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Arabian from Grande Prairie, AB

Buddy

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I am from Grande Prairie, AB and I've been a Club Horse member for 7 years, 12 months and 1 day

Nicknames: Bud, Monster, Goober

Age: 13 years old

Gender: Gelding

Breed: Arabian

Height: Under 15 HH I think, I need to measure him to be 100% sure.

Color: Chestnut with some roaning.

Type of Riding: English currently. He has done western as well. I would love to do Endurance riding with him,

My Horse's Achievements: Siring some beautiful babies before he was gelded.
His first time out on the trail with someone riding him!
Our first overnight trail ride up to the lake and back in the summer of 2012. Not only was he well behaved, it was one of the best parts of my trip up to the ranch that summer.
Being on his best behaviour on his trailer ride from British Columbia home to Alberta on October 13th :)
HOTD 2013
HOTD February 19, 2014
HOTM March 2014
Moving to Grande Cache like a champ in the middle of the winter in 2014, and only to move to Grande Prairie in the start of the spring around the end of March 2015.

I'm proud of how he well he trailers The one and only time he and only time he had been in a trailer for an extended period of time was when my aunty move him from Alberta to British Columbia, until I moved him from BC to AB. Since then he has been trailered at least twice throughout Alberta, and has been on his best behaviour, wearing shipping boots and all :)

My Horse's Favorite Treat: Likits, Uncle Jimmy's Licky Things, Alfalfa cubes, oats, carrots, and horse cookies, really any kind of treat, or anything a horse can eat!

My Horse's Favorite Things To Do: He loves to be groomed, and to play with babies along with the other horses. He likes to "play a game" when you try to catch him and not come inside/be caught. He especially likes to play this game when I want to do something more then groom him.

Pet Peeves: Bugs! No treats

My Horse's motto: Never give up.

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How We Met

My aunty got him as a payment for 2 kids for one of her kids camps she had while she lived in Alberta. She then moved to her ranch and horse camps to BC. I went there for the summer before I started grade 10. I seen Buddy and fell in love with him and claimed him as mine, and no one said otherwise, as we seemed to have a special connection. He was officially given to me as a gift for helping out with all of the camps over the years and as a graduation gift in April of 2011. Buddy finally came home to me in Alberta on October 13th 2013. Since then he has moved from the show barn in Edmonton, back to my hometown area, and where he is actually from (Grande Prairie) area..

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I've had 21723 friends visit me.

I'm the 5,120th member on HorseChannel.com.

3,830 friends have voted for me since I joined Club Horse!

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Happy Thursday!
Leaving you a good morning vote! Not much new here hope y"all have a great Thursday!

Come visit me, ~Copper~.

08/27/2015 05:47.07 AM Report This Comment
Galloping by with a hump day vote!

Come visit me, Katie.

08/26/2015 12:29.05 PM Report This Comment
Galloping by with a vote! Friday we gave Katie a bath. She loved it until I washed her face haha I just told her tough and deal with it since she can't seem to stay out of the tarweed! The wind changed directions on Saturday and brought smoke from all the wildfires on the east side of Oregon and Washington over the mountains and into the Valley where I live. It's a minor annoyance, but I know it's worse where all the brave firefighters are working so I don't complain. Instead I put up a prayer for their safety and for some rain without thunderstorms. We went to the NW Art & Air Festival they had this weekend. We got to see lots of beautiful hot air balloons and a nice concert. Today we spent a lazy day sleeping in and school clothes shopping for my daughter (she starts school in 2 weeks).

Come visit me, Katie.

08/24/2015 01:53.52 AM Report This Comment
***Happy Wednesday***
Trotting by with a click on your horseshoe. Slowly but surely the weather is getting cooler, a week ago it was 106, now it's 95. The heat down here in Texas is brutal. Although the forecast shows rain for today and tomorrow. Sure hope we get some, it's unbelievable dry, lots of cracks in the ground. This morning I'm going to ride Darbs, our ride Saturday morning was a great lesson. He didn't act up really, we loped both sides and I got him going a little faster. It was great! Hope all is well, get some horsey time. Love always and best wishes!

Come visit me, Darby.

08/19/2015 05:15.56 AM Report This Comment
Galloping by with a vote for Buddy! I have been making homemade applesauce and apple crisp with all the apples are trees have given us this year (the ones that fall on the ground go to Katie and her buddies though). And of course the week I need to can the applesauce it's almost 100 degrees out! Can't seem to get any cool weather to stick around. Half my state is on fire it seems! Hopefully soon fall will bring some cooler weather.

