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Appaloosa Horse from Wytheville, VA

Alice

About Me

Active within 343 Days

I am from Wytheville, VA and I've been a Club Horse member for 3 years and 8 days

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Age: 27 years old

Gender: Mare

Breed: Appaloosa Horse

Height: 15

Color: Snowflaked

Type of Riding: All

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My Horse's Favorite Treat: Appales and pickles

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Pet Peeves: Donkeys and mules

My Horse's motto: If you don't like me.
If you don't love me.
If you can't say anything nice
don't say anything at all.

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I got Alice on Jan.23,1996 from a horse trader.

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I've had 2885 friends visit me.

I'm the 36,429th member on HorseChannel.com.

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

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Here's a vote from Cowboy & Trigger.
Thanks for your support on Cowboy & Trigger's Jan HOTM campaign ♥


FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS, “Deck the Stalls!”:
Q: Why did the elf push his bed into the fireplace?
A: He wanted to sleep like a log.

I guess every one already knows how Trigger came about living with us. He was given to my youngest brother, whom gave him to little Cowboy. When we got Trigger, he was in poor condition, worms, rainrot, no hair above his hooves because the mudd had pulled it all off & the worst case of thrush I have ever seen. We would visit him after school and work on improving his condition. At first he would run from us, eventually he began to accept my little Cowboy and not run from him. It was 1 month later, we brought him to our house for a few daily baths and treatments. He began to look and feel better. Trigger has a sweet horseinality, but he does not act like he has enjoyed many days just being loved on.

If you haven't had time to check the Calendar of Agendas Page #232390, the HOTD runner for today is:
★ Tex 246689 ★
PLEASE vote HOTD :^)

ENJOY A BLESSED WEEK ✞
♣ Little Cowboy & Trigger ♣
♥ Fancy & Frances ♥

Come visit me, FANCY Walk N That Way: MerRy CHRISTmas everyone & Fancy's 2012 HC Members Veterans Day Trail Ride!.

12/03/2012 04:07.39 AM Report This Comment
CONGRATULATIONS 2012 DECEMBER HOTM ♦ LOGAN #238276 ♦

If you only have time to vote for one of our herd members, please give that vote to Cowboy & Trigger during the month of December for their January HOTM campaign.

Here's a vote from Cowboy & Trigger.
We hope you will vote this fun loving team of two your January HOTM. Little Cowboy's 12 birthday is in January and in February he will be the proud owner of Trigger for one whole year! That is the longest Cowboy has ever had any one horse!
We appreciate your votes, love Fancy & herd.


FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS:
"Horses and children, I often think, have a lot of the good sense there is in the world." (Josephine Demott Robinson)

If you haven't had time to check the Calendar of Agendas Page #232390, the HOTD runner for today is:
★ Miracle 185107 ★
PLEASE vote HOTD :^)

HAVE A BEAUTIFUL NIGHT ✞
♥ Fancy & Frances ♥
♣ Little Cowboy & Trigger ♣

Come visit me, FANCY Walk N That Way: MerRy CHRISTmas everyone & Fancy's 2012 HC Members Veterans Day Trail Ride!.

12/01/2012 04:47.14 AM Report This Comment
FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS, Thank A Veteran : "This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.” (Elmer Davis)

I hope you gals and guys are saddling up Saturday and/or Sunday in support of our Veterans. People who give or gave their lives for others each day they served, when they really did not have to do so. Wow, what amazing people they are.

My granddad was in WWII and my oldest son has served in the Afghanistan wars, working on communications devices. I have one cousin serving in the navy, that was injured during the attack against the United States Navy destroyer USS Cole on October 12, 2000.

We all are affected by the military in some way.
No need to be shy! Know a veteran, share and show love & support! Share interesting military facts, quotes, and experiences on Fancy's Veteran's Day page! Don't forget to leave a blog letting me know if you have a photo to add! Ask your HorseChannel friends to participate in Sunday's HorseChannel trail ride.)

Here's a vote from Fancy & Trigger :^)

When I logged in tonight I saw some comments that touched my heart. I am thankful for my HorseChannel friends. You never know how much you mean. You guys are the best!!!


HAVE A PEACEFUL NIGHT ✞
♥ Fancy & Frances ♥
♣ Little Cowboy & Trigger ♣

Come visit me, FANCY Walk N That Way: MerRy CHRISTmas everyone & Fancy's 2012 HC Members Veterans Day Trail Ride!.

11/10/2012 05:51.25 PM Report This Comment
FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS, Thank A Veteran:
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!!!

HAVE A PEACEFUL NIGHT ✞
♥ Fancy & Frances ♥
♣ Little Cowboy & Trigger ♣

Come visit me, FANCY Walk N That Way: MerRy CHRISTmas everyone & Fancy's 2012 HC Members Veterans Day Trail Ride!.

11/07/2012 04:43.52 PM Report This Comment
FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS, fall into Autumn:
Q: What do you get if you divide the circumference of a pumpkin by it's diameter?
A: Pumpkin Pi

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:
★ Bo 243418 ★
PLEASE vote HOTD :^)

No ride today, it was very chilly and windy :(

Does anyone remember reading last month, about a nationwide Ride to Remember Veterans during Veteran's Day weekend, Nov. 10-11, 2012? How would you guys like to have our own HorseChannel ride in honor of Veteran's Day? We can chose one day that we all will ride on, even if it is only for a few minutes or just to sit on the horse during the Veteran's holiday. Then we could share our pics from that day and share our story of the day. If you agree would Sunday November the 11 be ok for our ride date?

