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Standardbred from Lakeside, ON

Angel Sassy Mac Mar 8/95-Aug 8/07

About Me

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I am from Lakeside, ON and I've been a Club Horse member for 1 year, 8 months and 20 days

Nicknames: We called him Mackie

Age: 19 years old

Gender: Gelding

Breed: Standardbred

Height: 16hh

Color: Bay

Type of Riding: We rode english, he liked to jump.

My Horse's Achievements: There is not a day go by that I am not SO proud of him.


I have also included some photos of other
ANGEL HORSES in my life. FOOL KAT, the
solid bred paint that I leased, BRAY, the
handsome Standardbred that I bought for
all the wrong reasons, and of course,
JACKIE, the best little pal Sterl May ever
had.



Thanks Sadie vote 100
Thanks Angel Petite Fleur vote 500
Thanks Pippin & boys vote 1000
Thanks silent vote 2000
Thanks Whiskey & Deacon vote 2500
Thanks Amber vote 3000

My Horse's Favorite Treat: apples snacks, he could be a bit of a piggy

My Horse's Favorite Things To Do: He just loved to hang out with you, he really thought he was a dog, I bet he would have sat on your lap...

Pet Peeves: He hated being away from Sterl May, they were very good friends

My Horse's motto: Just keep trying

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How We Met

Mackie came into my life when I needed him most. I had just spent almost 4 years with a horse that was all wrong for me. Mackie was such a willing partner, he made having a horse such a treat. He tried to please no matter what you asked of him. Knowing what I know now, I realize that life was really tough for Mackie. He had many health issues, everything from mild colic to choke, to allergic reaction to a vaccine and then a reaction to the antibiotic. His biggest challenge was getting and surviving EPM not once but twice. As a result of the EPM meds he developed gastric ulcers, it just went on and on. Thru all of this Mackie never once complained. It looked like we were finally on our way to enjoying ourselves, when his behavior changed, nothing drastic, just a little off. After a consultation with our Vet, an appointment was made at the University Equine Hospital for Mackie to see a cardiologist. The night before our appointment I told Mackie that we were going to get some answers, in my heart I knew it was not good, but I had hope because after all, these people were specialists. It was a very long day, filled with tons of tests and information overload. When all the info had been gathered, we sat down and they explained to me that he was in heart failure, only one of his four heart valves was functioning. They felt that this condition had been present for years, they said for me not to beat myself up, it was NOT something that either Dr. Cook or I had missed. Typically horses don't show symptoms because they keep trying, they said Mackie never gave up, his heart did.. His prognosis was poor to hopeless, I had 3 options, 1. leave him at the hospital and treat, however, they told me that they did not recommend treatment, even if it did help, it would be short lived. 2. take him home to die, but it would not be a peaceful death. 3. I could let him go now. I choose to let him go, I stayed with him, at his side the whole time, it was important to me that my face and my voice be the last he saw and heard. I held him and told him how much he was loved, I came home alone that day. He was only 12. I donated his body to the University Hospital, I got great comfort from knowing that his heart might help someone else's horse. I miss him everyday. Love you Mackie. We will meet again.






Mackie was Angel HOTD Dec 26/2012
Mackie was Angel HOTD Dec 26/2013
Mackie was Angel HOTM January 2014
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My Horse Stats

I've had 21714 friends visit me.

I'm the 40,315th member on HorseChannel.com.

3,780 friends have voted for me since I joined Club Horse!

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Rick bought a 2000 Buick Century for me. Under 77,000 miles. It's beautiful. I'm so thankful. Love and a quick vote.

Come visit me, SADIE *Congratulations Copper, September HOTM!*.

09/02/2014 01:52.39 AM Report This Comment
Hi Angel Mackie, here's a heavenly vote for ya buddy. Love ya, Angel H.T.

Come visit me, Nuttin But Good. Thanks Bella Boo of DC #9000!, R.I.P. Hi Tech Image, #13500 THX Mom, Paige & Indy & MWS Zippn By Indy, Tkx Mom, Paige & HT #17500!.

09/01/2014 04:38.58 PM Report This Comment
te voy a dar un remedio para la respiracion de tu caballo compra pastillas para la alergia de esas que venden en tiendas de a dolar dale 3 pastillas en la man y 2 por la tarde durante 3 dias veras que notas el cambio si lo logras le das cada periodo de 3 dias asi esas patillas

Come visit me, ZOVEK, LA CEBOLLA, EL ROJO, LA INDIA, LA VIBORA, EL GUAPO & LA JENNYFER.

