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Arabian from Cairo, EGYPT, Intl


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I am from Cairo, EGYPT, Intl and I've been a Club Horse member for 4 years, 7 months and 26 days

Nicknames: "Baraka" is an Arabic word that means "blessing"

Age: 17 years old

Gender: Stallion

Breed: Arabian

Height: 15 hands

Color: Black with blaze and one white sock

Type of Riding: Trail riding near Giza Pyramids

My Horse's Achievements: He is a wonderful horse to ride, super smooth and very responsive

My Horse's Favorite Treat: Carrots

My Horse's Favorite Things To Do: Gallop across the desert, eat carrots, and whinny at pretty mares

Pet Peeves: Riding out with geldings. He hates them more than other stallions!

My Horse's motto: I'm handsome and I know it (and so does everyone else)!

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I was one of the few people who was allowed to ride him at my stable, and we quickly got attached.

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I've had 2039 friends visit me.

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

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Come visit me, Moonbeam, Angel Ace & Money Man.

04/05/2015 03:23.21 PM Report This Comment
Sorry i haven't been on forever!
Yes Whisper does have one blue eye and one half blue, half brown eye! :D
I got him about 2 years ago.
Thanks for all the votes and good wishes <3
Amber + Herd.

Come visit me, Whisper, Phantom, Liluye (pronounced lih-luh-way) & Quiz.

04/04/2014 07:01.37 AM Report This Comment
Brrrrr.... Ω Going to get my taxes finished up tomorrow morning then I will be inside against my will the rest of the day :( Just too cold as you all know to have any horsey time. One fine day I will get an indoor arena. I will get one that has sliding garage type doors so it can be open in the summer and closed in the winter ~oh I love to dream-it could happen one day ♡ Whinny’s, hugs & love ~ Stay safe & warm Ω

Come visit me, ♥ Deacon ♥.

02/06/2014 08:10.38 AM Report This Comment
THANKS FOR YOUR VOTES & SUPPORT!!! A couple months into his training, Steve told me that Cisco was just not progressing the way he should be, and wanted to to have his vet check him out. The vet didn't find anything wrong with his back or legs, but when he checked his teeth, discovered that Cisco's tongue had nearly been severed in half at some point, and also that he was 5, not 6 yrs old. Also, Steve said that he believed that Cisco had been encouraged, if not trained, to buck. Steve kept working with him, and one day (about 3 months into his training),Steve dismounted and asked if I wanted to ride him. About all that came out was a squeaky "Me!" I got on, and we walked and trotted in the round pen, and yes, at the trot he just GLIDES! Shortly after,I had Cisco registered as a grade Pinto. Month 4, and Steve told me that I was spending too much money (ever hear a trainer say that?) and maybe I would be better off with riding Meg and Cisco being a pasture pet. I told him that if Cisco came home, at some point I would try and ride him, and asked if we could do a couple of more months, and we did.

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

01/10/2014 08:10.18 AM Report This Comment
...and Cisco leaves
Appreciate the support! I always vote when I blog. On Sept 1 of 2010, Steve and his wife arrived to pick up Cisco. He had told me that it probably wouldn't be easy to load him and that it might take an hour, the longest it had ever taken him to load a horse. 2 hours later, Cisco was finally loaded and ready to go to the trainer's! Steve told me I didn't want to know what they must have done to him to get him loaded so he could be delivered. I kept going out for lessons on Steve's school horse (and to see Cisco) and was told that Cisco had a LOT of problems/issues, was a VERY dangerous horse, and it would probably take a long time. I told him I was in love with that horse, and ready to spend the time and the money. Steve said the first time he saddled Cisco and turned him out in the arena, he bucked on and off for 3 hours. We kept going, and soon I was working with Cisco on ground work as well as riding the lesson horse and working/riding Meg at home.

