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Appaloosa Horse from Caledonia, IL

Dolly

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I am from Caledonia, IL and I've been a Club Horse member for 2 years, 4 months and 8 days

Nicknames: Dolly Girl, Sweetheart

Age: 15 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 5575 friends visit me.

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

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

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Hi all, sorry Ive been off the grid a while, I am just so busy updating our picking houses to be compliant with OROSHA, Lilly is doing great she is so pretty all shedded out, the goat boys are onry as ever, gonna be going to build another stall in the barn on the side where I store the hay, Im staging some hay in the loft above Lilly's stall then gonna put some over in the chicken house , the big barn is not that far away if I need to grab a few bales at a time in winter, took a sliding door off one of our old picking cabins and restored it, it will be the new door to the stall, not sure what kind of animal Ill get, Im just gonna let it play it's self out and Im in no hurry it will be an animal that will be compatable with Lilly and the goat boys, have a great week, love Suz, Lilly and the Goat boys

Come visit me, Lilly.

05/19/2016 07:55.26 PM Report This Comment
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Between getting the goat, a wether, who must think I am his Mom, all he says is MaMaMama....smile emoticon And the guinea pig, named Raisin. and I do not have his pen/cage ready yet. Guinea hens that do not want to get along with each other, and two turtles that need to go outside, but with our temps still in the 20's in the morning, I do not want to take the chance on them getting too cold. All 22 of my tomato plants froze, even with being covered. And the little ponies (3) young ones ran right threw the electric fence this morning, I think they are afraid of the goat, who is still in the shed. I guess, everything sounds normal here.......wink emoticon

Come visit me, Kissed by the Sun, Mistic, Eclipse Moon Shadow, Paisley & Whisper.

05/16/2016 05:57.15 PM Report This Comment
Sadie was a good girl, Thursday. She did give the farrier some attitude. He rubbed her neck and said she's a spoiled brat. She is. She took her shot without a problem and didn't fight the deworming. She's wearing her new fly mask, too. She and Austin played chase. She had that tail curled. Lol. So funny. Have a great weekend. I have extra hours this weekend, too. Will be on to vote, as much as possible. Love and a vote.

Come visit me, SADIE * In Loving Memory of Eddie.*.

05/13/2016 03:05.01 AM Report This Comment
wow, so the girls went on an adventure? glad they were okay. yeah, the way Cutter was acting, sounds like something really scared them. any more trouble?
we've been fine, just very busy lately, but im off the rest of the week, so im happy about that. i brought Allie up to ride the other day and she was moving a little sore, so i just sat on her and flexed her head for a few minutes. she's finally getting pretty light with that. then i hopped on Gracie for a longer ride.
well, hope your week is off to a good start. take care.

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

05/12/2016 08:14.54 AM Report This Comment
A Vote for You!!
Sure hope Cutter share those treats with you. Beg if you have to. Whisper and the little herd, is send you that you do not have to share.

Come visit me, Kissed by the Sun, Mistic, Eclipse Moon Shadow, Paisley & Whisper.

05/11/2016 04:52.44 PM Report This Comment
A Vote for You!!
I know the worry of the horses getting out. Our farm is off the hwy, but only about 1/4 mile. Everytime, I would hear horns blowing in the middle of the night, I would go check to make sure all of mine were in. Finally, saved up enough to buy some gates/panels, like the round pen kind. So we put them up around the shed, and at night everyone goes in.
Dolly, you stop making Mama worry about you, and stay in, even if the grass looks greener on the other side.

Come visit me, Kissed by the Sun, Mistic, Eclipse Moon Shadow, Paisley & Whisper.

05/10/2016 07:20.39 AM Report This Comment
We've had a little cool snap down here too, it was 48 this morning. But it feels good. We've already had a few days up to 90.
Not so sure about Allie, I don't feel real good about how she's doing. Neither one of us is having any fun, and I just don't seem to be able to get through to her. Nothing I've ever known about horses seems to work with her, so I'm at my wit's end with her.
Well, better get on with the day. Hope you get to hit the trails again soon, and have a great friday. Take care.

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

05/06/2016 08:37.13 AM Report This Comment
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Whisper wants to know if you want to celebrate this weekend with her. I am making carrot and apple bars, if you can not make it, will have to send your share by "Pony Express".
Whisper and the little herd got their hooves all tidied up yesterday, they look so neat, and of course Mom's pockets are a lot more emptied. Now, the shots, and everyone will be ready to go dancing.