Come visit me, Katie.

08/18/2015 06:07.19 PM Report This Comment
Happy Tuesday!!!
Dropping by with a good morning vote!Hope everyone had a great start to their week. God bless you!

Come visit me, ~Copper~.

08/18/2015 05:56.20 AM Report This Comment
Another busy weekend. Thinking of you all, and leaving a vote. <3

Come visit me, SADIE *<3 Thank you all for September HOTM!! <3 *.

08/16/2015 03:45.05 AM Report This Comment
Heat wave this week. Wishing it would rain. We already have humidity. Yuck. Love and a vote.

Come visit me, SADIE *<3 Thank you all for September HOTM!! <3 *.

08/13/2015 01:55.19 AM Report This Comment
Lilly had a riding partner for the first time ever since she came home to live in Mosier almost 4 years ago, my husbands cousin hauled his horse over and we showed them around the orchard, it was fun, he is coming back tomorrow for another ride then Saturday we might haul the horses over to Odell, 25 minutes away to the fair grounds evry 3rd Sat of the month they do some penning and sorting and welcome newcomers to try so were gonna, he has sorted before, Lilly has never seen a cow in her life, should be exciting ! :ove Suz and Lilly

Come visit me, Lilly.

08/12/2015 08:24.42 AM Report This Comment
Thanks so much for Spangle's HOTD! I couldn't believe he won. Hope everything is going well with you.
I rode Rose this morning. We worked on getting some more energy into her movement as well as coming on the bit. It was good:)

Come visit me, Spangle, Zilker & Rose.

08/10/2015 10:36.06 AM Report This Comment
I can't believe summer is almost over!
Spangle has been worked more frequently recently. He has been doing well. I walked him around under saddle two weeks ago.
Rose and I had a dressage show this past Saturday. We did really well.We got all 60s(that is really good). We did all three Intro level test as well as equitation. We improved in every class! We had a lot of fun.:)
Hope all is well with you. Left a vote!

Come visit me, Spangle, Zilker & Rose.

08/08/2015 12:18.30 PM Report This Comment
Galloping by with a morning vote!

Come visit me, Katie.

08/07/2015 09:59.14 AM Report This Comment
Galloping by with a vote! We just got home from an 11 day vacation to Glacier National Park! It was tons of fun and saw lots of cool wild animals. While we were there, my daughter and I went on a guided trail ride. It was fun!

Come visit me, Katie.

08/03/2015 08:11.26 PM Report This Comment
back at my son's so a quick vote. I will be home in NY on Aug 8th. I'm sure I will be resting on the 9th. Then I will be able to read all the post. thank you for the votes while I was away. had an awesome time with my son. Because of the heat, we didn't do everything he wanted me to see. Still, we did a lot. The travel bug is out of me for awhile LOL. More later. Silent votes for the rest of the herd. Vicki & Big Jax
PS can't wait to see my boy. Mary says he is doing great. From the pictures she has posted, she has put some muscle on him.

Come visit me, Big Jax.

08/02/2015 08:04.47 PM Report This Comment
Hi Buddy! Love the pic! Leaving you a Sunday afternoon vote

Come visit me, Dolly (angel), Ella Bee, Pumpkin & My Thirty Six.

08/02/2015 01:06.28 PM Report This Comment
Susie made August HOTM...yip yip hooray!! We will definitely celebrate with the herd. I told my husband Susie gets to do whatever she wants today because she is Queen. Thanks so much HC friends for all your votes and support. We could not have done it without you. Susie is happy to be your Top Horse for this month. I look forward to sharing more of Susie's escapades with our HC friends...because you know there will be more. lol

Come visit me, ACES WILD & SUSIE AND FRIENDS.

08/01/2015 09:04.12 AM Report This Comment
As you know, Susie survived all her tragic incidents and accidents. Through it all she has been a real trooper. She is the biggest horse in the pasture, but she allows the other horses to boss her around. She does anything you ask of her. She is such a sweet and playful mare. I call Susie my “million dollar” horse. One because of all the time, effort and expense we have invested in her, but the second and main reason is because nobody has enough money to buy Susie. She is worth the world to me. She has found her forever home. She will live here at our pasture for as long as she is alive and she will be laid to rest next to dear sweet Lollipop, when her time ends. She has touched my heart in a way that I can’t explain. I hope she has touched yours in some way through her story. The End.~~~~
Our HOTM run has come to an end. I have enjoyed sharing Susie’s story with you. Thanks to all my HC friends for your support. (Left a big thank you vote)

Come visit me, ACES WILD & SUSIE AND FRIENDS.

