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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 9 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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8,573 friends have voted for me since I joined Club Horse!

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Hi Sterly, here's a vote for ya honey. Sorry that your vacation ended with a rainy day. But at least you got a few good days in with some riding. Love, Marion and the blondes.

Come visit me, Nuttin But Good. Thanks Mom, Indy & H.T. #8300!, R.I.P. Hi Tech Image, #13300 THX Cisco and Herd & MWS Zippn By Indy, Thanks Bella Boo (DC) 17300!.

07/13/2014 05:38.56 PM Report This Comment
Bubba was an amazing boy yesterday. We improved our scores in 2 Training Level tests by 2.5% and he was incredibly relaxed and calm at the show. He was a true gentleman in the trailer too. Our transmission failed on the way home and instead of the 1 hour drive we had planned on it turned into 3.5 hours of him stuck in the trailer. We all made it home safe but the truck is TKOed until further notice :( God bless the two strangers who pulled up behind us not 20 minutes after we had stopped and offered to tow us the 35 miles home! They were a true God send!!

Come visit me, The Mark of Freedom, Heza Foxy HP Bubba, Valkyrie and Lady Diana & RIP Fanny and Zetti.

07/13/2014 04:12.26 PM Report This Comment
I feel this is Horsechannel for horses only...not the other channels, I will only be posting the horse information when I am responsible for the newsletter. The rest of Team HOTD can post it how they want too. We all have different ways of posting it!

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July 13th 2014 HORSECHANNEL Newsletter

***HOTD Annie 245904
Hi my name is Annie. I am a 14 year old American (solid) Paint horse. I ride western pleasure, hunter under saddle and trail ride. Please stop by and leave a vote!

Congratulations Georgous George our HOTD!

***HOTM Copper 264309

Today’s inspiration: The horse through all its trials has preserved the sweetness of paradise in its blood.
Johannes Jensen

Happy Trails...Team HOTD
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Come visit me, ~* Whiskey*~vote Copper 264309 for August HOTM & ~*Deacon*~.

07/13/2014 06:03.37 AM Report This Comment
CLOUDY, RAINY, WINDY...
Not how I wanted to finish off my week of vacation.... However, I'm not complaining, Charlie and I had some good rides, Sterly is doing well and all in all, well, hey, I wasn't working, so it is all good. We left votes, talk soon, Love Donna Lee

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

07/13/2014 03:41.44 AM Report This Comment
Seek happiness within yourself. It can't be found in someone else. It can be shared, but it has to come from within first. Have a blessed Sunday. Love, hugs and a vote.

Come visit me, SADIE *Voting Copper 264309, August HOTM*.

07/13/2014 01:50.48 AM Report This Comment
Trottin' by with a quick vote! Hope Charlie and Sterly are doing well!

It's hot and the flies are swarming around here. A paragraph that I wrote about Cimarron is featured in the Rider Insider section of the August Horse Illustrated. I'm very excited about that!

Come visit me, Cimarron.

07/12/2014 09:14.46 PM Report This Comment
Hi Sterly, here's a vote for ya honey. One more day to that vacation, enjoy it with a lovely ride on Charlie! Love, Marion and the blondes.

Come visit me, Nuttin But Good. Thanks Mom, Indy & H.T. #8300!, R.I.P. Hi Tech Image, #13300 THX Cisco and Herd & MWS Zippn By Indy, Thanks Bella Boo (DC) 17300!.

07/12/2014 05:09.36 PM Report This Comment
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July 12th 2014 Newsletter

***HOTD Zovek Nominated by Azteca
Hi my name is Zovek. I am a 4 year old American Quarter horse stallion. I am a race horse. Please stop by and leave a vote!

Congratulations McGraw our HOTD!

***HOTM Copper 264309
Today’s inspiration: “In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.” – Bill Cosby


Happy Trails...Team HOTD
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Come visit me, ~* Whiskey*~vote Copper 264309 for August HOTM & ~*Deacon*~.

07/12/2014 07:24.25 AM Report This Comment
Left a vote!
I rode Rose yesterday. I set up a pattern with some weaving and one turn. Then I did a rein-less walk, turn, halt. We did well. It was a good ride.

Come visit me, Spangle, Zilker & Rose.