November is a time of thanks. Thanks should be part of our every day lives all year long. Let us be thankful for our friends and loved ones. Let us be kind one to another. Cruelty has no place among true friends.


HAVE A PEACEFUL NIGHT ✞
♥ Fancy & Frances ♥
♣ Little Cowboy & Trigger ♣

Come visit me, FANCY Walk N That Way: MerRy CHRISTmas everyone & Fancy's 2012 HC Members Veterans Day Trail Ride!.

11/04/2012 02:40.43 PM Report This Comment
FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS, Born TO SpOOk!:
Q: Why is Dracula so unpopular?
A: Because he's a pain in the neck!

Wolfman: Do you see any change in me?
Dracula: No.
Wolfman: Well, I just swallowed a quarter!

Fancy has stomped your horseshoe Vote button :^)
If you haven't had time to check the Calendar of Agendas Page #232390, the HOTD runner for today is:
★ Shiloh 227773 ★
PLEASE vote HOTD :^)

Little Cowboy asked me tell every one Thanks for your comments on his show awards.

And I send Thanks for welcoming Goldie to HC.

This morning Fancy and I practiced ground driving with the harness. It did not take long before Fancy was comfortable wearing the harness. We walked around the yard and up and down the street.

I read an email last night about a local Halloween celebration for riders and their horses. More than likely we will attend our Fall Festival at church.

Have a beautiful day ✞
♥ Fancy & Frances ♥
♣ Little Cowboy & Trigger ♣

Come visit me, FANCY Walk N That Way: MerRy CHRISTmas everyone & Fancy's 2012 HC Members Veterans Day Trail Ride!.

10/25/2012 09:28.12 AM Report This Comment
FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS, Born TO SpOOk!:
Q: Who was the most famous French skeleton?
A: Napoleon bone-apart.
Q: What runs around a cemetery but doesn't move?
A: A fence!

Fancy has stomped your horseshoe Vote button tonight:^)
If you haven't had time to check the Calendar of Agendas Page #232390, the HOTD runner for today is:
★ Royal Mes (Charlie) 220108 1 yr HOTD anniversary ★
PLEASE vote HOTD!

Sunday my youngest brother got himself a QH mare named Goldie. Since my brothers are twins, I will let Goldie share the page with Buttercup. I forgot how old Goldie is. She was previously owned and ridden by one of my brother's friends.

Today we worked out in the yard raking leaves and cutting a tree. It felt like spring here. After school Little Cowboy rode Trigger while I groomed Fancy and practiced on the things we are learning for showmanship. Today Fancy did her pivot on the right hind without me touching her!

I am quite surprised to have two invitations to ride in Christmas parades out of town this coming Christmas season. I may not get to ride in them. Both are at night. I do not like hauling the horses at night without another adult with me. But I never know when I will get brave and surprise myself.
Are you planning to ride in any holiday parades this Winter?

Have a peaceful night ✞
♥ Fancy & Frances ♥
♣ Little Cowboy & Trigger ♣

Come visit me, FANCY Walk N That Way: MerRy CHRISTmas everyone & Fancy's 2012 HC Members Veterans Day Trail Ride!.

10/24/2012 06:32.08 PM Report This Comment
Quick vote
Please vote HOTD Cha' dich 243561
Have a lovely day:)

Come visit me, FANCY Walk N That Way: MerRy CHRISTmas everyone & Fancy's 2012 HC Members Veterans Day Trail Ride!.

10/23/2012 05:46.53 AM Report This Comment
FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS, Born TO SpOOk!:
Q: What do you get when you cross Bambi with a ghost?
A: Bamboo!

Fancy has stomped your horseshoe Vote button this morning:^)
If you haven't had time to check the Calendar of Agendas Page #232390, the HOTD runner for today is:
★ Alliance 244159 ★
PLEASE vote HOTD!

Hi! How was your weekend?
Looks like we are in a BEAUTIFUL week!!!
Are there any Halloween activities going in your area that welcome horses? I am not aware of any here, but I am sure there has to be some going on for the children and horses, at some of the local barns.


Have a beautiful Autumn day ✞
♥ Fancy & Frances ♥
♣ Little Cowboy & Trigger ♣

Come visit me, FANCY Walk N That Way: MerRy CHRISTmas everyone & Fancy's 2012 HC Members Veterans Day Trail Ride!.

10/22/2012 03:59.51 AM Report This Comment
HI!!!!!!!!!
FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS, Born TO SpOOk!:
“Worry is the darkroom in which negatives can develop” (unknown)

Voted :^)
If you haven't had time to check the Calendar of Agendas Page #232390, the HOTD runner for today is:
★ Jet 240051 ★
PLEASE vote HOTD!

Hi! Did you have a busy, fun weekend? What have you been up to?

I have been on the move, but I enjoyed it! Saturday morning, Fancy participated in her first parade! It was a really big homecoming parade, with lots of tight crowds and loud bands! Fancy was excited for the first 15 to 20 minutes, but after that she was very relaxed and was not bothered by bouncing children on the sidelines. In past years, I have ridden my previous horses in this parade, but I never got to participate in the tradition of riding around the football field before the game. I could not get my past horses onto the football field because they were afraid. Well yesterday, I did for the first time, ride around the football field, with my Fancy! Fancy even took the lead and she did that running walk at least half way around! It was so much fun! I will never forget the first time I got to ride around the football field!!!!! Oh, and to boot, the home team won their game!!!!!! I would like to believe Fancy gave them good luck when she went around the field. LOL!
Half way through the day all I could think of was how this has to be my best day ever with Fancy. And then I think to myself, I have had so many days that I thought were my best day ever with Fancy! Saturday morning, I lost my keys on the way out of town. The keys fell off the side of the trailer or the truck. But I found them completely mangled on the side of a busy street after 6 hours of being run over in heavy traffic. Even though I had the lost key problem, I still had that feeling of this being the best day ever!