07/31/2015 01:54.28 AM Report This Comment
November 1st Susie is home and once again she is confined to the barn. We are having to change her bandages every 3 to 5 days. This is getting to be a task. Also having to clean out the barn everyday, with her many piles of manure and wet areas. lol Susie was getting bored being confined, away from the herd. So on November 16th, my husband decided to let Susie out of the barn and put her in a small pen area. Well you know Susie…she was not content to be outside, she wanted to be with the herd. So she tried to jump the fence and managed to get her leg caught in the square fencing. Yes, it was her left rear leg. We brought her in, doctored her leg and bandaged it up. She had completely messed up the grafting process. She remained in the barn another 10 days. At this point the wound had pretty much healed but the hair had not regrown. We knew that this was the best we could hope for, so we removed her bandage and set her free.

Come visit me, ACES WILD & SUSIE AND FRIENDS.

07/30/2015 12:44.28 PM Report This Comment
Happy Thursday!
Hey,loping by with a good morning vote! I just got in from riding Copper in his English saddle. He did great! He's really getting down the side passing while i'm mounted on the fence! Hope y'all have a blessed day!

Come visit me, ~Copper~.

07/30/2015 07:10.16 AM Report This Comment
In answer to the question as to what caused the proliferative lesion, not really sure. Not sure why she got pythium and the other horses at the same pasture didn't. They did say that her immune system could have played a part. The birth of her foal could have weakened her immune system and made her more susceptible to diseases. After all of this we did put her on a supplement for her immune system called Tri-Mune.~~~

The grafting process consisted of taking punch grafts from Susie’s left side of her neck underneath her mane. They took a total of 22 punch grafts and implanted them into the wound bed. Her leg was bandaged and they would wait five days before the bandage could be removed. Susie remained at LSU until October 31st. Halloween day she retuned home after a total of 17 days. Now the fun begins! lol (A click on the horseshoe)

Come visit me, ACES WILD & SUSIE AND FRIENDS.

07/29/2015 12:40.22 PM Report This Comment
Almost at the end of our HOTM run...yay! Keep the votes coming and thank you.~~~

Susie was going to have to return to LSU to have skin grafts done. The wound would not completely heal without having the grafts done. They needed the wound to start healing first and then after it reached a certain point, they were going to implant the skin grafts into the wound. She returned to LSU on October 15th. However the wound bed was not ready for the grafting, so she stayed there and on October 22nd they preceded with the grafting process. (Voted)

Come visit me, ACES WILD & SUSIE AND FRIENDS.

07/28/2015 11:34.25 AM Report This Comment
The next day October 25th, a surgical excision of the lesion was done. Preliminary results were not consistent with pythium. However a culture was taken and sent off for testing. The initial diagnosis was an ulcerative and proliferative lesion on the lateral aspect of left rear pastern. After the surgery was done Susie remained at LSU for 9 days, where she was confined to a stall and her bandages changed every 3 days. She was sent home on October 2nd. We were told to keep her confined to her stall. However we separated the barn to give her two stalls and the middle isle, where we placed a round hay bale for her to eat. We also had to change her bandages every 3 days. This again was just like when she had her head wound. It is very difficult for someone, without any medical background, to apply these bandages. This bandage consisted of six steps (telfa pad, white cling gauze, cotton combine, brown gauze, vetwrap and elasticon). Try putting this on all while the horse is moving. lol Just lucky there were two of us working together. Susie seemed to be enjoying, once again being treated like a queen. Here's a vote.

Come visit me, ACES WILD & SUSIE AND FRIENDS.

07/27/2015 04:25.00 PM Report This Comment
hey!
Leaving you a good morning vote! Hope you have a good day!

Come visit me, ~Copper~.

07/27/2015 05:49.27 AM Report This Comment
It has been a super busy past week!!! Last Sunday I went to a jumping Grand Prix with some of my barn friends. Boy, was that ever cool!!! Most of the rest of the week was filled with work and helping with a moving sale. I would love to get some riding in, but not with how hot it has been. Yesterday was 90+ and pretty humid...yucky! Hope everyone is staying cool and here's a vote!

Come visit me, <><> RIP <><> FREEDOM'S SKYE <><> & Doc And Dun It.

