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Arabian from Richmond, MI

River of Khrouge

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I am from Richmond, MI and I've been a Club Horse member for 1 year, 11 months and 11 days

Nicknames: River, Riv

Age: 7 years old

Gender: Mare

Breed: Arabian

Height: 14.2

Color: Bay

Type of Riding: Western, Hunt Seat

My Horse's Achievements: She great calm and good with most beginner riders.

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My Horse's Favorite Things To Do: Go fast. She lovers going fast.

Pet Peeves: She hates standing still while we get her ready for riding, but we are working on that.

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How We Met

I bought her when she was a baby, I love her and never plan on getting rid of her..

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I've had 1524 friends visit me.

I'm the 39,450th member on HorseChannel.com.

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

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Voted!
Shes Adorable!

Come visit me, Beur Bosk.

07/15/2014 11:02.16 AM Report This Comment
Thanks for the Votes!
Leaving River of Khrouge, & Giraffe a sunny, good morning vote!
God bless you & your horses.

Come visit me, Spencer, Kristy, Hallee & Naley.

05/22/2014 09:15.14 AM Report This Comment
LEFT A VOTE!
April 10th Newsletter

***HOTD Tesla 266386
Hi my name is Tesla's Whisper or you can call me Tesla. I am a 7 year old American Quarter Horse mare. I ride on barrels and trail. I was a rescue, but now I have a really nice home that I love! Please stop by and leave a vote!

Congratulations Jian Zen our HOTD!

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

Top 5 Quiz Masters:
1.Unknown
2.Hallee
3.R.I.P. Hi Tech Image
4.Butter
5.Unknown

Happy Trails...Team HOTD

Come visit me, Spangle: Runnng for Sep. HOTM, Zilker & Rose: Please vote Spangle Sep. HOTM.

04/10/2014 06:30.08 AM Report This Comment
Thanks for the Vote!
Leaving River a good morning vote!
I gave Rose a nice groom yesterday.
I also lunged Spangle. He did well.

Come visit me, Spangle: Runnng for Sep. HOTM, Zilker & Rose: Please vote Spangle Sep. HOTM.

04/09/2014 05:55.53 AM Report This Comment
Thanks for the Vote!
Leaving River an early good morning vote! It rained a little last night, although it is sunny now:)

Come visit me, Spangle: Runnng for Sep. HOTM, Zilker & Rose: Please vote Spangle Sep. HOTM.

04/08/2014 05:58.06 AM Report This Comment
Whiskey would love your support this month as he runs for May HOTM =) I left his story on Giraffe's page!

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

04/05/2014 09:49.07 AM Report This Comment
Hello
We thank you and let a vote

Come visit me, Something Magical & Littlefoot's Butterscotch.

03/16/2014 11:13.41 AM Report This Comment
Here is a vote from Fatima.
Good evening and thank you so much for voting me HOTD. School began 3 hours late because of the icy weather we had last night, so we peeked into HorseChannel before leaving for school. We were surprised to see me in the spotlight this morning. I am happy in my new home. I just wish that Fancy would not be so bossy. Sometimes she is nice though. We get treats and attention here. It has been a long time since I had a lot of grain. I love my grain. I even try to eat with Fancy in her bowl. She let me get a morsel and then she chases me away. Trigger is hardly ever mean. But he takes Fancy's side when things get touchy.
Well, I just wanted to leave a blog to say thank you for all the kind blogs and friendship. HorseChannel sure is a great place!
Have a great night
Love Fatima ♥

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

03/04/2014 06:08.24 PM Report This Comment
Thank you and your horses are pretty!

Come visit me, Titan.

