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Quarter Horse from Cecil Lake, BC

Fox & Lynx

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Active within 466 Days

I am from Cecil Lake, BC and I've been a Club Horse member for 1 year, 10 months and 25 days

Nicknames: Tic Tac Shady Fox
Lynx does not have a registered name yet

Age: 11 years old

Gender: Mare

Breed: Quarter Horse

Height: 16.3
I hope Lynx stays under 16hh.

Color: Sorrel

Type of Riding: Fox: Western. I am working on getting her really good on cows and she is started on roping.

My Horse's Achievements: Nope, not really she is just a really nice easy going horse, that needs more finishing.
Lynx has stunning conformation.

My Horse's Favorite Treat: Fox: Oats
Lynx: Mothers Milk

My Horse's Favorite Things To Do: Fox: Relax out in pasture with her horse buddies.

Lynx: Sleep

Pet Peeves: She is usually pretty good about everything.

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How We Met

I bought Fox's dam (who is also Gazelle's dam) from my grandpa the year before Fox was born. I bred Reed to my grandpa's stallion and got Fox.
Fox then grew and grew and grew some more. Her parents are both 15.2hh, so I have no idea how she grew to be so big.
I started Fox as a 3yr old and then I got busy with other horses and then she had 2 accidental foals, which is why she is still not a finished cattle or rope horse as a 9yr old.
Lynx is Fox's accidental foal born Sept 30 2012. She is a beautiful little girl.
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I've had 3396 friends visit me.

I'm the 39,376th member on HorseChannel.com.

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

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Are you hiding for the winter lol!!!!
♡♥♡ I think all my HC friends should move to Texas-it’s much warmer and we could all forget that silly ice, snow and below 0 temps!!!

I will try and get another picture of Whiskey boy bowing while I am off this next 2 weeks! Hoping for riding time and to get some rest. Have a wonderful Sunday!

Sherry ★ Whiskey, Deacon & Rocket ✞

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

01/27/2013 10:33.11 AM Report This Comment
Merry CHRISTmas!!!
Here is Your Very Merry CHRISTmas vote from Cowboy & Trigger. Please visit Cowboy & Trigger at HC page #227894 and leave a daily vote during the month of December! Thanks for your support of Cowboy & Trigger's Jan HOTM campaign ♥


LITTLE COWBOY CLASS/ Word of the day: (Class Holiday) MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL!!!


FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS: Luke 2:12 King James Bible
And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.

Knock Knock
Who's there?
Holly
Holly who?
Holly-days are here again!

Q: What do reindeer always say before telling you a joke?
A: This one will “sleigh” you!

Q: What do snowmen wear on their heads?
A: Ice caps!

Q: How does Rudolph know when Christmas is coming?
A: He looks at his calen-“deer”!

Q: How do you get into Donner's house?
A: You ring the “deer”-bell!

Q: How many reindeer does it take to change a light bulb?
A: Eight! One to screw in the light bulb and seven to hold Rudolph down!


PLEASE vote! Today's HOTD nominee is:
★ Hooves of Prayer 232394 ★

Merry CHRISTmas ✞

Come visit me, FANCY Walk N That Way: RIP Angel BREEZY 79304, ♦TRIGGER & FATIMA ♦ & Fancy's 2012 HC Members Veterans Day Trail Ride!.

12/24/2012 05:20.48 AM Report This Comment
Lynx is absolutely adorable! Voted! Fox is pretty!

Come visit me, Flag Last.

12/19/2012 08:04.58 PM Report This Comment
FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS, Let There Be Peace:
Please keep the Sandy Hook Elementary School community in Newtown, Connecticut in prayer. Also pray for the safety of all children, for evil does not respect boundaries.

Matthew 2:16-18
16 Then Herod, when he saw that he was deceived by the wise men, was exceedingly angry; and he sent forth and put to death all the male children who were in Bethlehem and in all its districts, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had determined from the wise men.
17 Then was fulfilled what was spoken by Jeremiah the prophet, saying:
18 "A voice was heard in Ramah,
Lamentation, weeping, and great mourning,
Rachel weeping for her children,
Refusing to be comforted,
Because they are no more."


