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Shire from Northumberland, Intl

Dino

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I am from Northumberland, Intl and I've been a Club Horse member for 9 months and 1 day

Nicknames: Dee

Age: 17 years old

Gender: Gelding

Breed: Shire

Height: 17.2hh

Color: Bay

Type of Riding: English, Natural Horsemanship, Happy Hack and a little bit if everything we fancy

My Horse's Achievements: Overcoming his anxiety, trusting me is the biggest reward I could ask for

My Horse's Favorite Treat: Parsnips

My Horse's Favorite Things To Do: Cuddles, quality time, eating and galloping around the field with his best friend

Pet Peeves: Waiting for dinner!

My Horse's motto: Patience is a virtue

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Sheer luck, he's my first horse and the perfect partner.

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I've had 1665 friends visit me.

I'm the 42,871st member on HorseChannel.com.

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

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How's the school term going? How're Big Dee and his sidekick? Are you getting to ride much?
Things are still pretty much a mess here so haven't been riding. And not riding makes me grumpy, grrrr. But seriously, hope you're doing well.

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

10/15/2014 03:01.34 PM Report This Comment
Hi Dino, sorry for not being online much this week. The tax extension deadline is due today and it was a crazy past two days. I ended up working late and not seeing Koot but can finally go see him tonight. How has your week been? Voted. XOXO Danya and Koot

Come visit me, Kootenai *Thank you for Oct. HOTM!!!*.

10/15/2014 02:18.29 PM Report This Comment
Glad to hear you're feeling better. Everyone is doing well. Haven't ridden in a while, the heat has just really gotten to me this summer. Hoping to start in again Sunday, and have a clinic to go to next weekend.

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

09/18/2014 05:11.51 PM Report This Comment
Hi Dino, haha thanks :) Koot is a good boy! Voted.

Come visit me, Kootenai *Thank you for Oct. HOTM!!!*.

09/18/2014 02:19.15 PM Report This Comment
Hey Dino, I saw you were friends with Allie and thought I'd come say hi. You're a really handsome shire! Hope you two had fun together :) Voted.

Come visit me, Kootenai *Thank you for Oct. HOTM!!!*.

09/17/2014 01:48.35 PM Report This Comment
Love the new profile pic, so sorry you had a kidney infection, they are nasty.

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

09/17/2014 01:39.10 PM Report This Comment
Thanks for the kind words for BJ. Apparently, heaves are essentially asthma caused by allergies. His breathing is uncomfortable enough that he won't get above a real slow trot.
I hate you've had to battle a bad kidney infection. Glad you're feeling better. And just in time to go back to uni. Hope you have a good year.
Give the boys a pat from me. Take care.

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

09/17/2014 11:14.24 AM Report This Comment
Hi Big Dee. Just dropping by with a Thur vote. Hope you and your pony pal are doing well.

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

09/11/2014 05:28.47 AM Report This Comment
Hi. How are things going? Have classes started again? Have you been able to ride much? Is it still hot?
The final golden days of summer are so pretty, but also still pretty hot. Doing a lot of groundwork with Allie, and she's doing well. BJ has had several colds this summer and isn't breathing quite right, so I have the vet coming out Monday. He's also going to give the strangles vaccines and draw coggins tests. Its almost time to give everybody their other fall vaccines too.
Hope you have a great weekend.

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

09/06/2014 04:37.50 AM Report This Comment
hey!
Leaving a breezy good morning vote! Gonna do some ground work with Copper today. Maybe give him a bath if the sun comes out. Working on his side passing. He's getting the hang of it. Love & a vote!

Come visit me, **Copper** Vote Azteca November HOTM** & **Flicka** Congrats Koot October HOTM**.

09/02/2014 07:03.10 AM Report This Comment
Thanks for September HOTM. So pleased!
Thank you all for September HOTM! Rode Copper this morning. Western. He did great. Starting to teach him double. At the walk at first. I dis mounted off of his butt this time. First time doing that. He did great though! Thanks Sadie for being an awesome August HOTM. Please vote Kootenai October HOTM! Thanks again and have a wonderful Labor day!

Come visit me, **Copper** Vote Azteca November HOTM** & **Flicka** Congrats Koot October HOTM**.

09/01/2014 08:49.56 AM Report This Comment
left a vote!
Leaving you a good morning vote! Last day. Hooves crossed to see my boy in the spotlight tomorrow morning. I just want to thank y'all who has helped me through this journey of HOTM. Thanks again ~Copper~

Come visit me, **Copper** Vote Azteca November HOTM** & **Flicka** Congrats Koot October HOTM**.

08/31/2014 06:49.32 AM Report This Comment
left a vote!
Hey everyone! Hope you get in some horsey time this weekend! Love & a vote!

Come visit me, **Copper** Vote Azteca November HOTM** & **Flicka** Congrats Koot October HOTM**.

08/30/2014 10:39.09 AM Report This Comment
How've things been going? Have you been able to ride Dee much? Has school started back yet?
I've been busy and haven't had much horse time, but did ride Gracie for 2 hrs Thur and REALLY enjoyed it. Groundwork with Allie yesterday and finished by lying over her back with her standing next to the mounting block. It was the first time she's held most of my weight and it didn't seem to bother her.
Hope you have a good weekend.

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

08/30/2014 07:13.09 AM Report This Comment
left a vote!
Hi Copper here. It's sooo hot here that we can't ride unless we do it early in the morning. Copper has been a good boy though when I ride him. Only a few days left of our HOTM run. Hooves crossed. ***Happy Thursday***

Come visit me, **Copper** Vote Azteca November HOTM** & **Flicka** Congrats Koot October HOTM**.

