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Appaloosa Horse from Springfield, MO

Dolly

About Me

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I am from Springfield, MO and I've been a Club Horse member for 7 months and 1 day

Nicknames: Dolly Girl, Sweetheart

Age: 13 years old

Gender: Mare

Breed: Appaloosa Horse

Height: 16hh

Color: Chocolate Brown

Type of Riding: Western Trail Riding

My Horse's Achievements: Learn to walk to and from the pasture with me without being led

My Horse's Favorite Treat: Carrots and alfalfa

My Horse's Favorite Things To Do: Lay down and roll, go riding and eating!

Pet Peeves: Not being fed on time!

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

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How We Met

Dolly was my first riding horse ever! She is truly a dream come true for me, my brothers and my sister. Our neighbors told us about a horse for sale nearby and we went to look at her.
Once I looked into her big brown eyes there was no way I could leave her! Dolly is a wonderful first horse, enduring with my lack of riding skills, and teaching me to be a better rider at the same time! The Lord has given me a great blessing!


HORSES

You can hear the thunder of hoof beats, under a starlit sky;
The soft nicker in the morning, when the sun is rising high.

You can feel the softness of a velvety nuzzle on your hand;
And the thrill that shoots through you, as you race across the land.

You can see you horses silhouette, as the sun is sinking low;
Their coats shining softly in the sun's warming glow.

You've loved them all your life, a dream, it seems, came at birth;
And all these dream-come-true- s, make you
feel like the richest girl on earth!

"Examine me, O Lord, and prove me; try my reins and my heart." Psalm 26:2
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My Horse Stats

I've had 3340 friends visit me.

I'm the 42,861st member on HorseChannel.com.

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

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***Left a vote***
Kathy and I continue this tradition
by raising horses with as much Texas Blue Bonnet, Plenty Coup, Ambrose and
Blue Valentine blood as possible, hoping to preserve the heritage of these
great horses. ~Thanks for voting~ **Copper**

Come visit me, **Copper**Running for September HOTM** & **Flicka** Congrats Sadie August HOTM**.

08/22/2014 08:18.52 AM Report This Comment
***Left a vote***
Everet Shaw, who rode his share of great steer roping horses, told Hyde
that Blue was the best horse at Cheyenne that year. Hyde and Del both felt
that Blue started out of the box quicker and could catch cattle easier than
any horse they had ridden. The combination of Blue's athletic ability and
Del's training made him hard to beat. ~Thanks for voting~ **Copper**

Come visit me, **Copper**Running for September HOTM** & **Flicka** Congrats Sadie August HOTM**.

08/21/2014 09:34.23 AM Report This Comment
Left a vote! I will start Spangle's story again on Friday.

I lunged Spangle yesterday. We worked on lope transitions. He was good.

I lunged Rose yesterday. It was kind of a conditioning lunge. She was good.

Come visit me, Spangle: Runnng for Sep. HOTM, Zilker & Rose: Please vote Spangle Sep. HOTM.

08/20/2014 10:09.29 AM Report This Comment
***Left a vote***
This program
produced the stallion Gooseberry, Crow Creek (Lory's top calf horse), and
many good mares. Hyde and Dede then bought the other half interest in Blue
Valentine from Del. Hyde felt like it was a great privilege to rope steers
on Blue. In 1970 Hyde roped at his last Cheyenne Frontier Days on Blue. ~Thanks for voting~ **Copper**

Come visit me, **Copper**Running for September HOTM** & **Flicka** Congrats Sadie August HOTM**.

08/20/2014 07:47.44 AM Report This Comment
***Left a vote***
The tradition continues when... my mother, Dede (Buster's daughter) married my father , Hyde. Hyde started breeding Ambrose mares to Hayes' Plenty Coup, then took that cross and bred to Blue Valentine. ~Thanks for voting~ **Copper**

Come visit me, **Copper**Running for September HOTM** & **Flicka** Congrats Sadie August HOTM**.

08/19/2014 09:25.51 AM Report This Comment
Left a vote!
I lunged Spangle under tack yesterday. He was being a little grumpy, but was good. I then got on and walked and trotted him. He was really good:)

I rode Rose bareback last night at dusk. It was just a fun ride. We loped in each direction too:) It was fun.

