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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 1 year, 5 months and 1 day

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

Age: 17 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!

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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My Horse Stats

I've had 9672 friends visit me.

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

1,540 friends have voted for me since I joined Club Horse!

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FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS:
“Horses are restless in the wind because of what they hear and what the can't hear.” (Cherry Hill)

*VOTED*

Fancy and Fatima seem to be friends now. I do notice Fancy & Trigger stay together more. Fatima spends more time eating hay.

Yes, Trigger is for sale because Cowboy wants to ride dirt bikes and 4 wheelers now. I think Trigger would be happy with another child to love him. I have a funny feeling, I might not let Trigger go. (Can't seem to find just the right home for him)
That is a photo of my horse cart on Fancy's page. It has been in the shed since I got it. I have never used it, so I decided to sell it. Seeing it every day, NOW, on the car porch makes me want to test it out.
Last question was regarding me not being able to ride yet. I seem to have acquired a concussion June 7. I am not supposed to ride or do anything that could result in another bump to my head until at least 5 days being symptom free. Not there yet ")


*You have a most blessed day*
Love Fancy & Frances

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Come visit me, FANCY Walk N That Way, ♦TRIGGER & FATIMA ♦ & Fancy's 2012 HC Members Veterans Day Trail Ride!.

07/10/2014 06:29.59 AM Report This Comment
FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS:
"Honor lies in the mane of a horse." (Herman Melville)

Quick vote and I am off to begin my day. I plan to rest. LOL This holiday really wore me out. My family came to our house. My 7 year old nephew rode Trigger and I wanted to ride Fancy, but I am not quite ready, so I did not.
Trigger is still with us. I have had lots of interest in him. I had one family come to look at him but I discovered they wanted him for a lady to ride. I hope someone will want him for a child to ride. I am kind of partial to him going to a home with a child.

Hope you had an awesome 4th celebration.

Love Fancy & Frances

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07/09/2014 03:43.26 AM Report This Comment
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June 26th 2014 Newsletter

***HOTD Stubbins 223230
Hi my name is Stubbins. I am an 18 year old American Paint horse. My favorite treats are apples. Stubbins is actually an Arabian/Paint. He was born in the Montana Mountains in the end of March and the tips of his ears froze off.

Please stop by and leave a vote!

Congratulations Major our HOTD!

***HOTM Darby 264311 Kootenai 161648
***DOTM Kodiak 263406
***BOTM Pepper 40673
***COTM Angel Wendy 6497


Today’s inspiration: When you are on a great horse, you have the best seat you will ever have.
- Sir Winston Churchill


Happy Trails...Team HOTD
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Come visit me, ~* Whiskey*~vote Copper 264309 for August HOTM & ~*Deacon*~.

06/26/2014 09:39.39 AM Report This Comment
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(}---{) 1st day of summer is Saturday, but it has arrived already for us! The afternoons have had a nice breeze so it hasn’t been too bad to get my horsey chores completed. I have managed to get Whiskey rode bareback because I have been too lazy to saddle! Lol Have a great Thursday Whinny’s, love & hugs ♡
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If you are interested in running your horse for HOTM here are the months that are available: Oct., Nov., & Dec. you can post it under my profile or the COA page #266003!

***HOTD Mystic 251225
***HOTM Darby 264311 Kootenai 161648
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Come visit me, ~* Whiskey*~vote Copper 264309 for August HOTM & ~*Deacon*~.

06/19/2014 08:54.15 AM Report This Comment
I left the newsletter under cowboys page!

Come visit me, ~* Whiskey*~vote Copper 264309 for August HOTM & ~*Deacon*~.

06/15/2014 08:48.57 AM Report This Comment
hope all is well your way =)
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….♡…. June 14th 2014 Newsletter ….♡….

***HOTD Scarlett 264840 Nominated by Prince Teton
Hi my name is Scarlett. I am a 14 year old Welsh pony and Cob. I ride jumpers and have a little training from my past in Dressage. My favorite treats are peppermints! Please stop by and leave a vote!

