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Welsh Pony and Cob from annanndale, MN


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Active within 706 Days

I am from annanndale, MN and I've been a Club Horse member for 5 years, 9 months and 11 days

Nicknames: We call him Dagwood or Daggy Boy, more than we call him Dakota.

Age: 13 years old

Gender: Gelding

Breed: Welsh Pony and Cob

Height: 12hh

Color: gray with a chestnut splash on his right shoulder

Type of Riding: Western and he is learning to drive

My Horse's Achievements: When we got him he wouldn't stand still for a rider to get on his back he spooked and shyed at EVERYTHING and had terrible ground manners. With the help of some neighbors he is now very well behaved and we can take him pretty much anywhere. He no longer bolts every time something scares him.

My Horse's Favorite Treat: Apples,and any kind of candy, especially Mike N Ikes and licorice!

My Horse's Favorite Things To Do: eat,sleep,be with his buddies & roll.

Pet Peeves: He has a phobia of flyspray, and doesnt like having his hooves trimmed. He also dosnt really like getting a bath but he tolerates it.

My Horse's motto: Welsh ponies rule!

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How We Met

I had begged my parents for a pony and so finally my dad took me to a horse and tack auction.While we waited for the tack to sell we looked at all the horses and ponys.After a couple hours they finally started selling the horses.When Dakota came into the arena I told my dad to bid for him.The bidding went up a ways until my dad and 1 other guy were the last bidders.the auctioneer stared at us waiting for my dad to bid.My dad thought about it for a minute and then he nodded.I could hardly believe it I finnally had a pony!

Thank you Kody's Splash for vote 500
Thank you Luna for vote 600
Thank you Prince, Eddie & Pippin for vote 700
Thank you Jewel & herd for vote 800
Thank you Sing & herd for vote 900
Thank you Sterl May & Royal Mes for vote 1,000
Thank you Ginger & Angel Betsy for vote 1,100
Thank you Angel Petite Fluer, Aliance & Anka for vote 1,200
Thank you Zovek & herd for vote 1,300
Thank you Whiskey, Deacon & Rocket for vote 1,400.
Thank you Prince, Eddie & Pippin for vote 1,500.
Thank you Fancy Walk N That Way & herd for vote 1,600.
Thank you Ziggy & herd for vote 1,700.
Thank you Sweet Pea & herd for vote 1,800.
Thank you Fancy & herd for vote 1,900.
Thank you Lollipop & Susie for vote 2,000

Thank you Ziggy & herd for vote 2,200.
Thank you Fancy & herd for vote 2,300.
Thank you Bella Boo for vote 2,400.
Thanks again Bella Boo for vote 2,500!

My Horse Stats

I've had 38145 friends visit me.

I'm the 39,163rd member on

4,470 friends have voted for me since I joined Club Horse!

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I let Sadie out after I got home from work. She just wanted to go back in and eat. Going to exercise her. She's in need of it. Love and a vote.

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

01/16/2016 01:16.55 AM Report This Comment
on winning horse of the day. Sorry I'm late. I love little Dakota!

Leaving a vote for you.

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

01/16/2016 12:46.16 AM Report This Comment
Trying to stay awake, today. I worked last night. When I got home, I let Sadie out of her corral and let her run. She ran for about 10 minutes or so. What a beautiful sight! Can't let her out to roam around until I get the door back on her hay shed. Monday's my next day off, so hoping to have it repaired by then.
Rick's picking up the 2 corral panels on his next days off. Holidays are busy where he works. He's working on his schedule days off. I have a 10 hour shift tomorrow, too. Austin did a great job of keeping Sadie's water trough clean. So thankful.
Much to do. Leaving love and a vote. Have a great weekend.

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

01/14/2016 06:12.44 PM Report This Comment
Such a long day, yesterday. So wonderful to be back home. It was hard leaving my mom. She's not herself, anymore. Becoming feeble.
Scruffy was happy to see me. It took my cats a few minutes. Sadie didn't seem to notice I'd been gone. They had Austin taking care of them, so they all were content. The rain here has made a mess of Sadie's corral. Can't let her out, because she tore on of the doors off of my hay shed, and I haven't had a chance to work on it. She tore down her mister, too.
Thanks for being there. Leaving love and a vote.

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

01/12/2016 04:10.41 PM Report This Comment
My flight was changed because of overbooking. I'm leaving on Monday. Missing my fur babies, including Austin. Love my Mom, but anxious to get home. Love and a vote.

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

01/09/2016 09:30.49 PM Report This Comment

Come visit me, Big Jax.

01/09/2016 06:38.52 AM Report This Comment
Love, hugs and a vote.

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

01/08/2016 09:17.47 PM Report This Comment
Love and a quick vote.

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

01/06/2016 10:26.54 PM Report This Comment
trotting by with a vote. today is Sing's 22nd birthday! we've been together for 18 years. I treasure every ride with her.
sorry I missed your sweep of HOTD for 5 days Maria! awesome! big belated congratulations. I can't seem to find time for HC and it's sooooo slow.

Come visit me, Sing & herd!.

