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Standardbred from Lakeside, ON

Sterl May

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I am from Lakeside, ON and I've been a Club Horse member for 2 years, 9 months and 28 days

Nicknames: Sterly girly, beauty girl, my sweet

Age: 31 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

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
Thanks Cha'dich vote 2000
Thanks Ginger & Angel Betsy vote 3000
Thanks Ginger & Angel Betsy vote 3500
Thanks Pippin vote 4000
Thanks Belladonna Vote 5000
Thanks Sadie Vote 6000
Thanks Blondies vote 7000
Thanks Cisco vote 8000
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I've had 54559 friends visit me.

I'm the 35,547th member on HorseChannel.com.

8,695 friends have voted for me since I joined Club Horse!

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<)__~ TGIF Off work this weekend so I can’t wait for my horsey time! Loping by with a click on your horseshoe, with hugs & a vote for you all! Have a wonderful weekend <)__~
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***HOTD Shyner 216002
***HOTM Spangle 260838 Copper 264309
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Come visit me, ~* Whiskey*~ & <)__~ Deacon.

08/01/2014 07:35.16 AM Report This Comment
Hi Donna Lee. Thank you! I was going to leave Copper a congratulations vote, then saw your post. What a sweet surprise. Much love to you always and a vote for Sterly. Hugs.

Come visit me, SADIE *Thank you for August HOTM!! Humbled.*.

08/01/2014 01:33.36 AM Report This Comment
steri may, Angel Sassy Mac, Royal Mes, & Doona Lee
Another gosh awful hot day,suppose to be high 90* all week and into next, I can't remeber when we have had a summer this warm, Might need to give Lil a bath when I get home just to play in the water, started irrigating the patures again, should have mowed them first but oh well, there is one area of the South pasture the goats and Lilly don't really like to eat from ( bad weeds ) I guess so they don't keep it ate down, they do like to poo and rest in the shade there though, have a great evening love Suz and Lilly

Come visit me, Lilly.

07/31/2014 10:57.57 AM Report This Comment
Stopping by with a vote for ya!

Come visit me, ACES WILD & SUSIE AND FRIENDS.

07/31/2014 09:55.12 AM Report This Comment
Have a great Thursday Whinny’s & hugs ♡
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***HOTD Kallie 269253
***HOTM Copper 264309
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Come visit me, ~* Whiskey*~ & <)__~ Deacon.

07/31/2014 07:05.46 AM Report This Comment
Morning
Thank you for your vote, leaving one for you also. Have a Blessed Day.

Come visit me, Major, Star & Louie.

07/31/2014 03:05.09 AM Report This Comment
Voted :)
It's been a busy week. I've been spending lots of time playing with Cimarron. I was really surprised when he whinnied at me yesterday. I called his name, and not only did he come trotting up the hill, he whinnied! Cimarron's previous "mommy" also stopped by for a visit, and he whinnied to her too. It's very sweet, but unusual. Cimarron is normally very quiet - he's been more vocal in the last couple weeks than in all the previous years I've known him.

Come visit me, Cimarron.

07/31/2014 01:01.20 AM Report This Comment
Had an amazing afternoon Wednesday. Friends, Grace and Toby and their 3 kids, who moved to Arkansas 3 years ago, because Toby got stationed at Little Rock Air Force Base, came out. They just spent their vacation here with Toby's parents. Sadie gave everyone rides. First, Tyler, who is 7, rode Sadie bareback with no bridle. We put the saddle and bridle on. Everyone took a turn riding. Short rides because it was 108*. Grace and Toby took lots of pictures. They all had a wonderful time. So did I. Sadie was amazing. Such a good girl. She behaved herself. No attitude like she sometimes has with new people. So dang proud of her! Thinking of you all and leaving a vote.

Come visit me, SADIE *Thank you for August HOTM!! Humbled.*.

07/31/2014 12:41.52 AM Report This Comment
Hi Sterly, here's a vote for ya honey. Love, Marion and the blondes.

Come visit me, Nuttin But Good. Thanks Mom, Indy & H.T. #8700!, R.I.P. Hi Tech Image, #13300 THX Cisco and Herd & MWS Zippn By Indy, Thank you Sadie for #17400!.

07/30/2014 05:07.36 PM Report This Comment
Hi Donna Lee, it was great seeing Koot yesterday. He was a bit antsy since a couple of his horsey friends were already at the arena so I hopped on him bareback and rode him up there. Let's just say it was a fast walk lol, but the good thing is, even if he's excited to see his friends, he still listens well. Hope you're having a good week! Voted. XOXO Danya and Koot

Come visit me, Kootenai.

