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Welsh Pony and Cob from Zionsville, IN

Scarlett

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I am from Zionsville, IN and I've been a Club Horse member for 5 months and 5 days

Nicknames: Scarlett O (registered name), Scarwett, Miss Pony, Pony pon pons, & Ponypons (nicknames).

Age: 14 years old

Gender: Mare

Breed: Welsh Pony and Cob

Height: 14 hands.

Color: Chestnut;
Three white socks;
White belly patch.

Type of Riding: I compete Scarlett in jumpers. I have trained & competed in a little bit of Dressage with her in the past, as well. I am hoping to be starting back up with that in the near future! :-)

My Horse's Achievements: In June of 2012, down at the Kentucky Horse Park for Country Heir II, a tragedy happened for both myself, and my pony.
In the temporary wash stalls, Scarlett got spooked: she reared up while in the stall, and, of course, the walls came crashing down on top of me. Fortunately, my adrenaline kicked in, and I was able to get out almost immediately.. Unfortunately, Scarlett managed to flip over, and was airborne before hitting the ground. She could barely get up.

I had the on-grounds vet come out and look at her. He said she should be fine, just give her some bute. She began to colic shortly after the vet left. The vet came back quickly, and we eventually got her stop colicing. The next day, she began to colic again, so I brought her to Rood & Riddle Equine Clinic. The vets there did various tests on her. It turned out, that not only did Scarlett give herself permanent nerve damage near the base of her tail, but she also fractured two vertebrae from the accident.

The vets at Rood & Riddle told me the four most devastating words any horse owner, pet owner, animal lover, family member could ever hear: "She won't make it."
I was in shock at the time, yes. But I instantly knew what was best for my poor pony....



I wanted to wait it out a week. Everybody told me that it was a "lost cause", that it "would only do more harm", that I was putting my pony in "unnecessary pain", and worst of all, that I was being "nothing but selfish".
Nevertheless, I didn't let the ignorance of others get to me; I KNEW my pony, and I KNOW her better than anyone else in this world -- I GOT how she works, and GET that she's a fighter. She's the strongest little lady out there, and I knew.. I knew somewhere, past all of the horse community's talk, gossip, advice if you will, that my pony was a trooper, and that she was going to make it!


Today, I look back.. Waiting it out a week, that turned out to be the best decision I have ever made, and probably the best I ever will have made. Because I went with my gut feeling, Scarlett is back, she is now better than ever.

My Horse's Favorite Treat: Peppermints, by far!

My Horse's Favorite Things To Do: Scarlett LOVES to jump! She also likes to do tricks... I'll even catch her "bowing" on her own at times!
In her spare time, Scarlett enjoys her pasture time with my other horse, Rhythm.
(Rhythm is most definitely Scarlett's boyfriend)

Pet Peeves: Scarlett is quite an opinionated mare, so she's got quite a bit of 'quirks' and things that will spark some irritation. I'd have to say that the worst is when other horses whinny at her!

My Horse's motto: "I can do all things through Jesus Christ whom strengthens me."

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How We Met

I have been riding Scarlett since the age of 12, when she was just 6 years old. I had recently moved barns, and my trainer at the time was having me ride a bay pony (with two white socks and a blaze) named Lily for her. Soon, my trainer made a trade: Lily for a chestnut pony (with three white socks and a blaze) named Polla. That trainer has always been known for "fixing" horses that have either never been trained, or have been worked with in a naive manner. Polla's full brother had been sent off to slaughter, despite the impeccable bloodlines, amazing athleticism, and incredible potential he had. He was deemed as "untrainable". Sadly, so was Polla. My trainer of the time would be the little mare's last chance! Almost immediately after the trade had been made a deal, Polla's name was changed to Scarlett.. and her registered name would be declared as Scarlett O.
I began riding Scarlett for my trainer after another student of hers attempted so. He competed her at her first shows.. they did the Large Pre-Green Pony Hunters, winning Grand Champion at Brownland; Scarlett's first rated show! As time went on, however, the other rider started to not get along with the pony as well as before. That's when I started riding Scarlett - and I will admit, I was absolutely PETRIFIED of that crazy thing after my first time riding her! I came off of her within the first 5 minutes of that ride.. and there would, inevitably, come off many more. She was, and still is to this very day, the hardest equine I have ever worked with! She was so hard for me to "get" at first, but after about 8 months of riding, grooming, training, etc. with Scarlett, her and I really started to bond. She even became a bit territorial of me - chasing off the barn dogs whenever they would come up to me in the pasture. Ever since then, Scarlett and I, we've been a great team; we are partners in crime, best girl friends! She is that one animal, that has made me the rider I am today.
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123 friends have voted for me since I joined Club Horse!

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~ ✞~February 23nd Newsletter~ ✞~

***HOTD Sage 267221 Nominated by Whiskey
Hi, I am a 4 year old Gray Mustang. We ride English. My favorite treats to eat are apples. Please stop by and leave a vote.

Congratulations Baby our HOTD!

