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Mario

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I am from Metcalfe, ON and I've been a Club Horse member for 2 years and 20 days

Nicknames: Merry

Age: 11 years old

Gender: Gelding

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Color: Gray

Type of Riding: I'm still training him.

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My Horse's Favorite Treat: Anything that looks or tastes like a carrot.

My Horse's Favorite Things To Do: Eat, sleep and run around his paddock at top speed every afternoon.

Pet Peeves: He hates the cold.

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I've had 767 friends visit me.

I'm the 38,761st member on HorseChannel.com.

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

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Thanks so much for your vote...it was such a wonderful surprise to see Luna had been voted HOTD...and she wasn't even running for it! I gave her extra carrots, of course. I went riding yesterday, but afterwards I tried something I saw in a YouTube video. I started teaching her to "shake hands" (or hoofs? LOL). She started getting the idea of what I want after about 15 minutes. She doesn't offer up a hoof on command yet, but she started lifting her hoof towards me (instead of backwards, as if I was going to clean the hoof)and letting me hold it as long as I like. So that's progress, and today I will repeat until she gets it. It's just a stupid trick, but it's fun!

It's getting real cold around here now, but that won't keep me away from Luna. Have a horsey day! Voted.

---Cindy and Luna

Come visit me, ~Luna~.

10/10/2012 07:50.24 AM Report This Comment
Brrr, it was cold and windy again yesterday, but this morning it looks like the wind finally died down. Yesterday I didnt do any riding, I just did some groundwork with Sierra.I have been teaching her to back out my space by wiggling the leadrope, and she is getting pretty good at it, except I cant seem to get her to back up straight. When I wiggle the leadrope she pulls her head to the side and backs up sideways.I have tried bumping her head back around every time she pulls it away, but then as soon as I ask her to back up, she just pulls it away again. Does anyone have any tips for me on how to get her to back up straight? If you do, they would be much appreciated.

Question of the day: How often do you ride your horse, and for how long?

I ussually ride every other day, and for about an hour and a half at a time.(Of course this varies)

Please continue to support Dakota during his HOTM run!
Leaving votes for everyone!
Maria, Dakota N the girls

Come visit me, Sierra, Misty, Cheyenne, Dakota, Cherokee*vote 4 Copper August HOTM! & ~Scout~RIP~.

10/10/2012 05:28.08 AM Report This Comment
Heres another vote for a very cute donkey!

Come visit me, Sierra, Misty, Cheyenne, Dakota, Cherokee*vote 4 Copper August HOTM! & ~Scout~RIP~.

09/27/2012 10:03.30 AM Report This Comment
A vote in Loving Memory of Joanna Wicke and her beloved Pixie Dust.

Come visit me, SADIE *Voting Copper 264309, August HOTM*.

09/24/2012 02:26.34 AM Report This Comment
Hi, heres a vote for your cutie. My pony Dakota is going to be running for Nov. HOTM and we would love to have your support!

Come visit me, Sierra, Misty, Cheyenne, Dakota, Cherokee*vote 4 Copper August HOTM! & ~Scout~RIP~.

09/23/2012 05:38.59 AM Report This Comment
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Hi, Texas will be running NOV HOTM, Please come along with me and TEXAS and help us win the badge he DESERVES! Love ya, Laura, Texas, and Misty

Laura, Maryfield, SK.

09/15/2012 08:57.05 AM Report This Comment
I hope everyone had a nice Labor Day. Hugs and another quick vote.

Come visit me, SADIE *Voting Copper 264309, August HOTM*.

09/04/2012 12:24.55 AM Report This Comment
Congratulations to Beauty, September HOTM. Hugs and a Saturday vote.

Come visit me, SADIE *Voting Copper 264309, August HOTM*.

09/01/2012 01:07.21 AM Report This Comment
Thanks for the congrats on HOTD. Heres a vote for the cute little Mario.

Come visit me, Gazelle, Fox & Lynx & 2012 Foals.

08/31/2012 02:24.57 PM Report This Comment
Austin and I bagged plastic bottles to take to the recycle bin Thursday. Sadie had to help, of course. She loves to be included in everything. Hugs and a vote.

Come visit me, SADIE *Voting Copper 264309, August HOTM*.

