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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 4 years, 4 months and 9 days

Nicknames: We called him Mackie

Age: 22 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.



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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
Mackie was Angel HOTD Dec26/2014 & 2015
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I'm the 40,315th member on HorseChannel.com.

7,173 friends have voted for me since I joined Club Horse!

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I REALLY TRIED..
I wanted it to work out with Bray, I sent him away for training, I had coaches come in, bottom line, the horse had my number and he knew I was afraid of him and he played it every time. I got to be NO FUN riding and riding is suppose to be fun. In the end, I decided that I really loved this horse, I just didn't like him much. David didn't like him from day one. What I didn't pick up on until much later was, Sterl May didn't trust him. Look at all the pictures of the three of them together, Sterl May is ALWAYS between Bray and Jackie. I should have listened to her...live and learn I guess, have a great day. we left a vote.

Come visit me, Sterl May & Blossom ***PROUD TO BE HOTM***, Angel Sassy Mac Mar 8/95-Aug 8/07 & Angel Royal Mes Apr 16/02-Dec 3/16.

04/23/2017 02:46.45 AM Report This Comment
Love, hugs and a Sunday vote.

Come visit me, SADIE.

04/23/2017 02:16.53 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. Tkx Sterly & Blossom, 17300!, R.I.P. Hi Tech Image, Tks Mom,Indy, Paige #17200! & MWS Zippn By Indy, Tks, Bella Boo of DC, 22400!.

04/22/2017 03:48.11 PM Report This Comment
We left a vote today
Fast forward again, in this segment I have to say, I learned soooo much. We were all settled in and I wanted a horse to ride, so after some looking(not enough) I bought Brazen Virtue, a 3 yr old Standardbred Trotter. I admit now I bought him simply because he was handsome, wrong reason. As a 3 yr old he was a piece of cake but when he turned 5 he became "the Horse Devil" One fresh September morning I was feeding, Bray was full of himself and as I tossed out a couple flakes of hay, I was between him and Jackie, I reached for Jackie's halter to move him away from Bray, and all I remember is seeing his hind leg in the corner of my eye. It happened so fast. He caught me across the forehead, my glasses went flying and when I woke up I couldn't find them, I didn't know what had happened, I crawled to the barn and called David at home, I said, can you come and help me find my glasses? I fell and they are gone? He came right away and of course scooped me up and took me to the emergency room. He said I was in shock, and insisted that I fell, however I looked like something out of a Freddy Kruger movie... 17 stitches and a nasty concussion. They said a split second either way and I likely would have been dead. Take a look at the pictures below and tomorrow I'll tell you what I should have picked up on from the start, it would have saved a lot of trouble. We left a vote.

Come visit me, Sterl May & Blossom ***PROUD TO BE HOTM***, Angel Sassy Mac Mar 8/95-Aug 8/07 & Angel Royal Mes Apr 16/02-Dec 3/16.

04/22/2017 02:51.39 AM Report This Comment
Quick votes and hugs.

Come visit me, SADIE.

04/22/2017 02:47.59 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. Tkx Sterly & Blossom, 17300!, R.I.P. Hi Tech Image, Tks Mom,Indy, Paige #17200! & MWS Zippn By Indy, Tks, Bella Boo of DC, 22400!.

04/21/2017 04:32.21 PM Report This Comment
MOVE IN DAY...
It took me the better part of a month and a half to get the place ready, once all the "junk" was hauled off and the fencing was done, the barn was cleaned out, we opened the end on to the pasture and made it like a large run in, fenced off a dirt paddock and we were ready. We had water, hydro, shelter and pasture, what more do you need... The day my neighbor mowed the 5 acre pasture for me, I cried, because it was so perfect, she was going to have a home, just 1/4 mile from where we live. My riding instructor "gave" us Jackie, a 7 yr old shetland/mini cross as her companion. They became fast friends. All was well with the world, at least my world.

Come visit me, Sterl May & Blossom ***PROUD TO BE HOTM***, Angel Sassy Mac Mar 8/95-Aug 8/07 & Angel Royal Mes Apr 16/02-Dec 3/16.

04/21/2017 02:40.34 AM Report This Comment
Have a blessed Friday. Love and a vote.

Come visit me, SADIE.

04/20/2017 08:46.49 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. Tkx Sterly & Blossom, 17300!, R.I.P. Hi Tech Image, Tks Mom,Indy, Paige #17200! & MWS Zippn By Indy, Tks, Bella Boo of DC, 22400!.

