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Quarter Horse from New Boston, MI

Reba

About Me

Active within 164 Days

I am from New Boston, MI and I've been a Club Horse member for 8 months and 28 days

Nicknames: Rebie

Age: 9 years old

Gender: Mare

Breed: Quarter Horse

Height: 15.2 hands

Color: Chestnut

Type of Riding: Hunter/jumper

My Horse's Achievements: Reba has transformed from a barrel horse into a good jumping horse, and she's taught me responsibility and work value.

My Horse's Favorite Treat: Peppermints

My Horse's Favorite Things To Do: Jump and gallop around the bridle path!

Pet Peeves: She doesn't like her ears being clipped, homemade treats, or hoof conditioner

My Horse's motto: If you give it your all you've already won

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How We Met

When I first started riding I was a little bit scared of horses so my mom and trainer came up with a plan to get a horse for my mom so I could spend more time with horses and get over my fear. When we first got Reba my mom did stuff with her then eventually I started doing things with her and lost my fear of horses so my mom let me take full responsibility of Reba! And ever since then i got out of barrel racing and started training Reba how tojump and she loves it!.

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June 9th Newsletter

***HOTD Chip 269673 Nominated by Rose
Hi I am a 16yr old American Quarter Horse gelding named Chip. I ride western, English and bareback. I am a gentleman and I am very responsive under saddle. My favorite treat is carrots. Please stop by and leave a vote.

Congratulations Maya our HOTD!

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

Top 5 quiz masters
1.Congrats Hi Tech Image!
2.Unknown
3.Unknown
4.Diablo
5.Unknown

Todays inspiration: “To accomplish great things we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe.”- Anatole France

Happy Trails...Team HOTD

Come visit me, Sierra*Congratulatio- ns Copper Sept. HOTM!, *Misty*, Cheyenne, Dakota, Cherokee*vote 4 Kootenai Oct HOTM! & ~Scout~RIP~.

06/09/2014 06:54.53 AM Report This Comment
Hooves crossed for Whiskey to be ~ May HOTM ♡
<)___~ Whiskey will return to the Doc on May 20th for his next set of x-ray’s. I feel he will be just fine, last dose of bute yesterday and I think in 2 days will tell a lot of how he is but I can’t know for sure until the next visit. I want to thank you all for all the amazing support throughout the month of April. I hope you enjoyed his story and I surely hope I can tell you many more story’s in the future of he & I riding together…God bless you all…..I honestly did not realize how difficult and demanding running for HOTM could be until now! Not having a computer at home really made this challenging for me, so again I cannot say thanks enough, sending love to you & your herds!!!!!!!
Here is our finial tidbit on the Fabulous Rocky Mountain Horse Breed! In the early 1960s, Sam Tuttle managed the trail riding concession at the Natural Bridge State Park in Powell County, Kentucky. He had as many as fifty horses there, including TOBE. This stallion was often seen tied to the hitching post alongside all the mares. He became quite well known in the ten or so years he was ridden there. Besides breeding, TOBE was used as a trail horse. He carried Sam, and sometimes the trail guides who worked for Sam, with sure-footed ease over mountainous terrain for many years. Although Sam would allow other people to ride TOBE occasionally, it was always a ride closely supervised. He loved to show off his beloved stallion, but also kept a close eye on him. Everyone who rode TOBE enjoyed his gentle temperament and comfortable gait. It amazed people to think the well-mannered horse they were riding was indeed a breeding stallion.
TOBE was used for breeding until July of his thirty-fourth year, and he passed on his gait, disposition, and other great qualities to his offspring. It has been said that TOBE's progeny followed in his "perfectly-timed" footsteps. TOBE sired many fine horses before his death at the ripe old age of thirty-seven. One outstanding trait passed on was longevity, as many of his offspring were still breeding into their late twenties and early thirties.
Thank you for your support we appreciate it! Hoping to see him as the top horse tomorrow!!!!!
~Sherry & Whiskey

Come visit me, *Whiskey* vote Azteca 267836 for Nov HOTM & ♥Deacon.

04/30/2014 08:11.23 AM Report This Comment
Galloping by with a vote!

Come visit me, Katie.

