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Thoroughbred from Russellville, OH

Prince Teton

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I am from Russellville, OH and I've been a Club Horse member for 7 months and 6 days

Nicknames: Teton, Big Man, Prince Charming

Age: 8 years old

Gender: Gelding

Breed: Thoroughbred

Height: 16.1hh

Color: Dark Brown

Type of Riding: Jumper and dressage.

My Horse's Achievements: Used to be a race horse,he won about 150,000 dollars. he was broken down pretty bad when I go him, but he is slowly catching up!

My Horse's Favorite Treat: Peppermints!

My Horse's Favorite Things To Do: Going on a ride, hanging out with his mares, jumping!

Pet Peeves: When I'm late for dinner!

My Horse's motto: What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

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How We Met

I'd wanted an OTTB, and I found him on Canterusa..

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I've had 3299 friends visit me.

I'm the 42,987th member on HorseChannel.com.

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

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Prince Teton, Cocoa & Azteca.
spent 3.5 hours in the ER yesterday evening with my youngest son Casey who's 23 had a screw in his foot, very painful but a really cool looking xray for what it's worth! no riding yesterday maybe this evening I hope ,don't think Lilly minded....had the weirdest thing happen last night, woke up around 10:30 with a really wierd gut feeling that I should pull the goat feeder out of the goat house that Lilly is always sneaking food out of , it has a two key hole shaped cut out face on it, that the goats stick their heads in and they don't get hay all over,so I followed that feeling when I went out she had been eating out of it and there was still a little hay left, she had rotated it so she could get in it better , I don't know why I had such a feeling to remove it come over me ? maybe it was a intuition that if she did it one more time she might get her head stuck in it or what ??? but I followed my gut and took it out, like I said it was the weirdest gut feeling and the fact it woke me up well, Always go with the gut !!......love Suz and Lilly

Come visit me, Lilly.

09/17/2014 09:21.02 AM Report This Comment
finally able to log onto hc
leaving hello votes
its a soggy mess here lots of storms

Come visit me, miles the snortser, spots the mud king & angel joker.

09/16/2014 12:00.27 PM Report This Comment
Hi! Had a good weekend with the oldest daughter and son-in-law. They came up from Tenn to help my husband put on brake lines on the 2003 Chevy half ton we just sold them. Our "used car lot" (driveway) out here is getting emptier finally! Late last year sold a '76 Nova. Then the middle daughter totaled her Grand Prix this past May, and now sold the Chevy! Don't worry, we still have plenty-my truck, his new truck, a car and a van lol! Ya he got a Power Stroke diesel for a better tow vehicle. The one we sold shouldn't be pulling such heavy loads as we were, so it's better for us, and the kids needed a truck that was reliable and not torn up. Of course we gave them a family discount! lol!
Better finish up and get some stuff done around here. going to have a garage sale this Saturday and the next since I was too busy all summer. Hope to make $$$! Left a vote!

Come visit me, Ella Bee & My Thirty Six.

09/16/2014 10:57.05 AM Report This Comment
Prince Teton, Cocoa & Azteca.
Had a very busy weekend , rode Lilly, cleaned the house, Mosier turned 100 so there were lots of celebrations going on, the weather was buetiful, should could use some rain though, lots of fires all over OR. and WA, preparing for the transition of loosing my job, after 23 years, the building I take care of is being sold, new company offered me a job but I am probably going to say no, kinda done with this career, now is the time to focus on Lilly, family, and the family business, oh and ME !! LOL. love Suz and Lilly

Come visit me, Lilly.

09/15/2014 10:16.25 AM Report This Comment
Couldn't get on HC at all yesterday. Hope you had a good weekend.

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

09/15/2014 02:47.33 AM Report This Comment
My herd and I are doing well. Very, very busy. I will try to reach out to everyone next weekend ♡ MISS you all :)

September 12th 2014 Newsletter

***HOTD Gypsee 258744
Hi my name is Gypsee. I am a Pony of America’s 13 year old mare. I ride English, dressage, jumping and eventing. My favorite treats are maple bagels. Please stop by and leave a vote!