01/16/2014 05:36.52 PM Report This Comment
THE LAST STORY....
Good Morning, we left a thank you vote. Dr. Cook left the next day for a veterinary conference in California, but he asked Dr. McGurrin to call him after seeing Mackie. I told Mackie that we were going to get some answers these people were the BEST of the BEST, surely they could help us. My friend, Jack trailered us and Mackie did super. We were met by Dr. McGurrin and her team. The first thing they did after taking a very complete history, was to attach probes and set up an ECG, as the printout started, Dr. McGurrin asked one of her team to tell her what it showed, he hesitated but finally said, "it shows that this horse is in heart failure". I felt my knees buckle, someone grabbed me and Dr. McGurrin handed me a box of tissue, she said, "you are going to hear lots of talk today, please try to be calm, when I have gathered all my information we will sit down and discuss it together" There were lots more tests. With all of the poking, probing and tests Mackie remained relaxed and calm. We took him back to a stall and went to discuss his case. Dr. McGurrin explained that typically horses do not show signs of heart condition, particularly racehorses, that is why you hear the horror stories about them dropping dead at the track. She felt in Mackie's case this was a very long standing problem, and eventually his heart just got to the point where it could no longer keep up. She wanted to assure me and of course, Dr. Cook that we did not miss anything, they just don't give any indication until it is often too late. She said sometimes drugs help, but in Mackie's advanced case she did not recommend it. I asked if she was prepared to help us that day, she said yes, I agreed to let him go as long as she allowed me to stay with him. She asked if I needed a bit of time with him first, when we were alone I explained to him that it was time, that I would be there and to please trust me one last time. I held him, I stroked his neck and told him how very loved he was, my face and my voice where the last he saw and heard. Sure ruined my make up that day, the ride home was terrible, Jack kept saying "let it out kid" I did...Dr. Cook was on the answering machine when I got home telling me how sorry he was and that he was glad Jack was with me, I did the right thing. Dr. MGurrin sent me a copy of the autopsy along with Mackie's halter a lovely braid of his tail and a plaster imprint of his hoof with his name. She said she removed and preserved his heart, she uses it for teaching purposes. I get great comfort from that. I learned 2 things that day, 1. Mackie never gave up, his heart did, 2. it is just a body, his spirit lives on, this is for you Mackie, I love you, we will meet again. If you feel like you know Mackie, then this month has been a success, thanks to all who supported us, special thanks to the dogs that came by every day to vote, Love Donna Lee & Mackie

Come visit me, Sterl May, Angel Sassy Mac Mar 8/95-Aug 8/07 & Royal Mes "I'm getting better".

12/31/2013 03:31.21 AM Report This Comment
thanks for supporting Angel Sassy Mac HOTM
Hi, I had to be at work for 4:15AM, then I had physio after work, sorry I'm late. We left a vote for you. I hope I can get thru these last two days. Things were going well for us, but on August 2/2007 as I was calling the guys in for supper, Mackie laid down just as he approached the gate, not that odd, the strange part was it took him a really long time to get up and with a struggle, it was like slow motion, hard to describe but strange. He looked absolutely exhausted, he had no temp, breathing was regular, he was E, D, P, P, but something just was not right, I went with my gut and I called Dr. Cook. He came the next day and after a very long thorough exam he asked me to put on my "serious hat", he said Mackie needed to be seen by a specialist at the Equine Hospital, a Cardiologist. I said, make the appointment, I'll arrange trailering, Thanks so much for standing by us thru the month. Your support means so much to me. Love Donna Lee & Mackie

Come visit me, Sterl May, Angel Sassy Mac Mar 8/95-Aug 8/07 & Royal Mes "I'm getting better".

12/30/2013 02:41.38 PM Report This Comment
PLEASE VOTE FOR ANGEL SASSY MAC HOTM
Good Morning, I'm so off routine, we had to start work at 5AM yesterday and again Monday, they don't realize that this cuts into my HC time... We left a windy Canadian vote. I did the usual things for the stumbling without much success, but remember it was sporadic, one day while jumping a small course of xrails, Mackie just lost it before the jump and he fell down. Clearly he was upset and the way he looked at me was like, WHAT HAPPENED?? I was not hurt and he looked OK, that was when Dr. Cook came to evaluate. First thing he said was, "you don't want navicular..." after his exam he said he was drawing blood to test for EPM, my heart sank and I said NO, HE HAS NAVICLULAR. I had read a bit about EPM, and I did not want that. I won't go into detail, google it and you will see. It is a neurological disease with some fairly nasty consequences. So, I waited for the blood work to come back. Enjoy your day, Love Donna Lee & Mackie

Come visit me, Sterl May, Angel Sassy Mac Mar 8/95-Aug 8/07 & Royal Mes "I'm getting better".

