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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, 1 month and 10 days

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

Age: 20 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 25372 friends visit me.

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

4,401 friends have voted for me since I joined Club Horse!

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Thunder, lightning and rain, Wednesday night. Temperature dropped 20*, but still nice. Long work weekend ahead. They're always busy. Love and a quick vote.

Come visit me, SADIE.

03/23/2017 09:45.12 PM Report This Comment
Vote 4400!
Hi Rocky, here's vote #4400 for ya. Yep about the same here, but 17 when I got up. Well started out very cold and warmed up to 41F with sun! But the rains are on the menu for the next several day! So we'll see what happens, but at least warmer temps. Got Indy lunged. Took some hay to the barn. Went over and lunged Paige. Then had a showmanship lesson, Marissa said we're really working like a dancing machine now! She didn't call last night cause she went out to dinner from the barn. But Paige was good considering she hadn't been ridden in like 9 days, Laura was happy with her. Now today those two lumps from the injection sites opened up and are draining. I new they were abscessing! I should have been a vet! Took a picture and sent it to Dr. B, he said just clean with Betadine twice daily, she'll be fine. OKAY! Marion and the blondes.

Come visit me, Nuttin But Good. Tkx Mom, Indy & H.T. , 17100!, R.I.P. Hi Tech Image, Tks Bella Boo of DC #17100! & MWS Zippn By Indy, Tks, Bella Boo of DC, 22200!.

03/23/2017 04:48.27 PM Report This Comment
Trying to send you a tiny bit of sunshine, but I have to find some today. Very cloudy, and calling for snow and then rain, then snow.
Another cold spring day, we have winter advisory weather warning, but because it might turn to rain.
But my second batch of eggs hatched and I think I have ??? to many to count in there, and no one stands still.

Come visit me, Mistic, Willow & Whisper.

03/23/2017 09:09.08 AM Report This Comment
Glad your snow is melting slow enough it isn't getting real muddy. Ours usually goes straight to mud, of course, on the rare occasion we get it.
I had a good day yesterday. Fired up the lawnmower for the first time this season, more to cut weeds than any grass. I'm always tickled when it starts after sitting all winter.
I went out to ride Allie and when I asked for a lope on the lunge line, she squealed, ducked her head, and took off. Uh-oh, that's not a good sign, lol. So she got a ton of groundwork and I didn't have much time left to ride. Apparently, she's in a strong spring time heat, and boy, was she chatty! Grunts, nickers, squeals, neighs. Kinda funny.
Well, hope you have a great thur.

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

03/23/2017 05:00.20 AM Report This Comment
Rain in the forecast. The temperatures have been beautiful, but it's suppose to cool down some. Sadie's wearing her fly mask, too. Flies are crazy here. Love and a vote.

Come visit me, SADIE.

03/22/2017 06:43.17 PM Report This Comment
voted!

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03/22/2017 06:40.30 PM Report This Comment
Hi Rocky, here's a vote for ya. We too are losing snow, but not much melted today at 25 degrees! I hope this is the end of it! Although we did have snow flurries twice this morning! Well it was cold, high of 25 with windchill of 15F all day long! Not nice like yesterday for sure! But did get Indy and Bullseye to the indoor for some free play time! They both had fun for sure! Honey got to run like wind in there too, as it's to frozen snow and ice outside and I don't want her hurting herself. Cause she can run! Haven't heard from Marissa yet on how Laura did today with Paige. But then again, sometimes she don't leave the barn till way after 8 pm at night. Tomorrow's my day with Paige, I'll probably do some warm compresses just cause I can! LOL! Marion and the blondes.

Come visit me, Nuttin But Good. Tkx Mom, Indy & H.T. , 17100!, R.I.P. Hi Tech Image, Tks Bella Boo of DC #17100! & MWS Zippn By Indy, Tks, Bella Boo of DC, 22200!.

03/22/2017 04:49.40 PM Report This Comment
That's OK, in another month or so I will be complaining about the weather when hit triple digits. We were 89 yesterday, but only 82 today. Knee's doing better, got fly stuff (Freedom 45) on everyone. Sunset is so afraid of eveything, thought she would have a fit, especially when I put it on her poll, but she was SO good. Went grocery shopping, and farrier is due out tomorrow.