Congratulations Cisco our HOTD!

***HOTM Darby 264311 Kootenai 161648
***DOTM Kodiak 263406
***BOTM Pepper 40673
***COTM Angel Wendy 6497


Today’s inspiration: Riding isn't the matter of life or death. It's more important than that.

Happy Trails...Team HOTD
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Come visit me, ~* Whiskey*~vote Copper 264309 for August HOTM & ~*Deacon*~.

06/14/2014 09:43.06 AM Report This Comment
FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS: "Flaming enthusiasm, backed up by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success." (Dale Carnegie)

Hi, here is a quick vote, have a blessed evening ")

Come visit me, FANCY Walk N That Way, ♦TRIGGER & FATIMA ♦ & Fancy's 2012 HC Members Veterans Day Trail Ride!.

06/02/2014 02:28.12 PM Report This Comment
Hi Rocky, here's a vote for ya. Thank you for the congrats on HOTD! Paige was so happy to hear the good news when I went to see her today. Lunged her and did showmanship work with her. Laural also did some showmanship with her. Larual is Marissa's niece and I'd love to see her show Paige in the youth 14-18 class at the shows. Then I washed her tail and shaved her whiskers and bridle path. Spa day in the sunshine! Came home and got Indy and Bullseye out to enjoy the sunshine in the pastures. Sprayed half way around the outside of the indoor with weed killer. Then enjoyed the sunshine myself. Marion and the blondes.

Come visit me, Nuttin But Good. Thanks Mom, Indy & H.T. #8300!, R.I.P. Hi Tech Image, #13300 THX Cisco and Herd & MWS Zippn By Indy, Thanks Bella Boo (DC) 17300!.

06/01/2014 05:05.51 PM Report This Comment
Whiskey & I hauled out to Mccown and had a nice small ride. We rode the day riding parking/camping area then rode to the bigger horse camping area. No one was there it was totally empty! We enjoy it. I used my water rake and Whiskey looked so beautiful after his bath. We saw deer and turkey, so peaceful there surrounded by nature =)

….☆…. May 31st 2014 Newsletter ….☆….

***HOTD Bogi 269779 Nominated by Rose.
Hi my name is Bogi. I am a 5 year old Mustang mare. I ride English and going to start jumping. My favorite treats is whatever you will give me! Please stop by and leave a vote!

Congratulations Mosey our HOTD!

***HOTM Maria & Sierra 240625
***DOTM Oompa Loompa 59776
***COTM Duchess 190247
***BOTM Sam 212680

Today’s inspiration: Somewhere in time's own space
There must be some sweet pastured place
Where creeks sing on and tall trees grow
Some paradise where horses go,
For by the love that guides my pen
I know great horses live again.
~Stanley Harrison

Happy Trails...Team HOTD
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Come visit me, ~* Whiskey*~vote Copper 264309 for August HOTM & ~*Deacon*~.

05/31/2014 08:39.31 AM Report This Comment
FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS: "I discovered that the horse is life itself, a metaphor but also an example of life's mystery and unpredictability, of life's generosity and beauty, a worthy object of repeated and ever changing contemplation." (Jane Smiley)

Fancy and herd leave a fantastic Friday vote for you in hopes that you will enjoy a fabulous weekend!

Be Blessed!

Come visit me, FANCY Walk N That Way, ♦TRIGGER & FATIMA ♦ & Fancy's 2012 HC Members Veterans Day Trail Ride!.

05/30/2014 05:02.32 AM Report This Comment
FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS: “There is something about riding down the street on a prancing horse that makes you feel like something, even when you ain't a thing.” (Will Rogers)


Voted ")
This time we have been offline, was due to loss of internet connection. Having small evening storms around here too.
Fancy's herd is doing well. Today was the first time Fatima actually asked to have her halter on. LOL That was due to my trickery. I won't feed her till after she lets me put her halter on. I was shocked when she did not walk away and them come back to me first, but she put her head into the halter. I guess she did not want to play around today. She wanted to eat.
I see we are breaking ground.

