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Arabian from Grande Prairie, AB


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I am from Grande Prairie, AB and I've been a Club Horse member for 7 years, 10 months and 27 days

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 21611 friends visit me.

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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)


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.


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~Vote Susie and Friends August HOTM~.

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)


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)


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.


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

Come visit me, ~Copper~Vote Susie and Friends August HOTM~.

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!

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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.


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)


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.


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 *Voting Susie and friends August HOTM*.

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)


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

Come visit me, SADIE *Voting for Susie and friends for Aug HOTM *.

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.


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 *Voting Susie and friends August HOTM*.

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

Come visit me, SADIE *Voting for Susie and friends for Aug HOTM *.

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

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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)


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 *Voting for Susie and friends for Aug HOTM *.

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 *Vote 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
Now it is the following year 2011. Lollipop gives birth to her foal on June 1, 2011. This means that we have had four foals, one each year for the last four years! All of them colts! Lucky, Dusty, Kicka and now Ace. We were not sure how Lollipop would make out with having a baby. She was so old and we weren’t sure if she had ever had any babies before. However she did great. She had her colt during the night or early morning on June 1st. The colt was standing by her in the pasture when we got there. Although Lolli was not a very good mother. She did not want to let her foal drink milk. At times we would have to hold or tie her so the foal could drink. She wasn’t very protective of it either. We thought maybe it was because she was so old and possibly because she had never had any other foals. Here's your vote.


07/20/2015 08:34.03 AM Report This Comment
Hey! cute pic!
Trotting by with a click on your horseshoe. Hope y'all had a great weekend!

Come visit me, ~Copper~Vote Susie and Friends August HOTM~.

07/20/2015 05:32.57 AM Report This Comment
Here's your vote!!! Rode bareback yesterday, he did well!

Come visit me, Darby *Voting Susie and friends August HOTM*.

07/20/2015 04:49.55 AM Report This Comment
So sorry I haven't been on in a couple of days. The internet was disconnected to the laptop. Being computer illiterate, I had no idea what was wrong. Planning to buy a cheap laptop around the end of August. I won't be able to use Austin's after the 24th of next month, because he starts back to school. Sadie's doing well. Love and a vote. <3

Come visit me, SADIE *Voting for Susie and friends for Aug HOTM *.

07/20/2015 01:30.27 AM Report This Comment

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07/19/2015 05:21.51 PM Report This Comment
Hi Buddy, here's a vote for ya. That's great that you got some Buddy time in. Oh wow, a second job, just don't wear yourself to thin and not be able to see Buddy or ride him. I'd save for that saddle first before purchasing another horse to support. That's my feelings. Well with it as hot as is was by 10 am, nothing got done as far as working horses out! By 1 pm it had a heat index of 99! So everyone up to the wash station for a cold hosing and washing of manes and tails. Then back to the barn in front of fans! Bullseye loved his hose treatment too. Even the big tractor got a hosing off! LOL! It is drying out the indoor however! More like melting it! LOL! Hoping to maybe ride tomorrow and see how it goes! It's supposed to break by Tuesday and be in the low 80's with a lot less humidity! Marion and the blondes.

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07/19/2015 04:56.37 PM Report This Comment
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Here comes a Good Morning vote, even it is nearly noon, from my girls.

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07/19/2015 09:54.22 AM Report This Comment
So what could possibly happen next, you ask? Well let’s recap for a moment. Our new mare we bought, Gypsy, that was pregnant, had her colt in 2008. Susie was bred in 2008 and had her colt in 2009. Gypsy was “accidentally” bred in 2009 and had her colt in 2010. So now what happens, our dear sweet Lollipop gets bred, by that same stud that broke through our pasture fence and knocked up Gypsy! Yes Lollipop was bred on June 20, 2010. The stud still in the pasture, ran out through the same opening he got in through, when he saw my husband coming. lol

So we had a new little colt that we had to deal with. Lucky was just two years old and we were just getting him gelded and sent off to the trainer to be broke. We didn’t feel like we wanted to go through this same thing again so soon. One young one was enough to handle. And now with Lollipop expecting, we decided to sell Kicka to the guy we were leasing our pasture with at the time. So we sold him in October 2010, but still got to see and play with him daily. This way it was easy to wean him from Gypsy too. We were able to separate them in the different pastures we had there. So this was a win, win for all involved. (Left a vote)


07/19/2015 09:48.54 AM Report This Comment
Glad you got some time with Buddy. And congrats on your second job. Sounds like a good place to work.