Congratulations Stripe or HOTD!

***HOTM Kootenai 161648

Today’s inspiration: Change your thoughts and you change your world. “Norman Vincent Peale”


Happy Trails...Team HOTD
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Come visit me, ~* Whiskey*~ & <)__~ Deacon.

09/12/2014 06:28.55 AM Report This Comment
Thanks!!
Ahh, so much better being on horseback again. Bub acted up horribly for some reason due to the western shanked bit, I believe, even though I've used it for two+ years...same with the eggbutt bit too, tried both. (I think he demands the hackamore!) I'm getting a Mikmar bit (mikmar.com) to see if that's good for him. He has more tongue than oral cavity, so he needs a thinner mouthpiece, but a thinner mouthpiece is more severe than a thicker one.....so when he acted up and I tried to control/correct him, he went into worst stage scenario....maybe it was the weather, seems like fall is here, very cool!
Haven't rode Ella for a few days but as long as she's not in her mare-moodiness, she's not too much of a handful. All three of my girls can ride them, and my son-in-law has too without any prior riding experience which really impressed me!..but that's how I too started out-just get on and ride! Same way with swimming-jump in and swim, which I did not get to do this summer! Oh well, not my most fav thing to do-would rather go hiking, fishing, etc. Hugs and vote to all...prob won't be online this weekend, have kids coming to town. Be safe ya'll and talk soon!!

Come visit me, Ella Bee & My Thirty Six.

09/11/2014 10:25.34 PM Report This Comment
hi
thanks for the vote! here's one back at ya! :)

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

09/11/2014 05:07.41 PM Report This Comment
Happy Thursday!
Hey everyone! It's sooo hot down here in Texas! They said we were suppost to have a cold front. Just wondering where that is! I rode Copper baereback today. Practiced side passing a little. He's better going left:) I will keep practicing everyday until he gets better! Hugs & a vote!

Come visit me, **Copper**Thanks for September HOTM** & **Flicka** Is voting Kootenai October HOTM**.

09/11/2014 11:03.42 AM Report This Comment
LEFT A VOTE!
Left a vote for you.
God bless you & your horses.

Come visit me, Spencer, Kristy, Hallee & Naley.

09/11/2014 06:49.35 AM Report This Comment
Prince Teton, Cocoa & Azteca.
the weather in Mosier OR has been out of theis world nice, we turn 100 years old on the weekend, lots of town celebrations, hope to get a ride in with Lilly and also going to a friends corn fest they have every year, should be just a wonderful weekend ahead ! love Suz and Lilly

Come visit me, Lilly.

09/10/2014 10:01.43 AM Report This Comment
Left Tue votes for everybody and thoroughly enjoyed Prince Teton's story. I hope his tendency to colic eventually goes away- that can sure be a source of worry. Have a good Tue and take care.

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

09/09/2014 02:40.21 PM Report This Comment
gorgeous horse
I left you a vote :)

Come visit me, Hazel & Sir.

08/10/2014 09:16.02 AM Report This Comment
About Prince Teton
Breeder Rodney Nardelli must have smiled when he first saw the handsome little colt born to his mare. I like to imagine the little guy bouncing and bucking around his mama, then pausing to check out this new creature that leans over his stall door. He would have looked much like he does today, strikingly handsome, with loads of presence, the kind that makes passersby stop, back up, and have a second look. Nardelli chose a name that was a neat combination of his sire, Teton Forest, and dam, Princess Sequoya, and fit the little horse perfectly. Prince Teton. Prince Teton grew to a whopping 16.1 hands high, but the way he carries himself makes him seem like 17 hands at least. At two, this horse went into racing training and, with the right jockey, he could win anything. He sustained a sesamoid injury which put him off the track for a while, but before long he was back in the winner’s circle. In all, He won 12 out of 27 races and placed second or third in quite a few of the 15 he didn’t win. He won about 150,000 dollars. When he was six years old, his trainer retired him and put him up for sale. A man in Crittenden, KY bought him, seeing his win history and hoping to put him on the track again. Here was Prince Teton’s disaster. This man was a scrooge, caring only for money and nothing else. Prince Teton suffered. He lost weight, and his beautiful black hair faded to a pale bay. He lived in this awful barn for a year and a half. Meanwhile, my horses were coming along nicely, and I was looking for a new challenge.

