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American Quarter Horse from albany, GA

Zuni Silver Pueblo-Thank U All 4 HOTD 3/30/14

About Me

Active within 138 Days

I am from albany, GA and I've been a Club Horse member for 2 years and 12 days

Nicknames: Zuni or Zunster

Age: 4 years old

Gender: Mare

Breed: American Quarter Horse

Height: 14' 1"

Color: bay

Type of Riding: Have just had 6 rides at this time. Plan to show western and trail

My Horse's Achievements: **HOTD Dec 15th 2012** Almost every judge over her 2 seasons of showing has commented on how cute she is and what a nice horse she will be

My Horse's Favorite Treat: what doesn't she like! Eats watermelon, apples, carrots, applesauce, fresh figs, pears, wheat bread, ice cubes, and beer-yes she is underage but she doesn't drink and ride!

My Horse's Favorite Things To Do: Investigate anything she can get into. Follow and bother her horsey family: Pictures of Zuni's family are included in Zuni's collection 1st is **Shaliko Palus-grey reg. Half-Arabian mare 16 yrs old (born at Auburn University-owne- d her since she was 4 months old).
2nd **Arikara- Zuni's half brother is AQHA bay 15 yr old stallion, he was born on our place.

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My Horse's motto: what's mine is mine and what's yours is mine also

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How We Met

We arrived at the pasture to find what we thought was a German Shepherd at the round bale with the old mares. We approached and found it was a baby horse! My brother in laws mare,Chelsea age 22, was exposed for about one afternoon to a stud who had gotten loose. Chelsea and her pasture mate were both fat, but we all thought it was due to the lush pasture. I was given the baby now know as Zuni, for my birthday..

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I've had 14698 friends visit me.

I'm the 40,014th member on HorseChannel.com.

1,840 friends have voted for me since I joined Club Horse!

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Hope you all had a nice Halloween. Love and a vote.

Come visit me, SADIE *Voting Spangle #260838 Dec. HOTM*.

11/01/2014 03:59.06 AM Report This Comment
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June 26th 2014 Newsletter

***HOTD Stubbins 223230
Hi my name is Stubbins. I am an 18 year old American Paint horse. My favorite treats are apples. Stubbins is actually an Arabian/Paint. He was born in the Montana Mountains in the end of March and the tips of his ears froze off.

Please stop by and leave a vote!

Congratulations Major our HOTD!

***HOTM Darby 264311 Kootenai 161648
***DOTM Kodiak 263406
***BOTM Pepper 40673
***COTM Angel Wendy 6497


Today’s inspiration: When you are on a great horse, you have the best seat you will ever have.
- Sir Winston Churchill


Happy Trails...Team HOTD
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Come visit me, ♥ Whiskey & ♥Deacon.

06/26/2014 06:38.59 AM Report This Comment
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….♡…. June 14th 2014 Newsletter ….♡….

***HOTD Scarlett 264840 Nominated by Prince Teton
Hi my name is Scarlett. I am a 14 year old Welsh pony and Cob. I ride jumpers and have a little training from my past in Dressage. My favorite treats are peppermints! Please stop by and leave a vote!

Congratulations Cisco our HOTD!

***HOTM Darby 264311 Kootenai 161648
***DOTM Kodiak 263406
***BOTM Pepper 40673
***COTM Angel Wendy 6497


Today’s inspiration: Riding isn't the matter of life or death. It's more important than that.

Happy Trails...Team HOTD
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Come visit me, ♥ Whiskey & ♥Deacon.

06/14/2014 09:27.55 AM Report This Comment
hi Steph & Zuni, voted
Good morning all, yesterday was sort of a relax and get rested day, boy, I even sound old....Dr. Cook came by, we did vacs and poop samples, we decided to do teeth next month, after the guys are on grass a bit more, because if he HAS to power float Sterly, I want her to have grass, remember how hard it was for her to eat her hay last time, but the good news is he would rather do it manually, he is old school and he feels you have more control manually, yes, it takes longer and it is tougher(on the operator) but in the end a better job. Because she is still quidding, but not as bad, he hopes that a manual float will suffice, me too. Charlie and I had a nice ride yesterday, I'm so lucky, I love that boy. We left a vote, have a great day, Love Donna Lee

Come visit me, Sterl May, Angel Sassy Mac Mar 8/95-Aug 8/07 & Royal Mes.