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

07/19/2015 06:04.09 AM Report This Comment
Well while I was so involved with talking about Susie’s new foal and then with her surgery and all…I forgot to mention that our mare Gypsy managed to get herself bred. Yep Susie had Dusty in April 2009 and in May 2009, Gypsy was bred by a stud that broke through our pasture fence. We know this because the stud was still in our pasture when my husband got there. So here we go again. Gypsy had her foal on May 6, 2010. This was Gypsy’s second foal ( she is the one that had Lucky, who at the time was now 2 yrs. old). She had another colt and we named him Kicka. Kicka was a playful little thing. He loved to run around and kick all the time. That is how he got his name. (Here's your vote.)


07/18/2015 09:51.56 AM Report This Comment
Yes I am thrilled this chapter ended so well! We are a couple days past the half way mark in this HOTM run. But don't worry with a horse like Susie...there is still more drama to come. lol ~~~~

After Susie returned home and things settled down, we went to visit Dusty. He was 5 months old now. He had adjusted well at the breeders. The first time he saw me again, I felt like he remembered me. We visited him on several occasions. He grew up to be a handsome stallion. He looked a lot like Susie, only more like a Palomino. The breeder ended up selling him to another guy we knew. He took Dusty to Mexico to live. They changed his name to Tesoro. He is still a stud used for breeding. We kept in touch with the new owner for a while. Tesoro had one foal that we know about, we received some pictures. Our little Dusty would be six years old now. I posted some of the last pics we received. (Another click on the horseshoe)


07/17/2015 09:55.00 AM Report This Comment
More love and another vote.

Come visit me, SADIE *Voting for Susie and friends for Aug HOTM *.

07/17/2015 03:05.16 AM Report This Comment
Susie remained at LSU to begin her healing and to start the immunotherapy injections to prevent any recurrence. She received the first injection on July 31st and then a second injection on August 7th. Both injections had no adverse reactions. We continued to visit Susie as often as possible. She made great progress. We would get to take her out for walks and spend time with her in an outdoor paddock. She seemed to enjoy her time with the students at LSU and they really loved her too. After 19 days at LSU she was able to return home on August 10th. This was truly a happy day for me! We had to change her bandage every two days and monitor her wound. She still had one more immunotherapy injection to take and had to return to LSU for checkups. We could not have been more pleased with the outcome. Her wound completely healed with only a small scar remaining. She also had some nerve damage to her left eye. She cannot blink her eyelid. This is not a problem since horses have a inner covering that closes when necessary. Susie’s last visit to LSU was on September 14th. We were very pleased with the staff and the care Susie received at LSU. (Votes all around)


07/16/2015 08:59.06 AM Report This Comment
Quick vote.

Come visit me, SADIE *Voting for Susie and friends for Aug HOTM *.

07/16/2015 01:21.26 AM Report This Comment
We returned to LSU on July 28th for Susie’s surgery. We got to visit with Susie before her surgery. She seemed to be doing well. They explained what would take place during the surgery. We of course waited for any word and prayed for a good outcome. This was an all day affair. The surgery was suppose to take place early morning and was delayed a bit. We ate lunch at the cafeteria in the college. We finally received word that the surgery was complete and there were no complications and she recovered well from anesthesia. We were certainly relieved to hear this. We waited for her to be brought back to her stall before we could see her. We visited with her in her stall and I was so happy to see her . They then came in to remove the temporary bandage from her wound and put another bandage on for the night. When they showed us Susie’s wound…I was in complete shock. I had no idea that they would have to remove so much of the flesh. The vet explained that it was fine and that it would heal very quickly. Now the healing begins... (Here's your vote.)


07/15/2015 11:05.39 AM Report This Comment
Trotting by on this cool morning to drop off some votes!
Hope everyone is staying cool in this heat, lots of baths for the horses!!! His cinch mark is improving, the alushiled is like a liquid band-aid. He gets these a lot in summer, because his hair around the cinch area is so thin, that's what winter is good for. Happy Wednesday, love and best wishes to all!

Come visit me, Darby *Voting Susie and friends August HOTM*.

07/15/2015 04:50.11 AM Report This Comment
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