12/28/2013 02:10.25 AM Report This Comment
thanks for supporting Angel Sassy Mac HOTM
Thanks to everyone that voted us HOTD, we are so excited, we are getting close to the end of the month, I still have lots of story to tell. We left you a vote this afternoon. When things started to go wrong, at first I didn't know what the issue was, mostly because it was not consistent, some days everything was great but other times it was like Mackie had two left front feet. I can't describe it any other way, he stumbled quite a bit, I know lots of horses stumble on occasion, but remember, I knew this horse, and this was not just a stumble. We had his farrier check him, we checked saddle fit, we looked at teeth, we had corrective shoeing done to help with breakover. The strange thing was it was not all the time, I lunged him and tried to see it, it was like he didn't know where to put his feet. Years earlier Dr. Cook gave me a book entitled Lameness in Horses, he has since lived to regret that....I read that book everyday, and when it got to where I felt we needed Dr. Cooks expertise, I called him and said "can you come and look at Mackie? I think he has navicular" Talk soon, Love Donna Lee

Come visit me, Sterl May, Angel Sassy Mac Mar 8/95-Aug 8/07 & Royal Mes "I'm getting better".

12/27/2013 12:41.22 PM Report This Comment
left a vote
Please vote Joey #266079 on 12/24 for HOTD on Christmas :) His story will be posted later tonight for you to read tomorrow.... (He's 47yrs old)
Love and hugs
Audra and herd

Come visit me, Digit.

12/23/2013 05:31.02 PM Report This Comment
Riv is gorgeous. Thanks again.

Come visit me, Zans Fancy Superstar & Tucson.

12/19/2013 09:22.28 AM Report This Comment
we would love your support, please
We left a thank you vote, I have been getting up at 2:30 in the morning to get my blog written and do some votes, I am so happy to tell Mackie's story. Interesting fact the Magnificent Albatross, the greatest Sandardbred of all time, was Sterly's grandsire, he was also Mackie's grandsire. Mackie came from a pretty good racing background here is a little info on his Sire. Cam Luck
Camluck was an awesome member of Canadian trainer Robert McIntosh’s “Dream Team”of pacers, which included champions Artsplace and Staying Together. His fame, however, came not only from his accomplishments as a racehorse, which saw him win over $1 million and 26 races, but as one of the most prolific stallions to ever stand at stud in Canada. His first nine crops old enough to race had accumulated more than $100 million and include 322 offspring with records of 1:55 or faster and ten millionaires. Have a great day, thanks for supporting us, Love Donna Lee & Mackie

Come visit me, Sterl May, Angel Sassy Mac Mar 8/95-Aug 8/07 & Royal Mes "I'm getting better".

12/14/2013 09:32.35 AM Report This Comment
Hi River, we need your vote, please
Daily vote for for all, Prayers for Susan & Peekaboo
As you know most Standardbreds come off the track due to injury, that doesn't mean that they are finished, many go on to have great careers as trail horses, companion horses, Western or, English, basically they can do what any horse can do. So my search continued, because of the amount of riding I like to do and because I wanted to do some jumping I was pretty careful about the injury's, so any hock or suspensory stuff was out. I looked a quite a few and also during that time I was screening prospective buyers for Bray. That needed to be the right person for sure. Actually Audra, horse shopping is the only kind of shopping I like. Tomorrow we meet Mackie. Thanks for supporting my Angel Sassy Mac, Love you all, Donna Lee & Mackie

Come visit me, Sterl May, Angel Sassy Mac Mar 8/95-Aug 8/07 & Royal Mes "I'm getting better".

12/11/2013 01:45.20 PM Report This Comment
we would love your support, please
We left a frosty vote, now that I had started my search for another horse, remember I said I was stubborn, I wanted another Standardbred,I want to share this funny story about one I went to look at, I talked to his owner several times, she knew what I wanted and she told me about her gelding that was not a good race horse, he was 8 years old about 15.3 and I wanted to see him, his name was "Count Broccoli" Standardbreds sometimes have funny names,they called him Brock, his Mom thought that because Donna Lee and Count Broccoli rhymed that we were likely a good pair, that should have been my first clue to not go....it was about 2 1/2 hours away so I took 2 friends, Sonya and another friend that was 8 months pregnant. We finally found the place way back in the boonies and all I can say is OMG. I would have taken him just to get him out of there, what a dump....and poor Count Broccoli, from first glance we knew he was full of parasites, and he was a rack of bones. I did not want to offend anyone so I asked if there was anyone available to ride him before I rode him, her neighbor got on him and she rode him until he dumped her. I watched and he had a strange gait and he kept wanting to drop his right shoulder, I suspected an injury, my friends said don't ride him, but I came all that way and I did not want to appear rude, so I rode him, I kept his head up especially at a corner, and I made it very short. I thanked her for her time and said I would think about him. My pregnant friend had to pee soooo bad, but she said, please lets just get out of here, the place was so bad she would not even use the bathroom....I often wondered what happened to Count Broccoli, more tomorrow, Love Donna Lee, thanks for helping Angel Sassy Mac, it means so much to us.

