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 from Ozark, MO

Skelter

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Active within 1831 Days

I am from Ozark, MO and I've been a Club Horse member for 7 years, 4 months and 5 days

Nicknames: Helter Skelter, laddie, buddy, handsome boy, brotha, Little Brown (I come up with new ones all the time!)

Age: 13 years old

Gender: Gelding

Breed:

Height: Not quite sure, he's medium height.

Color: Blood bay with two white half stockings, two black stockings, a snip & a star that resembles a skeleton head. That is how he got his name.

Type of Riding: Endurance trail riding and bareback. I ride him with a halter and a single rein.

My Horse's Achievements: There's no better trail horse than Skelter. No hill too steep, no path to narrow! He can practically read my mind about where I want to go.

My Horse's Favorite Treat: Apples, clover, carrots and homemade horse treats

My Horse's Favorite Things To Do: Fresh grass, hanging out with me, cows, spending time on the trail!

Pet Peeves: Horses being ahead of him on the trail.

My Horse's motto: Ride like it's your last day.

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How We Met

I have known Skelter since he was a yearling. We go way back! He came with another horse,who we later sold, but we kept Skelter! I think we have such a strong bond because I have known him for so long..

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I've had 2478 friends visit me.

I'm the 2,749th member on HorseChannel.com.

270 friends have voted for me since I joined Club Horse!

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Saying Hi! :)
Just dropping by to say hi :) I love your horse and I think his name is awesome :)

Come visit me, Argo.

03/17/2010 02:56.40 PM Report This Comment
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How are you doing? It's a very busy time of year and I've been running around like a headless chicken. I haven't ridden this week and I didn't get a chance last week either. But I have driven Pippin a few times and done a few more races with Melian. Of course, she always wins with ease now.

We lost another of our dogs last week so our Christmas will be a little sad as a first without either Tiny and now Minnie. Minnie was my sister's dog but we were close and I took care of her just as much. She went blind suddenly on the 13th and then went into liver failure. We all miss her so much.

But there is happy news too. My sister couldn't be without a dog so she already has a new puppy. He's a little Yorkshire Terrier with a touch of Maltese and she named him Kermit. He's so adorable and feisty and he and Melian were instant friends at first sight. She's literally 10 times his size but she plays with him and is ever so gentle. And Kermit wandered over to Pippin today so they've also met. Pippin doesn't seem to mind him. I think Melian thinks that Kermit is the best Christmas present ever.

I hope you have a wonderful Christmas with all of your family and friends close by you. Leaving you a special Christmas vote.

Come visit me, Prince, Pippin (Remembering Melian) & Eddie.

12/25/2009 12:43.39 AM Report This Comment
Happy Thanksgiving!
I hope you are having a wonderfully happy Thanksgiving today with all of your close family and friends around you. And, of course, lots of good food with which you're now completely stuffed. We have so much for which to be thankful.

I would love for Shadowfax to win hotd which is why I'm writing from this profile. This way it is easier for everyone to find him. Isn't he stunning?

Leaving a special Thanksgiving vote for you.

Pippin (11626) and gang

Come visit me, Shadowfax.

11/26/2009 07:14.35 PM Report This Comment
09/15/2009 01:20.21 PM Report This Comment
It was good to hear from you again. That's great that you've been so busy. And especially since it was with horses.

We are all doing great here. I took Pippin for a walk last night and there's an irrigation ditch that runs through the forest. It's empty right now and he won't cross it. Well, I managed to persuade him to cross because I had a couple of dog biscuits in my pocket. I was so proud of him. I'll have to try it again.

It was twilight and he saw a big pile of logs in the forest. He had been acting all tough but those were scary and he hid behind me and peeked around my side. Big tough guy! I just laughed at him and then he went and sniffed them and decided that they were alright. He's not really spooky but I guess they took him by surprise.

Melian is doing great. The other evening we were sitting on the couch watching TV and Melian couldn't get comfortable on the couch. I guess the cushions weren't quite right and she was too hot. So, twice she tried to arrange herself and then looked at me forlornly and howled a deep hound howl. It was so funny. I finally made her a bed on the floor with a couple of blankets where she could stretch out to her heart's content. She is so funny sometimes.

