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Welsh Pony and Cob from Zionsville, IN

Scarlett - Sold

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Active within 931 Days

I am from Zionsville, IN and I've been a Club Horse member for 4 years, 6 months and 10 days

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

Age: 18 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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on winning horse of the day. Very nice.

Here's a vote for you.

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06/15/2014 11:51.15 PM Report This Comment
Congrats on HOTD!
I love everything about your profile: the pictures, your stories and info, your motto, your correct grammar! Lol.

Scatlett is beautiful, and she certainly has quite a story with you! It sounds like she's come so far since you got her and apparently she's happy with you. What a scare her injury must have been, and it's great you're both now OK and doing well together. Hopefully she stays well for the rest of her career! You definitely deserve a vote from me! :)

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06/15/2014 07:55.07 PM Report This Comment
victory vote :)

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06/15/2014 07:21.01 PM Report This Comment
06/15/2014 06:13.43 PM Report This Comment
Hi Scarlett!
Congrats on HOTD!!
Left you a vote.

Ronnie Lee, Charlotte, NC.

06/15/2014 04:41.41 PM Report This Comment
What a beautiful horse! Great jumper too. Voted!

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06/15/2014 03:37.15 PM Report This Comment
beautiful horse!
left a vote, so glad she got a wonderful home with you!

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06/15/2014 11:27.57 AM Report This Comment
Congrats Scarlett on your HOTD win! I hope you enjoy your day in the spotlight! You're a very pretty horsey :) if you have a chance to stop by and leave us a vote, we'd really appreciate because we're running for HOTM. Voted!

Come visit me, Kootenai *Happy New Year!*.

06/15/2014 10:59.11 AM Report This Comment
good that you thought with your heart instead of your head and better it was right riders know their animals better than any vet congrats on HOTD

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06/15/2014 10:51.53 AM Report This Comment
What an amazing story!
I read your "My Horse's Achievements" story, and I am so happy it turned out so well! You will have a forever bond now with her that can never be broken. I'm glad you trusted your instincts. I love the pic of Scarlett bowing down. I'm starting to teach my mare tricks, but I doubt I could teach her to do that LOL! You must be a real good trainer. I left you a vote. Have a horsey day!

---Cindy and Luna

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06/15/2014 10:47.14 AM Report This Comment
Left a congratulatory vote for your brave, beautiful pony!

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

06/15/2014 10:06.00 AM Report This Comment
te mando saludos me llamo oswaldo soy de chihuahua mexico

saludos guapa


06/15/2014 09:14.43 AM Report This Comment
Hey Scarlett!
So nice to meet you! I love reading about your story and everything about you, you sound quite opinionated, like myself ;) I totally encourage you to get back into dressage, it really is so important for training, and very enjoyable and rewarding! Wishing you a Happy Father's Day and sending a vote your way! May we all take a moment to appreciate our dads and everything they do on this day :)

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06/15/2014 07:47.17 AM Report This Comment
congrads on bn hotd
left victory vote

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06/15/2014 06:50.30 AM Report This Comment
Congrats on HOTD to a beautiful and gritty pony.

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06/15/2014 06:46.43 AM Report This Comment
Congrats on hotd!!!!!

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06/15/2014 05:43.23 AM Report This Comment
What beautiful picture you have provide for us to look at. Leaving you a vote from my girls.

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06/15/2014 05:39.26 AM Report This Comment
congratulations HOTD ♡
enjoy your special day!
….✞…. June 15th 2014 Newsletter ….✞….

***HOTD Eli 270057
Hi my name is Elijah, you can call me Eli. I am a 14 year old miniature stallion. I pull a cart with up to 2 or 3 people. My favorite treats are apples, carrots and apple/oat treats! Please stop by and leave a vote!

Congratulations Scarlett our HOTD!

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

Today’s inspiration: Bread may feed my body, but my horse feeds my soul.

Happy Trails...Team HOTD

Come visit me, ♥ Deacon ♥.

06/15/2014 05:37.55 AM Report This Comment
Congrats on HOTD!
Hi Scarlett, Congrats on going HOTD and here's another vote for ya. Enjoy the day in the spotlight.

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06/15/2014 03:45.04 AM Report This Comment
*****Congrats on HOTD*****
Wow, pretty great story, I hope it is all true and not just your great story telling. I hope you don't miss your special day, I see you have not been very active lately. Please drop by and meet us, We left a vote for Scarlett,

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06/15/2014 03:16.31 AM Report This Comment
HAPPY HOTD beautiful Welsh cob mare from us in France!

Paula, St Antoine, FRANCE, International.

06/15/2014 02:53.32 AM Report This Comment
congratulations on hotd!
leaving a vote, pretty horse please vote Darby 264311 july HOTM thanks!

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06/15/2014 01:11.49 AM Report This Comment
I am glad you did not give up on Scarlett, she sure is a "looker"

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06/14/2014 07:17.45 PM Report This Comment
What a beautiful girl! Left a vote, good luck tomorrow ~ Cheryl & Cisco

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06/14/2014 03:20.24 PM Report This Comment
I love your pictures! Vote 175!

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06/14/2014 11:57.22 AM Report This Comment
a Good luck vote from Team HOTD ♡

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06/14/2014 10:14.01 AM Report This Comment
….♡…. 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

Come visit me, ♥ Deacon ♥.

06/14/2014 10:05.33 AM Report This Comment
nominated you for HOTD, stay active!

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06/02/2014 05:05.25 AM Report This Comment
here's another vote for your adorable pony!

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05/06/2014 05:40.17 AM Report This Comment
HI, left a vote. Thank you all so much for HOTD! I will be taking Amber an apple here in a bit!

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05/04/2014 11:46.10 AM Report This Comment
such a cute pony! she looks talented and so sweet! voted

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04/23/2014 05:35.49 AM Report This Comment
~ ✞~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, ♥ 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, Cisco, Angel Meg, Bo (RIP) and Jazz & Angel Nugget.

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, Cisco, Angel Meg, Bo (RIP) and Jazz & Angel Nugget.

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, Cisco, Angel Meg, Bo (RIP) and Jazz & Angel Nugget.

01/08/2014 08:28.40 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 08:06.25 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, R.I.P. Hi Tech Image, Tks Mom, Indy,Paige #17900!, MWS Zippn By Indy, Tks, Bella Boo of DC, 23400! & Nuttin But Good. Tkx Mom, Indy & H.T. for, 19200!.

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, Cisco, Angel Meg, Bo (RIP) and Jazz & Angel Nugget.

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, R.I.P. Hi Tech Image, Tks Mom, Indy,Paige #17900!, MWS Zippn By Indy, Tks, Bella Boo of DC, 23400! & Nuttin But Good. Tkx Mom, Indy & H.T. for, 19200!.

01/05/2014 05:39.53 PM Report This Comment
voted ")

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