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Haflinger from Columbia, MO

Billy

About Me

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I am from Columbia, MO and I've been a Club Horse member for 2 years, 1 month and 22 days

Nicknames: Squirt, Fatlinger, Fatty Lumpkin, "the little yellow pony."

Age: 22 years old

Gender: Gelding

Breed: Haflinger

Height: 14.2

Color: Flaxen chestnut w/pangare

Type of Riding: English pleasure trail.

My Horse's Achievements:

My Horse's Favorite Treat: Carrots, apples, butterscotch-fl- avored Manna-Pro nuggets, beer...!

My Horse's Favorite Things To Do: Trail ride with his mommy!
EAT.

Pet Peeves: Billy hates squirt bottles of fly spray, medication, etc. He also doesn't like to be last on a trail ride.

My Horse's motto: "Though he be but little, he is fierce!"

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How We Met

Billy was supposed to be a therapeutic riding horse, but he "flunked" because he kicked the sidewalkers. I was already working as a barn manager at the therapy barn, and being completely in love with him already, I offered to work in exchange for his purchase price and board. We've been together ever since! (5 years now!).

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I've had 939 friends visit me.

I'm the 39,099th member on HorseChannel.com.

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

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Congrats on Quiz Master!
LEFT A VOTE!
Happy 4th of July Newsletter! Hope everyone has a great day!

***HOTD Thalia 224537
Hi my name is Scoot n Skip or you can call me Thalia. I am a 12 year old American Paint horse mare. My motto is "Slow and sweet gets a treat!" Please stop by and leave a vote!

Congratulations Ruger our HOTD!

***HOTM Copper 264309
***BOTM Zeena 255116
***COTM Spanky Jack 38743
***DOTM Grant 264816

Top 5 Quiz Masters:
1.Unknown
2.R.I.P. Hi Tech Image
3.Drew and Tango
4.Unknown, Strauss, and Big Time Hotrodder
5.Billy

Happy Trails...Team HOTD

Come visit me, Spangle, Zilker & Rose.

07/04/2014 09:33.51 AM Report This Comment
Congrats on Quiz Master!
LEFT A VOTE!
July 3rd Newsletter

***HOTD Trudy 259163
Hi my name is Trudy or you can call me McTru Dreams or Taco Horse. I am a 15 year old Appaloosa mare. My style of riding is English. My motto is "Try, Try Again." This would be my 2nd HOTD, so please stop by and leave a vote!

Congratulations Sassy our HOTD!

***HOTM Copper 264309
***BOTM Zeena 255116
***COTM Spanky Jack 38743

Top 5 Quiz Masters:
1.Unknown
2.R.I.P. Hi Tech Image
3.Drew and Tango
4.Unknown, Strauss, and Big Time Hotrodder
5.Pony Jack and Billy

Happy Trails...Team HOTD

Come visit me, Spangle, Zilker & Rose.

07/03/2014 06:16.12 AM Report This Comment
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Beautiful horse! Voted! Oberon is running for HOTD (so exciting) May 6th and would love it if you came by with a vote on May 5th (today)! Thanks!

Come visit me, Mohawk and Dazzle, Just Jazz, Thumbelina, Oberon & Metro.

05/05/2013 09:10.26 AM Report This Comment
History on the Gorgeous Akhal-Teke
*please read very interesting sorry its long

The Akhal-Teke evolved about three thousand years ago in southern Turkmenistan where they are the national emblem. They are named after the nomadic tribe that bred them and are found mostly in Turkmenistan and Russia. These beautiful horses adapt to severe, climatic conditions and remain to be one of the oldest and purest breed of horse still living today. They are thought to be the predecessors of the Arabian and English thoroughbred breeds. Due to their endless stamina and the ability to withstand great extremes of temperature they were originally bred as war mounts and later for racing. Today the Akhal-Teke is used in all competitive equine sports including endurance, dressage, jumping, and eventing. The blood of the Akhal-Teke horse carries an ancient Oriental legacy laced with the endurance born of centuries of survival in the unforgiving Turkmenian deserts.Hi i am Twilight i am running for HOTM and i need some votes but if you are new to the HC or you need help with something come and ask me i will help you as much as i can.Thank you for reading and heres a vote for you have a great day!

Come visit me, Twilight.

