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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, 11 months and 29 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
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Thanks Pippin vote 4000
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9,038 friends have voted for me since I joined Club Horse!

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The weather's nicer, cool at night. So thankful the summer's over. Love and a vote.

Come visit me, SADIE *Congratulations Kootenai, October HOTM!*.

10/01/2014 02:10.08 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 Sing & Herd for #9300!, R.I.P. Hi Tech Image, #13600 THX Mom, Paige & Indy & MWS Zippn By Indy, Tkx Cisco & Herd for #17700!.

09/30/2014 04:53.40 PM Report This Comment
Hi Donna Lee, thanks again for all the support this month :) I went by and saw Koot for a few minutes after work. I had to drop a check off since the farrier is coming today. I think Koot liked the visit especially since he got a few treats out of it lol. Voted. XOXO Danya & Koot

Come visit me, Kootenai *Please vote Koot 161648 for Oct. HOTM*.

09/30/2014 01:25.36 PM Report This Comment
Hi Sterly, here's a vote for ya honey. Hope that you and Sarah had a nice visit on Sunday. I know that Charlie must have enjoyed seeing her and probably getting lots of treats from her too! Love, Marion and the blondes.

Come visit me, Nuttin But Good. Thanks Sing & Herd for #9300!, R.I.P. Hi Tech Image, #13600 THX Mom, Paige & Indy & MWS Zippn By Indy, Tkx Cisco & Herd for #17700!.

09/29/2014 05:09.03 PM Report This Comment
6 hrs of OT, wow!

Come visit me, Mystic ~ voting for Kootenai #161648, Cisco: knows Trevor will beat Cancer, Meg ~ voting for Kootenai #161648 & Nugget ~ Voting for Kootenai #161648.

09/29/2014 03:43.22 PM Report This Comment
Hi Donna Lee, I wanted to take the time to thank everyone for all of their support over this past month! Koot and I are keeping our fingers and hooves crossed that we get HOTM. Thanks again :) Voted. XOXO Danya and Koot

Come visit me, Kootenai *Please vote Koot 161648 for Oct. HOTM*.

09/29/2014 01:16.49 PM Report This Comment
Leaving another quick vote for now.

Come visit me, SADIE *Congratulations Kootenai, October HOTM!*.

09/29/2014 03:24.34 AM Report This Comment
Hi Donna Lee, I'm glad to hear you enjoyed your week long vacation :) I finally got to see Koot today. I just turned him out and he had fun running and rolling in the nice dirt! I shot a wedding all day Friday and then Saturday celebrated my mom and my boyfriend's mom's birthdays so it was an extremely busy weekend! Voted. XOXO Danya and Koot

Come visit me, Kootenai *Please vote Koot 161648 for Oct. HOTM*.

09/28/2014 08:59.44 PM Report This Comment
Hi Sterly, here's a vote for ya honey. Yep, I used to love over time when we got it. Made the pay check a little fatter! LOL! Yes, I saw Charlie smiling all ready as you told him you had to go back to work this week! LOL! Love, Marion and the blondes.

Come visit me, Nuttin But Good. Thanks Sing & Herd for #9300!, R.I.P. Hi Tech Image, #13600 THX Mom, Paige & Indy & MWS Zippn By Indy, Tkx Cisco & Herd for #17700!.

09/28/2014 05:00.24 PM Report This Comment
I picked up extra time at work yesterday too. Hope it went smoothly for you.

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

09/28/2014 03:19.36 AM Report This Comment
Another quick vote.

Come visit me, SADIE *Congratulations Kootenai, October HOTM!*.

09/28/2014 03:05.34 AM Report This Comment
vacation is over.....
I got 6 hours of OT yesterday, now I'm gearing up for back to work routine. My holidays are done for this year. I have to say this week off was wonderful, I pretty sure Charlie will be standing at the gate waving goodbye Monday morning. Sarah, she was the barn manager from the farm where I bought Charlie is coming out for a visit today. She has kept in touch and comes out once a year just to see him. Remember, he was the barn PET, EVERYBODY LOVED CHARLIE. We left a vote. Love Donna Lee

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

09/28/2014 02:42.16 AM Report This Comment
leaving a quick vote from work. so did you work a full day or just a few hours overtime? i'm glad you had nice riding weather for your vacation.

Come visit me, Sing & Cross Creek Horses.