Here is a Very Merry CHRISTmas vote from Cowboy & Trigger. Please visit Cowboy & Trigger at HC page #227894 and leave a daily vote during the month of December! Thanks for your support of Cowboy & Trigger's Jan HOTM campaign ♥

LITTLE COWBOY CLASS/ Word of the day: Drench - Term used to describe the condition an owner is in after he administers mineral oil to his horse.

FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS, “Let There Be Peace"
Luke 2:10-11
King James Version (KJV)
 10: And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.
 11: For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.

Q: Who delivers the cat's Christmas presents ?
A: Santa Paws !
Q: Why does Santa's sled get such good mileage?
A: Because it has long-distance runners on each side.

If you haven't had time to check the Calendar of Agendas Page #232390, the HOTD runner for today is:
★ Icon 243650 ★
PLEASE vote HOTD :^)

Merry CHRISTmas ✞
♣ Little Cowboy & Trigger ♣
♥ Fancy & Frances ♥

Come visit me, FANCY Walk N That Way: RIP Angel BREEZY 79304, ♦TRIGGER & FATIMA ♦ & Fancy's 2012 HC Members Veterans Day Trail Ride!.

12/16/2012 07:02.49 PM Report This Comment
Busy, busy. More hours at work. I let Sadie out of the corral for a couple of hours to enjoy some freedom. Rick started chasing her around. She curled her tail as she pranced around. So funny. She always makes me smile. Hugs and a vote.

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

11/14/2012 10:57.11 PM Report This Comment
FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS, Thank A Veteran : "This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.” (Elmer Davis)

I hope you gals and guys are saddling up Saturday and/or Sunday in support of our Veterans. People who give or gave their lives for others each day they served, when they really did not have to do so. Wow, what amazing people they are.

My granddad was in WWII and my oldest son has served in the Afghanistan wars, working on communications devices. I have one cousin serving in the navy, that was injured during the attack against the United States Navy destroyer USS Cole on October 12, 2000.

We all are affected by the military in some way.
No need to be shy! Know a veteran, share and show love & support! Share interesting military facts, quotes, and experiences on Fancy's Veteran's Day page! Don't forget to leave a blog letting me know if you have a photo to add! Ask your HorseChannel friends to participate in Sunday's HorseChannel trail ride.)

Here's a vote from Fancy & Trigger :^)

When I logged in tonight I saw some comments that touched my heart. I am thankful for my HorseChannel friends. You never know how much you mean. You guys are the best!!!


HAVE A PEACEFUL NIGHT ✞
♥ Fancy & Frances ♥
♣ Little Cowboy & Trigger ♣

Come visit me, FANCY Walk N That Way: RIP Angel BREEZY 79304, ♦TRIGGER & FATIMA ♦ & Fancy's 2012 HC Members Veterans Day Trail Ride!.

11/10/2012 06:08.27 PM Report This Comment
FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS, Thank A Veteran : “In war, there are no unwounded soldiers.” (José Narosky)


Horses Healing Heroes, Giving Back to Active Duty & Veterans
Officially launched on September 11, 2009, Spirit Therapies Horses Healing Heroes therapeutic horseback riding program is designed to serve both active duty military personnel and veterans who have been diagnosed with physical and/or mental challenges. www. spirittherapies.org
Spirit Therapies
9140 La Madre, Las Vegas, NV 89149

(Know a veteran, show love & support! Share interesting military facts, quotes, and experiences on Fancy's Veteran's Day page! Don't forget to have your photo added also! Ask your HorseChannel friends to participate in Sunday's HorseChannel trail ride.)

Here's a vote from Fancy & Trigger :^)

If you haven't had time to check the Calendar of Agendas Page #232390, the HOTD runner for today is:
★ Sienna 174099 ★
PLEASE vote HOTD :^)


HAVE A PEACEFUL NIGHT ✞
♥ Fancy & Frances ♥
♣ Little Cowboy & Trigger ♣

Come visit me, FANCY Walk N That Way: RIP Angel BREEZY 79304, ♦TRIGGER & FATIMA ♦ & Fancy's 2012 HC Members Veterans Day Trail Ride!.