Have a beautiful evening.
Love Fancy and herd

Come visit me, FANCY Walk N That Way, ♦TRIGGER & FATIMA ♦ & Fancy's 2012 HC Members Veterans Day Trail Ride!.

05/29/2014 05:05.52 PM Report This Comment
Hello. Here is a vote, have a lovely, fun, and safe Memorial weekend.

Come visit me, FANCY Walk N That Way, ♦TRIGGER & FATIMA ♦ & Fancy's 2012 HC Members Veterans Day Trail Ride!.

05/25/2014 04:41.45 PM Report This Comment
FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS: “Although no sculptured marble should rise to their memory, nor engraved stone bear record of their deeds, yet will their remembrance be as lasting as the land they honored.” (Daniel Webster)

VoTed :)
Have a wonderful holiday weekend. Stay safe and have fun. I don't know what we will do because my young cowboy has a make up day at school Monday because of the bad winter weather. I think it will be a normal weekend for us.

Love from Fancy and Frances

Come visit me, FANCY Walk N That Way, ♦TRIGGER & FATIMA ♦ & Fancy's 2012 HC Members Veterans Day Trail Ride!.

05/23/2014 06:13.11 PM Report This Comment
★ Whiskey’s xrays were good! He will have the wedge shoes reset on June 2nd, then 6 weeks later set one more time. The wedge shoes help his hooves have more blood flow at the bottom. He still is not able to have total turn out because off the spring grass growth has too much sugar in it. All easy keepers need to follow this method I have learned, just passing on what Doc Edwards told me. I was informed that I need to be careful in the fall from Oct. to around Dec. if we have a lot of rain. I can start riding at a walk, no hard work outs. I will start and increase times little by little. Thank you all for your thoughts & prayers!

Deacon & I met up with Cisco & Cheryl at Mccown Lake Whitney yesterday. We had a blast! It is so beautiful out there. We were the only one’s there and the peace and quiet along with some good riding, it was perfect!!! Here is a hug, love & a Wednesday vote ♡
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***HOTD Kye 269650
***HOTM Maria & Sierra 240625
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Come visit me, ~* Whiskey*~vote Copper 264309 for August HOTM & ~*Deacon*~.

05/21/2014 08:17.47 AM Report This Comment
FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS: "Some people regard private enterprise as a predatory tiger to be shot. Others look on it as a cow they can milk. Not enough people see it as a healthy horse, pulling a sturdy wagon."
(Winston Churchill)

One more vote for you.
Hey, I rode Sunday evening for a short while ")

Are you having nice weather there?

Have a blessed night.
Love Fancy & Frances

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05/19/2014 06:20.47 PM Report This Comment
FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS: "when a rider gazes into a horses eyes they find a part of themselves thought never to be found" (UNKNOWN)

Here is a vote from Fancy.
Today was very quiet and cool. We really did nothing except eat. Neigh Out Loud ")

Love Fancy

Come visit me, FANCY Walk N That Way, ♦TRIGGER & FATIMA ♦ & Fancy's 2012 HC Members Veterans Day Trail Ride!.

05/17/2014 05:04.17 PM Report This Comment
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….☀…. May 17th 2014 Newsletter ….☀….

***HOTD Cochise 269629 Nominated by Darby.
Hi my name is Cochise. I am a 2 year old Thoroughbred gelding. Please stop by and leave a vote!

Congratulations Masterpiece Theatre our HOTD!

***HOTM Maria & Sierra 240625
***DOTM Oompa Loompa 59776
***COTM Duchess 190247
***BOTM Sam 212680

Today’s inspiration: “Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, or worn. It is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace & gratitude.” - Denis Waitley

Happy Trails...Team HOTD
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Come visit me, ~* Whiskey*~vote Copper 264309 for August HOTM & ~*Deacon*~.

