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American Paint Horse from Watervliet, NY

Rocky (the blue-eyed wonder horse)

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I am from Watervliet, NY and I've been a Club Horse member for 4 years and 13 days

Nicknames: Red Lookin Beau or nickname Rocky (the blue-eyed wonder horse)

Age: 19 years old

Gender: Gelding

Breed: American Paint Horse

Height: 14.3

Color: Overo Sorrel & White

Type of Riding: Western and Trail Riding

My Horse's Achievements: Rocky originally joined Horse Channel in Mar 2007 as the 1,325th member, but his profile was deleted by accident on Feb 2013 and his profile was re-posted.
1st HOTD 11/12/2011
2nd HOTD 02/21/2013 (now I have HOTD badge again)
Rocky showed at a few County Fairs and won ribbons when he was younger. Once year he got a 6th in Halter class at Saratoga County Fair. He's also done Fun shows and was good in trail and command classes and awesome horse for sit-a-buck!
Thanks to all for HOTM Nov 2016!

My Horse's Favorite Treat: Carrots, apple wafer treats, apples, or any treat!

My Horse's Favorite Things To Do: Eat and hang out with his pasture buddies!

Pet Peeves: Only one - sheath cleaning!

My Horse's motto: Will bow for treats!

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How We Met

Must have been the blue eyes!
We were going to visit some friends and passed a farm with a sign "Horses for Sale". We just had to take a look! When we saw Rocky, that was it!

Rocky is our 1st horse and he's been so much fun over the years from my daughter trying to ride him in English beginner shows (jumping talent zero) to Western and trail riding for me, which he prefers! He's been in a parade once and given lots of pony rides over the years. Other various experience includes vaulting horse, Dress-up Halloween shows, fun shows, summer camp... We took him to several County fair western shows just for fun too.

Nowadays, semi-retired due to navicular issues. Light riding only on trail loop or in pasture.
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I've had 24559 friends visit me.

I'm the 40,800th member on HorseChannel.com.

4,248 friends have voted for me since I joined Club Horse!

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Hi Rocky, here's a vote for ya. Yes, we can get in using the backdoor method as I called it. But votes are not counting and points are done! If you notice, there is no where to bring up "My Account" so you won't see your points or any rewards, cause there are none anymore. It's just a matter of time before you can't even get HC to come up at all. At any rate, I'll still use the backdoor to leave a blog of the days activities. So today we reached a high of 72 degrees! That's 4 in a row, but it's ending soon! New farrier out today to do Indy. What a difference! Went and got 20 bags of shavings, the really big ones! Unloaded them, then turned Indy and Bullseye out in their pastures! Yes, it was dry enough and there was some grass. Washed the truck too! Dragged the indoor arena. Brought them in and then took Honey on her one mile walk! Yep, I was done! Oh Marissa is off baby watch, mare foaled last night at 8:30 pm a colt! Sorrel with flaxen tail so far, mane might lighten up. Cutie! Marion and the blondes.

Come visit me, Nuttin But Good. Tkx Bella Boo of DC, 16900!, R.I.P. Hi Tech Image, Tks Bella Boo of DC #17000! & MWS Zippn By Indy, Tks, Bella Boo of DC, 22200!.

02/24/2017 03:11.46 PM Report This Comment
Crazy weather everywhere. Nice workout with Sunset today, although I had way too much help. Cisco kept grabbing the leadrope, then trying to pull her tail, just doing everything he could to get in the way. Silly horse. He did get a lot of attention before I caught her - she is getting a bit better about that.

Come visit me, Mystic, Cisco ~voting for Hootie for HOTM, Angel Meg, Bo and Jazz & Angel Nugget.

02/24/2017 02:42.00 PM Report This Comment
Have to play catch up again. No internet this morning due to the storm. Calling for up to 20 inches but Mother Nature is getting a bit lazy, well or at least not aggressive yet. Only have about 5-6 inches. Mikey has dr. appointment today at 1, so hopefully he can make it. 100 miles 1 way. He has 4 wheel drive, he can not drive himself, being legally blind, but his friend took off 1/2 day from work to help him out. Schools are all called off, not so much because of the snow, but blizzard condition with winds. Could not finish leaving comments yesterday, but most everyone at east received a vote. Had to run get neighbor his pills at Ladysmith, then after dinner, went to pick up sawdust for bedding, to make sure everyone will stay dry. 12 bags (100 # feed bags) will go a long ways, then bedding gets recycled in the spring on the fields....animals are fertilizer factories.

