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Appaloosa Horse from Watervliet, NY

Cowboy (the TRAILBLAZING Appaloosa)

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I am from Watervliet, NY and I've been a Club Horse member for 2 years, 4 months and 20 days

Nicknames: Registered Name: Hot Cowboy

Age: 11 years old

Gender: Gelding

Breed: Appaloosa Horse

Height: 16h

Color: Brown with white blanket and spots

Type of Riding: Western, Trail riding

My Horse's Achievements: Cowboy voted HOTD 4/13/12.

The former owner rescued Cowboy from a neglect situation where he was underweight, covered with bots & rain rot.

My Horse's Favorite Treat: Apple wafers & carrots

My Horse's Favorite Things To Do: He is a "people" horse. Loves to be petted, brushed and get attention.

Pet Peeves: No known pet peeves.

My Horse's motto: COWBOY IS MY NAME, TRAILBLAZING IS MY GAME!

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How We Met

We needed a new trail horse and found Cowboy's ad. The prior owner is so sad to let him go, but we are happy he is coming to join our horsey family.

Cowboy has arrived at his new home Friday, 4/13/2012. First all the horses are inside the barn to begin getting used to each other.
4/14/2012 - Cowboy was in the Round Pen for preliminary introduction to his new stablemates. Rocky likes him!! Yay
4/17/2012 I rode Cowboy on the trail 1st time. He was out already twice for testing with my daughter riding and was good. :)
4/24/12 Cowboy is turned out with Rocky for the 1st time & they do great together - as in nothing happened.
5/14/12 - 1st away trail ride for Cowboy (with Comet)! Cowboy is a champ!
5/26/12: Cowboy is turnout with the full herd on the pasture. Everything goes well but he's staying close to Rocky when the others approach.
6/10/12: Saratoga Battlefield National Park Trailride
6/23/12: Grafton State Park Ride
8/7/12: 1st solo trail ride on Cowboy
8/4/13 - Cowboy shows in English Open Pleasure and in his 1st show took 3 blues and the show champion for Open Pleasure! Way to go, Cowboy (& rider, my daughter).
Nov 7&8, 2013: Cowboy is ridden at the Equine Affaire in W.Springfield MA by my daughter in two of Julie Goodnight's clinics. The training my daughter has been doing on Cowboy is showing. I am so proud of the team!
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I've had 10899 friends visit me.

I'm the 37,765th member on HorseChannel.com.

1,382 friends have voted for me since I joined Club Horse!

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Heavy rain, Monday night. Sadie's out of her corral until it dries up. Hopefully, soon. She plunders too much. Not much for her to get into. Just enough to keep her happy. Lol. Love and a vote.

Come visit me, SADIE *Spangle 260838, Copper 264309 Sept. HOTM*.

08/26/2014 02:34.47 AM Report This Comment
Oh no, hope your sweet Cowboy feels better soon.

FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS:
Here is a good night vote. Fancy and Fatima are doing fine.
Nothing interesting has happened around here. Which might be a good thing.
You have a blessed and peaceful night.
Love Fancy, Fatima, and Frances

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

08/14/2014 07:50.09 PM Report This Comment
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I will be off work tomorrow and Deacon will be running for HOTD for a possible win Saturday so please vote and blog on Deacon tomorrow! Thank you :) I will try to vote from my phone on as many as possible . Have a great Thursday Whinny’s, love & hugs ♡
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***HOTD La Vibora 271268
***HOTM Copper 264309
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Come visit me, ~* Whiskey*~ & <)__~ Deacon.

07/24/2014 09:19.04 AM Report This Comment
Voted, have a blessed Monday.

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

07/14/2014 02:48.57 PM Report This Comment
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….✞…. June 15th 2014 Newsletter ….✞….
HAPPY FATHER’S DAY

***HOTD Eli 270057
Hi my name is Elijah, you can call me Eli. I am a 14 year old miniature stallion. I pull a cart with up to 2 or 3 people. My favorite treats are apples, carrots and apple/oat treats! Please stop by and leave a vote!

Congratulations Scarlett our HOTD!

***HOTM Darby 264311 Kootenai 161648
***DOTM Kodiak 263406
***BOTM Pepper 40673
***COTM Angel Wendy 6497


Today’s inspiration: Bread may feed my body, but my horse feeds my soul.

Happy Trails...Team HOTD
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Come visit me, ~* Whiskey*~ & <)__~ Deacon.

