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Appaloosa Horse from Holden, MO

Dolly

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I am from Holden, MO and I've been a Club Horse member for 11 months and 6 days

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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I've had 3775 friends visit me.

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

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

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so glad you and your family are doing well, and it sounds fun that Dolly will pull you on the sled when it snows. we are doing fine. my mother in law passed away in Oct, so it will be a little sad for her daughers this Christmas, but still, we have been blessed. ultimately, Christmas is about the hope we have been given, the Light sent into the dark world, because God remembered His promise and sent His Son to us. Merry Christmas!!!

Come visit me, Allie, Merry CHRISTmas everyone! & BJ and his mom,Gracie.

12/24/2014 07:08.08 AM Report This Comment
It was very nice to hear from you and I am happy the horses are with you now!

☃ 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~Merry CHRISTmas eve! & ♥Deacon vote "ME" 237272 Jan 2015 HOTM!.

12/24/2014 06:07.14 AM Report This Comment
♥ Deacon & I want to thank everyone for the support of our HOTM run. It warms my heart that you have taken the time to stop and leave a vote at this very busy Holiday season! Have a wonderful day :)

***HOTD Angels Joanna & Pixie Dust 101958
Pixie Dust was a 23yr old Shetland Pony mare that was very sweet and loved people and other animals. Please stop by and leave a vote in memory of Joanna & Pixie Dust.
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Come visit me, Whiskey~Merry CHRISTmas eve! & ♥Deacon vote "ME" 237272 Jan 2015 HOTM!.

12/23/2014 07:15.50 AM Report This Comment
Left a vote!
Sorry I haven't been on for a while. My Dressage lessons with Rose have been going well. Our last lesson was yesterday. We worked mostly on Rose coming on the bit. She is doing really well:)
Spangle is happy relaxing in the field:)

I can't believe it is almost Christmas! Only 6 days!

Come visit me, Spangle: Thank you for Dec. HOTM!!!, Zilker & Rose.

12/19/2014 05:50.00 PM 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~Merry CHRISTmas eve! & ♥Deacon vote "ME" 237272 Jan 2015 HOTM!.

12/19/2014 07:51.06 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~Merry CHRISTmas eve! & ♥Deacon vote "ME" 237272 Jan 2015 HOTM!.

12/15/2014 10:58.03 AM Report This Comment
(}—{) We ended up getting a light sprinkle Thursday evening. After I went to Tractor Supply & the grocery store Lizzy came over and we had a really nice ride on Rocket and Deacon. Whiskey is at the equine hospital staying a few days. He scratched his eye somehow. I really don’t know how or why he does that so much but the other 2 never do???? Any way Doc says he is doctoring it 2x’s a day with an antibiotic and giving banamine 1 time a day. Cliff may pick him up today or Monday. It is so hard putting meds in their eyes. I can do once its under control. I just can’t stand to touch his eye when it hurts so much. He took him in Thursday Morning so hopefully he can come home today. I miss him and so does Deacon and Rocket. Whinny’s, love, hugs and we left you a vote…..

Come visit me, Whiskey~Merry CHRISTmas eve! & ♥Deacon vote "ME" 237272 Jan 2015 HOTM!.

12/13/2014 08:59.11 AM Report This Comment
Left a vote!
I had a lesson yesterday morning. We worked on Rose rounding and some on my position. When Rose rounds, it feels cool:) It was a good lesson.
Last night was my awards dinner for my playday club. My last night as sweetheart. I got reserve in my group and got a pretty red halter. We also got a carrot mineral block. It was a good, but long night:)

Come visit me, Spangle: Thank you for Dec. HOTM!!!, Zilker & Rose.

12/07/2014 05:46.59 AM Report This Comment
So happy to hear your horses are with you again, makes it extra special, have a lovely day, love Suz and Lilly

Come visit me, Lilly.

12/05/2014 10:21.13 AM 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~Merry CHRISTmas eve! & ♥Deacon vote "ME" 237272 Jan 2015 HOTM!.

