great! We got another ride in on Ace and Gypsy. My husband rode Ace first then I rode him for a while in the round pen. Then I got on Gypsy and he rode Ace again. Gypsy wasn't wanting to do much though, we figured out her hooves may have been bothering her. The farrier just came out on Tuesday and clipped her hooves, maybe a little too short. I am at home again today, got things to do. My husband is with the horses. It's another beautiful day here. Happy Friday!


11/17/2017 09:00.58 AM Report This Comment
Hi & a vote,
Rocky says his Squeezy Buns treats have been shipped and are en route... that is all he will care about once they arrive!
Rainy here today and supposed to get colder again tonight.
Just got back from a pre-Thanksgiving lunch at work with all the trimmings!

Come visit me, Rocky (the blue-eyed wonder horse), Comet (has new home) & Cowboy.

11/16/2017 10:14.59 AM Report This Comment
Hope your week is going well and you're getting lots of horse time.
I've ridden Allie the last couple of days and hope to ride again today. She's finally learning to listen and respond to softer cues without all the resistance she used to have, so I'm really happy. (It's only taken a year and a half to get her there, oi!)

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

11/16/2017 06:44.20 AM Report This Comment
Hi and a vote!
Beautiful day today. Expecting rain and cooler temps by this weekend. Just hanging out at home today. My husband has the horses today. lol


11/15/2017 09:17.53 AM Report This Comment
Wow snow! Enjoy dashing through the snow!

Yes I am finally back in the saddle again! I have got a few rides in recently. I am riding on Gypsy and Lucky right now. My husband is riding Ace. He wants to make sure that Ace is not going to act up or anything before I try to ride him again. We have been working all of the horses, even Susie gets lunged in the round pen and put on the walker. We saddle the rest of the horses even if they are not being ridden. I am enjoying my riding time again. Yesterday they all got carrots. I haven't been giving them their treats, I could tell they really enjoyed that. Tomorrow the farrier comes to do their hooves. Enjoy your week.
P.S. Will post a couple of new pics on Ace's page


11/13/2017 07:55.12 PM Report This Comment
A Vote for You!!
Today it was cloud, but warm at least ...if you call 23 warm, but had no wind. Mike put in 3 more round bales, it bothers me that we have started so early feeding hay. Usually at the end of Noverber, or 3rd week sometimes, but we started the 28th of October. Chickens, guinea hens, and Lilly got to go out, while we moved the one pen outside, and set up a pen for Lilly, at least now she will not be getting into the square hay bales. Never really got sunny out, but once in a great while, Mr. Sunshine would take a peak at us. We went and got more corn and also whole corn for the deer. The 18th starts deer hunting season, with rifles, it was bow season. I know it is still 10 degree below normal, but it does feel good outside. Put strings on the rest of the lid ornaments that Dominic had painted and hung them outside on small trees, still have more to paint, and decorate another little tree.

Come visit me, Mistic, Willow & Whisper.

11/13/2017 04:37.01 PM Report This Comment
Hi & a vote,
Hi to Luna (& Allie), we haven't had any snow here yet this season, just some colder temps have now started. Yesterday I took Rocky on a very short ride when the sun was out and it felt warmer. Blue dog was happy to go along.

Come visit me, Rocky (the blue-eyed wonder horse), Comet (has new home) & Cowboy.

11/13/2017 07:19.53 AM Report This Comment
Hope you get your good canter in the snow soon. That does sound like fun.
That's a shame about the Granulex, it was a great product. Now that you mention it, I couldn't find it at my feed and seed either. Glad Allie's wound is healing up okay though.
Not much horse news here. It's been dampish for a week, so I haven't been able to horse lately except for taking Allie out into the field next door for some groundwork (her version= an all you can eat buffet). Anyway, hope your week gets off to a good start.

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

11/13/2017 04:08.36 AM Report This Comment

Come visit me, Mystic, Cisco, Angel Meg, Bo (RIP) and Jazz & Angel Nugget.

11/12/2017 02:46.17 PM Report This Comment
Thanks everyone for Titan's HOTD. Sorry I missed Cinnamon's HOTD.
Didn't do a whole lot of riding over the summer. Did go to a fun show and the only time we actually got was for keyhole and we didn't place. Any ideas to calm cinnamon at shows??
I think the farthest I rode was 2 1/2 miles in one day so not a whole lot. Took a break from riding for a while now back to the grind. Had a nice ride Thursday night and tonight I rode bareback so I'm going to be sore. Lol.

Come visit me, Curly's QT Titanium, June Bug, Cinnamon (270037), Eli(270057) & AIN'T SHE SWEET.

11/11/2017 03:07.11 PM Report This Comment
Don't have a lot of time so just visiting a few horse profiles. Had our first snow here in PA Tuesday night.

If anyone wants to keep in regular contact look me up on instagram (izzy.martin.17) or FB Isabel Martin. When I find the time, I post horse photos. Internet connection is little slow for HC and using my phone to log on isn't exactly convenient so can't be on here much.

Come visit me, Curly's QT Titanium, June Bug, Cinnamon (270037), Eli(270057) & AIN'T SHE SWEET.

11/09/2017 04:37.11 PM Report This Comment
Thanks everyone so much for Susie's HOTD win! Sorry I missed it. It is such a surprise. I will have to tell her tomorrow and bring some carrots.

We are slowly getting back into riding and working with the horses again. They have had the life of leisure for about 8 months. Ace is doing really great now! He is getting so tall, he has just about caught up with Susie. They are all in good health, no problems. The weather has been really nice, getting some cooler temps. Enjoy the rest of your week!


11/08/2017 08:21.08 PM Report This Comment
It's warmed back up here, 70s all week. Back to tee shirts in the afternoon. Allie got ridden in the pasture yesterday and did pretty good. I worked on trotting and then sitting down deep before flexing to a stop. She never stopped off my seat, but we did do a fair amount of trotting without disastrous results. Instead of hanging with her buddies where I work her more, she tried hanging at the gate, where I also worked her more, lol. Poor baby.
Well, hope you have a great friday.

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

11/03/2017 02:33.01 AM Report This Comment
Hi & a vote,
Oh my, November has already arrived. Can't believe it. Dropping off a vote for you, Luna and Allie.

Come visit me, Rocky (the blue-eyed wonder horse), Comet (has new home) & Cowboy.

11/02/2017 10:53.26 AM Report This Comment
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