05/17/2014 07:56.47 AM Report This Comment
FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS: "She lifted the drooping muzzle with both hands... It was a special embrace saved for special occasions." (Jean M. Auel)

VoTed for you.
I spent almost this whole day to clean Fancy. We used our clippers from HC. Fancy was so calm I had to set my camera up on a barrel to get a short video of it since we have only used the clippers twice since she won them. This evening, I received a call: the fun show was cancelled because the arena is soaked from all the rains yesterday. We had a few showers this evening also.
Oh well. I did get some nice photos of my sweetie pie.

Good NIgHt
Love Fancy and Frances :)

Come visit me, FANCY Walk N That Way, ♦TRIGGER & FATIMA ♦ & Fancy's 2012 HC Members Veterans Day Trail Ride!.

05/16/2014 06:26.39 PM Report This Comment
FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS:
Q: What is the best type of story to tell a runaway horse?
A: A tale of WHOA!

Hello there! Here is your Fancy vote.

The very first time I took Fancy to the vet we discussed her breeding. Her mommy is a registered TWH and her daddy is a registered Standardbred. At that time, the vet determined her to be and listed Fancy as a Spotted Saddle Horse.
We got Fancy and Trigger's Coggins back this week. I noticed this coggins and all of Fancy's previous coggins list her as a Spotted Saddle Horse.
I always called Fancy a TWH because her mommy is TWH. This caused some confusion at the Fair show when Fancy won 1st place in a color class as a TWH. I am going to list her as a Spotted Saddle Horse from now on. I corrected the breed selection on Fancy's HorseChannel page to Spotted Saddle Horse. I found out I can register Fancy and where to register her at. I am not planning to register her because we only participate in activities for fun.

I want to take Fatima to the vet. We have to work on the issue of her trailer loading before I can make that appointment. My son will work on trailer loading when he visits one weekend. I could only get her front feet in before I was fatigued. Wish I was young all over again. LOL. It takes time. We will get her loading, I just can't do it alone.

Hope things are calming down with good weather and you are having a pleasant spring enjoying your lovely equine pal.
Love Fancy and herd ♥

Come visit me, FANCY Walk N That Way, ♦TRIGGER & FATIMA ♦ & Fancy's 2012 HC Members Veterans Day Trail Ride!.

05/13/2014 03:47.15 PM Report This Comment
Deacon & I had a very nice ride Saturday and a nice peaceful Mother’s Day!

….☀…. May 12th 2014 Newsletter ….☀….

***HOTD Lighting 269008
Hi my name is Lighting. I am a 5 year old gelding. I ride western and hope to jump someday. My favorite treats are apple cinnamon treats & whole corn. Please stop by and leave a vote!


Congratulations Flicka our HOTD!

***HOTM Maria & Sierra 240625
***DOTM Oompa Loompa 59776
***COTM Duchess 190247
***BOTM Sam 212680

Today’s inspiration: There is a real magic in enthusiasm. It spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment. ~Norman Vincent Peale

Happy Trails...Team HOTD

Come visit me, ~* Whiskey*~vote Copper 264309 for August HOTM & ~*Deacon*~.

05/12/2014 07:32.26 AM Report This Comment
FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS, Happy Mother's Day:
“MOTHERS ARE ENDOWED WITH A LOVE THAT IS UNLIKE ANY OTHER LOVE ON THE FACE OF THE EARTH.” (Marjorie Pay Hinckley)

“THERE ARE FEW THINGS MORE POWERFUL THAN THE PRAYERS OF A RIGHTEOUS MOTHER.” (Boyd K. Packer)

Here is a Mother's day vote from Fancy.

Have a lovely weekend ♥

Come visit me, FANCY Walk N That Way, ♦TRIGGER & FATIMA ♦ & Fancy's 2012 HC Members Veterans Day Trail Ride!.

05/10/2014 04:56.35 PM Report This Comment
Hi Rocky!

