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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 3 years, 11 months and 11 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 23336 friends visit me.

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

4,005 friends have voted for me since I joined Club Horse!

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Voted! Soooo muddy here:( and more rain is on the way:(

Come visit me, ~Copper~.

01/18/2017 06:20.45 AM Report This Comment
A Vote for You!!
We had a beautiful winter day yesterday. Temps actually got up to 40, got some jobs done outside. Bedded down pigs out with loose straw again. They have a calf hutch, and about 3 feet of straw and saw dust under it all. Cleaned out some of the chicken coop, and added more leaves. They have ashes to dust them selves and it is right by the windows, so sun can warm it up....but they are the worst house keepers, even worst than me....they just throw the ashes everywhere. What they need is a 24 hr maid. Brought home another 20 small bales, just so the next cold spell which hits, I can feed under the lean-to for Harry and Jack, Harriet went in the pen with the other 2 steers and horses, so if she is not bred yet, she will not get bred, and end up having the baby in the cold weather. Now, it will be summer before they can be together. Even the horses love this weather, seen them galloping...short bursts of speed, this way and that....later sleeping in the sun.
Many schools still closed, electric out, but not where we are. We did not get not much rain, but did get snow.

Come visit me, Mistic, Willow & Whisper.

01/18/2017 05:17.30 AM Report This Comment
So glad you're getting some time with your son, I'm sure you loved it. Our kids always have our hearts, even if they have to share it with our 4 legged babies.
Are you happy about the snows missing you, or do you need the moisture? We've had some rain this winter, not like usual winters though, and not like what we need after that painfully dry summer. I just don't want another summer like that back to back.
Well, hope all's well. Give Blue a pat on the head for me.

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

01/18/2017 04:22.48 AM Report This Comment
4001!
voted!

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

01/17/2017 06:45.36 PM Report This Comment
yo9u had to enjoy the visit. On and off rain today. Gave Sunset the day off, she didn't seem too happy. Every time I went outside, she was at the fence, looking for me to come out with carrots and lunch. Hoping she will appreciate me more coming out tomorrow. Breakaway halter should be here tomorrow.

Come visit me, Mystic, Cisco, Angel Meg, Bo and Jazz & Angel Nugget.

01/17/2017 05:07.41 PM Report This Comment
Hi Rocky, here's a vote for ya. Glad to hear that you had a great visit with your son and his wife to be. Well not much got done today! Did decided to go grocery shopping today cause of the rains! Got home and my hayman had been here took out a load of that bad weedy, dusty, smelly hay. But they forced the big door shut and bent a piece of metal on the bottom track! I couldn't shut it all the way or re-open it! And of course by then it was raining hard! Hack saw to the rescue! Didn't need that 1 by 1.5 inch of metal anyhow! LOL! Then of course the rains really got heavy, so it was just give them lunch and fresh water and forget about dragging them to the indoor. They were all nice and content in the barn. Tomorrow's another day of possibly more rain! We'll see what gets done! I really don't want these sinuses acting up and me getting sick again! Marion and the blondes.

Come visit me, Nuttin But Good. Tkx , Mom, Indy & H.T., 16600!, R.I.P. Hi Tech Image, Tks Bella Boo of DC #16900! & MWS Zippn By Indy, Tks, Bella Boo of DC, 22000!.

01/17/2017 03:40.00 PM Report This Comment
Voted

Come visit me, ~Copper~.

01/17/2017 05:53.18 AM Report This Comment
Hugs and a quick vote.

Come visit me, SADIE.

01/17/2017 02:10.30 AM Report This Comment
Hi Rocky, here's a vote for ya. Well when my equine dentist says 9:30 am I'll be there, he wasn't kidding. Right on the dot of 9:30 am! Paige and Indy were good to do and their teeth weren't that bad at all. Bullseye was his usual stinker self! Only thing he hates in life, having his teeth done! When Paul finished up, I brought Honey out to meet him. At first she barked and wouldn't go near him. 5 minutes later she was sniffing him and then eating doggie cookies from him. She's really coming along great! Didn't get much done, as I started with another sinus headache again today! GEEZZZ! This cold just kills my sinuses! And now tomorrow a freezing sleet and rain forecast! Oh well, just have to wait and see. Marion and the blondes.