04/20/2017 04:39.01 PM Report This Comment
THE SEARCH WAS ON....
Reality was I could not afford to board her and just go pat her 4x a week, so I literally started to knock on doors to try and find a place for her to live that I could afford. A neighbor told me about a farm not far from us, no one had used it in about 15 yrs, someone rented the little house, but the barn and pasture were unused. I located the owner and was told knock yourself out, but they were not willing to do any of the work, eg. fencing or repair, but if I wanted it, go for it. Here are a few of the pictures as we found the place, first David and my brother had to hack their way in with machete, it was so overgrown. It had been simply left about 15 years earlier. We spent the next month cleaning the place up and fencing so she would have a safe home. More tomorrow, we left a vote.

Come visit me, Sterl May & Blossom ***PROUD TO BE HOTM***, Angel Sassy Mac Mar 8/95-Aug 8/07 & Angel Royal Mes Apr 16/02-Dec 3/16.

04/20/2017 02:39.15 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. Tkx Sterly & Blossom, 17300!, R.I.P. Hi Tech Image, Tks Mom,Indy, Paige #17200! & MWS Zippn By Indy, Tks, Bella Boo of DC, 22400!.

04/19/2017 03:39.47 PM Report This Comment
Leaving a heavenly vote. Vicki & Big Jax

Come visit me, Big Jax.

04/19/2017 12:21.55 PM Report This Comment
THE STORY CONTINUES...
At the clinic they explained that sometimes cortisone injection can help, but in Sterl May's case the spinal processes were so close that there was no room to get a needle in, they offered me a free acupuncture treatment, said it may or may not help. It didn't. They sent the report to Dr. Cook and he told me that basically her days of being a riding horse were done. I cried and cried and cried some more. The cause, unknown... old injury, racing wear and tear, some dressage horses get this due to being ridden in collection. He said sometimes with some time off the spinal processes will fuse, and the pain will go. He said she will learn to accommodate and will not do anything that causes pain. She has and she moves quite freely, over the years I have tried to ride her again, but the pain is still there when tacked and added weight of a rider, even me, I'm not very big...So, because I have never felt that animals are disposable, the problem was that I could not afford to board her just to go and visit 4x a week, the search was on to find a place to keep her as a retired horse. Getting rid of her was NOT an option. We left a vote.

Come visit me, Sterl May & Blossom ***PROUD TO BE HOTM***, Angel Sassy Mac Mar 8/95-Aug 8/07 & Angel Royal Mes Apr 16/02-Dec 3/16.

04/19/2017 02:44.37 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. Tkx Sterly & Blossom, 17300!, R.I.P. Hi Tech Image, Tks Mom,Indy, Paige #17200! & MWS Zippn By Indy, Tks, Bella Boo of DC, 22400!.

04/18/2017 03:50.26 PM Report This Comment
A DAY I WON'T FORGET...
On with the story, Dr. Cook arranged an appointment for spine xrays at University of Guelph Equine Hospital, my riding instructor offered to take us, it's about 1 1/2 hours from here. Dr. Cook told me to expect a long day, being a teaching hospital she would be gone over by many Drs and students. After all the info was gathered they took Sterl May to a small sand ring, indoors, and they lunged her, she was perfect, I think 'cause she was nervous. They told me they saw no reason to xray her spine. Remember I had everything documented, but I forgot to bring the video with me. They said take her home and if it gets worse, bring her back. I lost it...I said my Vet sent us here for xrays, please take the xrays. When all the films were lined up on the viewer and all the Dr. and students were standing there looking at them, the Head Vet apologized to us and said "I can't believe she let you on her back, all I can say is your horse has one HECK of a heart" They were shocked at what they saw. More tomorrow

Come visit me, Sterl May & Blossom ***PROUD TO BE HOTM***, Angel Sassy Mac Mar 8/95-Aug 8/07 & Angel Royal Mes Apr 16/02-Dec 3/16.

04/18/2017 02:42.42 AM Report This Comment
"When your horse follows you without being asked, when he rubs his head on yours,
and when you look at him and feel a tingle down your spine...you know you are loved."

~ John Lyons
Love and a vote.

Come visit me, SADIE.

04/18/2017 01:21.30 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. Tkx Sterly & Blossom, 17300!, R.I.P. Hi Tech Image, Tks Mom,Indy, Paige #17200! & MWS Zippn By Indy, Tks, Bella Boo of DC, 22400!.

04/17/2017 03:49.20 PM Report This Comment
***HaPPy BirTHdaY StERly GIrLY***
Special girl is 34 today, treats all around, have a great day, we left a vote.

Come visit me, Sterl May & Blossom ***PROUD TO BE HOTM***, Angel Sassy Mac Mar 8/95-Aug 8/07 & Angel Royal Mes Apr 16/02-Dec 3/16.

