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American Paint Horse from Farmington, IA


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I am from Farmington, IA and I've been a Club Horse member for 6 years, 4 months and 12 days

Nicknames: Her registered name is Scoot n Skip. I named her Thalia from the Heroes of Olympus series by Rick Riordan, after the character Thalia Grace, daughter of Zeus.

Age: 15 years old

Gender: Mare

Breed: American Paint Horse

Height: She is about 15 hands.

Color: Bay, with a blaze, and two socks.

Type of Riding: I would like to do Western, Showmanship, and trail riding, but can't ride right now due to back injuries.

My Horse's Achievements: Before I got her, she was used as a school horse for other girls my age (15), and I think that getting young girls started is something to be proud of.

My Horse's Favorite Treat: Sugar cubes.

My Horse's Favorite Things To Do: She likes to whinny when I come into the barn, and search me for treats.

Pet Peeves: Being separated from the calves in the stall next to her. She thinks she's their mother :) She's also recently adopted piglets as well.

My Horse's motto: Slow and sweet gets a treat!

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How We Met

She is my very first horse, I got her when my Grandpa took me to a horse auction. I saw Thalia knew she was perfect.

I was diagnosed with Degenerative Disc Disease in Nov. 2011, and have been unable to ride since then. My little brothers do ride Thalia occasionally, but she really is getting kind of fat and lazy ;)

Thank you to everyone for HOTD on 1.18.2013!!!!!

Thank you to everyone who has visited my blog! If you haven't yet, the address is gracesphotoaday- Please let me know what you think!!!! It's a blog dedicated to my photography. I usually post one picture every weekday.

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I've had 12647 friends visit me.

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1,312 friends have voted for me since I joined Club Horse!

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vote Whiskey 237221 July HOTM!!!
Few things about Whiskey: The 1st few times I rode Whiskey my arms were wore out and tired. I was thinking “man what in the world”. He did not and could not Neck rein. He was very hard in the mouth, no flex in his neck but Karla & Tim told me he needed that kind of work. Tim felt he didn’t ride him in collection and so on. He was Tim’s first horse. We would get under the canopy of the trees on the trails and he would do great with my seat aids which I was happy about. That is how I ride him, with my seat and leg aids. I guess we all are supposed to do that RIGHT!!!! I then started planning my next few months of teaching him to neck rein. I just went back to the beginning and put him in an “O” ring snaffle and took it from there. Every day his personality would shine and he entertained Cliff & me with his antics! Thank you for your support we appreciate it!
~Sherry & Whiskey

Come visit me, ♥ Deacon ♥.

06/09/2015 09:24.15 AM Report This Comment
♥ I have had a relaxing nice 7 days off work. I did have time to groom, play, watch and ride the horses. I also enjoyed my other animals as well. I seemed to have finished a lot that I had planned but rested as much as possible. I have also made a to do list for myself for the warmer days like, clean feed buckets, clean and oil saddles and bridles, wash saddle pads, clean out tack room (I started that on my vacation) and at some point (lol) I want to clean the panels between the stalls and paint-not sure if that will ever happen but I put it on my list. Good to be back at a computer instead of using my phone. Have a wonderful weekend <)__~

Come visit me, ♥ Deacon ♥.

02/07/2015 09:07.20 AM Report This Comment
Enjoy all the horsey time you can. I will phone vote as much as possible while I’m away. Thank you all for King Deacons Jan HOTM 2015! ~Whinny’s & hugs ☆

Come visit me, ♥ Deacon ♥.

01/30/2015 09:54.57 AM Report This Comment
☆ we have a very busy week ahead of us so quick votes this week. It has been so cold and wet. The rain cleared out Sat. afternoon and it has been sunny but windy. My herd has evolved into MUDSTANGS so major grooming coming their way ~ I’m sure that won’t bother them a bit. Whiskey’s eye is normal again, I stopped doctoring it Friday and it still looks good thank GOD!!! . Have a wonderful day! Whinnies & hugs =)

Come visit me, ♥ Deacon ♥.