09/27/2014 10:23.31 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 Sing & Herd for #9300!, R.I.P. Hi Tech Image, #13600 THX Mom, Paige & Indy & MWS Zippn By Indy, Tkx Cisco & Herd for #17700!.

09/27/2014 03:56.20 PM Report This Comment
Have a beautiful weekend. Love and a vote.

Come visit me, SADIE *Congratulations Kootenai, October HOTM!*.

09/27/2014 02:41.24 AM Report This Comment
Hi Sterly, here's a vote for ya honey. On No, no coffee and breakfast! Aren't you glad we only have to have the blood work hopefully once a year! Praying all results come back A O'Kay! Love, Marion and the blondes.

Come visit me, Nuttin But Good. Thanks Sing & Herd for #9300!, R.I.P. Hi Tech Image, #13600 THX Mom, Paige & Indy & MWS Zippn By Indy, Tkx Cisco & Herd for #17700!.

09/26/2014 05:18.53 PM Report This Comment
steri may, Angel Sassy Mac, Royal Mes, & Donna Lee
finally back to the computer to Blog, Lilly is doing fantastic, I have all my fall maintenance for her lined up , a trim then Dr. Jeff comes for her fall shots and wellness check, Have been riding or walking every night this week, to keep me focused on the important stuff like love laughter and me time, all this week I have been involved in transitioning my job out, which is really weird thing to do, ( work your way out of a job )not sure what my last day is but I think sometime in Oct, early I hope, I know longer will be doing what I do as of Oct. 2 I doubt my company would want to hang on to me to do nothing for very long after that. I actually can't wait now to get out of corporate America, it has been a good job but I have resolved now that a new, glorious adventureis about to begin. !! Love Suz and Lilly

Come visit me, Lilly.

09/26/2014 01:38.05 PM Report This Comment
the days are getting shorter and I'm noticing my horses coats are coming in darker now. preparing for winter. I have my AC unit in my horse trailer now and it sits out in the weather. does anyone know what I should do to protect it? we don't get much freezing weather but lots of rain.

Come visit me, Sing & Cross Creek Horses.

09/26/2014 11:42.47 AM Report This Comment
Here's a vote from Buddy! Well, it's been quite a long time since Buddy & I have been on to blog and vote. A lot has happened since we were on last and I will try to recall it all.

Last time I was on was right before I went for my vacation up to the ranch. I had a really good time up there and lots of fun. I got to see friends that I hadn't seen since last year and go on quite a few rides. I stuck to riding two horses that I always used to ride before I was able to ride Buddy. Gypsy, and Keira. Gypsy is Keira's mother and also is the mother of Buddy's first colt Vanner. The most memorable part of my trip is shortly after we got there we were talking about doing the lake ride. Normally we do the lake ride in two days. Ride up to the lake, camp overnight and ride back to the ranch the next day. Well, this year we didn't have time to do that so we did the ride all in one day. It's 31 miles up to the lake from the ranch. I can't remember if that includes back to the ranch or not. Either way, it was a long ride, 11 hours! We would have been able to do it in about 9 or so but certain people that opted to come on the ride were having issues and sort of being "poor sports" to put it nicely. Anyways, after we got back from that ride we went into Armstrong from the rodeo. I don't know anyone who can say they did an 11 hour ride before they came to the rodeo!

I got back home from my vacation on the 7th of September and have been quite busy since. I've been working, and cleaning the house, and taking care of both of the dogs, and of course Rob had decided he needed a new fish tank so now I have 2 tanks to feed. We also have been looking at moving out of the house at the barn, and getting our own place, and I think we have found one! Last night we went to look at an amazingly huge 5 bedroom house, and oddly enough it was the cheapest rental we found. I believe we are going to meet with the couple today and get everything "formal" signed and what not. The place thankfully isn't too far away from the barn, about 20 minutes so it will still be easy enough for me to get to work. That being said, I am looking for a Unit Clerk job in the hospitals here. I love working at the barn, but the dramatics that go on around here are starting to get at me and I feel like I need to find myself a job that actually puts my education to work.

Buddy has been good, he got a new stall sign! Morgan made it for me before she left for Australia. I haven't ridden him much at all sadly. I hopped on him last night after walking him around for about 45 minutes with the fluffly saddle pad he likes, but he is still hesitant to move forwards. He tenses up and just feels like he's ready to pop me off. I'm hoping to try and ride him bareback today, and without a bridle to see if it's the bit hurting his teeth. I know I have to get his teeth checked/done I just cannot afford it at the moment.

