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Pinto from Grandview, TX

Cisco ~ Congrats Queen Susie, Aug HOTM!

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I am from Grandview, TX and I've been a Club Horse member for 2 years, 6 months and 23 days

Nicknames: Boggy Creek's Cisco

Age: 10 years old

Gender: Gelding

Breed: Pinto

Height: 15.1

Color: Black and white

Type of Riding: Trail riding, clinics, lessons

My Horse's Achievements: Just being able to ride him - he was a rescue horse and had been severely abused. 3-17-13: Just got back from a 2 day A.R.T. Clinic at the LBJ Grasslands in Decatur. Awesome clinic, great place to ride. Cisco did so well I was able to ride him in his halter the 2nd day, and he didn't lose it when the cows came crashing thru the trees, and he found out they would run from him! Big weekend for my boy.
HOTD 6-14-13, 6-14-14, 6-14-15: HOTM Feb 2014 and March 2015
Participated and did very well at a 5 day Parelli Horse Camp with Trevor and Tara Carter of CarterRanchHors- e, 6-13
7-12-14 Competed in our first ACTHA Obstacle Challenge and he did very well, placing 8th out of 16, and that with a no score on one obstacle!
2nd out of 13 at the Steven's Natural Horsemanship Halloween Obstacle Competition 10-25-14

He's not just my Horse
He's my dreams
He's my happiness
He's my heart
He's my laughter
He's my teacher
He's my sanity

Thanks Angels Darling and PF for vote #800
Thanks Rose for #900
Thanks Brown & herd for #1000
Thanks Zans Fancy Superstar &Tucson for #1250
Thanks Rose for #1600
Thanks Whiskey & Deacon for #1700
Thanks Shannon & Amber for #2000
Thanks Rose for #2500
Thanks Marion & Paige & Indy for #3000
Thanks, Sherry, Whiskey & Deacon for #4000
Thanks Cimmaron (& herd) for # 5000
Thanks Joyce & Sadie for #6000!

My Horse's Favorite Treat: Alfalfa cubes. And CARROTS! Thistle flowers in the spring, and OMG pitted dark sweet cherries!!!! PECANS (shelled)

My Horse's Favorite Things To Do: Eat, hang out in the pasture

Pet Peeves: Bits, flank cinch, lessons

My Horse's motto: Never give up, never surrender.
I meant to behave, but there were so many other options...
You won't change the world by saving one horse, but you will change that world for that horse!

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Bought him out of pity, even though skin and bones, there was just something about him, I couldn't resist when I stopped in to see him and he came over and put his head on my shoulder. Finally found Steven's Natural Horsemanship and everything finally started coming together for us. He is a Holstiener/Sadd- lebred/Morgan/? crossbred and is a lot of horse for an old lady to ride. (See more pics below).

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Deacon and Rocket did very well Sat. morning. Deacon had his booster and pulled a coggins on him.Rocket had his yearly shots oggins pulled as well. They seperate the shots and put 1/2 on one side and 1/2 on the oppisite side. Everyone is now current and no worry's for another 6 months. ♡ Have a wonderful Monday!!!

Come visit me, Whiskey ♥ & Deacon ♥.

08/03/2015 08:31.48 AM Report This Comment
Happy Monday!!!!
Trotting by with a tap on your horseshoe. I rode Copper yesterday,he did great!

Come visit me, ~Copper~.

08/03/2015 06:01.13 AM Report This Comment
Left a vote
Going to ride Darby this morning. I rode yesterday ad he did so good! He picked up his right lead, for a couple strides. I also worked on trotting him side by side with Copper. They both did well with that. Then we cooled down on the trail. His cinch mark has been good, no more rubbing. I ordered a neoprene cinch, longer than my last one. Can't wait for it to come in so I can ride western.
Hope all is good!

Come visit me, Darby *Voting Susie and friends August HOTM*.

08/03/2015 05:35.18 AM Report This Comment
The weather, here, isn't as hot as it usually is. Still hot, though. We had a mild winter, too. No rain worth mentioning. We need it, too. Love to all and a vote.