I took her to the vet for a social visit a few days ago and it was really funny because she was terrified of three tiny little kittens. They were in a cage on the floor and she wouldn't go anywhere near it. One of them was looking at her! Oh no! I had to stand between her and the cage before she would pass.

I hope you had a great weekend and enjoy a wonderful week. Here's a vote for you.

P.S. I would really appreciate it if you would please vote for Melian daily in the cutest dog contest and ask your friends for votes too. I think we may have a chance this week. We need about 1500 votes by the end of the week. Here's the link and don't forget to remove the spaces.

http://www.cutest dogcompetiti on.com/vote.cfm?h=6534 959DB0D38C5302ED 54509CCC64A1&page=1

Come visit me, Prince, Pippin (Remembering Melian) & Eddie.

09/15/2009 12:04.18 AM Report This Comment
Sorry, when I stopped by the other day I didn't leave a personal note. When did you get back on the HC? I've missed you. How are all the horses doing? I see you're down to 3 profiles now.

Thank you so much for your congratulations for Eddie. I was quite surprised to see that he won. And then later on last night, my brain being on hold, I suddenly thought, "Oh no, I forgot to congratulate the hotd." So I went to my account and saw that it was Eddie. Well, duh, I knew that already. I guess it had been a long day.

I rode Prince this evening but we only got to ride for half an hour because we had major thunderstorms with lots of lightning striking in the nearby fields. It didn't seem to bother him though. Last week I had him at a really collected trot and suddenly he fell to his knees. I stayed on but it took Prince a few tries before he was able to get all the way back up. I don't know if I unbalanced him or perhaps it's because the ground is uneven. We don't have an arena. His owner says he's fine but he seemed to be tripping more this evening too. I don't know.

Pippin ran over to the neighbours again yesterday. He is best friends with a big gelding over there. He was mock fighting through the fence. He's so small but he stood up on his hind legs several times and knocked the other horse in the face. And they were biting each other too and loving it. Neither was too rough. I wish I could take him home. Pippin would love an equine companion. But then maybe he wouldn't like me as much. Hmmm.

Well, thanks again for the congratulations for Eddie's win for a day in the spotlight. I really appreciate it. Here's a vote for you.

P.S. Please vote for Pippin in the Glamour Shot contest. He is on page 29. Thanks so much.

P.P.S. I made a slideshow video of Tiny on the DC. It is called Memories of Tiny. If you want to see it search under the videos for that name or copy the link below. Don't forget to remove the spaces.

http://www. dogchannel.com /dog-videos /watch-v ideo-EE51 E82E41285467513889D374 B1E83E.aspx

Come visit me, Prince, Pippin (Remembering Melian) & Eddie.

06/02/2009 11:48.35 PM Report This Comment
Thats great that you have been able to ride lots, I am riding lots as well. Yeah I am taking it very slow with Celtic but we are still working on the great bond part. Heres a vote.

Come visit me, Gazelle, Fox, Cheyenne, Wind, Forest, Celtic & Sparrow.

06/02/2009 08:37.38 PM Report This Comment
Sorry this is cut and paste but I'm trying to reach as many horses as possible. I will write properly later.

I was wondering if you could do my friends on the Dog Channel a favour? They are running for dog of the month and they need lots more votes to win. Would you go over there and give them a vote today and tomorrow? Their number is 85816. Their names are Little Bit and Paco.

You can log in with your Horse Channel information. Then click on the dog of the day and change the last numbers to 85816.

Thank you so much. Leaving you with a vote and hoping you're having a great weekend.

Unfortunately, you cannot leave a blog on the Dog Channel without a profile. If you would like to leave a message please stop by Eddie's page. Thank you so much.

Come visit me, Prince, Pippin (Remembering Melian) & Eddie.

05/30/2009 08:05.59 PM Report This Comment
Thats great that you have alot of fun with him. Have you been able to ride him much lately. Celtic's progress is going rather slow as I have been rather busy of late and she is a very hot horse and you have to take things very slowly with her. Heres another vote for your handsome boy.

Come visit me, Gazelle, Fox, Cheyenne, Wind, Forest, Celtic & Sparrow.