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

01/09/2014 07:13.31 AM Report This Comment
Meg Comes Home
THANKS FOR YOUR VOTES & SUPPORT!!! I contacted the owners of several horses, only one of whom got back to me. (I had already asked Steve if he knew of one that would suit me, but he didn't). The horse I was interested in had already sold, but they invited me to come out and look at 2 others they had for sale. They explained that the horses had been their kid's mounts, and that they weren't really riding anymore (boys, girls, cars, high school, etc.) I went out, and really liked Meg. I rode her twice that day, including down the service road of a very busy highway. She was so quiet and easy going. They delivered her a few days later. Unfortunately, he had forgotten her papers. I thought she was a QH, and was very surprised when I got her papers to find out she was a Breeding Stock Paint. LOL, I'm the lady that never even thought of having a paint or pinto now had one of each!

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

01/08/2014 08:36.50 AM Report This Comment
THANKS FOR YOUR VOTES & SUPPORT!!! Just so everyone doesn't think I'm a total git, we raised Appys for years, and I showed and did competitive trail riding, and trained several youngsters. Finally, I found an ad at the local tack store for a "Natural Horsemanship" trainer. When I asked if he was any good, the owner told me he was very, very good, especially with problem horses. I contacted him, explained my situation, and he said he could help. I went out to his place to meet him (and see what kind of facility he had), then took some lessons from him, both in the saddle and doing groundwork. I loved the way his horses looked and behaved. At this point, I knew I would send Cisco to him, so I started to look for another horse so Nugget wouldn't be alone, and also so I would have something to ride and work with. Found several horses after going on line to go look at. I did look at several in the area, but they were either way out of my price range, or nothing clicked.

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

01/07/2014 08:11.57 AM Report This Comment
Wishing I could ride him
During this time, while Cisco would stand quietly to be saddled, it was a huge fight to bridle him. Once saddled, he would lead quietly, but when asked to lunge, he would either run madly around bucking and kicking, or just lay down and refuse to get up. He actually broke the rear rigging on my saddle one day, he bucked so hard. This went on for a year. (During his first winter with me, Nugget's half-sister, Sunny, had to be put down due to Cushing's complications). I was also surprised, when he got his winter coat, that he was jet black. Sometimes when he lay down, I would sit on him and just wish I could ride this gorgeous horse. I started looking for training tips on line and began to get interested in Natural Horsemanship. I also started teaching him a few simple tricks: to bow, pick up something off the ground, and to follow me.

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

01/06/2014 07:49.33 AM Report This Comment
I started feeding him very slowly, mostly hay to start and increased grain gradually. Within a few days, I was able to catch & halter him without too much trouble, (Yes, treats were involved) and turned him out with my 2 old mares, half sister's by the same stallion. Discovered he adored being groomed, so we did lots of that. What he DIDN'T like, and would NOT tolerate, was anyone handling his feet. Worked and worked with him until I could pick his feet up, then had a farrier out. It was a disaster. After several months, he would allow his front feet to be trimmed, but not his hind feet. We went thru several farrier's (several of whom told me he was nothing but an outlaw and I should either get rid of him or have him put down), before I found one that would work with him, but again, could usually only get the front done. He offered to take him in for training, stating "That horse just needs to be thrown, tied down and shown who's boss". Yeah, like that was gonna happen!

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

01/05/2014 08:21.50 AM Report This Comment
He finally arrived (his name was Cochise at this point, but it just didn't suit him, so I renamed him after the best horse I could think of). I shut the gate when they pulled into the yard, and went to get him out of the trailer, only to told "Oh, no, we need to pull into a pen and let him out there" Pointed out he wasn't going to go anywhere with the gate shut, and then I opened the trailer and unloaded him. I led him out to 100x200' pen with a run-in shed, and he went quietly for me. When I went to take his halter off, again I was told "Don't do that, you'll never get it back on". Just smiled and said "I never leave halters on my horses". Cisco was so excited to be in a bigger area with GRASS, he immediately started eating anything that was even remotely green. This was mid August, so there wasn't much.