04/25/2014 03:24.08 AM Report This Comment
Celebrating Easter with love, hugs & votes 4 all!
✞ Picking up from yesterday about him tossing his head about bugs. Sometimes I can make a pony tail in his fore lock and that helps a lot. I think he sees his hair sometimes and over reacts, big ol’ treat hound! As soon as we get under the trees on those trails he just stops tossing his head and settles right back into his awesome self. I will add Rocky Mountain facts to my blogs for the rest of our HOTM run. I hope you enjoy them =)
The history of the Rocky Mountain Horse from 1890 to the latter part of the 1900s carries little or no documentation and few facts that can be proven beyond the shadow of doubt. Everyone who personally witnessed the breed's beginnings (back to the 1800s) is deceased, and we have been left with only verbal history passed down from generation to generation. Thus, all that can be recorded at this point in time are the stories recollected by living descendants. Thank you for your support we appreciate it!
~Sherry & Whiskey

Come visit me, *Whiskey* vote Azteca 267836 for Nov HOTM & ♥Deacon.

04/20/2014 07:59.56 AM Report This Comment
The more we rode the better Whiskey got at reining. The more miles and trails the easier it got on me and him. I discovered Whiskey loves the water. The picture today was taken 8/2012. We can get in a few minutes but I have to move him out or he will try to lie down, but I can take him right back in and then he settles to stand, doesn’t swim yet with me. We are still working toward that. We haven’t camped out in nearly 2 years, and that is when I can try to swim with the horses. It’s too hard to try swimming when I day ride because of the drive home (driving wet is no fun) -ha ha =) Deacon is my true water baby-he will actually swim with me and never try to lie down. I have also found that Whiskey hates for any type bug to fly in his face-so needless to say while we ride in the open if there are grass hoppers or butter flies, regular fly’s he tosses his head slightly. It doesn’t bother me now but it used to. Thank you for your support we appreciate it!
~Sherry & Whiskey

Come visit me, *Whiskey* vote Azteca 267836 for Nov HOTM & ♥Deacon.

04/19/2014 08:20.33 AM Report This Comment
Finally that Saturday morning rolled around. I could hardly sleep the night before. Everything was running threw my head about what I was going need and about if I had everything ready for his arrival to our place. I kept thinking about how alpha Deacon was and how they would get along. After all they have road a thousand miles of trails together. . The more I thought, the more I felt like after the ride we would come on home instead of camping. I wanted to get him home and on our property to make this dream come true for me. I had never rode Whiskey until the day I bought him, can you believe that!!! It did not matter to me how he rode at all, I wanted him and that was that! We had a nice ride that day and came on home. Cliff broke out his tools and started working around the barn. Today’s picture is of Whiskey’s first comedy show for us. He said (ha ha) “Dad, I can bring this orange Home Depot bucket to ya, I know it has feed in it for me!” Enjoy! Thank you for your support we appreciate it!
~Sherry & Whiskey

Come visit me, *Whiskey* vote Azteca 267836 for Nov HOTM & ♥Deacon.

04/15/2014 09:24.29 AM Report This Comment
Monday we left off about Whiskey’s color and me with 5 hundred questions for Karla! Here we go…That poor girl had never met me before and I could not shut up :) I then walked over and looked Whiskey right in the eye and he looked back into mine and my heart sunk. His beauty was striking and the color was outstanding. He had a smart, sharpness about him-I’m sure he was thinking “what in the world is she doing”. The ride finally got underway; usually everyone has me ride out front and calls me the trail boss! Deacon is a faster walking horse but can ride in the middle or behind after the first hour or so. Well, here comes Rio & Whiskey with their smooth selves!!! They just gaited their smooth self’s right past me & Deacy. I watched Whiskey and noticed he didn’t quite move the same as Rio but still a difference from a QH. 2 hours into the ride we decided to rest a few minutes in a place we call “Carol’s lounge”. We have names for all our spots we ride to rest or to take a break out there because it’s so big. Thank you for your support we appreciate it!
~Sherry & Whiskey

Come visit me, *Whiskey* vote Azteca 267836 for Nov HOTM & ♥Deacon.