01/06/2016 01:44.09 PM Report This Comment
My visit with my mom is amazing. Enjoying every minute of it. Headed home to Arizona, Sunday. Love to each of you and a vote.

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

01/05/2016 03:50.17 PM Report This Comment
The weather's turned cold here in Georgia. It's been a blessed visit. I've spent some time with friends and family. More to visit. Time's going by fast. Missing Austin, Sadie and all of my fur babies. Love always and a vote.

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

01/02/2016 09:07.51 PM Report This Comment
Wishing you a very Happy New Year. Weather man says 20 and below for two days then back up to 40's crazy weather. At least we don't have the problems of the midwest and south. Counting our blessings. Vicki & Big Jax

Come visit me, Big Jax.

01/02/2016 01:08.42 PM Report This Comment
Love and a quick vote.

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

01/01/2016 08:21.44 PM Report This Comment
Happy New Year! Love and a vote.

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

12/31/2015 08:14.14 PM Report This Comment
congrats on hotd lets be friends left you a vote

Come visit me, sunny & shadow.

12/30/2015 09:51.09 PM Report This Comment
Congrats on HOTD. Cute picture with the santa hat :-)

Come visit me, Curly's QT Titanium, June Bug, Cinnamon (270037), AIN'T SHE SWEET & Eli(270057).

12/30/2015 03:30.03 PM Report This Comment
Congrats Maria & Dakota on your HOTD win! Woohoo two in a row :) Voted. XOXO Danya and Koot

Come visit me, Kootenai *Happy New Year!*.

12/30/2015 02:47.20 PM Report This Comment
Leaving a congrads vote

Come visit me, joker n pals.

12/30/2015 12:59.53 PM Report This Comment
Congratulations on HOTD!
Such a cute pony! Enjoy your day in the spotlight!

Come visit me, Dottie & Mosey.

12/30/2015 09:05.17 AM Report This Comment
Congratulations HOTD ♡
it is so nice to see you in the spotlight Dakota!! Enjoy your special day ♡

Come visit me, ♥ Deacon ♥.

12/30/2015 06:11.50 AM Report This Comment
A Vote for You!!
Love those eyes!! Sorry, I have seen you before on Horses Channels. Good thing you are HOTD. Whisper and the little herd are sending you a vote.

Come visit me, Mistic, Willow & Whisper.

12/30/2015 06:10.21 AM Report This Comment
Congratulations on HOTD.

Come visit me, Mystic, Cisco, Angel Meg, Bo (RIP) and Jazz & Angel Nugget.

12/30/2015 06:08.58 AM Report This Comment
Congrats on HOTD!!!
12/30/2015 05:27.36 AM Report This Comment
Congrats on HOTD!
Hi Dakota, Congrats on HOTD and here's another vote for ya. Okay Maria, way to go, two in a row! How's Dakota doing now that the weather is cooler, breathing better? Sure do hope so. Love ya, Marion and the blondes.

Come visit me, R.I.P. Hi Tech Image, Tks Mom, Indy,Paige #17800!, MWS Zippn By Indy, Tks, Bella Boo of DC, 23400! & Nuttin But Good. Tkx Mom, Indy & H.T. for, 19200!.

12/30/2015 03:44.05 AM Report This Comment
Yay, Dakota's turn in the spotlight! Hope he enjoys his day. Have a good wednesday.

Come visit me, BJ and his mom Gracie & Allie.

12/30/2015 02:26.40 AM Report This Comment
****Congrats on HOTD****
I had a feeling it would be "our favorite pony" today, love donna Lee

Come visit me, Sterl May & Blossom, Angel Royal Mes Apr 16/02-Dec 3/16 & Angel Sassy Mac Mar 8/95-Aug 8/07.

12/30/2015 12:24.38 AM Report This Comment
Hi from Georgia! I'm enjoying my visit with my mom and my brother. I've got a lot of people to meet up with and lots of plans. Just wanted to stop by and leave love and a vote.

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

12/29/2015 09:02.03 PM Report This Comment
glad Dakota's heaves are better in the winter. BJ also doesnt seem to have trouble with the round bales.

Come visit me, BJ and his mom Gracie & Allie.

12/29/2015 04:26.38 PM Report This Comment
Hi & a vote,
Thanks for visiting/voting Comet HOTD.

Come visit me, Cowboy, Rocky (the blue-eyed wonder horse) & Comet (has new home).

12/28/2015 11:41.25 AM Report This Comment
After work yesterday I got home and we had company so I only got out to the barn for feeding time and of course I sat out there until they finished eating. The rains moved in and all through the night we had very high winds and LOTS of rain. It was dark when I left for work this morning so I couldn't see the rain gauge and it was raining to hard to get a flashlight to go look. I hope everyone has a wonderful Sunday ✞

Come visit me, ♥ Deacon ♥.

12/13/2015 08:58.32 AM Report This Comment
Happy Thanksgiving! Thank you all for Sadie's HOTD! She got her 'pedicure' done. The farrier said her hooves looked good. Now to get this busy work week over and ride. Have a very blessed Thanksgiving Day. Love and a vote.