07/27/2015 05:23.10 AM Report This Comment
it's been super hot and dusty. I'm trying to keep my horses cool and hosed off every day. I mixed up half alcohol and half water and sprayed it on them. the alcohol evaporates faster for a quicker cool down. when I ride I'm mostly walking. we're about ready for some rain!

Come visit me, Sing & Herd.

07/26/2015 11:24.44 PM Report This Comment
I'm on late tonight, still on vacation so my schedule is all off. lol~~~~~

O.K. here comes Susie’s drama. It is October 24, 2012, only two months after Lollipop’s death. We bring Susie back to LSU. This time she has a lesion on her left rear pastern. We noticed it a couple of days before and decided this time we would go straight to LSU. We thought for sure that it was the pythium again, it looked just like the lesion on her head. We didn’t even bother to call a vet, we loaded her up and headed to LSU. We knew she would be in great hands. Left a vote.

Come visit me, ACES WILD & SUSIE AND FRIENDS.

07/26/2015 07:35.03 PM Report This Comment
Just want to say thanks again for all the support and the votes. Keep them coming! Just one more week to go! The story continues...

So what’s going on with Susie all this while…you ask. Don’t worry Susie is laying back just waiting to spring some more of her drama on us. As you can see never a dull moment around here. With a herd of horses, especially like mine, there is always something going on. There may not be a lot of riding activity going on, but there is a heck of a lot of every other activity going on here. lol (Another click on the horseshoe)

Come visit me, ACES WILD & SUSIE AND FRIENDS.

07/25/2015 07:55.00 AM Report This Comment
On late today had a spa day and lunch with my Mom and sisters. Very relaxing day. ~~~

On August 23rd Lollipop was euthanized, at the age of 24. This was a horrible day. I remember it well. Lollipop was my husband’s favorite horse. She was the best horse he’d ever had or would ever have. He loved her so much and still speaks of her fondly. He had called the vet and told him that he needed to have Lolli put down. They set up a time when he could come out. I went to work that morning, but told my supervisor that I would need to leave for a while that afternoon. Knowing the circumstances she of course said no problem. My husband called me when the vet was on his way. I got to the pasture and the rest of the horses were in their stalls. We led Lolli out to the pasture near where she would be buried. My husband said his goodbyes to his sweet mare and he left to go continue digging the hole. I held Lolli out in the pasture waiting for the vet to arrive. I spoke to her and comforted her all the while. I wanted to let her know that her baby Ace would be fine, that Susie would love and care for him. I told her that she would be going to a much better place, where she could run and play, and would no longer be in pain. Soon the vet arrived and with two quick injections, Lolli was gone and the tears came. My husband could not watch this happen but when it was over, he came and picked her up with the tractor and carried her to the hole he had dug. She is buried on our pasture where we can visit with her everyday. The herd of course mourned her for the next several days. They seemed lost without her, she was the Alpha mare. However Gypsy soon took over the herd and things got back to somewhat normal.

That was the third reason we decided to keep Ace. He was a part of Lollipop and we could keep her with us through him. RIP Lollipop.~~~~ Here's your vote.

Come visit me, ACES WILD & SUSIE AND FRIENDS.

07/24/2015 02:22.33 PM Report This Comment
Leaving a vote!
I didn't get to ride Darbs yesterday, only got in a groom. But this morning I'm gonna. Looking for a longer cinch.
Hope you get some riding in... love and a vote!

Come visit me, Darby.

07/24/2015 05:00.43 AM Report This Comment
It’s August 2012 now. Lollipop seemed to be having more and more trouble with her feet. We had been watching her pretty closely the past few months. She was laying down more in the pasture and for longer periods of time. We of course talked to the farrier about her, but he said since the coffin bone had already rotated, nothing could be done to stop it. There of course were options like certain type of horseshoes that would help with the pain. Early on we did buy her some boots to wear whenever we rode. We also had her on a herbal supplement , called herbal bute. This stuff really helped her. But we knew it was only a matter of time. She started having trouble coming into the barn to eat. We would have to go out to her in the pasture and feed her. This was hard to watch. My husband made the decision that something had to be done. (Left a vote)

Come visit me, ACES WILD & SUSIE AND FRIENDS.

07/23/2015 07:37.44 AM Report This Comment
Love, hugs and a vote. <3

Come visit me, SADIE *<3 Thank you all for September HOTM!! <3 *.