Come visit me, Mistic, Willow & Whisper Supporting "Hootie" for the next HOTM.

02/24/2017 08:20.42 Report This Comment
So glad you love your new saddle and pad. Those lighter saddles are so much easier to handle. Did you about toss it all the way over his back the first couple of times you used it?
Wow, can't believe how warm it is, even up there! We really had almost no winter at all here, Dec and a few days in Jan were chilly, but that's about all. March has been known to throw a curve ball though.
Thanks to truck shopping, I haven't been able to ride lately. Allie turned up with a swollen hock, I'm sure due to one of her high spirited confrontations with her herd mates. She's not limping on it, thank goodness.
Well, off to work. Hope you have a great friday.

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

02/24/2017 01:40.01 Report This Comment
Long work weekend ahead. Love and a vote.

Come visit me, SADIE.

02/24/2017 01:24.55 Report This Comment
Hi Rocky, here's a vote for ya. Okay, is it just me or is anyone else having trouble signing in on HC! It's like the My Account, and Login boxes are gone! I clicked on HOTD and voted, then it says must sign in and I did! But I can't get to the My Account page at all! Weather was just delightful today, hit 67 F with strong sun! Snow is gone, well except for the walls of it I plowed it into! Had another great showmanship lesson with Paige. Then Marissa tacked her up and showed me what they are working on with her. Looking good! Got home and Honey and I did our mile walk, it was so nice out! Just a shirt, no sweater or jacket needed today! New farrier is coming in the morning to properly trim Indy. YAY! Marion and the blondes.

Come visit me, Nuttin But Good. Tkx Bella Boo of DC, 16900!, R.I.P. Hi Tech Image, Tks Bella Boo of DC #17000! & MWS Zippn By Indy, Tks, Bella Boo of DC, 22200!.

02/23/2017 03:46.24 PM Report This Comment
Yes, riding alone can be a problem - never thought about it when I was younger. Hope your weather stays nice, we tied for a record high today (89). Very windy, so just haltered Sunset and did some groundwork.

Come visit me, Mystic, Cisco ~voting for Hootie for HOTM, Angel Meg, Bo and Jazz & Angel Nugget.

02/23/2017 02:00.57 PM Report This Comment
Yeah, guess they did stay pretty clean with that much snow around still. How do you like your new saddle and pad? Hope they're cofortable.
I did a little light groundwork with Allie yesterday and trimmed Cinni's fronts. Still looking for and at used trucks, I'll share pics when I finally get one.
Hope you have a great thursday.

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

02/23/2017 04:13.14 Report This Comment
The weather's so nice during the day. It's in the 60's. A little chilly at night. The wind was heavy Wednesday night. Lots of love and a vote.

Come visit me, SADIE.

02/23/2017 01:18.13 Report This Comment
Hi Rocky, here's a vote for ya. Hope that you're wrong about the temps dropping starting over the weekend! I'm really liking this weather right now! Well started out with rain and drizzle and damp. But burnt off and sunshine and 52 degrees. Indy got worked and then I tried doing the showmanship backing squares with him. He got it going to the left, but to the right he kept wanting to stop and do pivots instead. It's hard to think about moving, backing and being on the correct front foot to not get the cross over and have them step on themselves! Bullseye got to free play. Then Honey and I did another one mile walk. Hopefully tomorrow it'll be sunny and they say in the low 60's! WHOO HOO! Dry it up! Marion and the blondes.

Come visit me, Nuttin But Good. Tkx Bella Boo of DC, 16900!, R.I.P. Hi Tech Image, Tks Bella Boo of DC #17000! & MWS Zippn By Indy, Tks, Bella Boo of DC, 22200!.

02/22/2017 03:53.56 PM Report This Comment
Just love mud season (NOT). Scott was gone all day, so didn't work with Sunset. He doesn't like me working with her or Cisco if he's not home. Just did some grooming on Bo and Jazz. Really gorgeous day, still a bit muddy.

Come visit me, Mystic, Cisco ~voting for Hootie for HOTM, Angel Meg, Bo and Jazz & Angel Nugget.