06/15/2014 08:48.13 AM Report This Comment
Let the horses out a little while to graze after work. It was nice watching them mow the lawn! Please nominate horses that you think are ready for HOTD. We would love your input & help. Leave nominations on my page or the COA 266003 page, thank you ♥

….✞…. June 1st 2014 Newsletter ….✞….

***HOTD Chip 269673 Nominated by Rose.
Hi my name is Chip. I am a 16 year old Quarter Horse gelding. I ride Western, English and bareback. My favorite treats are carrots! Please stop by and leave a vote!

Congratulations Nuttin But Good (Paige) our HOTD!

***HOTM Darby 264311
***HOTM Kootenai 161648
***DOTM
***COTM
***BOTM

Today’s inspiration: Horses are the dolphins of the plains, the spirits of the wind; yet we sit astride them for the sake of being well-groomed, whereas they could have all the desire in the world to bolt, but instead, they adjust their speed and grace, only to please us, never to displease.
- Lauren Salerno

Happy Trails...Team HOTD

Come visit me, ~* Whiskey*~ & <)__~ Deacon.

06/01/2014 07:59.28 AM Report This Comment
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….☀…. May 13th 2014 Newsletter ….☀….


***HOTD Jose 269616
Hi my name is Jose. I am a 15 year old Quarter Horse gelding. I ride western trails, pleasure, horsemanship showmanship & a little barrel racing. Please stop by and leave a vote!


Congratulations Lighting our HOTD!

***HOTM Maria & Sierra 240625
***DOTM Oompa Loompa 59776
***COTM Duchess 190247
***BOTM Sam 212680

Today’s inspiration: Closeness, friendship, affection: keeping your own horse means all these things.
- Bertrand Leclair

Happy Trails...Team HOTD

Come visit me, ~* Whiskey*~ & <)__~ Deacon.

05/13/2014 09:28.37 AM Report This Comment
(}—{) I am off work this weekend so I will phone vote some but mainly the contest. I would also like to wish all you a very Happy Mother’s day ♥ we have mud everywhere and I am thankful for that. I will pick up my grandson after work today and take him home in the morning. I will haul out to Whitney as I always do Saturday. It is the safest place to ride after the rains. Bill wanted me to ride at Ambers ranch but I feel that would be to muddy and I have never rode there before. I will stick to my safety zone at Lake Whitney!!!! Whinny’s, love & hugs…..

Vote Drifter 269243 for a win of HOTD tomorrow

***HOTM Maria & Sierra 240625
***DOTM Oompa Loompa 59776
***COTM Duchess 190247
***BOTM Sam 212680

Come visit me, ~* Whiskey*~ & <)__~ Deacon.

05/09/2014 07:44.29 AM Report This Comment
The farrier came yesterday and it turns out Cheyenne's hoofs weren't contracting properly so her frogs weren't growing and her hooves were staying small. The farrier said because of her lack of frogs it was uncomfortable for her to stand or walk. He said now that they are trimmed properly they should grow quite a bit just in the next few days.

Please vote Sierra HOTM!
To the Indian the Paints were more than a warhorse or a means of travel. He was a medium of exchange and a status symbol. The number of Horses he owned determined an Indian's wealth, and any wealthy hunter owned at least a half dozen horses. Paint-Horses were especially treasured and prized. Even though they never bred their horses carefully, the Indians took pride in their animals and made some attempt to breed for the coloring they admired so much.
The Paint Horse has always been associated with the Indian in legends, stories, songs, and even in today's television programs. At the siege of the Alamo, at the Fetterman massacre, at the Battle of the Little Big Horn, the Paint Horse was there.

~Maria & Sierra~

Come visit me, Sierra*Congratulatio- ns Sadie Aug. HOTM!, Misty, Cheyenne, Dakota, Cherokee*vote 4 Spangle & Copper Sept. HOTM! & ~Scout~RIP~.

05/04/2014 04:33.34 AM Report This Comment
hugs & a vote =)

Come visit me, ~* Whiskey*~ & <)__~ Deacon.

05/03/2014 07:59.25 AM Report This Comment
Quick vote with lots of love.

Come visit me, SADIE *Spangle 260838, Copper 264309 Sept. HOTM*.

05/03/2014 03:18.48 AM Report This Comment
Have a blessed day. Love, hugs and another vote.

Come visit me, SADIE *Spangle 260838, Copper 264309 Sept. HOTM*.