Come visit me, Sterl May, Angel Sassy Mac Mar 8/95-Aug 8/07 & Royal Mes "I'm getting better".

12/10/2013 11:33.14 AM Report This Comment
Happy Holiday Vote!

Come visit me, Digit.

11/27/2013 03:19.33 PM Report This Comment
Well I'm feeling better but I can't talk...at all :\ Bubba thinks its hilarious and Val is apparently unsure whether or not I'm some stranger croaking at her :)
Sounds like everyone's got some wet whether where they are, hope it clears out soon :D

Come visit me, The Mark of Freedom & Heza Foxy HP Bubba.

11/23/2013 08:50.12 AM Report This Comment
Monday votes
Love and Hugs
Audra and herd

Come visit me, Digit.

11/04/2013 02:31.34 PM Report This Comment
NICE TO HEAR FROM YOU, VOTED
Good Morning, I'm all off schedule this morning, I hate that.... we had torrential rain and heavy wind warnings overnight. This morning I couldn't get in the barn, we have 2 large sliding doors, one faces south, one faces west. Last night I latched the south door from the inside because of the wind, I went in and out the west door, but this morning the wind was from the west and there was no way I could slide the door open, I had to wait for David to get up, have coffee and go out with me to open it. The rain has stopped, sky look pretty clear, but still major wind, we are all staying in. Talk soon, have a great weekend, Love Donna Lee

Come visit me, Sterl May, Angel Sassy Mac Mar 8/95-Aug 8/07 & Royal Mes "I'm getting better".

11/01/2013 06:13.05 AM Report This Comment
Thank You
for visiting Slick on the DreamCatchers Equine Rescue page and giving him the honor of HOTD!! There's around 180 horses at the 850 acre rescue and Slick is big man on campus. Julie said "woo hoo my sexy boy" and sends her Thanks. Here's a vote for you too!!

Come visit me, Joey & DreamCatchers Equine Rescue.

10/22/2013 09:12.33 AM Report This Comment
In an effort to improve our website for our visitors, we will be changing some of our service providers. We do not expect to experience any technical difficulties. However, if you are unable to access our website, please be assured it will be temporary as we transition to the new service. 10/19/2013 12:00.00 AM
its friday!!!!
reaching out to everyone I can find on this chilly windy Friday with horseshoe clicks and hellos!!!
I put some new pics on Digit's page. There are two from when I first adopted him so you can see how neglected he had been. The one with Gandalf is from July 2011 (Digit was 3 and Gandalf was 15months.... it's unbelievable the difference).... the other is one month later, he's black and standing behind the fence. He was getting his sexy on already!! I won't be leaving them up for too long.

Come visit me, Digit.

10/11/2013 10:38.40 AM Report This Comment
Pretty Arab!!
Left a vote for this pretty girl!!

Come visit me, Digit.

09/04/2013 01:39.58 PM Report This Comment
Hi Gee and Riv!!
My collar bone is healing nicely, however, my shoulder is so not good!!! Got a long recovery ahead of me :( I decided to hire a trainer for Digit since he thinks he is a stud (he's a gelding but he acts just like a stallion) I would love to teach him these lessons too but thanks to his sister Sweat Pea I cannot!! (she's the one who threw me breaking my bones!!!) Tonka and Jack are doing great. Jack had lost some weight out in pasture but he is in a paddock now so he's doing good. I am thankful for my easy keeper Tonka!!! I miss my love Gandalf every day. Leaving you a vote on this Tuesday evening and hoping you are all doing great!!

Come visit me, Digit.

