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American Quarter Horse from M, KY

Cowboy

About Me

Active within 109 Days

I am from M, KY and I've been a Club Horse member for 1 year and 4 months

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Age: 11 years old

Gender: Gelding

Breed: American Quarter Horse

Height: 15.2

Color: Palomino

Type of Riding: Eventing

My Horse's Achievements: first show in spring Voted Horse of the Day on 1/3/14

My Horse's Favorite Treat: apples, carrots, etc.

My Horse's Favorite Things To Do: canter, jump logs, eat.

Pet Peeves: taking medicine

My Horse's motto: Life's short eat lots of food

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How We Met

A college girl was boarding him at the barn I ride at and she needed to sell him. She is an endurance rider so she needed a younger horse to be competitive. So for Christmas my parents bought him for me.

Thanks to Whiskey and Deacon for vote 100!
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I've had 1811 friends visit me.

I'm the 42,739th member on HorseChannel.com.

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

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Happy New Year to you and wish you the best ever =
Ω Deacon thanks all of you for your amazing support during his run! Again love all my HC friends and horses. I took Whiskey Tuesday for a ride at the lake. He hasn’t been out there for a while and we had a cold but nice ride. I got my birthday gift early and it is a beautiful new saddle pad. I will post under Whiskey in a little while. Deacon had the day off! Wed. & Thursday (today as well) is so cold and wet out. Won’t clear out until tomorrow afternoon. Don’t know when I will ride again. Whinny’s hugs & love ~ Stay safe & warm Ω
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Come visit me, Whiskey & Deacon.

01/02/2015 09:54.49 AM Report This Comment
☆ I want to thank all of you so much for your support of Deacon’s HOTM run! He has over 500 votes so far and we had a late start to boot! I will be off work the next 3 days so I will be phone voting. On the 1st when I wake I will see who top horse is and I am surely hoping it is my Deacy (Mr. Eyeliner) lol I will get a final vote count before I go to bed the 31st and let you know what his final votes were. Love my HC friends to the moon and back again!!! Have a wonderful day! Whinnies & hugs =)

Come visit me, Whiskey & Deacon.

12/29/2014 09:50.30 AM Report This Comment
thank you for the update =)
☃ Merry Christmas eve to all and thank you for your support!
* We can and do look inwards reliving the old times and look forward to the new. I personally feel there’s nothing more wonderful than to think about what brought you together with your friends? And what in particular cemented these friendships? When I asked myself these questions, three words keep popping into my head, loyalty, love and horses. ~Carmel Rowley

Love, hugs & a vote ♡
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Come visit me, Whiskey & Deacon.

12/24/2014 08:47.50 AM Report This Comment
Hey guys Cowboy is doing really well I had a lesson on Sunday and got to ride him and we did really well! He's a little tight in the corners and can't jump but other than that he's doing really well because of his steroid injections and in a couple of months he will get the hyalournic acid with the steroid injection. Thanks to everyone who has left comments and votes even if you don't comment. Merry Christmas!

Come visit me, Cowboy.

12/23/2014 01:37.44 PM Report This Comment
let us know how you & Cowboy are doing =)
☆ Deacon and I had a really nice ride at Lake Whitney Saturday. We rode alone. That was the first time in sooo long that I have rode alone& we so enjoyed it. With Christmas upon us this week I know everyone is busy but I would like to ask that you at least leave a silent vote for Deacon if you don’t have time for much other! We thank all of you for this amazing support so far ♡ Have a wonderful day! Whinnies & hugs =)

Come visit me, Whiskey & Deacon.

12/22/2014 07:59.57 AM Report This Comment
the barefoot movement began with the study of wild horse hooves and how those findings can be used to improve the hoof health of domestic horses. some names you can look up are dr Chris Pollitt, Pete Ramey, and dr Debra Taylor, and Hoof Rehab. most of their research is toward laminitis, but some study has been done on navicular as well. i have another name or two i can give you but i have to find them first. i warn you, they have a lot of pics of cadaver hooves, if that sort of thing bothers you.
does Cowboy seem to feel better after his steroid injection? i sure hope you can get the navicular process stopped and he feels better soon.

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

12/21/2014 04:33.29 AM Report This Comment
Saw your post about Cowboy, so sorry but am so glad you are doing everything to keep him comfortable. There are so very many things that can go wrong with our buddies - it can be very scary.