12/04/2014 10:05.14 AM Report This Comment
HOTM runners needed!
Congratulation Spangle our December HOTM and Thank you Allie for being our Queen for November! 2015 is wide open for any of our HC members that would like our help in running. All 12 months of 2015 are needing to be filled! You can leave your horses name and ID# under the COA page #266003 or under Whiskey #237221. Have a wonderful day ♡

Come visit me, Calendar of Agendas*Congrats Spangle our Dec HOTM!.

12/03/2014 08:00.35 AM Report This Comment
Good to hear from you. So Dolly can run, huh? Glad it boosted your confidence instead of scaring you. Confidence can be tough to get back. Yeah, get her brakes tuned up and you'll have even more confidence in her and in yourself. Hope you're getting to enjoy fall with your horses and family.

Come visit me, Allie, Merry CHRISTmas everyone! & BJ and his mom,Gracie.

10/28/2014 06:36.39 PM Report This Comment
Dolly and Smart Lil Cutter
Hope you've been well, I have not been on HC in a while, life got a little crazy, I have been doing lots of riding with Lilly, go out just about every evening, she gets her feet trimmed on Wens. last week she got all her shots and fall worming, she starting to get fuzzy we have had some pretty cool evenings , hqave not yet had a fire in the wood stove yet but there has been a time or two that it was all I could do to not start one. have a beautiful day love Suz and Lilly

Come visit me, Lilly.

10/13/2014 10:10.05 AM Report This Comment
Good to hear from you. I bet its really getting nice riding weather up your way. Glad everybody is doing well.

Come visit me, Allie, Merry CHRISTmas everyone! & BJ and his mom,Gracie.

10/03/2014 02:19.45 AM Report This Comment
Dolly and Smart Lil Cutter
finally back to the computer to Blog, Lilly is doing fantastic, I have all my fall maintenance for her lined up , a trim then Dr. Jeff comes for her fall shots and wellness check, Have been riding or walking every night this week, to keep me focused on the important stuff like love laughter and me time, all this week I have been involved in transitioning my job out, which is really weird thing to do, ( work your way out of a job )not sure what my last day is but I think sometime in Oct, early I hope, I know longer will be doing what I do as of Oct. 2 I doubt my company would want to hang on to me to do nothing for very long after that. I actually can't wait now to get out of corporate America, it has been a good job but I have resolved now that a new, glorious adventureis about to begin. !! Love Suz and Lilly

Come visit me, Lilly.

09/26/2014 01:56.55 PM Report This Comment
the days are getting shorter and I'm noticing my horses coats are coming in darker now. preparing for winter. I have my AC unit in my horse trailer now and it sits out in the weather. does anyone know what I should do to protect it? we don't get much freezing weather but lots of rain.

Come visit me, Sing & Herd Yes It's CHRISTmas time!!.

09/26/2014 11:41.43 AM Report This Comment
Good to hear from you. So glad Dolly was OK after getting into the grain. Horses WILL get themselves into trouble if they get the chance. What've you been busy with? Hopefully good stuff. Hope you had a good first day of fall.

Come visit me, Allie, Merry CHRISTmas everyone! & BJ and his mom,Gracie.

09/23/2014 05:56.27 PM Report This Comment
Hi! Dash is doing fine, enjoying the cool weather weve been having for awhile:) Yeah, not riding regularly can make a horse green, or actually keep them green if you know what I mean:) Have a great week

Come visit me, Dash, Reb & Coy.

09/23/2014 01:42.07 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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Come visit me, Whiskey~Merry CHRISTmas eve! & ♥Deacon vote "ME" 237272 Jan 2015 HOTM!.

09/20/2014 08:31.18 AM Report This Comment
Hi! How's Missouri's weird weather been treating ya?:) Its nice and cool here. Dash is great, how's your herd? Left a vote

Come visit me, Dash, Reb & Coy.

09/18/2014 01:58.49 PM Report This Comment
Hope you and your family and Dolly and Cutter are doing well. Just dropping off a quick vote.

Come visit me, Allie, Merry CHRISTmas everyone! & BJ and his mom,Gracie.