11/09/2012 05:40.16 PM Report This Comment
FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS, Thank A Veteran:
Soldiers do not march in step when going across bridges because they could set up a vibration which could be sufficient to knock the bridge down.

Here's a vote from Fancy & Trigger :^)
If you haven't had time to check the Calendar of Agendas Page #232390, the HOTD runner for today is:
★ Chica 233731 ★
PLEASE vote HOTD :^)


Hi everyone! I made a page for photos and quotes for Veteran's day. Please share blogs concerning veteran quotes or tidbits of interesting military facts or tell about a vet you know or a personal experience. I want to add photos to the bottom of HC friends showing USA colors or what ever you do for Veteran's day. I will also use the photos in the profile photo. Please invite your HorseChannel friends to participate!!!

HAVE A PEACEFUL NIGHT ✞
♥ Fancy & Frances ♥
♣ Little Cowboy & Trigger ♣

Come visit me, FANCY Walk N That Way: RIP Angel BREEZY 79304, ♦TRIGGER & FATIMA ♦ & Fancy's 2012 HC Members Veterans Day Trail Ride!.

11/07/2012 04:55.34 PM Report This Comment
FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS, fall into Autumn:
Voting:
Proverbs 14:34 Righteousness exalts a nation, But sin is a reproach to any people.
Proverbs 29:2 When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice; But when a wicked man rules, the people groan.

Here's a vote from Fancy & Trigger :^)

If you haven't had time to check the Calendar of Agendas Page #232390, the HOTD runner for today is:
Melvin 220764
PLEASE vote HOTD :^)


HAVE A PEACEFUL ELECTION NIGHT
Fancy & Frances
Little Cowboy & Trigger

Come visit me, FANCY Walk N That Way: RIP Angel BREEZY 79304, ♦TRIGGER & FATIMA ♦ & Fancy's 2012 HC Members Veterans Day Trail Ride!.

11/06/2012 05:14.08 PM Report This Comment
FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS, fall into Autumn:
“Always be on the lookout for conspicuousness (or, it's hard to tell if someone is inconspicuous). (unknown )

Here's a vote from Fancy & Trigger :^)
If you haven't had time to check the Calendar of Agendas Page #232390, the HOTD runner for today is:
★ La India 235069 ★
PLEASE vote HOTD :^)


Well, it looks like our HorseChannel Ride to Remember Veterans on November 11, 2012 is going to be a success. I can not wait to see the photos. I think it is fine if you can not ride and you do some other horse related activity, grooming, or what ever! The main thing is to honor our vets while we do something that we truly enjoy!

November is a time of thanks. Thanks should be part of our every day lives all year long. Let us be thankful for our friends and loved ones. Let us be kind one to another. Cruelty has no place among friends.


HAVE A PEACEFUL NIGHT ✞
♥ Fancy & Frances ♥
♣ Little Cowboy & Trigger ♣

Come visit me, FANCY Walk N That Way: RIP Angel BREEZY 79304, ♦TRIGGER & FATIMA ♦ & Fancy's 2012 HC Members Veterans Day Trail Ride!.

11/05/2012 06:37.59 PM Report This Comment
I haven't rode Sadie since last Monday. She's had a few days to deal without Star. Going to saddle up this afternoon and see how she does. Hugs and a vote.

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

11/05/2012 01:01.56 AM Report This Comment
FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS, fall into Autumn:
Q: Why do potatoes make good detectives?
A: Because they keep their eyes peeled.
Q: How do you lead a horse to water?
A: With lots of carrots.