04/09/2014 08:14.33 AM Report This Comment
whiskey is sending hugs & love
Now were into “Whiskey’s” story really good! I finished getting Deacon ready for our all day ride. We always pack drinks and hotlinks or some sort of sausage/lunch meat for lunch. Bill got a call that they were pulling in and asked us to wait a few minutes before heading out. I guess we had about 8 riders starting out then Karla & Tim made 10-oh what fun! They pulled in and parked and they started to unload the horses and of course I was already curious. Out came this Smokey chocolate colored horse, smaller built and my jaw dropped open in awe….Her horse Rio changes colors as all Rocky’s do throughout the year so he had almost a buckskin color but he is what they call a chocolate color. Then out comes Tim & Whiskey~~~~OMG I thought I would faint…..I was speechless….I had never seen a horse look like that nor that color…I went over to Karla and started all the questions and she explained that Whiskey’s color is called “Red Chocolate”. To be continued Wednesday, phone votes tomorrow =) Thank you for your support we appreciate it!
~Sherry & Whiskey

Come visit me, *Whiskey* vote Azteca 267836 for Nov HOTM & ♥Deacon.

04/07/2014 12:19.43 PM Report This Comment
Whiskey would love your support for his HOTM run
In 2008 the decision was made after a talk with our boy’s and Cliff. It was time for me to get back on my horse journey. I purchased Deacon in March 23, 2008 and then bought Whiskey in May 2010. When I run Deacon I will tell more about the 1st 2 years back on my journey. Now that you have some back ground on me and my journey I will start Whiskey’s story with me. As many of you know I trail ride and use to camp with the horses all the time, now we just day ride. Hoping this spring sometime to camp again-fingers crossed =) It has been 2 years sense we have camped out with them. We would camp at Mccown or Plowman Valley at Lake Whitney Texas or at Reynolds Creek Lake Waco, Texas. During those times I have met a lot of people and their different type of horses. On one Oct. weekend we had some friends of Bill’s that was coming that I had never met. I asked Bill as we all were getting our horses ready for our ride that day, what type horses did these friends have? He said Rocky Mountain horses…I said hummmm, never heard of that breed. The thoughts in my head about this breed had me so curious. Now tomorrow we are into his story fully….hang in there! Thank you for your support we appreciate it!
~Sherry & Whiskey

Come visit me, *Whiskey* vote Azteca 267836 for Nov HOTM & ♥Deacon.

04/06/2014 07:47.40 AM Report This Comment
Congratulation’s Queen Paige “Nuttin But Good” our April HOTM! Here we go with our campaign with Whiskey 237221 to be May 2014 HOTM! I need everyone’s support so vote on his page daily please!!! Every other weekend I am not around a computer so I will phone vote as many as possible, also 1 x a week that I will phone vote :) I will start my story with why I have and will ONLY have such well trained and gentle geldings, then I will start how Whiskey & I became each other’s very best friends along with some Rocky Mountain facts about the breed ♡ * Rocky Mountain Horses are slow to mature and do not reach their full size and weight until about five to six years of age. Generally healthy horses, they often live long lives but do have a tendency to be extremely "easy keepers". Care must be taken to keep your Rockies from becoming too overweight, particularly in their later years.* Thank you for your support we appreciate it!
~Sherry & Whiskey

Come visit me, *Whiskey* vote Azteca 267836 for Nov HOTM & ♥Deacon.

04/01/2014 08:26.06 AM Report This Comment
<)__~ For us here in Central Texas it is COLD!!!!! We are 19 but feels 3, icy roads and the whole 9 yards… it won’t last long thank goodness. I did get a ride in on Deacon Friday after work. My trail ride Saturday with Whiskey was so beautiful and warm, nearly 80 and a lot of sunshine. The people that we knew came with a large group like 15 + so we rode by ourselves, we did see many others we knew but again they were all in large groups. Safety for me (I know that’s everyone’s 1st thought-I have other reasons why I have to be so very careful). Some of you know why, some will have to wait until next month when I run Whiskey for May HOTM to learn the rest of my story….Loping by with a tap on your horseshoe, hugs & love to you all!

Come visit me, *Whiskey* vote Azteca 267836 for Nov HOTM & ♥Deacon.

03/03/2014 10:40.15 AM Report This Comment
~ ✞ ~February 9th Newsletter~ ✞ ~

***HOTD Roanie 230538 Nominated by Whiskey
Hi, I am an American Quarter Horse. We ride western and for pleasure. I am super sensitive to cues. My favorite things to do are trail ride and eat hay & favorite treats are apples. Please stop by and leave a vote.

Congratulations JoJo our HOTD!

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

Today’s affirmation: The next time I think it’s the horse’s fault, I’m going to think instead about opportunities for change in the way I relate to everyone, two legged or four.


Happy Trails...Team HOTD

Come visit me, *Whiskey* vote Azteca 267836 for Nov HOTM & ♥Deacon.