Saturday night, our family attended our horseshow end of year banquet. This was our first time attending and I had no idea what to expect. So, I did not take my camera and I was very surprised to see Little Cowboy & Trigger won a good bit of awards. Little Cowboy was so excited to share the awards with Trigger, they used their new snaffle bit and new grooming kit tonight. He is going to save his new blanket for next years show season. Little Cowboy rode until dark, and I did get a few pictures tonight before it got too dark.

Have a beautiful Autumn day ✞
♥ Fancy & Frances ♥
♣ Little Cowboy & Trigger ♣

Come visit me, FANCY Walk N That Way: MerRy CHRISTmas everyone & Fancy's 2012 HC Members Veterans Day Trail Ride!.

10/21/2012 06:22.38 PM Report This Comment
Hi, I hope things are well with you and your herd ♥

Come visit me, FANCY Walk N That Way: MerRy CHRISTmas everyone & Fancy's 2012 HC Members Veterans Day Trail Ride!.

08/22/2012 09:03.26 PM Report This Comment
FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS:
"The riding of young horses is an excellent nerve tonic." (Geoffrey Brooke)

Fancy leaves a good night VOTE 4 YOU :~)
Please vote Lady Aristocrat 232456 for HOTD
It was a lovely day until the rains came in. There was a long storm that recently ended. It feels really nice outside these days.
Trigger was blind in one eye before we got him. Monday his blind eye was very cloudy. Today the vet told me Trigger is fine long as he is in no pain. He is such a great kids horse. I hate that something happened to his eye and I pray that I can take good care of him from now on.

Please visit Sassy Sapphire #193884 and leave an encouraging word. From what I can tell, her blog to me says Sassy Sapphire's owner lost her father this past Sunday morning.

One of my friends was out last Saturday at one of the state parks riding and there was an accident. Her friend dismounted to help and her friend's palomino TWH walked off. They were on the news tonight asking for help to find the missing horse. Please pray that they find Jasmine in good health very soon.

Very Important Message from Logan #237047: Could you please spread the word that my wrist is in really bad condition and I can't vote for people today! It is swelled up pretty bad and moving it hurts! Please spread the word!

Have a blessed and peaceful night
♥Fancy♥

Come visit me, FANCY Walk N That Way: MerRy CHRISTmas everyone & Fancy's 2012 HC Members Veterans Day Trail Ride!.

08/22/2012 09:02.56 PM Report This Comment
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THANK our friends for supporting Joanna's Pixie Dust & visiting their page with daily blogs or votes. A special thanks to Joey & Ginger & Angel Betsy, Joyce & Sadie, Susan & Sing with Cross Creek herd, Marion & Indy & Angel HT, Pippin's Momma & Pippin, for taking time to write those wonderful blogs to share their experience with Joanna & Pixie Dust. Thank each friend for adding 'Vote Pixie Dust' to their by-line. Thanks to members of other animal channels for their love & support. Thank dear sweet Erin, whom has worked very hard blogging & creating special pages for us.

I hope through the month of April we were able to express why Angel Pixie Dust deserved your votes to honor Joanna. I hope you have enjoyed reading about the 'Legacy of Love' (so rightly named by Joyce) Joanna has left with us. We worked hard, win or lose JOANNA'S LEGACY OF LOVE WILL REMAIN IN OUR HEARTS.

FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS, in honor of Angel Pixie Dust's (profile 101958) May HOTM campaign for our Angel Joanna, ANGELS HAVE NO PHILOSOPHY BUT LOVE:
"How wonderful it must be to speak the language of the angels, with no words for hate and a million words for love!" (Quoted in The Angels' Little Instruction Book by Eileen Elias Freeman, 1994)

This saddens me quite a bit, we have lost a HC member. Profile #231827 Ergo's owner, whom operated a horse rescue, passed away Thursday of a heart attack. Her niece Layla has left a blog to let us know what has happened. Please pray for the family, both human and pets and please take a moment to leave a loving kind word for them on any of her horse pages.

Have a Blessed night
Love Fancy & Frances

Come visit me, FANCY Walk N That Way: MerRy CHRISTmas everyone & Fancy's 2012 HC Members Veterans Day Trail Ride!.

04/30/2012 07:43.07 PM Report This Comment
Voted :~)

FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS, in honor of Angel Pixie Dust's (profile 101958) May HOTM campaign for our Angel Joanna, ANGELS HAVE NO PHILOSOPHY BUT LOVE:
"If we were all like angels, the world would be a heavenly place." (Author Unknown)


I dedicate this special occasion of our first show together to Joanna and Pixie Dust.

Fancy spent Friday night in a blanket with hopes she would be more clean than dirty come morning. The back clip had come undone, but that blanket did serve the purpose. Fancy only had one area on the side of her neck that was dirty. Once at the farm, I cleaned her dirty spot and her feet before introducing Fancy to the sandy arena. At first she was a little excited to be in a new place, but soon settled down. We only entered two classes this time. Fancy was fine, except she did not like horses standing behind her. When horses were lined up behind us, Fancy kept trying to spin around to see exactly what they had in mind back there.
We entered class 2 Adult Halter with 6 entries and Fancy placed 3rd!!!! This was the first time I ever won a ribbon with any horse!!! I was so excited. We didn't do so well in Class 3 as we placed 5th out of 5. However, We did leave with 2 ribbons from our first show!!!