01/05/2015 09:04.36 AM Report This Comment
Happy New Year to you and wish you the best ever =
Ω Deacon thanks all of you for your amazing support during his run! Again love all my HC friends and horses. I took Whiskey Tuesday for a ride at the lake. He hasn’t been out there for a while and we had a cold but nice ride. I got my birthday gift early and it is a beautiful new saddle pad. I will post under Whiskey in a little while. Deacon had the day off! Wed. & Thursday (today as well) is so cold and wet out. Won’t clear out until tomorrow afternoon. Don’t know when I will ride again. Whinny’s hugs & love ~ Stay safe & warm Ω

Come visit me, ♥ Deacon ♥.

01/02/2015 10:14.43 AM Report This Comment
Happy New year's eve phone vote from Deacon♡

Come visit me, ♥ Deacon ♥.

12/31/2014 05:35.54 AM Report This Comment
☆ I want to thank all of you so much for your support of Deacon’s HOTM run! He has over 500 votes so far and we had a late start to boot! I will be off work the next 3 days so I will be phone voting. On the 1st when I wake I will see who top horse is and I am surely hoping it is my Deacy (Mr. Eyeliner) lol I will get a final vote count before I go to bed the 31st and let you know what his final votes were. Love my HC friends to the moon and back again!!! Have a wonderful day! Whinnies & hugs =)

Come visit me, ♥ Deacon ♥.

12/29/2014 08:51.44 AM Report This Comment
✞ Deacon is such a sweet gentle soul, he loves kids. When a child is around he lowers his head down with VERY soft eyes and it almost seems as if he tries to make his body small ~it is such a sight to see. Some of you will gasp at this but I don’t lunge Deacon before riding, never have. He has always been such a gentleman. I do lunge him sometimes if I don’t have time to ride and it’s just to have time with him. I sure do hope your weather is better than it has been here. The winds have been terrible 20-30 mph and cold! Happy trails to you and here is a whinny and a click on your horseshoe with love =)

Come visit me, ♥ Deacon ♥.

12/28/2014 06:45.51 AM Report This Comment
Voted ♡

Come visit me, ♥ Deacon ♥.

12/27/2014 06:31.35 AM Report This Comment
♥ We had a very nice Christmas and hope you did as well. The winds were terrible but sunny. The picture today of Deacon is of him with his 1st saddle on, isn’t he just darling! As I mentioned yesterday, please let me know the month you want to run HOTM, I had several listed but deleted it somehow. I am off work tomorrow, phone votes. Have a wonderful weekend <)__~

Come visit me, ♥ Deacon ♥.

12/26/2014 06:21.43 AM Report This Comment
vote 1,300 for you ♡
✞ Merry CHRISTmas everyone and every horse! Somehow I deleted our 2015 HOTM line up????? So for those I scheduled please let me know what month I have you on! I am so sorry-I don’t know how I did that! Please vote ***HOTD Angel Mackie 248482 for a win on the 26th!

Come visit me, ♥ Deacon ♥.

12/25/2014 07:31.57 AM Report This Comment
☃ Merry Christmas eve to all and thank you for your support!
* We can and do look inwards reliving the old times and look forward to the new. I personally feel there’s nothing more wonderful than to think about what brought you together with your friends? And what in particular cemented these friendships? When I asked myself these questions, three words keep popping into my head, loyalty, love and horses. ~Carmel Rowley

Love, hugs & a vote ♡

Come visit me, ♥ Deacon ♥.

12/24/2014 07:03.47 AM Report This Comment
♥ Deacon & I want to thank everyone for the support of our HOTM run. It warms my heart that you have taken the time to stop and leave a vote at this very busy Holiday season! Have a wonderful day :)

***HOTD Angels Joanna & Pixie Dust 101958
Pixie Dust was a 23yr old Shetland Pony mare that was very sweet and loved people and other animals. Please stop by and leave a vote in memory of Joanna & Pixie Dust.

Come visit me, ♥ Deacon ♥.

12/23/2014 06:29.53 AM Report This Comment
☆ Deacon and I had a really nice ride at Lake Whitney Saturday. We rode alone. That was the first time in sooo long that I have rode alone& we so enjoyed it. With Christmas upon us this week I know everyone is busy but I would like to ask that you at least leave a silent vote for Deacon if you don’t have time for much other! We thank all of you for this amazing support so far ♡ Have a wonderful day! Whinnies & hugs =)

Come visit me, ♥ Deacon ♥.