07/12/2014 05:45.48 AM Report This Comment
8563 Sterly Girly
Sorry Donna, did not mean to get some riled up. I am not sure about today's HOTD, will have to check it out if I have time. I come on HC to try to support the HOTD & HOTM (if I know the horse), NOT as your friend says to "cause a drama". I just get offended by remarks. I agree, we all should get along and maybe just not leave ANY blog if it is negative, just don't leave a vote for the "fake" profiles and leave it at that. A thought. Hoping your family is well, have not kept up on your news of health but obiously the horses are fine. Sterly at 31 years, what an accomplishment! By the way, I DO own a horse alive and thankfully NOT kicking (anyone as far as I know), so "stirring up the pot" from another "friend" is quite an unprofessional comment to make. Sorry, this all comes back to hit you, that is not fair, I know that.

Paula, St Antoine L'Abbaye, FRANCE, Intl.

07/12/2014 04:04.31 AM Report This Comment
SPECIAL NOTE TO PAULA...
Hi Paula, just for the record, I can and do make my own decisions, if you take a good look, I was first to tell Allie, NO VOTE, because I'm not supporting a horse that has not made an effort to be on HC in 111 days, come on, let's all try to get along...I'm not following anyone, good to hear from you. Donna Lee

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

07/12/2014 02:40.32 AM Report This Comment
Horsey hugs and a Saturday vote.

Come visit me, SADIE *Voting Copper 264309, August HOTM*.

07/12/2014 02:37.27 AM Report This Comment
voted

Come visit me, miles, spock & angel joker ( R.I.P. MY BELOVED PRINCE 6-10-14).

07/11/2014 08:46.07 PM Report This Comment
Hi Donna Lee, sorry you are bring dragged into the Paula drama again. Being accused of following my blog. I guess she can't tell time stamps and the fact that my blog was after yours. She just can't leave HC alone!

Come visit me, Nuttin But Good. Thanks Mom, Indy & H.T. #8300!, R.I.P. Hi Tech Image, #13300 THX Cisco and Herd & MWS Zippn By Indy, Thanks Bella Boo (DC) 17300!.

07/11/2014 07:12.20 PM Report This Comment
here's a Friday vote. rode buttercup out in the pasture while teaching a lesson last night. I tried to video my rider jumping peach but buttercup what a knucklehead...trying to paw if I halted, dancing around and even leaping in the air and kicking out with her back legs like a lipizanner! maybe a bug? she is quite the athlete. lol.
my it seems that you have angered paula because of who you blog with, which means you "follow her". curious perspective. wonder why someone without a horse keeps stirring the pot on HC?

Come visit me, Sing & Cross Creek Horses.

07/11/2014 06:54.55 PM 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. #8300!, R.I.P. Hi Tech Image, #13300 THX Cisco and Herd & MWS Zippn By Indy, Thanks Bella Boo (DC) 17300!.

07/11/2014 04:45.46 PM Report This Comment
Here's a vote from Buddy! We didn't make it on the day that we said we would as the internet connection out here has been really crappy lately. I think it's due to the weather being really weird, but it could also be that the office lady in the barn is turning off the router when she leaves for the day. Hopefully it stays working!

The news I wanted to share with you guys is that Chloe, one of the mares in the barn had her baby the other morning! His name is Bentley and he is oh so cute! I will post a picture of him on Buddy's page for a few days. Annie, the other pregnant mare is due on the 18th, but looks like she's ready to pop at any moment. There's a show starting tomorrow, the first show in over a month, and one next weekend as well. Then we have a break and on the August long weekend it's the Jump for Hope show! One of the biggest shows at the barn.

Buddy has decided he doesn't want a mane anymore and has been pulling it out slowly while in his pen trying to eat the grass on the other side, so Margaret said that she will "clean" it up for me with the clippers when she has time. It will be interesting to see how Buddy reacts to the clippers as he's never seen them before. But he will look a lot better with no mane then with a few scraggly pieces here and there. I'm just going to get her to leave his little "tuff" at the bottom of his neck so I have something to hold onto when I ride him if he decides to be a goober. I gave Buddy a good grooming last night and made him all nice and shiny so he could go out and get all muddy again today. He's still doing good with picking out his feet, although as usual he doesn't like to stand still after about 15 seconds and tries to move. He's starting to get the cue of picking up his foot when I say foot and squeeze his leg, so that's good!

My sister was here last week with Brylee my niece, I was so excited to see them. Their 2 days trip turned into a 5 day trip, and they are on their way back to Edmonton today for a week so I get to see a lot more of them! I'm so excited yet again, but I know it will mean I will be tired for work a lot in the next week!