Love From our herd to yours♥

Come visit me, FANCY Walk N That Way: MerRy CHRISTmas everyone & Fancy's 2012 HC Members Veterans Day Trail Ride!.

04/21/2012 05:38.28 PM Report This Comment
Voted:^)

FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS, ANGELS HAVE NO PHILOSOPHY BUT LOVE:
"The guardian angels of life fly so high as to be beyond our sight, but they are always looking down upon us." (Jean Paul Richter)

PLEASE READ, CORRECTION TO PREVIOUS BLOG: I made an error in dates listed in my blog. I also somehow accidentally lost Joanna's first name in some of my blogs.

The CORRECT INFORMATION is Joanna Helen Wicke January 1, 1977-September 23, 2011.

I guess I am not very reliable at 3:30 in the morning. I appreciate Marion and Indy calling this to my attention and I apologize for the error.

There are a few active HorseChannel members that remember Joanna. If you remember Joanna, PLEASE share a blog on Fancy's page. I would love to read what you have shared with Joanna during her short stay here.

Hi! I hope you are doing well today looking forward to a horsey weekend and celebrating this Easter weekend. We are in a 3 day stretch of cold rain & I am freezing :) We are not expecting warmer temps, but we do expect the rain to clear up this afternoon. Then we can have some fun.

Enjoy a Blessed Easter season
Love from Fancy & Frances and Trigger & Cowboy ♥

Come visit me, FANCY Walk N That Way: MerRy CHRISTmas everyone & Fancy's 2012 HC Members Veterans Day Trail Ride!.

04/06/2012 02:53.00 AM Report This Comment
VOTED :)

FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS, ANGELS HAVE NO PHILOSOPHY BUT LOVE:
It is not because angels are holier than men or devils that makes them angels, but because they do not expect holiness from one another, but from God alone. ~William Blake

Sometime in 1991, Joanna came across 2 Shetland ponies for sale in a want ad. Both ponies were purchased by her family and given to Bloomfield Hills School Farm. Joanna named the ponies Tinkerbell & Pixie Dust. Joanna helped her mom create and teach 'LOVE-A-PONY', an afterschool and summer class for children. For seven years Joanna was with her ponies almost every day. It has been over 19 years since creating LOVE-A-PONY, and I have read that this pony class is still being taught this very day.

Joanna's was confined to her bed the last 9 years of her life, during which Pixie Dust was allowed to visit Joanna at her bedside. Joanna also made friends all across the world with the use of her computer, thanks to her dad for building a stand that allowed her to safely use the computer while lying down.

Pixie Dust at 21 years old, has joined Joanna in Heaven. I have read that this date was sometime around or on the 27 of February, 2012. I can only imagine the joy felt during that reunion.

Joanna was extraordinary. Always thinking of how she could help others, even through the use of her ponies. She loved unconditional and she reached out to others, even when she needed to be reached out to.

Joanna, a true inspiration ♥

Come visit me, FANCY Walk N That Way: MerRy CHRISTmas everyone & Fancy's 2012 HC Members Veterans Day Trail Ride!.

04/02/2012 02:45.03 AM Report This Comment
VOTED :)
FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS, ANGELS HAVE NO PHILOSOPHY BUT LOVE:
The golden moments in the stream of life rush past us and we see nothing but sand; the angels come to visit us, and we only know them when they are gone. ~George Elliot

A group of HorseChannel.com members have formed a group, known as the Angel Crew. The Angel Crew would like to win Angel Pixie Dust the honor of being HorseChannel's May Horse of the Month in honor of Joanna. If you would like to help, please visit Pixie Dust's HorseChannel page #101958 and leave a vote each day during the month of April 2012.

Pixie Dust, belonged to our Facebook pal and HorseChannel member, Joanna Wicke. Joanna was loved by all who knew her. She was always positive and uplifting to others. Joanna welcomed Fancy and I to HorseChannel with unbelievable love and daily support. After a disturbing disappearance of Joanna, Sadie's owner, Joyce informed us that Joanna had passed away in her sleep at the tender age of 34 on September 23, 2011. It was only then that her many health conditions were revealed. Even though being confined to her bed for the past 9 years, Joanna never once revealed a single pain to us. What a remarkable YOUNG person to have as a friend.
It was in 1991 that Joanna & her mom purchased Pixie Dust to share with the Bloomfield Hills School Farm. For 7 years Joanna helped her mom create & teach Love-A-Pony, an afterschool & summer class for children.

Joanna, A true inspiration ♥

Come visit me, FANCY Walk N That Way: MerRy CHRISTmas everyone & Fancy's 2012 HC Members Veterans Day Trail Ride!.

04/01/2012 12:57.42 AM Report This Comment
VOTED :^)
FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS:
“It's you and me, Partner!”

Anything stick out in your mind about the first day you got your horse? Please tell us about that! We would love to read about it!
I was grooming Fancy before saddling her & noticed how tall she has grown over this past winter. It seems as if she grew over night!
Fancy is a lot calmer with Trigger than she was with Scotty. She nickers to me and comes to the gate when she sees me coming outside, just the same as she does when she lives alone. The first few days that Scotty was with us, Fancy acted like she was very upset about everything, (more like angry) and at times she was stand-offish.
However, poor Trigger can get this look on his face like no one loves him. He does this when I go out to Fancy and no one is talking to him or petting him. But it doesn't take long for Cowboy C to get out there and make Trigger happy.
Today I set up my play things and Cowboy & I had some fun. We went around the barrels, through the 'L', around tires, across the planks, walked on the boards, etc. At first Cowboy was saying he didn't like Fancy anymore because she is mean to Trigger. Then Cowboy is telling me he wants to trade horses with me because Fancy is trained more than Trigger. I told him that Trigger has more experience being ridden and Fancy has more experience playing around my horsey toys and in time Trigger will understand the games. Once they got going, they both began to have fun.