05/01/2014 08:20.09 PM Report This Comment
Wow, the weather here is weird. Beautiful, though. Was in the 70's last Saturday. Suppose to hit 100* next Saturday. Loving it before it gets too hot. Got to make an appointment with the farrier, too. Love, hugs and a vote.

Come visit me, SADIE *Spangle 260838, Copper 264309 Sept. HOTM*.

04/30/2014 02:20.34 AM Report This Comment
I heard Sadie neighing at 2:00 this morning. I went out to check on her, took carrots with me. She was fine. She has me trained. Lol. Love and a Monday vote.

Come visit me, SADIE *Spangle 260838, Copper 264309 Sept. HOTM*.

04/28/2014 04:16.35 AM Report This Comment
Have a beautiful Sunday. Hugs and a vote.

Come visit me, SADIE *Spangle 260838, Copper 264309 Sept. HOTM*.

04/27/2014 02:20.03 AM Report This Comment
good night vote for you
have a blessed weekend
love fancy ♥

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

04/26/2014 06:32.01 PM Report This Comment
Sending loving thoughts and a vote.

Come visit me, SADIE *Spangle 260838, Copper 264309 Sept. HOTM*.

04/24/2014 08:35.49 PM Report This Comment
voted, have a good night

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

04/23/2014 06:40.46 PM Report This Comment

Come visit me, ~* Whiskey*~ & <)__~ Deacon.

04/20/2014 06:27.12 AM Report This Comment
HAPPY EASTER! Love, blessings and a vote.

Come visit me, SADIE *Spangle 260838, Copper 264309 Sept. HOTM*.

04/20/2014 03:07.07 AM Report This Comment
Rick left the gate open, Sunday, while I was at work. Sadie went up to the neighbors and visited their horses. She didn't want to come home, but had to. She had a nice visit. The horse, with the fly mask, is still there. She enjoyed meeting it. Lol. Love and a vote.

Come visit me, SADIE *Spangle 260838, Copper 264309 Sept. HOTM*.

04/07/2014 11:29.38 PM Report This Comment
April 7th Newsletter

***HOTD Piper 252311
Hi my names Piper, I am a 6yr old American Quarter Horse mare. I do western trail riding and jumping. My motto is "When life gives you a hundred reasons to cry, show life you have a thousand reasons to smile." Please stop by and leave a vote.

Congratulations Rose our HOTD!

***HOTM Sherry & Whiskey 237221
***DOTM Sheba 254588
***COTM Meeko & Angel Bootz 17441
***BOTM Chipper 257319

Todays inspiration: "For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Happy Trails...Team HOTD

Come visit me, Sierra*Congratulatio- ns Sadie Aug. HOTM!, Misty, Cheyenne, Dakota, Cherokee*vote 4 Spangle & Copper Sept. HOTM! & ~Scout~RIP~.

04/07/2014 07:49.23 AM Report This Comment
again thank you for your support! Even just voting helps you don't have to leave a message if you don't have time ok!!!!

Come visit me, ~* Whiskey*~ & <)__~ Deacon.

04/06/2014 06:09.49 AM Report This Comment
Here is an evening vote. Hope you enjoyed a fun April Fools Day!
Love Fancy and herd

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

04/01/2014 04:44.29 PM Report This Comment
FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS:
"Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky." (unknown)


“Do not be angry with the rain; it simply does not know how to fall upwards.” (Vladimir Nabokov)

I just realized that was a 100 lb gain in one week for Fatima. I know that is what the weight tape read, but I wonder if it is real. Does it even sound real? Any way that is what it read.


Ok, it is raining here again and here is your rainy Sunday vote. LOL.

I spent a little time outside as our herd ate dinner. I stayed out to keep Fancy from taking Fatima's grain. It is cool outside but it was nice when the rains halted for a while.

Have a pleasant evening

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

03/23/2014 03:25.29 PM Report This Comment
What a SURPRISE for Cowboy and Trigger!
They sure are happy to be your Princes this day.
Cowboy asked me to thank you and leave a vote.
You got it ")

I did get the weight tape out to measure Fatima. I can't believe I forgot I even had the weight tape. She was only 860 lbs. I am going to weigh Trigger. I think he weighs more than that now. Or close to it.