I'm hoping I can get on more often as I miss being able to post and see what you guys are all up to every day. My trip up to the ranch is still on for the end of August so I most likely will be phone voting/blogging for the most part during those 2 weeks.

-Buddy & Jasmine

Come visit me, Buddy *Congrats Darby, July HOTM!*.

07/11/2014 10:51.18 AM Report This Comment
So sorry you follow other's opinions
I alays had respect for you... so sorry you follow someome who thinks they are head of HC. I really thought I knew you much better

Paula, St Antoine L'Abbaye, FRANCE, Intl.

07/11/2014 09:56.32 AM Report This Comment
Show tomorrow busy busy busy :D :D

Come visit me, The Mark of Freedom, Heza Foxy HP Bubba, Valkyrie and Lady Diana & RIP Fanny and Zetti.

07/11/2014 09:15.27 AM Report This Comment
Happy Friday vote! That's great that the weather has been cooperating on your vacation. Hope you get your list all checked off. We are riding tomorrow since temps only getting to 85 with no humidity. Then farrier comes on Sunday so will just be hanging out at home.
I hope you have a wonderful weekend filled with fun! Enjoy.

Come visit me, Butter.

07/11/2014 04:29.26 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.

07/11/2014 02:40.49 AM Report This Comment
Austin tied a rope around the shed. Smarty pants couldn't get it open. Only problem is that Austin forgot to put everything Sadie pulled out of the shed back in it. Have an amazing Friday. Love and a vote.

Come visit me, SADIE *Voting Copper 264309, August HOTM*.

07/11/2014 12:59.21 AM Report This Comment
Hi Donna Lee, hope you're enjoying your vacation. Glad to hear it's only one day of rain for you. It's been pretty hot here and this weekend is going to be in the 90s :( no fun! Voted. XOXO Danya and Koot

Come visit me, Kootenai.

07/10/2014 09:34.42 PM Report This Comment
voted!
aww, thank you so much for your kind words!

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

07/10/2014 05:41.37 PM Report This Comment
Hi Sterly, here's a vote for ya honey. Glad that you're making a dent in that to do list! And better yet, that only one day of rain, so it wasn't a washed out time! Yep, we're listed for rain too on Sunday. And I have an outdoor baby shower to go to! Good excuse to stay home them, not into baby showers or kids! Love, Marion and the blondes.

Come visit me, Nuttin But Good. Thanks Mom, Indy & H.T. #8300!, R.I.P. Hi Tech Image, #13300 THX Cisco and Herd & MWS Zippn By Indy, Thanks Bella Boo (DC) 17300!.

07/10/2014 05:00.14 PM Report This Comment
hi sterly!

Come visit me, ~* Whiskey*~vote Copper 264309 for August HOTM & ~*Deacon*~.

07/10/2014 08:26.43 AM Report This Comment
LEFT A VOTE!
July 10th Newsletter

***HOTD Allie 251864
Hi my name is Allie, or you can call me ICASPLASHOFIMPR- ESSIVE, Clepto, Al, BabyGirl, Retriever, Puppy, or Babe. I am a 12 year old American Paint horse mare. My style of riding is all around. I was kinda I rescue horse. I haven't been on for a while, but I still would love HOTD! Please stop by and leave a vote!

Congratulations Trudy our HOTD!

***HOTM Copper 264309
***BOTM Zeena 255116
***COTM Spanky Jack 38743
***DOTM Grant 264816

Top 5 Quiz Masters:
1.Unknown
2.R.I.P. Hi Tech Image
3.Echo
4.Tango
5.Unknown

Happy Trails...Team HOTD

Come visit me, Spangle, Zilker & Rose.

07/10/2014 07:02.21 AM Report This Comment
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Good morning. Well I am happy to hear that Charlie's mealtimes are full of everything he needs but I am sorry to hear about the shoes. I have an appaloosa with the same problem - we tried the barefoot process a couples years ago but he was just miserable. His hooves just never toughened up enough so he will always have shoes.
Had two storms go thru last night so the weather cooled down somewhat. Did some groundwork with Butter and played with the ball. Had a good time.
Hope you have a great day!

Come visit me, Butter.