Come visit me, Spangle: Runnng for Sep. HOTM, Zilker & Rose: Please vote Spangle Sep. HOTM.

08/19/2014 08:36.20 AM Report This Comment
***Left a vote***
Del sold half insterest in Blue Valentine to Buster and Laurie Hayes. Buster & Laurie stood Texas Blue Bonnet, Plenty Coup, and Blue Valentine. It was quite an experience to see these studs out with the excellent set of mares. Buster & Laurie had accumulated the tradition continued when..... ~Thanks for voting~ **Copper**

Come visit me, **Copper**Running for September HOTM** & **Flicka** Congrats Sadie August HOTM**.

08/18/2014 09:33.46 AM Report This Comment
Left a vote!
Spangle's Story Continued:
Eventually, after working Spangle in the round pen for a couple months, I got on and rode him at a walk. The next time I rode we trotted. We have been working on walking and trotting under saddle for a while. Two months ago we tried loping. He bucked. I made him gallop once I was safely on the ground. Got back on and walked and trotted him. I also lunged him at a lope.

Come visit me, Spangle: Runnng for Sep. HOTM, Zilker & Rose: Please vote Spangle Sep. HOTM.

08/18/2014 06:22.31 AM Report This Comment
Left a vote
Blue later was most famous as a steer roping horse. But Del always felt he was a better calf horse than anything.~Thanks for voting~ **Copper**

Come visit me, **Copper**Running for September HOTM** & **Flicka** Congrats Sadie August HOTM**.

08/17/2014 08:30.01 AM Report This Comment
Did some groundwork with Allie yesterday morning and then rode Gracie in the evening. Both girls did well. Hope you're getting some ride time in as well. Have a blessed Sunday.

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

08/17/2014 03:38.19 AM Report This Comment
**Left a vote** sorry wasn't on yesterday :( busy
Hyde inherited from his father the satifaction of riding a good horse he knew he had raised. In the fall of 1956, Ken Gunter gave Del Haverty the pick of the Red Man colts. Del picked a blue roan stallion named Blue Valentine. Del trained Blue to rope calves, tie-down team rope, and haze dogging steers. ~Thanks for voting~ **Copper**

Come visit me, **Copper**Running for September HOTM** & **Flicka** Congrats Sadie August HOTM**.

08/16/2014 07:12.25 AM Report This Comment
***Left a vote***
As a respected horseman, King had judged the first Quarter horse show in Calfornia. He and his children were well known for their horsemanship skills. King & his son Hyde brought additional stallions to Wyoming. Including Ambrose & Patron. ~Thanks for voting~ **Copper**

Come visit me, **Copper**Running for September HOTM** & **Flicka** Congrats Sadie August HOTM**.

08/14/2014 09:01.13 AM Report This Comment
***Left a vote***
Around 1951 they purchased Texas Blue Bonnet, a son of Joe Hancock. They started crossing him on their own mares and in 1955 a patron mare bred to him produced a foal named Plenty Coup, who went on to also produce many top colts. At about the same time my grandfather King Merritt, brought one of the first Quarter horse stallions, "Ole Red P-9" to Wyoming. ~Thanks for voting~ **Copper**

Come visit me, **Copper**Running for September HOTM** & **Flicka** Congrats Sadie August HOTM**.

08/13/2014 10:28.23 AM Report This Comment
***Left a vote***
Around 1951 they purchased Texas Blue Bonnet, a son of Joe Hancock. They started crossing him on their own mares and in 1955 a patron mare bred to him produced a foal named Plenty Coup, who went on to also produce many top colts. At about the same time my grandfather King Merritt, brought one of the first Quarter horse stallions, "Ole Red P-9" to Wyoming. ~Thanks for voting~ **Copper**

Come visit me, **Copper**Running for September HOTM** & **Flicka** Congrats Sadie August HOTM**.

08/13/2014 10:28.22 AM Report This Comment
***Left a vote***
I am gonna start telling you a story of a Quarter horse named "Blue Valentine."

It all began in 1880 when my grand father , Vince Hayes, trailed a herd of good mares from FT. Riley, Nevada to Thermopolis, Wyoming. His two sons Buster and Laurie, continued the tradition of raising and riding top horses and sought ways to improve them. ~Thanks for voting~ **Copper**

I hope y'all enjoyed the story of "Charlie."

