Your E-mail:
Get the latest news, tips and
free advice every month
Reflecting back, how was 2014 for you and your horse?
Horse Breeds at HorseChannel.com

My Horse Profile

American Quarter Horse from Baltic OH, OH

Thunder

About Me

Active within 553 Days

I am from Baltic OH, OH and I've been a Club Horse member for 2 years, 11 months and 17 days

Nicknames: Thunderbolt, Big Boy

Age: 7 years old

Gender: Gelding

Breed: American Quarter Horse

Height: 15.6

Color: Sorrel

Type of Riding: Western Pleasure

My Horse's Achievements: He is green and has alot of issues, but we are slowly working them out, and hes definitely the most lovable horse I know.<3

My Horse's Favorite Treat: peppermints

My Horse's Favorite Things To Do: Eat,Love,Eat,Sl- eep,Eat,Love,Po- op, Eat, Love=)

Pet Peeves: donkeys, and me with another horse.

My Horse's motto: Always remember when you hit me, I have the power to hurt you,or even kill you, yet I choose not to.......<3

My Horse Home:

Create/Edit Your Horse Stable

My Avatar:

Create/Edit Your Own Avatar

My Awards

How We Met

My best friend had him, but he was to fats and crazy for her, so for christmas my parents got me him..

My Horse Stats

I've had 1127 friends visit me.

I'm the 36,820th member on HorseChannel.com.

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

My Family Photos

More Photos
Roll over photos to view in frame.

My Horse Blog

DescriptionDateEditDelete
In an effort to improve our website for our visitors, we will be changing some of our service providers. We do not expect to experience any technical difficulties. However, if you are unable to access our website, please be assured it will be temporary as we transition to the new service. 10/19/2013 12:00.00 AM
hey nikki and thunder ;) I'm doing great and so are the horses. good luck in your fair and rodeo. we are having a rodeo,with the local horse people sometime in May. I have high hopes for Sweet Pea ;)

Come visit me, SweetPea-I'm now on FB,Andrea Martin-freind me!:) & Flicka & Acorn.

03/16/2013 12:44.31 PM Report This Comment
Today was a fun day as well! We trailered the horses a half hour away to Money Rocks, State Game Lands (I think) and rode from 10:30 until 2:30. We stopped to eat lunch and built a fire, then tied the horses and walked up a really steep hill to a bunch of rocks where we could look way down!! I don't think it went above 25* all day and it was a little windy at the beginning, too. I can still feel that wind cutting through my four layers :) Luckily I had hand warmers along!!

So I hope your day was fun, horsey and WARM!!


Happy Trails!

Andrea and horses

Come visit me, SweetPea-I'm now on FB,Andrea Martin-freind me!:) & Flicka & Acorn.

01/22/2013 04:47.15 PM Report This Comment
wow :) busy lady!
-Me and 8 other people (Sharon and Abby-she owns a OTTB-and 5 guys and another girl that owns a TW) went down to the MD Horse World Expo. We go every year, but with different people usually ;) This was my third time. We were there from 9 am to 7 pm, and with a whole hour to drive each way, it was a long (and FUN) day.
Me and Alta (owns Jack, black TW-she's 13) were by ourselves the whole time.
We saw-
Brendan Wise-Leading and Ground Manners
Scott Purdum-Let the Horse be the Teacher
Parade of Breeds
Muddy Creek Vaulting
Sugarloaf Mt. Polocrosse-Exibition Match
Equi-tainment-A Musical Equine Variety Show
Craig Cameron-Developing the Brave Horse
and the last Parade of Breeds of the day.

-I bought a Handy Stick (Clinton Anderson) for only $15 and a book, "The Faraway Horses" by Buck Braumun.

-I made a new friend-Alta. I had never really known her b4 (she has boarded Jack at Sharon for at least a year) but we talked a lot on Saturday and I got her email address and phone # so hopefully we can get to be better friends!!

-Yesterday (Sunday) I worked with Flicka a teeny bit w/ the Stick. Then I tacked up Sweet Pea with the Western saddle and snaffle and had a great 45 mins, walking and jogging around the meadow. We worked on bending, straight lines, backing, and moving her shoulders over all at the walk and trot.