07/10/2014 03:51.50 AM Report This Comment
So far so good, only one day of rain on my vacation, the long range says clear sailing until Sunday, hee haw, I'm just checking off stuff on my "to do list" I love a list...we left votes, Love Donna Lee

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

07/10/2014 03:42.32 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.

07/10/2014 03:26.09 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.

07/10/2014 03:25.24 AM Report This Comment
Scruffy always barks at Sadie, wanting her to play, when I let her out of her corral. Sadie bolted out of her corral, Wednesday, head down and chased him away. So funny. Poor dog. He ran to his doghouse. She got to enjoy freedom until she got into the shed, again, and pulled things out, making a mess. Trying to figure out how to make the shed Sadie proof. It's a rubbermaid and she pulls the doors off. Too smart. Lol. Love and a vote.

Come visit me, SADIE *Voting Copper 264309, August HOTM*.

07/10/2014 12:52.13 AM Report This Comment
Hi Donna Lee, whatever makes you happy with your horses' feet is all good with me :) Koot used to be completely barefoot before I got him and then his front feet kept chipping horribly because of always walking on the pavement so I just put front shoes on him. I finally got to see Koot last night after not seeing him for 6 days. It felt sooo good :) I got in a great ride with him and we did a little barrel and poles practice and Koot did great! He was happy to be back at the barrels lol. Voted. XOXO Danya and Koot

Come visit me, Kootenai.

07/09/2014 09:24.32 PM Report This Comment
Hi Sterly, here's a vote for ya honey. I'm with you Donna Lee, I would not put Charlie through that ordeal! Shoes it is! I know I couldn't bear to see my beloved baby go through the pain associated with what it takes to toughen up the feet they way that man was saying. No WAY! Love, Marion and the blondes.

Come visit me, Nuttin But Good. Thanks Mom, Indy & H.T. #8300!, R.I.P. Hi Tech Image, #13300 THX Cisco and Herd & MWS Zippn By Indy, Thanks Bella Boo (DC) 17300!.

07/09/2014 03:54.15 PM Report This Comment
Another one of -those- days. Had to put my cat to sleep this morning :( She had cancer and it was starting to cut off her airway and she quit eating last weekend. Knowing the right thing to do and doing it are some of the hardest things we have to do as animal owners :(

Come visit me, The Mark of Freedom, Heza Foxy HP Bubba, Valkyrie and Lady Diana & RIP Fanny and Zetti.

07/09/2014 09:01.35 AM Report This Comment
Left a vote!
On Monday, Rose and I had an English lesson. By the end of the lesson we jumped 2ft! It was a fun lesson.

Come visit me, Spangle, Zilker & Rose.

07/09/2014 06:59.50 AM Report This Comment
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Same routine as the day before let the boys out to graze. It is too hot to do anything else. Here is a hug, love & a Wednesday vote ♡
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***HOTD Trudy 259163
***HOTM Copper 264309
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Come visit me, ~* Whiskey*~vote Copper 264309 for August HOTM & ~*Deacon*~.

07/09/2014 06:30.49 AM Report This Comment
Hi Donna Lee
Its a lovely 52F and raining here today. I have to work today then its back to the barn for more stable work!
Take care and God bless...love Celeste
P.S. Glad to hear your feed is right for your guys.

Come visit me, Belladonna & Misty.

07/09/2014 05:36.53 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.

07/09/2014 03:52.10 AM Report This Comment
CHARLIE KEEPS SHOES....
Good Morning, well the visit from the nutritionist was interesting to say the least...the good news is, I'm doing everything right as far as feed for Charlie. The bad news is, in order to go barefoot, here is what Marc does with his TB's, and before I try to explain this, keep in mind that this is a L O N G process, it won't happy overnight. He basically forces the hoof to become strong by OVER stimulation and corrective trimming, meaning, he lets them chip, he let's them bruise and even abscess if necessary, the over stimulation comes from the rigorous training, the pounding, the running, not just lolly gagging around the pasture. I know it sounds like cruel and unusual punishment, but it works for his racehorses. People at the track are always asking him "what is your secret? how can your horses run barefoot?" He said this is not for everyone, you must be committed to the work, and be prepared for the set backs, but when you get there you have a STRONG hoof. After a lot of thought, I realize, this is not for Charlie, he is not a working racehorse anymore, he is my pal, and it will be shoes for him. Have a great day, we left votes, Love Donna Lee

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

07/09/2014 03:28.44 AM Report This Comment
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