08/20/2013 04:55.37 PM Report This Comment
(}---{) Again, thank you ~ Whiskey is bowing for you all in THANKS! It was so sweet giving the herd their cold watermelon yesterday in honor of Whiskey. Funny how that can make you feel so happy! Off work tomorrow so phone votes for as many as possible! (}---{)

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

08/08/2013 08:54.09 AM Report This Comment
we would love your support, please
GOOD MORNING ALL, LEFT YOU A VOTE. Today's story is my personal favorite, here it is. Lessons were going well, we were becoming quite comfortable with one another, she loved her trot poles and her friend Doolie. She was learning to flex and bend but our canter was pretty rough. Sterl would anticipate my asking and she would throw herself into it off her front, not pretty. Our instructor said if we start her on some small jumps it will help her learn to use her hind end. Sterl was already a bit of a "wonder horse" around the barn. Lots of the other riders would chuckle "you can't ride a Standardbred" We practiced our two point, our release on the flat then, when we were ready we planned to jump next lesson. Word spread thru the barn like wildfire "she is going to jump that horse, Standardbred's can't jump" So, here we are next lesson, Val has a couple of TINY xrails set up, Sonya and Doolie were there, I was as nervous as can be. We do our warm up, get sort of relaxed, just then I notice that quite a crowd has gathered at the rail. They are all there to see a Standardbred jump. I trot around the arena, line up, get in two point, get ready for my release,PANIC..I turn my head to the right and CLOSE MY EYES... when I opened them we were on the other side of the jump, STERLY DID IT, Standardbred's can jump. LOVE THAT GIRL, talk tomorrow, thanks for the votes, LOVE DONNA LEE & STERLY GIRLY

Come visit me, Sterl May, Angel Sassy Mac Mar 8/95-Aug 8/07 & Royal Mes "I'm getting better".

05/13/2013 04:31.34 AM Report This Comment
we would love your support, please
So, now Sterl May is safely at the boarding barn, life is good. I HAVE MY OWN HORSE, I had to tell you all about Sonya because I never would have made it thru the training and frustration without her. It did not take long to see that Sterly knew NOTHING about being ridden, she had had someone on her back a handful of times, but trained she wasn't. She had no bend, no flexibility, she had no idea what aids were, her head was straight up and out, when she was confused which was often, she paced. That was her comfort zone. But, none of that mattered to me, she was mine, we would learn together. As lucky as I was to have Sonya, Sterly was lucky to have Doolie(Sonya's horse) his stall was across the aisle from her. And of course, when I rode, especially at first Sonya was always there. Sterly had this huge crush on Doolie and once in the arena, she would follow him anywhere. I kept Fool Kat for those times when nothing went right and I just wanted to ride and noT really work SO HARD at it. We started lessons with Sonya's coach, in the beginning it wasn't pretty, but like I said, we were both learning together. TO BE CONTINUED, Left a vote, thanks for yours, talk soon, Love Donna Lee & STERLY GIRLY

Come visit me, Sterl May, Angel Sassy Mac Mar 8/95-Aug 8/07 & Royal Mes "I'm getting better".

05/11/2013 04:33.31 AM Report This Comment
Congratulations
on winning horse of the day. Nice.

Here's a vote for you.

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05/07/2013 10:19.17 PM Report This Comment
HOTD
Congrats on HOTD.... beautiful face!!! Enjoy the day

Come visit me, Digit.

05/07/2013 07:26.50 PM Report This Comment
beautiful!! congrats on HOTD :)

Come visit me, Merlin, Cutter Bar Jack & Caramel.

05/07/2013 04:40.46 PM Report This Comment
Another Vote
Sending you another vote for Rivers, from my little herd.

Come visit me, Kissed by the Sun (pending) & Whisper.

05/07/2013 03:58.53 PM Report This Comment
CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR HOTD WIN ♛
Voted. Have a lovely evening:)

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

05/07/2013 03:02.16 PM Report This Comment
Thanks for the vote.
Thanks everyone for the vote.

Come visit me, Giraffe & River of Khrouge.

05/07/2013 02:38.31 PM Report This Comment
Hi River Of Krouge!
Congrats on HOTD!!
Left you a vote.

Ronnie Lee, Charlotte, NC.

05/07/2013 02:36.28 PM Report This Comment
Beauty
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05/07/2013 02:28.52 PM Report This Comment
Congrats on HOTD.

Come visit me, Apache, Sandy, Prime Sensation & Riley.

05/07/2013 02:16.02 PM Report This Comment
Pretty horsie!

Come visit me, Casey & Pepper.

05/07/2013 01:47.31 PM Report This Comment
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