02/09/2014 08:44.47 AM Report This Comment
Vote
Sending a Thank You Vote, from Kisses, who was HOTD yesterday. It was such a honor for her, dirty face and all.

Come visit me, Kissed by the Sun & Whisper.

02/04/2014 07:29.23 PM Report This Comment
Thanks, we are honored
A very special thanks to Steve, who never gave up on us and did such a wonderful job with Cisco (and me). Also, a special thanks to Rose for nominating us. And my son who enouraged me every step of the way until his death. My husband who supports me and feeds when I'm away. And my deepest gratitude to everyone who voted and supported us this month. Hoping you enjoyed our journey, Cheryl & Cisco

Come visit me, Mystic ~ voting for Azteca #267836, Cisco: knows Trevor will beat Cancer, Meg ~ voting for Azteca #267836 & Nugget ~ Voting for Azteca #267836.

02/01/2014 10:14.43 AM Report This Comment
My Horse
Thanks, everyone!!! To my beloved Cisco:

He's not just my horse
He's my dreams
He's my happiness
He's my heart
He's my laughter
He's my teacher
He's my sanity

Thank you Cisco,and Steve. I am so glad I didn't stop believing in us!

Come visit me, Mystic ~ voting for Azteca #267836, Cisco: knows Trevor will beat Cancer, Meg ~ voting for Azteca #267836 & Nugget ~ Voting for Azteca #267836.

01/31/2014 08:48.38 AM Report This Comment
Cisco
Thank you all!!!! I will never know everything Cisco has been through, and I don't want to know. All I know for sure is his tongue had nearly been severed in half, probably either from a really harsh bit or having his head tied around, and his R eye socket fractured (again, don't wanna know). Steve said he's pretty sure at some point someone attempted to train Cisco to buck, to this day he WILL NOT tolerate a flank cinch. I believe that Cisco was loved and treated well early on, then things just went south for him. I'm also sure he's been through mutiple sales, with his striking looks and proud manner always finding a buyer that's sure he would be the one to "fix" him. I remember Steve telling me at one point that Cisco wasn't only PTSD, but MPD (multiple personality disorder) and probably Bi-polar to boot. One thing everyone has remarked on wherever we go, is how Cisco watches for me. Whenever I am in sight, his eyes follow me. It's an awesome feeling to have that kind of connetion with a horse. Eventually, I think Cisco would have been on one of those one-way trips to Canada or Mexico, instead we plan on continuing our adventures...

Come visit me, Mystic ~ voting for Azteca #267836, Cisco: knows Trevor will beat Cancer, Meg ~ voting for Azteca #267836 & Nugget ~ Voting for Azteca #267836.

01/30/2014 08:50.19 AM Report This Comment
3 Less
REALLY APPRECIATE ALL THE SUPPORT, THANKS! Steve and Amanda returned to Texas last summer,and Cali, Mystic and Cinco went home to their new training facility. I have been out for a few lessons, and a clinic they did in November. Cisco did well, and was voted by the clinic participants the easiest horse to do groundwork with (he had us switch and do some groundwork with each other's horses). Joe, my farrier stopped in to watch for a while, and when he was out next he told me that while he knew I had been riding and doing clinics with Cisco, he couldn't believe how calm he was. He remembered watching Steve work with him in the "early days"

Come visit me, Mystic ~ voting for Azteca #267836, Cisco: knows Trevor will beat Cancer, Meg ~ voting for Azteca #267836 & Nugget ~ Voting for Azteca #267836.

01/29/2014 08:38.00 AM Report This Comment
AND RIDING...
THANKS FOR ALL THE VOTES. Rest of our trail ride was uneventful, except for the heat(high 90's) and for one rider who started to get heat stroke. Christy was able to get hold of her husband (cell service iffy there) and he drove out and picked her up, and her horse was also ponied back. We went through some pretty steep ravines and overgrown trails (to shorten the distance, we cut through on a hiking trail). When we got back, I was so glad to get OUT of the saddle. I think Cisco was just as glad to have me out of the saddle! We had been out over 9 hours. I stayed over that Sunday night at the B&B, and Cisco and I got a good night's rest before heading home. I had put in 38 hours in the saddle in 5 days, and Cisco had to have his cinch taken up 2 notches by the end!