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

03/22/2017 02:27.28 PM Report This Comment
Hi there little Rocky boy i loved my 4-h meeting don't know if i said that before well your vote is in so far i have two votes in and #102 is in the lead.

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03/22/2017 01:08.22 PM Report This Comment
A Vote for You!!
Sending you some warmer temps, should be there today, coming Pony Express. We had 50 2 days ago, but nights are near 0, but the sun is bright and warm feeling.
Second batch of chicks are hatching now, have 15 ?? if they would hold still it would be easier to count. Mikey had a good supper, last minute he said he wanted BBQ's, so made them, and also BBQ drumsticks and no one told the baby chicks, but I told all of them they were girls, and no little roosters, but even at 4-5 days old, I see some of them fighting already.

Come visit me, Mistic, Willow & Whisper.

03/22/2017 07:02.36 AM Report This Comment
We hit the 70s yesterday and then had a bunch of thunderstorms roll through. At first, they were coming right up but going around, which was aggravating, but they finally came over and then it rained and stormed for a long time. I'm interested to see what the rain guage has in it. Was so happy to finally get a good soaking rain. They kept me from riding, but I did get Gracie's fronts trimmed.
Hope your week is going well.

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

03/22/2017 05:10.43 AM Report This Comment
voted!

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

03/21/2017 05:53.19 PM Report This Comment
Hi Rocky, here's a vote for ya. Oh the melting is happening and the mud is deep and gooey! Good day today! Got the door to the door cleared. So now hopefully I'll be able to get in that way. Indy got free lunged today. Bullseye got to play. Then I went to Paige's and did her neck with the hot compresses. Then she got lunged and I had a nice showmanship review lesson and Marissa also worked her on showmanship to really sharpen her up. Just got off the phone with Marissa and she tacked her up and lunged her for a good 25 minutes to bend and flex her some more. She said that Paige was grunting at her, that's a good sign! Means she working when she grunts! LOL! Marion and the blondes.

Come visit me, Nuttin But Good. Tkx Mom, Indy & H.T. , 17100!, R.I.P. Hi Tech Image, Tks Bella Boo of DC #17100! & MWS Zippn By Indy, Tks, Bella Boo of DC, 22200!.

03/21/2017 05:08.27 PM Report This Comment
Hey Rocky! Sorry I've been away! This tax season has been really crazy and having classes on top of it, makes it a whole new craziness! I hope you're doing well though :) We had hot weather the last couple weeks so I was able to get Koot out the past two weekends for rides and turnouts, but we are expecting rain today, tomorrow and Saturday so we'll see about getting him out this weekend. Hope all is well! Voted. XOXO Danya and Koot

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03/21/2017 07:50.55 AM Report This Comment
Haha, that's because it's still winter up there. His time to get back to work is coming though. Did you get any snow melt yesterday? It was a sunny day here, not sure what the temp got up to.
Well, hope you have a great tuesday.

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

03/21/2017 03:37.00 AM Report This Comment
Happy Spring, 2017! Love and a vote.

Come visit me, SADIE.

03/20/2017 10:02.14 PM Report This Comment
Hi Rocky, here's a vote for ya. Well good news from Dr. Brash, it's nothing really serious with the swelling from the shots, and there's no damage to the muscle area. Can stop the Bute as of today, but continue with the hot/warm compresses for a few more days. Do Tues & Weds then just keep her moving to help free up the neck muscle. And now with Marissa back from vacation and starting to work her out again Tues, and Laura coming to ride on Wed, she should be doing much better then with her neck stretches. JW came and shod her, he really did a nice job, goes to show you, you don't need all the high powered fancy equipment and rig, just the basic farrier tools and TAKE your TIME doing the job right! Didn't get home till almost 4 pm, so Indy and Bullseye got a late lunch and fresh water. No turnout time. Tomorrow before I go back to my afternoon sessions with Paige. First day of Spring and we hit 50F degrees, felt nice out there and melted off a wee bit of snow! Marion and the blondes.