08/31/2012 12:53.50 AM Report This Comment
I took my dog, Scruffy, to the vet for a check up and a rabies shot Wednesday. He was so good. He weighs 58lbs and is healthy. Spent some time with the girls when I got home. Had to spray them for flies and mosquitoes. Should be riding, again, in a month. Hugs and a Thursday vote.

Come visit me, SADIE *Voting Copper 264309, August HOTM*.

08/30/2012 01:31.49 AM Report This Comment
Hey Mario, Trigger, and Georgie Girl!
Hi! How have you been? Are you on any teams (4H, USHJA...)? I'm joining the IEA hunter team. My first IEA lesson is this Friday and my first IEA show is September 23!
Wish me luck & here's a vote for all of you!

Come visit me, Pixie Dust.

08/28/2012 05:05.13 PM Report This Comment
Spent some time with Sadie Monday. Amazed at what she'll do for a carrot. Had to spray her and Star down. Mosquitoes were bad. Hugs and a quick vote.

Come visit me, SADIE *Voting Copper 264309, August HOTM*.

08/28/2012 02:53.05 AM Report This Comment
Dropping by with a quick vote tonight. I was going to try blogging on Sunday but ended up watching the grand prix dressage from the Olympics that I had recorded. Wow, I'm just in awe.

And I wanted to share how happy I am that my home team, British, won both the team gold and the individual gold, bronze, and 5th. Wow, what a great competition!

So sorry if I wrote a spoiler but I figured by now you would have seen it if you wanted to.

After watching the dressage I went on a 25 mile bike ride with my friends and the dogs. It sure felt great to get out even though it's quite smokey here.

Anyway, here's your vote!

PS I uploaded some smokey photos on Pippin's page of a sunset from the other night. And a really cool sunset from another night in between the smoke.

Come visit me, Prince, Pippin (Remembering Melian) & Eddie.

08/28/2012 12:15.37 AM Report This Comment
Not getting the horse. Tempting, but I need to spend more time with Sadie. She still needs a lot of work first. A horse is expensive. Going to wait until finances are a little better before I even think about it. Thanks for your input. Means a lot. Hugs and a vote.

Come visit me, SADIE *Voting Copper 264309, August HOTM*.

08/27/2012 01:49.57 AM Report This Comment
Happy Sunday!
Here's another vote for Mario. I loved the comment you made about the Appaloosa you used to ride: "...a big scary nut bar of a horse." Yep, that pretty much describes ALL Appaloosas LOL! I read that and it made me giggle, so thanks for making my day!

I had a great time yesterday. The stable where I board Luna had a 42nd birthday celebration with an open house, so the public came out and it was great! I got to show off Luna to a lot of horse-crazy children, and answer their horse-related questions. Then I went on a short trail ride, about 45 minutes, with 8 other friends of mine. It was a hot day, but cool and pleasant under the trees in the woods.

The last week or so, Luna has been real calm and accepting of everything I ask. I don't know if I've become a better rider suddenly, or if she's decided it's just easier to put up with me LOL!

It's almost 7 a.m. and it looks like rain today. I hope I can get a quick ride in. If not, I'll just go out and groom her.

I left you a vote, have a horsey day!

---Cindy and Luna

Come visit me, ~Luna~.

08/26/2012 06:14.56 AM Report This Comment
Hi HC Friends. A friend came into work tonight and offered me a free horse. He's 3 years old and needs work. Not as big as Sadie. Don't know if he's a gelding or not. So tempting, but a horse is expensive. I fall behind, at times, with things I need to do for Sadie and Star. If money was a little better. It will be soon. Would like to know more. Will be down to just Sadie in a few months. Have to do some thinking. Need an opinion. Thanks. Hugs and a vote.

Come visit me, SADIE *Voting Copper 264309, August HOTM*.

08/26/2012 01:20.39 AM Report This Comment
A MESSAGE FROM LOGAN; I'm sorry to be a pain but can you please tell people I can't vote for everyone again. I have to go get x-rays for my wrist because it is not getting better. Every time I bend it I get shootining pains up my arm. Please tell everyone I am sorry that I can't vote! Love you all my hc friends!
Love,
A broken Mackenzie and a fuzzy Logan:)....................Sadie and I are leaving a vote in loving memory of Lollipop of Lucky Four Ranch.

Come visit me, SADIE *Voting Copper 264309, August HOTM*.