Here's a vote from Fancy & Trigger :^)
If you haven't had time to check the Calendar of Agendas Page #232390, the HOTD runner for today is:
★ Sassy 230603 ★
PLEASE vote HOTD :^)

Buttercup, Trigger, Fancy and our horse friend Cherokee, accompanied Goldie on her first ride out with our group today! She did very well until we reached the creeks. Neither Cherokee nor Goldie had notions of stepping into that cold creek water. Cherokee is a racking mare and Fancy was very competitive with Cherokee. I had to get on to Fancy for a while and finally she calmed back down. (and my hands got very cold after the sun went down) Other wise the ride was great!!!

November is a time of thanks. Thanks should be part of our every day lives all year long. Let us be thankful for our friends and loved ones. Let us be kind one to another. Cruelty has no place among true friends.


HAVE A PEACEFUL NIGHT ✞
♥ Fancy & Frances ♥
♣ Little Cowboy & Trigger ♣

Come visit me, FANCY Walk N That Way: RIP Angel BREEZY 79304, ♦TRIGGER & FATIMA ♦ & Fancy's 2012 HC Members Veterans Day Trail Ride!.

11/03/2012 06:23.35 PM Report This Comment
Hey, how is your weekend going so far? This morning I rode Misty and she behaved pretty good. Sierra's leg is doing a lot better, before if she would try to go any faster than a walk she would start limping. Now she is tearing around the pasture and doing her ussual antics and she's not favoring her leg at all. Early this morning we had some snow and Dakota looked so cute with it stuck on his whiskers and eyelashes. Thank you so much for Dakota's HOTM, he's lovin it!

Please remember to vote for Dec. HOTM runners Ziggy#228743, Logan#238276 and Cutter#204902.
I'm leaving a vote and I hope you are enjoying your weekend!

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

11/03/2012 11:49.52 AM Report This Comment
Hi Fox, I am so upset that Jack BLAZZE's dad was sent to the slaughter house cause he did western only not english and sent him to the slaughter house about it well I told them I could of switched horses but no they sent my BEST Roping horse to slaughter!So I am so Ticked off about that!!!!!!! But BLAZZE's baby hope it's a colt will be trained like Jack was. But Jackson my boyfriend rode Butter last night and my little pony bit his leg and I was laughing it was so funny!
Hannah and the Thankful Horses,
But here is a vote!

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

11/02/2012 10:29.13 AM Report This Comment
I had Star put down Thursday morning. Sadie threw a fit. I'd walked her out front, so she wouldn't be able to see what was going on, but she knew something was wrong. She called for Star for a good half hour after Star was carried away. So thankful she calmed down. I had no idea she would react like that. She was mean to Star at times. Thank you for all of the love and support. I'm so physically and emotionally drained....Deepest sympathy goes to Shannon and Logan over the loss of her dad...And congratulations to Dakota on Nov. HOTM. Hugs and a vote.

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

11/01/2012 11:46.45 PM Report This Comment
Please support Shannon with Logan profile #238276, she lost her dad last Saturday.
And support Joyce & Sadie profile #193983 as she prepares to let Star cross the rainbow bridge.

CONGRATULATIONS 2012 NOVEMBER HOTM ♦ Dakota #240582 ♦

FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS, fall into Autumn:
“The leaves fall, the wind blows, and the farm country slowly changes from the summer cottons into it's winter wools.” (unknown)

Here's a vote from Fancy & Trigger :^)
If you haven't had time to check the Calendar of Agendas Page #232390, the HOTD runner for today is:
★ Pops 142258 ★
PLEASE vote HOTD :^)

Vote DECEMBER HOTM Logan 238276 & Cutter 204902


HAVE A PEACEFUL NIGHT ✞
♥ Fancy & Frances ♥
♣ Little Cowboy & Trigger ♣

Come visit me, FANCY Walk N That Way: RIP Angel BREEZY 79304, ♦TRIGGER & FATIMA ♦ & Fancy's 2012 HC Members Veterans Day Trail Ride!.

11/01/2012 05:42.33 PM Report This Comment
Hey! Sorry I have't been on in a while!! People don't lie when they say college can get hectic!! Went to a haunted house last night though, it was so funny! My friend was terrified the whole time... I laughed:) How are you?! The baby is so cute!!! Makes me miss my ponies... Anyway... I left ya a vote! And I'll try to keep up with HC!!