Horsey Kisses and a Good Night hug from Cowboy C & Trigger and Frances & Fancy ♥

Come visit me, FANCY Walk N That Way: MerRy CHRISTmas everyone & Fancy's 2012 HC Members Veterans Day Trail Ride!.

03/10/2012 05:52.59 PM Report This Comment
VOTED :^)

FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS:
“Lord, You make me as honest as the horse I ride.” (unknown)

The day I met Fancy:
March 9, 2009,8am: found classified add for 10 month TWH. That evening, we traveled to a VA farm. The owner pointed Fancy out, my heart immediately fell in love with this untouched filly. I saw a beautiful future in this long legged, woolly, running like crazy, with her big round bulging belly, filly. The drive from NC to VA was not in vain. The owner and his sons drove all horses into the barn and then ran them out, except one, Fancy. They got the halter on her and the fight was on. After finally reaching the trailer, it took forever to get her in the trailer. The guys had to lift her up and push her in. Ok that done, the sun had parted with us and we were on our way home.
We stopped at the convenience store and I looked in to check on what I planned to be my new best pal. She was not happy, but doing fine.
In the dark of the night, Fancy would not back out of the trailer. She actually decided she would rather lay down in the floor of the trailer rather than do anything we wanted her to do. We had already moved the partition to the side of the trailer to give her space, but we had to work around the center bar in between the back doors. Fancy would not get up for nothing in the world. I wanted to leave her there for the night, but feared she would hurt herself on the partition or something when she did get up. We carefully pulled her out without hurting her. I put her in a stall for the night so I would not fear her getting hurt because she did not know her surroundings. I did not sleep all that night!
Each day there after, I would sit in her presence for a while and when she showed signs of relaxing, I went in to catch her. She was tricky, but so was I. LOL. She slowly learned and gave me her trust.
Each day with Fancy is as exciting as the very first.

Come visit me, FANCY Walk N That Way: MerRy CHRISTmas everyone & Fancy's 2012 HC Members Veterans Day Trail Ride!.

03/09/2012 05:30.04 PM Report This Comment
Voted :^)
FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS:
“Computer's are like horses: Press the right button, and they will take you anywhere.” (unknown)

CONGRATS GINGER #210509 MARCH HOTM!!!!!

Have a Terrific Thursday!

Come visit me, FANCY Walk N That Way: MerRy CHRISTmas everyone & Fancy's 2012 HC Members Veterans Day Trail Ride!.

03/01/2012 04:59.19 AM Report This Comment
FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS, Celebrate BlackHistory Month:
“To live anywhere in the world today and be against equality because of race or color is like living in Alaska and being against snow.” (William Faulkner)

Fancy Queen of Heart Month is blowing a heart vote in your direction this beautiful Monday morning.

We thank Joey, Ginger, and Angel Betsy for suggesting us doing the Black History blogs this past few weeks. I enjoyed this project, it was fun to share some of my most favorite horsey characters with you guys. I appreciate the comments and responses we received.

'C' & I trailered Trigger home Saturday morning. 'C' led Trigger to the trailer, however once Trigg saw that he was leaving he pitched a fit for King Kong. King Kong was so busy eating grass, he had no cares for Trigger's plight. Once loaded Trigger was just fine. He didn't like the idea of a bath, but it was fun cleaning him up. After his baths we take him walking and let him graze while he dries.
Sunday evening, Trigger and Fancy were turned out together for the first time. To my surprise, Fancy is not even mean to Trigger, not at all. She lets him walk anywhere he wants to, lets him eat her hay and she even eats with him. However, she does stay in between Trigger and I. I was patting Fancy on the side of her neck and Trigger wanted a pat to. He walked towards me and Fancy ran him off. He looked so pitiful. I think after a while she will allow him to come to me too, because Trigger is the very first animal in our yard that Fancy is not very mean to. I wonder if she is nice to him because she remembers him from last summer when we visited the farm, he visited us, and we went riding together.
I was very tired Sunday night. I did get my profile photos changed, then I was off to bed.

Hope you enjoyed a beautiful weekend. Did you do anything fun?
Now, YOU enjoy this Marvelous Monday!

Come visit me, FANCY Walk N That Way: MerRy CHRISTmas everyone & Fancy's 2012 HC Members Veterans Day Trail Ride!.