Question of the week: How do you give your horse a bath? (shampoo, conditioner, warmer water or just hose them down) tell us all about it on the COA page 266003 =)


***HOTM Jasmine & Buddy 40019
***COTM Sir Tucker 219145
***BOTM Snowflake 245631
***DOTM Harley 167973

Today’s affirmation: If you want a stable friendship, get a horse. ~unknown


Happy Trails...Team HOTD

Come visit me, * Whiskey is running 4 May 2014 HOTM * & •°• Deacon •°•.

02/23/2014 09:51.30 AM Report This Comment
Our First Ride
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 ~ voting for Whiskey #237221, Cisco Praying: Trevor & Amanda beat Cancer, Meg ~ voting for Whiskey #237221 & Nugget ~ voting for Whiskey #237221.

01/10/2014 06:59.38 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 ~ voting for Whiskey #237221, Cisco Praying: Trevor & Amanda beat Cancer, Meg ~ voting for Whiskey #237221 & Nugget ~ voting for Whiskey #237221.

01/09/2014 07:05.08 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 ~ voting for Whiskey #237221, Cisco Praying: Trevor & Amanda beat Cancer, Meg ~ voting for Whiskey #237221 & Nugget ~ voting for Whiskey #237221.

01/08/2014 08:28.40 AM Report This Comment
Cisco
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 ~ voting for Whiskey #237221, Cisco Praying: Trevor & Amanda beat Cancer, Meg ~ voting for Whiskey #237221 & Nugget ~ voting for Whiskey #237221.

01/07/2014 08:06.25 AM Report This Comment
Hi Scarlett, here's a vote for ya. I wish I could find the pictures of Flicker, a large pony hunter that a friend of mine owned in the 1970's, they could be twins!

Come visit me, Nuttin But Good. Paige Thanks You, HOTM for April!, R.I.P. Hi Tech Image, #13000 THX Mom, Indy & Paige & MWS Zippn By Indy, Thanks, Mom, H.T., Paige 16900!.

01/06/2014 05:30.12 PM Report This Comment
What a brave mare!
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 ~ voting for Whiskey #237221, Cisco Praying: Trevor & Amanda beat Cancer, Meg ~ voting for Whiskey #237221 & Nugget ~ voting for Whiskey #237221.

01/06/2014 06:12.40 AM Report This Comment
HI Scarlett, here's a vote for ya. Love your story about her. Sounds like you two have really bonded now. Keep up the great work with her. Marion and the blondies.

Come visit me, Nuttin But Good. Paige Thanks You, HOTM for April!, R.I.P. Hi Tech Image, #13000 THX Mom, Indy & Paige & MWS Zippn By Indy, Thanks, Mom, H.T., Paige 16900!.

01/05/2014 05:39.53 PM Report This Comment
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Come visit me, FANCY Walk N That Way: hv a blessed Easter holiday, Fatima: vote Whiskey 237221 May HOTM!, ♦COWBOY & TRIGGER♦ & Fancy's 2012 HC Members Veterans Day Trail Ride!.

01/05/2014 03:43.13 PM Report This Comment
GOOD LUCK FOR TOMORROW
left a vote, please drop by

Come visit me, Sterl May PLEASE VOTE WHISKEY HOTM, Angel Sassy Mac Mar 8/95-Aug 8/07 & Royal Mes PLEASE VOTE WHISKEY HOTM.

01/05/2014 12:42.29 PM Report This Comment
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Lovely pony. Good luck tomorrow.

Come visit me, allie. Mat 28:6a "He has risen just as He said" & BJ and his mom,Gracie.

01/05/2014 10:41.19 AM Report This Comment
HOTD phone vote for you, good luck. Enjoyed reading about her! Come on over and meet my herd :)

Come visit me, * Whiskey is running 4 May 2014 HOTM * & •°• Deacon •°•.

01/05/2014 07:45.18 AM Report This Comment
HOTD
Left a vote, amazing mare. Love her Achievements and How We Met. Glad you didn't give up! Reminds me of my horse. Cisco's running for HOTM, ck out his page and story (back stories on his page).
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 ~ voting for Whiskey #237221, Cisco Praying: Trevor & Amanda beat Cancer, Meg ~ voting for Whiskey #237221 & Nugget ~ voting for Whiskey #237221.

01/05/2014 06:55.56 AM Report This Comment
January 5th Newsletter

***HOTD Scarlett 264840 Nominated by Fancy
Hi my names Scarlett O, my nicknames are Scarwett, Miss Pony, Pony pon pons, & Ponypons. I am a 14yr old Welsh Pony and Cob mare. I compete in jumpers and hope to start dressage again soon. My favorite treat is peppermints. Please stop by and leave a vote.

Congratulations A Shi Bear our HOTD!

***HOTM Cheryl & Cisco 250327
***DOTM JoZee 222582
***BOTM TiaMaria 245811

Todays affirmation: It's not our abilities or talents or upbringing that determines what we are, it's what we choose to do with them.