-I haven't decided yet about Sweet Pea's shoes. Marjorie from Barefoothorse.com has been a big help, and she told her friend Dawn Willoughby about me. Dawn emailed me and she said she will bring some equipment for me and come out sometime in Feb., if I decide to pull Sweet Pea's shoes.
-But RuthAnn said her farrier might do the Wild Horse Trim, so I'm sorta waiting to hear how much Dawn would charge to come out and teach me and how much the equipment would cost, so I can compare that with RuthAnn's farrier's fees. And see what I want to do!
-Friday night we watched Princess Diaries 2 and Sound of Music. Two great movies.
-We are going riding for a couple hours tomorrow, me and Sharon and 4 other people. Sharon said we'll go until we get cold, which might be pretty soon. Tomorrows supposed to have a high or low (not sure) of 5*!!!! The coldest we had during the day so far was not lower than 20*.
-I rode up to the girls school this afternoon to give them popsicles because Kayla's b-day was Sunday. :) BRRRR.
☆ Vote Smooch and Thalia ☆
Have a horsey day, and stay warm!!

Come visit me, SweetPea-I'm now on FB,Andrea Martin-freind me!:) & Flicka & Acorn.

01/21/2013 11:49.58 AM Report This Comment
good luck training for rodeo :) what all events do you enter in?

Come visit me, SweetPea-I'm now on FB,Andrea Martin-freind me!:) & Flicka & Acorn.

01/16/2013 05:38.54 PM Report This Comment
wow congrats nickki on your new horse!!

Hey everybody, thanks for your advice!! For those of you who warned me that Sweet Pea will be tender, don't worry. She has had her shoes off for weeks at a time already, and she has very tough hooves. I'm not worried about that. What I'm worried about is the roads, and the farrier's trim. I got a very interesting email from a lady who does barefoot, in response to my question about letting Sweet Pea go barefoot. She told me the farrier has to trim the hooves different, and if he doesn't she said I should just find a trained barefoot farrier or learn how to do it myself. But I would be sort of scared that I would mess her hooves up.
Thanks for your comments. I'm borrowing "The Soul of a Horse" book from RuthAnn, can't wait to read it. Gotta get going and respond to my other blogs ;)

-Andrea and Sweet Pea

Come visit me, SweetPea-I'm now on FB,Andrea Martin-freind me!:) & Flicka & Acorn.

01/15/2013 04:11.14 PM Report This Comment
hope you had fun w/ your cousins!! wow I feel like I haven't been on HC forever!! My life is pretty busy right now-with a new little sister Janette!! I'll upload some pics as soon as I'm done voting.
2012 has been quite a year. My grandpa died, Janette was born, me and my horses grew closer and learned new things, and I have lots of new friends here on HC!!

I hope you all have a very blessed 2013. Love ya.
Andrea and horses

Thanks everybody for your love and prayers when my grandpa died.

Come visit me, SweetPea-I'm now on FB,Andrea Martin-freind me!:) & Flicka & Acorn.

01/02/2013 11:33.44 AM Report This Comment
Hey Nikki, thanks for sharing the horse's ten commandments with us, that was very special :)

This morning I got wet, when I ride Sundance, a paint mare, over to the farrier w/ Sharon. She's a Tennessee Walker, and has a great pace, but not so great canter. It was fun, though!

Have a gr8 night :)

Andrea ♥ SweetPea

Come visit me, SweetPea-I'm now on FB,Andrea Martin-freind me!:) & Flicka & Acorn.

12/07/2012 04:07.38 PM Report This Comment
1. When you adopt me, remember that my life is likely to last 15-30 years. Please don't forsake me, any separation from you is painful.
2. Please give me time to understand what it is you want from me. Change can be more difficult for me than for you.
3. Please don't be angry with me for a long time, and don't lock me up alone as punishment. You have your human family, your friends, your entertainment and I ONLY HAVE YOU!!!
4. Please trust me and help me to trust you....it is crucial for mine as well as your well being.
5. Talk to me...even if you think I don't understand your words I understand your voice and love when you speak to me and pet me.
6. Before you hit me remember the I have teeth and hooves and could easily hurt you but I choose not to bite or kick you because I love you.
7. Be aware, that however you treat me, I WILL NEVER FORGET!!!
8. Before you scold me for being uncooperative or bad, ask yourself if maybe something is wrong and there is another reason for my behavior. Perhaps I am sick, hot, old or just plain tired, frustrated and weak. Please try to understand what it is like to be me and put yourself in my place.
9. Please take care of me when I get old and don't abandon me, for you too will grow old. Please notice when I am ill because I need you to call a vet for help when I am ill just as you need to see a doctor.
10. Go with me on the most difficult journeys. Never say, "I can't bear to watch" or "Do it when I leave" because I need you with me even at the end of my journeys. Please always do what is best for me even if it is unbearable for you to do so because I love you and trust that you will.