09/01/2014 11:32.43 AM Report This Comment
Happy Labor Day!
*Congratulations Copper our new HOTM winner. Please vote for Kootenai for October HOTM.
Rode Darby this morning, the weather was awesome. Nice & cool, he did well. Tomorrow I am gonna lunge him over the jump, for sure and I will try to side pass him from the ground. How was your Saturday & Sunday? Leaving a vote for ya! Hope your enjoying a three day weekend, love to all!

Come visit me, Darby *Please vote Kootenai 161648, October HOTM! & Dolly--Congrats to Copper September HOTM!!!!.

09/01/2014 08:56.17 AM Report This Comment
Thanks for September HOTM. So pleased!
Thank you all for September HOTM! Rode Copper this morning. Western. He did great. Starting to teach him double. At the walk at first. I dis mounted off of his butt this time. First time doing that. He did great though! Thanks Sadie for being an awesome August HOTM. Please vote Kootenai October HOTM! Thanks again and have a wonderful Labor day!

Come visit me, **Copper**Thanks for September HOTM** & **Flicka** Is voting Kootenai October HOTM**.

09/01/2014 08:43.01 AM Report This Comment
is it winter yet???
The thing with Sterly's breathing is due in part to scar tissue in her lungs from a respiratory virus years ago, that ended her racing career. Lungs don't regenerate. Over the years it has gotten a bit worse, at times like season change and high humidity and high UV. She is for sure a Canadian horse she loves her winter, bring on the cold. She looks like a grizzly bear and she can breath, does it get any better... Ventipulimin is a bronchodilator, it opens up the airways, it is used for horses that have COPD or heaves or even asthma, keep in mind that Sterly is not a complainer, so we have to watch her closely, what you will see is, flared nostrils and short quick shallow breaths, get her in where it is cool with the big fan on her and she settled back to normal within 10 minutes. I only use the meds if she can't settle on her own. I'm sure the Cushings does not help matters, 'cause she has all that extra hair...I trimmed her this summer, but this year it just grew back pretty much as soon as it was gone, I have to prepare, everyday I still have her is a blessing, Left a vote, Love Donna Lee

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

09/01/2014 03:24.22 AM Report This Comment
Congratulating Copper, September HOTM! Love and a vote.

Come visit me, SADIE *Congratulations Copper, September HOTM!*.

09/01/2014 03:09.52 AM Report This Comment
Hi Angel Mackie, here's a heavenly vote for ya buddy. Love ya, Angel H.T.

Come visit me, Nuttin But Good. Thanks Bella Boo of DC #9000!, R.I.P. Hi Tech Image, #13500 THX Mom, Paige & Indy & MWS Zippn By Indy, Tkx Mom, Paige & HT #17500!.

08/31/2014 03:56.01 PM Report This Comment
Leaving a vote for you, too, handsome boy. Amanda has never said anything to me about it, but she is very beautiful and years ago was in movies/TV. She actually met Steve (her husband) when he was casting for a movie he and dad wrote the script for, "Skinwalker, Revenge of the Shaman". She got the lead, Steve got the girl, and the movie won a major award for low budget horror and broke even. His dad's talent agency handled her. I'm sure that the hair loss and upcoming surgeries are hitting her very hard, but she's toughing it out and riding every chance she gets.

Come visit me, Mystic ~ voting for Kootenai #161648, Cisco: knows Trevor & Amanda will beat Cancer, Meg ~ voting for Kootenai #161648 & Nugget ~ Voting for Kootenai #161648.

08/31/2014 01:24.28 PM Report This Comment
left a vote!
Leaving you a good morning vote! Last day. Hooves crossed to see my boy in the spotlight tomorrow morning. I just want to thank y'all who has helped me through this journey of HOTM. Thanks again ~Copper~

Come visit me, **Copper**Thanks for September HOTM** & **Flicka** Is voting Kootenai October HOTM**.

08/31/2014 06:40.58 AM Report This Comment
And a Sunday vote for sweet Mackie as well.

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

08/31/2014 05:48.42 AM Report This Comment
MISS YOU EVERY DAY, LOVE YOU BUDDY
Well, let's see, Charlie is kicking much less, and with all the padding up, I feel better about less chance of injury. From his behavior under saddle I have to say he has NO UNSOUNDNESS, all is well. Sterly is plugging along she never complains, we keep a close eye this time of year, if she is laboring in her breathing we put her in with her big fan on, she usually settles within 10 minutes. If it is real bad I can give her a bit of Ventipulimin, but they can get dependent on it, so I only use it when necessary. We had a great ride yesterday before it got too hot, today is forecast for showers, sounds like vacuuming and laundry, ugh..we voted, Love Donna Lee

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

08/31/2014 02:37.53 AM Report This Comment
A quick Sunday vote with love and hugs.

Come visit me, SADIE *Congratulations Copper, September HOTM!*.