Come visit me, Nuttin But Good. Tkx Mom, Indy & H.T. , 17100!, R.I.P. Hi Tech Image, Tks Bella Boo of DC #17100! & MWS Zippn By Indy, Tks, Bella Boo of DC, 22200!.

03/20/2017 03:50.11 PM Report This Comment
Always, chores, huh? They never end.
It was a beautiful day yesterday and I had a good ride on Allie. She was relaxed and not trying to fly around when we loped. She was waiting for the whoa one time and actually dropped from a lope to a walk in one stride (though she dribbled on a few more steps before stopping). It wouldn't have wowed any judges, but I was tickled to death. It was the first time she's ever put any effort into stopping.
Well, off to work, ugh. Hope you have a great monday.

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

03/20/2017 02:31.44 AM Report This Comment
Hi Rocky, here's a vote for ya. Shiva must have been running in the snow in her dream! LOL! What a day! That's all I can say! But Paige was a tad better with the swelling, but now the two injection sites are solid type lumps, like one is pea size and the other grape sized. So I took a picture and sent it to the vet, told him I'm worried they could be abscesses starting! He's coming over in the morning, free of charge to check her out! There will be lot's of questions asked by me for sure! Since 10 horses were done that day at the barn, and only one other had a sore neck a couple of days, it's not a bad batch of vaccines. She is just sensitive and I think he hit her wrong personally speaking! Got her lunged, she was kicking up her heels, so she's feeling better. Hot compresses on her neck, then used the towel and cleaned off the bulb of her heel and scrubbed it with Betadine Scrub from my house. Then dried it off and finished with another spray of Wound-Kote. Got home and played with Honey. Then went to the barn and got Indy to the indoor for a short run for himself. Late lunch for them and then for me. Then a much needed nap! Marion and the blondes.

Come visit me, Nuttin But Good. Tkx Mom, Indy & H.T. , 17100!, R.I.P. Hi Tech Image, Tks Bella Boo of DC #17100! & MWS Zippn By Indy, Tks, Bella Boo of DC, 22200!.

03/19/2017 04:39.45 PM Report This Comment
Glad you're getting some warm up and everyone enjoyed the sun.

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

03/19/2017 01:15.37 PM Report This Comment
A Vote for You!!
Tomorrow is SPRING, and tell Mother Nature, take all her snow and Old Man Winter and send them both away.
Sunday starting out cold, but I heard it should warm, should have yesterday, but didn't. Babysitting, my son's dog, Barkey, who in the middle of the night decided to live up to that name, and also Chance, for my sister, who is visiting her son in Kansas, both of them are small dogs. My grandson, Dominic, was wrestling yesterday, came in 1st, and next weekend, he will go to state for championship. Just making it this far is great.

Come visit me, Mistic, Willow & Whisper.

03/19/2017 08:02.13 AM Report This Comment
Glad you got some sun yesterday and the snow missed you. Looked like the dogs really enjoyed the sunshine.
I did get to ride yesterday but only a short ride and didnt get much done with Allie. The wind calmed down for a while in the early afternoon but by the time I was saddling up, the gusts were bending the trees sideways. I rode for a little bit, but neither Allie nor I could concentrate, so I cut the ride short. Will try again today.
Well, hope you have a great sunday.

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

03/19/2017 03:57.36 AM Report This Comment
Returning quick votes.

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03/19/2017 02:36.38 AM Report This Comment
A Vote for You!!
I seen some of the pictures on the news,(TV), that is the same stuff we had gotten rid of. Glad weather seems better, we had 33 today, but last night it rained and snowed, so everthing was slick outside.
After 8 and I am just getting finished with sending votes. Not sure if I got too much done today or not.

Come visit me, Mistic, Willow & Whisper.