Come visit me, Kissed by the Sun, Mistic, Eclipse Moon Shadow, Paisley & Whisper.

05/06/2016 07:59.16 AM Report This Comment
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Whisper sends you a Thank You return vote. Her Hotd sure was a nice surprise. The extra points will help for the next helmet for the 4-H kids in a very poor local club. Another big Thank You!!

Come visit me, Kissed by the Sun, Mistic, Eclipse Moon Shadow, Paisley & Whisper.

05/05/2016 09:02.55 AM Report This Comment
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Whisper sends you a Thank You return vote. Her Hotd sure was a nice surprise. The extra points will help for the next helmet for the 4-H kids in a very poor local club. Another big Thank You!!

Come visit me, Kissed by the Sun, Mistic, Eclipse Moon Shadow, Paisley & Whisper.

05/05/2016 09:02.50 AM Report This Comment
Voted!

Come visit me, ~Copper~.

05/05/2016 06:20.46 AM Report This Comment
Hi Dolly
Congrats on HOTD! Jumping on HC to vote for my friends, it has been a while. Hope u have a blessed day! Love Lindsay & Darby! Miss you!

Come visit me, Darby- Offline for a few months-.

05/05/2016 05:45.40 AM Report This Comment
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Still cool this morning, but no frost. Planted more tomatoes yesterday, plus threw in squash seeds, that I saved from last yrs, I know that it is not a good idea, but it will help keep the weeds down is some troubled areas, until we have time to level off these areas. Most of them have stumps and old junk areas. But if I don't put something there, nasty weeds take over. Going to look at some Scottish Highland heifer calves tonight. Also set the guinea hen eggs in the second incubator, and of course even after running it for 3 ddays to make sure temps stay steady, they are too high last night, then too low, now it seems to level off. In 3 days will set pheasant eggs, and then fill in with chicken eggs, a few days after that, so they should all hatch out together....if I planned it right.

Come visit me, Kissed by the Sun, Mistic, Eclipse Moon Shadow, Paisley & Whisper.

05/03/2016 06:41.04 AM Report This Comment
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Hubby, Mike, has been working the gardens up for the past few weeks. Got the fence up and yesterday afternoon planted root crops, like potatoes, carrot,....4 packages, by order of the horses, beets, radishes, and about dozen small tomatoes. Good thing we covered them, because temps were 29 and frost everywhere this morning. Tried to load pictures of the turtles and there new home....they are not in it yet, well, at least not all day, because it is too cold yet. But pictures would not load, perhaps too big. I will work on it tonight.

Come visit me, Kissed by the Sun, Mistic, Eclipse Moon Shadow, Paisley & Whisper.

05/02/2016 08:11.39 AM Report This Comment
Happy Sunday, hope all is well, very,very busy with orchard work, Lilly and the Goat Boys absolutely love their new pasture area's, the other two are recovering great from being so eaten down, Lilly gets her feet trimmed on Tues, been doing quite a bit of riding after work, so Thankful for that pasture area, I drop them off their on my way up the hill, took inventory of my hay, their only going through a 1/2 bale a week since eating in the pasture, probably only get 1 or 2 tons now of this years hay still have a ton + left. have a wonderful week, love Suz, Lilly and the Goat Boys

Come visit me, Lilly.

05/01/2016 08:32.33 AM Report This Comment
Trotting by to leave a Sunday vote ✞ I only work 3 days this week then I'm on vacation for a week. No big plans, mainly spring cleaning and horsey time. Will visit a few friends to fish and BBQ. Have a wonderful day!

Come visit me, ♦ Whiskey ♦ & ♥ Deacon ♥.

05/01/2016 08:30.12 AM Report This Comment
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Glad you and Little Cutter made it back.

Come visit me, Kissed by the Sun, Mistic, Eclipse Moon Shadow, Paisley & Whisper.