Come visit me, Mystic ~ voting for Azteca #267836, Cisco: knows Trevor will beat Cancer, Meg ~ voting for Azteca #267836 & Nugget ~ Voting for Azteca #267836.

01/28/2014 09:25.26 AM Report This Comment
We Keep Riding...
REALLY APPRECIATE ALL THE SUPPORT, THANKS! We had a great, if slightly late, lunch on the trail. As we were starting back, Christy (owner of the B&B), realized she had misjudged the trail and we were still 3-4 hours out. At this point, 2 people opted out and left when the lunch truck went back (one horse was ponied, the other ridden back by Trevor's wife). I decided to hang in there. Everyone wanted to trot to get back sooner, and the 2 horses ahead of us hit out in a long trot. Cisco decided to really move out and catch them, and I realized I was too tired to post. When I pulled him up, it was rodeo time! He got in 4-5 bucks (he was REALLY mad), before I was able to yield his hindquarters and settle him down. Trevor commented "I thought you liked to dance!" (Earlier, I had been moving his hindquarters back & forth in a kind of rumba). Replied "Dancing is one thing, jitterbugging is something else".

Come visit me, Mystic ~ voting for Azteca #267836, Cisco: knows Trevor will beat Cancer, Meg ~ voting for Azteca #267836 & Nugget ~ Voting for Azteca #267836.

01/27/2014 08:31.21 AM Report This Comment
THE LONG RIDE...
THANKS, EVERYONE! Was supposed to go on a moonlight ride, but I was getting pretty tired, so passed on the ride that night (we had been spending 8 hours in the saddle every day). The last day, Sunday, we were to do 4-5 hour trail ride, with a lunch break out on the trail. Cisco handled everything beautifully, EXCEPT for the wooden bridge over a ravine. He walked up to it like he was going over, then simply planted his feet (4 feet in concrete!) and refused to budge. It took the clinician a half hour, and then Cisco walked across calmly. I had offered to dismount, but was told no, he needed to learn to go over whatever I asked him to. (That was the only thing he tried to refuse the whole 5 days)

Come visit me, Mystic ~ voting for Azteca #267836, Cisco: knows Trevor will beat Cancer, Meg ~ voting for Azteca #267836 & Nugget ~ Voting for Azteca #267836.

01/26/2014 08:01.25 AM Report This Comment
***♡*** January 25th newsletter ***♡***

****HOTD Roxy 266746 nominated by Darby****
Hi I am a 9 year old Missouri Fox Trotter. I like to ride Hunter and Dressage. My motto is: It’s all good! Whoa, wait was that a plastic bag??? RUN!!!!!. Please stop by and leave a vote!

Congratulations Loosey and Peanut our HOTD!

REMINDER: Go to theanimalrescuesite.com click on “shelter challenge”. Enter “Dream” in the search box and click search. It will bring up about 10 shelters. Dream Catchers Equine Rescue is about 6 down from the top. Click on it and click vote. Vote daily or as often as you can!

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

Today's affirmation: Today I am loved. Today, I will rejoice in my abilities, have many abilities, am an excellent rider.



Happy trails…. team HOTD!!

Come visit me, *Whiskey* vote Azteca 267836 for Nov HOTM & ♥Deacon.

01/25/2014 10:13.26 AM Report This Comment
Jumping & Swimming
The fourth day, we went out to the jump course, and worked on that for a while. I had never liked jumping Cisco, he would launch himself like he was jumping 5' over a 1' obstacle, but after working for a couple of hours, including having to meet oncoming riders over the jumps, he was doing so well; jumping just enough to clear the obstacle. We did a short trail ride, then broke for lunch (there was a 4 hr break each day to avoid the heat). That afternoon, we all took the horses for a swim in the tank (pond). Several of us had been taking the horses down to cool off in the water during the afternoons. I needed a little help getting on him bareback, and was pretty wobbly at first but Cisco actually moved to stay under me. Walked out in the water till it got deep, and then we were swimming. Cisco loved it, he groaned the entire time he was swimming like he does when having a good roll. That was only my 2nd time on him bareback, and the first time I had ever been on a swimming horse. Passed on the moonlight ride that night, too tired.

Come visit me, Mystic ~ voting for Azteca #267836, Cisco: knows Trevor will beat Cancer, Meg ~ voting for Azteca #267836 & Nugget ~ Voting for Azteca #267836.