04/17/2017 02:38.56 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. Tkx Sterly & Blossom, 17300!, R.I.P. Hi Tech Image, Tks Mom,Indy, Paige #17200! & MWS Zippn By Indy, Tks, Bella Boo of DC, 22400!.

04/16/2017 04:42.53 PM Report This Comment
****HaPPy EaSTeR****
Things went from bad to worse. Dr. Cook was ruling out everything under the sun, and it all took time 'cause we ruled out one thing at a time. Corrective shoeing, hormonal Mare issues, photonic head shake and more. Finally after gathering all his info, we gave her a very heavy pain med. and compared her behavior, without it. Night and day, even on the lunge line she moved freely and I could ride her. I should explain that without the meds, she would refuse to move forward, when I insisted she would do a very polite little rear and a polite little buck, always a lady lol. I have all this documented on video. Have a great day, hope the bunny found you, we left a vote.

Come visit me, Sterl May & Blossom ***PROUD TO BE HOTM***, Angel Sassy Mac Mar 8/95-Aug 8/07 & Angel Royal Mes Apr 16/02-Dec 3/16.

04/16/2017 02:47.47 AM Report This Comment
Happy Easter! Love and a vote.

Come visit me, SADIE.

04/16/2017 02:09.18 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. Tkx Sterly & Blossom, 17300!, R.I.P. Hi Tech Image, Tks Mom,Indy, Paige #17200! & MWS Zippn By Indy, Tks, Bella Boo of DC, 22400!.

04/15/2017 04:32.00 PM Report This Comment
We left a vote today
Everything was going my way, Sterl was great, lessons were fun, Fool Kat was returned to her owners. Sonya and I became fast friends and rode together often. Sterl May only resorted to pacing when she was confused or I was not asking properly, pace was her comfort gait. Fast forward 3 years, it started very subtle, sometimes just a bit of reluctance to move forward, nothing mean or nasty, then it slowly got worse. To the point of me calling in Dr. Cook, yup, he has been with us since the beginning. He said when a horse that generally accepts their work stops accepting, they are trying to tell you something, so we started to slowly rule out possible reasons, one at a time, in the meantime I was instructed to continue with her like nothing was wrong. But it was obvious that something was very wrong....to be continued

Come visit me, Sterl May & Blossom ***PROUD TO BE HOTM***, Angel Sassy Mac Mar 8/95-Aug 8/07 & Angel Royal Mes Apr 16/02-Dec 3/16.

04/15/2017 02:41.32 AM Report This Comment
Rick bought vaseline for Sissy's ears. I checked online to make sure it's safe for dogs. Crossing my fingers and praying it helps. Love and a vote.

Come visit me, SADIE.

04/15/2017 02:00.09 AM Report This Comment
Hi Angel Mackie, here's a heavenly vote for ya buddy. And another beautiful profile picture! Love ya, Angel H.T.

Come visit me, Nuttin But Good. Tkx Sterly & Blossom, 17300!, R.I.P. Hi Tech Image, Tks Mom,Indy, Paige #17200! & MWS Zippn By Indy, Tks, Bella Boo of DC, 22400!.

04/14/2017 04:35.21 PM Report This Comment
We left a vote today
So, things were going well, Sterl May was settled into the boarding stable and I was into a nice routine, due to my work schedule, I was able to ride 4x a week, and because there was an indoor it was all year round, yeah. I took lessons once a week, for me and Sterl and she had her "boyfriend" across the aisle. Life was good, I also still rode the horse that I had been leasing prior to buying Sterl May, her name was Fool Kat, a solid bred paint, this is her picture. Have a great day.

Come visit me, Sterl May & Blossom ***PROUD TO BE HOTM***, Angel Sassy Mac Mar 8/95-Aug 8/07 & Angel Royal Mes Apr 16/02-Dec 3/16.

04/14/2017 03:09.40 AM Report This Comment
Windy, but beautiful weather. The flies are horrible. They're chewing the tips of Sissy's ears up. I'm keeping her in during the day, as much as possible. Wondering if vaseline would stop that. Surprised at how much alfalfa pellets swell when soaked. I'd given Sadie pellets without soaking them. Never, again! Still learning. Leaving lots of love and a vote.

Come visit me, SADIE.

04/13/2017 10:30.00 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. Tkx Sterly & Blossom, 17300!, R.I.P. Hi Tech Image, Tks Mom,Indy, Paige #17200! & MWS Zippn By Indy, Tks, Bella Boo of DC, 22400!.