Come visit me, ~* Whiskey*~vote Copper 264309 for August HOTM & ~*Deacon*~.

05/09/2014 08:02.55 AM Report This Comment
I gave godiva and Princeton's mane a thorough detangling tonight. since they have not been used for months they are not getting regularly groomed. dreadlocks were forming! rode buttercup and smooch for about a half hour each. we got a bit of rain but hopefully more tomorrow. we're pretty dry.

Come visit me, Sing & Cross Creek Horses.

05/08/2014 06:45.30 PM Report This Comment
FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS: This is one really incredible 6 year old. Happy Birthday Fancy, I love you ♥

Here is a vote in honor of my sugar pea, Fancy, Dancy Pants!

I have been with Fancy 90% of this day. I am sooo tired. I fed Fancy's herd at 7am. Fancy and Trigger had bathes about 10am, then they grazed in the back yard. Fancy and Trigger had a vet visit at 1pm. After school we just hung out in the yard. While Fatima had her shower Fancy stood at the gate and waited. I put Fatima up and got Fancy back out. We enjoyed such a peaceful day, I did not want to leave her. But I am very tired now. Bedtime is calling my name. LOL.
Have a blessed night.
Love Fancy and Frances

Come visit me, FANCY Walk N That Way, ♦TRIGGER & FATIMA ♦ & Fancy's 2012 HC Members Veterans Day Trail Ride!.

05/05/2014 06:47.02 PM Report This Comment
….☀…. May 5th 2014 Newsletter ….☀….

***HOTD Lighting 269008
Hi my name is Lighting. I am a 5 year old gelding. I ride western and hope to jump some day! Please stop by and leave a vote!


Congratulations Whisper our HOTD!

***HOTM Maria & Sierra 240625
***DOTM Oompa Loompa 59776
***COTM Duchess 190247
***BOTM Sam 212680

Today’s inspiration: When your horse follows you without being asked, when he rubs his head on yours, and when you look at him and feel a tingle down your spine...you know you are loved.
John Lyons

Happy Trails...Team HOTD

Come visit me, ~* Whiskey*~vote Copper 264309 for August HOTM & ~*Deacon*~.

05/05/2014 08:31.50 AM Report This Comment
….✞…. May 4th 2014 Newsletter ….✞….

***HOTD Blue 269148
Hi my name is Blue. I am a 31 year pony gelding. My favorite treat is ANYTHING! Please stop by and leave a vote!

Congratulations Amber our HOTD!

***HOTM Maria & Sierra 240625
***DOTM Oompa Loompa 59776
***COTM Duchess 190247
***BOTM Sam 212680

Nominations needed for HOTD. Leave me a message with yur Horse's name and ID # and I will put you on the calendar ♡

Today’s inspiration: To see the wind's power, the rain's cleansing and the sun's radiant life, one need only to look at the horse. Author Unknown
Happy Trails...Team HOTD

Come visit me, ~* Whiskey*~vote Copper 264309 for August HOTM & ~*Deacon*~.

05/04/2014 06:08.18 AM Report This Comment
Good morning, we left a vote, NO RAIN, yippee, lots of mud, but no rain, have a great day, Love Donna Lee

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05/04/2014 03:40.06 AM Report This Comment
☆ I had a very busy day off. Went to the grocery store, washed my truck, weed eat the whole yard and finally a nice ride on Deacon. We did walk, trot &gallop. He is such a smooth horse to ride-just love him! Whiskey has been 4 days without bute. Seems to be ok but I am still watching very close. He still has the wedge shoes on, get xrays the 20th of this month. Votes and hugs for all my horsey friends & horses!

Come visit me, ~* Whiskey*~vote Copper 264309 for August HOTM & ~*Deacon*~.

05/03/2014 07:58.46 AM Report This Comment
Quick vote with lots of love.

Come visit me, SADIE *Voting Copper 264309, August HOTM*.