12/22/2014 08:01.01 AM Report This Comment
love your horse, so sorry you haven't been able to ride! That really stinks, but I saw your horses name and thought you might like to know a bit about the muse Thalia from greek stories.
there are actually three thalias but since your horse is named Thalia Grace I found this one on Wikipedia :) hope you like it :)

In Greek mythology, Thalia (Ta??a / Thalía, "Abundance") was one of the three Graces or Charites with her sisters Aglaea and Euphrosyne. They were usually found dancing in a circle. They were the daughters of Zeus and either the Oceanid Eurynome or Eunomia, goddess of good order and lawful conduct. Thalia was the goddess of festivity and rich banquets. The Greek word thalia is an adjective applied to banquets, meaning rich, plentiful, luxuriant and abundant.

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

12/21/2014 01:43.29 PM Report This Comment
Phone vote from Deacon ♡

Come visit me, ♥ Deacon ♥.

12/21/2014 12:25.53 PM Report This Comment
Deacon thanks you for your support :)
♥ 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, ♥ Deacon ♥.

12/19/2014 06:45.45 AM Report This Comment
I know~this year went by FAST!!!
☆ 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, ♥ Deacon ♥.

12/18/2014 07:05.38 AM 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, ♥ Deacon ♥.

12/17/2014 07:08.28 AM Report This Comment
Leaving a phone vote today ♡

Come visit me, ♥ Deacon ♥.

12/16/2014 12:05.51 PM 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, ♥ Deacon ♥.

12/15/2014 07:53.12 AM 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, ♥ Deacon ♥.

12/14/2014 08:40.32 AM Report This Comment
thank you for your support :)
(}—{) We ended up getting a light sprinkle Thursday evening. After I went to Tractor Supply & the grocery store Lizzy came over and we had a really nice ride on Rocket and Deacon. Whiskey is at the equine hospital staying a few days. He scratched his eye somehow. I really don’t know how or why he does that so much but the other 2 never do???? Any way Doc says he is doctoring it 2x’s a day with an antibiotic and giving banamine 1 time a day. Cliff may pick him up today or Monday. It is so hard putting meds in their eyes. I can do once its under control. I just can’t stand to touch his eye when it hurts so much. He took him in Thursday Morning so hopefully he can come home today. I miss him and so does Deacon and Rocket. Whinny’s, love, hugs and we left you a vote…..

Come visit me, ♥ Deacon ♥.

12/13/2014 06:52.11 AM Report This Comment
thanks for the vote! Sending you one right back. Thalia is such a sweet looking mare and I love her name :)

Come visit me, Dee Dee.

12/12/2014 01:49.15 PM Report This Comment
☆ I have the same farrier for all these years and I have the same equine vet so my horses have really good care. I am very thankful that I can give my horses the best I can provide. Again Deacon started this journey for me and I have learned so much. I have learned how to pick hooves, clean sheaths, scoop poop, bath them from head to hoof, load, doctor eyes and cuts…and the list goes on! I have read and studied so much as well. The journey with the horses never ends and you can always learn more. I am off work tomorrow so I will phone vote as many as possible. There is a 20% chance of rain so I’m not sure if I will get to ride. I do have to run and pick up feed and stop by the grocery store, maybe a little final Christmas shopping. Have a great Thursday ~Whinny’s & hugs ♡

Come visit me, ♥ Deacon ♥.

12/11/2014 06:50.18 AM Report This Comment
♡ Oh the joy of shopping for our horses-it is too much fun. Once you get the saddle that fits your horse and you, you must then buy saddle pads and bridles and reins and halters and all things to match, to include YOU! Next I had to have the right pants (the right length), boots, shirts and of course my cowgirl hat! Now I had to shop for another horse for Cliff! What fun the horsey world is. I did find another horse but it wasn’t the right one for him. I sold him and Cliff found Rocket. What a match. He and Deacon got along so well. Then it was time to shop for Rocket!!! Love it ♡ Here is a hug & a Wednesday vote :)

Come visit me, ♥ Deacon ♥.