01/12/2013 01:58.43 PM Report This Comment
I'm so glad its finally Saturday! I did some work with Sierra this morning and she behaved perfectly( I never thought I would be able to say that about her, she is sooo wild sometimes!) I didn't lunge her very much because the rain has made everything all sloppy and I didn't want her slipping. A long time ago I lunged her when it was muddy out and when I asked her to reverse her legs slid out from under her and she fell hard on her side so now I take it more easy on her when its muddy. She is doing great with her flexing, sometimes she will flex on her own as soon as she sees me sliding my hand down the rope. Later I took her out and led her around the yard for a bit. Someone had a truck parked in the driveway and all of a sudden whoever it was got in and revved up the engine and I thought oh great, now she's going to go nuts but she hardly noticed it. She gets so nutty about some things and then so laid back about others, she always keeps me guessing!
Have a great weekend!

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

12/15/2012 01:52.49 PM Report This Comment
So cute! Love Haflingers! Left a vote.

Come visit me, Muddy Pie & Teesha.

11/16/2012 10:10.41 AM Report This Comment
Continued history of the Arabian(requested by Hardwin)Amongst the Bedouin, the life of the Arabian horse was starkly unromantic – harsh, little food of poor quality, scarcity of water, hot dry conditions, times of restrictive confinement followed by swift and tortuous raids. The life of the Bedouin was that of the daily struggle for survival, hence life was approached in the most unforgiving of contexts. Raids were considered an essential element of Nomadic culture, especially those taken against travelers. Life was one of incessant warfare, entailing forced marches and the roughest treatment. Pity was not taken for the injured or dying – death was accepted as both inescapable and inevitable. Both environment and culture seemed the most unlikely combination in which the successful rearing of any creature could long be sustained, yet through centuries of natural selection dictated by the necessity of man’s survival, the Arabian horse has not only efficiently evolved, but astonishingly thrived.


Question of the day: what is your favorite place to ride and why?

A ways behind out place there is a creek and when you cross the creek there are three large hayfields that I like to ride in. The hayfields are very flat and they usually get flooded whenever it rains, but it has been a very dry summer, so they havnt had water standing in them for a long time.
I would to hear about your favorite place to ride!

Thanks again for all the support, please continue to vote daily for HOTM runner Dakota!
Maria, Dakota N the girls

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

10/12/2012 06:12.28 AM Report This Comment
Week two of the HOTM run, Woohoo!

Question of the day: Has your horse ever been in a near death situation and lived to tell about it? ( or rather whinnny about it)

A long time ago when my fencer wasnt working Dakota used to break out of his fence all the time, and several times ran down the middle of a busy tar road near our place, but never got hit. Another time he was inside his 3-sided shed when a tornado picked it up and completely demolished it, and somehow never got a scratch.
If your horse has ever been in a near death situation, I would love to hear about it!
Thanks for all the support!
Maria, Dakota N the girls

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

10/08/2012 06:03.05 AM Report This Comment
Hey guys, how was your weekend? Did you get to do any riding? Yesterday I didnt do any riding, I just did some groundwork with my guys. They are just starting to get their winter woolies, and not too soon either, it has been very chilly and and windy for the past few days, I even saw a few snowflakes yesterday! Well I said I would have a question for you guys, so here it is: If you were to be able to go to a tack store of your choice and pick out one item out of the entire store for free, what would you choose? I would definently get a new saddle as both of mine are pretty old. I look forward to hearing your answers! Maria, Dakota N the girls

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

10/07/2012 05:42.25 AM Report This Comment
HISTORY OF THE WELSH COB, SECTION D, CONTINUED
The Welsh Cob is a strong, general purpose animal with free forceful movement. He should show great quality and have as much substance as possible without being coarse. Welsh Cobs have spirit and inner fire, however this is tempered by a gentle, kindly disposition and a willingness to obey. These attributes, combined their stamina and proud, aristocratic bearing make them the natural choice of many discriminating horsemen of all ages. The Welsh Cob made an outstanding contribution to man; both in war and in peace. During 1845, Henry Tudor ascended the throne of England due to the efforts of the Welsh Cob militia mounted on their swift and hardy Welsh Cobs.Up until 40 or 50 years ago the Welsh Cobs was so valuable to the British war office that premiums were payed to the best stallions.The War Office used Welsh Cobs for the mounted infantry and for pulling heavy guns and equipment through rugged, mountainous terrain noy easily surmounted by motorized vehicles. The Morgan horse almost certainy owes his origin to the Welsh Cobs left behind in America by the British Cavalry at the end of the 18th century. In peacetime, prior to the advent of motorised vehicles, the Welsh Cob proved to be the quickest, most reliable transport for docters and businessmen. Recent importations from Great Britain have sparked an active interest in these animals across North America. As did their ancestors, the modern day Welsh Cob and Welsh Pony of Cob Type truly personify the words of the motto on the Welsh Coat of Arms-Ich Dien-"I Serve". THIS IS PROBABLY THE LAST BLOG I WILL BE DOING ON WELSH PONIES AND COBS, I HOPE YOU HAVE ENJOYED THEM! I WILL HAVE A QUESTION OF THE DAY FOR YOU GUYS TOMMOROW, THANKS AGAIN FOR ALL THE SUPPORT! PS. IF YOU HAVE A FAVORITE BREED YOU WOULD LIKE ME TO DO A COUPLE BLOGS ON, LET ME KNOW AND I WILL SEE WHAT I CAN DO. ENJOY YOUR WEEKEND EVERYONE! MARIA, DAKOTA N THE GIRLS