02/22/2017 02:10.25 PM Report This Comment
A Vote for You!!
Went to get feed, and so many of the lawns look green already. Then we had a flat, big time. No spare, but we called Mikey and he came, to help out. Tire was rusted on. Mikey took us into Ladysmith, to one of his friends has a shop. Found a tire that would fit. So not much time for getting things done, but my brother-in-law, also stopped, picked up our feed, and delivered it, help unload, then stayed and had coffee and banana bread with Mike.
Found out what Mother Nature has been up to, "while" she teased us this last week with nice warm weather.....I can heard her chuckling, wait till Thursday and Friday, so now you will have to wait too, tomorrow I will tell you.

Come visit me, Mistic, Willow & Whisper Supporting "Hootie" for the next HOTM.

02/22/2017 06:05.18 Report This Comment
Stopping by with a Wednesday morning vote! Hope everyone had had a great week soooo far! I have, it's muddy so haven't been able to ride this week yet:( But since we got the rain everything has greened up sooooooooooo much!!!!! The horses went out in the front pasture yesterday, there's good grass for them to eat and we are officially out of hay! Plan to get some more maybe Friday, after it dries out. The goats are also doing well! Voted!

Come visit me, ~Copper~Thanks for HOTM~.

02/22/2017 05:17.41 Report This Comment
He's part piggy, huh? Love your new snow pic, that's still a lot of snow on the ground.
Not much here. Still busy shopping for a used truck. Saw one yesterday that's all set up to pull and in good shape, but it's priced a little high and will soon need new tires. Hoping to see another one this week if schedules can cooridnate.
Well, hope you have a great wednesday.

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

02/22/2017 04:46.19 Report This Comment
Tired. Returning quick votes. <3

Come visit me, SADIE.

02/22/2017 02:48.30 Report This Comment
voted!

Come visit me, Fancy & <>Pony Jack<>.

02/21/2017 05:45.25 PM Report This Comment
Hi Rocky, here's a vote for ya. Well another 46 degree day, but overcast. Still did melt off more snow and some places the mud and grass is drying out a little. But possibly rain tomorrow! Got Indy and Bullseye done. Then headed over to Paige. Marissa's back to work, yay! So I lunged Paige, then had a showmanship lesson. WOW learned the proper way to back a horse in the letter C and then in a square! Talk about concentration on what front foot is where to get that box square! Gonna be working on this for a while for sure! It's all about timing, and I'm not that big on paying attention! LOL! But just like I used to tell my ski students, it comes natural for me cause I do it all the time, so the more you practice, the more it becomes natural for you. So this too will happen for me! Got home and took Honey for our mile walk. Then at 4:20 I finally had lunch! LOL! Then passed out later on for a 90 minute nap! I was whipped! Marion and the blondes.

Come visit me, Nuttin But Good. Tkx Bella Boo of DC, 16900!, R.I.P. Hi Tech Image, Tks Bella Boo of DC #17000! & MWS Zippn By Indy, Tks, Bella Boo of DC, 22200!.

02/21/2017 05:04.17 PM Report This Comment
Glad you're getting out for rides. Still too muddy to do much, but windy today so hopefully will dry out soon. Took some apple slices out and called Cisco up, Sunset actually beat him to me. Took the hoof rasp out and worked on Jazz, hair everywhere. It sure does work good. Also gets the dried on mud off pretty good.

Come visit me, Mystic, Cisco ~voting for Hootie for HOTM, Angel Meg, Bo and Jazz & Angel Nugget.

02/21/2017 02:39.27 PM Report This Comment
That's so cool you could ride with your friend. I bet Blue isn't fluffy and clean anymore if he went with you, but I bet he was a happy dog.
Hope you have a great tuesday and stay dry.

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

02/21/2017 07:49.21 Report This Comment
A Vote for You!!
Rained all day yesterday, my one jacket is still wet, so I wear the longer one. Hardly any snow left, but Mother Nature is making "Big" plans for Friday, 10-12 inches. Water is not soaking in because of the frozen ground. Gong to get more fed today, to make sure we have enough if we can not get out this weekend.

Come visit me, Mistic, Willow & Whisper Supporting "Hootie" for the next HOTM.

02/21/2017 05:39.19 Report This Comment
<3 Quick vote. <3

Come visit me, SADIE.

02/21/2017 02:00.16 Report This Comment
voted!

