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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, 10 months and 18 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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8,805 friends have voted for me since I joined Club Horse!

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steri may, Angel Sassy Mac, Royal Mes, & Doona Lee
Any improvements on the kicking issueHad a blast last night with Lilly took her through the arena circus last night, by hand, then played with her for awhile then, rode her around in the arena withnothiing on her, no halter or bridle or bareback pad, or saddle it was awesome, she listened to where I wanted to go for the most part , she even went over the tarp and stepped over the styrofoam aluminum reflectors, cantered around a bit and had her back up, it was really cool, of course I did wear my helmet, that is a must !! love Suz and Lilly ??

Come visit me, Lilly.

08/20/2014 12:30.44 PM Report This Comment
Left a vote! I will start Spangle's story again on Friday.

I lunged Spangle yesterday. We worked on lope transitions. He was good.

I lunged Rose yesterday. It was kind of a conditioning lunge. She was good.

Come visit me, Spangle: Runnng for Sep. HOTM, Zilker & Rose: Please vote Spangle Sep. HOTM.

08/20/2014 10:07.51 AM Report This Comment
♡ Here is a hug, love & a Wednesday vote :)

Come visit me, ~* Whiskey*~HOTD Merlin 269316 & <)__~ Deacon.

08/20/2014 05:43.38 AM Report This Comment
Hugs and a vote.

Come visit me, SADIE *Spangle 260838, Copper 264309 Sept. HOTM*.

08/20/2014 03:10.58 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, #13400 THX Sing and Herd & MWS Zippn By Indy, Tkx Mom, Paige & HT #17500!.

08/19/2014 04:53.03 PM Report This Comment
Left a vote!
I lunged Spangle under tack yesterday. He was being a little grumpy, but was good. I then got on and walked and trotted him. He was really good:)

I rode Rose bareback last night at dusk. It was just a fun ride. We loped in each direction too:) It was fun.

Come visit me, Spangle: Runnng for Sep. HOTM, Zilker & Rose: Please vote Spangle Sep. HOTM.

08/19/2014 08:34.15 AM Report This Comment
♡ we really had a nice evening. Turned out the boys to graze and then haltered Rocket and ground worked him. I told Cliff he could do that with him but…he just doesn’t have it in him darn it. It started to rain right after I finished and it felt soooo good. We missed the rain from over the weekend so I thought we wouldn’t get any…I was wrong - Thank you for your votes here is a click on your horseshoe. Have a wonderful day ;)

Come visit me, ~* Whiskey*~HOTD Merlin 269316 & <)__~ Deacon.

08/19/2014 06:16.53 AM Report This Comment
My internet's running slooow. Love and a not so quick vote.

Come visit me, SADIE *Spangle 260838, Copper 264309 Sept. HOTM*.

08/19/2014 01:55.52 AM Report This Comment
off to work I go...
looking at a couple of options for Charlie, one is pastern kicking chain, the other is something you can make at home similar to this, myshoez.com check it out, Love Donna Lee

Come visit me, Sterl May, Angel Sassy Mac Mar 8/95-Aug 8/07 & Royal Mes "I'm getting better".

08/19/2014 12:19.00 AM Report This Comment
I rode buttercup this evening. she only bucked once. I was teaching a lesson and worked on passing the gate without shouldering over to it. the one rider let her do that and she couldn't get her away from the gate afterward. she really was good tonight other than that one buck

Come visit me, Sing & Cross Creek Horses.

08/18/2014 06:33.49 PM Report This Comment
August 18th Newsletter

***HOTD Christina 257009
Hi, my name is Christina, I am a 20yr old Thoroughbred mare. I ride both English and western. My favorite treat is apples. Please stop by and leave a vote!

Congratulations Ares our HOTD!

***HOTM Copper 264309 Spangle 260838

Todays motivation: “If you don’t make the time to work on creating the life you want, you’re eventually going to be forced to spend a LOT of time dealing with a life you DON’T want.”
- Kevin Ngo

Happy Trails...Team HOTD

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

08/18/2014 05:25.53 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. #8700!, R.I.P. Hi Tech Image, #13400 THX Sing and Herd & MWS Zippn By Indy, Tkx Mom, Paige & HT #17500!.