08/24/2012 01:40.18 AM Report This Comment
With the temperature cooler, I got to spend some time with the girls. Rick came home with hay. He called me to go out and open the gate. I was surprised to see Star standing in the front yard next to my car. I put the lead rope on her and led her back through the gate. Sadie was still inside of the fence. I checked the fence and found where Sadie had knocked it halfway down. She rubs that big itchy butt on the fence and had bent the posts over. They got brushed. Scruffy, too. He was loving the attention..... Because of the rain, the corral is slippery and messy. I let the girls stay out all day. I put them up after dark. Didn't want to risk leaving them out and something possibly happening. I took a bag of carrots out with me when I was putting them up. I had to put the lead rope back on Star to guide her in. Sadie, knowing I had the carrots, wanted them. She's a carrot junkie. I pointed toward the gate and told her to go in, and I'd give her some. She went in the corral and came back out after a few seconds. As I was leading Star in, I pointed to the gate, again, and told her to go back in, and I'd give her some carrots. She went back in and waited for me. As soon as I got Star in, I divided the carrots between them. So amazed and impressed with how well Sadie learns. I'm so blessed. Hugs and an it's raining, again, vote.

Come visit me, SADIE *Voting Copper 264309, August HOTM*.

08/23/2012 01:30.43 AM Report This Comment
It's raining! Storm came in around 7pm. Lots of thunder, lightning and heavy rain. So nice. The temperature has dropped a lot, too. Wishing you each a beautiful Wednesday. Hugs and a vote.

Come visit me, SADIE *Voting Copper 264309, August HOTM*.

08/22/2012 12:42.18 AM Report This Comment
Sadie's doing good. Spoiled and on a long vacation because of the heat. I bought Farnam's Bronco Equine Fly Spray. Seems to be working pretty good. Thinking of all of my HC friends. Hugs and a vote.

Come visit me, SADIE *Voting Copper 264309, August HOTM*.

08/21/2012 12:44.04 AM Report This Comment
Here's a vote to brighten your Monday!
I didn't know donkeys were so brave. I guess the goats were well protected with Mario around!
Next month I'll have had Luna for a year, and I can't believe how far we've come. She's always been a good, solid, mellow horse, but she was pretty much a follower and just wanted to do whatever the other horses on the trail ride were doing. But now, a year later, we are becoming a real team. She responds great to leg aids, she is free lunging well with just body language signals, and we are currently working on making clean, tight circles in the arena. Not bad for a mare who is only ridden bitless! I am very proud of both our progress, and she is such a delight to own! I know, I'm bragging a bit, but I am real proud of her LOL.

I left you a vote!

---Cindy and Luna

Come visit me, ~Luna~.

08/20/2012 06:03.30 PM Report This Comment
How are you doing? Wow, it's been a long, long time since I blogged properly on here! This has been the craziest summer ever. I'm always busy and somewhat insane but I think I've taken both to a new level because I've been insanely busy. :)

Without boring you with too many details I'll just say that I've had to take several road trips for work and the past 3 weeks I've been literally working day and night to meet a deadline. But, it's good to keep busy, right? I just miss my nighttime blogging.

Thank you so much for stopping by. Both Prince and Eddie won hotd recently(ish). I was gone when Prince won and in between trips when Eddie won. But it sure was nice to read all the congrats and to see them in the spotlight again.

Pippin is doing is great as are the big boys. I see them once a week to drive and I really like driving a lot. I still wish I could ride but I'm happy that not only do I get to spend time with horses but I get to drive them.

I take Pippin out as much as I can. Not every day like we're used to because I'm so busy but at least several times a week, even if it's just a walk.

Just the other evening I took him out for a cart ride with Melian. He hadn't been out for about a week and was feeling the need to stretch his little legs.

We were going at a nice trot for a mile or so. Once he warmed up properly he wanted to go faster so I set him at a fast canter. That got Melian interested in a race. They love racing each other!

So, she started teasing him by zigzagging back and forth under his nose and he chased her trying to nip at her bony butt.

Suddenly she did a rollback and accidentally rolled back onto her butt. She was SO mad. I think she felt embarrassed and she let out a huge growl. It was plain that she blamed Pippin and she let him know.

That got him going and he took off at an earth shattering gallop. It was the fastest I have ever seen him pull a cart. It felt like it was going to explode into a million tiny parts. Wow, that was fun! He ran like that for over a mile. What a rush!

That had me smiling and he got a nice bounce to his step. I'm sure you agree that there's nothing like a good ride or drive to bring things back into perspective.