Come visit me, Zoe, Skipper, Zara, Thunder, Duke & Big Mama (HAPPY BIRTHDAY!).

12/07/2012 12:23.45 PM Report This Comment
Well, I had a busy busy day :) First of al, I went w/ Sharon to a weekly tack/horse sale that always has a lot of vendors. I sold my new bridle (that turned out to be too big) and got a really nice leather one that I was really happy w/. I'll have to upload a pic sometime.
I also sold my breast strap to Sharon and got a nice black nylon one.

There was a absolutely stunning Palomino mare there for sale, and somebody bought her for Sharon and a little while after we came back, somebody dropped her off. Actually, she's just there on trial. But I think Sharon's going to buy her. She is just amazing!! I loved her from first sight. :)

She has dapples, really light just on her barrel, and she has huge brown eyes and a broad white blaze, and one little sock. She's so pretty!! I think Sharon should name her PRINCESS.

Sharon was free-lunging her with the saddle to see if she minded the second cinch and she joined up w/ Sharon in less than 5 mins!!! She's super sensitive and sweet :) She was following me around afterwards w/o a question!

Then I rode her in the ring, then in the meadow. She was great. Of course, a little stiff and resistant but i think the bit was a little harsh. But better stronger w/ a new one :)

Then we took her out on a short trail ride. I even cantered her a little. Her trot is super smooth and her canter takes some getting used to :)

I will take my camera over asap and get some pics for you :) I kinda wish I could be the only one to ride her, but she's so good that everybody that rides at Sharon will probably want to try her out. I feel kinda like I get first dibs, because I was along when Sharon got her, and I saw her first, and I rode her first, but of course I know it can't be like that :(
Can't wait to see what you all think of her :) Any name suggestions are welcome. Sharon wants something w/ "gold" in :)

☆ CONGRATS TO LOGAN!!! ☆

Love you all ;)

Andrea ♥ Sweet Pea

Come visit me, SweetPea-I'm now on FB,Andrea Martin-freind me!:) & Flicka & Acorn.

12/03/2012 04:42.04 PM Report This Comment
Who is Jacob? Anyway, its awesome that he likes horses!! Always great seeing someone get "converted" :)

andrea ♥ Sweetie girl

Come visit me, SweetPea-I'm now on FB,Andrea Martin-freind me!:) & Flicka & Acorn.

11/29/2012 04:10.30 PM Report This Comment
Hi again!
Thanks for stopping by. Yes, we have had snow for about 1 week now, but it is supposed to warm up this weekend. The horses all have great winter coats and look forward to warm oat mash now lol! Have a great weekend. Talk to you soon! Voted!

Come visit me, Dero, Brillio RIP Dec.26/2012, Bravo & Aspen.

11/29/2012 02:03.39 PM Report This Comment
thats awesome that you could ride Thunder! Have fun w/ homework :( I have all homework and no schoolwork, becuase I'm homeschooled LOL. And I LOVE it. I get done about lunch time, which works great :)

Come visit me, SweetPea-I'm now on FB,Andrea Martin-freind me!:) & Flicka & Acorn.

11/28/2012 12:31.31 PM Report This Comment
Its finally snowing here!!! YAY!! It started this morning, and now (at 1 o'clock) it stopped, but the ground is white and gorgeous!!
We've been babysitting my 3 year old cousin, Ella, since Sat., and she's going home tomorrow. Its quite different having a little girl around. She's so quiet and sweet compared w/ my 3 little brothers (ages 6-2)

My back's not hurting anymore, but too cold to ride!!! Brrrr.

