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American Paint Horse from Gloucester, VA


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I am from Gloucester, VA and I've been a Club Horse member for 6 years and 3 months

Nicknames: S: My full name is Sonny Seneca Maid, and my mommy likes to call me Sunny Bunches or Sunny Bunches of Oats!

Age: 22 years old

Gender: Mare

Breed: American Paint Horse

Height: C: She's about 15.2 hands.

Color: S: I am a bay tobiano!

Type of Riding: S: My mommy and I do it all! She is teaching me how to go english and how to jump but we go to shows for speed events!

C: Sunny and I really do it all. I used to ride english so I started teaching it to her. In return, she's taught me how to barrel race and do other speed events! We've had a blast!

My Horse's Achievements: S: My mommy has taught me lots of cool things to do like giving kisses, jumping, and bowing! She says she is so proud of me and that she has more for me to learn!

C: I competed in my first ever horse show with Sunny--it was always my childhood dream to compete and Sunny made that dream come true! The ribbons we won didn't hurt, either!

My Horse's Favorite Treat: S: I just love bananas!

C: It's true, Sunny won't eat anything but bananas. She doesn't like carrots and will rarely take apples if you offer them!

My Horse's Favorite Things To Do: S: I love to chase my best friend, Baby, around the pasture all day. She is mommy's pony that I live with now! I also love to roll in the mud!

C: I think her favourite thing to do is make me cry! I brush her and make her shiny white and the next thing I know she's rolling in the mud!

Pet Peeves: S: I don't like anything scary!

C: I think a lot of things bother Sunny... Especially sponges and hoses. She was also very headshy when she came to me.

My Horse's motto: Be patient with me. Don't get mad. Show me what to do and make me feel safe... Then I will do absolutely anything for you.

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S: My old owner sold me because he said I wasn't fast enough...

C: Sunny had been for sale for a while and I had been looking for the perfect horse for a while.. When someone recommended I check her out, I was iffy about it. I was never into western riding or speed competition but when I actually met Sunny, I fell completely in love.

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

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:) thank you much! and here's a return vote for youuu

Come visit me, Buddy & Traveler.

05/05/2012 03:33.52 PM Report This Comment
Voted today!
Love the pic below of Sunny running! She seems so smooth! Thank you for stopping by! Turbo getting the HOTD is exciting :) Voted!

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

05/03/2012 05:48.16 AM Report This Comment
She sounded fantastic! Hope you two had fun! Have a wonderful week :) Left a vote!

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

04/30/2012 04:51.30 AM Report This Comment
Quick Vote!
Hope you and Sunny are doing well! Voted :D

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

04/29/2012 07:47.54 AM Report This Comment
Joanna's sister, Christy, said thank you to all who've supported Pixie Dust's May HOTM run. She and her parents are grateful to each and everyone of you. One more day to vote. Hugs and a vote.

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

04/29/2012 03:05.20 AM Report This Comment
Good Afternoon!
I'm sorry that your show got canceled! I still wish the very best of luck to you both. Voted!

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

04/26/2012 01:30.13 PM Report This Comment
Good Luck!
Gosh, i know your nervous! I would be too if it was my first show. Tell me how you did! She looks like a great barrel horse ;) Voted!

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

04/19/2012 12:26.00 PM Report This Comment
Voted today!
Cool, she loves bananas!!! That's awesome that she knew how to barrel race. I wanna compete, but i have no one to guide and teach me...I think Turbo would be a good barrel racer though! Voted!

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

04/17/2012 06:31.07 AM Report This Comment

FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS, in honor of Angel Pixie Dust's (profile 101958) May HOTM campaign for her Angel Joanna, ANGELS HAVE NO PHILOSOPHY BUT LOVE:
"If a man is not rising upwards to be an angel, depend upon it, he is sinking downwards to be a devil." (Samuel Taylor Coleridge)

Did everyone know the VHS Is BACK!!!

Thanks for the info on ear pinning! Buttercup is doing much better each day. Monday she did not pin her ears as if she were irritated. While we moved around her, she did lay her ears down a little as if to be listening. I think she just needs to trust being in a new place with new people. My brother only sat on her a minute Sunday, but Monday he did ride her a few minutes! And she was very good for him!

Have a terrific sunny Tuesday!