08/31/2014 02:13.08 AM Report This Comment
Hi, left a vote. Woke up to rain today. Of course, we had plans for a bbq, went anyway. Wasn't too bad, only got rained on twice! LOL! Had a great time!

Come visit me, Toby & Amber.

08/30/2014 05:40.44 PM Report This Comment
Hi Angel Mackie, here's a heavenly vote for ya buddy. Love ya, Angel H.t.

Come visit me, Nuttin But Good. Thanks Bella Boo of DC #9000!, R.I.P. Hi Tech Image, #13500 THX Mom, Paige & Indy & MWS Zippn By Indy, Tkx Mom, Paige & HT #17500!.

08/30/2014 04:38.55 PM Report This Comment
Hi Angel Mackie. How is Trevor doing?

Come visit me, Mystic ~ voting for Kootenai #161648, Cisco: knows Trevor & Amanda will beat Cancer, Meg ~ voting for Kootenai #161648 & Nugget ~ Voting for Kootenai #161648.

08/30/2014 01:54.45 PM Report This Comment
Hola saludos
que mal que suban los precios
aca en mexico igual tenemos una lucha por que la vida mas y mas en carestia todos los precios suben
esperemos que ustedes tengan un clima que no les afecte tanto en su economia saludos amiga

Come visit me, ZOVEK, LA CEBOLLA, EL ROJO, LA INDIA, LA VIBORA, EL GUAPO & LA JENNYFER.

08/30/2014 01:01.35 PM Report This Comment
Hola saludos
que mal que suban los precios
aca en mexico igual tenemos una lucha por que la vida mas y mas en carestia todos los precios suben
esperemos que ustedes tengan un clima que no les afecte tanto en su economia saludos amiga

Come visit me, ZOVEK, LA CEBOLLA, EL ROJO, LA INDIA, LA VIBORA, EL GUAPO & LA JENNYFER.

08/30/2014 01:01.33 PM Report This Comment
left a vote!
Hey everyone! Hope you get in some horsey time this weekend! Love & a vote!

Come visit me, **Copper**Thanks for September HOTM** & **Flicka** Is voting Kootenai October HOTM**.

08/30/2014 10:21.15 AM Report This Comment
Hugs and a vote.

Come visit me, SADIE *Congratulations Copper, September HOTM!*.

08/30/2014 03:19.34 AM Report This Comment
LONG WEEKEND, YEAH...
Good Morning, I had lots of OT this week, my hands are killing me...I'm still playing catch up from last winter when Trevor was with us, I'm not complaining but, we heat with propane and it was the coldest winter in 22 years, plus propane prices went up 40% plus Trev was cold and so we kept the house warm for him, as a result we were $1206 over budget on heat. It has to be paid by September 1, so the new budget can start, do I need OT?? Yes I do. Charlie and Sterly are good, we will have a nice ride today, this is a long weekend, yippee. we voted, Love Donna Lee

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

08/30/2014 02:52.09 AM Report This Comment
Hi Angel Mackie, here's a heavenly vote for ya buddy. Love ya, Angel H.T.

Come visit me, Nuttin But Good. Thanks Bella Boo of DC #9000!, R.I.P. Hi Tech Image, #13500 THX Mom, Paige & Indy & MWS Zippn By Indy, Tkx Mom, Paige & HT #17500!.

08/29/2014 04:49.17 PM Report This Comment
left a vote!
Hey everyone! It's raining here! Thank God for the rain. I hope y'all are doing great! And get some horsey time in this weekend. Love & a vote

Come visit me, **Copper**Thanks for September HOTM** & **Flicka** Is voting Kootenai October HOTM**.

08/29/2014 06:32.27 AM Report This Comment
Rick's suppose to buy the car next week. Will post a picture. I need a truck, but will be so thankful for whatever he gets. Not being choosey. Sadie's good. Lots of flies, though. Have a blessed weekend. Love and a quick vote.

Come visit me, SADIE *Congratulations Copper, September HOTM!*.

08/29/2014 12:53.21 AM Report This Comment
HI, left a vote. Picked up the last of my things at the old barn today, and said my goodbyes. It was bittersweet. Amber and I accomplished some "firsts" there that I will never forget.

The new barn is great. The arena is one of those coverall ones. Love the natural light, but man, it is 15 degrees hotter in there than it is outside. Great for winter, but not the summer! LOL! I have to get up early and get out there to ride, or I just wilt with the heat and humidity. It is like a greenhouse, or even a sauna.

Farrier was out today. The epoxy fell out a couple of days ago, and she was very pleased with the results. She got a trim today, then in 4 weeks, she will be back out, if they are still good, just another trim, and wait for the rain to do another epoxy treatment.

Off to bed, early to rise, so I can get a ride in!

Come visit me, Toby & Amber.