06/08/2014 05:38.48 AM Report This Comment
Hugs and a quick vote.

Come visit me, SADIE *Voting Spangle #260838 Dec. HOTM*.

06/07/2014 02:48.50 AM Report This Comment
LEFT A VOTE!
June 5th Newsletter

***HOTD Bogi 269779 Nominated by Rose
Hi mu name is Bogi. I am a 5 year old Mustang mare. I ride English and will start jumping soon. I love to eat anything I am given. I have run for HOTD before, but haven't received it yet. Please stop by and leave a vote!

Congratulations HS Valor our HOTD!

***HOTM Darby 264311 Kootenai 161648
***DOTM Kodiak 263406
***BOTM Pepper 40673
***COTM Angel Wendy 6497

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

Happy Trails...Team HOTD

I had an English lesson on Rose yesterday. We worked on jumping. It was fun. We jumped about 2 1/2 feet! It was fun lesson. Also I got to use the new English bridle I bought.

Come visit me, Spangle: Running for Dec. HOTM, Zilker: Please vote Spangle HOTM & Rose: Please vote Spangle Dec. HOTM.

06/05/2014 06:30.41 AM Report This Comment
Back from Colorado. Had an amazing time. Sadie didn't seem to miss me. She enjoyed some freedom from the corral. I let her out when I got home. She kicked high, then, ran her big butt over to the hay. Lol. I missed you all. Love and a vote. Thanks for remembering us while we were gone.<3

Come visit me, SADIE *Voting Spangle #260838 Dec. HOTM*.

06/05/2014 02:19.43 AM Report This Comment
Leaving a good morning vote!
I lunged Spangle under tack and then I got on. He did really well.
I lunged Rose. She was frisky, but she still did well.:)

Come visit me, Spangle: Running for Dec. HOTM, Zilker: Please vote Spangle HOTM & Rose: Please vote Spangle Dec. HOTM.

06/04/2014 06:58.38 AM Report This Comment
Left a vote :)
I RODE DIGIT!!! It was the longest 6 weeks of waiting to ride again ever!!! He was perfect of course and no stallion behavior to ruin it! There was a Justin Dunn clinic at the stable so there were a lot of 'strange' horses and people around but Digit did not pay any attention to any of it. I'm so happy!!
Love and hugs
Audra

Come visit me, Digit.

06/02/2014 07:53.05 PM Report This Comment
Thanks for the Vote!
Leaving Zuni an early good morning vote! Hope you had a nice weekend!

Come visit me, Spangle: Running for Dec. HOTM, Zilker: Please vote Spangle HOTM & Rose: Please vote Spangle Dec. HOTM.

06/02/2014 06:14.51 AM Report This Comment
June 2nd Newsletter

***HOTD Pepper 250332 Nominated by Rose
Hi, I am an 11yr old Appaloosa mare named Pepper. I am a lesson horse and I do showjumping. My favorite treat is fresh fruit and I love to jump. I have been on HC for over a year and still don't have my HOTD badge. Please stop by and leave a vote.

Congratulations Indy our HOTD!

***HOTM Darby 264311 Kootenai 161648
***DOTM Kodiak 263406
***BOTM Pepper 40673
***COTM Angel Wendy 6497

Todays inspiration: “If someone is strong enough to bring you down, show them you’re strong enough to get back up.” – Unknown

Happy Trails...Team HOTD

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

06/02/2014 05:57.27 AM Report This Comment
Sierra proudly accepts the HOTM crown from Whiskey! Thank you Whiskey for being a great HOTM king! Sierra is very happy to be queen! Thanks again everyone who voted for Sierra and added her to taglines. Thanks also to my Team HOTD partners for taking care of the newsletter for me so I could blog for Sierra's HOTM run, you gals are the best!
Love you all~Maria & Sierra~

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

06/01/2014 01:15.20 PM Report This Comment
Leaving a good morning vote for you!
I lunged Spangle yesterday. He did well.
I gave Rose a long groom.

Congrats Sierra our June HOTM!
Please vote Darby 264311 and Kootenai 161648 for July HOTM!

Come visit me, Spangle: Running for Dec. HOTM, Zilker: Please vote Spangle HOTM & Rose: Please vote Spangle Dec. HOTM.