Come visit me, Nuttin But Good. Tkx , Mom, Indy & H.T., 16600!, R.I.P. Hi Tech Image, Tks Bella Boo of DC #16900! & MWS Zippn By Indy, Tks, Bella Boo of DC, 22000!.

01/16/2017 03:50.21 PM Report This Comment
Hi Friends from the Pacific Northwest, what a winter we are having, there's been snow on the ground since early Dec, and it still snows on and off, weve had almost 5 feet of snow, it has settled to 18 inches now, and we are in for a big warm rain towards the middle of the week, kinda nervous its gonna be a huge mess, Lilly and the Goat boys said they are done with winter, hahah I still manage to get them out for a walk just about everyday but it is only down our plowed driveway , Lilly has made lots of snow angels the temperature for the last three weeks has not gotten over 25* usually we hang around 19* this winter is really wearing me out packing water, we froze up for 4 days and had to use snow and snow melt, now that was a challenge, the barnyard and I are ready for some fun warmth and riding time, God Speed to everyone, love Suz, Lilly and the Goat Boys

Come visit me, Lilly.

01/16/2017 08:44.31 AM Report This Comment
A Vote for You!!
We had a new priest, from Florida, but he was raising money for Haiti. My Mom said they have been raising money for Haiti, since she was in school, and she is going to be 01 yrs old. Makes sense, they probably use the Church as their income. Mom said they use to save used stamps, and the Sisters would sell them to collectors, and then gave the money to the poor.
Nice outside was 4 above, but should warm up to high 20's or even 30. We got up to 19 yesterday, but with that Mr. Sun, it felt warmer.

Come visit me, Mistic, Willow & Whisper.

01/16/2017 08:16.18 AM Report This Comment
It didn't rain much. Temperatures are in the 60's during the day and the 40's at night. It's nice, but chilly at night. And Sadie does need training. Too spoiled, too. Hope everyone has a beautiful Monday. Love and votes.

Come visit me, SADIE.

01/16/2017 12:28.22 AM Report This Comment
Slow progress, but progress. Can now lightly stroke Sunset's neck, and light rubs on forehead and cheeks (with treats, of course). Miserable day, fairly warm but mist/fog all day, supposed to get thunderstorms tonight.

Come visit me, Mystic, Cisco, Angel Meg, Bo and Jazz & Angel Nugget.

01/15/2017 04:29.56 PM Report This Comment
A Vote for You!!
Neighbors, I wish mine lived more than the mile away, because it seems, near every summer evening when I am riding they are either shooting their guns or fireworks, and if one horse gets jumpy then they all do.
I would love to have a wood cook stove, have to learn to burn things all over again,...just got that part down just right. :)
Nice outside this morning even if it -8. Frosty the Snowman, must have been busy all night long, painted all the trees and bushes in frost, and with the sunlight they sure sparkle....Mike said they were my diamonds, and then the slight breeze they fall down and leave giant flakes all over the ground, which lay thee and sparkle. Sun is out so day will be bright and warm....Whisper, Willow and Mistic are standing sleeping against the tin shed to warm up.
Dominic got to spend the night, so frying a lot of potatoes, bacon and cheese, which only Grandma know the secret recipe for it....love!!

Come visit me, Mistic, Willow & Whisper.

01/15/2017 07:21.19 AM Report This Comment
I was hoping to ride yesterday but about the time I went out, my neighbor started cutting big limbs in his front yard, which is right across from the riding ring. The limbs falling really startle the horses, and in fact, they were well away from the road eating and still scattered in all directions.
Well, hope you have a great sunday

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

01/15/2017 03:09.43 AM Report This Comment
Rained some on Saturday. Was going to let Sadie out but went in her corral to see how the ground was. Not slippery, so her butt is still in it. Lol. She's mad. I know it's because she thinks she's suppose to be let out. It's amazing how much attitude she has. Gave her some carrots, loved on her, and now, I'm sending you votes. Love and hugs.

Come visit me, SADIE.