02/27/2012 03:12.00 AM Report This Comment
FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS, Celebrate BlackHistory Month:
VOTED :^)
Located in Hartford, CT, United States, The Ebony Horsewomen, Inc founded in 1984, by Patricia E. Lawson-Kelly, is a non-profit community-service organization, developed and operated by African-American female equestrians whose mission is to encourage and empower inner city youth toward positive and successful lives through the use of horses. This female group of skilled equestrians have delighted crowds wherever they go. They have appeared in parades, rodeos and horse shows all across America. They have the proud honor of being the first female African-American female Equestrian organization to have been invited to the Tournament Of Roses Parade, in Pasadena, California, 1990, and 1991. Ebony Horsewomen members have appeared in the Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade, in Atlanta, Georgia, as well as the Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo circuit, just to name a few appearances. Additionally, the State of Connecticut Legislature proclaimed EHI "Goodwill Ambassadors and declared Connecticut to be the official home of the Ebony Horsewomen. Twenty-three years ago, EHI was founded upon the knowledge and belief in the healing power that horses give to youth. Based on this belief they have developed a unique array of programs that encourage and develop youth participants into productive and positive citizens and future leaders. Their full service Equestrian Center offers innovative and therapeutic programs to youth and it also adds a new dimension and vibrancy to their community.
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(Info obtained from companydatabase.org)

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02/25/2012 01:06.18 AM Report This Comment
FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS, Celebrate BlackHistory Month:
VOTED :^)
Willie Simms, born 1/16/1870, near Augusta, Georgia, U.S.—died 2/26/1927, Asbury, New Jersey), 1 of only 2 African American jockeys (the other is Isaac Burns Murphy) 2 have been elected 2 the National Museum of Racing’s Hall of Fame in Saratoga Springs, New York.
Simms began racing in 1887 & became the most successful rider 2 adopt the short stirrup since the antebellum slave & rider Abe Hawkins. The short stirrup lifts the rider over the horse’s withers, allowing the animal better balance. In 1895 Simms became the 1st American jockey 2 win in England, where sportswriters referred 2 him as a “monkey on a stick.” The short stirrup earned more esteem after the white American jockey Tod Sloan used it 2 win English races in 1897, & it came to be known as the “American seat.”
Simms won the Belmont Stakes in 1893 & 1894, the Kentucky Derby in 1896 & 1898, & the Preakness Stakes in 1898; he is the only African American 2 have won all of the Triple Crown classics. Simms was the leading American jockey (on the basis of number of wins) in 1893 & 1894. He retired in 1901 with 1 of the best lifetime winning percentages in the sport, 24.8.
(info obtained from www.britanica.com)

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02/24/2012 03:28.23 AM Report This Comment
FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS, Celebrate BlackHistory Month:
Fancy is leaving a vote & the story of a man who became famous for his contribution to a rodeo favorite known as bulldogging. Please enjoy reading our Saturday blog ♥

FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS,Black Cowboys!:
Images of black cowboys are scarce in popular culture, giving the false impression that people of color were not among the men and women who settled the West. By the end of huge cattle drives of cowboy legend, at least 5,000 black men had worked as cowboys. Historians estimate an average crew included two or three black cowboys.

William (Will, Bill) Pickett was a legendary cowboy from Taylor, Texas of black, white, and Indian descent, born December 5, 1870. In March 1932, Pickett tripped while roping a stallion and fell under the horse, which kicked him in the head. For 11 days he clung to life with a fractured skull. April 2, 1932, he died in a hospital in Ponca City, Oklahoma. Bill Pickett was inducted into the Rodeo Hall of Fame, Oklahoma City, in 1971, the first black rodeo athlete to be so honored. At the Cowboy Hall of Fame, these words are inscribed to Pickett's memory:
Like many men in the old time West
On any job he did his best
He left a blank that's hard to fill
For there will never be another Bill.

He was also honored in 1994 by The United States Post Office, who issued a postage stamp honoring Pickett as part of its "Legends of the West" series. There is also the Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo held each year since 1984 in his honor.

Bill noticed the bulldogs capture stray steers by biting them on the lip and he thought why couldn't he do that. Pickett's method for bulldogging was biting a cow on the lip and then falling backwards. His method eventually lost popularity as the sport changed into steer wrestling that is practiced in rodeos today.
Riding his horse, Spradley, Pickett came alongside a Longhorn steer, dropped to the steer's head, twisted its head toward the sky, and bit its upper lip to get full control. That's how Pickett's technique got the name "bulldogging." As the event became popular among rodeo cowboys, the lip biting became less popular until it disappeared from steer wrestling. Bill Pickett, however, became an immortal rodeo cowboy, and his fame has grown since his death.
Bill Pickett became known for his tricks and stunts at local country fairs. In 1905, Pickett joined the 101 Ranch Wild West Show that featured the likes of Buffalo Bill, Cowboy Bill Watts, Will Rogers, Tom Mix, Bee Ho Gray, and Zach and Lucille Mulhall.
(Info obtained from blackcowboys.com & billpicketrodeo.com)

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02/18/2012 05:59.09 AM Report This Comment
FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS, Happy Valentines Day:
“I've fallen in love many times...Always with you” (unknown)

HAVE A VERY LOVING DAY AND A VOTE FROM FANCY & TRIGGER ♥
♥ Love from our herd to yours ♥

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02/14/2012 06:00.51 AM Report This Comment
FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS, Happy Valentines:
“Many are the stars I see, but in my eye no star like thee” (English saying)

Here is your Sunday heart vote from my SweetHeart Fancy and Trigg.
My son 'C', wants me to let everyone know he appreciates your votes and he loves reading the comments. He says "Thank You ♥"

Fancy,"She says she loves me."
Frances,"My horse keeps me honest."

What a cold & windy day in NC! I did spend a bit of time today cleaning Fancy's corral. I was on my way into the shed and Fancy nickered to me. I know the look, she wants time out. I actually promised her I would give her time out when I finished putting my yard tools away. The wind was blowing so hard when I came out of the shed that I forgot my promise to Fancy & was about to lock the shed door when Fancy nickered to me. She was standing at the gate patiently waiting for her time out. I told her Ok, you keep me honest! And back into the shed I went to fetch her halter and lead. On the way I was thinking to myself, I talk to this horse too much, she knows what I am telling her. I gotta stop talking soo much. LOL! I do love my sweet horse ♥

'C' had to visit his Trigger today. When we got there Trigg was across the creek. We called to him and he actually ran over. I think he thought it was supper time. 'C' gave Trigg a nice juicy apple. Trigg got himself a new nickname today. 'C' calls him Tigger now.