Come visit me, SADIE *Voting for Susie and friends for Aug HOTM *.

08/03/2015 02:52.04 AM Report This Comment
You may be right about the HBS coming back as its getting drier. Glad they can count on you for a good meal. I think I only have 2 or 3, but they're pretty regular. I just put out small amounts and refill every other day or so. One of them is one of those ruby throated ones, who wasn't here last year.
Do you expect to hear from the rescue today? I hope you do. Can't wait to see who you choose.
I'm sorry you've not felt like riding. Hope you feel more up to it soon, but I know you're missing Meg.
I asked my friend if he still wants to mess with getting the pool up and he still pLans to do it. Somehow, now that it's August, I feel like the summer is gone, as far as my daughter enjoying the pool goes (school starts back soon) so I'm not as much in a hurry, just sad for her that she didn't get her pool up.
Well, better hustle off to work. Hope you have a good monday.

Come visit me, Allie, congrats to Queen Susie & BJ and his mom,Gracie.

08/03/2015 02:41.57 AM Report This Comment
Hi Cheryl and herd, back at my son's so a quick vote. I will be home in NY on Aug 8th. I'm sure I will be resting on the 9th. Then I will be able to read all the post. thank you for the votes while I was away. had an awesome time with my son. Because of the heat, we didn't do everything he wanted me to see. Still, we did a lot. The travel bug is out of me for awhile LOL. More later. Silent votes for the rest of the herd. Vicki & Big Jax
PS can't wait to see my boy. Mary says he is doing great. From the pictures she has posted, she has put some muscle on him.

Come visit me, Big Jax.

08/02/2015 06:49.45 PM Report This Comment
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I missed it again :( I hate when I miss Digit HOTD. I just don't have the time I used to have to spend here on HC and I do miss it!!!


Come visit me, Digit.

08/02/2015 10:44.10 AM Report This Comment
If by "fiesty" you mean always testing the boundaries, you're right, lol. She's not hot, but she is always testing me and her herd mates to see if we can hold our position above her. I think she'll eventually be top horse just by wearing down the other horses. She's the classic "uppity young-un", as my dad used to say. I had a pretty good ride yesterday, feel like she may have actually learned something about steering and stopping, and she finished the ride relaxed and confident.
I have some Vick's around somewhere, will have to put it to use next time something gnaws on us, which is pretty often.
Our humidity is down a bit, so the air feels lighter and more tolerable, yay. Glad you were able to get out more yesterday too. Any riding?
No, the pool crew didn't show. My friend had had gum surgery on Friday and it has really given him problems, swelling and pain, so he wasn't up to it. My sister found a company that will put it up, probably in 1 day, but they want an awful lot of money to do it and I was hoping to avoid that, but it may be my only real option. Buggers!
Well, hope you have a great Sunday afternoon. Give Cisco and Nugget a pat for me.

Come visit me, Allie, congrats to Queen Susie & BJ and his mom,Gracie.

08/02/2015 09:54.16 AM Report This Comment
Have a blessed Sunday. Love and a vote.

Come visit me, SADIE *Voting for Susie and friends for Aug HOTM *.

08/02/2015 02:15.09 AM Report This Comment
Susie made August HOTM...yip yip hooray!! We will definitely celebrate with the herd. I told my husband Susie gets to do whatever she wants today because she is Queen. Thanks so much HC friends for all your votes and support. We could not have done it without you. Susie is happy to be your Top Horse for this month. I look forward to sharing more of Susie's escapades with our HC friends...because you know there will be more. lol


08/01/2015 08:42.13 AM Report This Comment
Good heavens, "feels like" 163 ?! That doesn't even seem real. Seems like they win the hottest temps on the planet pretty often. Our poor soldiers who are over in that part of the world, loaded down with all their gear. Sounds fatal, just from the heat.
That's handy to know, that Vick's Rub will take the sting and itch out of fire ant bites. Have you tried it on any other type bites or stings?
well, a friend of mine is supposed to have help rounded up to get the pool up this weekend, but I haven't heard from him yet. We'll see. In the meantime, will attempt another solo ride on Allie this morning. Wish me luck. BJ and Gracie did so well and I got a big head after training them, but Allie is putting me in my place, lol. I guess some humility is good for us, since we always return to it. Sigh. Anyway, hope you have a good weekend.