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

01/04/2014 09:39.56 AM Report This Comment
Left votes
The next week, something made me stop in again. The horses were getting thinner. When I went over to his pen, he came up to me and when I looked into his eyes, it was like being lost. The man at the feed store came out and asked if I was interested, and I told him not really. He said the price was only $800. I asked if he was rideable, and he said sure, when he bucks, just turn him to the right. Said I'm sorry, I need something well broke and gentle. Well, of course, I stopped in the next week, had another look, and he came over to me and put his head on my shoulder and sighed. That was pretty much it. The feedstore owner came out and asked if I thought I might buy him, the price had gone down to $400 and if he didn't sell by the weekend, he was going to a sale. I went in the pen and asked him to move, and he glided around me. Asked if he could be delivered, and was told "Yes". Wrote out a check, and they were supposed to deliver him on Monday. Got a call Monday, was told it would be a couple of more days. And, yes, buying him was stupid and foolish, but I am so glad I did.

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

01/03/2014 08:24.57 AM Report This Comment
Left votes
I hadn't ridden anything but stable hacks since my wonderful mare, Old Nugget, had died over 25 yrs ago. I saw several horses up in very small, makeshift pens at a local feed store while driving by. They were standing in the hot July sun, no shade, with their heads down, except for one, whose head was up, watching the traffic go by. I felt so sorry for all of them. After several weeks of this, the one horse (a bay paint, so I thought) was still always alert, always staring at the road. Something made me stop in to look at him . His coat was staring, his ribs were showing, his hooves looked awful, and his mane and tail were matted. Told him, sorry fella, but you're just in too bad a shape. I could actually feel him staring at my back as I walked to the car and left.

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

01/02/2014 06:05.34 AM Report This Comment
Happy New Year
This is our story, the story of the The Old Lady and The "Outlaw":

I wish it wasn't so hot... I wish I had clean water... I wish someone would feed me, oh, I wish someone would get me out of here... I don't understand, what did I do? I remember good times, I remember being fed, and groomed and a pasture to run in and sweet grass to eat instead of being caged up. I remember running flat out with the wind in my mane, I REMEMBER BEING LOVED! I am so miserable, if only there were something to do besides watch the road. The other horses just stand there. Oh, Epona, help me!
I had just turned 60 (4 1/2 yrs ago) when I first saw Cisco...

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

01/01/2014 07:25.52 AM Report This Comment
left you vote 100 ☆ We had a really nice Thanksgiving hoping you did as well. I took the blankets off the horses and of course they were so happy they rolled blissfully …just what a horse would do :) Yesterday I groomed Whiskey and believe it or not I had to fly spray all 3 horses. Crazy this time of year but it didn’t stay cold long enough to kill them off yet. After work today I am hoping to haul out to the lake and ride. We have a few friends camping so that would be nice to get some riding in at such a beautiful place. Have a nice weekend ☆

Come visit me, ♥ Deacon ♥.

11/30/2013 09:00.17 AM Report This Comment
♫ Neighing sweet Holiday whinny’s your way ♫ Stay safe, warm & enjoy your family and friends as Thanksgiving arrives in a few days ~ love sent your way :)

Come visit me, ♥ Deacon ♥.

11/26/2013 08:42.51 AM Report This Comment
Voted :)

I am most thankful for God's blessings of precious family, friends, having my needs met, and being able to come close to having most of the things that I want in this life.

If any one rode for Veterans Day and wants to be added to the Veterans Day page please let me know!

I logged in Saturday morning, and my family yelled at me to come on, let's go! We went to VA taking furniture to my oldest son. It was wonderful to see him again! This was the first time he ever cooked anything for us. He cooked a nice breakfast for us.

It was very hard to keep from using my right hand after the brace and bandages were removed. I had to back down many times because I made my wrist hurt a lot. I said I would not do anything after church today because I wanted to blog. So here I am.

A wild cat had babies at Buttercup's farm. She left one baby to die. We took in the abandoned kitten and it almost died. Did we have some friends that prayed for him and a vet staff that really feel in love with that little kitten. Today he looks normal, eating, and pouncing all over the place.

One evening a young lady came calling. She wants me to teach her all about horses! I am pretty excited. I told her I would not be able to do much till after my wrist surgery in December. Her response was for me to take my time and heal up completely because she wants me all the way well and ready!

My oldest son and little Cowboy have been riding Fancy & Trigger. My oldest son does not know how to ride Fancy. He drives her with both hands and they look like an airplane. I tried to tell him how to ride her, but he said she will not turn for him and she rides like a bus. I told him when I am able, I will just have to show him!