01/25/2014 08:57.43 AM Report This Comment
COWS!
THANKS SO MUCH! Quickly learned that Cisco was fine with being ridden twice a day, he was always waiting for me at the gate to his paddock, it was like "Are we going to have more fun? What are we going to do next?" Next day, we started cow work after warming up. The 20 or so cows were brought in the arena, and we just rode around letting the horses get used to them, as some of them had never been around cows before. Then we learned how to "boil" the herd (get them in close together and milling), then we individually walked our horses thru and parted the herd. After that, we actually started cutting! Cisco was amazing, he locked on to whichever cow I picked out and stayed with it. That was thrilling. The 3rd day, we trailed the herd out to pasture in the morning, and did some more cutting, then trailed them back to the arena. Went back out in the evening, trailed them out to pasture, and worked cattle until the full moon came out, then continued working till nearly 10PM. Brought the cattle back in, and called it a night. Cisco LOVED it.

Come visit me, Mystic ~ voting for Azteca #267836, Cisco: knows Trevor will beat Cancer, Meg ~ voting for Azteca #267836 & Nugget ~ Voting for Azteca #267836.

01/24/2014 08:30.35 AM Report This Comment
A BIG Step
Cannot believe how much support we are getting, thanks! Our next BIG step was a 5 day Parelli Horse Camp last June. I wasn't sure I could ride that much, but decided to go anyway. The first day was spent mostly on ground work and arena work, making sure everyone could sidepass, back at least 10 steps, and do rollbacks, and walk, trot and canter quietly. We also played some games, notably trying to keep another horse and ride from reaching the opposite side of the arena. It rained that afternoon, so we learned some knot tying before going back out to ride that evening. I was nervous when I found out that we would be riding twice daily, wasn't sure how Cisco would feel about that. We would ride in the morning, take a break in the heat of the day, then go out after an early supper and ride till dark or after (full moon week).

Come visit me, Mystic ~ voting for Azteca #267836, Cisco: knows Trevor will beat Cancer, Meg ~ voting for Azteca #267836 & Nugget ~ Voting for Azteca #267836.

01/23/2014 07:05.57 AM Report This Comment
LEFT A VOTE
January 23rd Newsletter

***HOTD Sunset 254565 Nominated by Deacon
Hi my name is Sunset or you can call me Sunny. I am a 18 year old Appaloosa gelding. I ride bareback and hunter. I will soon try western. My motto is "Someone with carrots is a friend indeed!!" Please stop by and leave a vote.

Congratulations Kokanee our HOTD!!!

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

Top 5 quiz masters
1. Unknown
2. Unknown
3. Unknown
4. Lucy
5. Reba

Happy trails...Team HOTD

Come visit me, Spangle, Zilker & Rose.

01/23/2014 06:48.16 AM Report This Comment
No More Bucking
THANKS FOR YOUR VOTES & SUPPORT!!! The Chiropractor pretty much adjusted everything, and said that the horse had been in pain for quite a while. Really made me feel badly - at least some of training problems I'm sure were related to him being in pain. He had also started bucking when asked to canter, this has resolved. And also, while he had gotten pretty good about his feet, he always really fussed about his L hind being done. He has been much better, even my farrier has remarked on what a change it has made. Cisco will usually now lift a hoof as soon as you bend down. The Chiropractor also pointed out that Cisco's R eye orbit had been fractured - and when you really look at him head on, his R eye is sunken a bit.

Come visit me, Mystic ~ voting for Azteca #267836, Cisco: knows Trevor will beat Cancer, Meg ~ voting for Azteca #267836 & Nugget ~ Voting for Azteca #267836.

01/22/2014 06:53.36 AM Report This Comment
A Job Offer
THANKS, EVERYONE!!! Early last spring, we went to a clinic put on by the head trainer/farrier of a large metropoliton mounted police force (Houston). It was an ART Clinic: Attention, Respect,Trust. Did a lot of groundwork and obstacles in the mornings (including firecrackers while mounted) and then trail rode in the afternoons. At the end of the clinic, he asked if Cisco was for sale. When I told him no, he said that if I ever wanted to sell him or couldn't take care of him, would I please contact him, that Cisco would make a good police horse. I remarked that Cisco was too short and colored, and he replied "If I say he's tall enough, he's tall enough, and we are an equal opportunity employer". He also strongly suggested that I have Cisco seen by a chiropractor, which I did and it really has helped him.