01/15/2017 12:34.50 AM Report This Comment
Step by slow step. Today she walked up to me from about 200' when I called her, then really looked at me and started to tremble. Talked to her, gave her a few carrots. Won't even attempt to halter for a few days - have ordered a break away halter for her. Maybe I can lure her to the round pen with a bucket of feed when we get a few nice days, maybe get her to join up so I can halter her. The pen she is just a bit to big.

Come visit me, Mystic, Cisco, Angel Meg, Bo and Jazz & Angel Nugget.

01/14/2017 04:02.58 PM Report This Comment
Hi Rocky, here's a vote for ya. Well started out cold and sun for a couple of hours. Got overcast then. I had a show meeting to go to at Marissa's for our show season. It was held at the local Italian Rest. and we had a Pizza luncheon/meeting. Lot of new ideas, some good, some I don't agree with! But have to go with the flow! And don't ya think, just as we're leaving, it starts snowing! We rode over with Marissa, got back to her barn, 5 minute drive, and hung out with Laura and her mom Jill a few more minutes, like 20! Go outside, and everything is covered in white! Not fun for me. Major roads were brinned, but not my home town road, that was fun with the dually! But home safe and sound. About 1.5 inches so far out there! Gave the kids lunch, 3 pm on time and came in the house and fired up the woodburner and hung out with Honey! Mo did make an appearance, but I was to slow to get to the barn and let him in. He's still out! Hopefully held up out of the snow! Marion and the blondes

Come visit me, Nuttin But Good. Tkx , Mom, Indy & H.T., 16600!, R.I.P. Hi Tech Image, Tks Bella Boo of DC #16900! & MWS Zippn By Indy, Tks, Bella Boo of DC, 22000!.

01/14/2017 03:28.38 PM Report This Comment
A Vote for You!!
Oh, I wish I had a old wood cook stove, my Mom cooked on one, and our house was always warm in the winter, and of course too hot in the summer. As long as it is not -25 outside and a south wind, our house stays about 60 which is not bad, sort of use to it, and "when" the sun shines, is feels warmer. You are not going to believe this but this week we should warm up, calling for 30's, it's call winter thaw. But that also means, getting more small squares, and loose hay for bedding in the pig houses, cleaning out some of the chicken coop, and getting things ready for the next cold spell. I think it would be or is worst in the states that normally do not get winter weather, and now have wind, snow, ice, sleet, and rain. The snow I walked threw this morning, just to see how deep it was...15-16 inches, and where it drifted, it was 30 inches, when t gets to be 60 inches, just the top of my hat/head will be sticking out. I will have to wear one of those little flags, so Mike knows where I am stuck in the snow. :)

Come visit me, Mistic, Willow & Whisper.

01/14/2017 07:12.36 AM Report This Comment
Voted! Internet is sooooooo slow!!!!!!!

Come visit me, ~Copper~.

01/14/2017 06:56.58 AM Report This Comment
I've heard so many people lately say they want some land but can't afford it. It's a shame. I hope she gets to train a mustang eventually. That was on my bucket list, but I never got around to it.
Glad Cowboy's eye is better. yep, always training issues that can be tweaked.
Saw Blue on FB. Where are you on his training and getting him certified?
Well, hope you have a great saturday. Take care.

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

01/14/2017 04:29.52 AM Report This Comment
My laptop is running sooo slow. Love and a not so quick vote.

Come visit me, SADIE.

01/14/2017 12:38.55 AM Report This Comment
voted!

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

01/13/2017 07:21.12 PM Report This Comment
Hi Rocky, Sorry I wasn't really on much this week to blog. Tax season is about ready to begin and there's been lots of prep this week and my new class started this week after 3 weeks off so I had to get back into the groove of doing classwork! But I hope you had a nice weekend! I was able to get Koot out for awhile on Sunday, but it was pretty muddy still. It rained Tuesday-Thursday this week so it's extremely muddy right now! I plan to see Koot both days this weekend, but I don't know if I'll be able to turn out or not - depends on how muddy things still are. If it's too muddy then he'll just get a walk around the streets. Next week, we are expecting MORE rain around Wednesday through the weekend :( How fun to do some wedding planning! Hope it all goes well. Voted. XOXO Danya and Koot

Come visit me, Kootenai.