I want to ride! I think I will be able to get in a ride before the end of December surgery date, if the weather works with me.

Thanks for being great HC pals. I do miss my daily blogs, and I may be able to blog a little more until the end of December, depending on my wrist. I can't wait till spring 2014!!!!!!!!!!!! I am going to be like a little kid when time comes and I go outside and do what ever I want to do!!!!

Be Blessed Have a wonderful evening ♥

Come visit me, Fancy's 2012 HC Members Veterans Day Trail Ride!.

11/17/2013 03:04.14 PM Report This Comment
leaving a hellok vote

Come visit me, miles, angel joker & spots.

11/16/2013 11:20.32 PM Report This Comment
Friday night votes!!
Didn't go see the boys today, too tired and my shoulder is hurting me :(
Love and hugs
Audra and herd

Come visit me, Digit.

11/15/2013 06:16.47 PM Report This Comment
☆ Another very busy day at work so here is a quick horsey update. Deacon’s eye is back to normal! I love his sweet soft eyes; he is truly the most wonderful horse! Whiskey is his treat seeking self with the cutest antics and Rocket is his whinnying self every time he sees us. That’s all FOLKS!!! Here is a whinny and a click on your horseshoe from my herd to yours :) NOTE: if you have more than 1 horse I will silent vote them & I apologize in advance for that I will be back to my easy going blogging soon….☆

Come visit me, ♥ Deacon ♥.

11/14/2013 09:39.17 AM Report This Comment
Michael went and picked up a load of hay for me while I was at work yesterday. :) so nice to come out to the feed room and find 40 bales stacked and ready for munching. then he texted this morning to check on whether or not they got cold overnight! I think he's becoming attached. it dropped into the 30's with a "feels like" of 20. no one was shivering when I fed in the morning so I guess their coats are adequate. thank goodness. blanketing 7 horses has become to much for me.

Come visit me, Sing & herd!.

11/13/2013 06:51.44 PM Report This Comment
Just time for a quick vote, chores, dishes and early to bed, early to rise...I'm doing good, Love Donna Lee

Come visit me, Sterl May & Blossom, Angel Royal Mes Apr 16/02-Dec 3/16 & Angel Sassy Mac Mar 8/95-Aug 8/07.

11/13/2013 03:11.16 PM Report This Comment
Vote 90 for handsome stallion BARAKA ℧
Have fun with the mares now that all you are HOTD honored!

Paula, St Antoine, FRANCE, International.

11/13/2013 04:04.57 AM Report This Comment
saludos Guapa


11/12/2013 05:37.34 PM Report This Comment
saludos Guapa


11/12/2013 05:37.32 PM Report This Comment
woo hoo, back at 'em
Hi guys, we left a vote, I made it thru my first 1/2 day back at work. I'm pretty impressed, my supervisor had a schedule all made out, she asked if I had any problems with it, she said that if any time during the day I needed ice, just ask, if anything hurt, tell her, it went really well, I came home and iced it, I think it feels pretty good. Talk soon, Love Donna Lee

Come visit me, Sterl May & Blossom, Angel Royal Mes Apr 16/02-Dec 3/16 & Angel Sassy Mac Mar 8/95-Aug 8/07.

11/12/2013 11:01.26 AM Report This Comment
Vote 87 BARAKA ℧
So happy for Martha! Now it is Midnight's turn to get HOTD! Come visit ALLIANCE (she is the main photo) and Anka's page!

Paula, St Antoine, FRANCE, International.

11/12/2013 07:57.30 AM Report This Comment
Phone vote here for you!

Come visit me, ♥ Deacon ♥.

11/12/2013 03:45.39 AM Report This Comment
Thank you for taking time to talk about the stallion behavior!! Digit was crypt orchid, gelded at 3 (we had to wait until he was healthy enough for the surgery). He wasn't stud like at all until after the surgery.... and continually worse from there. He hates geldings and loses his mind around mares. I raised him and trained him so I do know him very very well but lately, he just will not listen when a mare is around... I have to get down and work him instead (he will challenge me until I set him straight). He is usually a sweet boy, we did mountain trail riding and barrel racing... he seems to get worse as the years pass (loud whinny to mares, drops his winkie and taps his belly, arches neck, paws ground, flips head, crow hops, rears when trying to correct him, and much more). Everyone says he will grow out of it and calm down but I don't know what to do with him until then... he scares people when he gets like that and don't believe me when I say he's usually sweet.