05/27/2009 06:46.11 PM Report This Comment
thanks heres a vote. Thank you all for all the votes. Im so sorry i havent been on lately. Rosie and School have been keeping me so busy! And by the end of the month, i want to have 950 votes. Please vote! I promise i will get back to you as soon as i can. Please and thank you.

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05/27/2009 06:35.46 PM Report This Comment
Hi Skelter is a handsome boy. He sounds like a nice horse, you must have alot of fun with him. Heres a vote.

Come visit me, Gazelle, Fox, Cheyenne, Wind, Forest, Celtic & Sparrow.

05/25/2009 08:51.23 PM Report This Comment
hi Klaire!! how've ya been? I LEFT A VOTE

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01/28/2009 02:33.38 PM Report This Comment
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10/29/2008 10:20.43 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8mGrwlzGvmg
Hey, where have you been? I just made a new video starring Pippin. It's called Pippin's Love and the link is above. I thought you might enjoy it. I also have new photos on Prince's and Eddie's pages. I would love for you to check them out. My sister also uploaded a new video of her parrot, Poirot, babbling away. The video is called Poirot's Babbling. I know she would love a visit from you. Have you been watching the Olympics? We have and they're pretty exciting. The opening ceremony was the best ever and we were just awestruck. Well, here's a vote for you and enjoy riding. ttyl

Come visit me, Prince, Pippin (Remembering Melian) & Eddie.

08/12/2008 12:21.03 AM Report This Comment
here is your monday vote.hope you had a great weekend.Tina

Come visit me, Prince & Alladin.

06/23/2008 10:26.38 AM Report This Comment
Sorry, I was gone for most of last week or I would have written sooner. That must have been really neat to see a fawn. We have lots of deer around here too and the newborn fawns are just so cute. Pippin kind of ignores the deer too. I guess they don't see them as a threat. It's been so hot here. Pippin parked himself under the sprinklers so that he could stay cool and keep away from the flies. We've had some pretty nasty horseflies around here and they just glue themselves to his poor face. I'm going to have to put some more deterrent on him. Last week I was lucky and got to ride both Prince and Eddie. It was a lot of fun. Eddie had much more energy than usual and he's so powerful. Well, I'm glad you're keeping busy over there and having fun. Here's a vote for you. ttyl

Come visit me, Prince, Pippin (Remembering Melian) & Eddie.

06/19/2008 11:39.24 PM Report This Comment
Guess WHO ???
here i'm with a monday vote.hope everything its doing well on your end.

Come visit me, Prince & Alladin.

06/16/2008 06:52.32 AM Report This Comment
That's wonderful that your riding has been so great and that Annie and Skelter have been so much fun. I'm glad you like Pippin's new photos. I had a really great ride on Prince this Tuesday. My sister didn't come so we rode without Eddie and he was so much more concentrated on my aids and without the distraction he was almost perfect. For the first time I took him over a couple of poles. He was kind of spooked the first time but then after that it was no problem at all. I want to try raising them so he'll jump. We'll have to see what he thinks about that. I think he's such a great guy and he's really putting his heart into learning stuff. He still tries to grab a bite to eat while we're riding but that's okay. Sometimes I let him. Pippin is also doing really wonderfully. I took him part way up the mountain a few days ago and he trotted the whole way up. And then when we turned around he cantered fast all the way down. It was so much fun and the best thing of all is that when I asked him for a "whoa" in the middle of cantering he stopped within a few steps. He's so responsive and eager to do the right thing. Well, most of the time. He can take two passengers now and he does really well. We haven't tried any faster than a trot because I think he needs to build up to that. Anyway, as you can see I'm pretty pleased with my two boys. Eddie's great too but he's more my sister's. Well, I hope you had a great weekend and here's a vote for you.

Come visit me, Prince, Pippin (Remembering Melian) & Eddie.

06/08/2008 06:28.22 PM Report This Comment
06/05/2008 12:28.49 PM Report This Comment
♥ Teddy ♥
♥ Teddy ♥ Thanks so much for helping Teddy get hotd! He deserved it so much. If only he were here to know! We'll miss him so much. ♥

Come visit me, ~* Ω Mr. Kool Ω*~, ~Jolanda Adelaar and Guusje ~, ~*Theadore O'Conner ♥ In Loving Memory*~, ~::~ Ω Pete *I'll miss you* Ω ~::~ & ♥ ♦ Missy ♦ ♥.