01/13/2017 04:02.49 PM Report This Comment
Hi Rocky, here's a vote for ya. I remember when I first built my farm, I boarded for the public, at $130 a month, up to $300 when my last horse left 16 years later. No more boarder's now, too old to take care of other people's horses! LOL! Well the sun was out but so was the winds! Very gusty! And the temps dropped over 16 degrees in a matter of hours! Did get them to the indoor for some exercise, but the doors were banging and I wasn't about to ride! Erin, who is partners with Steve where I adopted Honey from, stopped by today. She couldn't believe how awesome Honey is looking and how well she listens to me and just hangs out! Honey did many sit stays to show off. And she gave Erin a few kisses too! It was a fun day for Honey! Now if Mo would just come home tonight! He took off yesterday during the daytime in the nice temps, he'll freeze tonight out there, going down to 20F! I'll be calling for him till whenever, hope he hears me! Marion and the blondes.

Come visit me, Nuttin But Good. Tkx , Mom, Indy & H.T., 16600!, R.I.P. Hi Tech Image, Tks Bella Boo of DC #16900! & MWS Zippn By Indy, Tks, Bella Boo of DC, 22000!.

01/13/2017 03:46.20 PM Report This Comment
Rain on and off all day. Am now able to rub on Sunset's forehead (as long as I have food or carrots). Did order a break away halter today, if she's going to be a problem to catch that will help. I hate leaving a halter on, but they are relatively safe. Had a nice lunch with a friend - she was "get out, you did not ride a strange horse in a strange place in only a halter!" Their son rode her first, and said she really softened being ridden in the halter instead of the big ass Tom Thumb bit.

Come visit me, Mystic, Cisco, Angel Meg, Bo and Jazz & Angel Nugget.

01/13/2017 03:16.48 PM Report This Comment
Voted
I seen your pictures of Blue last night. I was waiting to see if the person who does bridle ID had sent me a message. I will have to show everyone her link....she does very nice work, and so understanding of what you need/want.

Come visit me, Mistic, Willow & Whisper.

01/13/2017 06:09.37 AM Report This Comment
Doesn't take Cowboy long to work his edge off, huh? Hows his eye doing?
It was up to 70 yesterday ("near" 65, per the weatherman). Crazy the difference from the first of the week. I rode Allie again and she did well, she's just so stiff at the lope still, I forgot that's where we had left off. Otherwise, she did good.
Well, off to work. Hope you have a great friday.

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

01/13/2017 02:31.58 AM Report This Comment
voted!

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

01/12/2017 05:28.46 PM Report This Comment
Hi Rocky, here's a vote for ya. Yep can be expensive to board at a place with an indoor. Most around here average about $650 a month. Well it made it up to an overcast with rain showers throughout the day, but 52 degrees! What a muddy mess! Oh Well, slippen on the ice, slippen on the mud! Take ya choice! Very windy and the big doors are unfrozen so they were bangin' an clangin'. But I got Paige lunged and more showmanship work. Only do about 8 minutes on the showmanship. Then Indy got a good cleaning, as someone used a pile of manure for a pillow last night. OMG that white forelock and mane were chocolate brown! He got lunged too. Hay and fresh water for lunch. Then rest time for me. Marion and the blondes.

Come visit me, Nuttin But Good. Tkx , Mom, Indy & H.T., 16600!, R.I.P. Hi Tech Image, Tks Bella Boo of DC #16900! & MWS Zippn By Indy, Tks, Bella Boo of DC, 22000!.

01/12/2017 03:47.38 PM Report This Comment
She's 12. She's getting better with me, discovered she has a passion for carrots, and once she saw I had some, she walked right up to me. Didn't seem to mind that I had the halter and lead in the other hand and was able to rub on her a little. Will just keep working with her until she learns to trust me. Another really nice day, not windy at all.

Come visit me, Mystic, Cisco, Angel Meg, Bo and Jazz & Angel Nugget.