Come visit me, Gizmo & Stewball.

11/01/2012 11:17.17 AM Report This Comment
318 Mama & daughter♥
Keeping warm, I hope! Happy last day of OCT; stay warm and happy!

Paula, St Antoine L'Abbaye, FRANCE, Intl.

10/31/2012 10:43.54 AM Report This Comment
voted ^^

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

10/31/2012 09:06.12 AM Report This Comment
voted

Come visit me, FANCY Walk N That Way: RIP Angel BREEZY 79304, ♦TRIGGER & FATIMA ♦ & Fancy's 2012 HC Members Veterans Day Trail Ride!.

10/31/2012 05:09.19 AM Report This Comment
Please remember my dear friend Angel Doobie and family, profile #211407. Doobie was put to sleep this week after losing a fight with colic.


FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS, Born TO SpOOk!:
Q: What so you get if you cross a dwarf with a vampire?
A: Teeth marks on your knees!
Q: What do you get if you cross a crooked monster with a cement mixer?
A: A hardened criminal!


HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!
Here's a spOOky vote from Fancy SpOOking That Way & Trigger :^)
If you haven't had time to check the Calendar of Agendas Page #232390, the HOTD runner for today is:
★ Sterl May 220509 ★
PLEASE vote HOTD :^)

HI, are you dressing your horse up for Halloween? If you dress your horse up for Halloween, what will the costume be? I won't be dressing Fancy up this year. Maybe I will have time for that next Halloween if nothing happens. I do think that would be lots of fun. This Halloween, I plan to attend the fall festival at church and that will take up our evening.


HAVE A SAFE WEEK ✞
♥ Fancy & Frances ♥
♣ Little Cowboy & Trigger ♣

Come visit me, FANCY Walk N That Way: RIP Angel BREEZY 79304, ♦TRIGGER & FATIMA ♦ & Fancy's 2012 HC Members Veterans Day Trail Ride!.

10/30/2012 03:05.29 PM Report This Comment
314 FOX & sweet baby girl LYNX
A keep safe vote from Angel PF who has just loved her Heavenly HOTM this month. It will be interesting to see who Is Nov. HOTM. ANKA & Alliance are whinnying a stay safe vote as well

Paula, St Antoine L'Abbaye, FRANCE, Intl.

10/30/2012 10:25.02 AM Report This Comment
Had a busy afternoon. I didn't ride Sadie until after dark. Weather was perfect, too. Sadie was a little stubborn. I worked with her on 'whoa'. Got a ways to go on that. Austin worked with her over the weekend while I was at work. He rode after I did. She was a pain for him. Lazy horse. As soon as I can, I've got to put Star down. She's injured her back left leg and hops when she tries to walk. The bone is showing through on the right front knee where she rammed herself into the corral during a buddy sour fit. I hate to see her in pain. Her appetite is good, tho'. She eats a lot. I called the vet. With mileage, it'll be $212 to put her down, plus another $200 to $300 to remove her. Will have to somehow borrow the money. The sooner the better. Hugs and a vote.

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

10/29/2012 11:54.42 PM Report This Comment
Had a busy afternoon. I didn't ride Sadie until after dark. Weather was perfect, too. Sadie was a little stubborn. I worked with her on 'whoa'. Got a ways to go on that. Austin worked with her over the weekend while I was at work. He rode after I did. She was a pain for him. Lazy horse. As soon as I can, I've got to put Star down. She's injured her back left leg and hops when she tries to walk. The bone is showing through on the right front knee where she rammed herself into the corral during a buddy sour fit. I hate to see her in pain. Her appetite is good, tho'. She eats a lot. I called the vet. With mileage, it'll be $212 to put her down, plus another $200 to $300 to remove her. Will have to somehow borrow the money. The sooner the better. Hugs and a vote.

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

10/29/2012 11:54.23 PM Report This Comment
voted for you baby, all warm in your blanket

Come visit me, FANCY Walk N That Way: RIP Angel BREEZY 79304, ♦TRIGGER & FATIMA ♦ & Fancy's 2012 HC Members Veterans Day Trail Ride!.