The rains held back and the winds were harsh, it was too cold to ride, but we had lovely weather this weekend.

How did your weekend go?
Love Fancy Queen of Hearts ♥ & Frances

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02/12/2012 03:56.06 PM Report This Comment
FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS IN HONOR OF RUTH ANN'S NAVAJO:
“My horses' feet are as swift as rolling thunder. He carries me away from all my fears. And when the world threatens to fall asunder, His mane is there to wipe away my tears.” (unknown)

“What we have once enjoyed we can never lose.
All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.” (Helen Keller)

Thank You Joyce and Sadie for letting us know about the loss of Angel Navajo #119353. Please visit Navajo's page, he was Ruth Ann's first horse, he was a sweet & gentle companion to her.

My little C. read his blogs last night and he went to bed with the biggest smile on his little face as he thought of his Trigger. He saw his page this morning before school, and he asked me to tell everyone Happy Valentines and Thanks for HOTD. He is very excited to spend some time with Trigger. He wanted to visit the farm Thursday after school but it was not a good time. I plan to take him to the farm today after school.

Love Fancy and Frances

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02/03/2012 10:00.19 AM Report This Comment
FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS, Thanks for Feb HOTM:
“Follow the path that leads to your heart” (anonymous)

Good morning vote!
I don't know what Fancy was up to yesterday morning, when I went out to feed her, she was acting like she was starving! I wondered what created that appetite. She was prancing between the gate and her food bucket , snaking her neck for me to come on with it, and doing a little pawing. What gives! Well anyway, she was happy for dinner time.

February 1st was the official day my son became the owner of Trigger. Trigger was my youngest brother's horse. My brother gave Trigger to my son because my brother is out of town working all the time. I created a page for Trigger and my son. I am still working on adding the pictures. If you have time please visit their page. I love the smiles on his face when he reads your comments:) Since I don't know how much longer Scotty will be staying with us, I deleted Scotty's page and added Scotty to the page with King Kong.

Thanks for all the sweet blogs♥
Love Fancy and Frances

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02/02/2012 04:43.53 AM Report This Comment
FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS,THANKS FOR FEBRUARY HOTM:
“LOVE IS PATIENT, LOVE IS KIND, IT DOES NOT ENVY; LOVE DOES NOT BOAST, IT IS NOT ARROGANT, IT DOES NOT BEHAVE RUDELY; IT DOES NOT SEEK ITS OWN, IT IS NOT PROVOKED, IT KEEPS NO RECORD OF WRONGS; IT DOES NOT REJOICE IN UNRIGHTEOUSNESS BUT REJOICES WITH THE TRUTH; IT BEARS ALL THINGS, BELIEVES ALL THINGS, HOPES ALL THINGS, ENDURES ALL THINGS. LOVE NEVER FAILS.” (1 CORINTHIANS 13:4-8)

♥SWEETHEART VOTES FROM FANCY WALK N THAT WAY♥

“MY HORSE, MY HEART, MY FAITHFUL FRIEND”
Looking over Fancy's most recent blogs, I see "Congrats'. Ok, Fancy had HOTD in October. It dawned on me, today is February 1st. I checked and Fancy is Feburary HOTM. Fancy does have a kind and loving heart, so I think she will do a great job as Queen of February.
I am so thankful for HC friends. You are much more than friends. You are our horsey family. Thanks for understanding when I humanize Fancy. You don't criticize. You allow me to share my love for her. And in return, You share the love you have for your horse with me.
If we continue to enjoy spring like days this February, Fancy & I can have some fun celebration days!
Love Fancy & Frances
THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH
♥HAPPY HEART MONTH♥

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02/01/2012 05:33.35 AM Report This Comment
FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS:
“Trust in God, but tie your horse.” (Cowboy Quote)

Fancy is patiently tied at her hitching rail sending Sunday heart votes to HorseChannel friends.

Today was the driest day since all the rains. I finally got a photo of my dirty Fancy girl standing tied at her new hitching rail. GROOMING TIME, oh yes! Fancy likes her hitching rail better than being tied to the tree in her corral. I like it too :)

How was your weekend?
Have a blessed & peaceful night,
Love Fancy and Frances:)

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01/29/2012 04:57.12 PM Report This Comment
FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS:
“One cannot shoe a running horse” (unknown)

Here is a Tuesday evening vote from Fancy.

I found a photo of Fancy at one year old, that I took 3 days after I got her. I posted it as Fancy's profile photo.

I finally got help constructing a hitching rail for Fancy. It is very sturdy and my hands & arms feel like jelly. My son says, we are officially OLD.

Have a blessed night.

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01/24/2012 04:38.18 PM Report This Comment
FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS:
“There is no key to happiness. The door is always open.” (anonymous)

Have a muddy vote, LOL. That is all Fancy has here, MUDD!

Saturday was warm & lovely but damp. Fancy and I enjoyed the evening. I didn't worry for a grooming session because she was a might bit damp. Right before I left her for the night she began to run and leap. I looked back to see why. A huge solid gray cat ran out of her stall and into the woods! I don't think I have ever seen a cat so big!

Would you believe, today we had winter temps. (in the winter, LOL). Pretty chilly today! Which is normal after all. The weather man says it will warm up again though. Strange winter, but I like it!