Happy trails...Team HOTD

Come visit me, Sierra~vote Whiskey 237221 May HOTM!, Misty, Cheyenne, Dakota~Happy Easter!, Cherokee & ~Scout~RIP~.

01/05/2014 06:19.02 AM Report This Comment
Hi!
Leaving Scarlett a quick vote of 50!

Come visit me, Spangle: Happy Easter!, Zilker: Happy Easter! & Rose: Happy Easter!.

01/05/2014 05:38.31 AM Report This Comment
Hi!
Beautiful horse! Love your pictures! Vote 49!

Come visit me, Spangle: Happy Easter!, Zilker: Happy Easter! & Rose: Happy Easter!.

01/04/2014 06:28.30 AM Report This Comment
Scarlett is gorgeous! I love her color and markings. I love her trick; Shiloh knows how to bow too. Voted for HOTD for Scarlett! :)

All the best,

Shiloh

Come visit me, Shiloh.

01/01/2014 12:23.49 AM Report This Comment
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Fancy and I thank you personally, for votes you gave Angel Doobie this month.

Merry CHRISTmas from Fancy and Trigger!
Hav a blessed holiday!
Lov You ♥

Come visit me, FANCY Walk N That Way: hv a blessed Easter holiday, Fatima: vote Whiskey 237221 May HOTM!, ♦COWBOY & TRIGGER♦ & Fancy's 2012 HC Members Veterans Day Trail Ride!.

12/24/2013 06:24.24 AM Report This Comment
HI
Pretty boy
Hi my name is pretty boy I am a American paint horse I am 6 years old and I am new to horse channel, I am very shy the other day someone rode she was ok she got me to trot and walk around I wore a English saddle with a pink blanket she seems ok for now, :)

Sparkles
Not so good news I do not think I will be riding sparkles anymore due to her leg I think that she hurt it a while back ago and the pain just keeps coming up again please help support please vote for me being HOTM!!

Flickia
I have something to say I am now not riding Flickia anymore because she has found a new rider that lives at where she lives they bond more together and I think she will be very happy with him.

I need your help
I am getting a new horse at this website http://www.irongaitpercherons. com/rescue-community/available-horses His name is Okie I need your help please support us and let him have a good future.

Come visit me, Sparkles, Flickia HOTD 11-27-13 :) & Pretty boy.

12/19/2013 04:02.20 AM Report This Comment
Hi. Scarlett is adorable, and what an amazing story about her recovery! Nice to meet you and thanks for the visit and the vote. :)

Come visit me, allie. Mat 28:6a "He has risen just as He said" & BJ and his mom,Gracie.

12/04/2013 05:05.15 PM Report This Comment
December 2nd Newsletter

***HOTD Sabastian 264403 Nominated by Deacon & Herd
Hi, my names Baileys Bundle of Love, better known as Sebastian. I am a 9yr old Tennessee Walking Horse gelding. I do trail riding and I am a great horse for the kids to ride. Please stop by and leave a vote.

Congratulations Angel Doobie our HOTD!!!

***HOTM Angel Doobie 211407
***DOTM Pezz 220047
***COTM Neelix 245612
***BOTM BB 11078

Todays affirmation: Fear of failure, is not an option. Make Perseverance, Faith & Courage your motivations

Happy trails...Team HOTD

Come visit me, Sierra~vote Whiskey 237221 May HOTM!, Misty, Cheyenne, Dakota~Happy Easter!, Cherokee & ~Scout~RIP~.

12/02/2013 08:58.35 AM Report This Comment
welcome!
I love your motto!
Voted!~

Come visit me, ~Mia~.

11/18/2013 08:18.44 PM Report This Comment
Hi! Scarlet!!
I am so glad you saved her!! I LOVE you motto!! Leaving your beautiful mare a vote! Would love your vote at Copper! Have a wonderful night!!

Come visit me, **Copper**Vote Whiskey 237221 May HOTM!!! & **Flicka**Vote Whiskey 237221 May HOTM!!!.

11/18/2013 05:28.49 PM Report This Comment
Welcome to Horse Channel!
Beautiful horse! She looks like a sweet girl! Vote 7!

Come visit me, Spangle: Happy Easter!, Zilker: Happy Easter! & Rose: Happy Easter!.

11/18/2013 09:01.59 AM Report This Comment
aw she's beautiful! obviously a good jumper too :)

Come visit me, Apollo, Dolly, Aspen, Levi, Ace, Crafty & Itsabelletoo (Elle).

11/18/2013 08:05.39 AM Report This Comment
Awe!
Love the bowing!shes beautiful! Love the jump!

Come visit me, Darby*** Congrats Paige HOTM!!! & Dolly--Please vote Whiskey 237221 May HOTM!!!.

11/18/2013 04:41.28 AM Report This Comment
Left a vote

Come visit me, apache & Blaze.

11/18/2013 03:36.58 AM Report This Comment
Great story! Left you a vote.

Come visit me, RIP Pinocchio, Mucho Gusto "Gus", Ginger, Flipside & RIP Czar.

11/18/2013 01:56.06 AM Report This Comment
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