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Miniature Horse from Linn, MO

Melvin ~ R.I.P

About Me

Active within 970 Days

I am from Linn, MO and I've been a Club Horse member for 5 years and 13 days

Nicknames: HillBilly, Melvy, SweetBoy

Age: 8 years old

Gender: Gelding

Breed: Miniature Horse

Height: About 9 hands high

Color: Liver Chestnut

Type of Riding: Any thing thats possible (for him)

My Horse's Achievements: He was very well behaved at the Centennial Parade in town(it was even bigger and crazier than the annual Christmas Parade!!)

My Horse's Favorite Treat: apple treats

My Horse's Favorite Things To Do: Run around with the other horses and pony

Pet Peeves: He nips sometimes and he also chases Baby Spice,the little POA.

My Horse's motto: ~TiNY bUt MiGhTy!~
Angels are everywhere <3

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How We Met

This is my best friend's little brother's pony.They bought him last year for Cole to learn how to ride,they make the perfect riding pair.Melvin is so willing to do what Cole asks and listens so well and does things just the way Cole can handle them comfortably. Melvin unexpectedly died on January 8.He will be missed.He died of and exploded gut (disgusting image,I know) from a persimmon seed in his gut.This is a reminder that a harmeless looking fruit is poisonous to horses and ponies,and ponies have a smaller stomach,so they are less likely to withstand the consumption of one.It may sound silly,but it is true,and this should be a sobering occurence to open people's eyes to the risk of persimmons,howe- ver common they may be.I myself have persimmon trees in my pasture,and will be informing my dad to try and cut down as many as possible..

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I've had 4730 friends visit me.

I'm the 35,618th member on

91 friends have voted for me since I joined Club Horse!

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Left a vote please vote for apache in the costume contest :)

Come visit me, apache & Blaze.

11/12/2013 10:03.39 AM Report This Comment
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Vote 90 for Sweet Boy Melvin
Your short life was not right but I guess meant to be. Like so many who died on 9/11/2001 and those riders without helmets who died from serious injury due to accidents which were not meant to be!

Paula, St Antoine, FRANCE, International.

09/11/2013 09:14.02 AM Report This Comment
88 for you SKIP!
It is Friday and the schools have been (or about to ) start up! Our wishes for your fun Labour Day Week-end in the USA! We are excited about passing “King” DARLING’s crown to CHEROKEE! Thanks to our HC friends who really watched over us! Sorry there are some HC members not so happy for us, that’s life, keep going well to all of you. We will miss not being so much a part of HC for a while due to work & the realities of life for a month or two, we will reserve our Final & real thanks to you wonderful friends tomorrow and cannot wait to see HOTM Cherokee in spotlight! Go Cherokee

Paula, St Antoine, FRANCE, International.

08/30/2013 10:52.07 AM Report This Comment
Stopping by with a set of votes for your herd! Today is vet day for Katie! Spring shots and teeth!

Come visit me, Katie.

05/17/2013 03:07.39 AM Report This Comment
March 19th Newsletter

***HOTD Dusty 197483 Nominated by Fancy
Hi, I am a 2yr old grey gelding from Rochester, NY. I don't have very much info on my profile but please stop by and leave a vote so I can get my HOTD badge.

Congratulations Simply Red our HOTD!!
My apologies to Joker who was our HOTD runner.

***HOTM Angel HT 40041 Sugar 215272
***DOTM Terra 34284
***COTM Trixie 172636
***BOTM Zip, Charlie, & Wilberforce

Todays inspiration: You can do anything if you have enthusiasm. Enthusiasm is the yeast that makes your hopes rise to the stars. -Henry Ford

Happy trails...Team HOTD

Come visit me, Sierra, *Misty*, Cheyenne, Dakota, Cherokee & ~Scout~RIP~.

03/19/2013 05:26.51 AM Report This Comment
Stopping by with a quick vote!! Hope you had a great day!!

Lara & Mahogany Mac

Come visit me, • Remington •.

03/12/2013 09:09.09 PM Report This Comment
Thanks for the congrats on Katie's HOTD win! Here's a vote in return!

Come visit me, Katie.