I hope everyone has been good, and has been getting a lot of horsey time in. Thank you f

Come visit me, Buddy.

09/26/2014 10:31.52 AM Report This Comment
Off work this weekend. Bridal shower Saturday and riding on Sunday!

September 26th 2014 Newsletter

***HOTD Buster Shines On 271682
Hi I am a 14yr old Appaloosa gelding. I ride trails and do barrel racing. Please stop by and leave a vote!

Congratulations Leo our HOTD!

***HOTM Kootenai 161648

Today’s inspiration: If you want a stable friendship, get a horse.
- Unknown

Happy Trails...Team HOTD
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Come visit me, ~* Whiskey*~ & ♥Deacon.

09/26/2014 09:41.31 AM Report This Comment
Glad you're having nice weather for your vacation. Votes for all, need to finish packing and leave out for the weekend!

Come visit me, Mystic ~ voting for Kootenai #161648, Cisco: knows Trevor will beat Cancer, Meg ~ voting for Kootenai #161648 & Nugget ~ Voting for Kootenai #161648.

09/26/2014 06:40.03 AM Report This Comment
WHAT! NO COFFEE!!!
Up early today, I want to get the chores done, I have a Dr. appointment for a physical and bloodwork this morning, so no coffee or breakfast (I am grumpy) followed by a mammogram and a bone density scan, I should be home in time for lunch and a ride. Love Donna Lee

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

09/26/2014 02:38.57 AM Report This Comment
Hi Sterly, here's a vote for ya honey. Oh so happy that Sterly is still doing well. Yep changes in the weather, with really highs and lows will trigger colic for sure. And another one I learned after H.T.'s colic surgery, was a full moon too! Told that by the operating doctor. She said she sees the most cases of colic at the hospital during a full moon! Go figure! Love, Marion and the blondes.

Come visit me, Nuttin But Good. Thanks Sing & Herd for #9300!, R.I.P. Hi Tech Image, #13600 THX Mom, Paige & Indy & MWS Zippn By Indy, Tkx Cisco & Herd for #17700!.

09/25/2014 03:53.01 PM Report This Comment
Hi Donna Lee, I'm glad to hear that you're enjoying your nice free time on vacation :) sometimes the staycations are the best! Hope you're having a great Thursday! I was able to get in a trail ride with Koot after work yesterday. I was going to just turn him out to run and roll, but yesterday was soo nice, I felt like a ride would be better! I won't be able to make it out to Koot again until Saturday or Sunday. It's a busy next few days! Voted. XOXO Danya and Koot

Come visit me, Kootenai *Please vote Koot 161648 for Oct. HOTM*.

09/25/2014 02:23.11 PM Report This Comment
so happy to hear you are doing well Sterly! I go on vacation the 6th of Oct. and I'm so ready! I will relax and have horsey time and hope to not leave my property the whole time! lol Have a great Thursday ~ Whinny’s & hugs ♡

Come visit me, ~* Whiskey*~ & ♥Deacon.

09/25/2014 09:05.27 AM Report This Comment
Vote 9,011 beautiful Sterly Girly ℧
Hi Donna Lee, read about Sterly while voting for Kootenai HOTM. I know you do not like me at all, but wanted to tell you I am so happy Sterly is okay after the colic scare. Hope all is well with you, David, and the animals.

Paula, Abington, PA.

09/25/2014 05:42.39 AM Report This Comment
Quick vote.<3

Come visit me, SADIE *Congratulations Kootenai, October HOTM!*.

09/25/2014 02:46.03 AM Report This Comment
All is well with the world....
Sorry we have been missing for a few days, our computer has had some memory issues, bottom line, we need a new one, oh well get in line...Yes, Dr, Cook blames gas colic on the change in weather especially spring and fall, I'm thankful that she has always been an easy keeper, at least I know her so well, I recognize even the slightest bit off. Love that girl. Vacation has been super, I just could not ask for nicer days, lovely for riding, I have been taking it easy, no stress, lovin' it. I'm working Saturday 'cause it is OT, why not, left a vote, Love Donna Lee

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

09/25/2014 01:50.16 AM Report This Comment
Hi Sterly, here's a vote for ya honey. Oh so happy to hear that Sterly back to herself again. Yes than goodness you were home! The Lord works in mysterious ways, and hopefully most of them are in our favor! Love, Marion and the blondes.

