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Standardbred from Lakeside, ON

Sterl May & Blossom

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I am from Lakeside, ON and I've been a Club Horse member for 5 years, 2 months and 3 days

Nicknames: Sterly girly, beauty girl, my sweet

Age: 33 years old

Gender: Mare

Breed: Standardbred

Height: 15.2

Color: Mahogany bay

Type of Riding: she is retired, due to a back issue, used to ride english, hunter

My Horse's Achievements: learned to canter, jump and gave me the confidence to be the rider I am today. She got HOTD October 30, 2011. She was HOTD for the 2nd time Oct 31, 2012.
Sterl May was HOTM, June, 2013
Sterl May was HOTD for 3rd time October 31, 2013
Sterl May was HOTD 4th time October 31. 2014
Sterl May was HOTD 5th time October 31, 2015

My Horse's Favorite Treat: carrots and more carrots

My Horse's Favorite Things To Do: eat, hang out, baby sit, she takes care of everyone

Pet Peeves: nothing bothers her, she takes EVERYTHING in stride.

My Horse's motto: Don't worry about me, I'm O.K.

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How We Met

As a young girl, I loved horses. My best friend lived on a farm and had a pony named Star. I was there all the time. We lived in town and of course couldn't have a horse in the back yard. So, after growing up and finishing school and having a career and getting married, and gettig divorced ang getting remarried, we moved to the country. I leased a horse at a near by stable for about a year and a half, until I was sure I wanted the resonsibility of my own. I heard about Sterl May being available, I eagerly went to meet her, I noticed her beautiful big, soft brown eyes immediately. I put a borrowed saddle and bridle on her and rode her right there in the field with her pasture mate. I knew she was a Standardbred, but that really didn't mean anything to me, she was a horse, she had 4 feet,a head and a tail, and she let me ride her. I decided then and there that I wanted her. I asked the price and her owner told me,she always said she would never give her away. At that time Canada had just done away with our $1 bill and replaced it with a coin, a loonie. She said I can't sell her for $1, because she is NO loonie. Give me $2 and she is yours. I couldn't believe what I was hearing, I handed her a $2 bill. She handed it back to me and said " you keep this $2, as long as you own Sterl May you will never be broke". I still have that $2 bill, it is framed with her reg. papers. I promised her a home until the day she dies. I will keep that promise. I will never be broke as long as she is in my life. She is retired now, all she has to do is look pretty and keep Charlie company. She has Cushing's disease, but she doesn't know, so I'm not going to tell her, she never complains, she willingly takes her meds everyday, she just goes with the flow. She is a very happy horse.

Thanks Sing for vote 1000
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Thanks Sadie Vote 6000
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Thanks Charlie, Mackie & Mom vote 10,000
Thanks Marion & Blondes vote 11,000
Thanks Sadie Vote 12,000

"HORSE WISDOM: You can tell a Gelding, You can ask a Stallion, But you must Discuss it with a Mare!" (unknown)
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Blossom is so very cute and I bet Sterly will love her. I hope and pray you can grieve and process this and yes, time will let you know when and if its time for another horse. You are in my thoughts and prayers ♡
leaving a very cold vote and a hug ♡(temp 37/wind chill 27 * for Texas this is cold)

Come visit me, ♥ Deacon ♥.

12/08/2016 06:15.52 AM Report This Comment
Aw, Blossom is so cute. Where'd you find her? I hope Sterly thinks she's cute too. Minis make good companions for older horses, that was a wise choice.
How are you doing? You're still in my prayers.
Not much going on here. I'm so behind getting ready for Christmas so there probably won't be a lot of horse time through the holidays, but I'll enjoy any I can get.
Well, hope the new kid fits in nicely and you're doing okay. Take care.

Come visit me, Allie, prayers for Donna Lee & BJ and his mom,Gracie; missing Charlie Bubbles.

12/08/2016 03:55.21 AM Report This Comment
INTRODUCING BLOSSOM
Sadly, very early on Saturday Dec 3/2015 we had to humanely euthanize our beloved Charlie, he and Sterl May were very close friends, they spent 24/7 together and I credit Charlie for actually helping to keep Sterl May young. He was indeed the nicest horse I have ever known and we had great plans for my retirement, however it was not to be. David and i feared for Sterly's well being because she stressed so after Charlie died, she looked for him she called for him and I had to tranquiler her to stay calm. So, yesterday we found little Blossom, she is a two year old mini and ever so cute. She is slowly being introduced to Sterl over the stall half door and across the fence line, so far so good. We hope this will help fill the void left in Sterly's heart after Charlie's passing.