03/12/2013 02:19.08 AM Report This Comment

How are you doing?
Sorry I haven’t been on as much as planned. I have been super busy with school and training Mac. This spring we will be competing in 1st level dressage which is new to both of us and have been working super hard.
Anyways here is a quick vote and hope to be on more often!!!

Lara & Mahogany Mac

Come visit me, • Remington •.

03/11/2013 08:13.50 PM Report This Comment
March 11th Newsletter

***HOTD Bart 248095 Nominated by Dakota
Hi I am a 13yr old gelding named Bart, I love to graze, compete and spook at imaginary squirrels. My motto is "When bored, spook at an imaginary squirrel. It adds excitement to the day." I have run for HOTD several times before and still dont have my badge, please stop by and leave a vote.

Congratulations Katie our HOTD!!

***HOTM Angel HT 40041 Sugar 215272
***DOTM Terra 34284
***COTM Trixie 172636
***BOTM Zip, Charlie, & Wilberforce 213890

Todays inspiration: Never let anyone tell you that you can't. The only reason why people say that, is because someone told them they can't and they listened.
Amanda Adams

Happy trails...Team HOTD

Come visit me, Sierra, *Misty*, Cheyenne, Dakota, Cherokee & ~Scout~RIP~.

03/11/2013 05:43.55 AM Report This Comment
Thank you everybody for stopping by my new horses page yesterday and making his day so special. He got plenty of treats and lots of lovin'! I am pretty sure we are going to name him Cherokee although I do think Java is a cute name. It is warm and sunny today so Ethan and I took the horses for a ride down the gravel road. I am not completely comfortable with him yet so we only went for about half a mile. We loped on the parts of the road that weren't to sloppy, so much fun! Java/Cherokee behaved really good, just very alert and looking around to check everything out. I also lunged Sierra for a while, she was pretty low key today. Tommorow it is supposed to sleet and rain I won't be able to do much with the horses then. Hope your weekend is great!

Come visit me, Sierra, *Misty*, Cheyenne, Dakota, Cherokee & ~Scout~RIP~.

03/08/2013 02:44.42 PM Report This Comment
Some of you may already know this but to those of you who don't, I got a new horse a couple days ago! I had been looking online for a while when I saw his ad on craigslist. My dad took me to see him last Saturday, I got to ride him for a while and he was great so we said we would come back Monday to pick him up. He is a really sweet boy, loves to have his head scratched and follow me around. The people I got him from had 10 other horses and he was at the bottom of the "pecking order" so he is pretty skinny but he has been eating all the hay I give him (which is quite a bit) so hopefully he will start putting on some weight. Dakota is happy to have a new pal and now Ethan and I can ride together again. Today we took them for a ride down the gravel road, he is pretty spunky and likes to look at everything but didn't seem to be spooked by anything. His name right now is Java but we are probably going too change it. My mom and sis have been thinking of names and they like Mocha, Cherokee, Montana and Apache but we still havn't decided yet. Let me know if you have any suggestions.
Have a great evening!

Come visit me, Sierra, *Misty*, Cheyenne, Dakota, Cherokee & ~Scout~RIP~.

03/06/2013 04:44.37 PM Report This Comment
03/06/2013 05:14.36 AM Report This Comment
Cute Mini! Come visit my mini Mystery!

Come visit me, Charlie, Mystery & Stubbins.

03/05/2013 07:38.00 PM Report This Comment
March 5th Newsletter

***HOTD Shadow Dancer 251923 Nominated by Whiskey
Hi my names Shadow or ShadShad, I am a13yr old Tennessee Walking Horse from Reno, NV. I do trail riding and love carrots. Please stop by and leave a vote.

Congratulations Charlie our HOTD!!

***HOTM Hi Tech Image 40041 Sugar 215272
***COTM Trixe 172636
***BOTM Zip, Charlie, & Wilberforce 213890
***DOTM Terra 34284

Todays inspiration: If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change the way you think about it.

Happy trails...Team HOTD

Come visit me, Sierra, *Misty*, Cheyenne, Dakota, Cherokee & ~Scout~RIP~.