07/30/2014 04:36.45 PM Report This Comment
steri may, Angel Sassy Mac, Royal Mes, & Doona Lee
Lilly and I went out last night when a cloud cover came over for about an hour bareback, it was still mid 90* but I really wanted to get a ride in, then I went back out around 9:00 pm and gave her a good grooming, she looked so pretty, this morning she had dirt ALL over her , guess she did not think much about being pretty !! Suz and Lilly

Come visit me, Lilly.

07/30/2014 01:06.07 PM Report This Comment
Hugs and a vote.

Come visit me, SADIE *Thank you for August HOTM!! Humbled.*.

07/30/2014 01:36.01 AM Report This Comment
Hi Sterly, here's a vote for ya honey. Love, Marion and the blondes.

Come visit me, Nuttin But Good. Thanks Mom, Indy & H.T. #8700!, R.I.P. Hi Tech Image, #13300 THX Cisco and Herd & MWS Zippn By Indy, Thank you Sadie for #17400!.

07/29/2014 05:20.46 PM Report This Comment
steri may, Angel Sassy Mac, Royal Mes, & Doona Lee
That is fantastic news on Trevor, sending prayers and hugs for further healing, it's been hot here in OR, hope to get a little repreive soon, were not use to hot weather , have a beautiful day Suz and Lilly

Come visit me, Lilly.

07/29/2014 10:31.29 AM Report This Comment
i'm back from vacation! had a wonderful time with friends/family taking care of my every need. no driving. it was so relaxing. now back to reality! lol. all my animals seem fine and no problems that I'm aware of while I was gone. :) I only had one horsey experience. my friend had 3 draft horses that were pastured behind her property. i will post photos of me making friends with them. i'm at work today so my fun is over.

Come visit me, Sing & Cross Creek Horses.

07/29/2014 07:38.35 AM Report This Comment
Left a vote!

On Sunday I lunged Spangle. He did really well.

I also rode Rose bareback. I used very little rein the whole time. I also stopped Rose from a lope with no rein! It was a good ride.

Yesterday I had a lesson on Rose. I galloped her in our warm-up. She had a lot of energy. Then we worked on soft/slow work. We also did one dressage test:) It was a good ride.

I will be offline 7/30-8/9

Come visit me, Spangle: Offline 7/30-8/9, Zilker: Offline 7/30-8/9 & Rose: Offline 7/30-8/9.

07/29/2014 05:29.40 AM Report This Comment
Sadie's rough on fly masks. She gets into whatever she can. Another horse would be someone to fight with. Lol. She's expensive enough, too, but worth it. Leaving you all love and a quick vote.

Come visit me, SADIE *Thank you for August HOTM!! Humbled.*.

07/29/2014 01:45.41 AM Report This Comment
Hey Sterl May! Heres a vote for ya.

Come visit me, Taylor & Christina.

07/28/2014 09:27.34 PM Report This Comment
Hi Donna Lee!!! Left a vote :)
feels like forever since I've been on HC :(
Every thing is going great.... slowly making the move to Canon City to be closer to Digit!
Love and hugs
Audra and Digit

Come visit me, Digit.

07/28/2014 05:24.33 PM Report This Comment
Hi Donna Lee! I'm back! I enjoyed a nice trip to Napa with one of my closest friends! We did some wine tasting, just hung out by the pool, and a hot air balloon ride! Such a nice time. How are you? Did you have a good weekend? I can't wait to see Koot! I missed him! Voted. XOXO Danya and Koot

Come visit me, Kootenai.

07/28/2014 04:03.44 PM Report This Comment
Hi Sterly, here's a vote for ya. Yep the padding on the wall should do the trick! Cause if he's doing it for the noise, there won't be any then and hopefully he'll stop. Or go to another wall, hate to say that, but I've seen them move their vices around! Let me know how it goes. Love, Marion and the blondes.

Come visit me, Nuttin But Good. Thanks Mom, Indy & H.T. #8700!, R.I.P. Hi Tech Image, #13300 THX Cisco and Herd & MWS Zippn By Indy, Thank you Sadie for #17400!.

07/28/2014 04:02.46 PM Report This Comment
steri may, Angel Sassy Mac, Royal Mes, & Doona Lee
Boy Donna Lee, not sure what to suggest about Charlie's vice, I will be interested in reading all the good idea's you will get, glad everyone did good with their dentist appts', we are back into the 90* it just makes me tired, I work allday in airconditioning then go home to gaggy hot , zaps me like a fly hit by fly spray..Lilly has been such a goof ball lately, she just makes my laugh which is good for the spirit, my farrier gave me the thumbs up to ride longer, I was being catious becasue of that chunk she lost on her left front hoof but he said it will be okay just stay off rocky are's till she gets some grow out to it. Have a great week, Love Suz and Lilly

Come visit me, Lilly.

07/28/2014 10:28.27 AM Report This Comment
☆ the weather is saying Saturday morning will be 69! I will haul out that morning and ride at the lake for a few hours. Expecting rain all of this week, but you know I won’t believe it until I see it :) have a wonderful day! Whinnies & hugs.