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

10/06/2012 06:30.33 AM Report This Comment
HISTORY OF THE WELSH COB, SECTION D
A Section C is a Welsh Mountain Pony of Cob Type, and Section D is the Welsh Cob. The main difference between the two is size. The Welsh Pony of Cob Type resulted from a crossbreeding between the Welah Mountain Pony and the Welsh Cob.The Welsh Cob was probably the result of a crossbreeding between the Welsh Mountain Pony and the horses brought by the Romans to Britain. Welsh ponies have run wild on the hills, valleys and mountains of Wales for centuries;over the years the Welsh ponies developed into several different types. Farmers and shepherds who needed a fast mount that could easily traverse the the rough terrain favouredthe larger ponies, the smaller ponies were used extensively in the coalmines in the 19yh and 20th centuries. In the aftermath of the industrial revolution, th Welsh Cob was a popular form of transport for those who had to travel for business. From there a whole industry emerged, with trotting races a popular method of selecting the best bloodlines when breeding ponies for transport. In South Wales, a 35 mile uphill route was used, many ponies would complete the race in under 3 hours. Aptly described as "the best ride and drive animal in the world", the Welsh Cob has evolved throughout many centuries for his courage, tractability and powers of endurance. The general character is the embodiment of strength, hardiness and agility. The head shows great quality with pony character: bold prominent eyes, a broad forehead and neat, wellset ears. The body must be deep, on strong limbs with "hard wearing" joints and an abundance of flat bone. Action must be straight, free and forceful, the knees should be bent and then the whole foreleg extended from the shoulders as far as possiblein all places, with the hocks well flexed, producing powerful leverage. The Welsh Cob is a good hunter and a most competent performer in all competitive sports. In recent years they have had great success in the international driving world. Their abilities in all spheres are now fully recognised throughout the world. YEAH, DAKOTA HAS GOTTEN OVER 100 VOTES SO FAR, THANK YOU HC PALS! PLEASE CONTINUE TO SUPPORT MY WELSH MOUNTAIN PONY DAKOTA! HAVE A GRAT WEEKEND EVERYONE! MARIA, DAKOTA N THE GIRLS

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

10/05/2012 08:54.08 AM Report This Comment
Your horse is so pretty

Come visit me, Colors of Autumn & Dakota.

10/04/2012 06:15.23 PM Report This Comment
Yeah Dakota is a pretty goofy guy sometimes, thanks for the vote, heres one for you!

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

10/04/2012 09:42.41 AM Report This Comment
HAHA HERES A VOTE FOR YA "FATLINGER"!
HISTORY OF THE WELSH MOUNTAIN PONY Life was far from easy for those early Welsh ponies. They faced elimination when Henry VIII decreed that all horses under 15 hands be destroyed. Somehow some survived! Before mechanization, they became popular all across Great Britain doing heavy work on the small farms. As well they provided valuable transportation pulling sizeable loads and as riding and pack animals. They served their masters faithfully and displayed a strength and stamina that many horses twice their size couldnt match. Because of this they were in great demand to haul the coal out of the depths of the mines. Fortunately the lot of the present day Welsh Mountain ponies has changed to one of relative ease. Please support my Welsh Mountain pony Dakota during his Nov. HOTM run, and to those of you that are already supporting him a huge thank you!! Leaving votes for everyone! Maria, Dakota N the girls

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

10/02/2012 07:54.17 PM Report This Comment
PLEASE VOTE TEXAS 209066 HOTM

''ONE VOTE COUNTS''

Laura, Maryfield, SK.

10/02/2012 11:58.39 AM Report This Comment
Voted for Billy!

Come visit me, Sunshine.

10/01/2012 08:19.21 AM Report This Comment
Hi Billy is a handsome boy. He sounds like a nice horse. Heres a vote.