Come visit me, **Copper**Running for September HOTM** & **Flicka** Congrats Sadie August HOTM**.

08/12/2014 02:52.12 PM Report This Comment
LEFT A VOTE!
We brought our slant load trailer to pick Spangle up. A little excitement on the way, we had a blowout on the trailer! Thankfully we didn’t have Spangle yet. We changed the tire and went and got Spangle. When we arrived, Spangle looked a little chubbier than he did before(He was chubby before too), but that was ok. They said he was a great loader. They were wrong. It took a little while to get him in the trailer, but we did it.

Come visit me, Spangle: Runnng for Sep. HOTM, Zilker & Rose: Please vote Spangle Sep. HOTM.

08/12/2014 04:35.53 AM Report This Comment
***Left a vote***
Charlie 8 months after being rescued

How could anyone throw away much less abuse such a sweet kind intelligent horse? I no longer ride Charlie and Charlie is no longer ridden,but it would be painful to him and I figure he has been through enough already. And so I retired him and now he is my BFF and big red dog. ~Thanks for voting~ **Copper**

Come visit me, **Copper**Running for September HOTM** & **Flicka** Congrats Sadie August HOTM**.

08/11/2014 08:29.48 AM Report This Comment
LEFT A VOTE!
How we found/bought Spangle:
We needed a horse to keep Rose company, but we also wanted a horse for my mom to ride. I found Spangle on Craigslist. We went to look at him. He was the perfect size for my mom and was calm. My mom also liked his personality. A week after going to look at him we brought our trailer to pick him up… More tomorrow!

I lunged the horses yesterday. Spangle did great! I expected him to be a little grumpy, but he wasn't! He was good. Rose was her normal frisky self:)

Come visit me, Spangle: Runnng for Sep. HOTM, Zilker & Rose: Please vote Spangle Sep. HOTM.

08/11/2014 07:08.54 AM Report This Comment
Left a vote!
Charlie says "unfortunately my new mom (Lahle) lost her own horse, just after I arrived at Far West Farms. She was absolutely devastated. Far west's kind barn manager knew how sad she was and let her take me on as a project since she really did not want anything to do with horses anymore and I did not want anything to do with people. We were a perfect match and bonded quickly, and before long, Far West made it possible for us to be together forever."
Charlie's Angels (thanks to those who saved him, kept him alive, and helped me help him with his rehabilitation. ~Thanks for voting~ **Copper**

Come visit me, **Copper**Running for September HOTM** & **Flicka** Congrats Sadie August HOTM**.

08/10/2014 01:49.03 PM Report This Comment
I'm back! My family took a road trip to visit family. We also took 2 "vacation" days. It was fun. The horses are good.

Thank for all the support for Spangle's HOTM run, even though I haven't been on. I will start his story tomorrow.

Thank you for Spangle's HOTD yesterday! It was fun coming home and seeing him the spotlight:)
Thanks again for Spangle's HOTM support!
Voted!

Come visit me, Spangle: Runnng for Sep. HOTM, Zilker & Rose: Please vote Spangle Sep. HOTM.

08/10/2014 01:19.04 PM Report This Comment
Stopped in with votes

Come visit me, Mystic ~ voting for Copper #264309, Cisco: knows Trevor & Amanda will beat Cancer, Meg ~ voting for Spangle #260838 & Nugget ~ School's not bad. I'm getting ATTENTION!.

08/09/2014 01:38.20 PM Report This Comment
***Left a vote***
He was so starved he could only have hay and in carefully measured amounts and Charlie was not allowed to have any treats. When a horse is that starved uncontrolled refeeding can lead to terrible medical problems such as colic,laminitis kidney failure, and even death. As tempting as it is to just start throwing food at a starving horse, I would learn it is an art and should involve a vet or someone who has experience with refeeding.

~Thanks for voting~ **Copper**

Come visit me, **Copper**Running for September HOTM** & **Flicka** Congrats Sadie August HOTM**.