07/23/2015 03:39.23 AM Report This Comment
Now let’s see…oh yes it is the year 2012. June 1st and Lollipop’s colt, Ace, is now one year old. He is a handsome little fellow and so good to. We never even had to wean this one. We tried once separating him by putting him in a little pen, but he jumped the fence to be with his mom. Lollipop pretty much weaned him herself. We just left them together in the pasture with the other horses. Ace was eating feed early on. Lollipop was pretty old at this point and she was slowing down. She was having trouble with her feet, she had foundered several years earlier and the coffin bone in her hoof had rotated. We still rode her on occasion but not often and not for long periods. We would soak her feet in buckets of water with apple cider vinegar and rub her legs with absorbine. She loved the pampering.

Come visit me, ACES WILD & SUSIE AND FRIENDS.

07/22/2015 07:25.21 AM Report This Comment
Trotting by with some morning votes! Gonna ride bareback today, hope all is well. Love and a vote!

Come visit me, Darby.

07/22/2015 04:31.56 AM Report This Comment
Heat, blech. Lol. Love and a vote.

Come visit me, SADIE *<3 Thank you all for September HOTM!! <3 *.

07/22/2015 03:04.54 AM Report This Comment
Thanks everyone for voting while I travel.
Hi Everyone, I am leaving a silent vote for all. Having a really great time in Japan. My son looks great. Got to meet his co-workers and students. Went to Tokyo, while there went to Tokyo Sky Tree. Tallest tower in the world. We walked around the very top. Nice way to see all of Tokyo lol. Did a lot of eating. Will try and get on tomorrow. Getting ready to travel and will be gone all week with no computer or phone. Vicki & Big Jax

Come visit me, Big Jax.

07/21/2015 05:16.12 PM Report This Comment
I’m sure you all know Ace…he has his own profile page!
Ace was really special to us for several reasons. First, because he was Lollipops foal, which was a miracle in itself. Second, because he was born on my husband’s birthday, June 1st. And there is a third reason…we will get to that one later. Ace was born at our new pasture in Charenton. We moved the herd to this pasture in the beginning of 2011. He was really smart and had a good disposition. Everyone said that he was a “keeper”. I said we definitely had to keep him because he was a birthday present to my husband from his special horse Lollipop.

So I guess by now you can see why we never made good on our deal , for that second breeding with Susie. We were having foals left and right. All my husband wanted was a little filly…but no such luck. We still talk about it every now and again, breeding Susie. I am not sure I want to put her through that again. We will see how things go. I’m also not sure that we want to raise another foal. We are getting to old to handle those young ones. Who knows it may happen… one day! (A click on the horseshoe)

Come visit me, ACES WILD & SUSIE AND FRIENDS.

07/21/2015 08:40.02 AM Report This Comment
Counting down the weeks until Fall. Summer's my least favorite time of the year. Hasn't been as hot, as usual, but still miserable. Love and a vote.

Come visit me, SADIE *<3 Thank you all for September HOTM!! <3 *.

07/21/2015 01:18.23 AM Report This Comment
Hey Jasmine & Buddy, I'm glad to hear that everything is going well for you :) It rained here on Saturday and Sunday, but it was a hot and humid rain so it wasn't very nice lol and it meant no Koot time this weekend which kinda sucked! I'll be offline July 21st-July 27th. I hope you have a wonderful week :) Voted. XOXO Danya and Koot

Come visit me, Kootenai *Congrats Susie & Friends August HOTM!*.

07/20/2015 04:28.39 PM Report This Comment
Cherry season is over, been doing alot of clean up and putting things away that we take out for harvest, hasn't rained in weeks, and weeks and has been very hot, they say Oregon is in a drought and by the looks of the lakes, streams and land it looks like it ! Been doing late night rides and early morning walks, Lilly is doing great, she gets her toes trimmed on Wens. Jack, Daniel ( the goats ) are doing great to, I'm gonna trim their feet this evening, Hood River County fair is this weekend, haven't been in about 10 years, considering going this year, we'll see. Have a blessed week, Suz and Lilly

Come visit me, Lilly.

07/20/2015 02:27.05 PM Report This Comment
♡ what can I say, it was hot hot hot this weekend. Had short early rides in the morning, just enough so they would remember they are riding horses! Had chicken and ribs and my grandson stayed Saturday night with us. Everything is so dry. It has not rained one day in July here. Have a wonderful Monday!!!

Come visit me, Whiskey ♥ & Deacon ♥.

07/20/2015 09:21.38 AM Report This Comment
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