04/13/2017 04:43.12 PM Report This Comment
STILL CELEBRATING STERL MAY...
Thanks for all the compliments on her shine, it is funny, Max, the man that owned the farm where we boarded used to say to me, "be careful, you'll brush the hair right off her" You guys do know these are pictures from her past, I just wanted you all to see what she looked like when we were a regular working pair. I was and still am so proud of her, one day she was in cross ties and I was, of course brushing her. This guy was being toured thru the barn, a prospective boarder, as he walked by us, he said "nice bum" I guess the shock on my face was obvious, he turned and said "I meant the horse" lol

Come visit me, Sterl May & Blossom ***PROUD TO BE HOTM***, Angel Sassy Mac Mar 8/95-Aug 8/07 & Angel Royal Mes Apr 16/02-Dec 3/16.

04/13/2017 02:49.46 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. Tkx Sterly & Blossom, 17300!, R.I.P. Hi Tech Image, Tks Mom,Indy, Paige #17200! & MWS Zippn By Indy, Tks, Bella Boo of DC, 22400!.

04/12/2017 04:36.50 PM Report This Comment
MY BEAUTY GIRL...
So. things were going great. I had my own horse and she was beautiful. We were boarding at a nice barn, I rode her 4x a week. I made friends with the other English rider and Sterl May had a huge crush on her horse. They had stalls across the aisle from each other and I planned my rides when I knew Sonya would be at the barn. I also knew that if Sonya and Dooly were in the arena I'd have a good ride, 'cause Sterl would follow him anywhere. lol. We left a vote today

Come visit me, Sterl May & Blossom ***PROUD TO BE HOTM***, Angel Sassy Mac Mar 8/95-Aug 8/07 & Angel Royal Mes Apr 16/02-Dec 3/16.

04/12/2017 02:36.29 AM Report This Comment
Quick votes.

Come visit me, SADIE.

04/12/2017 01:51.10 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. Tkx Sterly & Blossom, 17300!, R.I.P. Hi Tech Image, Tks Mom,Indy, Paige #17200! & MWS Zippn By Indy, Tks, Bella Boo of DC, 22400!.

04/11/2017 04:43.12 PM Report This Comment
CELEBRATING STERLY..
I was leasing a horse and taking a few lessons. But it was time for my own horse. See her profile on How we Met. We used the indoor and the outdoor ring and learned to jump because it helped her with her canter depart. Remember she is pacing bred. This barn was mostly western folk, just me and one other girl rode English, word got around that we were learning to jump and on my first jumping lesson, they all showed up, hanging around the arena to watch a Standardbred jump. I was so nervous, I got in 2 point, approached the xrail, did my release, then closed my eyes and let Sterl May do it all. She was amazing then and still is today. We left a vote.

Come visit me, Sterl May & Blossom ***PROUD TO BE HOTM***, Angel Sassy Mac Mar 8/95-Aug 8/07 & Angel Royal Mes Apr 16/02-Dec 3/16.

04/11/2017 02:37.29 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. Tkx Sterly & Blossom, 17300!, R.I.P. Hi Tech Image, Tks Mom,Indy, Paige #17200! & MWS Zippn By Indy, Tks, Bella Boo of DC, 22400!.

04/10/2017 03:40.05 PM Report This Comment
Hugs and more votes.

Come visit me, SADIE.

04/10/2017 02:45.37 AM Report This Comment
CELEBRATING STERLY..
Next Monday is her birthday, this picture is when I first got her. The farm we boarded at had an indoor and an outdoor arena. We used the outdoor when ever we could, she was good outside and when I started her jumping a small course, I liked outdoors better than inside. Have a good day, we voted today

Come visit me, Sterl May & Blossom ***PROUD TO BE HOTM***, Angel Sassy Mac Mar 8/95-Aug 8/07 & Angel Royal Mes Apr 16/02-Dec 3/16.

04/10/2017 02:16.38 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. Tkx Sterly & Blossom, 17300!, R.I.P. Hi Tech Image, Tks Mom,Indy, Paige #17200! & MWS Zippn By Indy, Tks, Bella Boo of DC, 22400!.

04/09/2017 03:39.09 PM Report This Comment
Start spring clean up...
This is a picture of Sterl May a few days after I bought her, she was just turned 10, hard to believe she is 34 next week. have a great day, we left a vote

Come visit me, Sterl May & Blossom ***PROUD TO BE HOTM***, Angel Sassy Mac Mar 8/95-Aug 8/07 & Angel Royal Mes Apr 16/02-Dec 3/16.

04/09/2017 02:21.48 AM Report This Comment
Sunday hugs and a vote.

Come visit me, SADIE.

04/09/2017 01:54.08 AM Report This Comment
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