08/28/2014 10:44.56 AM Report This Comment
***Left a vote***
Sorry wasen't on yesterday:( I hoped you enjoyed the story of Blue Valentine. I am leaving you a vote!

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08/24/2014 09:44.36 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** Vote Azteca November HOTM** & **Flicka** Congrats Koot October HOTM**.

08/22/2014 08:16.12 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** Vote Azteca November HOTM** & **Flicka** Congrats Koot October HOTM**.

08/21/2014 09:37.50 AM Report This Comment
Sorry I haven't been in touch. Been very busy around here (getting a new roof on the house, trying to put up an above ground pool for my daughter, taking my almost blind sister in law on errands on top of my own errands, working extra hours, farm chores, etc) and the internet was lost a couple of times last week. Very tired and not much horse time.
I think its funny that big riding horses are so scared of everything and little bitty ponies are scared of hardly anything. Hopefully, as you're able to ride Dee more now he has a saddle, he'll get more confident and less spooky. That's good he doesn't spook violently.
Well, hope the rest of your week goes well. Take care.

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

08/21/2014 03:05.32 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** Vote Azteca November HOTM** & **Flicka** Congrats Koot October HOTM**.

08/20/2014 07:46.32 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**

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08/19/2014 09:33.50 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**

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08/18/2014 09:38.53 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** Vote Azteca November HOTM** & **Flicka** Congrats Koot October HOTM**.

08/17/2014 08:24.30 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** Vote Azteca November HOTM** & **Flicka** Congrats Koot October HOTM**.

08/12/2014 02:59.07 PM 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** Vote Azteca November HOTM** & **Flicka** Congrats Koot October HOTM**.

08/11/2014 08:49.00 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** Vote Azteca November HOTM** & **Flicka** Congrats Koot October HOTM**.

08/10/2014 01:38.07 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**

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08/09/2014 01:32.48 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 *Please vote Aztec November HOTM! & Dolly--Congrats to Koot October HOTM!.

08/09/2014 12:59.11 PM 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**

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08/08/2014 05:26.12 PM 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**

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08/07/2014 08:35.59 AM Report This Comment
Love your new profile pic. You and Dee look so good together. I'm so glad you're enjoying him and the new saddle.
I've never had a rescue or abused horse. When you say Dee isn't confident, do you mean he spooks easily? Maybe you could set up some simple obstacles, like yard chairs and logs on the ground to back through, circle, cross over, etc. First on the ground, then riding. As you send him over and around and between, he will learn to trust and respect you as his leader. Plus, its fun. If he resists leaving home, you could work him at home, go a little way out into the pasture and rest. Repeat the process until you can get further and further out in the field.
None of these ideas are mine. I got them from clinicians. There are a lot of them on TV and the computer and they are very helpful. I like Clinton Anderson of Downunder Horsemanship because he's very step by step and easy to follow and has a great website to access any time, but a lot of clinicians are similar in their approach. Or if you could find a good trainer to work with. Its fun to learn and watch your horse progress. I wish you good luck and a happy Thurs.

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

08/07/2014 07:36.07 AM Report This Comment
Thanks for the vote! :)

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08/06/2014 07:05.30 PM Report This Comment
August 6th Newsletter

***HOTD Whiskey 237221
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Todays inspiration: “It’s supposed to be hard. If it wasn’t hard everyone would be doing it. The hard is what makes it great.”
- From “A League of Their Own”

Happy Trails...Team HOTD

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08/06/2014 04:11.20 PM Report This Comment
Here's a vote!
September 1,2012 Euclid Auction in Ontario, CA.
An post from Auction horses rescue with Charlie's picture read, "My first and favorite love fit the day, this old man- 905. Old Qh gelding. Hope he ends up someplace safe."
Thanks to Auction Horse's rescue he did!

Come visit me, **Copper** Vote Azteca November HOTM** & **Flicka** Congrats Koot October HOTM**.

08/06/2014 08:04.25 AM 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**

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08/05/2014 08:23.15 AM Report This Comment
Yay! So glad the saddle fits and you and Dee like it. Are you able to ride more now? Post a pic or two-would love to see it. How're your friend's lessons coming? Sounds fun.
We are fine. My babies are doing well. I've been on vacation this past week, so have done groundwork and/or tiding almost every day and have really enjoyed that. Back to work today.
Have been busy trying to put up an above ground pool for my daughter. What a job!!! It has to be exactly level or the pressure from the water on the wall could break it, and we live on brick (hard packed red clay). So, we chip and dig, measure, chip and dig, measure, etc. I have a new appreciation for all things level, haha. Don't know if we'll ever get it up or if it'll be right. OK, enough of that.
Well, hope your week is starting off well. Take care.

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

08/05/2014 12:04.03 AM Report This Comment
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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** Vote Azteca November HOTM** & **Flicka** Congrats Koot October HOTM**.

08/04/2014 07:52.39 AM Report This Comment
Happy Monday!!!
Leaving a morning vote, i rode Darby yesterday bareback. He did good, his cut is still there, but it's healing. Soon i will ride him Saddle, cant wait! Hope everyone had a great weekend, i did. Sorry i have been absent, i have been so busy and very little time for HorseChannel. We got a big rain recently, Darby was so muddy. But i brushed i all out, now he's nice and clean. I will try to get on maybe Friday. Have a blessed Monday!!! Love to all***

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08/04/2014 07:27.13 AM Report This Comment
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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**

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08/02/2014 07:55.07 AM Report This Comment
Just wondering if big Dee's new saddle arrived yet?
Hot and humid here. Mostly just been at work, but I'm off next week. Yea! Nothing planned, its hard to go anywhere when I have so many critters, but it'll be nice to have some time off.
Well, just checking on the saddle. Hope you have a good Wednesday.

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

07/23/2014 11:36.35 AM Report This Comment
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