05/03/2014 03:21.43 AM Report This Comment
Phone vote ♡

Come visit me, ~* Whiskey*~vote Copper 264309 for August HOTM & ~*Deacon*~.

05/02/2014 05:38.22 AM Report This Comment
Have a blessed day. Love, hugs and another vote.

Come visit me, SADIE *Voting Copper 264309, August HOTM*.

05/01/2014 08:22.35 PM Report This Comment
thank you so very much for your support!!!!!
♡ Congratulations to my handsome sweet King Whiskey! Love ya sweetie ~ King Whiskey brought in a whopping 748 votes for his HOTM run-woohoo!!!!!! Thank you all for your support and he will surely get some extra carrots and loving today ♡

Here is a click on your horseshoe with love.

Come visit me, ~* Whiskey*~vote Copper 264309 for August HOTM & ~*Deacon*~.

05/01/2014 06:28.25 AM Report This Comment
FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS: "As a horse runs, think of it as a game of tag with the wind." (Tre Tuberville)

Good Morning and Congratulations to our friend Whiskey as May HOTM!!!

Fancy and herd leave a vote this morning. It is rather soggy out today. We have had some rain during the past 3 days. I guess I shall listen to the news while I blog so I can hear the upcoming weather forecast ")

Have a lovely day
Love Fancy & herd

Come visit me, FANCY Walk N That Way, ♦TRIGGER & FATIMA ♦ & Fancy's 2012 HC Members Veterans Day Trail Ride!.

05/01/2014 05:53.58 AM Report This Comment
FANCY'S PERCEPTIONS: "Many people have sighed for the 'good old days' and regretted the 'passing of the horse,' but today, when only those who like horses own them, it is a far better time for horses." (C.W. Anderson)


Here is a good night and last vote of April.
I was offline a few days. I took some prescription medicine and it took a while to sleep it off. I actually stayed in bed all day Tuesday because I was drugged up beyond being able to safely move about. Monday, I only took two pills about 6 hours apart.
I am glad to be up and at it again.

Hope you and your family members are safe.
Have a blessed night. Love Fancy and Frances

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04/30/2014 05:58.20 PM Report This Comment
Hooves crossed for Whiskey to be ~ May HOTM ♡
<)___~ Whiskey will return to the Doc on May 20th for his next set of x-ray’s. I feel he will be just fine, last dose of bute yesterday and I think in 2 days will tell a lot of how he is but I can’t know for sure until the next visit. I want to thank you all for all the amazing support throughout the month of April. I hope you enjoyed his story and I surely hope I can tell you many more story’s in the future of he & I riding together…God bless you all…..I honestly did not realize how difficult and demanding running for HOTM could be until now! Not having a computer at home really made this challenging for me, so again I cannot say thanks enough, sending love to you & your herds!!!!!!!
Here is our finial tidbit on the Fabulous Rocky Mountain Horse Breed! In the early 1960s, Sam Tuttle managed the trail riding concession at the Natural Bridge State Park in Powell County, Kentucky. He had as many as fifty horses there, including TOBE. This stallion was often seen tied to the hitching post alongside all the mares. He became quite well known in the ten or so years he was ridden there. Besides breeding, TOBE was used as a trail horse. He carried Sam, and sometimes the trail guides who worked for Sam, with sure-footed ease over mountainous terrain for many years. Although Sam would allow other people to ride TOBE occasionally, it was always a ride closely supervised. He loved to show off his beloved stallion, but also kept a close eye on him. Everyone who rode TOBE enjoyed his gentle temperament and comfortable gait. It amazed people to think the well-mannered horse they were riding was indeed a breeding stallion.
TOBE was used for breeding until July of his thirty-fourth year, and he passed on his gait, disposition, and other great qualities to his offspring. It has been said that TOBE's progeny followed in his "perfectly-timed" footsteps. TOBE sired many fine horses before his death at the ripe old age of thirty-seven. One outstanding trait passed on was longevity, as many of his offspring were still breeding into their late twenties and early thirties.
Thank you for your support we appreciate it! Hoping to see him as the top horse tomorrow!!!!!
~Sherry & Whiskey

Come visit me, ~* Whiskey*~vote Copper 264309 for August HOTM & ~*Deacon*~.