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

04/17/2012 02:55.37 AM Report This Comment
It's nice to meet you! Thank you all so much for voting for Pixie Dust this month. It's my turn this week to answer my Horse Channel friends who are voting and since I've also been writing to my Dog and Cat Channel friends too who didn't know Joanna, I would like to reiterate some of what has already been written on the HC.

It may come as a shock but this blog is written by Pippin! After all, as the dogs and cats have been telling me, it is "horse" channel after all and not "human" channel! So, I booted mama off the computer and put my hooves to the keys. Good thing I have tiny hooves!

Pixie Dust had tiny hooves too and like me, she would love to go into the house. Her mama, Joanna, was bedridden for 9 years and Pixie Dust would visit her and bring her joy. We horses have a way of doing that. Even I, a feisty little stallion.

I have the greatest temptation to nip and sometimes I just can't control myself. It's especially difficult when people wave their hands in front of my face like I'm a statue or something. I try my best but I end up succumbing and "yelp" I've shown that hand who is boss. Or, even harder, someone bends over in front of me with their back towards me. What do I see but a big broad target? Oh my, who could resist?

But… when someone is sick or disabled, I'm on my best behaviour. I intuit when someone needs sympathy and not a nip. And that is how I know that Pixie Dust must have felt that way too. She was a wonderful therapy horse and knew how to make people feel better and be happy. (Plus, Joanna never said that she nipped anyone. Perfect little Pixie Dust!)

For 7 years Joanna worked with Pixie Dust and introduced the world of the love of horses to so many children. After Joanna suffered respiratory failure and became bedridden Pixie Dust continued to inspire not only so many more children but also Joanna herself. Joanna always wrote with such love about her tiny little horse.

Joanna died at the age of 34 on the 23rd of September, 2010. Pixie Dust died just this February. I will write more about them in subsequent blogs. So, please continue to stop by with a vote and a note (however small) and I'll be back daily with more of their amazing story.

Vote for Pixie Dust HC 101958

Leaving a vote of appreciation.


Come visit me, Eddie (In Loving Memory), Prince & Pippin (Gone too soon).

04/16/2012 02:29.04 AM Report This Comment

FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS, in honor of Angel Pixie Dust's (profile 101958) May HOTM campaign for her Angel Joanna, ANGELS HAVE NO PHILOSOPHY BUT LOVE:
"Everyone entrusted with a mission is an angel." (Moses Maimonides)

Have a wonderful beginning to this new week! Happy Monday!

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

04/16/2012 02:28.03 AM Report This Comment
Hi Pretty Sunny!
I want to seriously thank you for reading blogs about Joanna and if you have had time, I thank you for visiting her page and leaving a vote. There are no rewards, no honorable mentions. There is only the ability to share the love in our hearts.

FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS, in honor of Angel Pixie Dust's (profile 101958) May HOTM campaign for her Angel Joanna, ANGELS HAVE NO PHILOSOPHY BUT LOVE:
"Angels can fly because they carry no burdens." (Quoted in The Angels' Little Instruction Book by Eileen Elias Freeman, 1994)

I wasn't there when it happened, but Little Buttercup was ridden today! My brother's friend rode her all around the field and then up the street and out of sight. Upon their return, this guy asked my brother how much he would take for her! Well, no sale today buddy! LOL! My brother videoed some of it on his cell phone, but he could not get the video to send.

King Kong is doing great since being at his new home. It didn't take him long to feel at home.

Fancy and Trigg are enjoying hand grazing and grooming.

Have a peaceful and blessed night.
Love from Fancy and Frances

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

04/15/2012 05:50.13 PM Report This Comment
I love your name, Sunny!

"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's 2012 HC Members Veterans Day Trail Ride!.

04/06/2012 03:13.16 AM Report This Comment
haha thank you!
goodmorning everyone :)
Well today is my last day of school before springbreak starts! yay! i'll get to sleep in tomorrow and all next week hahah! and hopefully i'll have some barn time with juan ton on weds!!! Im not having my lesson this weekend since it's easter weekend and by the way i hope all of you have a wonderful holiday weekend :) anyways i just want to thank all of you for the wonderful advice you've given me about cinching juanita! it's very helpful and i'll most defiitely keep the advice in mind next time i tack her which should be on weds. haha! i can't wait!! and we got a new bridle for her so she'll look like a rockstar in her clean new tack :) well im leavin a vote and i hope you have a good tuesday!

sierra, sandy, ziggy, juan ton

Come visit me, Ziggy - *a few new photos!* & My Smokes Poka San.

