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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 3 years, 2 months and 14 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
Sterl May was HOTD for 3rd time October 31, 2013
Sterl May was HOTD 4th time October 31. 2014

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 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
Thanks Cisco vote 9000
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That is good news. Why is not cabbage in Canada ? Or I don't understand good ? Any cabbage family love cold weather and not hot. In SC I had to grow cabbage, bracoli, brussels, in winter.
All my life I did gardening, and now I have to learn how to do in west desert of Tx because the soil is very alkaline and dry.
We let a vote

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12/20/2014 07:31.38 PM Report This Comment
voted!

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12/20/2014 06:32.23 PM Report This Comment
Dropped off a vote for you sterly :-)

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12/20/2014 06:20.14 PM Report This Comment
Hi Sterly, here's a vote for ya honey. So glad to get my daily updates on Charlie Bubbles. You're on the right path now baby, Charlie you just keep eating that new diet and all will be good. Love, Marion and the blondes.

Come visit me, Nuttin But Good. Thank you Lilly for vote 10,000!, R.I.P. Hi Tech Image, #13800 Thanks Bella Boo/DC & MWS Zippn By Indy, Tkx Mom, Paige, HT for #18000!.

12/20/2014 05:21.58 PM Report This Comment
Damp and chilly again - not enough rain to really do any good except green up the grass. Cisco is disgusting, tired of mud. Probably won't be riding till next year - too chilly to bathe.

Come visit me, Mystic ~ Voting for Deacon #237272 Jan HOTM, Cisco: Filthy horse thinks it's funny!, Meg ~ Voting for Deacon #2372725 for Jan '15 HOTM & Nugget ~ Voting for Deacon #237272 for Jan HOTM.

12/20/2014 01:53.56 PM Report This Comment
Left a vote! :)
Sending best wishes your way.

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12/20/2014 12:16.59 PM Report This Comment
BREATHING A BIT EASIER...
Good Morning, I am feeling a bit better, I found an amazing website with some fabulous info on ulcer diets, I have been suffering from information overload, but I think I have finally sorted thru this and started Charlie on some new "healing foods" One item that is particularly healing is dried cabbage, which of course, can not be found in Canada, so I borrowed a dehydrator from a friend at work and I'm drying my own. Pumpkin seed is another good food as well as oat flour and rice bran. He is now off ALL of the grain feed that he was getting and he is slowly starting to eat his new stuff, as long as he keeps eating his hay we are good. He is a bit picky and doesn't except new readily... This will take time but I'm told that if I hang in, I will have a happier horse, that is my goal. Love and a vote Donna Lee

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

12/20/2014 03:08.51 AM Report This Comment
Morning
Leaving a vote. Have a blessed day.

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12/20/2014 02:45.13 AM Report This Comment
Hi Sterly, here's a vote for ya honey. Oh that great that he likes today's menu! LOL! Love, Marion and the blondes.

Come visit me, Nuttin But Good. Thank you Lilly for vote 10,000!, R.I.P. Hi Tech Image, #13800 Thanks Bella Boo/DC & MWS Zippn By Indy, Tkx Mom, Paige, HT for #18000!.

12/19/2014 05:12.20 PM Report This Comment
how is Charlie doing?

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12/19/2014 04:17.01 PM Report This Comment
Chilly, dreary, foggy day, a little more rain last night. Cisco is disgusting, will try and get a picture of him and post it. Will change feed over 10 days or so, need to empty one of my garbage cans so I have somewhere to put it, then set up the scale to weigh it.

Come visit me, Mystic ~ Voting for Deacon #237272 Jan HOTM, Cisco: Filthy horse thinks it's funny!, Meg ~ Voting for Deacon #2372725 for Jan '15 HOTM & Nugget ~ Voting for Deacon #237272 for Jan HOTM.

12/19/2014 01:51.33 PM Report This Comment
Found out I'm going to be a grandma at 43!! Guess I can stop covering up those white hairs lol!
Have great weekend! Left a vote

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12/19/2014 10:53.48 AM Report This Comment
Hi Donna Lee
It's been a while since I have been on HC. I have been taking care of my sisters girls (horses)while she has been recovering from an illness. Very cold here today!