04/30/2014 06:35.50 AM Report This Comment
Wow, the weather here is weird. Beautiful, though. Was in the 70's last Saturday. Suppose to hit 100* next Saturday. Loving it before it gets too hot. Got to make an appointment with the farrier, too. Love, hugs and a vote.

Come visit me, SADIE *Voting Copper 264309, August HOTM*.

04/30/2014 02:22.58 AM Report This Comment
Whiskey says Thank You for your support!
Doc said if Whiskey showed any signs of discomfort at that time to call right away. He is only allowed coastal hay and his feed for now. I started turn out Sunday 4/27and increase 10 min. intervals every couple of days. Now, here is what happened. We have been doing slow turn out for a while (over 8 weeks) and we left them out Wednesday night 4/09. Coleton (my son) had brought us some hay that we haven't fed before. It was pretty green but didn't think much about it. Doc says it is the combination of that hay and turned out that did this-but mainly that hay bale. The other horses are fine and Doc said because he is such an easy keeper/age that he just gorged himself...now all I can do is ask for prayers for my baby and a lot of positive thoughts. He is really doing so well from what I can see ♥ Today I give the last dose of bute and the next few days will really let me know how he is.
Even through the hard times of the Depression and World War II years, Sam Tuttle kept a sizable herd of thirty to forty horses on his farm. Sam is considered as the man most responsible for the survival of the Rocky Mountain Horse. TOBE was the primary Rocky Mountain stallion used in Sam's breeding program. In the 1950s, many people were selling their stallions, and the horse population in general was rapidly declining due to tractors and farm machinery available. Even so, breeders remembered TOBE, and he was always in demand for stud service. People brought their mares to TOBE from several different states, and he was as famous in Estill County as MAN O' WAR was in Lexington, Kentucky. Everyone who rode TOBE fell in love with him. TOBE's offspring were always in demand, and Sam never had any trouble selling all the Rocky Mountain Horses he could produce.
Thank you for your support we appreciate it!
~Sherry & Whiskey

Come visit me, ~* Whiskey*~vote Copper 264309 for August HOTM & ~*Deacon*~.

04/29/2014 08:10.20 AM Report This Comment
Have a wonderful day ♡
Cliff & I woke early Saturday to check on him and of course Cliff kept assuring me that I needed to go ride (the day I met and rode with Cheryl & Cisco) and he and Doc would take the best of care of my Whiskey boy. I wanted to call several times as we rode but needed to wait until we stopped for lunch so if I were to break down we would be off the horses and settled for a while. I called and yes he had foundered. Xrays showed that it is not as bad as I thought thank god! Doc says he feels very positive that he will be ok. The back legs are fine. They put wedge shoes on his front hoofs and I have been giving bute 2x's until 4/22, I backed down to 1 x a day Doc Edwards said when we back off to 1x a day that will be when we know for sure if he is ok and as of 4/28 he is doing fine and walking normal, ACTING LIKE MY Whiskey Boy! still keeping a watchful eye out for anything abnormal. Praying for a full recovery ✞
Sam Tuttle was the most prominent breeder of Rocky Mountain Horses for the first three quarters of the twentieth century. With the advent of better roads and means of travel, the population of gaited horses in the United States began to decline. The exception was the less developed area of the Appalachian Mountains. Gaited horses were still needed for travel where there were no roads, and therefore they were preserved in that area.
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04/28/2014 08:06.59 AM Report This Comment
I heard Sadie neighing at 2:00 this morning. I went out to check on her, took carrots with me. She was fine. She has me trained. Lol. Love and a Monday vote.

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04/28/2014 04:18.09 AM Report This Comment
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04/27/2014 07:24.22 AM Report This Comment
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