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

10/01/2012 01:06.39 AM Report This Comment
Billy
I just love him!

Come visit me, Billy.

09/25/2012 10:07.58 AM Report This Comment
Heres another vote!

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

09/20/2012 04:49.00 AM Report This Comment
Billy just got his 4-way booster. Hope everyone's being careful, what with the West Nile outbreak.

Come visit me, Billy.

09/16/2012 07:00.36 PM Report This Comment
Beautiful!!!
Gorgeous Horse!!!! Heres a vote!!!

Come visit me, Sunny D & Shiloh.

09/15/2012 04:22.19 PM Report This Comment
more pic are up but allot!
Angel Petite Fleur Oct HOTM,BLAZZE Nov. HOTM and Midnight Creations Delight Feb. HOTM
Dusk HOTD September 19th or 20th

Thanks,
Hannah BLAZZE,Dusk and Midnight Creations Delight
P.S I am looking at a new horse in my buy range this staillon is for my ranch that I got promuted to be "Head Horse" so really excited!!!! His name is charmed to wide he is the best little stallion I have ever seen other than Gunner!
Also here is vote!!!

Come visit me, Jock LEAVING HC!!!!!!!.

09/13/2012 11:20.49 AM Report This Comment
Billy got lots of attention this week!
Farrier, teeth floated, and his booster shot! He was a trooper for everything.

Come visit me, Billy.

09/12/2012 05:33.48 PM Report This Comment
Thank you so very much for stopping by to congratulate Pippin on his win for hotd. I was so happy to see him in the HC spotlight again!

I've been teasing you all with clues about Pippin's new pasture mate. Some of you guessed it right, and others of you were pretty close. Yes, it's Eddie!

Big, beautiful, gentle Eddie. I am so excited! Tomorrow we're going into town, 2 hrs away, to buy the fencing and other necessities for him. We've ordered materials for a run in shed. As soon as the fence is up we'll bring him over!

Pippin will be thrilled to have someone finally that he can boss around! I can't wait to see them together. From extreme opposite ends of the scale I'm sure a new friendship will be forged.

Eddie's previous owner is getting too old to care for him anymore which is one of the main reasons we've been driving and riding him over the past 5 years. I can't believe he's finally ours!

Leaving a vote for you and thanks again for stopping by on Pippin's special day!

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

09/10/2012 12:28.32 AM Report This Comment
Hi,left a vote, please vote daily for my pony Dakota, he is running for HOTM. Thanks!

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

09/06/2012 05:08.18 AM Report This Comment
Paragonne
I don't think Paragon ever bred a mare, he was gelded early on in life. But it is interesting that my Paragon and Paragonn look alike:) Do you know who Paragonn's dame is? My Paragon's is Abril Shamalya, or something like that. Voted.

Come visit me, Paragon, Grady & Indy.

09/01/2012 01:57.15 PM Report This Comment
Voted!!
Hey,thanx for the vote cantered by and left a vote for you.

Come visit me, Spring Storm & Persian Gypsy.

09/01/2012 07:09.28 AM Report This Comment
Billy is adorable
Very nice Haffie!

Come visit me, Sara & Whiskey.

08/30/2012 08:06.50 PM Report This Comment
Thanks for the vote!

Come visit me, Sunshine.

08/30/2012 06:50.33 AM Report This Comment
Very pretty! Love the motto!(:

Come visit me, Sunshine.

08/29/2012 08:06.45 PM Report This Comment
I used to have a horse named Billy. He was a sorrel, and about the same size as your Billy. He was also a fat little guy:) I love Haflingers! They are so pretty, and that is totally what Billy is! Voted:)

Come visit me, Paragon, Grady & Indy.

08/25/2012 04:45.54 PM Report This Comment
Cute horse
Left you a vote.

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

08/18/2012 06:24.20 PM Report This Comment
fun looking horse!!!
welcome to HC!!

Come visit me, Windy.

08/11/2012 07:34.20 PM Report This Comment
I love Haflingers!!! Yours is very pretty...or I mean handsome! :) Voted for you!

Come visit me, Big Red.

08/11/2012 07:11.07 PM Report This Comment
Welcome to HC! If have any questions about anything don't be afraid to ask! Voted for you and your lovely horse!

Cassidy and Teddy

Come visit me, Angel Teddy.

08/11/2012 06:22.51 PM Report This Comment
Your Horse is Lovely!
I love good ol' reliable Haflingers, and yours is so cute. I left you a vote!

---Cindy and Luna

Come visit me, ~Luna~.

08/11/2012 02:27.50 PM Report This Comment
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