08/28/2014 10:12.12 PM Report This Comment
Hi Angel Mackie, here's a heavenly vote for ya buddy. Love ya, Angel H.T.

Come visit me, Nuttin But Good. Thanks Bella Boo of DC #9000!, R.I.P. Hi Tech Image, #13500 THX Mom, Paige & Indy & MWS Zippn By Indy, Tkx Mom, Paige & HT #17500!.

08/28/2014 04:51.03 PM Report This Comment
left a vote!
Hi Copper here. It's sooo hot here that we can't ride unless we do it early in the morning. Copper has been a good boy though when I ride him. Only a few days left of our HOTM run. Hooves crossed. ***Happy Thursday***

Come visit me, **Copper**Thanks for September HOTM** & **Flicka** Is voting Kootenai October HOTM**.

08/28/2014 10:41.35 AM Report This Comment
Rick's going to buy me another car. For now, I'm sharing Austin's. I'm so blessed. Love to each of you and a vote.

Come visit me, SADIE *Congratulations Copper, September HOTM!*.

08/28/2014 01:17.27 AM Report This Comment
HI Angel Mackie, here's a heavenly vote for ya buddy. Love ya, Angel H.T.

Come visit me, Nuttin But Good. Thanks Bella Boo of DC #9000!, R.I.P. Hi Tech Image, #13500 THX Mom, Paige & Indy & MWS Zippn By Indy, Tkx Mom, Paige & HT #17500!.

08/27/2014 05:22.48 PM Report This Comment
Left a vote!
Leaving a Wednesday afternoon vote! Rode Copper Monday morning English saddle. He did great!

Come visit me, **Copper**Thanks for September HOTM** & **Flicka** Is voting Kootenai October HOTM**.

08/27/2014 11:24.23 AM Report This Comment
~Wednesday Votes~
Dropping by with some quick Wed votes, sorry i have not been on in a while. Today or Tomorrow morning i am gonna try and lunge Darby over the jump, hope he goes over...it's only 18 inches. Have a horsey Day!!!

Come visit me, Darby *Please vote Kootenai 161648, October HOTM! & Dolly--Congrats to Copper September HOTM!!!!.

08/27/2014 11:09.38 AM Report This Comment
Sadie's corral wasn't too messy after the rain. I put her up when I got home from work. She's probably mad. Love and a vote.

Come visit me, SADIE *Congratulations Copper, September HOTM!*.

08/27/2014 01:12.13 AM Report This Comment
much better air day today, off to work and tehn groceries, ugh, love Donna Lee

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

08/27/2014 12:19.45 AM Report This Comment
Hi Angel Mackie, here's a heavenly vote for ya buddy. Love ya, Angel h.T.

Come visit me, Nuttin But Good. Thanks Bella Boo of DC #9000!, R.I.P. Hi Tech Image, #13500 THX Mom, Paige & Indy & MWS Zippn By Indy, Tkx Mom, Paige & HT #17500!.

08/26/2014 05:02.44 PM Report This Comment
***Left a vote***
Leaving you a vote! Thanks for everyone who's been voting Copper. Happy Tuesday!

Come visit me, **Copper**Thanks for September HOTM** & **Flicka** Is voting Kootenai October HOTM**.

08/26/2014 09:56.48 AM Report This Comment
Heavy rain, Monday night. Sadie's out of her corral until it dries up. Hopefully, soon. She plunders too much. Not much for her to get into. Just enough to keep her happy. Lol. Love and a vote.

Come visit me, SADIE *Congratulations Copper, September HOTM!*.

08/26/2014 02:19.21 AM Report This Comment
I wanted to leave the guys out last night and in all day, but David argued....he worries about night critters. So it will be out at 6AM in by noon, today is going to be a scorcher, bad air, left a vote, Love Donna Lee

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

08/26/2014 12:18.38 AM Report This Comment
HI, left a vote. Had another great ride on Amber today! I have decided to board out there for awhile. I think this is where she needs to be right now.

Come visit me, Toby & Amber.

08/25/2014 07:24.17 PM Report This Comment
Hi Angel Mackie, here's a heavenly vote for ya buddy. Love ya, Angel H.T.

Come visit me, Nuttin But Good. Thanks Bella Boo of DC #9000!, R.I.P. Hi Tech Image, #13500 THX Mom, Paige & Indy & MWS Zippn By Indy, Tkx Mom, Paige & HT #17500!.

08/25/2014 04:47.25 PM Report This Comment
***Left a vote***
Leaving you a vote. The farrier trimmed Copper's hooves on Saturday. He said he has good hooves. Yay!

Come visit me, **Copper**Thanks for September HOTM** & **Flicka** Is voting Kootenai October HOTM**.

08/25/2014 10:42.38 AM Report This Comment
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