Come visit me, Allie, congrats to Queen Susie & BJ and his mom,Gracie.

08/01/2015 05:44.39 AM Report This Comment
Here is a Friday vote for Cisco!

Come visit me, Dolly (angel), Ella Bee, Pumpkin & My Thirty Six.

07/31/2015 10:05.27 AM Report This Comment
fire ants hurt so bad, yes you must use lots of cream and benadryl. Off this weekend, and I will be taking Deacon and Rocket for their booster Flu/rino shot and get coggins pulled on them tomorrow morning. I can't see me riding this weekend, it is so HOT here. We will see. Cinnamon 270037 is running for Sept. HOTM, her mom asked me to let everyone know that information ♡

Come visit me, Whiskey ♥ & Deacon ♥.

07/31/2015 08:11.09 AM Report This Comment
Oh no, Cheryl, not fire ants. That had to hurt. Hope they aren't itching you to death. Construction zones and heavy traffic bringing out the crazy in people must not be a state wide thing. They don't slow down on the interstate for anything. A fiery chasm could open up in front of them and they would drive in at full tilt.
My solo ride went ok on Allie yesterday. Im working her fairly hard from the ground, and then riding easy, just walking and stopping, at least when I'm by myself. She is pretty lost off the rail, but the light bulb is starting to glow faintly that if she turns her head and follows her nose, I release the rein.
It's the same here, only reaching mid 90s, but so humid. I thought I was just being a wimp, but even the horses are coming up soaking wet. They truly looked like they had been hosed off yesterday afternoon (except for the top of their hindquarters). I feel so bad for them. Of course, I come in from feeding soaking wet too, almost like I've been swimming.
Well, headed off to work for my long day. Hope you have a good friday.
PS. I'm loving those Seresto collars. No fleas on the cats at all. I have one ordered for the indoor dog too.

Come visit me, Allie, congrats to Queen Susie & BJ and his mom,Gracie.

07/31/2015 02:30.55 AM Report This Comment
Another quick vote. <3

Come visit me, SADIE *Voting for Susie and friends for Aug HOTM *.

07/31/2015 02:06.52 AM Report This Comment
As you know, Susie survived all her tragic incidents and accidents. Through it all she has been a real trooper. She is the biggest horse in the pasture, but she allows the other horses to boss her around. She does anything you ask of her. She is such a sweet and playful mare. I call Susie my “million dollar” horse. One because of all the time, effort and expense we have invested in her, but the second and main reason is because nobody has enough money to buy Susie. She is worth the world to me. She has found her forever home. She will live here at our pasture for as long as she is alive and she will be laid to rest next to dear sweet Lollipop, when her time ends. She has touched my heart in a way that I can’t explain. I hope she has touched yours in some way through her story. The End.~~~~
Our HOTM run has come to an end. I have enjoyed sharing Susie’s story with you. Thanks to all my HC friends for your support. (Left a big thank you vote)


07/31/2015 01:36.01 AM Report This Comment
Hi Cheryl & Cisco, I'm so happy you may have found a horsey companion :) whenever you do find one, you'll definitely need to post pictures so we can see! Voted. XOXO Danya and Koot

Come visit me, Kootenai *Vote Susie & Friends August HOTM!*.