Come visit me, Mystic ~ voting for Indy #124015 for May HOTM, Cisco ~ Congratulations, Paige, April's HOTM!, Meg ~ voting for Indy #124015 for May HOTM & Nugget ~ voting for Indy #124015 for May HOTM.

12/20/2014 01:26.02 PM Report This Comment
so sorry to hear Cowboy has navicular. i hesitate to mention this, but i would be remiss not too, but have you investigated any of the recent barefoot research on laminitis and navicular? it's a pretty new field and the info is mixed, but they are apparently seeing some good results. of course, this is not to minimize what your vet and farrier are telling you, i would just hate for you to not be aware of something that might help. sure wish you success in treating him. what a great Christmas present! will keep him in my prayers. take care and hope you have a good weekend.

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

12/20/2014 05:39.27 AM Report This Comment
♥ I am off work this weekend. We pick up Whiskey today at 2pm. His eye needed to be doctored 2 times a day is why he stayed so long. I go to work before the sun comes up so I would have only been able to get it doctored 1 time a day. His final doctoring will be tomorrow. I do plan to ride Deacon at Lake Whitney tomorrow. I am hoping Lizzy will go so Rocket can get rode. I will phone vote everyone Sunday though so please vote each day and silent votes are so welcomed as well! Have a wonderful weekend <)__~

Come visit me, Whiskey & Deacon.

12/19/2014 07:47.55 AM Report This Comment
Voted again, love the picture of him jumping!!!

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12/19/2014 07:25.34 AM Report This Comment
VOTED

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12/18/2014 07:14.26 PM Report This Comment
don't forget to vote for Deacon on his page!
fingers crossed and prayers sent your way ☆ As I have mentioned before, I have learned so much with Deacon and of course Whiskey & Rocket. Each horse has brought knowledge to me that has its own value. I think we all carry a special place for that 1st horse that is hard to describe ♥ the 1st year ½ I went trail riding, I experienced penning & cutting cows but my favorite has always been trail riding. Have a great Thursday ~Whinny’s & hugs ☆

Come visit me, Whiskey & Deacon.

12/18/2014 08:18.32 AM Report This Comment
dropping off a thur morning vote.

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

12/18/2014 05:48.22 AM Report This Comment
Vet Visit!
So the vet came yesterday to give Cowboy steroid injections. We are keeping our fingers crossed that they work. If they do he will get hyaluronic acid injections with the steroid injection he got yesterday in about 2 months. Hopefully it didn't get any bacteria in it. The vet was very careful and shaved his hair and used a lot of stuff to make sure its clean. Soon we should know if he will ever be rideable. Fingers Crossed.

Come visit me, Cowboy.

12/17/2014 01:19.17 PM Report This Comment
♡ When I got Deacon he had previously pastured on Bill’s brothers property with 3 other horses. All 3 others horses were taken in to have sarcoid tumors removed. Deacon had a small knot on his left flank that I had Doc Edward’s check out. He said to leave it alone until it started to change or he could remove for cosmetic reasons if I wanted. I choose to wait. I don’t show my horses and I wasn’t interested giving Deacon Surgery after just newly purchasing him. It didn’t bother him either. Several years ago I did have it removed. It started to change. Doc had learned how to also prevent future ones as well. This method is to take a small piece of the tumor and put it in the neck area. You can’t even tell where the cut on his flank was now. In his knot he actually had 2 small tumors in it.
Equine Sarcoid:

Sarcoid tumors are the most common skin tumor in horses. These tumors are unique in that they are the product of infection with Bovine Papilloma Virus (BPV), which is probably transmitted by flies. Many horses can be infected with this virus, but no two horses will express it in the same way. Tumor appearance and size can vary greatly between horses, and even on the same horse; similarly, response to different treatments can be highly variable. Tumors can originate at the site of a wound or tack rub, and originally present as a wound that isn't healing; on the lower limbs, they also are often mistaken for proud flesh. Though sarcoids are the most common skin tumor of horses, they are also one of the most misunderstood maladies of horses.
Here is a hug & a Wednesday vote :)

Come visit me, Whiskey & Deacon.

12/17/2014 07:09.06 AM Report This Comment
Hope Cowboy was good for the vet today and that the extra treat helped!