03/18/2017 06:01.18 PM Report This Comment
Hi Rocky, here's a vote for ya. Glad that Rocky got out to play with his barn buddies! Well if I didn't have enough to worry about with Paige and her stiff neck and the injection site swelling, she takes a chunk out of the bulb of her left outside heel! Yep trying to avoid me giving her the Bute paste this morning, running circles in her stall, must have really overreached good and got herself! I took her out to brush and lunge and looking at her standing there, I'm like, I don't see the rim of your shoe! I go to pick the foot up and see blood! CRAP! Of course now I have no idea where Marissa keeps all the stuff I need to doctor it. Found close enough things for today, tomorrow I'll pack my medicine bag for her! She was sound on it lunging and move her neck better. Also was able to get about 70% flexing to the left and about 30% to the right. I think going to the right pulls on the muscle where the lump is. I rubbed it good with my T-Relief gel, which is Arnica 12X and other good things for swelling, bruising and things like that. Really worked good on her for the poll muscles that the X trainer messed up on her over 4 years ago. I use it on myself, it's really human stuff but great on horses and dogs too! Indy got to free play in the indoor when I got home. It was just starting to snow then. More of a frozen round pellet at that time, now it's snow, but no accumulating really, and I hope it don't either! Marion and the blondes.

Come visit me, Nuttin But Good. Tkx Mom, Indy & H.T. , 17100!, R.I.P. Hi Tech Image, Tks Bella Boo of DC #17100! & MWS Zippn By Indy, Tks, Bella Boo of DC, 22200!.

03/18/2017 03:41.58 PM Report This Comment
Aw, hate you're looking at more snow. Yeah, it would be hard to tell spring is coming if it's snowy and gloomy. I can imagine you're eager to get back to riding soon; it'll happen, but sure is hard to wait.
We were supposed to get rain today but it missed us, dang it. I've spent a lot of the day working on fences, and now that the sun is out and the wind has died down, hope to ride this afternoon.
Well, hope you're having a great saturday.

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

03/18/2017 12:41.31 PM Report This Comment
A quick Saturday vote. <3

Come visit me, SADIE.

03/18/2017 02:07.02 AM Report This Comment
voted!

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03/17/2017 06:23.54 PM Report This Comment
Hi Rocky, here's a vote of ya. Well went over to Dr. B at the clinic and got the Bute Paste. He said she should be a lot better in a couple of days, call him Sunday night and if needed he'll come over Monday morn, but from the picture I showed him, it's just localized swelling from the shots, nothing serious. Got over by her and gave her a flake of mixed alfalfa to coat her stomach and then the Bute. Waited for an hour while I used their tractor and cleared one pasture gate and did the rest of the parking area for Annie. Then lunged her and she moved her neck better, or course did the warm compresses twice while there, and then did a second lunging again. Dr. B said the more she moves the faster it'll go away. See that's the problem, when she's home and got her shots, she got turned out on pasture, it was mid April and nice weather and she could move around. Being in her stall for two days thanks to the Blizzard didn't help at all! Over tomorrow and Sunday to do the same! Marion and the blondes.

Come visit me, Nuttin But Good. Tkx Mom, Indy & H.T. , 17100!, R.I.P. Hi Tech Image, Tks Bella Boo of DC #17100! & MWS Zippn By Indy, Tks, Bella Boo of DC, 22200!.

03/17/2017 04:46.51 PM Report This Comment
Glad ya'll weathered the storm OK. Kept the horses up this AM. Worked with Cisco on "hat", picking up whatever I point at and handing it me. Creating a monster. We did that several times, then went to catch Sunset, and I've got Cisco following me around waving his feed tube at me. "Hay, Mom, I not only picked it, but I'm fetching it!" Sunset was easy to catch, did groundwork, lunged her both ways, then turned them out for the day.

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

03/17/2017 01:53.14 PM Report This Comment
A Vote for You!!
Happy Birthday, Rocky, of course I am usually late on everything. I hope you wished for better weather with no snow and cold winds.

34 baby chicks, 9 were not even developed at all, not enough roosters, and 4 did not even pip in the shell. Well, that beats my 11% rate. Grays and blacks mostly, some have little white tips on their wings.
Snowed last night again, suppose to get 5-8 inches, but it rained so only received about 3-4 of wet heavy snow, Weekend looks warmer, hope so.

Come visit me, Mistic, Willow & Whisper.