06/01/2014 05:47.09 AM Report This Comment
hi Steph & Zuni, voted
Good Morning, yesterday was a beautiful day, they are up to about 2 1/2 hours of lush rich grass. I have been riding on the dirt paddock, but it is finally dry enough to head to the grass area, it is softer on his feet and it is a bigger area. That was nice, I set up a few things to use as an obstacle course so he doesn't get bored with regular same old same old....have a great day, we left a vote, Love Donna Lee

Come visit me, Sterl May, Angel Sassy Mac Mar 8/95-Aug 8/07 & Royal Mes.

06/01/2014 03:29.30 AM Report This Comment
if anyone else still writes letters, has stamps and mails them, I have a request. one of my favorite trainers, jane savoie, is being considered for dancing with the stars! let's get the horse world represented!! there's been a FB campaign to like her page on DTWS but now they are demanding actual letters be mailed. here is the info I got from her:
So here's the latest news from DWTS.

They need letters! Lots and lots of letters from Equestrians suggesting they consider Jane. Can you take a quick 5 minutes to write: We want Jane Savoie on the show!

Send letters to:

Renana Barkan and Rob Wade

Dancing With the Stars

c/o CBS Television City 7800 Beverly Blvd.

Bungalow #1

Los Angeles, CA 90036

We need to work fast as this season has almost filled up!

Looking forward to representing all of us!

Jane

Come visit me, Sing & Herd Counting Blessings for Thanksgiving.

05/31/2014 12:11.57 PM Report This Comment
Well here we are already, last day of May. I've enjoyed researching Paints and famous horses. Thank you so much for supporting Sierra, win or lose it was fun!

More on Smarty Jones:
As a 2-year-old, during a schooling session at the starting gate at Philadelphia Park in July in preparation for his first career start, Smarty Jones reared up and slammed his head on an unpadded iron bar, fracturing his skull and shattering his orbital (eye socket) bones. Trainer John Servis said at the time, "Oh my God, this horse just killed himself." The accident nearly caused him to lose his left eye. It seems ironic now that two of the other entrants in Saturday's Derby were lacking sight in one eye and Smarty Jones could have been the third.

After months of care at the New Jersey Equine Clinic, he finally made it back to Philadelphia on November 9, winning by 7 3/4 lengths in his debut. In his second start just two weeks later, he romped by 15 lengths. Servis said at the time to Chapman, "This is a nice horse. This horse could go somewhere." Chapman said, "John, only thing I want to go to, a horse like this I want to go to the Derby."

On a rainy May 1, 2004, Smarty Jones became the first unbeaten Kentucky Derby winner since Seattle Slew in 1977. Servis and Elliott became the first trainer/jockey combination in 25 years to win the Kentucky Derby in their debut appearance. Smarty Jones won the race by 2¾ lengths, earning $854,800 for the Chapmans along with a bonus of $5 million from Oaklawn Park for sweeping the Rebel Stakes, the Arkansas Derby, and the Kentucky Derby. He also joined Lil E. Tee (1992 Derby winner) as the only Pennsylvania-bred horses to ever win the Kentucky Derby. Smarty Jones' year, 2004, was the 100th anniversary of the Triple Crown races.

~Maria & Sierra~

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

05/31/2014 09:00.13 AM Report This Comment
Leaving a late morning vote! I'm back. Hope everyone has a great weekend!

Come visit me, Spangle: Running for Dec. HOTM, Zilker: Please vote Spangle HOTM & Rose: Please vote Spangle Dec. HOTM.

05/31/2014 08:35.49 AM Report This Comment
Whiskey & I hauled out to Mccown and had a nice small ride. We rode the day riding parking/camping area then rode to the bigger horse camping area. No one was there it was totally empty! We enjoy it. I used my water rake and Whiskey looked so beautiful after his bath. We saw deer and turkey, so peaceful there surrounded by nature =)

….☆…. May 31st 2014 Newsletter ….☆….

***HOTD Bogi 269779 Nominated by Rose.
Hi my name is Bogi. I am a 5 year old Mustang mare. I ride English and going to start jumping. My favorite treats is whatever you will give me! Please stop by and leave a vote!

Congratulations Mosey our HOTD!

***HOTM Maria & Sierra 240625
***DOTM Oompa Loompa 59776
***COTM Duchess 190247
***BOTM Sam 212680

Today’s inspiration: Somewhere in time's own space
There must be some sweet pastured place
Where creeks sing on and tall trees grow
Some paradise where horses go,
For by the love that guides my pen
I know great horses live again.
~Stanley Harrison

Happy Trails...Team HOTD
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Come visit me, ♥ Whiskey & ♥Deacon.