Come visit me, Elliot, Maggie & Cody.

12/16/2014 03:20.12 PM Report This Comment
oh and check out canterusa.org, they have a lot of lovely off the track thoroughbreds on there. That's where I got my Teton. the trainer listings aren't restarted, but the canter owned ones usually are.
P.S. i'll keep cowboy in my prayers!

Come visit me, Prince Teton, Cocoa, Azteca & R.I.P. Angels According to Prince and Aspiration.

12/15/2014 08:45.42 AM Report This Comment
so sorry about cowboy! I hope he's not suffering too much! give him lots of love I'm sure that's all he wants from you! well, love and treats! left a vote

Come visit me, Prince Teton, Cocoa, Azteca & R.I.P. Angels According to Prince and Aspiration.

12/15/2014 08:43.01 AM Report This Comment
☆ Deacon’s registered name is “One More Special”, he surely is one special horse to me. Deacon was born with what people call a “prophet’s thumb”. It is an indention on the right side of his neck. I’m told it is from him lying on his hoof while in his mother’s womb. We thank you for your support during this HOTM run =) Have a wonderful day! Whinnies & hugs =) P.S. hoping to pick up Whiskey today!

Come visit me, Whiskey & Deacon.

12/15/2014 07:57.35 AM Report This Comment
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Thank You for never giving up on Cowboy. I know he is in your heart and soul. My girls are sending him their best.

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12/14/2014 06:55.31 AM Report This Comment
Deacon thanks you for your support :)
✞ Deacon is missing his Whiskey boy. He was looking all evening and whinnying for him. We will call Monday afternoon to see if we can pick him up. I am wishing you all a very wonderful horsey Sunday ✞

Come visit me, Whiskey & Deacon.

12/14/2014 06:25.32 AM Report This Comment
I just read your post and I am so sorry to hear this news. Thank you for keeping him and truly loving him. I know you will do the right thing for him ♡ Prayers for Cowboy & you :)

Come visit me, Whiskey & Deacon.

12/13/2014 09:04.37 AM Report This Comment
Guys...
Hey guys I have a bit of news this is really important so please read to the end. Last Monday Cowboy was diagnosed with navicular syndrome for those of you who do not know what navicular syndrome is it is basically the degeneration of bone and tissue in the horses heel. This has not been easy for me to hear but we had suspected it. It is in his right front hoof and is very little now but will only get worse. There is no cure for navicular syndrome but there are some things to help him. He is getting special shoes that will keep the pressure off his heel and injections every 6 months. Don't worry I will be keeping him as long as he is not in major pain. He will be my dressage horse now and we will be searching for another horse for me to lease or buy. So as hard as it is to say this if any of you know of a thoroughbred for sale that has been restarted I would love to know. Cowboy has taught me so much and he will continue to do so just not with jumping involved. And I know I'm doing the right thing keeping him I could never let him go in this time for both of us. Thank you for reading I love you all.

Come visit me, Cowboy.

12/13/2014 06:14.48 AM Report This Comment
Vote Deacon January 2015 horse of the month
Hey guys thanks for all the votes and visits. Your guys support and comments mean a lot to me and help me get through the day. Also if you guys wouldn't mind stopping by Deacon's page and voting for him that would be awesome!!!! He's going to try to win horse of the month and he really deserves it. Thank YOU

Come visit me, Cowboy.

12/04/2014 02:19.27 PM Report This Comment
Deacon would love your support for HOTM!
♡ after my kids got to be 15 and 16 (2008) we had a family talk about them getting new computers or me getting a horse. We agreed that I had gone long enough without having a horse! So a friend of mine that trail rides all the time helped me to find a good gentle gelding. She introduced me to Deacons owner/trainer Bill and I fell in love the moment I saw Deacon.. I know I got a late start but better late than never. On my days off work I will try to phone vote folks but please stop and vote Deacon even if I can’t get to everyone. I am getting his story together. This was a last minute decision I made soooo thank you for your support :)

Come visit me, Whiskey & Deacon.