Come visit me, Sterl May & Blossom, Angel Sassy Mac Mar 8/95-Aug 8/07 & Angel Royal Mes Apr 16/02-Dec 3/16.

12/08/2016 02:58.22 AM Report This Comment
Hi Sterly, here's a vote for ya. Oh Sterly I bet you are happy now to have a little girl friend to keep you company. Can't wait to see a picture of Blossom! Well that snow that started last night amounted to about 2.5 inche of wet heavy snow! It took my Dish Network out last night, so no TV! Made it an early night to bed! It was slick and slippery this morning walking to the barn. On the bright side, temps went up to about 46 degrees and most of it melted! Managed to get them to the barn, free lunged Indy. Then lunged Paige and did showmanship. Everyone got a good grooming too! Love ya, Marion and the blondes.

Come visit me, Nuttin But Good. Tkx Mom, Indy and H.T. for 16300!, R.I.P. Hi Tech Image, Tks Mom, Indy Paige #16800! & MWS Zippn By Indy, Tks, Mom, Paige & H.T., 21800!.

12/07/2016 01:38.18 PM Report This Comment
Hi Donna Lee, I wasn't online the past few days and just learned of Charlie's passing. I am so very sorry. I hope you and Sterl May are doing okay. Love of lots! XOXO Danya and Koot

Come visit me, Kootenai.

12/07/2016 09:31.23 AM Report This Comment
A NEW FRIEND FOR ME AND STERLY...
You know we always do what we need to do, I have just been so beside myself, I'm not being selfish when I say, I have almost not had time to grieve myself, cry Yes...but actually grieve this whole process, No...I know you never replace one with another and believe me, this is something that I'm doing simply because Sterly needs it. I'm sure I will fall in love with this little girl, we'll see. But at least for right now, I feel some sense of relief that Sterly and I will be OK. As for another horse to ride. Don't think for a minute that with everything that has been flowing thru my head the past 4 days, I have not thought about that, but remember Charlie was not an easy keeper, he was expensive and he was hard on me emotionally, don't get me wrong, I'd do it all over again in a heartbeat, but I am not ready and not strong enough right now to think about another ride. I just need time, I'll know when and if it is to be. One giant hurdle at a time. This is not at all what I had planned for my retirement. I'll let you know when Blossom arrives. Have a good day, Love Donna Lee

Come visit me, Sterl May & Blossom, Angel Sassy Mac Mar 8/95-Aug 8/07 & Angel Royal Mes Apr 16/02-Dec 3/16.

12/07/2016 02:41.45 AM Report This Comment
<3 Quick vote. <3

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

12/07/2016 01:52.45 AM Report This Comment
Hi Sterly, here's a vote for ya. Glad that Sterl settled down last night. Oh that is awesome about the mini, hope you got trailing arrangements made and can get her tomorrow maybe. Well had the farrier out today to shoe Paige and trim Indy. We had a discussion about how short he was from last trim and sore, and of course he says not his fault! Well when I brought him out of his stall to be trimmed, he says, he don't have any foot! Yeah hello! So he just rounded him off and said he was sorry and he'll be doing him from now on, not the apprentice! And it was no charge, it better have been, cause it took all of less than 5 minutes to round him off! Later on I got them out to the indoor for a run. They were both fine. Now I just went to feed and we've got over an inch of snow on the ground and it's coming down hard, heavy wet snow! They are saying 2 to 4 inches! I've had it already with winter and it's not even officially here! Love ya, Marion and the blondes.

Come visit me, Nuttin But Good. Tkx Mom, Indy and H.T. for 16300!, R.I.P. Hi Tech Image, Tks Mom, Indy Paige #16800! & MWS Zippn By Indy, Tks, Mom, Paige & H.T., 21800!.

12/06/2016 04:52.53 PM Report This Comment
Just dropping by to say hi and leave prayers and a vote.
It's been too wet to do any horse stuff other than feed, but they enjoyed apples and peppermints last night to celebrate being HOTD. Thanks so much for all the votes over the years.
Hope you have a great tuesday.

Come visit me, Allie, prayers for Donna Lee & BJ and his mom,Gracie; missing Charlie Bubbles.

12/06/2016 05:35.35 AM Report This Comment
Wow, December 5th already! This year has flown by. Today marked the 16th anniversary of my son joining the Air Force. So proud of him. Praying he'll be stationed near me next spring. Been so hard missing him so much. Love and a vote.