Come visit me, Fancy & <>Pony Jack<>.

02/20/2017 05:41.22 PM Report This Comment
Hi Rocky, here's a vote for ya. Way to go, another ride! Yep look out for the refreeze overnight ice! I bet that Blue enjoyed going out on the trails and relaxing after working so hard for his tests! What another nice sunny day today! Not as warm, but still hit 46F which is good for us this time of the winter. Got Indy and Bullseye out to the indoor for playtime! Had the big doors open to let air and sunlight in, but the rider guard doors shut to keep them in! LOL! Then Honey and I did another walk, today we did 1.1 miles. I'm building up my knees and muscling in them slowly! Tonight going down into the low 20's, so the wood burner will be fired up in the house and Indy's heater will be on for him. Tomorrow not much warmer, but Wed and Thurs going into the high 50's again! Yes, I'll take it! More snow melted today, and all the ice is really gone now. Couple of more days and we should see ground again! LOL! Marion and the blondes.

Come visit me, Nuttin But Good. Tkx Bella Boo of DC, 16900!, R.I.P. Hi Tech Image, Tks Bella Boo of DC #17000! & MWS Zippn By Indy, Tks, Bella Boo of DC, 22200!.

02/20/2017 03:51.24 PM Report This Comment
Wow, you got a ride in too? We got an inch of rain overnight, so it's back to being muddy. Probably will take a couple of days to dry out. Had a skunk in the live trap this AM, Scott dragged the trap out and shot it. 2nd one this year.

Come visit me, Mystic, Cisco ~voting for Hootie for HOTM, Angel Meg, Bo and Jazz & Angel Nugget.

02/20/2017 02:07.16 PM Report This Comment
Hi all, well this has been a wet, wet month, were looking at 9 inches so far, Lilly was suppose to get her toes trimmed last week but my farrier had to cancel due to an ice storm so we are scheduled for this Wens,its a rainy cold day so Im heading to The Dalles and getting Lilly some more grain and pine shavings for her bed and hit the 2nd hand stores, Happy Presidents Day have a wonderful week, Love Suz, Lilly and the Goat Boys

Come visit me, Lilly.

02/20/2017 08:57.40 Report This Comment
A Vote for You!!
I was thinking of putting a caption under Blue's picture, where he is laying on the couch with his much won ribbon...."A guy just has to make Mom happy" or "all in a days work".
Congratulation to Blue and to you, we all know he would never have made it with you doing all the hard work behind the screen.

Come visit me, Mistic, Willow & Whisper Supporting "Hootie" for the next HOTM.

02/20/2017 06:22.23 Report This Comment
Love and a Monday vote.

Come visit me, SADIE.

02/20/2017 02:36.08 Report This Comment
So proud of you and Blue! Congratulations! And a trail ride too? What a sunday. Glad you got to do that, I know you've been dying to ride again.
It was really nice here too. I took Gracie out for a short ride in the field and enjoyed it. She of course, had eyes only for the grass. BJ stuck his nose under her when we got home, like he thought he was gonna nurse, and then made that milk mouth motion when she gave him the stink eye. Really horse? You're almost 9 years old! I've never seen a colt over 6 months do that.
Well, off to work. Hope your week gets off to a good start.

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

02/20/2017 01:33.33 Report This Comment
voted!

Come visit me, Fancy & <>Pony Jack<>.

02/19/2017 06:00.54 PM Report This Comment
Hi Rocky, here's a vote for ya. Glad to hear that mom got out and took a nice relaxing ride on ya Rocky! She needed that after all the hard work she's been putting into working with your little brother Blue. Who now is a star and passed both his tests! Congrats BLUE! WOW it hit 58 degrees today with sunshine! Just about all the snow is gone, except for my wall of course! And some of thicker ice is still hanging on! But tomorrow might take care of that! Had the barn door open all afternoon. Mo was in the crate so he wouldn't take off on me and miss curfew for the night. Indy got a good spa day and then free lunging in the indoor! Bullseye got to free run and play inside too! Just too muddy in any of the pastures to even think about turnout! Did a few little things outside to straighten up over on the crushed stone driveway to the big trailer, it was all dug up from pushing the snow up onto my wall! Then Honey and I went for our first walk of the year down the road. We only did about 3/4 mile total. I have to build my knees up to walking again, without blowing them out! Need to show this summer! Marion and the blondes.