07/30/2015 03:38.44 PM Report This Comment
November 1st Susie is home and once again she is confined to the barn. We are having to change her bandages every 3 to 5 days. This is getting to be a task. Also having to clean out the barn everyday, with her many piles of manure and wet areas. lol Susie was getting bored being confined, away from the herd. So on November 16th, my husband decided to let Susie out of the barn and put her in a small pen area. Well you know Susie…she was not content to be outside, she wanted to be with the herd. So she tried to jump the fence and managed to get her leg caught in the square fencing. Yes, it was her left rear leg. We brought her in, doctored her leg and bandaged it up. She had completely messed up the grafting process. She remained in the barn another 10 days. At this point the wound had pretty much healed but the hair had not regrown. We knew that this was the best we could hope for, so we removed her bandage and set her free.


07/30/2015 12:29.15 PM Report This Comment
I looked on the website and I didn't see one named Kisses darnit, I wanted to see her :) When will you be going back out there? I mentioned you in a FB post Lizzy had so you culd check out a rescue she found ♡ Happy trails to you and here is a whinny and a click on your horseshoe with love ♡

Come visit me, Whiskey ♥ & Deacon ♥.

07/30/2015 09:38.11 AM Report This Comment
Happy Thursday!
Hey,loping by with a good morning vote! I just got in from riding Copper in his English saddle. He did great! He's really getting down the side passing while i'm mounted on the fence! Hope y'all have a blessed day!

Come visit me, ~Copper~.

07/30/2015 07:03.18 AM Report This Comment
oh, so glad you found some "mabyes" for your herd. sounds like Kisses is another herd boss if she kept everybody away from you.
Kathryn is going to be out of town from today till sunday, so after work yesterday, we went out and worked Allie. she just seems to need 2 people in the round pen, one as ground help, for now. i did some groundwork first and she got hot and tired (her idea, not mine) so when i got on, just walked around and practiced direction changes and one rein stops. she relaxed after a while and did really well. i don't want a whole week to go by before i ride her again, so i may go try a solo ride today. we'll see how it goes.
talked with my boss yesterday and told her of my need to cut my hours just a tiny bit, so im going to be doing 2 12 hr shifts a week. she said she needs the 3 pm-7pm covered better than it is right now, and i also will be doing some Saturdays, which will help the paycheck out. glad she's so easy to work with, and always has been.
well, hope you have a good thur. when will you be heading back up to Throwaway Ponies to look at the possibles? ugh, hate driving through construction zones, let alone in a truck and trailer. it'll be everybody else's job to stay out of your way. take care and good luck.

Come visit me, Allie, congrats to Queen Susie & BJ and his mom,Gracie.

07/30/2015 05:53.49 AM Report This Comment
Love always and a vote.

Come visit me, SADIE *Voting for Susie and friends for Aug HOTM *.

07/30/2015 01:27.22 AM Report This Comment
Hi Cisco, here's a vote for ya. Well another hot humid one today. Feels like was 96 with a real of 92 again. Started packing by 8 am and was done in about 90 minutes of loading bedding, hay and all the other major stuff. I was dripping wet in sweat! Gave Indy and Paige their show shaves and then did our Showmanship patterns in the indoor with Paige. Only stayed in there about 15 minutes and then back to the barn and 6 fans going! We'll be leaving about 10 am tomorrow, since it's only a 30 minute drive to the Fair Grounds. Hopefully beating out the thunder storms and getting all settled in. Will miss y'all and might list on FB if I have time. Love ya, Marion and the blondes.

Come visit me, Nuttin But Good. Tkx Fancy for 12300!, R.I.P. Hi Tech Image, Thank you Bella Boo #15100! & MWS Zippn By Indy, Tks Cisco & Herd 4 vote 19400!.

07/29/2015 05:38.42 PM Report This Comment
In answer to the question as to what caused the proliferative lesion, not really sure. Not sure why she got pythium and the other horses at the same pasture didn't. They did say that her immune system could have played a part. The birth of her foal could have weakened her immune system and made her more susceptible to diseases. After all of this we did put her on a supplement for her immune system called Tri-Mune.~~~

The grafting process consisted of taking punch grafts from Susie’s left side of her neck underneath her mane. They took a total of 22 punch grafts and implanted them into the wound bed. Her leg was bandaged and they would wait five days before the bandage could be removed. Susie remained at LSU until October 31st. Halloween day she retuned home after a total of 17 days. Now the fun begins! lol (A click on the horseshoe)


07/29/2015 12:24.33 PM Report This Comment
can't hardly wait to hear about your adventure today :) What a busy day ahead of me. Lizzy rode with me to take Whsikey yesterday. After we got back we groomed Deacon and Rocket and wormed everyone. It was to hot by the time we got back to ride. Hugs and a quick vote :)

Come visit me, Whiskey ♥ & Deacon ♥.