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

12/05/2016 07:58.43 PM Report This Comment
Hi Sterly, here's a vote for ya. I know it's too soon, but yes, have you googled any rescue's in the area where maybe you can get a new riding horse. Like Cheryl said, we know you love to ride, and now with being home all the time, what better than to adopt is possible and rehab a new riding partner! Well got some errands down this morning, like getting to the other end of shopping at a different Walmart and making up my Christmas cards. Went to the bank, farrier coming tomorrow and cash means no tax paid to him! Got home and got Paige and Indy lunged with just enough time to shower and get to the Chiropractor for an adjustment. Got home and gave them hay and fresh water and called it a day and came in and still worked on defrosting from the cold weekend standing still in her indoor for like 6 hours straight! Love ya, Marion and the blondes.

Come visit me, Nuttin But Good. Tkx Mom, Indy and H.T. for 16300!, R.I.P. Hi Tech Image, Tks Mom, Indy Paige #16800! & MWS Zippn By Indy, Tks, Mom, Paige & H.T., 21800!.

12/05/2016 05:02.21 PM Report This Comment
Poor Sterl (and you). Hope you find a companion for her. I know it's way to soon, but if you are thinking a companion horse, knowing how much you love to ride, maybe that would be the way to go. Also, a lot of horses do well with goats as companions. Maybe you could find a Standardbred to rehab? I would hate to see you give up riding.

Come visit me, Mystic Prayers 4 Donna Lee, Sterl & Angel Charlie, Cisco ~Prayers for Donna Lee, Sterl &Angel Charlie, Angel Meg Prayers 4 Donna Lee, Sterl,Angel Charlie, Bo and Jazz Prayers for Donna Lee & Sterl & Angel Nugget Prayers for Donna Lee & Sterl.

12/05/2016 02:15.19 PM Report This Comment
Aw, I know that breaks your heart even more to see Sterly looking for him. It's gotta be so hard every time you go to the barn, wish I could be there to give you hugs and share your tears. Will keep you in my prayers. I'll also pray for just the right little friend to be sent your way, a friend who needs a loving home and the company of a sweet mare.

Come visit me, Allie, prayers for Donna Lee & BJ and his mom,Gracie; missing Charlie Bubbles.

12/05/2016 04:54.11 AM Report This Comment
THANKS FOR THE PRAYERS, IT HELPS A LOT.....
Thanks for all the messages of support, I really am still in shock, it does not feel real. My whole world has been turned upside down. My major worry now is how my "old Girl" will deal with this, I'm looking around for a mini or a donkey, to keep her company, 34 years and she has never been alone, she is still very confused, every noise she thinks it might be Charlie coming home, I don't want her to die of a broken heart like me. Love Donna Lee

Come visit me, Sterl May & Blossom, Angel Sassy Mac Mar 8/95-Aug 8/07 & Angel Royal Mes Apr 16/02-Dec 3/16.

12/05/2016 02:03.33 AM Report This Comment
Hi Sterly, here's a vote for ya. One day at a time, it's not going to be easy for a while, I can attest to that! I'm going to put some feelers out there to try and help find a rescue group by you with maybe a mini or donkey they would love to have a good home! Well washout at the tack sale today. Made a whopping $6. Oh well, did donate a pair of boots and a showmanship outfit to the South Jersey 4-H club. Everyone was donating stuff they just got tired of lugging from sale to sale and didn't sell! So they made out with everything from very high end show outfits, to a silver show halter and chaps, and so much more! Packed up early and went to lunch with a friend that shows with us, well her daughter does, Jill is close to my age, nice to have an adult to talk with about trainer issues! LOL! Love ya, Marion and the blondes.

Come visit me, Nuttin But Good. Tkx Mom, Indy and H.T. for 16300!, R.I.P. Hi Tech Image, Tks Mom, Indy Paige #16800! & MWS Zippn By Indy, Tks, Mom, Paige & H.T., 21800!.

12/04/2016 04:57.41 PM Report This Comment
Know you and Sterl are in my thoughts and prayers. Sending you a big Texas hug (they don't get any bigger, 'cause everything's bigger in Tx). Chilly, raw day. We're supposed to hit low 20's later in the week, will have to blanket Bo that night. Had to go to TSC to pick up cattle feed, actually had to go back out in the parking lot and wait for someone to unload their cart so I could go back in and get my feed. They were the busiest I have ever seen them.

Come visit me, Mystic Prayers 4 Donna Lee, Sterl & Angel Charlie, Cisco ~Prayers for Donna Lee, Sterl &Angel Charlie, Angel Meg Prayers 4 Donna Lee, Sterl,Angel Charlie, Bo and Jazz Prayers for Donna Lee & Sterl & Angel Nugget Prayers for Donna Lee & Sterl.