05/31/2014 06:41.23 AM Report This Comment
hi Steph & Zuni, voted
Good Morning, I'm slowly crawling out of my "slump" the weather has improved, I've got a few things done around here that needed doing after the long harsh winter. Work is good and I've been able to ride Charlie quite a bit. Because we missed out on all last season, my new goal was to ride every day that was nice enough, even if it means that I don't get other stuff done, like for example making dinner, too bad David, riding comes first this year, and guess what?? he is OK with that, Love that man. We left a vote, have a great weekend, Love Donna Lee

Come visit me, Sterl May, Angel Sassy Mac Mar 8/95-Aug 8/07 & Royal Mes.

05/31/2014 06:24.17 AM Report This Comment
Todays story is about a racehorse named Smarty Jones.

Even before the Kentucky Derby, some were saying that Smarty Jones' story was fit for Hollywood. A year after the release of Seabiscuit, it seems appropriate that he would go on to win the Run for the Roses as the 4-1 favorite. Let's take a look at how the horse, his owner, his trainer, and his jockey came together and made history on May 1.

Smarty Jones was bred at Someday Farm near Philadelphia by his owner, Roy Chapman. He was foaled on February 28, 2001. His sire is Elusive Quality who performed best at distances up to a mile, setting a 7 furlong track record at Gulfstream Park and a world record at 1 mile on turf at Belmont Park. His dam, I'll Get Along, was primarily a sprinter and was sired by champion sprinter Smile. Despite these influences, his Dosage Index of 3.40 suggested that he could get the 1 1/4 mile distance of the Derby. He was named after Chapman's mother-in-law whose nickname was Smarty.

Soon after Smarty Jones was foaled, Roy Chapman's trainer Bob Camac and his wife were murdered at their New Jersey farm, causing Chapman to consider getting out of the racing business altogether. He sold all of his racing stock except for two horses, one of which was Smarty Jones. Chapman said, "we had some blood stock agents that were looking at other horses we were getting rid of and they did want to buy Smarty, but he was out in the field with his mama. I, thank God, decided to keep him and not sell him. He just had that look in his eye." Those two horses were sent to Florida to be broken for racing, and then were returned to Philadelphia to the barn of John Servis, a friend of Camac.
More to come tomorrow.

Hope everyone has a great weekend!
~Maria & Sierra~

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

05/30/2014 09:03.21 AM Report This Comment
FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS: "I discovered that the horse is life itself, a metaphor but also an example of life's mystery and unpredictability, of life's generosity and beauty, a worthy object of repeated and ever changing contemplation." (Jane Smiley)

Fancy and herd leave a fantastic Friday vote for you in hopes that you will enjoy a fabulous weekend!

Be Blessed!

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

05/30/2014 05:13.01 AM Report This Comment
I rode Sierra this morning and she did great, probably our best ride yet. We worked on lots of circles and figure eights at a jog and I got her to lope a complete circle. She is doing great!

When Warrior finally passed away at his home stables in 1941 at the incredibly old age of 33, he was fittingly granted an unprecedented obituary in The Times, under the title The Horse the Germans Couldn’t Kill. My grandfather lived on until 1947 but Warrior’s passing affected him greatly. Years later I found a touching entry in his diary on the day that Warrior passed which simply read, “To quote Byron, I do not believe that he can be denied in heaven the soul that he held on earth.”

So I’m proud that my telling of the story has helped that soul to live on. Because, without doubt, Warrior was simply the greatest horse that ever lived.
Brough Scott

Thanks for your support!
~Maria & Sierra~

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

05/29/2014 09:11.40 AM Report This Comment
Getting ready for our trip to Colorado. We're leaving Thursday, so I'll be offline for a week. Will miss you all, but will be thinking of you. Take special care. God bless. Love and a vote.

Come visit me, SADIE *Voting Spangle #260838 Dec. HOTM*.