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12/19/2014 10:51.16 AM Report This Comment
♥ I am off work this weekend. We pick up Whiskey today at 2pm. We will all feel so much better when he gets home. His eye needed to be doctored 2 times a day is why he stayed so long. I go to work before the sun comes up so I would have only been able to get it doctored 1 time a day. His final doctoring will be tomorrow. I do plan to ride Deacon at Lake Whitney tomorrow. I am hoping Lizzy will go so Rocket can go as well. I will phone vote everyone Sunday though so please vote each day and silent votes are so welcomed as well! Have a wonderful weekend <)__~

Come visit me, ♥ Whiskey vote Deacon 237272 Jan 2015 HOTM! & ♥Deacon vote "ME" 237272 Jan 2015 HOTM!.

12/19/2014 06:21.22 AM Report This Comment
Still battling this cold. The worst of it is over. I didn't ride. It was late when Stephanie made it over. Almost dark. When Stephanie rode Sadie, I went inside, because I was too much of a distraction. Sadie behaves much better when she doesn't have an audience. She concentrates on what she's suppose to be doing. As soon I walked outside, she tried to come to me. Stephanie said she's a momma's girl. I say she's spoiled. Lol. Have a blessed weekend. Love hugs and a vote.

Come visit me, SADIE *Voting Deacon 237272 Jan. HOTM*.

12/18/2014 10:12.19 PM Report This Comment
HI Sterly, here's a vote for ya honey. Told ya he'd like those alfalfa pellets! They smell good enough for me to eat a bowl of them too! LOL! Love, Marion and the blondes.

Come visit me, Nuttin But Good. Thank you Lilly for vote 10,000!, R.I.P. Hi Tech Image, #13800 Thanks Bella Boo/DC & MWS Zippn By Indy, Tkx Mom, Paige, HT for #18000!.

12/18/2014 05:12.35 PM Report This Comment
☆ As I have mentioned before, I have learned so much with Deacon and of course Whiskey & Rocket. Each horse has brought knowledge to me that has its own value. I think we all carry a special place for that 1st horse that is hard to describe ♥ the 1st year ½ I went trail riding, I experienced penning & cutting cows but my favorite has always been trail riding. Have a great Thursday ~Whinny’s & hugs ☆

Come visit me, ♥ Whiskey vote Deacon 237272 Jan 2015 HOTM! & ♥Deacon vote "ME" 237272 Jan 2015 HOTM!.

12/18/2014 06:26.16 AM Report This Comment
Stephanie came out and rode Sadie, Wednesday. Sadie was a good girl. Makes me proud. Love and a quick vote.

Come visit me, SADIE *Voting Deacon 237272 Jan. HOTM*.

12/17/2014 10:44.41 PM Report This Comment
Hi Sterly, here's a vote for ya honey. Oh thank you for the sweet compliment! I think with the alfalfa pellets in his new program that smell alone will entice him to eat it. Love, Marion and the blondes.

Come visit me, Nuttin But Good. Thank you Lilly for vote 10,000!, R.I.P. Hi Tech Image, #13800 Thanks Bella Boo/DC & MWS Zippn By Indy, Tkx Mom, Paige, HT for #18000!.

12/17/2014 05:11.23 PM Report This Comment
Nothing much doing today, damp, chilly and drizzly. Hoping to get Cisco and Meg dewormed tomorrow. Went into the feedstore in Grandview, he should be able to get Total Equine Essentials and will look into carrying timothy pellets. (Felt ribs on Meg today, that's a good thing) but don't want her any thinner.

Come visit me, Mystic ~ Voting for Deacon #237272 Jan HOTM, Cisco: Filthy horse thinks it's funny!, Meg ~ Voting for Deacon #2372725 for Jan '15 HOTM & Nugget ~ Voting for Deacon #237272 for Jan HOTM.

12/17/2014 03:08.21 PM Report This Comment
♡ When I got Deacon he had previously pastured on Bill’s brothers property with 3 other horses. All 3 others horses were taken in to have sarcoid tumors removed. Deacon had a small knot on his left flank that I had Doc Edward’s check out. He said to leave it alone until it started to change or he could remove for cosmetic reasons if I wanted. I choose to wait. I don’t show my horses and I wasn’t interested giving Deacon Surgery after just newly purchasing him. It didn’t bother him either. Several years ago I did have it removed. It started to change. Doc had learned how to also prevent future ones as well. This method is to take a small piece of the tumor and put it in the neck area. You can’t even tell where the cut on his flank was now. In his knot he actually had 2 small tumors in it.
Equine Sarcoid:

Sarcoid tumors are the most common skin tumor in horses. These tumors are unique in that they are the product of infection with Bovine Papilloma Virus (BPV), which is probably transmitted by flies. Many horses can be infected with this virus, but no two horses will express it in the same way. Tumor appearance and size can vary greatly between horses, and even on the same horse; similarly, response to different treatments can be highly variable. Tumors can originate at the site of a wound or tack rub, and originally present as a wound that isn't healing; on the lower limbs, they also are often mistaken for proud flesh. Though sarcoids are the most common skin tumor of horses, they are also one of the most misunderstood maladies of horses.
Here is a hug & a Wednesday vote :)

Come visit me, ♥ Whiskey vote Deacon 237272 Jan 2015 HOTM! & ♥Deacon vote "ME" 237272 Jan 2015 HOTM!.

12/17/2014 06:38.58 AM Report This Comment
Leaving votes hope all is well the horses I'm working around are Ellie link Brewsky Jess Dimingo taco quick and newbie crow

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12/16/2014 05:47.05 PM Report This Comment
Hi Donna Lee! Sorry it's been a few days since I was online. We've been having rain off and on again this week..Monday-Wednesday so I got Koot out to roll and hang out with him a bit before this storm came in. It was still pretty muddy after that big rain Thurs/Friday so I haven't been able to ride in a little :( I'm soo happy for the rain but it's been a bummer not getting Koot out much. How are you doing? Voted. XOXO Danya and Koot

Come visit me, Kootenai *Vote Deacon #237272 Jan 2015 HOTM!*.

12/16/2014 03:24.28 PM Report This Comment
Hi Sterly, here's a vote for ya honey. Love, Marion and the blondes.

Come visit me, Nuttin But Good. Thank you Lilly for vote 10,000!, R.I.P. Hi Tech Image, #13800 Thanks Bella Boo/DC & MWS Zippn By Indy, Tkx Mom, Paige, HT for #18000!.

12/16/2014 03:15.51 PM Report This Comment
Hang in there Donna Lee ♡

Come visit me, ♥ Whiskey vote Deacon 237272 Jan 2015 HOTM! & ♥Deacon vote "ME" 237272 Jan 2015 HOTM!.

12/16/2014 04:17.57 AM Report This Comment
Galloping by with a vote!

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12/16/2014 01:57.55 AM Report This Comment
Leaving a hello vote was a busy day at the barn the new boy Crow arrived today I'm tired but happy long day

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12/15/2014 05:59.30 PM Report This Comment
Hi Sterly, here's a vote for ya honey. Love, Marion and the blondes.

Come visit me, Nuttin But Good. Thank you Lilly for vote 10,000!, R.I.P. Hi Tech Image, #13800 Thanks Bella Boo/DC & MWS Zippn By Indy, Tkx Mom, Paige, HT for #18000!.

12/15/2014 05:07.49 PM Report This Comment
Keeping you and yours in my prayers.

Come visit me, Mystic ~ Voting for Deacon #237272 Jan HOTM, Cisco: Filthy horse thinks it's funny!, Meg ~ Voting for Deacon #2372725 for Jan '15 HOTM & Nugget ~ Voting for Deacon #237272 for Jan HOTM.

12/15/2014 03:14.20 PM Report This Comment
Sorry to hear you are having troubles with ulcers,not fun, Marion is a wealth of information and support, she is a blessing for sure, our weather here is still gray and not fun so today Lilly is having a playday over in the arena, gonna just roll around, run around and do a little ground work then home for a good gromming, take care, love Suz and Lilly

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12/15/2014 10:05.42 AM Report This Comment
☆ Deacon’s registered name is “One More Special”, he surely is one special horse to me. Deacon was born with what people call a “prophet’s thumb”. It is an indention on the right side of his neck. I’m told it is from him lying on his hoof while in his mother’s womb. We thank you for your support during this HOTM run =) Have a wonderful day! Whinnies & hugs =) P.S. hoping to pick up Whiskey today!

Come visit me, ♥ Whiskey vote Deacon 237272 Jan 2015 HOTM! & ♥Deacon vote "ME" 237272 Jan 2015 HOTM!.

12/15/2014 06:17.12 AM Report This Comment
Good morning Sterly! Leaving you a vote and sending prayers that Charlie gets better soon. Have a great day! Hugs, Kat and Dee Dee.