The man that gave us Fatima told me she will not stand tied. Friday and Saturday we worked with Fatima. I am just concentrating on getting her to relax and stand near the tree right now.
Fancy watches when I work with Fatima. I noticed when I turn Fatima loose, Fancy will chase her. And when I leave and come back Fancy will chase Fatima away from me. They remind me of the scene in the movie 'Spirit' when Rain gets onto Spirit for misbehaving with Little Creek. (i think that is his name.)

The rains are once again upon us. I know you are supposed to eat your desert after your main meal. But I never do that when I eat, so today I gave all the horses treats before they ate their grain.
Since it is raining, Trigger was in the stall for a while and Fancy and Fatima stood out eating hay together.

Have a blessed and peaceful night
Love Fancy and herd ♥

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

03/16/2014 06:46.16 PM Report This Comment
Just leaving a hug and a Saturday vote for now.

Come visit me, SADIE *Spangle 260838, Copper 264309 Sept. HOTM*.

03/15/2014 03:43.27 AM Report This Comment
Prayers, love, hugs and a vote.

Come visit me, SADIE *Spangle 260838, Copper 264309 Sept. HOTM*.

03/10/2014 03:50.43 AM Report This Comment
the clouds blew away and we had some sun this afternoon. horses really loved it.

Come visit me, Sing & Cross Creek Horses.

03/09/2014 08:55.44 PM Report This Comment
Had Sadie out of her corral, Thursday. I cleaned out her water trough and refilled it. She tried to reach it through the corral bars, but couldn't. She knew if she went in, she'd be put up for the night. She couldn't resist the fresh water. As soon as she walked into the corral to get a drink, Austin closed the gate. She gave him a dirty look, then drank some water. Lol. What a funny character. Love and a vote.

Come visit me, SADIE *Spangle 260838, Copper 264309 Sept. HOTM*.

03/07/2014 01:00.27 AM Report This Comment
FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS:
Q: Can February March?
A: No, but April May!

HI guys, Fancy is here with a Monday morning vote and a blog from Frances.

Good morning! I will tell you a little about our weekend before I run out of steam ")
I am still working with the scar tissue in my hand. The lump in my hand is still large, but has decreased in size. I think that is good.

Fatima is gaining weight in her rib area and she is very friendly.

My oldest son came home Friday. We have been out a lot. Saturday he cooked breakfast before we went out to introduce him to Fatima. They got along very well. Fatima knows how to lunge. My son saddled her and she stood well. I put the broken bit in her mouth and tested to see if she would give to the bit. She did not seem to have a clue about the bit. Fatima kept biting at the shanks of the broken bit, even though they were short. She kept tossing her head also. I decided to exchange the broken bit with Fancy's trail curb bit. Fatima did not know how to give to the bit, but she did better with the curb bit. She stopped tossing her head and did not bite at the curb bit. My son sat on her and she only stood still. She acted like she had no idea about how to walk off or listen to the bit. But she did not show any mean or sour tendencies.
Fatima would not follow Cowboy and Trigger so, I lead her around for a minute while my son sat on her. We took all of them to the field. A friend rode Fancy to the field, I had to lead them. She was afraid Fancy would not listen to her because she does not know how to ride well.

When we got to the field, my oldest son rode Fancy. Fancy was a little spirited. They ran around the field with Cowboy and Trigger. Fancy was doing a gorgeous trot with a lot of extension. I have no idea how she came about doing that. I have got to learn about these gaits! I am glad I saw that. I was surprised Fatima did not respond to them running around her.
I lead our young friend around the field on Fatima and Trigger. She felt very comfortable with Trigger and she rode him without our assistance. Trigger is a real gentle fellow.
We did see that Fatima has a slight dish face. You can see it a little on her profile photo. Fatima's dish is less than Trigger's dish face. That sounds funny. LOL. Fatima does not have any of the spirit or animation you usually see in Arabians.

We had a family party that evening and then went out of town to roller skate. I did skate, I stayed to myself, I skate slow. I got mowed over by a crazy person. I feel on my left hand. I had to sit out for a long time, (till I stopped shaking) Then I got my gumption up and went at it again. I would skate for a few minutes and go sit back down, because I kept feeling scared after that wreck. My sons were wanting to go knock him down. LOL. I did not allow that, but the thought was funny. My 3 sons! LOL.