04/30/2016 07:50.42 AM Report This Comment
those trails sound beautiful! count your blessings that you have those so close by and handy. you'll have to post some pix of them.
it's good to hear from you; sounds like your family and horses are all doing well. are you enjoying spring? does your family do a garden at all? i plant a few things here and there, and they're all doing well, thankfully.
we are fine. it's getting warm and dry down here, not too bad yet, but it'll be a rough summer if it stays this way. Allie threw my niece a few weeks ago. thankfully, she is fine, but we went to the hospital for some xrays- it was a hard fall and she could hardly stand up at first. so i havent been back on her since, just groundwork again. Allie was very nervous and fast for the first week but settling down again now and i hope to get on again soon, just for baby rides of walk-stop, walk-stop. we'll see how that goes. not sure what got into her because we had been doing pretty good.
well, better get busy. hope you are having a good week. take care.

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

04/28/2016 08:30.12 AM Report This Comment
A Vote for You!!
Was busy digging a hole to put in the plastic pond for the turtles, have to be near a plug in, so that means next to the house. Hubby, finished digging it this morning. Have a long cage big enough to walk in, to put over the top and still have aout 5-6 feet so they can crawl out of the water. I sure hope my flowers and plants grow like I picture them in my mind. We had snow/sleet/rain from last evening to this morning. So spring must be hiding again.

Come visit me, Kissed by the Sun, Mistic, Eclipse Moon Shadow, Paisley & Whisper.

04/28/2016 07:25.54 AM Report This Comment
A Vote for You!!
Was busy digging a hole to put in the plastic pond for the turtles, have to be near a plug in, so that means next to the house. Hubby, finished digging it this morning. Have a long cage big enough to walk in, to put over the top and still have aout 5-6 feet so they can crawl out of the water. I sure hope my flowers and plants grow like I picture them in my mind. We had snow/sleet/rain from last evening to this morning. So spring must be hiding again.

Come visit me, Kissed by the Sun, Mistic, Eclipse Moon Shadow, Paisley & Whisper.

04/28/2016 07:25.50 AM Report This Comment
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Whisper and the little herd are sending you a rainy day vote.

Come visit me, Kissed by the Sun, Mistic, Eclipse Moon Shadow, Paisley & Whisper.

03/30/2016 12:10.13 PM Report This Comment
Hello friends , what a week, and weekend it has been, Lilly got her toes trimmed she feels great, weve been working hard on getting the wood fence up around the three acres behind the house, whenever I let her loose while we work on the project she runs kicks and bucks so I know the barnyard is just gonna love being in their all alone with out a baby sitter, this week its been cool, overcast, rainy, sunny, you name it ! Been really busy working on cleaning and organizing the shops again at the orchard, they get so dirty and disgusting, Im gonna hook the horse trailer up and practice driving it then drive Lilly around,there is a vaccination clinic in Hood River on the 16th, about 10 miles away, if I can get her there it will save me alot of money versus having a vet come to the house, wish me luck, well gotta head up the hill to work so have a wonderful day, love Suz, Lilly and the goat boys !

Come visit me, Lilly.

03/08/2016 08:36.50 AM Report This Comment
it was a very busy week, lots of walks and rides, started on the new fence project, laid out all the wood posts now to mark the holes and set them, it will be so nice it will be 3 acreas of pasture with a little corner of wooded area Lilly and the goat boys will be so happy, did alot of work on the orchard cleaning the shops ect. since it is suppose to rain all week I might just clean the house, barn ect, Lilly gets her toes trimmed Wens, so hopefully she'll be dancin on sunshine soon! have a beautiful week love Suz, Lilly and the Goat boys

Come visit me, Lilly.

02/29/2016 07:26.51 AM Report This Comment
baby goats, what fun! i bet they're adorable. there is a local goat dairy that says they need help bottle-feeding their kids too, about 100 of them. i really dont have any extra time, but i thought my daughter would enjoy that, so we may go over for a couple of days to help out.
congrats to Cutter for staying injury free for a while. there's always that one horse...
our weather has finally smoothed out and im hoping to get a lot of time outside. fences need mending (as always) and i need to reunite with some equines. hope you have a great weekend.

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

02/27/2016 07:27.26 AM Report This Comment
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Happy Sunday to you. It's nice outside, snow is melting, but a whole day of rain on Friday, has made alot of ice too. I moved the guinea hens outside to the pheasant pen, because it has a closed top. It will be warm enough in the house for them. It sure is nice not to hear them so much. I did keep the white and some gray ones inside, because the two groups do not get along so good yet. I wish there was a better way to tell the females from males, they both look alike, I know they both make a different sound, but with 27 of them, who is the one you hear.