Come visit me, Digit.

11/11/2013 07:23.39 PM Report This Comment
Charlie proudly wears his poppy, at 11AM our entire country stops for 2 minutes, to reflect on those who fought for our freedom, we remember those that did not come home....we left a vote, have a happy peaceful day, Love Donna Lee PS it is nice to meet you, we would love to hear more, thanks for the compliment on Sterly, she is very special to me, please go meet my Royal Mes (Charlie Bubbles) he is my ride. I love that picture of the two of you, your posture is perfect, talk soon, Donna Lee

Come visit me, Sterl May & Blossom, Angel Royal Mes Apr 16/02-Dec 3/16 & Angel Sassy Mac Mar 8/95-Aug 8/07.

11/11/2013 09:30.56 AM Report This Comment
So glad to hear from you Baraka! Vote 82
How wasHOTD? Here is a vote and I am an American citizen living in Europe and Thailand is where I met DARLING from my international Riding Club. I live in western Europe, mostly France, since 14 years now. My husaband is French born, we both have relatives from Germany, Switzerland & Norway.
A veteran’s Day vote to you and in honor of the vets from all the allies who fought with our soldiers. It is end of World War 1 Day here in France so most things are closed (as always, LOL!) ALLIANCE’s owner is still in the hospital and receiving a MRI tomorrow for any possible internal injuries. Why they did not do that immediately is beyond me, this all happened to him on Friday AM. I spoke with the sister in law and brother of his wife and she is supposedly giving Alliance her hay but we saw nothing at noon. I do not dare to interfere and she needs her coat as it goes to freezing the next few nights with northeast winds to add to the wind chill. I will wait until I get more news and take my walks to her as always with carrots and extra bread from the bakery to give her some caloric heat. Until then… I am just a concerned neighbor, but I love this mare! She needs to be exercised and play games and learn new things. She looks so sad it breaks my heart.

Paula, St Antoine, FRANCE, International.

11/11/2013 08:26.22 AM Report This Comment
on winning horse of the day. Beautiful! Your motto could apply to my dog. Being a saluki, she's an arab too.

Leaving a vote for you.

Come visit me, Eddie (In Loving Memory), Prince & Pippin (Gone too soon).

11/10/2013 11:37.40 PM Report This Comment
Wow, thanks everybody for voting Baraka as HOTD! Such a fun surprise, and your kind comments reminded me how God really has blessed me with an amazing horse :)

Come visit me, Midnight, Martha & Baraka.

11/10/2013 09:52.07 PM Report This Comment
HOTD~ :) Congrats-voted! :) ~
Congrats! : ) ~Voted~

Come visit me, ~Mia~.

11/10/2013 08:48.22 PM Report This Comment
Congrats on HOTD!!!

Ronnie Lee, Charlotte, NC.

11/10/2013 06:34.51 PM Report This Comment
Congrats on HOTD!

Come visit me, The Mark of Freedom & Heza Foxy HP Bubba.

11/10/2013 05:37.57 PM Report This Comment
congrats on HOTD he is a beauty

Come visit me, Apache, Radar & Shyner.

11/10/2013 04:22.21 PM Report This Comment
Boy, your guy sure has his motto correct. I have two Arabs, and they are sending you vote for your guy. So does the rest of my little herd.

Come visit me, Mistic, Willow & Whisper.

11/10/2013 03:56.10 PM Report This Comment
He's awesome looking, left a vote of congratulations. Cheryl & Cisco

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

11/10/2013 03:35.10 PM Report This Comment
Congratulations on your HOTD win ☆
How nice to see you in the spotlight today.

Come visit me, Fancy's 2012 HC Members Veterans Day Trail Ride!.

11/10/2013 01:49.50 PM Report This Comment
Congrats on HOTD!! We left a vote :D

Come visit me, Sassy & Ranger.

11/10/2013 12:22.31 PM Report This Comment
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