Thanks for sticking by me even though I've not been around. I'm getting caught up on my blogs today (I hope) but I'm not sure how often I can blog. Still lots of work to do.

Here's a vote for you and I hope you're having a nice horsey weekend.

PS Thanks to all who voted for Pippin the Amazing Grazers contest. He won first place in the VHS!

PPS I thought that this was cute enough to mention. The other night we were watching Olympic showjumping and Melian saw the horses on the screen. She loves running with the horses and she growled and tried to catch one as he went over the jump. :)

Come visit me, Prince, Pippin (Remembering Melian) & Eddie.

08/19/2012 03:49.17 PM Report This Comment
Voted for all 3
*VOTED*

Come visit me, SADIE *Voting Copper 264309, August HOTM*.

08/19/2012 02:51.18 PM Report This Comment
A Sunday vote for the Donkey!
Mario is so cute and huggable! Is he mostly just a pet and companion, or do little kids ride him? I've never owned a donkey, but I sure wouldn't mind having one someday.

I totally got to canter yesterday (I know, for you youngsters that's no big deal, but I'm an "old lady" so it's a huge adventure LOL)! I was on a trail ride with friends and Luna was kind of lagging behind. She realized she was being left behind, so she trotted a couple of strides, then broke into a wonderful, exciting, breath-taking canter, and it was the most fabulous thing that has happened to me in awhile. I am going to try to do that again today! I love horseback riding!!

I left you a vote.

---Cindy and Luna

Come visit me, ~Luna~.

08/19/2012 06:04.47 AM Report This Comment
Hugs and a quick vote.

Come visit me, SADIE *Voting Copper 264309, August HOTM*.

08/18/2012 01:56.53 AM Report This Comment
Deworming was easy. Both girls took it without a problem. I rewarded them with apple treats after making sure they swallowed all of the dewormer. Sadie happily ate hers. Star hesitated. She checked them out, and when she realized there was no garlic, not only ate hers, but asked for more. And I gave them to her. Hugs and a vote.

Come visit me, SADIE *Voting Copper 264309, August HOTM*.

08/17/2012 12:31.23 AM Report This Comment
In an attempt to fight flies, and boy do we have them, I bought some apple treats and sprinkled garlic powder on them. Sadie ate the treats, but Star only had a few. She didn't like the garlic powder. I put a cup and a half of apple cider vinegar in their water trough. Wasn't sure how much to use. Star likes the vinegar. She was licking it out of my hand. Sadie didn't care for it, though. That stuff is strong. I washed my hands several times and my hand still smells like it. Deworming the girls Thursday. Hugs and a vote.

Come visit me, SADIE *Voting Copper 264309, August HOTM*.

08/15/2012 11:52.57 PM Report This Comment
Happy Sunday!
I had a great birthday yesterday. The weather was ideal, I went trail riding with some friends and worked a little with Luna in the round pen, my family went out and got me Chinese food for dinner (no cooking for me!), and the current issue of Horse Illustrated arrived in my mailbox, and I saw that a submission I sent to it got published (the very last one on page 21)! Plus, as a treat for myself, I bought some purple mane extensions to jazz up Luna's look. What a great day!
I hope you have a great day, and I left you a vote.

---Cindy and Luna

Come visit me, ~Luna~.

08/12/2012 09:32.48 AM Report This Comment
Donkeys are soooo cute!
Sorry it's been FOREVER since I've written on blogs. I've been leaving votes for everyone, but didn't write anything.
Tomorrow is my birthday, and I can't believe how fast the summer went! I didn't really meet all my horse-goals for the summer, though. I had intended to get started in dressage, ride bareback, get a western saddle (I only have an English one), and learn to lunge a horse. Well, I bought a book on dressage, and couldn't afford the saddle, but I am riding bareback quite frequently now (bareback and bitless is quite exhilarating!), and Luna and I do quite well in the round pen for lunging. So, I accomplished about half of my goals LOL!
Well, I hope you enjoy the rest of your summer. Frankly, I'm looking forward to fall already!

---Cindy and Luna

Come visit me, ~Luna~.

08/10/2012 09:25.40 PM Report This Comment
We're under an extreme heat warning this week. It doesn't cool down overnight, either. Heavy winds, blowing dust, too. Hope it'll rain. Good news. No flies. Must've blown away. I didn't get to pick up lime. So many things I have to do. Will get them done. Hugs and a vote.