09/16/2014 07:20.23 AM Report This Comment
Miss You, take care...
We really have had some crazy weather this summer, I'm sure I mentioned it before, I know everyone is afraid of something, my thing is STORMS, can't explain it, it comes over me like a wave, terrible anxiety, uneasiness, I pace, I can't relax, once we had a tornado lock down at work, it was not a pretty site, everyone I work with is now aware of my phobia. Today is suppose to be nice, as long as we ride around the puddles we will be OK. We left a vote, Love Donna Lee

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

09/07/2014 05:15.18 AM Report This Comment
Happy Labor Day!
*Congratulations Copper our new HOTM winner. Please vote for Kootenai for October HOTM.
Rode Darby this morning, the weather was awesome. Nice & cool, he did well. Tomorrow I am gonna lunge him over the jump, for sure and I will try to side pass him from the ground. How was your Saturday & Sunday? Leaving a vote for ya! Hope your enjoying a three day weekend, love to all!

Come visit me, Darby *Please vote Deacon January HOTM* & Dolly.

09/01/2014 09:09.12 AM Report This Comment
WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN?
Well, let's see, Charlie is kicking much less, and with all the padding up, I feel better about less chance of injury. From his behavior under saddle I have to say he has NO UNSOUNDNESS, all is well. Sterly is plugging along she never complains, we keep a close eye this time of year, if she is laboring in her breathing we put her in with her big fan on, she usually settles within 10 minutes. If it is real bad I can give her a bit of Ventipulimin, but they can get dependent on it, so I only use it when necessary. We had a great ride yesterday before it got too hot, today is forecast for showers, sounds like vacuuming and laundry, ugh..we voted, Love Donna Lee

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

08/31/2014 05:20.52 AM Report This Comment
~Wednesday Votes~
Dropping by with some quick Wed votes, sorry i have not been on in a while. Today or Tomorrow morning i am gonna try and lunge Darby over the jump, hope he goes over...it's only 18 inches. Have a horsey Day!!!

Come visit me, Darby *Please vote Deacon January HOTM* & Dolly.

08/27/2014 11:17.51 AM Report This Comment
LEFT A VOTE!
Left a vote for you.
God bless you & your horses.

Come visit me, Spencer, Kristy, Hallee & R.I.P Naley.

08/25/2014 07:50.45 AM Report This Comment
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August 23rd 2014 Newsletter

***HOTD Max 271749
Hi my name is Max or you can call me Mr. Grumps. I am a 10 year old Haflinger gelding. I ride trails. My favorite treat are cookies. Please stop by and leave a vote!

Congratulations El Rojo HOTD!

***HOTM Copper 264309 Spangle 26083

Today’s inspiration: Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. To keep our faces toward change and behave like free spirits in the presence of fate is strength undefeatable. ~ Helen Keller

Happy Trails...Team HOTD
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Come visit me, Whiskey~Merry CHRISTmas eve! & ♥Deacon vote "ME" 237272 Jan 2015 HOTM!.

08/23/2014 09:31.44 AM Report This Comment
***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** Congrats Spangle December HOTM** & **Flicka** Congrats Spangle December 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** Congrats Spangle December HOTM** & **Flicka** Congrats Spangle December 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: Thank you for Dec. HOTM!!!, Zilker & Rose.

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** Congrats Spangle December HOTM** & **Flicka** Congrats Spangle December 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** Congrats Spangle December HOTM** & **Flicka** Congrats Spangle December 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: Thank you for Dec. HOTM!!!, Zilker & Rose.

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** Congrats Spangle December HOTM** & **Flicka** Congrats Spangle December 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: Thank you for Dec. HOTM!!!, Zilker & Rose.

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** Congrats Spangle December HOTM** & **Flicka** Congrats Spangle December 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, Merry CHRISTmas everyone! & 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** Congrats Spangle December HOTM** & **Flicka** Congrats Spangle December 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** Congrats Spangle December HOTM** & **Flicka** Congrats Spangle December 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** Congrats Spangle December HOTM** & **Flicka** Congrats Spangle December HOTM**.

08/13/2014 10:28.23 AM Report This Comment
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