07/29/2015 07:16.56 AM Report This Comment
Happy Wednesday!
My ride on Copper yesterday went great! Leaving you a good morning vote!

Come visit me, ~Copper~.

07/29/2015 05:36.13 AM Report This Comment
Quick vote for now. <3

Come visit me, SADIE *Voting for Susie and friends for Aug HOTM *.

07/29/2015 02:27.33 AM Report This Comment
Good luck today looking over the rescue horses. Hope you find that perfect mare.
Nothing new here. Everybody was damp with sweat at supper time, couldn't even brush them. They would so love a big pond or cold creek to stand in, I'm sure.

Come visit me, Allie, congrats to Queen Susie & BJ and his mom,Gracie.

07/29/2015 01:21.33 AM Report This Comment
That's really sad, yet touching, that the horses still head out to where she is buried. My Cimarron is apparently very unemotional; he's had four herdmates pass away and he has never once expressed any upset at their loss.

Come visit me, Cimarron's Herd & Cimarron.

07/29/2015 12:47.52 AM Report This Comment
Hi Cisco, here's a vote for ya. Well it was a hot humid one today. Heat index was at 95 degrees, straight up temp was 90! So Indy and Paige were both only lunged for 15 minutes, with every fan going in the indoor, plus the big 36 round fan by the one door way. So it wasn't all that bad in there out of the sun and humidity. Then I waited for the sun to move and shade the backside and northeast side and then I weed whacked all that down. Moved the trailer into the driveway closer to the garages and will start to pack it up tomorrow. Remembering to bring a ton of electrolytes for both the horses, dog and myself. Although the dog will be into the trailer almost 24/7 in the A/C! Lucky him! Love ya, Marion and the blondes.

Come visit me, Nuttin But Good. Tkx Fancy for 12300!, R.I.P. Hi Tech Image, Thank you Bella Boo #15100! & MWS Zippn By Indy, Tks Cisco & Herd 4 vote 19400!.

07/28/2015 05:29.01 PM Report This Comment
saludos gracias por lo de la vibora


07/28/2015 03:51.11 PM Report This Comment
Hi Cheryl & Cisco, I hope you have some luck finding a companion horsey :) thank you! I did have a great vacation visiting my family. I'm not sure if the Freedom has been working for Koot yet. I put it on him a few days before I went on vacation so I'll have to ask my friend where he lives if Koot has been better. I'm going out to see Koot tonight. Voted. XOXO Danya and Koot

Come visit me, Kootenai *Vote Susie & Friends August HOTM!*.

07/28/2015 03:22.48 PM Report This Comment
Almost at the end of our HOTM run...yay! Keep the votes coming and thank you.~~~

Susie was going to have to return to LSU to have skin grafts done. The wound would not completely heal without having the grafts done. They needed the wound to start healing first and then after it reached a certain point, they were going to implant the skin grafts into the wound. She returned to LSU on October 15th. However the wound bed was not ready for the grafting, so she stayed there and on October 22nd they preceded with the grafting process. (Voted)


07/28/2015 11:14.30 AM Report This Comment
Here's a vote! I'm gonna head out in a bit and ride Copper Western

Come visit me, ~Copper~.

