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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 10 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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I've had 21409 friends visit me.

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

3,728 friends have voted for me since I joined Club Horse!

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Because of the flooding north of us, the river, close to my house, flooded, Tuesday night. I didn't see the water until I accidentally drove through it. Car's been fine until I drove to work, Friday. After I parked the car and went in, the car caught fire and is totalled. Devastated, heartbroken, but okay. A couple of people think it may have been a short in the wiring. Thank God that Austin was able to pick me up. Car's still in the parking lot at work. Rick won't get home until Wednesday. He's on vacation. Sending love as always and a vote. p.s. No word on the horses that were washed away in the flood.

Come visit me, SADIE *Spangle 260838, Copper 264309 Sept. HOTM*.

08/23/2014 01:50.43 AM Report This Comment
***Left a vote***
Kathy and I continue this tradition
by raising horses with as much Texas Blue Bonnet, Plenty Coup, Ambrose and
Blue Valentine blood as possible, hoping to preserve the heritage of these
great horses. ~Thanks for voting~ **Copper**

Come visit me, **Copper**Running for September HOTM** & **Flicka** Congrats Sadie August HOTM**.

08/22/2014 08:17.51 AM Report This Comment
We've had a lot of rain and flooding here in Arizona. We're okay here, but some towns, north of Phoenix, weren't so lucky. New River, Arizona, was hit so hard, pets and horses were washed away. I saw, on the news, that 2 of the horses drowned and women on horseback were searching for the other 2. I haven't heard if they were found, yet. So heartbreaking. Sadie's fine. We've had rain, hard Thursday morning, but no flooding at my house. Sadie's out of her corral, because it's slippery and mucky. To know Sadie, is to know she's happy. She was at the backdoor begging for carrots. Of course, she got some. Hope you're all doing well. Leaving love and a vote.

Come visit me, SADIE *Spangle 260838, Copper 264309 Sept. HOTM*.

08/22/2014 12:45.22 AM Report This Comment
***Left a vote***
Everet Shaw, who rode his share of great steer roping horses, told Hyde
that Blue was the best horse at Cheyenne that year. Hyde and Del both felt
that Blue started out of the box quicker and could catch cattle easier than
any horse they had ridden. The combination of Blue's athletic ability and
Del's training made him hard to beat. ~Thanks for voting~ **Copper**

Come visit me, **Copper**Running for September HOTM** & **Flicka** Congrats Sadie August HOTM**.

08/21/2014 09:34.39 AM Report This Comment
Thanking Sierra and Maria for Sadie's profile collage. Love it! Leaving love and a quick vote.

Come visit me, SADIE *Spangle 260838, Copper 264309 Sept. HOTM*.

08/21/2014 04:04.39 AM Report This Comment
***Left a vote***
This program
produced the stallion Gooseberry, Crow Creek (Lory's top calf horse), and
many good mares. Hyde and Dede then bought the other half interest in Blue
Valentine from Del. Hyde felt like it was a great privilege to rope steers
on Blue. In 1970 Hyde roped at his last Cheyenne Frontier Days on Blue. ~Thanks for voting~ **Copper**

Come visit me, **Copper**Running for September HOTM** & **Flicka** Congrats Sadie August HOTM**.

08/20/2014 07:47.57 AM Report This Comment
Hugs and a vote.

Come visit me, SADIE *Spangle 260838, Copper 264309 Sept. HOTM*.

08/20/2014 03:06.34 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 Mom, Indy & H.T. #8700!, R.I.P. Hi Tech Image, #13400 THX Sing and Herd & MWS Zippn By Indy, Tkx Mom, Paige & HT #17500!.

08/19/2014 04:51.55 PM Report This Comment
HI, left a vote. Rode Amber today, had a great ride!

Come visit me, Toby & Amber.

08/19/2014 03:19.44 PM Report This Comment
*Happy Tuesday*
Galloping by with a hot hot hot Tuesday morning vote! Hope all is well. Darby got a scrape on his left upper leg, so when he walks it presses against his cinch, looks like no saddle riding for me. Will try to ride bareback this week though. Been spraying med on it as much as i can. Hope it heals quick, Hope everyone had a great fun horsey weekend. Have a great Tuesday, *Click on ya horseshoe*

My Quote: Riding a horse is like riding the wind in a storm.

Come visit me, Darby-- is voting Copper 264309 September HOTM! & Dolly--Is voting Copper 264309 for September HOTM!.

08/19/2014 10:00.03 AM Report This Comment
***Left a vote***
The tradition continues when... my mother, Dede (Buster's daughter) married my father , Hyde. Hyde started breeding Ambrose mares to Hayes' Plenty Coup, then took that cross and bred to Blue Valentine. ~Thanks for voting~ **Copper**

Come visit me, **Copper**Running for September HOTM** & **Flicka** Congrats Sadie August HOTM**.