Come visit me, Kissed by the Sun, Mistic, Eclipse Moon Shadow, Paisley & Whisper.

02/21/2016 08:43.53 AM Report This Comment
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Happy Sunday to you. It's nice outside, snow is melting, but a whole day of rain on Friday, has made alot of ice too. I moved the guinea hens outside to the pheasant pen, because it has a closed top. It will be warm enough in the house for them. It sure is nice not to hear them so much. I did keep the white and some gray ones inside, because the two groups do not get along so good yet. I wish there was a better way to tell the females from males, they both look alike, I know they both make a different sound, but with 27 of them, who is the one you hear.

Come visit me, Kissed by the Sun, Mistic, Eclipse Moon Shadow, Paisley & Whisper.

02/21/2016 08:42.20 AM Report This Comment
We had an amazing Beautiful day today, it was clear and 55* we were like WHAT ...?, Felt just sick this morning, my routine got all messed up yesterday so I was feeding really late last night, I forgot to close the chicken door and something went n and killed one of my chickens, I felt just awful for them, they must have been terrified. got all my fence post delivered today, for my 3 acre fencing project, its perfect timing, the soil is so easy to dig but Im gonna cheat and use the tractor with the post auger on it, the fence should go up fast I hope,Lilly and the goat boys are doing great, took a really nice ride today in the awesome weather ! love Suz, Lilly and the goat boys.

Come visit me, Lilly.

02/08/2016 04:51.29 PM Report This Comment
Glad to here Cutlers leg is on the mend, Well we finally saw the sun after days and days of rain, just made everyones spirits soar. so I cleaned Lilly to look awesome, went away from her for a couple hours came back and she had rolled and put all that mud and more, back on, guess she just wants to look like a piggy ! we are gonna start on the new fencing project,I am going into town today to order up the supplies, we are going to be fencing 3 acrea's behind the house for the kids, I am so excited now I will be able to rotate my pastures more efficiantly, and they will actually have pasture to eat in the summer months, have a lovely week, love Suz Lilly and the goat boys

Come visit me, Lilly.

01/25/2016 09:33.09 AM Report This Comment
well, it's stopped snowing and blowing here. fortunately, we got most of the precip as rain, not snow, so it'll melt off fast. i'll go out and take the horses' blankets off soon. everybody has dark blue or dark green...except Allie's, which is purple polka-dots. kinda suites her, lol.
hope you're staying warm and having a good saturday.

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

01/23/2016 08:39.49 AM Report This Comment
so glad Cutters leg is healing well and she's feeling good. my herd are all doing well and feeling good, thankfully. havent had much horse time this week between work and the weather, but the horses are doing well.

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

01/21/2016 05:18.08 PM Report This Comment
Happy Weekend
Dropping by with a cold morning vote, probably a lil' ice this morning as well. Yesterday day we worked until 1:30- that's when the rain begun. It was cold to begin with, I didn't even wanna think about cold and being wet. Hands were pop sickles, feet were past the numb stage- burning so bad! it was cold enough to see white breath clouds! yeah, I know, brutal. But, we got some good work done. We squared the barn and dug all the holes- we used the digger on our tractor. And we cut metal and set 8 posts. We've got 7 more to do today. Ground was super soft, so digging was a piece of cake. Anyway, how are you? I am so sorry that I haven't been on HC as much as I need to. I am so hoping my server or computer- whatever the deal is- will allow me to visit all my pals. Love & a vote. -Lindsay & Darby!!!

Come visit me, Darby- Offline for a few months-.

01/17/2016 05:12.42 AM Report This Comment
hate to hear that Cutter has a boo-boo. hope she heals up quickly. my little Allie has had one thing after another lately too, wounds, bruises, and a hoof abcess. ive had to give up on training her for now because she's always limping from one thing or another.
I worked some long crazy days this week and havent seen the horses since monday. it's beautiful today so im hoping to ride a bit because it's supposed to start raining again tomorrow.
hope you have a great thur and take care.

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

01/14/2016 08:05.27 AM Report This Comment
Quick vote! Sorry I have been super busy! Will blog more tomorrow, if I can! Love to all

Come visit me, Darby- Offline for a few months-.