05/28/2014 07:39.51 PM Report This Comment
Hi Zuni, here's a vote for ya. Well today's a wash out! Like rain and cold and windy, feels like fall instead of going into summer. Temp was 65 when I got up and by 2 pm this afternoon, it was down to 52 all ready and going into low 40 tonight! Just when I washed their sheets and put them away, time to get'em out again. No ride today, had the Lung Doctor for my check-up on my asthma. Doing okay! Then hit WalMart and then the grocery store. Kids got a good spa day however, spent over two hours with brushing and grooming all three of them. Bullseye is shedding, but he still needs a body clipping when it gets a little warmer and stays warm. Hopefully repair man will be here Thursday for my generator. Love ya, Marion and the blondes.

Come visit me, Nuttin But Good. Tkx, Cisco and Herd for 9800!, R.I.P. Hi Tech Image, #13800 Thanks Bella Boo/DC & MWS Zippn By Indy, Tkx Mom, Paige, HT for #17900!.

05/28/2014 05:04.20 PM Report This Comment
Leaving a vote, thanks for yours!

After the war, Warrior returned a hero and was petted by such distinguished guests as Winston Churchill and Queen Mary. But perhaps the sweetest moment came in March 1922 when he won a point-to-point race on the Isle of Wight, four years to the day since he led that famous cavalry charge at Moreuil Wood.

My grandfather and Warrior were inseparable and in 1938 trotted through their home village, their combined ages of 30 and 70 respectively, totalling a century. A virtually unheard-of feat. But to do it on a horse that had carried you through four years on the front line of the bloodiest war in history is almost beyond the imaginings of even Steven Spielberg. And while I greatly enjoyed Steven’s wonderfully evocative version of the fictional tale, War Horse, I have to say there’s no comparison to this truly extraordinary and inspiring real life story.

~Maria & Sierra~

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

05/28/2014 07:51.06 AM Report This Comment
★ extremely busy today so I hope I don’t miss anyone, if I do I apologize! Saturday I had a nice ride on Deacon at the lake. Bill & Amber rode with us. Lots of people were there but we rode in different area’s then the regular public. Sunday I took a small 10 minute bareback ride on Whiskey. The rest of Sunday we had company. Sunday night through today we have had rain; I believe our total is right at 2 ½ now. Very muddy! I Work today and tomorrow, off work Friday. Hoping to de-mud my horses on Friday but have to work the weekend. Here is a hug, love & a Wednesday vote ♡

We need nominations for HOTD, if our HC community does not wish to continue the Newsletter please let me know or go to 266003 on the COA page and leave your comment. I do not want to keep putting the effort out if folks do not find it helpful. Thank you for your help and comments…

***HOTD Pretty Boy 269790
***HOTM Maria & Sierra 240625
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Come visit me, ♥ Whiskey & ♥Deacon.

05/28/2014 06:29.32 AM Report This Comment
***May 28th Newsletter***
***HOTD Pretty Boy 269790

Hi my name is Pretty boy or you can call me Trooper, i am a 8 year old paint horse gelding. I ride English, My Motto is: Keep it calm & hang out. Please stop by & leave a vote!


Congratulations Rocky our HOTD!


***HOTM Maria & Sierra 240625
***DOTM Oompa Loompa 59776
***COTM Duchess 190247
***BOTM Sam 212680



Today's Quote: Life is not about getting and having, it's about giving and being. - Kevin Kruse



Happy Trails:***TEAM HOTD***

Come visit me, Darby *Thank you all for HOTD* & Dolly.

05/28/2014 04:55.29 AM Report This Comment
Hi Zuni!
It is true that there is always more work to be done with horses. There's no stopping point. The best part of it all is seeing the progress and how for you've come.

Left a vote!

Come visit me, Rosie (& her rescue story)).

05/27/2014 06:04.58 PM Report This Comment
Hi Zuni, here's a vote for ya. Congrats on the first place ribbons! Job well done! Well this has been one PITA day! I spent all morning working on the farm generator, it started yesterday with not working and I've been playing mechanic with it since. Finally had the Propane co. out, that's okay, repair man can't get here till thursday sometime. My electrician feels it's something in one of the boards on it. It's not the batters like everyone thought, I charged it over night and even took it to Napa today to have tested! It's okay yet! And don't you know, now they are call for a severe thunder storm tonight with hail! Didn't dare ride, didn't want to take out my fustrations on the horses. So instead I rode the lawn tractor all afternoon! At least I got a lot done, had to burn off that ticked off energy somehow! LOL! Love ya, Marion and the blondes.