12/04/2016 01:42.41 PM Report This Comment
A Vote for You!!
(((Hugs to You))) I am sure Charlie knows how much you loved him. It makes me cry because I keep thinking of Crimson, who was 26 yrs old when she passed away. More ((hugs)) for you and a lots of prayers for healing.

Come visit me, Mistic, Willow & Whisper.

12/04/2016 06:53.20 AM Report This Comment
ONE DAY AT A TIME..
Morning my friends,
Thank you for wrapping me in hugs and being there for me, I'm so numb, it does not feel real, thought I was doing better this morning until I walked into the barn.
My eyes are so sore, I can't even read. I can't stop crying (imagine that) I just feel lost, I wonder from room to room. It happened so fast, but I knew this was a bad one, no like the other gas colics that he so often had. He was in so much pain, there was nothing I could do to help him. I hope he knows how loved he was. He was my everythig, we had such great plans for retirement. My worry now is will Sterl be OK alone, she is calling for him, she knows something is wrong. Cookie says to use the Ace if she is agitated, they often use it to ween babies, they give it to the Mares, maybe I should take some...
One day at a time, thanks for being my friend and understanding, this really hurts and it feels for fresh and raw.
I wanted to share the e mail from my brother Robbie, talk soon, Love you

Sis

So sorry to hear about Charlie. I know nothing I can say here will make your loss any easier to deal with but if there's anything we can do please let us know.

I think dealing with the loss of animals in many way is harder than dealing with the loss of people. It must be a dependency thing or more likely the unconditional love we feel from and for our animals.

Come visit me, Sterl May & Blossom, Angel Sassy Mac Mar 8/95-Aug 8/07 & Angel Royal Mes Apr 16/02-Dec 3/16.

12/04/2016 02:29.39 AM Report This Comment
Love and a vote.

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

12/04/2016 02:04.48 AM Report This Comment
Dearest Donna Lee and Sterl May , my heart aches for you in the loss of your precious Charlie, love and hugs too you, Suz , Lilly and the Barnyard, been extremely busy so I havent been on HC for a long time, Cheryl C, shared your sad news God Speed

Come visit me, Lilly.

12/03/2016 11:26.28 PM Report This Comment
Hopping Sterl is doing well

Come visit me, Mystic Prayers 4 Donna Lee, Sterl & Angel Charlie, Cisco ~Prayers for Donna Lee, Sterl &Angel Charlie, Angel Meg Prayers 4 Donna Lee, Sterl,Angel Charlie, Bo and Jazz Prayers for Donna Lee & Sterl & Angel Nugget Prayers for Donna Lee & Sterl.

12/03/2016 04:00.09 PM Report This Comment
Hi Sterly, here's a vote for you Honey. Please be strong and be brave, mom Donna Lee is there for you! Love ya, Marion and the blondes.

Come visit me, Nuttin But Good. Tkx Mom, Indy and H.T. for 16300!, R.I.P. Hi Tech Image, Tks Mom, Indy Paige #16800! & MWS Zippn By Indy, Tks, Mom, Paige & H.T., 21800!.

12/03/2016 01:50.09 PM Report This Comment
Hi everyone! Sorry I have been away so long. I haven't been on since my retirement, I think. I know I've missed out on a lot of news. Hope all is well with each of you and your horses. Sorry to hear that HC will be closing down. I do enjoy hearing all the horse stories. My heard and I are doing well. Just been catching up on a lot of work that needed to be done. I am loving the extra time with my herd. Praying you all have a blessed holiday. Leaving votes all around.

Come visit me, ACES WILD~Last Day of Work 10-23-16! & SUSIE AND FRIENDS.

12/03/2016 08:40.10 AM Report This Comment
So very, very sorry for your loss. My prayers for you and Sterl - Marion called to tell me.

Come visit me, Mystic Prayers 4 Donna Lee, Sterl & Angel Charlie, Cisco ~Prayers for Donna Lee, Sterl &Angel Charlie, Angel Meg Prayers 4 Donna Lee, Sterl,Angel Charlie, Bo and Jazz Prayers for Donna Lee & Sterl & Angel Nugget Prayers for Donna Lee & Sterl.

12/03/2016 07:04.15 AM Report This Comment
GOODBYE CHARLIE, MY FRIEND
It is will great sadness that I tell you all that Charlie was humanely euthanized early this morning. David and I were by his side. It was following an extremely difficult colic, as always Charlie did his best, but this was one last fight he could not win. As you all know Charlie did things his way and usually the hard way. He is at peace now and always and forever in my heart, Love Donna Lee

Come visit me, Sterl May & Blossom, Angel Sassy Mac Mar 8/95-Aug 8/07 & Angel Royal Mes Apr 16/02-Dec 3/16.