08/19/2014 09:19.01 AM Report This Comment
My internet's running slooow. Love and a not so quick vote.

Come visit me, SADIE *Spangle 260838, Copper 264309 Sept. HOTM*.

08/19/2014 01:54.21 AM Report This Comment
off to work I go...
looking at a couple of options for Charlie, one is pastern kicking chain, the other is something you can make at home similar to this, myshoez.com check it out, Love Donna Lee

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

08/19/2014 12:20.06 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 Mom, Indy & H.T. #8700!, R.I.P. Hi Tech Image, #13400 THX Sing and Herd & MWS Zippn By Indy, Tkx Mom, Paige & HT #17500!.

08/18/2014 04:37.05 PM Report This Comment
saludos , tranquila tranquila no te desesperes
trata de tomar fotos asi de momentos y compartelas
asi podemos ayudarte o al menos se te olvida la preocupacion
saludos

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

08/18/2014 03:36.11 PM Report This Comment
saludos , tranquila tranquila no te desesperes
trata de tomar fotos asi de momentos y compartelas
asi podemos ayudarte o al menos se te olvida la preocupacion
saludos

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

08/18/2014 03:36.11 PM Report This Comment
***Left a vote***
Del sold half insterest in Blue Valentine to Buster and Laurie Hayes. Buster & Laurie stood Texas Blue Bonnet, Plenty Coup, and Blue Valentine. It was quite an experience to see these studs out with the excellent set of mares. Buster & Laurie had accumulated the tradition continued when..... ~Thanks for voting~ **Copper**

Come visit me, **Copper**Running for September HOTM** & **Flicka** Congrats Sadie August HOTM**.

08/18/2014 09:29.56 AM Report This Comment
Love and a vote.

Come visit me, SADIE *Spangle 260838, Copper 264309 Sept. HOTM*.

08/18/2014 02:13.44 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 Mom, Indy & H.T. #8700!, R.I.P. Hi Tech Image, #13400 THX Sing and Herd & MWS Zippn By Indy, Tkx Mom, Paige & HT #17500!.

08/17/2014 04:06.29 PM Report This Comment
A vote for you from all my angels.

Come visit me, Mystic ~ voting for Copper #264309, Cisco: knows Trevor & Amanda will beat Cancer, Meg ~ voting for Spangle #260838 & Nugget ~ School's not bad. I'm getting ATTENTION!.

08/17/2014 01:43.38 PM Report This Comment
***Left a vote***
Blue later was most famous as a steer roping horse. But Del always felt he was a better calf horse than anything.~Thanks for voting~ **Copper**

Come visit me, **Copper**Running for September HOTM** & **Flicka** Congrats Sadie August HOTM**.

08/17/2014 08:08.15 AM Report This Comment
I'M GOING CRAZY HERE....
Thanks guys for the suggestions, however, I'm in Canada and Smart Pac can not ship here. I will see what Cookie recommends. I don't think it is restless leg syndrome as Cindy suggested, he only does this at night when in his stall. He has a Jolly Ball, he has a huge stall, he has Sterly visible over the half door, he is outside ALL day long, I mean from 6:30 AM to 5 or 6 PM, he has the barn open during the day if he wants in out of the sun or rain. I have given this a lot of thought and I really think he started this when he was not being ridden last summer, now I have a NASTY habit to try to break. I'm just so angry that I did not nip it in the bud last summer, grrrr. Please Charlie stop this. We are going to cover all the exposed wood and concrete in that corner, at least if he still kicks the concussion should be less. Thanks for listening to all this, Love you all, we left a vote, Donna Lee

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

08/17/2014 03:37.10 AM Report This Comment
More hugs and another quick vote.

Come visit me, SADIE *Spangle 260838, Copper 264309 Sept. HOTM*.

08/17/2014 02:21.31 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 Mom, Indy & H.T. #8700!, R.I.P. Hi Tech Image, #13400 THX Sing and Herd & MWS Zippn By Indy, Tkx Mom, Paige & HT #17500!.