Come visit me, Nuttin But Good. Tkx, Cisco and Herd for 9800!, R.I.P. Hi Tech Image, #13800 Thanks Bella Boo/DC & MWS Zippn By Indy, Tkx Mom, Paige, HT for #17900!.

05/27/2014 04:36.30 PM Report This Comment
Thanks for the Vote!
Leaving Zuni a cloudy(will be rainy) good morning vote!
It rained half the day yesterday.
Hope you had a nice weekend!

Come visit me, Spangle: Running for Dec. HOTM, Zilker: Please vote Spangle HOTM & Rose: Please vote Spangle Dec. HOTM.

05/27/2014 06:35.33 AM Report This Comment
May 27th Newsletter

***HOTD Rocky 267007 Nominated by Fancy
Hi my names Rocky Sherbet, also called Roco Sherbo, or just Rocky. I am an 8yr old Rocky Mountain Horse gelding. I do trail class, trail riding, and pleasure riding. Please stop by and leave a vote.

Congratulations Willie our HOTD!

***HOTM Maria & Sierra 240625
***DOTM Oompa Loompa 59776
***COTM Duchess 190247
***BOTM Sam 212680

Todays inspiration: “The heights by great men reached and kept were not attained by sudden flight, but they while their companions slept, were toiling upward in the night." - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Happy Trails...Team HOTD

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

05/27/2014 05:33.45 AM Report This Comment
Hope you had a Happy Memorial Day. Love and a vote for Zuni.

Come visit me, SADIE *Voting Spangle #260838 Dec. HOTM*.

05/26/2014 09:03.21 PM Report This Comment
The weather has been lovely here lately, I just love spring. The horses are finally almost all shed out and are starting to get shiny. Yesterday I had an early morning ride on Cherokee and then most of the rest of the day I helped my mom do yard work and gardening. In the evening I went to see Sierra and Misty and lunged Sierra. She did really good. She had gotten skinny over the winter but now that she is out on pasture she is filling out again. I cant wait to ride her again soon!

As General of the Canadian Cavalry, my grandfather was no shrinking violet. An undeniably brave man, he was a popular general. But it’s fair to say, not as popular as his horse. Warrior was simply a four-legged inspiration. There was a sense among the men that “if Warrior was OK, we’d be OK.” And my grandfather shared the troops pride in Warrior, because he felt he could never have earned their love and affection were it not for his horse.

This was no ordinary rider-and-horse relationship. They were incredibly close. If the General walked, Warrior would follow behind like a dog. You have to remember this was a horse he had bred and had ridden every day of his life, including some of the most pivotal moments of his existence so they had a bond like no other.

Thanks for your support!
~Maria & Sierra~

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

05/25/2014 05:06.26 AM Report This Comment
Warrior was brave but not stupid. Fast but not fragile. But above all, he was a survivor. On one occasion the horse beside him was cut in half by a shell. On another, the horse whose nose he was touching was shot through the neck.

Tragically, over eight million horses and mules perished in the war, but time and again the fates conspired to spare Warrior. Three times his stable took a direct hit from a shell and he escaped. He sank in the mud at Passchendaele and was dug out while bullets splattered all around them. At Moreuil Wood, Grandpa and Warrior led a desperate charge across open ground straight into a hail of bullets. Warrior never flinched as he charged into that barrage. Hundreds of horses behind them died, but incredibly Warrior escaped without a scratch.

Leaving a vote, have a great weekend!
~Maria & Sierra~

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

05/24/2014 05:05.07 AM Report This Comment
Thanks for the vote!
More on Warrior:
It was evident from an early age that he had special qualities. My grandfather would take him down to the local beach and let the waves break on him. Most horses would normally shy away, but Warrior stood stock still while the water crashed on him. Instantly he knew this horse had an abundance of courage. And so it proved in the summer of 1914 when Grandpa had no choice but to take him to war.

Weeks later in the first major action of the war, at the Battle of Mons, a cluster of shells fell within yards of them. Any normal thoroughbred would have bolted in terror. But not Warrior. As my grandfather later wrote, “To my amazement, Warrior made no attempt to run away. He simply turned his head and unconcerned, looked at the smoke of the burst.” It’s evident that he never once shirked danger despite Grandpa, at the front, galloping around wearing a red General’s cap, making for a huge and obvious target.