12/04/2014 10:04.18 AM Report This Comment
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Hi!
I have two English AP saddles reg width and three western (one is for sale at tack shop) semi quarter horse bars. One English is a Borelli and the other is a Kincade. Wide width would sit on the high withers of a TB, but narrow could actually pinch the withers, so I go with the regular and use a good pad. I use a baby pad, my fleece pad, or the half pad, making sure it is pulled up into the saddle groove (underneath of the saddle). I have never had a wither rub from any of my saddles.
When it's time to get another saddle, I'll go with a new Pessoa, Ovation, or a nicely used Stubben. Pretty much what you prefer and can afford in a regular width for most anyway. Hope that helps!

Still have family here from FL. Yesterday we helped them in cleaning up property in IL. Still a lot to do there.
I picked up horse vacs from the vet and gave them their shots. Ella flinched causing me to withdraw the needle, so had to stick her twice lol.
Need to get my house cleaned-never did finish fall deep cleaning! Seems like not enough minutes in the day any more. One good thing is that I'm almost done Christmas shopping! Yay! Now about that tree...

Come visit me, Ella Bee & My Thirty Six.

12/02/2014 09:28.24 AM Report This Comment
Hi Cowboy!
My OTTB's are barefoot but I do have Cavallo hoof boots that fits my mare if she needs them. I use MSM daily (very cheap product) and can tell a difference when I run out because they are stiff when coming out of the stalls, so it takes a bit more warm up time when riding.
Bub spent 5 years on the track with 45 starts, and Ella 2 years with 15 starts. He's a little bit buck kneed due to the tightening of the check ligaments but is 100% sound. She has a bone chip in her knee that fused, but also is 100% sound. I have no problems with them and they don't require a chiropractor although I wouldn't be against using one should I ever feel they need it.
My suggestion would be, whether you buy straight off the track or buy already retrained, get one with fewer total starts (like 10 or less) if there is concern about soundness. Honestly, more leg stress and back issues are found in barrel horses, jumpers and reiners than flat racers. They do have the energy and it's hard to wear them out, but I wouldn't say hotheaded. I've rode more Quarters and an Arabian that I would classify as hotheaded or just plain crazy! The TB breed is stereotyped as being out of control hotheads but it's not true. There are wackos in any breed but it's not correct in saying all TB's are like that. Ella still jumps and plays around like a youngster, she's fun to watch, but is really sweet under saddle. Bub is a thinker, very laid back, will follow you like a puppy dog, and will do everything you ask him to do-IF he feels like it lol! They are good riding horses, easy to train, and they remember everything! I hope this helps. Any more questions, just ask.

Busy days and short nights! Family here from Florida. Got the turkey thawed, and the Madeira wine ready for basting! Yummy! My husband was going to deep fry but he's going hunting while I cook! I will send him to Rural King to get more horse mats ($20.00 after rebate!) They're useful in many ways.

My cousins cocker spaniel came for a visit so my girls were playing with her. Shawna told the dog, Bella, to go get the ponies. Before I said Bub will stomp her, she ran out into the pasture and yes, Bub did a smacking stomp! The dog yelped, I snickered, and Shawna felt bad! Bella is okay, scared her. He always did that with the two pugs we had so I knew he wasn't out to do real harm, just a get out of here kind of thing! We had a pit bull that barked at him and he left a nice horseshoe print around his eye! The dog never barked at him again! Needless to say, we don't have dogs anymore-we got a Bub.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving. God bless you and your family.

Come visit me, Ella Bee & My Thirty Six.

11/26/2014 11:17.32 AM Report This Comment
♡ I want to wish you all a wonderful Thanksgiving! here is a hug & a Wednesday vote :)

Come visit me, Whiskey & Deacon.

11/26/2014 09:37.53 AM Report This Comment
Looking for sunshine...cloudy chilly vote today.

Come visit me, Ella Bee & My Thirty Six.

10/16/2014 09:20.26 AM Report This Comment
Hey Cowboy. Saw your questions on Ella's page.
Yes, I bought them right off the track. I wanted to retrain them myself. Her last race was Oct 19, 2009, and his last race was Oct 25, 2009. I paid to have them delivered and I got them on Oct 30,2009. They were pretty fresh and nervous with the new atmosphere-a dead leaf screeching across the concrete, cornstalks rustling in the wind, etc. Oh and our dog! Dumb thing-he went right up behind one of the horses and barked. Needless to say, the dog had a very nice perfect horseshoe print around his eye!! He never did that again LOL!!
After a "let down" period, I started working them. It's been rewarding, but a lot of work. I think when I get another, I'll get one already retrained from one of the organizations (Friends of Ferdinand, New Vocations, Makers Mark Secretariat Center, etc.) For me, it's a "been there done that" kind of thing. Plus, I just don't really care to go that fast anymore LOL!! Check out those sites and good luck in what you decide. They really are special.