Come visit me, Mystic ~ voting for Azteca #267836, Cisco: knows Trevor will beat Cancer, Meg ~ voting for Azteca #267836 & Nugget ~ Voting for Azteca #267836.

01/21/2014 07:49.53 AM Report This Comment
Galloping by with a quick vote!

Come visit me, Katie.

01/21/2014 01:00.08 AM Report This Comment
I try flying!
THANKS FOR YOUR VOTES & SUPPORT!!! In February of last year, Cisco became very nervous when I was riding in the pasture. There was a lot going on in the neighbor's pasture, it was very windy, and it was almost the last straw when Cinco decided to come see us. I shooed him away, then went to the south side of the pasture to ride. Cisco spooked at something and spun, and I didn't. Hate that feeling of waiting for the ground to come up. Lay there for a few seconds, wondering what was broke. Nothing seemed to hurt, so I got up, caught Cisco, and remounted (he was a little nervous - wondered if I was going to do that flying trick again, LOL). Rode for another half hour or so

Come visit me, Mystic ~ voting for Azteca #267836, Cisco: knows Trevor will beat Cancer, Meg ~ voting for Azteca #267836 & Nugget ~ Voting for Azteca #267836.

01/20/2014 08:33.09 AM Report This Comment
Cisco walks thru Fire!
(Well, actually, it was more a hop over) THANKS!!! In the fall, I heard about a good clinic by 4Shepherds (Dallas mounted police), and decided to take Cisco. He was pretty nervous at first, even after groundwork, but once we got in the arena he started listening. They had us ride stirrup to stirrup in pairs, and Cisco jigged and pranced and atually did a piaffe before finally settling down. We did some fun stuff with flags, then played "leapfrog". Cisco was fine at the trot when leaving the other horses, but when I asked for a canter he BUCKED! They had some really neat obstacles, including a mattress. Cisco was so excited when they brought out the obstacles, it was something he was comfortable with. There was also really large flag, a tarp to unfold and fold while mounted. The only thing he fussed about was crossing the line of fire (real fire), but he finally went across. The clinicians said afterwards that they would never have believed after seeing how nervous he was at first that he would be so good with the scary obstacles.

Come visit me, Mystic ~ voting for Azteca #267836, Cisco: knows Trevor will beat Cancer, Meg ~ voting for Azteca #267836 & Nugget ~ Voting for Azteca #267836.

01/19/2014 08:21.46 AM Report This Comment
left a vote
We got a late start on the Shelter Challenge at theanimalrescuesite.com and would love your support!! Go to www.shelterchallenge.com, search the word 'dream', find DreamCatchers Equine Rescue, and vote. You do not need to register or log in to vote. The site does not play well with IE, but Safari, Firefox, or Google Chrome seem to work. Thank you to Joey for helping to get us set up on the challenge.

Come visit me, Joey & DreamCatchers Equine Rescue.

01/18/2014 10:46.48 PM Report This Comment
We work things out
THANKS FOR YOUR VOTES & SUPPORT!!! Began feeling really sorry for Mystic by himself, so tried putting him with Cali and Cinco. Again, everything was fine for a few days, then Mystic went after Cinco and put him through a fence. (The horse just can't jump as high as he thinks he can, and the geldings just don't like the poor boy!). As a last resort, I put Cinco in my obstacle course area (200x200) and left the gate to one of the side pens open so he would have a shed to go in. Began letting him out in the big pasture during the day and bringing him at night. Cisco would still chase him, but it gradually lost some intensity. On a few occasions, I even caught Cinco "teasing" Cisco into chasing him. Cinco became very good at following me out to the pasture in the morning and coming in when called in the evening.

Come visit me, Mystic ~ voting for Azteca #267836, Cisco: knows Trevor will beat Cancer, Meg ~ voting for Azteca #267836 & Nugget ~ Voting for Azteca #267836.

01/18/2014 08:39.10 AM Report This Comment
Leaving Reba a good morning vote! Hope you have a great weekend!

Come visit me, Spangle, Zilker & Rose.

01/18/2014 07:32.54 AM Report This Comment
Cisco the Demon Horse
Please leave a blog when you vote, thanks! The plan for Cali and Cinco was to just turn them out with my 3 in the big pasture (35 acres). Unfortunately, as a lot of plans go, this fell through. It worked for few days, then one morning I went out to feed and Cali & Cinco were in the neighbor's pasture. Found where they had gone thru the fence, we got that fixed, brought them home, then watched in horror as Cisco went after Cinco and put him through the fence again. Cisco honestly looked like a demon chasing Cinco (Cisco's 15.1, Cinco is around 17hh). Finally got them separated, and put Cali and Cinco in the 5 acre pasture by themselves.