Happy Trails
Andrea ♥ Sweet Pea

Come visit me, SweetPea-I'm now on FB,Andrea Martin-freind me!:) & Flicka & Acorn.

11/27/2012 10:32.12 AM Report This Comment
Today:)
Well today was different. For me, who live in the middle over nowhere Ohio, shopping is a big deal. We drove down to Canton and went to the malls. It was so funny watching people gove me "the look" because iam wearing boots and a cummins sweatshirt. I like shopping but i would trade it anyday for a nice long ride through the woods. Only thing is now that its deer season we cant ride in the woods.:( but i guess the round pen works for now.

Everyone have a good evening and a good day tomorrow!

~Nikki&Thunder~

Come visit me, Zoe, Skipper, Zara, Thunder, Duke & Big Mama (HAPPY BIRTHDAY!).

11/26/2012 04:21.17 PM Report This Comment
Hey Nikki that sounds like a great Christmas present idea for him!!

My Blog is on my page, and today I went on a half hour long ride. My back has been hurting since last Sunday, sometimes worse, sometimes hardly at all. But today we were shopping all day, and I needed to get out and ride!! So i put the Western saddle on and went on a nice ride. We cantered for a long stretch and Sweet Pea was wonderful!! She was nice and relaxed. That's really a treat for me :)

have a great day and stay warm :)

-Andrea ♥ Sweet Pea

Come visit me, SweetPea-I'm now on FB,Andrea Martin-freind me!:) & Flicka & Acorn.

11/26/2012 02:07.32 PM Report This Comment
I would get the vet out to check it you don't want it to become infected, that would be not good. Still praying that it heals ok!! Hope you had a great thanksgiving, I was at my dads family all day ate way too much candy w/ cousins lol :)

Love ya Nikki

--Andrea ♥ sweet pea

Come visit me, SweetPea-I'm now on FB,Andrea Martin-freind me!:) & Flicka & Acorn.

11/23/2012 04:06.25 PM Report This Comment
Hi!
Thunder is very handsome! Voted.

Come visit me, Boo, Dreamer, Bonfire & Jasper.

11/23/2012 07:42.41 AM Report This Comment
November 23rd Newsletter

***HOTD Sadie 193983 nominated by Continentales Mystery
Hi my names Sundance but everyone just calls me Sadie. I am a 5yr old pinto mare from Tonopah, AZ. My favorite things to do are run, kick and play keep away, but nothings better than eating carrots. My motto is "Love is a handful of carrots". Please stop by and leave a vote.

***Congratuations Mille On Air our HOTD***

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

Todays inspiration:“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

I hope you had all had a wonderful thanksgiving!
Team HOTD

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

11/23/2012 05:39.32 AM Report This Comment
Hi! Here's a vote!!

Come visit me, Gremlin.

11/23/2012 04:14.26 AM Report This Comment
My favorite horse sayings<3
-A stubborn horse walks behind you, an impatient horse walks in front of you, but a noble companion walks beside you.-

-It is not enough for a man to know how to ride; he must know how to fall.-

-Some people say riding isn’t a SPORT,
But i’d love to see them try-

-If you want to know about a horse’s life just look into his eyes.-

AND MY FAVORITE .......

-To ride a horse is to ride the sky.
There is no bond stronger than that between a horse and it’s rider.
Cowboys come and go, but horses are forever.
If you have never loved a horse and never been loved by a horse, you have no idea what real love is.-

Come visit me, Zoe, Skipper, Zara, Thunder, Duke & Big Mama (HAPPY BIRTHDAY!).

11/22/2012 04:38.08 PM Report This Comment
wow, Thunder you are beautiful! prayers are being offered for your fast healing!!!

Come visit me, SweetPea-I'm now on FB,Andrea Martin-freind me!:) & Flicka & Acorn.

11/19/2012 10:27.49 AM Report This Comment
wow, Thunder you are beautiful! prayers are being offered for your fast healing!!!

Come visit me, SweetPea-I'm now on FB,Andrea Martin-freind me!:) & Flicka & Acorn.

11/19/2012 10:27.43 AM Report This Comment
wow, Thunder you are beautiful! prayers are being offered for your fast healing!!!

Come visit me, SweetPea-I'm now on FB,Andrea Martin-freind me!:) & Flicka & Acorn.