Come visit me, ~* Whiskey*~ & <)__~ Deacon.

07/28/2014 06:11.10 AM Report This Comment
Hi Sterly Girl.

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

07/28/2014 04:46.45 AM Report This Comment
Morning
Thank you for your vote, leaving one for you also. Have a Blessed Day

Come visit me, Major, Star & Louie.

07/28/2014 04:17.44 AM Report This Comment
Happy Monday vote. That is wonderful news that Trevor is on track and doing better. We had to put a rubber mat on the wall of one of the horses. I think it must have been the noise they liked because once the mat was up, they kicked no more. Very odd. Maybe you could try that and see what happens?
Had a nice slow ride at the battlefields yesterday. Even though we left early it was very humid. And those giant horse flies were out in full force!
Hope you had a wonderful weekend and a great start to the week.

Come visit me, Butter.

07/28/2014 03:59.07 AM Report This Comment
I had to stop by the store, after work and buy another fly mask. Sassy Miss Sadie is rough on them. I don't like having to keep her beautiful face covered, but the flies here are bad. Got to keep her pretty eyes protected. Aren't horses some of the most gorgeous creatures? Love and a vote.

Come visit me, SADIE *Thank you for August HOTM!! Humbled.*.

07/28/2014 01:52.15 AM Report This Comment
Hi Sterly, here's a vote for ya honey. Okay, one or two things going on! He's mad that he can't see Sterly, or he's decided he likes the noise he's making. On my back wall in Paiges stall, I had to put up a piece of 1/2 rubber matting that I got at Tractor Supple. She would get mad at times and fire one off, and yes she could really leave a divit from the toe of the show. Didn't want her hurting herself, put up the rubber mat and she stopped, no marks on the mat at all. Once in a while she'll cow kick the side wall that separates her and Bullseye, but I know he's being a pain and she's telling him to knock it off. It's only a little thump, so I haven't padded that wall yet. Oh another thing, you can make a set of kicking chains. I used two small dog collars, and put some chain from Tractor supple on them, left it about 5 or 6 inches off the end, so when they kick, the chain pops them back, self punishment. works very well also. I can send you picture of how we did the wall and how I made the kicking chains if you want them. Love, Marion and the blondes.

Come visit me, Nuttin But Good. Thanks Mom, Indy & H.T. #8700!, R.I.P. Hi Tech Image, #13300 THX Cisco and Herd & MWS Zippn By Indy, Thank you Sadie for #17400!.

07/27/2014 04:05.36 PM Report This Comment
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July 27th 2014 Newsletter

***HOTD Tobi 263343
Hi my name is Tobi or you can call me Sweetie. I am a 19 year Thoroughbred mare. I ride English. My favorite treat is butterscotches. Please stop by and leave a vote!

Congratulations Doc our HOTD!

***HOTM Copper 264309

Today’s inspiration: “Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.” -Andre Gide

Happy Trails...Team HOTD
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Come visit me, ~* Whiskey*~ & <)__~ Deacon.

07/27/2014 06:44.58 AM Report This Comment
Good morning, first, I'm sorry if I missed anyone yesterday, HC has been so S L OW. It took forever to do my blogging. Second Cookie came around yesterday and did teeth, yippee, Sterly did not require the power float, she was looking good, he is generally p;eased with her, Charlie did well with his float also, however, my boy has developed a vice and I wonder if anyone has a suggestion....at night in his stall, he stands next to Sterly's half door and he kicks the wall (wood), it is hard to describe, not directly behind, but the wall that he is standing parallel to. I'll get a picture this morning and post it. Dr. Cook is worried, me too, that he will eventually injure his hocks, he does it on both sides, depending on which direction he is facing. HELP. David suggested fastening rubber matting to the wall to absorb the shock. Dr. Cook said, like any vice, it is sometimes very difficult to stop once they have made it a habit. We had a nice ride yesterday, hope to today before the rains come, all week....We voted, Love Donna Lee

Come visit me, Sterl May, Angel Sassy Mac Mar 8/95-Aug 8/07 & Royal Mes "How can I stop kicking?".

07/27/2014 03:34.00 AM Report This Comment
Quick vote.

Come visit me, SADIE *Thank you for August HOTM!! Humbled.*.

07/27/2014 02:26.11 AM Report This Comment
Hi from Sylvia
I love the HC I just don't care to blog much. I have been trying to get rid of Blue Weed, its toxic to horses it effects the liver and slowly kills them. No one can tell me how to kill the weed so Iam cutting it down with shears bagging it and then burning it before it seeds itself.

Come visit me, Crystal to succeed.