01/13/2016 03:48.12 PM Report This Comment
Another cold, wet week here in Mosier, no snow just rain and cold, Lilly got her feet trimmed, they look great for t being so wet and muddy around here, Ive still been able to take her and the goat boys out for a walk almost everyday, cant let the yucky weather get in our way, they deserve to get out and stretch their legs, its definately been a soup winter, glad we have a wood stove, warms ya to the bone.Also been watching my 1 month old grandson till his parents can find a daycare . have a lovely week, love Suz, Lilly and the Goat boys.

Come visit me, Lilly.

01/11/2016 09:53.27 AM Report This Comment
as always, so good to hear from you. glad you and your family had a great Christmas together and the horses are doing well. isnt it wonderful to have them in the "back yard" again? you can just spend so much more time with them.
well, it's the end of a long day at work and im dragging. hope your week is going well.

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

01/06/2016 06:44.46 PM Report This Comment
Thanks for stopping by
Here's a morning vote. yep, Darby can loose his manners after some time off, too. But after a couple rides he obeys me. Hope you have a great Tuesday! God Bless

Come visit me, Darby- Offline for a few months-.

01/05/2016 04:25.51 AM Report This Comment
I got to do groundwork with Copper today. He was a good boy I lunged him yielded his front and hind quarters and did side passing on the ground with him. I also did some backing up with him and desensitizing him with the stick and string. I taught him Clinton Anderson styled groundwork. Then afterwards I groomed him while he grazed on some rye grass. Then I fed him and Darby dinner and put their blankets on. I hope to ride him tomorrow. Will see how everything goes. love and a chilly winter night vote! ~Brooke and Copper~

Come visit me, ~Copper~.

01/04/2016 04:40.13 PM Report This Comment
voted for both
we've had lots of rain, 3 inches over the last 2 days, and went to bed last night to thunderstorms. so weird. i cant tell you how soupy and saturated the ground is, but i guess you know all about that too. we did manage to get a round bale yesterday and the horses havent budged from it since. i think they were eating in their sleep yesterday, lol.
well, we're doing our Christmas today since my niece and I both have to work tomorrow. hope you have a wonderful Christmas

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

12/24/2015 07:07.24 AM Report This Comment
Hey Dolly! What have you been up to?
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Good morning!!! Dropping off a vote with lots of love. I rode Darby in saddle yesterday afternoon. He did a lot better, only bucked once and I got his to lope. I could still feel all his energy. But I stopped loping because he was tripping bad. The ground had ruts and deep hoof prints everywhere. Anyway, I am very proud of him. I think he just had to get back in the game, from all that time off. We got a little bit more done on the land yesterday. My brother graded some more. We also welded on our house piers. We have to do 30 of them. They're just an 8 ft piece of square pipe and we weld a flat bottom and sides on them. This next weekend we are gonna rent a machine and dig 30 holes to set them in. Then pour concrete inside. I think we're gonna hire a crew to do most of it. I am so excited!!! Once we move in we are gonna get all of our farm animals back. Goats, chickens and some new additions. Like, a cow, and a pot belly pig. I am gonna own the pig, I plan to get her as a little baby. Ammo, my dog, he is gone now. My grandma has him now so I am dog-free. I am re-homing my rabbit though, I just don't play with him enough. Well... today was a very long blog! LOL! Love and a vote, best wishes!

Come visit me, Darby- Offline for a few months-.

12/08/2015 04:34.36 AM Report This Comment
Hi Dolly and Smart Lil Cutter, we got a break from the snow and ice and everything has melted yesterday was the only ride able day, in the arena only outside of it was too slippery so we rode for just a few minutes then went on a walk, The forecast is calling for rain all week,, it started last night and has been pouring, it's a muddy wet mess, when I went out to feed I had to grab the shovel and start digging more trenches so the water does not flood the barn and stall, I know we need winter but I am done with it and it really hasnt started yet, Dec 21 st ? I am hoping to get our tree today well see, I started painting my water colors again, I painted a picture of some Alder tree's in high country to donate as a Christmas raffle gift for the Saddle Club Christmas party this week, I ope who ever gets it likes it. have a wonderful week, love Suz, Lilly and the Goat Boys.

Come visit me, Lilly.

12/07/2015 08:44.47 AM Report This Comment
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