08/16/2014 03:58.32 PM Report This Comment
Hola que tal no entendi bien , dices que estas lastimada de una pierna ?
o que es lo que dices que por que ya no quieres seguir ?
te mando saludos animo animo, ten fortaleza

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

08/16/2014 11:46.40 AM Report This Comment
Hola que tal no entendi bien , dices que estas lastimada de una pierna ?
o que es lo que dices que por que ya no quieres seguir ?
te mando saludos animo animo, ten fortaleza

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

08/16/2014 11:46.40 AM Report This Comment
**Left a vote** sorry wasn't on yesterday :( busy
Hyde inherited from his father the satifaction of riding a good horse he knew he had raised. In the fall of 1956, Ken Gunter gave Del Haverty the pick of the Red Man colts. Del picked a blue roan stallion named Blue Valentine. Del trained Blue to rope calves, tie-down team rope, and haze dogging steers. ~Thanks for voting~ **Copper**

Come visit me, **Copper**Running for September HOTM** & **Flicka** Congrats Sadie August HOTM**.

08/16/2014 07:02.07 AM Report This Comment
A quick vote for now. Hugs.

Come visit me, SADIE *Spangle 260838, Copper 264309 Sept. HOTM*.

08/16/2014 03:26.33 AM Report This Comment
FEELS LIKE FALL, ALREADY...
Good Morning, I don't want to keep going on and on about the kicking, it has improved, but not all gone yet. I have given this a lot of thought. One thing I read is that if they are not getting enough exercise they can start this vice. I think last summer when I was off with my arm surgery, may have been the start. I'm just so mad at myself for not paying more attention...I'm researching joint supplements, 'cause I have to assume he has hurt himself some, I'll talk to Dr. C, any suggestions? Have a great weekend, We left a vote, Love Donna Lee

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

08/16/2014 03:03.18 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 Mom, Indy & H.T. #8700!, R.I.P. Hi Tech Image, #13400 THX Sing and Herd & MWS Zippn By Indy, Tkx Mom, Paige & HT #17500!.

08/15/2014 05:03.30 PM Report This Comment
You keep working on telling Charlie to behave!

Come visit me, Mystic ~ voting for Copper #264309, Cisco: knows Trevor & Amanda will beat Cancer, Meg ~ voting for Spangle #260838 & Nugget ~ School's not bad. I'm getting ATTENTION!.

08/15/2014 04:05.11 PM Report This Comment
Gracias por lo del zovek
ojala tengan dias agradables saludos

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

08/15/2014 09:22.30 AM Report This Comment
Sadie's watermelon was nice and sweet. I gave her some and have enough left over for Friday and Saturday. Have a blessed weekend. Love and a vote.

Come visit me, SADIE *Spangle 260838, Copper 264309 Sept. HOTM*.

08/15/2014 12:59.50 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 Mom, Indy & H.T. #8700!, R.I.P. Hi Tech Image, #13400 THX Sing and Herd & MWS Zippn By Indy, Tkx Mom, Paige & HT #17500!.

08/14/2014 04:49.52 PM Report This Comment
***Left a vote***
As a respected horseman, King had judged the first Quarter horse show in Calfornia. He and his children were well known for their horsemanship skills. King & his son Hyde brought additional stallions to Wyoming. Including Ambrose & Patron. ~Thanks for voting~ **Copper**

Come visit me, **Copper**Running for September HOTM** & **Flicka** Congrats Sadie August HOTM**.

08/14/2014 08:45.10 AM Report This Comment
I bought Sadie a watermelon, Wednesday. Chilling it overnight. Hope she's willing to share. Lol. Love and a vote.

Come visit me, SADIE *Spangle 260838, Copper 264309 Sept. HOTM*.

08/14/2014 02:13.01 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 Mom, Indy & H.T. #8700!, R.I.P. Hi Tech Image, #13400 THX Sing and Herd & MWS Zippn By Indy, Tkx Mom, Paige & HT #17500!.

08/13/2014 04:09.32 PM Report This Comment
Around 1951 they purchased Texas Blue Bonnet, a son of Joe Hancock. They started crossing him on their own mares and in 1955 a patron mare bred to him produced a foal named Plenty Coup, who went on to also produce many top colts. At about the same time my grandfather King Merritt, brought one of the first Quarter horse stallions, "Ole Red P-9" to Wyoming. ~Thanks for voting~ **Copper**

Come visit me, **Copper**Running for September HOTM** & **Flicka** Congrats Sadie August HOTM**.

08/13/2014 10:37.04 AM Report This Comment
Raining off and on. Keeping an eye on Sadie's corral. If it gets mucky, I'll have to let her out. Hugs and a vote.

Come visit me, SADIE *Spangle 260838, Copper 264309 Sept. HOTM*.

08/13/2014 01:54.26 AM Report This Comment
HI, left a vote. It was a 100 here yesterday, today it was 73! Huge thunderstorm complete with rain, hail, wind, and lightning started just as I finished riding Amber! She did great today, felt good to ride!!!

Come visit me, Toby & Amber.

08/12/2014 08:04.30 PM Report This Comment
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