08/09/2014 01:24.12 PM Report This Comment
Love & a Vote
Hi... Rode Darbs Thursday morning, in English. He threw a little attitude at the lope but i rode him through it. Then he was great, it was a little freaky when he decided to do a little buck. However, it's been really hot and humid here, not fun to be outside what so ever. Monday i am planning to ride again, i just cant wait for cold to arrive. Hope ya'll have had nice weather and a good Saturday. Leaving a afternoon vote, i will try and get on again Tuesday and tell about our ride. Thanks your votes!

~Darby~

Come visit me, Darby-- is voting Copper 264309 September HOTM! & Dolly--Is voting Copper 264309 for September HOTM!.

08/09/2014 01:04.17 PM 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*~HOTD Buster Shine On 271682 & <)__~ Deacon.

08/09/2014 08:01.57 AM Report This Comment
***Left a vote*** Sorry it's sooo late :(
A few days later Charlie made one more trip, his third in a week, and ended up at the wonderful barn where my daughters and I were riding and keeping our other horses. They began caring for him immediately.
~Thanks for voting~ **Copper**

Come visit me, **Copper**Running for September HOTM** & **Flicka** Congrats Sadie August HOTM**.

08/08/2014 05:14.02 PM Report This Comment
thank you!
thanks for the vote and the comment, left you a vote! you have beautiful horses! :)

Come visit me, free wind -thank you everypony!-.

08/07/2014 09:47.11 AM Report This Comment
***Left a vote***
A facebook donor sent a donation for Charlie's bail. [God bless you Amber Reed and anyone else who also helped raise Charlie's bail.] Rescue day 2-September 2,2012: A kind woman, a local trained, took Charlie. I think she may have even contributed yo, or paid the rest of his bail. But she was the one who took responsibiity for him and saw that he got immediate veterinary treatment. The trainer had a friend another trainer who was looking for a school horse and she saw how sweet Charlie was and had high hopes that with proper care he could be a strong,healthy, horse again.

~Thanks for voting~
**Copper**

Come visit me, **Copper**Running for September HOTM** & **Flicka** Congrats Sadie August HOTM**.

08/07/2014 08:27.17 AM Report This Comment
Whiskey says thank you to all his wonderful HC friends! Have a great Thursday Whinny’s & hugs ♡
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***HOTD Free Wind 271091
***HOTM Copper 264309 Spangle 260838
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Come visit me, ~* Whiskey*~HOTD Buster Shine On 271682 & <)__~ Deacon.

08/07/2014 06:28.30 AM Report This Comment
August 5th Newsletter

***HOTD Gracey 271641
Hi, I am a Shetland Pony mare named Gracey. I am well behaved around younger children and my favorite treat is carrots. Please stop by and leave a vote.

Congratulations Prince our HOTD!

***HOTM Spangle 260838 Copper 264309

Todays motivation: Don’t just stand there; make something happen. Lee Iacocca

Happy Trails...Team HOTD

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

08/05/2014 01:02.53 PM Report This Comment
***Left a vote***
On September 1,2012 Charlie was sent to an auction in Ontario, CA. Volunteers from auction Horses rescue were there, as they always are, when new horses come in. They saw Charlie among the sick,aging,injured and young untrained horses in the lot awaiting their fate and posted pictures on their Facebook page.

And that is where Charlie's rescue story begins...

~Thanks for voting~
**Copper**

Come visit me, **Copper**Running for September HOTM** & **Flicka** Congrats Sadie August HOTM**.

08/05/2014 08:13.57 AM Report This Comment
Left a vote!
If you ever see horses or ponies at a summer rental barn,fair,zoo, or cardinal etc. that are thin sick or injured - report it them. Don't accept excuses like "he's just old." The reality is , some business buy up old, sick horses because they are gentle use them up over the summer then send them back to auction, they pay little for them and get money back. When they are resold and just make as much money off them as possible over the summer. These horses are underfed, receive little or no medical care or ever see a farrier. No horse deserves that kind of treatment and exploitation.

Come visit me, **Copper**Running for September HOTM** & **Flicka** Congrats Sadie August HOTM**.

08/04/2014 07:37.39 AM Report This Comment
August 3rd Newsletter

****HOTD Eli 270057
Hi my name is Elijah, Eli for short. I am a 14yr old Miniature Horse stallion. I can pull a cart and my favorite things to do are eat grass and go for walks. My motto is "eat until there is nothing left to munch!" Please stop by and leave a vote.