~Maria & Sierra~

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

05/23/2014 05:30.44 AM Report This Comment
Hi Everyone! It's been extra busy here. Austin graduated high school, Thursday night, with honors. So proud of him! We're going on a graduation vacation to Colorado in a week. Sadie's doing good, too. Love and a Vote.

Come visit me, SADIE *Voting Spangle #260838 Dec. HOTM*.

05/23/2014 02:48.24 AM Report This Comment
Hey Zuni!
Off to the barn now in the pouring rain. Going to spend some time with Rosie and Marla. I think I will try lunging Rosie today.. she is not normally well-behaved on the line but it will be good for her. I will add in some trotting into her ground work and see how it goes. She is slowly - but surely - getting into shape and headed in the right direction. As for Marla, she is generally well-behaved if you show her who's boss. However the canter needs a ton of work. It's almost as if she's forgotten how- any gait above the trot just turns into bucking and rearing. We certainly have a lot of work to do.
Hope all is well & left a vote!

Come visit me, Rosie (& her rescue story)).

05/22/2014 11:32.25 AM Report This Comment
Todays story is about a Thoroughbred horse named Warrior-a real life war horse(as told by Brough Scott.)

The incredible story of Warrior, the real-life War Horse, has long been a legend in our family.
Bred by my grandfather General Jack Seely in 1908, a couple of miles from his home at Yafford on the Isle of Wight, no horse and rider can ever have been through such a sustained series of adventures. They walked off the boat together at Le Havre in 1914 to join the Western Front, and cheated death a thousand times, surviving all four years of the war from Ypres to the Somme, Passchendaele and Cambrai before returning home where they continued to ride on together.
I’ve always thought it rather sweet and poetic that this sturdy bay thoroughbred gelding was christened Warrior because from the peace and tranquillity of the Isle of Wight where he grew up, he remarkably went on to become one of the greatest warriors of all time.

More on Warrior tomorrow...hope you all have a great day!

~Maria & Sierra~

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

05/22/2014 08:03.19 AM Report This Comment
Hi Zuni!
Beautiful mare!
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There's been a lot going on at the barn lately! Yesterday, the barn owner told me to start working with a horse named Marla. Marla is a bit of a brat, especially from getting away with all that she has. Her owner is a little girl in 3rd or 4th grade who doesn't do much with her. Marla has become pushy and somewhat disobedient so I am going to be working with her to correct her behavior. She's been doing mostly walking, and the occasional trot. Today, I took her out and did some ground work. When she realized she couldn't push me she was listening very well. Then I lunged her, and walk/trot was excellent. The canter, however, could not even be called a canter. As soon as she did, she sprang up in bucks and rears... Let's just say she'll be fun when I start riding her next week.
Anyway, Marla and Rosie are in the same pen. As soon as I opened the gate to let Marla in, Rosie pinned her ears at her and got very upset. I finally got Rosie clear of the gate and let Marla in.. And then Rosie chased after Marla. Jealousy problems much Rosie? I put Marla's halter away and got Rosie's and as soon as I walked back into the pen Rosie walked right up to me. I was like "Aww Rose, you just want me all to yourself don't you?" She's such a sweetheart.
Well it has been a fabulous day!
Hope yours was too!
Left a vote & lots of love!

Come visit me, Rosie (& her rescue story)).

05/21/2014 05:30.12 PM Report This Comment
I had a nice ride on Sierra this morning, she did really well. She is getting better at loping now.
Thanks for supporting her in her run for HOTM!

So what’s Trash doing next? His years at stud (as of September 1998) have shown fewer than three dozen foals on the ground. There is a logical explanation; Many owners don’t want to breed their AQHA registered mares to non-registered stallions. If they do, their foals cannot be registered with the AQHA. On the flip side, the owners of paint mares are afraid of a foal with insufficient white markings.

But “Trash” wasn’t finished yet. In June of 1998, Bill Horn and Trashadeous traveled to the Bayer/USET Festival of Champions. Both spectators and contenders loved their performance, so Trashadeous might be able to compete again at a bigger level. The Horns hope that their stallion will be able to compete in the Cosequin/USET Reining Championships planned for this spring. The title will be a new one – the very first championship to be awarded in the newest USET sport.

Not only does Trashadeous demonstrate impeccable reining performance, he and his bloodlines also represents another larger moral. That ”One man’s trash is another man’s treasure”.

~Maria & Sierra~

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

05/21/2014 09:57.49 AM Report This Comment
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