07/28/2015 05:02.32 AM Report This Comment
"Too hot to think" is a good way to put it. I know exactly what you mean, though it's not quite that hot here, thankfully.
Yeah, Madison isn't a morning person either. I figure I'll make her go to bed early and let her sleep as long as she wants. Meanwhile, I'll putz around and do stuff early on my days off. My sister homeschooled, so I'm always asking my niece questions from a student's point of view. If I remember right, TX and SC are the 2 most homeschool friendly states.
Kathryn helped me in the round pen yesterday, and it was much easier to get Allie to change direction. She still favored the right side, but with a ground person to redirect her, it wasn't a fight to get her to go left. After a bit, Allie relaxed and did much better. I think we're just going to have to use 2 people in there for a while until she gets the idea.
well, off to work. Hope you have a good tue.

Come visit me, Allie, congrats to Queen Susie & BJ and his mom,Gracie.

07/28/2015 02:41.58 AM Report This Comment
My goodness! Horses are so smart. I've noticed that Sadie sometimes has what looks like dried drops of water on her back. Monday, she filled her mouth with water and tossed it on her back. How cool is it that she knows how to cool herself off? I don't know if this is something horses normally do, or if she was inspired by being hosed down or cooling off in the sprinkler. Just amazing! So thankful for the wonderful things we learn from our four legged loved ones. Love always and a vote.

Come visit me, SADIE *Voting for Susie and friends for Aug HOTM *.

07/28/2015 02:04.20 AM Report This Comment
Trotting by with a vote! Not much is happening around here. Cimarron has been eating lots of apples; the fruit is getting ripe early this year. Of course, because he's special, I feed him the best ones and throw the bruised or otherwise damaged apples out to the other horses.

Sorry to hear about Meg. I hope Cisco and Nugget are doing alright without her, and you too.

Come visit me, Cimarron's Herd & Cimarron.

07/28/2015 12:57.24 AM Report This Comment
Hi Cisco, here's a vote for ya. Got a lot of little things done today. Spread out 200 lbs of Mag/Cal in the indoor in the super dry and dusty areas, yes I have those, along with some still wet spots from that storm almost 2 weeks ago now! UGH! Well last night we had that storm, I don't think we've ever had lightning and thunder that lasted so long, it was well over two hours of it. And the rains finally came, heavy for a while too, I was worried about more seeping into the indoor on the low side, but all was well. Rain gauge said one inch. Today was major food shopping day and get all that's needed for our horse show this Thursday when we leave. Horses were out late in the afternoon, as it was very hot and humid earlier, then it seemed to drop in humidity and a nice breeze came in. Tomorrow it's back to riding and start to pack up the trailer. Love ya, Marion and the blondes.

Come visit me, Nuttin But Good. Tkx Fancy for 12300!, R.I.P. Hi Tech Image, Thank you Bella Boo #15100! & MWS Zippn By Indy, Tks Cisco & Herd 4 vote 19400!.

07/27/2015 05:47.21 PM Report This Comment
The next day October 25th, a surgical excision of the lesion was done. Preliminary results were not consistent with pythium. However a culture was taken and sent off for testing. The initial diagnosis was an ulcerative and proliferative lesion on the lateral aspect of left rear pastern. After the surgery was done Susie remained at LSU for 9 days, where she was confined to a stall and her bandages changed every 3 days. She was sent home on October 2nd. We were told to keep her confined to her stall. However we separated the barn to give her two stalls and the middle isle, where we placed a round hay bale for her to eat. We also had to change her bandages every 3 days. This again was just like when she had her head wound. It is very difficult for someone, without any medical background, to apply these bandages. This bandage consisted of six steps (telfa pad, white cling gauze, cotton combine, brown gauze, vetwrap and elasticon). Try putting this on all while the horse is moving. lol Just lucky there were two of us working together. Susie seemed to be enjoying, once again being treated like a queen. Here's a vote.


07/27/2015 03:44.47 PM Report This Comment
it's that time of the year that daily cool downs are part of my afternoon duties! The boys enjoyed the carrot party!! Whiskey will go to the vet tomorrow for his yearly shots. I will probably do some things in the house until around 5-5:30 then get out again, have a great day and a great one tomorrow ♡

Come visit me, Whiskey ♥ & Deacon ♥.

07/27/2015 09:33.57 AM Report This Comment
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