12/03/2016 01:04.32 AM Report This Comment
Anxious for Monday to get here. Since I work weekends, I get to be the oddball who loves Mondays. Lol. Love and a vote.

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

12/03/2016 12:58.30 AM Report This Comment
Hi Sterly, here's a vote for ya honey. Love, Marion and the blondes.

Come visit me, Nuttin But Good. Tkx Mom, Indy and H.T. for 16300!, R.I.P. Hi Tech Image, Tks Mom, Indy Paige #16800! & MWS Zippn By Indy, Tks, Mom, Paige & H.T., 21800!.

12/02/2016 01:52.37 PM Report This Comment
I met some friends for bowling Thursday night. Had a blast. Need to do this at least once a month. Have an amazing Friday. Back to work for the weekend. Love and a vote.

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

12/02/2016 12:20.55 AM Report This Comment
Hoping Sterl is doing well.

Come visit me, Mystic Prayers 4 Donna Lee, Sterl & Angel Charlie, Cisco ~Prayers for Donna Lee, Sterl &Angel Charlie, Angel Meg Prayers 4 Donna Lee, Sterl,Angel Charlie, Bo and Jazz Prayers for Donna Lee & Sterl & Angel Nugget Prayers for Donna Lee & Sterl.

12/01/2016 02:29.29 PM Report This Comment
Hi Sterly, here's a vote for ya honey. Love, Marion and the blondes.

Come visit me, Nuttin But Good. Tkx Mom, Indy and H.T. for 16300!, R.I.P. Hi Tech Image, Tks Mom, Indy Paige #16800! & MWS Zippn By Indy, Tks, Mom, Paige & H.T., 21800!.

12/01/2016 01:24.00 PM Report This Comment
Hugs and quick votes.

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

11/30/2016 11:38.54 PM Report This Comment
Hi Sterly, here's a vote for ya honey. Love, Marion and the blondes.

Come visit me, Nuttin But Good. Tkx Mom, Indy and H.T. for 16300!, R.I.P. Hi Tech Image, Tks Mom, Indy Paige #16800! & MWS Zippn By Indy, Tks, Mom, Paige & H.T., 21800!.

11/30/2016 04:35.18 PM Report This Comment
Hi & a vote,
Well, we've reached the end of November, so it will be Rocky's last day as HOTM. He doesn't care, so long as he gets more carrots. As we head into December, we wish everyone will have happy December holidays. And a new HOTM will be arriving. Well, so long as HC keeps working!

Come visit me, Rocky (the blue-eyed wonder horse), Comet (the jumping bean) & Cowboy (See me at new profile 278871).

11/30/2016 07:37.53 AM Report This Comment
Hi Sterly, here's a vote for ya honey. Love, Marion and the blondes.

Come visit me, Nuttin But Good. Tkx Mom, Indy and H.T. for 16300!, R.I.P. Hi Tech Image, Tks Mom, Indy Paige #16800! & MWS Zippn By Indy, Tks, Mom, Paige & H.T., 21800!.

11/29/2016 04:42.17 PM Report This Comment
Love and a last minute Monday vote.

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

11/28/2016 11:08.50 PM Report This Comment
Hi Sterly, here's a vote for ya honey. Love, Marion and the blondes.

Come visit me, Nuttin But Good. Tkx Mom, Indy and H.T. for 16300!, R.I.P. Hi Tech Image, Tks Mom, Indy Paige #16800! & MWS Zippn By Indy, Tks, Mom, Paige & H.T., 21800!.

11/28/2016 04:47.20 PM Report This Comment
Quick Sunday vote. <3

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

11/27/2016 01:04.28 AM Report This Comment
Hi Sterly, here's a vote for ya honey. Love, Marion and the blondes.

Come visit me, Nuttin But Good. Tkx Mom, Indy and H.T. for 16300!, R.I.P. Hi Tech Image, Tks Mom, Indy Paige #16800! & MWS Zippn By Indy, Tks, Mom, Paige & H.T., 21800!.

11/26/2016 04:44.28 PM Report This Comment
Hi Sterly, here's a vote for ya honey. Love, Marion and the blondes.

Come visit me, Nuttin But Good. Tkx Mom, Indy and H.T. for 16300!, R.I.P. Hi Tech Image, Tks Mom, Indy Paige #16800! & MWS Zippn By Indy, Tks, Mom, Paige & H.T., 21800!.

11/25/2016 04:44.16 PM Report This Comment
Thank you for HOTD!! Love and a Friday vote.

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

11/25/2016 01:22.09 AM Report This Comment
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