06/03/2008 08:44.50 AM Report This Comment
♥ Teddy ♥
Will you do a champion pony a favor? Please vote for Theadore O'Conner, Karen O'Conner's eventing star! The dear pony had to be euthanized May 28 after falling and hurting himself severely. He was short-listed for the Olympics this year and he's won the Team and Individual Gold Medalist from the 2007 Pan American Games and had top six finishes at the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event in 2007 and 2008. He was the 2007 USEF/Farnam Horse of the Year. Can we all honor this pony with the power by giving him Horse Of The Day?

Come visit me, ~* Ω Mr. Kool Ω*~, ~Jolanda Adelaar and Guusje ~, ~*Theadore O'Conner ♥ In Loving Memory*~, ~::~ Ω Pete *I'll miss you* Ω ~::~ & ♥ ♦ Missy ♦ ♥.

05/29/2008 03:19.04 PM Report This Comment
I'm just stopping by to tell you that I have new photos of Pippin now that his summer coat has grown in. I think he looks so handsome. I hope you had a great weekend and here's a vote for you.

Come visit me, Prince, Pippin (Remembering Melian) & Eddie.

05/13/2008 08:12.46 AM Report This Comment
So sorry for the delay in writing to you. I've been so busy that I was hardly on for a week. I clipped Pippin and he was blue roan for a few days but he's rapidly growing in his summer coat and it's so beautiful this year. It's really sleek and glossy and when it's warm enough I'll bathe him and try to take some more photos. I've also ordered a coat for him which I was hoping would come today but it didn't. Maybe tomorrow. I trimmed his hooves too so he's all set. Eddie was in a parade yesterday for the rodeo. He was all fancy in his pretty harness and wagon. I think he was the star of the parade. He's such a handsome horse. Anyway it's beautiful here and I sure hope it doesn't snow again. It snowed a little last week. The day Pippin was clipped, poor guy. And we had an earthquake too. It lasted about 15 seconds but it wasn't very strong. Just enough to make everything swing and sway. How are your kittens doing and how many do you have? Kittens are just so cute. Yes, I've seen the Pirates of the Caribbean movies and I really love them but I have to agree with you that The Man from Snowy River is much better. It has horses so how could it not? It sounds like Skelter was a really fun ride for you. I love galloping and having the wind in my face. Well, I hope you had a good weekend and some nice warm weather too. Here's a vote for you.

Come visit me, Prince, Pippin (Remembering Melian) & Eddie.

05/05/2008 07:32.47 PM Report This Comment
HOTD
Please vote for Tuff Stuff for Horse Of The Day! He has been a club horse member for 1 year and 23 days! I left a vote for you as well!
~Jess&Scooter

Come visit me, Tuff Stuff, Oh Henry, Miss October, Tuffs Tanqueray & Mister Kid Apache.

04/29/2008 02:09.10 PM Report This Comment
Hey!
Glad you all are doing well. Do you like using Easy-boots? Here's a vote for Skelter - thanks for voting for Amber!!

Come visit me, Amber & Zoe.

04/29/2008 05:46.45 AM Report This Comment
he's really pretty!what r easyboots?i was just wondering if you could please visit my horse Wesley, i'm trying to get him horse of the day, and every vote counts!thanks so much if u can:) i left a vote for him!

Andrea, Ann Arbor, MI.

04/26/2008 06:16.05 PM Report This Comment
How's Annie coming along with Oreo? Any improvements yet? I guess you've probably trimmed all their hooves by now. I need to rasp Pippin's again and trim his frogs. I don't have to trim them though because the hard road is wearing them down. But they're a little uneven so that's why I'll rasp them. I rode both Eddie and Prince last time I went. My sister couldn't go with me so I took a friend instead. Well, she doesn't know how to ride and Eddie got spooked by her. He started trotting and she was bouncing all over the place and that scared him so he started to canter and she fell off. She was kind of spooked but she got back on and was led around a little. Then I took Eddie for a hard ride to get rid of some of his excess energy. It was really fun. Pippin's doing great too but I haven't had much time for him this week except to feed him and move him. He is shedding like crazy and everytime I go near him I get covered in horse hair. I sure hope it warms up again so I can clip him. Last Friday was his birthday and I was going to clip him then but then it snowed so I couldn't. Well, I hope your weather is better than mine. Here's a vote for you.