10/29/2012 04:15.07 PM Report This Comment
310 FOX & LYNX
A Monday vote filled with hope & prayers for those in the path of Hurricane Sandy ! Our high winds here in Western Europe knocked out power and down south further by the Mediterreanean they have unusually high tides & flooding. But we are good here! Walked and played with the horses and my dog today and our guest from Holland. Sunny at last, so hope to bring luck in the USA east coast and inner areas affected by this storm! Stay warm & dry! Love from Paula & the equines & Grant the Labby pup!

Paula, St Antoine L'Abbaye, FRANCE, Intl.

10/29/2012 10:38.36 AM Report This Comment
Heres your vote too Fox & Lynx!

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

10/29/2012 06:53.56 AM Report This Comment
308 lovely FOX & LYNX
Looking for ideas for a name to register LYNX under???

Paula, St Antoine L'Abbaye, FRANCE, Intl.

10/28/2012 07:43.25 AM Report This Comment
Sunday vote for you both!

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

10/28/2012 06:44.30 AM Report This Comment
A working weekend as always. Hugs and a Sunday vote.

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

10/28/2012 12:53.30 AM Report This Comment
i'm worn out from another very busy day. i'll blog more tomorrow. had my halloween party. only 2 kids...the 3rd rider sprained her ankle really bad and is on crutches for 3 weeks!

Come visit me, Sing & Cross Creek Horses.

10/27/2012 05:51.45 PM Report This Comment
Hi Fox/Lynx I have not been on because I was on a mini Vacation up into Ohio and to trad horses down here at the ranch I might put the ranch up as a profile I might do not know.
Hannah and the Happy Halloween horses!
p.s here is a vote to All of your horses/horse!

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

10/27/2012 12:52.32 PM Report This Comment
Vote for FOX & LYNX
Hey, it went extreme here, summer to winter in less than hours! Hope mother & daughter are keeping toasty warm! I am still looking over ANKA & TAO, blankets on outdoors, Stall blankets at night in their stalls.

Paula, St Antoine L'Abbaye, FRANCE, Intl.

10/27/2012 09:29.34 AM Report This Comment
voted. Stay warm baby Lynx

Come visit me, FANCY Walk N That Way: RIP Angel BREEZY 79304, ♦TRIGGER & FATIMA ♦ & Fancy's 2012 HC Members Veterans Day Trail Ride!.

10/27/2012 07:43.39 AM Report This Comment
HISTORY OF THE GYPSY VANNER

What were the reasons for breeding a small draft horse such as the Gypsy Horse? One such reason, to have a horse showy enough to complement the brightly colored wagons driven by the Gypsy breeders, was given above. But the Gypsy Horse was not just for show; he performed a vital function—pulling his family’s wagon. For this type of work, a heavy draught horse such as the Shire, which typically stands between 16.2 and 17.2 hands and weighs between 2,240 and 2,688 lbs, was overkill. Even the smaller Clydesdale was too much horse for this task. An even smaller draft horse such as the Gypsy Horse was capable of performing the work needed and required only a fraction of the feed needed to maintain the massive Shire. This need to create a draft horse capable of performing the relatively light work of pulling a wagon and needing minimal feed was the primary reason for the creation of the horse we call the Gypsy Horse.
While the Gypsy Horse was bred for the road, the nomadic life of the road further shaped him, both physically and mentally. By necessity, he was hardy, thriving on uncertain forage found at campsites as the Gypsy caravans traveled from place to place. These campsites most likely provided no shelter for the horses; his profuse mane, tail, and feathers provided protection from the cold and wet. He was an integral part of his family and so had to be tolerant and kind. He had to able to be handled and managed even by the family’s children. Any horse which behaved aggressively was immediately banished.
The American discoverers of the breed were Dennis and Cindy Thompson. While driving through the English countryside in 1994, they glimpsed an extravagantly feathered black and white stallion and stopped to inquire about him. Two years later, they imported the first two Gypsy Horse mares, and founded the Gypsy Vanner Horse Society, one of the breed's registries. Other registries include the Gypsy Horse Association, the Gypsy Cob and Drum Horse Association, and the Gypsy Cob Society of America. The Thompsons coined the name “Vanner” for this imported breed, and intended the name to refer not to all Gypsy-bred horses, but only to those which they felt embodied the vision of the breed’s originators, whom they sought to honor. Some lovers of this breed choose not to use the name “Vanner”, but rather prefer to use one of the other accepted names for the breed, Gypsy Cob or Gypsy Horse.