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12/15/2014 05:10.44 AM Report This Comment
Morning
Leaving a vote,have a blessed day.

Come visit me, Major, Star & Louie.

12/15/2014 03:31.23 AM Report This Comment
I gave Sadie an apple and carrot treat, when I got home from work Sunday night. She got it in my hair. Lol. Love and a vote. <3

Come visit me, SADIE *Voting Deacon 237272 Jan. HOTM*.

12/15/2014 01:00.40 AM Report This Comment
Here's a vote from Buddy! I know I haven't been on again in a few days, but I went and brought Buddy home! We went to get him on Tuesday, and ended up quite a few hours behind schedule.. 8 hours behind actually. The roads were good when we left, and terrible on our way back. We were lucky we left Amberlea when we did, otherwise we would have been camping out at a rest stop somewhere. The only terribly bad part was when we were about 100 KM away from our destination. We had a semi truck driver flag us down to let us know that the road was pure ice, no matter how slow you went you were sliding towards the ditch. We stopped at the bottom of the little hill to see if the trucks in the ditch were okay and we were sliding towards them so they were telling us to just keep going and then call 911 when we got to cell service.

In addition to the roads being crap, I lost my engagment ring somewhere along the way! :( But, Buddy is here, and I am happy for that. He seems to be settled in at the new place and liking it. He's in one of the little barns with one other horse, so I've decided to keep him on indoor board.

My Scentsy business has started off to a good start, I've just got to keep at it and find some more customers other then my sister, and myself! So if any of you, or someone you know are in Canada and would like to order I'd be happy to help! :D In other news, Rob goes for an interview on Tuesday in Calgary, so he's flying there. Which means I get to spend the day with my sister and niece and some friends until he flies back and I pick him up!

The weather here has been pretty mild and I think it's supposed to stay that way for the remainder of the month. I hope it's been nice for everyone else as well! I've added pictures of Buddy in his new place as well!

-Buddy & Jasmine

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12/14/2014 08:47.19 PM Report This Comment
HI Sterly, here's a vote for ya honey. Yep, I'm with ya 110% throughout this ordeal. I have the first hand nerves of steal on this myself. Thank you for the mention in all of this. Love, Marion and the blondes.

Come visit me, Nuttin But Good. Thank you Lilly for vote 10,000!, R.I.P. Hi Tech Image, #13800 Thanks Bella Boo/DC & MWS Zippn By Indy, Tkx Mom, Paige, HT for #18000!.

12/14/2014 05:25.51 PM Report This Comment
So glad Marion has been helping. She's a good person. Couple of mild thunderstorms this afternoon, then cleared out. Finished the fencing for the calves yesterday - so far they have stayed put. Rain is forecast all week. Who wants to ride, anyway? Would much rather wade thru the mud, LOL!

Come visit me, Mystic ~ Voting for Deacon #237272 Jan HOTM, Cisco: Filthy horse thinks it's funny!, Meg ~ Voting for Deacon #2372725 for Jan '15 HOTM & Nugget ~ Voting for Deacon #237272 for Jan HOTM.

12/14/2014 02:33.22 PM Report This Comment
✞ Deacon is missing his Whiskey boy. He was looking all evening and whinnying for him. We will call Monday afternoon to see if we can pick him up. I am wishing you all a very wonderful horsey Sunday ✞

Come visit me, ♥ Whiskey vote Deacon 237272 Jan 2015 HOTM! & ♥Deacon vote "ME" 237272 Jan 2015 HOTM!.

12/14/2014 06:21.34 AM Report This Comment
Morning
Leaving a vote,have a blessed day.

Come visit me, Major, Star & Louie.

12/14/2014 04:06.21 AM Report This Comment
GOOD MORNING, LEFT A VOTE
I'm hoping to talk to our Dr. C today, Charlie is OK as long as he is on the high dose of ulcer meds, I'm making small changes in his feed program, adding thing to help with is hind gut digestion and taking away grains which I have learned are very hard on their tummy's. Marion has been a huge support, when i feel like I'm loosing it, she picks me back up. I can't explain how this is a constant worry, I just want him well again. Marion also suggested that the stall kicking may be a symptom of the ulcers? could be...Love Donna Lee

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12/14/2014 02:42.17 AM Report This Comment
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