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

11/26/2015 01:31.36 AM Report This Comment
im so sorry that Dakota is suffering from heaves. yeah, ive heard that about round bales too. you have the same problem i do: it's going to be very inconvenient to feed one horse something different than the others when they all live outside together.
i have been feeding Freeway respiratory herbs to BJ and Cinnamon (you can find it on Amazon) and it seems to ease their symptoms about 1/3-1/2 better. the only other option the vet really had was steriods for 9-10 months out of the year, and that's so bad for them. the manufacturer of horse antihistamines has had it on backorder for nearly a year, and i think they've just quit making it, what a shame. i dont know if you could get it through another country or not.
well, good luck with his treatment. hope the new hay is a huge help for him

Come visit me, BJ and his mom Gracie & Allie.

10/17/2015 07:59.41 AM Report This Comment
Leaving a hello vote I'm turning into the crazy cat lady i have named the black one willow and the grey calico Lilly I'm always busy gonna give spots a spa day today got some ride time in also spots got a new halter n lead rope posted new pics hope all is well luv ya all

Come visit me, joker n pals.

09/24/2015 11:33.09 AM Report This Comment
Yaaaay...finally got to ride two days in a row!! My husband rode Ace on Sunday and I rode on Monday and Tuesday. I was so excited and wanted to share with HC and I couldn't log on the past few days. What's up with that? Anyway I really enjoyed my rides. I posted six photos below (3 from each day). We are having some beautiful weather here, hope it holds out. Have a great weekend! Left votes all around.


09/18/2015 09:35.19 AM Report This Comment
Sorry I haven't blogged in a few days. I had to work on Monday (which is my day off). I wormed the horses on Tuesday. I got Susie's joint supplement in and gave her a double dose. She has been a little stiff since she ran out of her supplement. Wow...that was a lot of rain we had yesterday! Although like most of you, we needed it. Also having some cooler temps here. Enjoy the rest of your week. Left a vote.


08/20/2015 09:26.52 AM Report This Comment
Susie made August HOTM...yip yip hooray!! We will definitely celebrate with the herd. I told my husband Susie gets to do whatever she wants today because she is Queen. Thanks so much HC friends for all your votes and support. We could not have done it without you. Susie is happy to be your Top Horse for this month. I look forward to sharing more of Susie's escapades with our HC friends...because you know there will be more. lol


08/01/2015 09:07.24 AM Report This Comment
As you know, Susie survived all her tragic incidents and accidents. Through it all she has been a real trooper. She is the biggest horse in the pasture, but she allows the other horses to boss her around. She does anything you ask of her. She is such a sweet and playful mare. I call Susie my “million dollar” horse. One because of all the time, effort and expense we have invested in her, but the second and main reason is because nobody has enough money to buy Susie. She is worth the world to me. She has found her forever home. She will live here at our pasture for as long as she is alive and she will be laid to rest next to dear sweet Lollipop, when her time ends. She has touched my heart in a way that I can’t explain. I hope she has touched yours in some way through her story. The End.~~~~
Our HOTM run has come to an end. I have enjoyed sharing Susie’s story with you. Thanks to all my HC friends for your support. (Left a big thank you vote)


07/31/2015 01:57.34 AM Report This Comment
November 1st Susie is home and once again she is confined to the barn. We are having to change her bandages every 3 to 5 days. This is getting to be a task. Also having to clean out the barn everyday, with her many piles of manure and wet areas. lol Susie was getting bored being confined, away from the herd. So on November 16th, my husband decided to let Susie out of the barn and put her in a small pen area. Well you know Susie…she was not content to be outside, she wanted to be with the herd. So she tried to jump the fence and managed to get her leg caught in the square fencing. Yes, it was her left rear leg. We brought her in, doctored her leg and bandaged it up. She had completely messed up the grafting process. She remained in the barn another 10 days. At this point the wound had pretty much healed but the hair had not regrown. We knew that this was the best we could hope for, so we removed her bandage and set her free.


07/30/2015 12:46.24 PM Report This Comment
In answer to the question as to what caused the proliferative lesion, not really sure. Not sure why she got pythium and the other horses at the same pasture didn't. They did say that her immune system could have played a part. The birth of her foal could have weakened her immune system and made her more susceptible to diseases. After all of this we did put her on a supplement for her immune system called Tri-Mune.~~~

The grafting process consisted of taking punch grafts from Susie’s left side of her neck underneath her mane. They took a total of 22 punch grafts and implanted them into the wound bed. Her leg was bandaged and they would wait five days before the bandage could be removed. Susie remained at LSU until October 31st. Halloween day she retuned home after a total of 17 days. Now the fun begins! lol (A click on the horseshoe)


07/29/2015 12:43.35 PM Report This Comment
Almost at the end of our HOTM run...yay! Keep the votes coming and thank you.~~~

Susie was going to have to return to LSU to have skin grafts done. The wound would not completely heal without having the grafts done. They needed the wound to start healing first and then after it reached a certain point, they were going to implant the skin grafts into the wound. She returned to LSU on October 15th. However the wound bed was not ready for the grafting, so she stayed there and on October 22nd they preceded with the grafting process. (Voted)


07/28/2015 11:41.31 AM Report This Comment
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