12/10/2014 07:45.29 AM Report This Comment
♥ I know you all know and will relate to today’s information. I bought a saddle before I bought Deacon. It was a nice roping saddle which is not good for long trail rides. It was a little heavier then I wanted but like I said it was nice. It fit Deacon ok but I had to go (ha ha-just wanted too!)buy one that I had fit for him. I ended up with a Circle Y Flex 2 Topeka trail saddle, man is it lite and comfortable-best decision I ever made! Have a wonderful day :)

Come visit me, ♥ Deacon ♥.

12/09/2014 07:55.57 AM Report This Comment
Deacon thanks you for your support :)
☆ What a nice ride we had on Saturday. Lizzy came out with me and rode Rocket. Sunday was more of a relaxing type of day with some spa time for the boys. I will con’t. with Deacon’s story tomorrow, it is so busy at work today and I can’t think straight . Have a wonderful Monday!!!

Come visit me, ♥ Deacon ♥.

12/08/2014 09:27.33 AM Report This Comment
Leaving a thank u vote

Come visit me, Spots, Joker & Babydoll (angel) & Miles.

12/07/2014 07:10.41 PM Report This Comment
hi Thalia. it's nice to meet you. thanks for the visit and vote- what a surprise this morning to find my babies had HOTD. hope you're doing well and have a good weekend.

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

12/05/2014 07:40.14 PM Report This Comment
♡ after my kids got to be 15 and 16 (2008) we had a family talk about them getting new computers or me getting a horse. We agreed that I had gone long enough without having a horse! So a friend of mine that trail rides all the time helped me to find a good gentle gelding. She introduced me to Deacons owner/trainer Bill and I fell in love the moment I saw Deacon.. I know I got a late start but better late than never. On my days off work I will try to phone vote folks but please stop and vote Deacon even if I can’t get to everyone. I am getting his story together. This was a last minute decision I made soooo thank you for your support :)

Come visit me, ♥ Deacon ♥.

12/04/2014 08:43.30 AM Report This Comment
Leaving a thank you vote for spots I

Come visit me, Spots, Joker & Babydoll (angel) & Miles.

12/03/2014 03:49.58 PM Report This Comment
Leaving a thank you vote for spots I

Come visit me, Spots, Joker & Babydoll (angel) & Miles.

12/03/2014 03:49.23 PM Report This Comment
Deacon 237272 IS running Jan 2015 HOTM
Howdy from Deacon my beautiful QH!!!! Yes were in it to win it***please vote Deacon if you only have time for 1 vote-thank you so much for your support ♡ Here is a hug & a Wednesday vote :)

Come visit me, ♥ Deacon ♥.

12/03/2014 10:35.52 AM Report This Comment
Leaving a thank you vote from joker

Come visit me, Spots, Joker & Babydoll (angel) & Miles.

12/02/2014 02:17.11 PM Report This Comment
Morning and Thank You
Leaving a vote, thank you for yours. Have a blessed day.

Come visit me, Star, Major RIP May 1,2015 & Louie.

11/29/2014 03:35.05 AM Report This Comment
Thank you all for Sadie's HOTD on the 25th, and thank you for stopping by to congratulate her. Happy Thanksgiving! Love, hugs and a vote.

Come visit me, SADIE *Thx For HOTD - 11/30/17!*.

11/26/2014 03:46.16 PM Report This Comment
Hi Thalia & Grace. Thanks so much for the congrats on HOTD :) Koot really enjoyed it! Voted.

Come visit me, Kootenai *Happy New Year!*.

11/24/2014 02:58.19 PM Report This Comment
Trotting by with a vote!
Thanks for the visit!

Come visit me, Cimarron's Herd & Cimarron.

11/10/2014 11:06.00 PM Report This Comment
We had a great day as HOTD, thanks for all the votes and visits. We are looking forward to another nice fall day today. The leaves are so beautiful, the colors are amazing this year, we are pretty much surrounded by woods so it is very pretty here. Just a quick update on Trev, he has decided that he is ready for work again. He started a new job last week, he likes it. It is an adjustment for sure. The only problem we see is transportation, he is riding his bike (he doesn't drive) in the AM, he starts at 7, it is an hour bike ride, the bus service doesn't go that far that early, however he can bus home at night, the city buses have bike racks. He is hoping to meet someone at work that he can catch a ride with, maybe someone close to his area. We really hope so, this travel arrangement will not work in winter...Have a great day, Love Donna Lee

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10/26/2014 03:23.15 AM Report This Comment
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