03/05/2013 06:59.19 AM Report This Comment
Here's a Sunday vote from Fancy & Trigger. How has your weekend been? ♥
I thought Fancy was the one putting all the hay on the ground. Trigger has more hay on the ground than ever was. I am going to have a talk with Fancy, she has to get better soon, I think Trigger needs some guidance.

FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS, I’m feelin Spring!:
“The task ahead of us is never as great as the power behind us.” (unknown)

Q: Why did the honeybee have sticky hair? A: She used a honeycomb.

LITTLE COWBOY CLASS/ Word of the day: Overreaching - A descriptive term used to explain the condition your credit cards are in by the end of show season.

Congratulations 'CHILKO' our HOTD!!

Please vote
***HOTD Dreamer 252335
***HOTM Hi Tech Image 40041
***COTM Trixe 172636
***BOTM Zip, Charlie, & Wilberforce 213890
***DOTM Terra 34284

Have a BLESSED evening ✞

Come visit me, Fancy's 2012 HC Members Veterans Day Trail Ride!.

03/03/2013 02:55.24 PM Report This Comment
I'm sooo sorry about Melvin, what happened to him?!

Come visit me, Sierra, *Misty*, Cheyenne, Dakota, Cherokee & ~Scout~RIP~.

03/01/2013 02:31.55 PM Report This Comment
March 1st Newsletter

***HOTD Blaze 252957 Self Nomination
Hi I am a 12yr old QH mare from Linn, MO. I ride western and do barrels, poles, fun shows and trail riding. My motto is "Straight ahead,never turn round,don't back up,don't back down!Full throttle!" Please stop by and leave a vote.

Congratulations Twilight and Jada on their well deserved HOTM!!!
Congratulations Chubs our HOTD!

***HOTM Hi Tech Image 40041
***COTM Trixe 172636
***BOTM Zip, Charlie, & Wilberforce 213890
***DOTM not sure yet, will get it asap.

Todays inspiration: “Never be satisfied with what you achieve, because it all pales in comparison with what you are capable of doing in the future.”
Rabbi Nochem Kaplan

Happy trails...Team HOTD

Come visit me, Sierra, *Misty*, Cheyenne, Dakota, Cherokee & ~Scout~RIP~.

03/01/2013 02:31.02 PM Report This Comment
agreed with the bad riders.
i know i kid who lies about her riding ability
she claims to be the best rider in the old home town( they didnt have horses) an the whole state of naveda and now she says ohio !:P

Come visit me, Penny.

02/22/2013 07:33.23 AM Report This Comment
soooo sweet

Come visit me, Penny.

02/22/2013 07:28.32 AM Report This Comment
Thanks for letting me know about the photography contest! I'll enter it!

Come visit me, Lola.

12/21/2012 05:50.47 AM Report This Comment
I had another great ride on Scout today, he is such a nice relaxing horse to ride. I never have to worry about him spooking at anything, he is virtually bombproof. Once I was done riding him I went to my aunts place to work with Misty and Sierra. I saddled Sierra again and had a great lunging session with her. Once I was done lunging her I let her loose to run around the pasture with the saddle on and she didn't do any bucking, she is really getting used to the saddle. Once I was done with Sierra I rode Misty. She wasn't listening to me and kept on rearing every time I wouldn't let her go where she wanted to. I usually ride her with my newer, more comfortable saddle but today I rode her with my old saddle, so I'm not sure if that had something to do with it or if she just wasn't having a good day because that kind of behavior is very out of the ordinary for her, she is usually a very well behaved horse. We got a nice break from the cold today, it got up almost 40 degrees! I hope it stays that way for a while so we can get rid of some of this snow!
Here's a vote, enjoy your evening!

Come visit me, Sierra, *Misty*, Cheyenne, Dakota, Cherokee & ~Scout~RIP~.

12/12/2012 06:00.15 PM Report This Comment
Yesterday I went over to my aunts place and rode Misty for a while. When I got back Ethan and I took Dakota and Scout for a ride down the gravel road that goes past our place. Scout acted like he had been there a million times already when really this was just the 3rd ride he has had since last year and the first time he has ever been down the road. His lope is incredibly smooth, I feel like I could lope him for hours! Unfortunately though I ussually only lope him for a little while at a time because he's not used to doing very much work and also because he is so old. So far about the only thing he isn't good at is being tied up, he goes nuts when he has to be away from Dakota for 2 seconds! Dont know what he's going to do if I decide to take Dakota on a ride without him.