Come visit me, Nuttin But Good. Tkx Bella Boo of DC, 16900!, R.I.P. Hi Tech Image, Tks Bella Boo of DC #17000! & MWS Zippn By Indy, Tks, Bella Boo of DC, 22200!.

02/19/2017 03:54.11 PM Report This Comment
Congratulations on Blue passing his test, and you getting some warmer weather.

Come visit me, Mystic, Cisco ~voting for Hootie for HOTM, Angel Meg, Bo and Jazz & Angel Nugget.

02/19/2017 03:48.36 PM Report This Comment
Stopping by with a Sunday afternoon vote! Well I got to ride Copper yesterday yay! I got a flying lead change out of him! Voted! ~Brooke,Copper and the goat herd~

Come visit me, ~Copper~Thanks for HOTM~.

02/19/2017 12:58.31 PM Report This Comment
Voted
I bet you are so proud of Blue, we all are. Hope the video turns out great. Your daughter will have my dream job. But could never do it, for the same reason, I could never work in the nursing home, I would bring everyone home with me. :)

Come visit me, Mistic, Willow & Whisper Supporting "Hootie" for the next HOTM.

02/19/2017 07:54.03 Report This Comment
Fingers crossed for you and Blue today on his test. You sure have worked hard.
Didn't have any horse time yesterday, mostly because I was really seriously looking on line for trucks, but also because of some light rain in the afternoon, not even enough to make it muddy. I found several to follow up on, if they don't get sold before I have time to follow up.
Well, again, good luck today. Can't wait to hear how he does.

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

02/19/2017 02:29.28 Report This Comment
Okay, it can stop raining, now. Hugs and a vote.

Come visit me, SADIE.

02/19/2017 01:03.38 Report This Comment
voted!

Come visit me, Fancy & <>Pony Jack<>.

02/18/2017 07:14.20 PM Report This Comment
Hi Rocky, here's a vote for ya. Okay Blue, we're all giving ya the paws up for a successful test Sunday! Well temps were like springtime! We hit 57 on the farm here and over at Marissa's it was 61! Having a big melt down of snow and ice for sure! Couple of more days of this and it'll all be about gone! YAY! Probably just in time for another snow storm then! LOL! Well today went to He$$ in a handbasket fast! My appointment to have my taxes down ran late, can't complain cause it's a free thing for Seniors and low income families in our County. So then I get over to work Paige and told I have 12 minutes only to use the indoor cause then it's off limits for the pending sale of a horse to be worked and shown to people. So I hand walk Paige and get out. Then groomed her, did a few things and it's like 3:40 now and still no people about this sale horse! So Ticked off! Got home and it was like 4:15, so just gave late lunch to my boys. Tomorrow I'm home all day, so they will be tended too like normal and out for playtime in the indoor. It's a muddy mess now getting to the indoor, but sure as heck better than the frozen ice clogs! Marion and the blondes.

Come visit me, Nuttin But Good. Tkx Bella Boo of DC, 16900!, R.I.P. Hi Tech Image, Tks Bella Boo of DC #17000! & MWS Zippn By Indy, Tks, Bella Boo of DC, 22200!.

02/18/2017 05:04.09 PM Report This Comment
Can't wait to hear how Blue does on the test. Glorious day, reached 81. Nice workout with Sunset. We have a good chance of TS tomorrow, then the 10 day looks clear. Buddy didn't come home last night, was worrying today but he showed up a little while ago.

Come visit me, Mystic, Cisco ~voting for Hootie for HOTM, Angel Meg, Bo and Jazz & Angel Nugget.

02/18/2017 04:16.38 PM Report This Comment
I bet Blue really like the attention at the classes. I know how excited Sadie gets, if someone stops over, or even when I get up, its like see never seen me before.
Been trying to teach her to sit, and wait to be petted.

Come visit me, Mistic, Willow & Whisper Supporting "Hootie" for the next HOTM.

02/18/2017 05:49.15 Report This Comment
The same storm that's hitting California, is headed my way. Even though I'm east of California, the heavy wind is coming from the East. Hoping the rain won't be too heavy. Roads and highways have a tendency to flood. Will have to drive extra careful. Long work weekend. Thanks for the votes. Love and a return vote.

Come visit me, SADIE.

02/18/2017 01:21.15 Report This Comment
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