08/18/2014 04:38.15 PM Report This Comment
steri may, Angel Sassy Mac, Royal Mes, & Doona Lee
Man, sorry to hear he is still kicking the stall have you thought about putting a night cam in there to see if something is bothering him justor to just watch what leads up to this behaivor just a thought ?
My weekend was full ,my sister of 55 had a stroke on friday morning, she is doing better but sure shocked the heck out of us ,went and saw my sister at the hospital on Friday evening,Saturday I made potatoe salad, baked beans , and macaronni salad, rode Lilly ran to Coastal had a BarbyQ for my Birthday and my grandsons Bday, Sunday took a 4 hour brunch train ride on the Mt. Hood Railroad, my son is an actor on it as a old in days train robber, it was fun,cleaned the barnyard and now back to work I am so exhausted,might of done a few too many activities !!Love Suz and Lilly

Come visit me, Lilly.

08/18/2014 11:32.13 AM Report This Comment
☆ we had a nice peaceful weekend. The most work I did was go to the store and get grocery’s and bought some school clothes for our grandson to start pre-k! Horses were wormed and got their fly application. Cliff showed me how to pick up the round bale with the hay buggy. We will work on me running the tractor soon. Have a wonderful day! Whinnies & hugs.

Come visit me, ~* Whiskey*~HOTD Merlin 269316 & <)__~ Deacon.

08/18/2014 09:16.44 AM Report This Comment
Left a vote!
Spangle's Story Continued:
Eventually, after working Spangle in the round pen for a couple months, I got on and rode him at a walk. The next time I rode we trotted. We have been working on walking and trotting under saddle for a while. Two months ago we tried loping. He bucked. I made him gallop once I was safely on the ground. Got back on and walked and trotted him. I also lunged him at a lope.

Come visit me, Spangle: Runnng for Sep. HOTM, Zilker & Rose: Please vote Spangle Sep. HOTM.

08/18/2014 06:21.38 AM Report This Comment
hi Donna Lee
Have you tried rubber shoes the lighten the impact of the kick a little bit?
Take care and God bless...love Celeste

Come visit me, Belladonna & Misty.

08/18/2014 05:35.26 AM Report This Comment
Morning
Thank you for voting,leaving one for you also. Have a blessed day.

Come visit me, Major, Star & Louie.

08/18/2014 02:42.27 AM Report This Comment
Love and a vote.

Come visit me, SADIE *Spangle 260838, Copper 264309 Sept. HOTM*.

08/18/2014 02:14.56 AM Report This Comment
aaaaaaaahhhh! :) thank you!
u gave me my 100 vote!!! aaaahhhh yay! thanks!

Come visit me, free wind -thank you everypony!-.

08/17/2014 06:28.03 PM Report This Comment
August 17th Newsletter

***HOTD Taylor 251769
Hi, I am an 8 yr old American Quarter Horse gelding named Taylor, or Tay Tay. I ride dressage and my favorite treat is carrots. My motto is "With God all things are possible!" Please stop by and leave a vote.

Congratulations Registered Trademark our HOTD!


***HOTM Copper 264309 Spangle 260838

Sorry I haven't been getting on HC much, I got my first job working at a dairy farm not far from our place so I am really busy. I will try to blog as often as possible.

Happy trails...Team HOTD

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

08/17/2014 04:14.00 PM Report This Comment
Hi Sterly, here's a vote for ya honey. Kicking chains on the rears! I'll send you a picture of how I made them. They will stop him, he won't like that the chain bites him back! Love, Marion and the blondes.

Come visit me, Nuttin But Good. Thanks Mom, Indy & H.T. #8700!, R.I.P. Hi Tech Image, #13400 THX Sing and Herd & MWS Zippn By Indy, Tkx Mom, Paige & HT #17500!.