We had a bunch of snow last night and we are supposed to have some more tonight so I don't think I will be riding today. Enjoy your weekend!

Come visit me, Sierra, *Misty*, Cheyenne, Dakota, Cherokee & ~Scout~RIP~.

12/08/2012 05:56.15 AM Report This Comment
Guess what, I got the horse! His name is Scout and I would really appreciate it if you could stop by his profile. So far he has been awesome, he didn't get at all spooky about being in a new place when we brought him home yesterday. When we went to get him I asked if I could ride him before I decided if I wanted to get him. His owner got out her saddle but couldn't find the cinch, so she just got on bareback. She said he hadn't been ridden for a year but he did great! After a few minutes she got of and said If I'm 72 years old and can ride him then so can you! So I hopped on and he did just fine!.He stopped turned and backed up without me hardly moving the reins. He was such a sweet boy that I decided I wanted him! He got pretty excited when we loaded him in the trailer but once we got to our place he calmed down. When we pulled in our driveway Dakota's head came up and he looked like he knew something was going on. He got very excited when I led Scout out of the trailer but Scout didn't seem to mind him too much. Right now I have Scout loose in the pasture and Dakota locked in a seperate part of it. Hopefully today I can let them loose together. He is such a sweet wonderful horse and I'm so glad I got him. His back is swayed really bad, but he is very comfortable to ride. I wont be able to lope him very much because he is so old but he has a nice smooth trot. I will probably be uploading a video of him and Dakota soon.

After all the excitement of getting a new horse, I didn't really feel like riding Misty but I decided to saddle her up anyway, and I am so glad I did! For the last while I had just been riding her in a small fenced in area but yesterday I got her out and went for a good long gallop and we both enjoyed it a lot. I had a hard time getting her to slow down she just wanted to GO! It felt so exhilirating and I'm so glad I decided to ride her.

Left a vote!
Maria & the horses

Come visit me, Sierra, *Misty*, Cheyenne, Dakota, Cherokee & ~Scout~RIP~.

12/04/2012 05:13.49 AM Report This Comment
December 3rd Newsletter

***HOTD Texas 246689 Self nomination
Hi my names Texas but everyone calls me Tex. I am an 18yr old Quarter horse gelding from Box 397,SK. My favorite things to do are run, roll and eat! I dont have any pet peeves, I am good with everything. Please stop by and leave a vote.

***Congratulations Amadore our HOTD***

***HOTM Little Cowboy & Trigger 227894
***BOTM Gizmo 190123
***COTM Angel Sugar 62813
***DOTM Angel Romeo 185037

Todays inspiration:“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” Dr. Seuss


Come visit me, Sierra, *Misty*, Cheyenne, Dakota, Cherokee & ~Scout~RIP~.

12/03/2012 05:08.10 AM Report This Comment
November 30th Newsletter

***HOTD RIP Oliver 200283 Nominated by Fancy
Oliver is a 7yr old Thoroughbred gelding from Earlham, IA. His registered name is Here We Go and his show name is Twist of Fate. Please stop by and leave a vote.

***Congratulations Stormy our HOTD***

Last day to vote for:
***HOTM Logan 238276 Cutter 204902 Ziggy 228743
***DOTM Delta Dawn 210077 Molly 237690
***COTM Steve 206575
***BOTM Sky 224183

Todays inspiration: “I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.” Bill Cosby


Come visit me, Sierra, *Misty*, Cheyenne, Dakota, Cherokee & ~Scout~RIP~.

11/30/2012 05:51.28 AM Report This Comment
November 28th Newsletter

***HOTD MSU Summer Storm 244887 Nominated by Fancy
MSU Summer Storm is a 21yr old Arabian mare from somewhere in MI hoping to get a HOTD badge! Please stop by and leave a vote.