Come visit me, Nuttin But Good. Thanks Sing & Herd for #9300!, R.I.P. Hi Tech Image, #13600 THX Mom, Paige & Indy & MWS Zippn By Indy, Tkx Cisco & Herd for #17700!.

09/24/2014 05:04.04 PM Report This Comment
Hi Donna Lee, glad to hear that she seems to be back to normal :) it can be tough reading horses if they aren't really yours, but at least she's pretty easy. I plan on taking Koot out for just a play day today. I won't be able to see him again until Saturday. Voted. XOXO Danya and Koot

Come visit me, Kootenai *Please vote Koot 161648 for Oct. HOTM*.

09/24/2014 03:09.39 PM Report This Comment
Glad you were home and Sterl is OK. Horses had the day off, I got everything arranged and ready to be packed up for our weekend away at Steve's clinic. Really looking forward to it, and loving the weather! Will leave Scott the card for the new vet, just in case, but not sure if he even can get a halter on one, let alone know if something's going on. My one big worry when I'm away from home for the weekend!

Come visit me, Mystic ~ voting for Kootenai #161648, Cisco: knows Trevor will beat Cancer, Meg ~ voting for Kootenai #161648 & Nugget ~ Voting for Kootenai #161648.

09/24/2014 02:07.45 PM Report This Comment
Here's a vote for you! Hope you have a nice day.

Come visit me, Taylor & Christina.

09/24/2014 09:48.37 AM Report This Comment
♡ Here is a hug, love & a Wednesday vote :)

Come visit me, ~* Whiskey*~ & ♥Deacon.

09/24/2014 07:51.27 AM Report This Comment
Gosh, so glad Sterly is better and you were at home to catch her early. She's probably only easy to read because you know her so well. Do you think its the season change? My vet has told me he gets way more colic calls in the spring and fall, he thinks because horses don't drink as much at those times, but who knows? Hope she stays healthy and happy and you have a good Wed.

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

09/24/2014 04:12.31 AM Report This Comment
Hugs and another vote.

Come visit me, SADIE *Congratulations Kootenai, October HOTM!*.

09/24/2014 03:06.01 AM Report This Comment
Sterly is feeling better, yeah....
I'm so lucky that I was home, I believe that because I caught this gas colic early she responded well to the meds. I can't even think about what would have happened if it had been a day when I had OT, David is pretty good but he is not as observant to small things like me. Sterly is so easy to read, she almost speaks... She seems back to her regular "don't worry about me" self today. Love Donna Lee

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

09/24/2014 02:34.23 AM Report This Comment
September 23rd Newsletter

***HOTD Psaquea 272085
Hi, I am a 15yr old Arabian stallion named Psaquea. I ride dressage and my favorite treat is apples. Please stop by and leave a vote.

Congratulations Tater our HOTD!

***HOTM Kootenai 161648

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Happy Trails...Team HOTD

Come visit me, Sierra*Congratulatio- ns Copper Sept. HOTM!, *Misty*, Cheyenne, Dakota, Cherokee*vote 4 Kootenai Oct HOTM! & ~Scout~RIP~.

09/23/2014 05:31.37 PM Report This Comment
Hi Sterly, here's a vote for ya honey. And lot's of Prayers that you are over the gas colic and everything was fine today. Love, Marion and the blondes.

Come visit me, Nuttin But Good. Thanks Sing & Herd for #9300!, R.I.P. Hi Tech Image, #13600 THX Mom, Paige & Indy & MWS Zippn By Indy, Tkx Cisco & Herd for #17700!.

09/23/2014 05:09.41 PM Report This Comment
#9000 for Sterl!
Great first day of fall, 58 this AM and mid 80's this afternoon. Great ride today, Cisco was very soft and willing. Even tired the L back thru without reins, only had to pick them up a couple of times!

Come visit me, Mystic ~ voting for Kootenai #161648, Cisco: knows Trevor will beat Cancer, Meg ~ voting for Kootenai #161648 & Nugget ~ Voting for Kootenai #161648.

09/23/2014 02:43.58 PM Report This Comment
Hi Donna Lee, oh no sorry to hear about Sterly. Glad to hear it seems to be going okay now :) hope it stays thay way! I took Koot out for a ride last night. We did some figure 8s around barrels, starting with wide circles and then working in smaller and smaller and Koot did great. After that, we went on a short trail ride home. Voted. XOXO Danya and Koot

Come visit me, Kootenai *Please vote Koot 161648 for Oct. HOTM*.

09/23/2014 02:34.47 PM Report This Comment
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