08/17/2014 04:08.22 PM Report This Comment
Just saw the comment about the horse whisperer. I and several friends have used an animal communicator who was scarily accurate. (Suz, Lilly's mom even used her). If interested, e-mail me and I'll get the info for you. She does it from pictures. It's really unbelievable. Weird day, over 3" of rain and the high was 77. NOT what we expect in Tx in August. So now we're looking like a swamp. Cheryl & Cisco

Come visit me, Mystic ~ voting for Copper #264309, Cisco: knows Trevor & Amanda will beat Cancer, Meg ~ voting for Spangle #260838 & Nugget ~ School's not bad. I'm getting ATTENTION!.

08/17/2014 01:42.32 PM Report This Comment
Thank you. Here's a vote. hope you have a nice day.

Come visit me, Taylor & Christina.

08/17/2014 11:44.29 AM Report This Comment
Hi, Donna Lee
Its rained here on and off for 5 days. Mud everywhere!
Taking Crystal out today, my sister was supposed to come with me but she has the flu. Leaving a vote!

Come visit me, Crystal to succeed.

08/17/2014 09:12.17 AM Report This Comment
Hi from Celeste
The concert was great, I love the Moody Blues but boy are they looking older. We had a horse whisperer in our are but he passed away last year,he would have stopped the kicking. Have you been getting all this rain? I have had to move the horses twice now because of the wet. My horse home pregnancy test arrived on friday so now I have to try and collect horsey pee in a container. That should be fun but thank goodness its a mini and easy to work with.
Take care and God bless...love Celeste

Come visit me, Belladonna & Misty.

08/17/2014 08:10.13 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.

08/17/2014 04:07.18 AM Report This Comment
I'M GOING CRAZY HERE....
Thanks guys for the suggestions, however, I'm in Canada and Smart Pac can not ship here. I will see what Cookie recommends. I don't think it is restless leg syndrome as Cindy suggested, he only does this at night when in his stall. He has a Jolly Ball, he has a huge stall, he has Sterly visible over the half door, he is outside ALL day long, I mean from 6:30 AM to 5 or 6 PM, he has the barn open during the day if he wants in out of the sun or rain. I have given this a lot of thought and I really think he started this when he was not being ridden last summer, now I have a NASTY habit to try to break. I'm just so angry that I did not nip it in the bud last summer, grrrr. Please Charlie stop this. We are going to cover all the exposed wood and concrete in that corner, at least if he still kicks the concussion should be less. Thanks for listening to all this, Love you all, we left a vote, Donna Lee

Come visit me, Sterl May, Angel Sassy Mac Mar 8/95-Aug 8/07 & Royal Mes "I'm getting better".

08/17/2014 03:35.59 AM Report This Comment
More hugs and another quick vote.

Come visit me, SADIE *Spangle 260838, Copper 264309 Sept. HOTM*.

08/17/2014 02:21.58 AM Report This Comment
After work, my husband took me out to Applebees for dinner and a big margarita! Loved it all, he's so sweet.
Yep, gotta work tomorrow, but hopefully I make it to church first....we'll see! I mainly do UPS shipping and the wall of boxes ready for Monday so far! (no pick up on w-ends), is taller than me and I'm 5' 8"! Have tons more orders to process tomorrow.
Horsey time will come after school starts :)

I go with Flex-n-Action, buy it at Smartpak.com, good product, good price! Everything you need except Vitamin C, and lots of MSM (anti-inflammatory, I give extra of this).
Note also if he's kicking in that manner, he could have what we call "restless leg syndrome".... AKA nerve pain...got it myself and now take Magnesium and Iron and it works for me. I'd start him on pure Mag first and see if there's a difference.

Come visit me, Ella Bee & My Thirty Six.

08/16/2014 07:14.01 PM Report This Comment
Hi Sterly, here's a vote for ya honey. I use the MVP product called Matrix 5X. Has all the joint stuff in it, especially HA in it. If you need more information on it, cause it's down in the barn and I'm in the house. E mail me and I'll bring the bucket up and fill you in on it. My mare is in hard training and has the wall kicking thing going on from time to time and her joints are in good shape the vet said last week. Love, Marion and the blondes.

Come visit me, Nuttin But Good. Thanks Mom, Indy & H.T. #8700!, R.I.P. Hi Tech Image, #13400 THX Sing and Herd & MWS Zippn By Indy, Tkx Mom, Paige & HT #17500!.