Come visit me, Ella Bee & My Thirty Six.

10/13/2014 10:23.43 AM Report This Comment
WOO HOO! HOTD for my Bub! Thanks for all your votes. Leaving votes in return. Hope I don't miss anyone. Have a great day!

Come visit me, Ella Bee & My Thirty Six.

10/13/2014 09:42.02 AM Report This Comment
Good morning, we let a vote

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10/13/2014 07:34.14 AM Report This Comment
Hey Guys
So i dont really post much anymore because i'm to busy riding and stuff. haha well just wanted to thank you guys for all the votes and visits. You are all incredible Also today i have owned Cowboy for exactly 2 years It's definitely been a journey lots of ups and downs crying, laughing, screaming, smiling. I am so blessed to have this horse and have all of you to read what I write so Thank You all SO MUCH!!!!

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10/12/2014 04:33.40 AM Report This Comment
OTTB's are great! I retrained them myself. Never been cross tied, lunged, or had the pleasure of our legs wrapped around their bellies-what fun that was lol! Have one that would be suitable for jumping and one for dressage. "Bub"(My Thirty Six) got too full of himself/confident jumping and tried the tubular gate set at 5ft. We were working up but only at 2ft 6in. at the time, so we haven't done a lot since. But he has a hard time looking at a ground pole and not jumping it!! Ella has a hip movement that can be musical-get in her way and she's like nails on a chalk board! That's my fault.
Hey, have a good night!

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10/11/2014 06:00.06 PM Report This Comment
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Thanks to all for HOTD-complete surprise!!! Woo Hoo!!!
I got on the computer to check on an order from SmartPak, and saw the congrats in my email--hope Bub's not too upset! They are like a married couple. They bicker at each other, yet just try to separate them! I turned Ella out today first and she was zooming around, calling for him. I looked at him and said, "she's nuts".....he shook his head yes--the horse agreed!!

Come visit me, Ella Bee & My Thirty Six.

10/11/2014 04:57.38 PM Report This Comment
pretty horse! voted!

Come visit me, Prince Teton, Cocoa, Azteca & R.I.P. Angels According to Prince and Aspiration.

10/11/2014 09:13.02 AM Report This Comment
Thanks for the visit!
Left a vote for this beautiful boy!

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09/22/2014 11:19.21 PM Report This Comment
Still very busy at work and home stuff. I turned out the herd yesterday to graze. It had rained the evening before so I couldn't ride. Have a wonderful weekend ♡
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September 20th 2014 Newsletter

***HOTD Maxwell Sharp Lady 270613
Hi my name is Lady. I am a 14 year old Quarter Horse mare. No riding for me, I am a rescue and I have back and hock problems. My mom takes good care of me and loves on me to make up for that! My favorite treats are carrots. Please stop by and leave a vote!

Congratulations Missy or HOTD!

***HOTM Kootenai 161648

Today’s inspiration: I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.
Albert Einstein

Happy Trails...Team HOTD
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09/20/2014 08:30.33 AM Report This Comment
It has been hot, hot, hot here so turnout and evening feeding is all I have been able to do. I will ride early around the home property tomorrow morning-I can’t hardly wait to get in the saddle <)__~ Have a great Thursday Whinny’s & hugs ♡

Come visit me, Whiskey & Deacon.

08/21/2014 09:49.02 AM Report This Comment
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August 9th 2014 Newsletter

***HOTD Miriah 218448
Hi my name is Miriah or you can call me Sugar. I am a 34 year old Arabian mare. I pleasure ride. My favorite treat is grazing with my pasture mates. Please stop by and leave a vote!

Congratulations Spangle our HOTD!

***HOTM Copper 264309 Spangle 260838

Today’s inspiration: “If you refuse to change, you will stay captured in your own past. If you can change as circumstances change, you will be able to move on and be successful.”
-Author Unknown


Happy Trails...Team HOTD
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Come visit me, Whiskey & Deacon.

08/09/2014 09:54.43 AM Report This Comment
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