Come visit me, Prince Teton, Cocoa & Azteca.

03/28/2014 05:53.12 PM Report This Comment
About Prince Teton 2
I got the idea to buy an OTTB (off the track Thoroughbred) and train him for eventing or show jumping. I discovered Canter USA. I was scrolling through the ads, looking at so many beautiful horses, but none of them really “clicked” with me. I absentmindedly scrolled past the ad for Prince Teton that his former trainer had posted. Then, like many people had already done, I snapped to attention and scrolled back. My mouth dropped open. Here was a beautiful, handsome horse, dark brown, almost black, his awesome tail literally dragging on the ground. He was well filled out, well-muscled, and stood erect and proud, gazing into the horizon. His eye had a soft, kind look to it. I checked his pedigree. Impressive as well. I took down the number, even though the ad was old, and I didn’t think I could ever get my hands on such a horse anyway. I called his trainer, and he gave me Teton’s new owner’s number, saying that he thought the horse was for sale again. I contacted the owner, and we arranged for me to go see him. At the sight of Prince Teton, I deflated. His ribs were jutting out from his sides, his color was pitiful, and he had scratches all over his body. His eyes were dull and lifeless. I could have cried. I didn’t want to take on a horse like that, I wanted to start training right away, but I knew this horse desperately needed help, and I knew what the right thing was to do. I took Prince Teton home. I kept him away from my other horses until he was wormed and pronounced disease free. Then I let him out with my mares. They bonded right away and he became the lead stallion. I began to play vet right away. A trip to the real vet revealed that he had a mild urine infection due to dehydration and some skin problems, and he was treated for that. I took home lots of supplements and advice. I gave him a bath. I fed him sweet feed packed with supplements every day. Prince Teton responded by getting worse. I began to despair. He was losing his hair, his weight was going down even more, and he seemed even more depressed. I continued to fight for his life. Finally, after almost two months, he began to respond. His hair grew back to a dull black, but at least it was black. Slowly, slowly, his ribs covered up.

Come visit me, Prince Teton, Cocoa & Azteca.

03/28/2014 05:52.03 PM Report This Comment
About Prince Teton 3
The most encouraging thing was the spirit he regained. We bonded quickly, and he began a daily routine of galloping madly around the pasture, bucking and sending huge chunks of dirt flying from beneath his pounding hooves. His eyes once again, had the peaceful, kind glow. The first time I rode him he proceeded to run away with me, but I persevered, and he is learning to slow down. He does well over ground poles and soon I will start him over jumps. He still has some minor skin issues, which are slowly clearing up, and he has bouts of colic which keep him on digestive supplements. But he is doing so much better than he was a year ago! The bond between us is very strong, and my Teton Boy would do anything for me, and I for him. He wants so much to please. He would probably try to climb a tree if I asked him to. He’s very intelligent, and when I introduce new concepts to him, he figures them out very quickly. It does me good to see him heartily eating his feed or strutting around in the pasture like royalty because I know what he’s been through and how he can now enjoy a good quality of life. He has some fears that I can only guess why he’s afraid of them, like hay racks and pliers. He is learning to face those fears, because in my barn they are only tools, and not something to be afraid of. I think Teton has a bright future ahead of him. He has a good jumping build and he obviously has natural talent because whenever he gets the urge he hops over his pasture fence and tries to find me. Once he starts jumping, I will find a rider for him and his first competition will be the Thoroughbred horse show in Lexington, KY, designed especially to start the OTTB in his new career. I’d like to encourage anyone looking for a new horse to find one who needs help. There are too many out there who need help and don’t get it. So many horses live their lives out in terror and hunger. As equestrians, we need to do all we can to help our companions.

Come visit me, Prince Teton, Cocoa & Azteca.

03/28/2014 05:50.58 PM Report This Comment
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