08/16/2014 04:01.38 PM Report This Comment
voted!

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

08/16/2014 12:02.56 PM Report This Comment
Hi, Sterl

Come visit me, Mystic ~ voting for Copper #264309, Cisco: knows Trevor & Amanda will beat Cancer, Meg ~ voting for Spangle #260838 & Nugget ~ School's not bad. I'm getting ATTENTION!.

08/16/2014 12:01.19 PM Report This Comment
hi
left a vote. what an amazing story! ur so lucky ! :)

Come visit me, free wind -thank you everypony!-.

08/16/2014 08:27.12 AM Report This Comment
Left a vote!
Spangle's Story Continued:
My mom did fall/dismount weirdly and sprained her thumb, but was fine. I have been working with Spangle in the round pen. For a while he would buck and then he would have to gallop a lot. Then we’d go back to what we were doing. Finally, he got the idea. Spangle also started beating up on Rose more than we liked. He chased her a lot. We decided we were going to sell him. He was for sale for a month and a half, but nobody serious called us. Therefore, we gave up trying to sell him. This whole time I was working him in the round pen.

Come visit me, Spangle: Runnng for Sep. HOTM, Zilker & Rose: Please vote Spangle Sep. HOTM.

08/16/2014 06:10.49 AM Report This Comment
A quick vote for now. Hugs.

Come visit me, SADIE *Spangle 260838, Copper 264309 Sept. HOTM*.

08/16/2014 03:27.36 AM Report This Comment
FEELS LIKE FALL, ALREADY...
Good Morning, I don't want to keep going on and on about the kicking, it has improved, but not all gone yet. I have given this a lot of thought. One thing I read is that if they are not getting enough exercise they can start this vice. I think last summer when I was off with my arm surgery, may have been the start. I'm just so mad at myself for not paying more attention...I'm researching joint supplements, 'cause I have to assume he has hurt himself some, I'll talk to Dr. C, any suggestions? Have a great weekend, We left a vote, Love Donna Lee

Come visit me, Sterl May, Angel Sassy Mac Mar 8/95-Aug 8/07 & Royal Mes "I'm getting better".

08/16/2014 03:01.24 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, #13400 THX Sing and Herd & MWS Zippn By Indy, Tkx Mom, Paige & HT #17500!.

08/15/2014 05:04.37 PM Report This Comment
Left a vote!
Spangle's Story Continued:
Spangle had never lived with mares before. For the first week he acted little bit like a stallion, but he soon came back being a gelding. ;) However he decided he likes to push Rose around, a lot! There will be more in later blogs. We started riding him. He was much more energetic than he was when we tried him. He also didn’t seem like he listened as well. One day my mom was going to ride him. We hadn’t worked him for a little while. He wouldn’t stand still while my mom was trying to mount. He finally stood. Almost as soon as she was on he bucked like a bronco! More tomorrow.

Come visit me, Spangle: Runnng for Sep. HOTM, Zilker & Rose: Please vote Spangle Sep. HOTM.

08/15/2014 10:08.28 AM Report This Comment
have a great weekend!
August 15th 2014 Newsletter

***HOTD Ladybug 271859
Hi my name is Ladybug or you can call me Bugs. I am a 11 year old Arabian mare . I ride English. My favorite treat are carrots and peppermints. Please stop by and leave a vote!

Congratulations Zovek HOTD!

***HOTM Copper 264309 Spangle 260838

Today’s inspiration: Somewhere in time's own space
There must be some sweet pastured place
Where creeks sing on and tall trees grow
Some paradise where horses go,
For by the love that guides my pen
I know great horses live again.
~Stanley Harrison

Happy Trails...Team HOTD
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Come visit me, ~* Whiskey*~HOTD Merlin 269316 & <)__~ Deacon.

08/15/2014 07:56.08 AM Report This Comment
Sadie's watermelon was nice and sweet. I gave her some and have enough left over for Friday and Saturday. Have a blessed weekend. Love and a vote.

Come visit me, SADIE *Spangle 260838, Copper 264309 Sept. HOTM*.

08/15/2014 01:00.41 AM Report This Comment
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