Come visit me, Prince, Pippin (Remembering Melian) & Eddie.

04/24/2008 11:12.59 PM Report This Comment
Hello!!
I'm sorry it has taken me awhile to visit you. I've been busy lately and have not been on here much. I just posted some more pictures of Amber and some baby pictures of Zoe - come visit them when you get the chance!! I hope Annie and Oreo are getting along better!! Here's a vote!

Come visit me, Amber & Zoe.

04/21/2008 02:38.00 PM Report This Comment
Hey, that's great that Annie is closer now. Do you now have all three close by? Pippin's doing great and I just took him on a short bike ride to loosen his muscles. He really needed and galloped most of the way. He got scared of a skunk and really ran after that. I didn't mind that he ran because I didn't really want to be sprayed by the skunk either. I took Pippin on another long bike ride on Sunday and we saw those beautiful horses again. They all came over and sniffed him over the fence. They were really fascinated by his mane and he loved the attention. He also loved the grass on the side of the road a lot. He had lots of energy and ran over 23 mph. Pretty fast, I think for a little guy. I can't peddle that fast on the bike so he partly pulled me. It was pretty hot but now it's cooler again and it froze last night and it's supposed to snow on the weekend. Well, I hope your weather has warmed up again. Here's a vote for you and have fun on your trail rides. Skelter sounds like lots of fun.

Come visit me, Prince, Pippin (Remembering Melian) & Eddie.

04/17/2008 10:48.41 PM Report This Comment
hi
left a vote soooo cute come visit classy

Come visit me, coach, KC, Candy, Music, sunshine & classy trying to get HOTD 200 more votes.

04/14/2008 07:33.45 PM Report This Comment
Well, I blogged you a couple of days ago before I saw your blog on Prince's page. It sounds like you had a great ride on Skelter. I wish I could join you. Eddie's saddle is working really well and I rode Prince today and he was wonderful. His desensitizing is working well too and he really got tested today. Two large gravel trucks drove by, then a gigantic trailer with a large house on it followed directly by three more large trucks, and then yet another two trucks. I guess it must have been trucking day today but Prince really good about it though a little nervous. Well, I hope you get to go on more trail rides soon and here's a vote for you. Have fun!

Come visit me, Prince, Pippin (Remembering Melian) & Eddie.

04/08/2008 10:58.52 PM Report This Comment
Very Pretty!
I love his color. Thanks for the visit and blog on Venus' page! Here's a vote! ttyl

Come visit me, Judgement of Iron Spring Farm~not my horse~, Madison, Sadie, and Copper Top & Goffert 369.

04/08/2008 07:08.42 PM Report This Comment
Hi! ♥
It sounds like you had a great time. Here it was too muddy to ride, so I just groomed Halle and I got a lot of her winter coat off. Thanks for the vote! Here is a vote for Skelter.

Come visit me, ♥ Halle ♥ & ♣ Pebbles ♣.

04/06/2008 08:46.07 PM Report This Comment
I see you're down to three profiles. That must be easier to handle. Pippin is doing great and shedding even more. I got so much fur off him yesterday that I made a pile of it and burned it. It smelt pretty bad. I took him with the cart with an open bridle for the first time and he bolted. He went until we got stuck in the forest. I was worried that I might fall out of the cart and then Pippin would be by himself. Not a good idea. He finally calmed and did much better and I think he will do better with the open bridle because he can see what's going on. He even did well on the road when cars came by. Well, have fun riding and I hope your weather has improved. Here's a vote for you. ttyl

Come visit me, Prince, Pippin (Remembering Melian) & Eddie.

04/06/2008 04:05.15 PM Report This Comment
here is a vote come visit freckles i'm trying to get her HOTD please come visit her thankyou bye.he is a gourgeous horse

Come visit me, spirit, Big Ben, Judy and Jane, Santiga, having another baby, Katie & Rosco.

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