Question of the day: If you could change one thing about your horse, what would it be?

Have a great weekend!
Maria, Dakota N the girls

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

10/27/2012 05:43.03 AM Report This Comment
Just a quick vote for now.

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

10/27/2012 01:51.12 AM Report This Comment
HISTORY OF THE GYPSY VANNER (REQUESTED BY SWEET PEA)

The Gypsy Vanner, Gypsy Horse, Gypsy Cob, Irish Cob, Tinker Travelers Horse and various other names are all used to describe this amazing horse. However, the Gypsy Vanner Horse Society established the first registry to give the horses a name and an organization to track the closely guarded, original bloodlines, of the Romany Gypsy breeders. The name of the Registry was carefully selected not only to identify the people that created this magical breed, but to acknowledge the horse’s history as well. The Gypsy Vanner Horse must possess a certain look and meet a clear conformation standard, ensuring that we may reproduce the same quality horse that the first Romany Gypsy breeders dreamed of.
For hundreds of years the nomadic people known as gypsies have traveled the roads of Europe and the United Kingdom in beautiful decorated living wagons. To maintain this wandering way of life, they created an extraordinary breed of horse. It had to have enough endurance and strength to pull the heavy family wagon, the ability to subsist on whatever grazing could be found along the side of the road and an extremely calm, willing temperament. The result , after hundreds of years of selective breeding , is a beautiful, powerful and supremely gentle Gypsy Vanner Horse.


We had snow yesterday! It snowed almost all morning but melted as soon as it hit the ground.Sierra got a pretty bad cut on her hind leg and it swelled up quite a bit. I didnt do very much with the horses yesterday because it was a very cold and blustery day. Poor Dakota is without a shed( he has been without one ever since his old one got wrecked by the toronado).Thankfully my dad ordered him a new shed and it should be delivered by next week sometime. Dakota is a tough little guy but I know he will enjoy having a shed again.

Question of the day: Have you ever had to go to the hospital or get stitches for a horse related injury?

This is the second time I have had to get stitches for an injury caused by a horse. The first time was when Dakota bucked me off on the driveway and a really sharp rock made a deep gash on my nose.

Have a horsy day and once again thank you all so much for all the votes and support!
Maria, Dakota N the girls

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

10/26/2012 05:38.46 AM Report This Comment
FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS, Born TO SpOOk!:
Flutter, Flutter Little Bat
  by Leanne Guenther 

Flutter, flutter little bat,
How I wonder where you’re at.
 
Swooping through the darkest night -
You find your way without a light.
 
Flutter, flutter little bat,
How I wonder where you’re at!

Here's a spOOky vote from Fancy & Trigger :^)
If you haven't had time to check the Calendar of Agendas Page #232390, the HOTD runner for today is:
★ Gummi Bear 236925 ★
PLEASE vote HOTD :^)


Have a beautiful day ✞
♥ Fancy & Frances ♥
♣ Little Cowboy & Trigger ♣

Come visit me, FANCY Walk N That Way: RIP Angel BREEZY 79304, ♦TRIGGER & FATIMA ♦ & Fancy's 2012 HC Members Veterans Day Trail Ride!.

10/26/2012 04:18.36 AM Report This Comment
I really loved working with Sadie Thursday. I put the halter and lead rope on her and worked with her on the words 'whoa' and 'walk'. She did pretty good. Got a ways to go. Will keep it up. Hugs and a vote.

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

10/26/2012 01:19.37 AM Report This Comment
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