Come visit me, Mystic ~ voting for Azteca #267836, Cisco: knows Trevor will beat Cancer, Meg ~ voting for Azteca #267836 & Nugget ~ Voting for Azteca #267836.

01/17/2014 08:58.05 AM Report This Comment
Leaving Reba a good morning vote!
On Tuesday, I rode Rose. We had a kinda laid back ride. We did work on one of the smaller events from our playday.(It is called Mad Mouse) It was a good ride:)

Come visit me, Spangle, Zilker & Rose.

01/17/2014 08:51.52 AM Report This Comment
My Herd Doubles
THANKS! Shortly after this, Steve and his wife decided to move back to California to help with the family business, and train on the side there. Unfortunately, they had 5 horses, and could only take 2. I offered to take Mystic, and wound up with Mystic, Cali, and Cinco. Steve had a hormone level run on Mystic (he had always acted studdy, and the mares were crazy about him when they were in heat), and it came back very high. Seems the BLM missed a testicle. It took 3 surgeries to finally locate it and remove it. (he had actually had had one previous surgery, the vet pointed out) I guess they just didn't care that he was a crypt instead of a gelding. Luckily, I had one pen that does not have a common fence with either of my pastures, so that's where Mystic lived until he was finally a gelding. Cisco also started bucking when asked to canter, so we pretty much quit cantering.

Come visit me, Mystic ~ voting for Azteca #267836, Cisco: knows Trevor will beat Cancer, Meg ~ voting for Azteca #267836 & Nugget ~ Voting for Azteca #267836.

01/16/2014 09:39.12 AM Report This Comment
Left a Vote
January 16th Newsletter

***HOTD Maverick 266022 Nominated by Copper
Hi my name is Maverick. I am a lesson horse and I ride flat work and jumping. My favorite treat is apples! Please stop by and leave a vote!

Congratulations Titan(The Green Baron) our HOTD!!!

***HOTM Cheryl & Cisco 250327
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Come visit me, Spangle, Zilker & Rose.

01/16/2014 07:55.51 AM Report This Comment
Hi!
Leaving Reba a late good morning vote! Like your new pictures!

Come visit me, Spangle, Zilker & Rose.

01/15/2014 08:38.16 AM Report This Comment
Cannonballs!
Thanks for your votes and support, please leave a blog !!! Cisco had always hated stepping in water or mud, and when the clinician and everyone went down to the tank (pond) to let the horses play, at first he wouldn't even put a hoof in the water. He finally tentively took a few sips of water, and kept watching the other horses paw, play and roll and splash in the water. He finally started pawing at the water, too. Soon he was in, rolling, splashing and just having a great time. By the end of the clinic, he was galloping into the water off of a small bank and doing his version of a cannonball! It was so much fun seeing him have such a good time.

Come visit me, Mystic ~ voting for Azteca #267836, Cisco: knows Trevor will beat Cancer, Meg ~ voting for Azteca #267836 & Nugget ~ Voting for Azteca #267836.

01/15/2014 08:32.49 AM Report This Comment
Our First Trail Ride
Thanks for your votes and support, please leave a blog !!! A friend had been telling me about how great it was to ride and stay at the Grassland Bed 'n Barn (LBJ Nat'l Grasslands) , and when I saw a 4* Parelli clinician was doing a beginning trail riding clinic there, I decided to go. (Steve was so worried, he gave me a long list of do's and don'ts, and I was surprised he didn't tag along). We mostly did fine, some crow hopping, but nothing too bad. I was one of only 2 other ladies that at some point didn't have to dismount and lead my horse, although there was one time I would have, but was unable to. Cisco "balled up" (literally) when asked to walk thru a muddy spot, but backed up nicely (couldn't dismount - trees on one side, small drop off on the other). We went around up and down a steep slope. This was also Mother's Day weekend, and I think it did me good to get away from home.

Come visit me, Mystic ~ voting for Azteca #267836, Cisco: knows Trevor will beat Cancer, Meg ~ voting for Azteca #267836 & Nugget ~ Voting for Azteca #267836.

01/14/2014 09:05.50 AM Report This Comment
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