01/12/2017 03:40.20 PM Report This Comment
Stopping by with a Thursday morning vote! It was extremely windy yesterday but I still rode Copper bareback at the walk. Hope y'all are getting some horse time in as well! Voted! ~Brooke and Copper~

Come visit me, ~Copper~.

01/12/2017 06:14.31 AM Report This Comment
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We do have a tractor with a bucket on, but does not work that good for plowing the snow, but would work if really needed. We live right off the town road, and since we are the only one thre, we get plowed when they do the road, otherwise they have to come back for just one driveway. We have a large area to plow, horseshoe driveway, (what else, huh), area by the garage, and then a turn around. Mike could fit the pipe, but it has to be cut apart, therefore, draining all the water in the pipes, up to the shut off, its not bad in here, until night, otherwise in the day time, I am cooking or just moving around makes it warmer. I just never sit much, I clean tack at night or work on a craft project or just sort more boxes of "stuff".
We did get more snow after the first batch of snow, but it is so beautiful out there its hard to get mad at Mother Nature for such a beautiful scene, right off the Christmas card. Pines are all frosted and quite and calm.

Come visit me, Mistic, Willow & Whisper.

01/12/2017 05:47.53 AM Report This Comment
So sorry it's too cold to ride up there. Winter is some of out best riding time if it's not too wet. Cooler and no bugs. Can you tell the days are getting a bit longer? It's not dark till a little after 6 instead of a little after 5, yay.
Well, hope you have a great thur. Take care.

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

01/12/2017 05:24.43 AM Report This Comment
Saving up for another corral panel. Hugs and votes.

Come visit me, SADIE.

01/12/2017 02:26.28 AM Report This Comment
voted!

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

01/11/2017 07:18.05 PM Report This Comment
Hi Rocky, here's a vote for ya. Oh poor Shiva, did you put her thundershirt on her? We lost of Dishnetwork from the sleet and ice and winds last night! So I went to bed early! Well we got that snow, sleet and ice last night. Fun when I went to walk to the barn this morning! U-turn and got the boots on with the YakTrax on them. Then all was okay. It got a little sunny and warmed up, about 46F melted it all off. Got Paige lunged and we worked more on a couple of steps for showmanship. Indy got lunged and Bullseye free play. Then since it defrosted enough, the big door opened on the indoor, so in went the big tractor to drag and fluff it up. Brought more wood in the house and called it a day! LOL! Tomorrow if they are right, about 55F but with rain! Oh yeah, what a muddy mess that'll be! Well better than a foot of snow and ice. Marion and the blondes.

Come visit me, Nuttin But Good. Tkx , Mom, Indy & H.T., 16600!, R.I.P. Hi Tech Image, Tks Bella Boo of DC #16900! & MWS Zippn By Indy, Tks, Bella Boo of DC, 22000!.

01/11/2017 05:10.07 PM Report This Comment
I was actually in short sleeves this afternoon riding Allie. She did so good. We kept it slow because the ground is still a bit slick, but she even backed a few steps without rein pressure, something we've never done. Sidepassing a couple of steps down the fence. She tossed her head against turning pressure in a pony protest a few times while trotting, but relaxed and softened into it after a few minutes. I was so tickled with her.
Well, hope you've had a good wednesday. Take care.

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

01/11/2017 04:50.02 PM Report This Comment
Hope Rocky continues to do well. The mare's name is Red Sunset, answers to Sunset. Had a couple of work sessions with her today, they had warned me she was very shy and hard to catch, so that will be our game plan for awhile. We got as far as her letting me come up and touch her nose, while holding the halter. She was very suspicious of the halter. Once I get her haltered, will just do grooming and hand grazing (so she doesn't think every time she gets caught she has to work), then start on groundwork.

Come visit me, Mystic, Cisco, Angel Meg, Bo and Jazz & Angel Nugget.

01/11/2017 01:59.33 PM Report This Comment
Stopping by with a Wednesday morning vote! Really WINDY here this am. But I still hope to ride later today. I did groundwork with Copper yesterday and then hand grazed him on some of our rye grass, he loved it! Voted! ~Brooke and Copper~

Come visit me, ~Copper~.

01/11/2017 06:04.56 AM Report This Comment
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