07/26/2014 04:22.37 PM Report This Comment
Hi Sterly, here's a vote for ya honey. Oh that is really good news that Trevor is doing so well and things are going in the right direction! Emily is the 10 year old grand daughter of the women who owns the entire farm where my Trainer Marissa rents two barns from her. Marissa's lesson horse that she was riding and showing had surgery about 5 weeks ago and is still out of commission. They were hoping to be able to take her to the show today with Paige, but I didn't feel she new the horse well enough to be out there alone in the arena in a walk jog class. So she'll ride sunday and a couple of days this week and maybe she'll show Paige at the Quarter Horse show in the Small Fry Pleasure. Have to see, Paige is very quiet, but has never really had a little one in charge of her. She did listen very well to Emily's cues and responded very well to her. So maybe it'll work out. Love, Marion and the blondes.

Come visit me, Nuttin But Good. Thanks Mom, Indy & H.T. #8700!, R.I.P. Hi Tech Image, #13300 THX Cisco and Herd & MWS Zippn By Indy, Thank you Sadie for #17400!.

07/26/2014 03:51.10 PM Report This Comment
Happy Saturday!
Hi there! Wishing you a happy Saturday and leaving a vote! :)

Come visit me, Noah.

07/26/2014 02:17.28 PM Report This Comment
On Wednesday I had a friend over for the night and for most the day on Thursday. She loves horses and used to have one so she knows how to handle/ride horses. We went riding Thursday morning with Misty and Sierra. My friend rode Misty and I rode Sierra. We rode around the fields on the tractor paths and back to the creek crossing. Misty went on through but Sierra didn't want to get her feet wet. I am planning to take her back there again soon to work on getting her to go across. We had a really fun ride and the mares were good. Later on we also rode Cherokee and Dakota bareback for a while. This morning I rode Sierra again and took her out around a large circular field near the farm. Around the bottom of the field it is dirt but there is corn planted around the top. We were trotting along on a loose rein around the dirt part when suddenly behind us something started crashing around in the corn field. Must have been a beef cow that got out. Sierra bolted into a dead gallop for a ways until we came to some tall brush and she swerved sharply back around. I just barely managed to hang on when she swerved. She settled right down again then and we went on our way around the field. We trotted some more and had a nice little lope. I was glad I was able to expose her to a "scary" situation. It seems like she has been getting bored working on circles and such in the pasture but she really seems to enjoy getting out and exploring new places. She has so far been doing really well not being barn sour or trying to get back to Misty. Any problems we encounter I am able to work her through pretty easily. I am still getting used to the fact that she is now my filly-I feel very lucky!
I have been working on Cheyenne's lunging and she has been doing really well. We are working on voice commands and reversing. She is catching on.
Hope your weekend is going great :)
Maria & herd

Come visit me, Sierra, Misty, Cheyenne, Dakota, Cherokee*vote 4 Copper August HOTM! & ~Scout~RIP~.

07/26/2014 12:59.36 PM Report This Comment
voted!

Come visit me, Loosey ~FOR SALE~ & <>Pony Jack<>.

07/26/2014 08:52.24 AM Report This Comment
Deacon says Thank you for HOTD ♡
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July 26th 2014 HORSECHANNEL Newsletter

***HOTD Doc 270953
Hi my name is The Doc, Buddy or you can just call me Doc. I am a 2 year old Mule. I am being trained to trail ride and to ride bareback. Please stop by and leave a vote!

Congratulations Deacon our HOTD!

***HOTM Copper 264309

Today’s inspiration: Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired, and success achieved. Helen Keller

Happy Trails...Team HOTD
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Come visit me, ~* Whiskey*~ & <)__~ Deacon.

07/26/2014 06:05.47 AM Report This Comment
Since HC was down, I couldn't vote Friday. Sending all of you love and thankful to be able to leave each of you a vote.

Come visit me, SADIE *Thank you for August HOTM!! Humbled.*.

07/26/2014 02:14.40 AM Report This Comment
Hi Sterly, here's a vote for ya honey. Love, Marion and the blondes.

Come visit me, Nuttin But Good. Thanks Mom, Indy & H.T. #8700!, R.I.P. Hi Tech Image, #13300 THX Cisco and Herd & MWS Zippn By Indy, Thank you Sadie for #17400!.

07/25/2014 04:30.00 PM Report This Comment
July 25th Newsletter

***HOTD Deacon 237272
Hi my names One More Special, better known as Deacon. I am a 13yr old American Quarter Horse gelding going for my 3rd HOTD! I ride trails and pleasure. Please stop by and leave a vote!

Congratulations La Vibora our HOTD!

***HOTM Copper 264309

Todays inspiration: We learn wisdom from failure much more than success. We often discover what we will do, by finding out what we will not do.
Samuel Smiles

Happy Trails...Team HOTD

Come visit me, Sierra, Misty, Cheyenne, Dakota, Cherokee*vote 4 Copper August HOTM! & ~Scout~RIP~.

07/25/2014 10:49.26 AM Report This Comment
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