Then we went to another place for laser tag and games. I did not know there was a safe place for young peopl

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

03/03/2014 06:44.56 AM Report This Comment
Had an amazing ride, Thursday. Sadie loves riding off the property. We're working towards making it to the top of the hill(in the profile picture). We got almost to the house on the left. That's the house that has the horse that was running loose in the neighborhood. The man was outside watering. Wanted to ask about the horse, but Sadie decided she was ready to turn around. Not going to force her to go further than she's comfortable with. We did go down to the water tank, opposite of the direction in the picture. She decided she didn't want to home, though. I rode her a little more. Felt bad about having to put her up. Lots of carrots and brushing before I did. Had such a nice time. Got to start riding more. So peaceful. The days are getting longer, so we should be able to ride more often. Weather was 70* last night at 10 o'clock in downtown Phoenix. Hope this isn't a sign of an even hotter summer. Much love and a vote.

Come visit me, SADIE *Spangle 260838, Copper 264309 Sept. HOTM*.

02/13/2014 11:40.58 PM Report This Comment
Thank You
I have to say that I was having a really bad day :( So logging into HC to find my sexy baby as HOTD made it all better!!! I missed it last year when he won and I'm so glad I didn't miss it this year! I want to thank you personally for visiting his page.
Love and Hugs
Audra and Herd

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02/13/2014 07:24.31 PM Report This Comment
Feeding time is about all I have had a chance to be with my herd. It’s just been to cold and freezing to do anything else. Today starts our warm up, 40-50 today and from here we go up to the 70’s by the weekend-WOW I’m loving it. I do have plans to ride Mccown Lake Whitney on Saturday and I am so excited. I will be taking my Whiskey boy. Deacon was the lucky one last time ♥ Whinny’s, love & hugs to all my horsey friends

Come visit me, ~* Whiskey*~ & <)__~ Deacon.

02/12/2014 09:02.37 AM Report This Comment
Getting old. Back pain. Must've aggravated it. Beautiful weather here. Suppose to be 88* by Saturday. Need to change my hours around, so I can have enough time to ride. Working nights and being up late is a disadvantage. Sadie's good. She's enjoying freedom from the corral. Putting her up soon. Love and a vote.

Come visit me, SADIE *Spangle 260838, Copper 264309 Sept. HOTM*.

02/10/2014 11:19.17 PM Report This Comment
well wishes sent to you & your mom =)
~ ✞ ~February 9th Newsletter~ ✞ ~

***HOTD Roanie 230538 Nominated by Whiskey
Hi, I am an American Quarter Horse. We ride western and for pleasure. I am super sensitive to cues. My favorite things to do are trail ride and eat hay & favorite treats are apples. Please stop by and leave a vote.

Congratulations JoJo our HOTD!

***HOTM Jasmine & Buddy 40019
***COTM Sir Tucker 219145
***BOTM Snowflake 245631
***DOTM Harley 167973

Today’s affirmation: The next time I think it’s the horse’s fault, I’m going to think instead about opportunities for change in the way I relate to everyone, two legged or four.


Happy Trails...Team HOTD

Come visit me, ~* Whiskey*~ & <)__~ Deacon.

02/09/2014 07:39.18 AM Report This Comment
Quick Sunday vote. <3

Come visit me, SADIE *Spangle 260838, Copper 264309 Sept. HOTM*.

02/09/2014 02:14.10 AM Report This Comment
I mounted the hay feeder onto the side of the corral. They're building more chicken houses at the egg ranch. Sadie heard the noises they were making and ran over next to me to listen. How sweet that she trusts me. Back's sore from picking up hay. Did it wrong. Have a beautiful weekend. Love and a vote.

Come visit me, SADIE *Spangle 260838, Copper 264309 Sept. HOTM*.

01/30/2014 11:37.17 PM Report This Comment
One of those days when I'm tired. Wanted to ride, but my energy level was too low. Long busy weekend at work. That'll do it. Got Sadie a hay feeder. I need to mount it on the side of the corral. She doesn't seem care for it, but nothing stops her from eating. Love and a vote. Have an amazing week.

Come visit me, SADIE *Spangle 260838, Copper 264309 Sept. HOTM*.

01/27/2014 11:35.14 PM Report This Comment
FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS: "It is so cold outside, the snowman begs you to take him inside at night." (unknown)

Happy Saturday! Here is a vote :)
I feed Fancy and Trigger yesterday and today. Today when I went out the back door, Fancy came towards me just like she did months ago. It sure felt good to have her let me know she knows who I am again. And Cowboy loves his Trigger, but he welcomes the break from feeding everyday.

Have a safe and blessed weekend.

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

01/25/2014 04:38.41 PM Report This Comment
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