I always cook after church, so while cooking dinner today I watched a Craig Cameron show that had recorded. Has anyone seen his show this week???? He is riding the trail that Billy the Kid rode after he escaped from the jail and killed two lawmen. I have seen the movie 'Young Guns" like a thousand times! So I loved seeing this episode about Billy on Craig Cameron's show. Just watching this gave me goosebumps. He was in the actual jail that Billy escaped from. The two lawmen are buried on Craig's ranch! I think he said his ranch is 800 acres! I told my husband if we had 800 acres, Fancy and I would be so lost like most of the time. And some time, on purpose. LOL!!!

Be Blessed♥

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01/22/2012 02:44.07 PM Report This Comment
FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS:
“Be free spirited.” (anonymous)

We are leaving an early Saturday vote.
I plan to be busy today. My Fancy girl needs some attention. LOL, in between rain showers of course. I feel like hanging out in the yard a little more than usual today! I guess that feeling came when the weather man said expect temps in the low 60's. Hey, I can handle that!

It may be hot, cold, or damp, but your heart is warm. SMILE and have a gorgeous day, no matter what!

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01/21/2012 01:34.40 AM Report This Comment
FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS, Happy Martin Luther King Jr Day!:
“The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was: "If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?" But... the good Samaritan reversed the question: "If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?" “
(Martin Luther King, Jr. )

If the vote button is working today, I just left a vote. If not I will try the button a few more times.

Saturday January 14, 2012
My profile photo today is of Fancy standing at our trailer Saturday waiting for her saddle. Fancy and I had picked up my brother and King Kong earlier. King Kong was a little sore early in the morning. But on in the day he was getting along very well.
We wondered why there were only 3 trailers there for the scheduled club ride. Well, the ride had been cancelled due to all the previous days of rain. We few riders did not know that because we did not check the website before leaving. LOL.
But it was fine, the ride was delightful! Most of the trail was pleasant and not muddy. There was some muddy spots.
We all saddled our horses and rode around the parking lot first. When I sat on Fancy I felt something that I had never felt before. I felt her little heart beating furiously. I do not know if she was afraid or excited. I rode her around the parking lot and around the other horses so she could see them. After that she calmed down.
We met a 5 year old bay gelding with the same breeding as my Fancy. Fancy's mommy is a Tennessee Walking horse and her daddy is a Standardbred. Well this lovely bay gelding has a Standardbred mommy and a Tennessee Walking horse daddy. He had the prettiest mane too and he was very proud, had the loveliest movement.
The other horses there were Quarter horses. There was an older sorrel mare and a very pretty blue roan 3 year old with a white face.
It is kind of hard to get good pics in the creek while on the horse. I will try to load the photos at the bottom of Fancy's page, if I can. I don't know if HC is being nice today. LOL.
The pic of Fancy and I in the creek is blurry, but I will post it for a few days just in case you want to see it.


Be Blessed,
Love Fancy & Frances ♥

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01/16/2012 11:30.00 AM Report This Comment
I do not know if my vote is counted. The horseshoe keeps reappearing! I will click on it again after posting this blog.

FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS:
“Hit the trail.” (anonymous)

Sorry I could not blog or vote Friday due to site problems. I thought I would have time to blog and vote Saturday, but when I returned from my horsey activities it was time for me to get ready for the next activity. We didn't get home till after 12am. I am here now.

Today I will tell you about our Fabulous Friday and next blog I will tell you about our Superb Saturday!

Friday January 13.
Friday was nothing but beautiful in NC, but it was very, very cold. I thought about taking the braids out of her mane. But my fingers were cold.

I took Fancy to the farrier Friday morning to be sure her feet were good for the winter. All was good with her little horsey feet.

We returned from the farrier, I wanted some exercise, so I took Fancy with me for a walk around the neighborhood. She was very calm. There were plenty of puddles for her to walk through and she did not try to avoid any one. We walked through the car wash a few times, went up and down a small wall on the side of a street. We went in between objects that were just laying around. We went to the park and Fancy still remembers how to walk up the steps at the park. People looked at us like crazy when we went up the steps. LOL! Then we walked in between the swings. Of course the swings were empty. LOL. At the many sites we would stop for grass, they have built habitat houses. There are 3 more in progress. They have some boards set on the ground to walk across the mudd. We walked across the boards. That was fun because one of them was like a teeter. Fancy didn't even care long as I was beside her. She had to think twice when a huge yellow city work truck came by. They were very nice and went by very slowly. I talked to her and she did stand with me until it passed. Then I told her what a good girl she was and we went on our way. Well it was a fine time we had, but my feet were freezing! Fancy would stand in the deeper puddles and splash water with her feet. I told her it was a might bit cold for that business. But I had to pull her out of them. At least she likes water. LOL. My silly girl.

I hope you enjoyed your Friday♥
Be Blessed,
Love Fancy & Frances ♥

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01/15/2012 03:50.12 PM Report This Comment
FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS:
“Accept improvement.” (anonymous)

We are here, trying to leave blogs & votes. Hope you have enjoyed a lovely day.

Even though we enjoyed a lovely NC day, there is nothing Fancy going on, it is sloppy muddy outside. Fancy still has her braids. I plan to take them out Friday. Scotty sported a double persona today. He was standing facing the fence and he looked like a black horse. The next time I saw him, he was facing the house and he looked like a tan horse. If I didn't know better, I would have thought it was two different horses =~)

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01/12/2012 04:48.57 PM Report This Comment
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