Congratulations Joy our Angel HOTD!

***HOTM Spangle 260838 Copper 264309

todays inspiration: In every difficult situation is potential value. Believe this, then begin looking for it.
Norman Vincent Peale

Happy Trails...Team HOTD

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

08/03/2014 02:03.33 PM Report This Comment
Stall pads go up today...
Good Morning, HC is so S L O W, sorry I wasn't on yesterday, it was a budy day. We had my brother and his family for dinner. Robbie, my brother helps me a lot with computer issues, and I like to have them for dinner once in a while to say thanks. My sister in law suggested turning the radio off at night, that maybe Charlie finds it distracting, it's worth a try, but I think most folks leave a radio on? I always have. Someone else suggested opening the stall door and making it one large area. I don't like that idea, Sterly will have no where to go if Charlie is being a goofball. I hope the pads work. Have a great weekend, we voted, Love Donna Lee

Come visit me, Sterl May, Angel Sassy Mac Mar 8/95-Aug 8/07 & Royal Mes "I'm getting better".

08/03/2014 03:10.31 AM Report This Comment
***Left a vote***
I am gonna start telling you about a rescue Quarter horse named Charlie.

Charlie had been used the summer of 2012 by a rental barn in Burbank, CA. Even little kids could ride him because he was so docile. I can tell you, however, now that i know Charlie and saw him in the state he was being ridden, he was so compliant because he was weak and scared to death. The reason he did not buck little kids off was because he barely had the strength to walk by the end of summer. And he was in more than a little pain. His front shoes were old and his hooves were overgrown. He was unshod on the back, and he had suffered a leg injury that cracked his hoof from the tip all the way to the coronet that needed work.

~Thanks for voting~

**Copper**

Come visit me, **Copper**Running for September HOTM** & **Flicka** Congrats Sadie August HOTM**.

08/02/2014 07:51.49 AM Report This Comment
***Left a vote***
I will be running Copper for September HOTM since we did not receive August HOTM, please stop by & leave a vote & blog daily. We are gonna be telling about famous Quarter horses and inspirational stories! Thanks **Copper**

Come visit me, **Copper**Running for September HOTM** & **Flicka** Congrats Sadie August HOTM**.

08/01/2014 07:07.08 AM Report This Comment
July 31st Newsletter

***HOTD Kallie 269253
Hi my name is Kallie, I was a WI state fair pony ride pony. I helped my owner to gain confidence and start jumping. I love to go fast, be on top, and eat. My motto is "For I know the plans I have for you, says the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope."Jeremiah 29:11
Please stop by and leave a vote.

Last day to vote!
***HOTM Copper 264309

Todays inspiration: "There will come a time when you believe everything is finished. That will be the beginning." Louis L”Amour

Happy Trails...Team HOTD

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

07/31/2014 02:29.05 PM Report This Comment
left a vote!
Last day of our HOTM journey. Hooves crossed tomorrow morning! Thanks to everyone who stopped by everyday! Have a great Thursday!

Come visit me, **Copper**Running for September HOTM** & **Flicka** Congrats Sadie August HOTM**.

07/31/2014 05:19.18 AM Report This Comment
Any time spent with horses is wonderful.

Come visit me, Mystic ~ voting for Copper #264309, Cisco: knows Trevor & Amanda will beat Cancer, Meg ~ voting for Spangle #260838 & Nugget ~ School's not bad. I'm getting ATTENTION!.

07/30/2014 01:49.05 PM Report This Comment
Hope Danny gets along well with your girls. I'm sure there'll be the usual bickering to establish a pecking order, then hopefully things will settle down peacefully. Glad to hear that little Adeline is home and doing well.Thanks for the update.
Rode BJ yesterday and he did great. Have I said I love that horse? I love that horse!
Hope you have a blessed Wednesday. Take care.

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

07/30/2014 05:59.28 AM Report This Comment
left a vote!
Hi sorry i haven't been on in a while. Unloading the hay was easy. Have a wonderful Tuesday!

Come visit me, **Copper**Running for September HOTM** & **Flicka** Congrats Sadie August HOTM**.

07/29/2014 06:25.30 AM Report This Comment
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