11/19/2012 10:27.24 AM Report This Comment
HELLOOOOOOOO! You ever coming back?
Hey where did you go? Hope you are well and getting in some good riding time! Voted!

Come visit me, Dero, Brillio RIP Dec.26/2012, Bravo & Aspen.

04/20/2012 08:55.34 PM Report This Comment
Voted!
He looked a lot like a horse I used to have :) Voted!

Come visit me, Buttercup, Abby, Lightning & Turbo.

04/12/2012 06:43.40 PM Report This Comment
voted :~)

Come visit me, SweetPea-I'm now on FB,Andrea Martin-freind me!:) & Flicka & Acorn.

03/15/2012 06:04.21 PM Report This Comment
your welcome :~)


I BELIEVE.....Easter is coming and it's NOT about bunnies, easter eggs, or the easter bunny, thats a way for non-Christians to try and forget about the REAL reason, Christ's resurrection!!!!!!!!


hello friends!! you wouldn't believe the weather!!! i can hardly believe it either!!!! today it was 75 degrees!!!!! but now it's cloudy and i think its supposed to rain tonight. there's a warm front coming in and there's a nice warm wind...aaaahhhh, it feels like i should be scratching up my little garden box and planting my herbs again!!! so do you have a garden?? we have a BIG garden :~) takes a lot to feed our family of 8.

didn't work with the horses today...just didn't feel like it :~). D-O-N-E with my board, now i need to work on my speech. and i'll take a pic of my outfit and board and post it on here!!!! hey everybody, go on FREEDOM'S SKYE's page and check out her painting of Skye at the bottom of her page!!!! its amazing!!!!

hope you have a blessed day!! ~Andrea and the horses

Come visit me, SweetPea-I'm now on FB,Andrea Martin-freind me!:) & Flicka & Acorn.

03/08/2012 12:47.09 PM Report This Comment
Thanks for stopping by!
Great photo! Looks like here where I live. Spring will come soon! Voted!

Come visit me, Dero, Brillio RIP Dec.26/2012, Bravo & Aspen.

03/07/2012 02:17.28 AM Report This Comment
hi nicki! thats awesome that you got him for christmas! thanks for voting :~) a friend, andrea and horses

Come visit me, SweetPea-I'm now on FB,Andrea Martin-freind me!:) & Flicka & Acorn.

03/05/2012 01:05.38 PM Report This Comment
Hey
So today I was outside (in the snow) filling in the holes in our yard when Thunder started pawing and snorting. I wasnt paying attention to him but he wanted my attention so bad he was about to go through the fence. So I turned around and saw that he wanted my attention because there was a cyote by the fence!=/

Thats why I love Thunder so much.=) While Cracker & Gambler (my other horses) just stood there and watched the cyote, Thunder would do anything to protect us.=) Thats my boy for ya!!!!! I left a vote=)

Nikki&Thunder

Come visit me, Zoe, Skipper, Zara, Thunder, Duke & Big Mama (HAPPY BIRTHDAY!).

03/05/2012 12:24.36 PM Report This Comment
Cute horse, amazing x-mas present! left a vote :)

Come visit me, Buddy & Traveler.

01/25/2012 05:00.56 PM Report This Comment
Great present!
Good luck with your new horse! voted!

Come visit me, Dero, Brillio RIP Dec.26/2012, Bravo & Aspen.

01/18/2012 12:00.46 PM Report This Comment
AWESOME christmas gift!!!! have fun with your sweet and handsome boy

Come visit me, SweetPea-I'm now on FB,Andrea Martin-freind me!:) & Flicka & Acorn.

01/18/2012 07:22.48 AM Report This Comment
Welcome to HorseChannel!!!
FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS:
“Ride Easy, the trail is long.” (anonymous)

Voted ")
Congrats on your new horse!!!!!!!!

Have a wonderful Wednesday.

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

01/18/2012 03:14.15 AM Report This Comment
Hey=)
Hey guys check out my new Christmas Horse!!!!!!

Come visit me, Zoe, Skipper, Zara, Thunder, Duke & Big Mama (HAPPY BIRTHDAY!).

01/17/2012 04:53.53 PM Report This Comment
Page: 1 of 1   Previous | Next


Top Products