Come visit me, SADIE *Voting Copper 264309, August HOTM*.

08/08/2012 10:57.18 PM Report This Comment
Spent some time with the girls Monday. Not much because of the heat. I took a bag of carrots out and divided it between them. Sadie said there's nothing better than cold carrots on a hot day or any day. Will be so glad to see the cooler weather. The flies are horrible. Sadie and Star are have been miserable. Someone told me to sprinkle lime in the corral and wet it down. It's suppose to keep the flies away and won't harm the girls. I need to pick some up Wednesday. Hugs and a vote.

Come visit me, SADIE *Voting Copper 264309, August HOTM*.

08/07/2012 12:23.46 AM Report This Comment
Hi Mario and ...(don't know your name sorry!)
Thank you for voting for me! I started this month off with exactly 500 votes so I am going to keep track and keep you all updated with how many votes I've gotten so far! So far for this month I have 540 votes! And I'm giving a big shout out to my friend Angel Petite Fleur #216601 for vote 540, and another shout out to Sadie #193983 for vote 500! Love all my horsechannel friends! Remember please vote me September hotm! Voted! Come visit me!

Come visit me, Logan:) ***Running for August HOTM***.

08/04/2012 05:54.27 AM Report This Comment
Austin will be voting for me, again this weekend because of my hours at work. Wishing everyone a great weekend. Hugs and a vote.

Come visit me, SADIE *Voting Copper 264309, August HOTM*.

08/02/2012 10:58.36 PM Report This Comment
Austin's been doing a lot of my voting since I've picked up longer shifts at work. I'm so behind on blogs. Please know I'm thankful to and for each of you. And a big congratulations to Levy, our August 2012 HOTM! Hugs and a vote.

Come visit me, SADIE *Voting Copper 264309, August HOTM*.

08/01/2012 10:29.10 PM Report This Comment
I just got back from being with my horses! I love them so much!
Today I did join-up with Pride and he joined up quite fast! He sure is a love bug he is has such a sweet additude but anything you leave out he quickly gets into! Lol
Comanche was really good today yesterday not so much he gets bad like once a month so some people tease me that he acts like a mare! He got his right lead again and was listening very well.

Bible verse of the day
Psalm 118:14
The LORD is my strenght and my song, He has become my Salvation
King James Bible

the winner of the favorite book was C. Misty of Chincoteague

todays Question is
Out of these three colors of horses which do you prefer?
A. Palomino, B. buckskin, C. Black

Voted!

Come visit me, Pride & Comanche loves Angel Petite Fleur.

08/01/2012 11:08.39 AM Report This Comment
Vote 10!
Today's my day for the newsletter again!
Our hotd runner for the day Lee, In Loving Memory #221288 nominated by Logan. Hi, my name is Lee also know as Royal Lee Cash or La La Lee. I enjoy western trail riding and leisure riding. My favorite treats are carrots, Cherrios, and ice pops. My motto is ...............(has no motto) please vote for me to be hotd
Remember to get your votes in for our August hotm runner Logan #237047 (click on the bottom name to get to his page)! And leave a feel better vote on Jack Daniels page!
Have a horsarific day, Team HOTD!

Come visit me, Logan:) ***Running for August HOTM***.

07/30/2012 08:25.25 AM Report This Comment
Voted!
"It is not enough for a rider to know how to ride, she must know how to fall" ~ Mexican Proverb

Logan was really good yesterday he got his right lead in both directions! In his bad direction he started off galloping and I was so scared! But I took a deep breath and got over it and started to try and slow Logan down, and after two laps I got a handle on him and took his fast gallop down to a collected canter! Are you doing any riding today? Please remember to pray for Sassy, the horse at my barn with the mysterious leg injury that we have no idea what it is. And also please remember to spread the word and vote for Logan to be your August hotm! Left you a vote! Come visit me!

Come visit me, Logan:) ***Running for August HOTM***.

07/24/2012 01:58.10 PM Report This Comment
such a cute donkey!
Happy Sabbath!!!

I can do all things through Him who strengthens me
-Philippians 4:13

With God ALL things are possible!!!
-Matthew 19:16

96% of teens wonts stand up for God lets be the 4% that will!

May you have a blessed day God bless

Come visit me, Pride & Comanche loves Angel Petite Fleur.

07/21/2012 03:22.35 PM Report This Comment
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