03/17/2017 01:12.46 PM Report This Comment
I have my first 4-h meeting tonight at King Hootie's place so can't stay home all day on HC but i'm leaving a vote.

Come visit me, Hootie.

03/17/2017 11:26.49 AM Report This Comment
Happy birthday, Rocky! He sure doesn't look 20. I bet he enjoyed his carrots.
It was beautiful yesterday and no wind (finally) so I got to ride Allie (again, finally). She was a bit stiffer than usual since it has been so long, so we just walked and trotted, kind of a refresher ride. She was sweet and good, and I really enjoyed it. And I ate some of Gracie's hair this time, lol.
Well, off to work. Have a great friday.

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

03/17/2017 01:36.44 AM Report This Comment
Happy Birthday, Rocky!!
Big hugs and a quick vote.

Come visit me, SADIE.

03/16/2017 10:56.19 PM Report This Comment
voted!

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03/16/2017 07:54.32 PM Report This Comment
Hi Rocky, Happy Birthday Buddy! here's a vote for ya. Well, busy day, went to Wally World grocery shopping, would you believe that a major road in PA wasn't even cleaned yet! OHI! Got home and got Indy free lunged in the indoor, he had a ball! Then removed more snow from the driveway, now it's 80% clear! Over to Paige, poor girl was stiff in the neck again! Me not being there to exercise her due to the storm and then removing it all yesterday, she was stall bond for 2 days! Plus the injection site on the left is puffy again. Called vet, 1.5 grms of Bute 2x daily for three day along with warm compresses and exercise. It not better by Monday he'll be out free of charge to see what's up! He couldn't come out now due to being in the ICU care clinic for three days. He says it's not life threatening, yeah I know that, but she's uncomfortable! GEEZZZ! Was never this bad with my vet Larry doing her shots! What the hell did he do wrong! I'm so ticked off! Can you tell! So over in the am and start with this all over again! Marion and the blondes.

Come visit me, Nuttin But Good. Tkx Mom, Indy & H.T. , 17100!, R.I.P. Hi Tech Image, Tks Bella Boo of DC #17100! & MWS Zippn By Indy, Tks, Bella Boo of DC, 22200!.

03/16/2017 05:01.57 PM Report This Comment
Oh lovely new snow pics hope that changes to flowers and warmth soon well it's Rockys birthday isn't it well Happy BD!

Come visit me, Hootie.

03/16/2017 04:27.52 PM Report This Comment
Happy BD, Rocky. Oh, my, that is a lot of snow. Hope that this is winter's last gasp, first day of Spring on the 20th.

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

03/16/2017 02:28.13 PM Report This Comment
A Vote for You!!
Oh, like you new pictures of Rocky in the snow. Someone sure ticked off Mother Nature...BIG time, for you to get dumped on like that.
You want to know another sign of spring, woke up to baby chicks in the incubator. I worry about doing it right, so far looks like 15 of them, as soon as I shine the flashlight, they start moving around so hard to count. Most people brag they get 100%, 95% even 75%, well I brag if I get 11%. Should be 48 eggs in there, but somehow my count, (I number the eggs or sometimes give them all names....girl names) is like 52, so I sure did something wrong there. Probably, was numbering them, stopped to do something else, and forgot where I left off. But maybe I will get 52 chicks out of 48 eggs.

Come visit me, Mistic, Willow & Whisper.

03/16/2017 07:16.10 AM Report This Comment
Sure looks cold in your pics, glad you were able to get out and about already. Y'all must have a good road clearing crew up there. We have a couple of snow plow trucks, not many of course, so it takes them forever to get the roads passable again. It usually melts off before they get anything but the major roads cleared.
We've had 20s and wind the past couple of mornings, and it feels so much colder, I guess cause we had gotten used to the 70s. It's supposed to warm back up after today, yay.
I did a little groundwork with Allie yesterday, and scrubbed about 5 lbs of shedding hair off BJ. Hair everywhere, and yes, some blew in my mouth, lol.
Hope you have a great thur.

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

03/16/2017 03:26.04 AM Report This Comment
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