04/05/2012 09:35.03 AM Report This Comment
Thank you sooo much ♥ Sunny is beautiful and I look forward to reading more about him.
I also would like to Welcome you to HorseChannel. Hope you make lots of friends and have lots of fun too!

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

04/05/2012 03:06.44 AM Report This Comment

"Sometimes even the flight of an angel hits turbulence." (Terri Guillemets)

MESSAGE FROM JOANNA'S SISTER APRIL 4, 2012: I just found the webpage on HorseChannel and it is so sweet. My parents and I are really appreciate of everyone's kind gestures, which mean so much to us. Thank you!!

Your responses to my blogs have encouraged me during the blogs that I have written. Sometimes it is hard when you miss someone that has touched you in a special way. I thank you so much.

I really hope you have enjoyed reading and learned some things about our Angel Joanna. Thanks for reading these blogs and taking into consideration how Joanna touched many lives during her short stay on earth. We never knew just how giving she was until it was too late.

Be kind, be sweet, be loving to one another, because we don't know what a person is struggling with from day to day and we all have struggles.

HorseChannel friends are the BEST!!!
Be Blessed ♥

VOTE Joanna's Pixie Dust #101958 May HOTM
A true inspiration of love: Joanna Helen Wicke January 1, 1997-September 23, 2011 ♥ & Pixie Dust 1991-February 27, 2012 ♥

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

04/05/2012 03:05.41 AM Report This Comment
Hi! Sorry about the c/ps. It easier, because my internet is slow. Want to thank everyone for your support and votes for Sadie. It means so much.....I worked some on the corral Wednesday, putting up metal stripping on the wooden posts that hold the shade up. Hope it stands up to Sadie scratching her big butt against it. She followed me around like a puppy, as always. Plan to ride today. Not much time left before it's too hot....If you're supporting Pixie Dust's May HOTM run, please stop by her page and leave a vote. Buttermilk is also running for May HOTM (#218168). Thanks so much. Hugs and a vote.

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

04/05/2012 01:48.35 AM Report This Comment
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 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's 2012 HC Members Veterans Day Trail Ride!.

04/02/2012 03:23.16 AM Report This Comment
Who was Joanna Wicke? It's not easy to describe such a beautiful lady. Joanna, who was only 34, was one of our special friends on HC who was always there with love, support, encouragement and a daily vote for each of us. She was easy to love and gave us love in return. She never let on to any of us that she was sick. When she passed away September 23, 2011, we were all shocked and heart broken. Her sweet Pixie Dust followed her to Heaven on February 27, 2012. We would like to honor the memory of Joanna and Pixie Dust with May HOTM. Please vote each day for Pixie Dust and ask your friends on HC to please do the same. A heartfelt thanks. Hugs and a vote.

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

03/30/2012 01:30.34 AM Report This Comment
Beautiful. Horse , left ya a vote

Come visit me, blaze, rocket & swantay.

03/26/2012 04:18.07 PM Report This Comment
Thanks for your vote! gave you one, sunny is really cute!

Come visit me, JoJo & Roanie.

03/26/2012 12:26.29 PM Report This Comment
Got my building supplies to work on the shade. Hugs and a vote.

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

03/22/2012 01:18.26 AM Report This Comment
Sunny's Beautiful. A return vote. Thanks.

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

03/21/2012 02:53.56 AM Report This Comment
love those paints

Come visit me, Apache, Radar & Shyner.

03/03/2012 10:39.41 AM Report This Comment
I voted! I love paints also. My little one, Nubby, (which isn't little anymore) is a Paint with blue eyes and he is a TRAMP and a trip! Lol!

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

03/03/2012 10:21.29 AM Report This Comment
left a vote. very beautiful!

Come visit me, Bold and Brazen & Zip's Silver Rose.

03/03/2012 09:52.09 AM Report This Comment
Hi Sunny!
So pretty! Voted

Come visit me, My Dream Horse.

03/02/2012 06:45.03 AM Report This Comment
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