***Congratulations Diamond Rio our HOTD***

***HOTM Logan 238276 Cutter 204902 Ziggy 228743
***DOTM Delta Dawn 210077 Molly 237690
***COTM Steve 206575
***BOTM Sky 224183

Todays inspiration: ”Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.” Albert Einstein


Come visit me, Sierra, *Misty*, Cheyenne, Dakota, Cherokee & ~Scout~RIP~.

11/28/2012 05:20.03 AM Report This Comment
November 21st Newsletter

***HOTD Freckles 245013 nominated by Ginger
Hi my names Buck, but I would rather just be called Freckles. I am a 21yr old Appaloosa gelding from Youngsville, NC. I do all kinds of riding and am also good with beginners. Please stop by and leave a vote.

***Congratulations Princesse our HOTD***

***HOTM Logan 238276 Cutter 204902 Ziggy 228743
***DOTM Delta Dawn 210077
***COTM Steve 206575
***BOTM Sky 224183

Todays inspiration: “Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.” - John Wooden


Come visit me, Sierra, *Misty*, Cheyenne, Dakota, Cherokee & ~Scout~RIP~.

11/21/2012 05:21.15 AM Report This Comment
Dropping by with a vote for Melvin, have a great day!

Come visit me, Sierra, *Misty*, Cheyenne, Dakota, Cherokee & ~Scout~RIP~.

11/15/2012 02:53.55 PM Report This Comment
Sorry I wasn't on yesterday....I was at lessons...thanks everyone who voted for HOTD!!!!!

Come visit me, Melvin ~ R.I.P, Western Riders 4 Helmets, Skip (DT Kings Way Lyn), Blaze, Lady & Kisses.

11/08/2012 04:46.46 PM Report This Comment
on winning horse of the day. VEry nice! Here's a vote for you.

Come visit me, Prince, Pippin (Remembering Melian) & Eddie (In Loving Memory).

11/07/2012 11:52.57 PM Report This Comment
Congratulations on HOTD!
Melvin is SO CUTE!!!

Come visit me, Miriah, Cutter, Tundra, Sailor & Wildfire Elation.

11/07/2012 08:39.40 PM Report This Comment
nice horse!

Come visit me, Structture.

11/07/2012 08:01.06 PM Report This Comment

Hapless, Calgary, AB.

11/07/2012 05:44.18 PM Report This Comment
Congrats on HOTD.... what a face he has.... loveable!!

Come visit me, Digit.

11/07/2012 05:21.13 PM Report This Comment
Soldiers do not march in step when going across bridges because they could set up a vibration which could be sufficient to knock the bridge down.

Here's a vote from Fancy & Trigger :^)
If you haven't had time to check the Calendar of Agendas Page #232390, the HOTD runner for today is:
★ Chica 233731 ★
PLEASE vote HOTD :^)

Hi everyone! I made a page for photos and quotes for Veteran's day. Please share blogs concerning veteran quotes or tidbits of interesting military facts or tell about a vet you know or a personal experience. I want to add photos to the bottom of HC friends showing USA colors or what ever you do for Veteran's day. I will also use the photos in the profile photo. Please invite your HorseChannel friends to participate!!!

♥ Fancy & Frances ♥
♣ Little Cowboy & Trigger ♣

Come visit me, Fancy's 2012 HC Members Veterans Day Trail Ride!.

11/07/2012 04:43.13 PM Report This Comment
Congrats on HOTD!!!! And here's another cote, too!

Bella, Freckles, and Copper <3

Come visit me, Olaf & Phoenix.

11/07/2012 04:18.57 PM Report This Comment
Congrats on HOTD.

Come visit me, Apache, Sandy, Prime Sensation & Riley.

11/07/2012 03:50.43 PM Report This Comment
Congrats on hotd


*i don't think that miniature horses can be ridden

just sayin'

Come visit me, Save America's Wild Horses<3, Bella, Save the Abaco Barb & Jewel.

11/07/2012 01:13.14 PM Report This Comment
♦ HOTD ♦
Vote #48. Congrats on winning HOTD (:

Come visit me, Red R.I.P., Spiderman R.I.P., Babe R.I.P., Boogie R.I.P., ♥ Stormy ♥, Acorn R.I.P., Prize R.I.P. & Sienna R.I.P.

11/07/2012 12:47.24 PM Report This Comment
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