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Thoroughbred from Douglasdale, South Africa, NY

Starmark

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I am from Douglasdale, South Africa, NY and I've been a Club Horse member for 6 years, 9 months and 24 days

Nicknames: Starry

Age: 15 years old

Gender: Gelding

Breed: Thoroughbred

Height: 16 Hands

Color: Chestnut

Type of Riding: Jumping and Dressage.

My Horse's Achievements: First Place in his first dressage show!

My Horse's Favorite Treat: Lots and lots of Carrots - horse whispers and hoofbeats aren't too bad either! He also likes peaches!

My Horse's Favorite Things To Do: Playing with his friends in the field, hacking out with his mom and eating!

Pet Peeves: Tightning his girth when tacking up! Tacking up when he wants to eat his teff. Not being in front when hacking out.

My Horse's motto: Each moment each experience only happens once and if you let the moment pass you by its gone forever!

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The yard where I ride made the perfect match, I've always wanted a horse and for the first time in my life could afford it- he was looking for a new mommy because his first owner was emigrating to Australia! And I also have a soft spot for chestnuts!.

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your horse is so pretty i wish i had a horse that pretty you must be really good an showing i always wanted to show to bad my mom thinks its really expensive.

Come visit me, sprinkles, oppee, Texas, princess, sarah & vinny.

01/17/2011 03:56.16 PM Report This Comment
Good morning running by with a vote for you and to ask you to help me by voteing for me daily. I will return all votes thank you. Shawnie

Come visit me, Princess Shawnie Mom Barb Passed Away 11-27-2011, Sugar Babe Mom Barb Passed Away 11-27-2011 & RBB Dixie ~ Mom Barb Passed Away 11-27-2011.

05/05/2010 11:18.10 AM Report This Comment
i have always loved chestnuts and thoroughbred. especialy when put together as a chestnut thoroughbred i also love sorrels, grey and well any horses but in a feild on whites blacks greys chestnuts and browns i would look at the chestnuts most. i simply love them! And i love your pretty gelding. i hope you won that show you were in in those pics. good luck at your next show! left a vote.

Come visit me, Pip Pip Cherri'O (Pippo), Whisper, Jinx, Tyra, Soldier & Ginger Jazztime.

04/15/2010 06:17.20 PM Report This Comment
hey guys!!!!
Ive missed talking to you sooo much but its just been craaaazy at home and at school and its just been verrry verrrry busy. I hope Starry is starting to behave himself better but we are so glad to hear that you are riding regularly again =) =) =) I hope that you are all healed up. that sounds like it was a nasty fall, naughty boy Starry must have alottt of energy after being on stall rest for so long. Well i have good news and bad news, the snow is gone for good hopefully and my grades are abck to normal in algebra (i never realized how much i appreciate my regular teacher until she was gone she is just great), and today is my last day of school before spring break im gonna be doin alottt of ridin over break =) the bad news is that i might have to get surgery on my knees and the physio just made them worse because i have fluidon my knees that comes back everytime i use my knees alot....and it is constantly there so im gonna have to get my knees drained =( it wont be much fun and my mom just had surgery on her cervical spine n wednesday morning, she had two herniated discs that were compressing her spinal cord. it was really scary when she was told if she didnt have surgery in the next few weeks that she might end up paralysed. but she will come home today and she is doing really well. my dad has been working out of state since november and he just cam ehome for a few weeks before going out to montana. my mom and i are gonna go out there to see him in august after fair is over. the horses are doing really well. the fillies just turned 1 year old over the weekend =) they are just the cutest sweetest little things =) i hope everything is going great in SA? all our love and lottttts of hugs and horsie kisses =) =) i will try to get on here more often summer will be here soon and i"ll have more time on my hands =) we hope yoda and Starry are doing great and i hope everything is fine with you and your husband =) all our love, caitlyn & Shoo PS the lippizan lessons sounds sooooo great!!! I must say i am quite jealous but soooo happy for you that you have that opportunity =) =)

Come visit me, Samara, ~*Shooter*~ & Cherokee.

03/26/2010 07:04.00 AM Report This Comment
Maybel for April HOTM!
Hey Starmark! How are you? Nice pics below!

Hey guys. Sorry this has to be a c/p today. I have been trying not to use them. We are leaving a vote today from Maybel. Please continue to vote for her! I really want her to get April HOTM! I don't know how much i will be on HC this weekend cause i have dial-up internet at home. But PLEASE keep voting because i will return every vote as soon as i get back to school on Monday. Thanks to everyone that has supported Maybel and votes daily for her! I really appreciate it! -Maybel and Abby-

♥ Maybel (61245) for April HOTM! ♥

Come visit me, Geisha, ♥ Maybel ♥ Happy 11th Birthday!!!!!!, ♦ Lavender, Jack & Autumn.

03/05/2010 08:27.29 AM Report This Comment
Maybel for April HOTM!
Hey Starmark! Thats great that you get to ride like 6 times a week. In the summer i usually try to ride everyday. And in the spring also but we get so much snow in the winter that i am only able to ride about 2 times a week. You probably don't get a lot of snow in South Africa though, do you? We left a vote!

♥ Please vote for Maybel(61245) for April HOTM! ♥

Come visit me, Geisha, ♥ Maybel ♥ Happy 11th Birthday!!!!!!, ♦ Lavender, Jack & Autumn.

03/04/2010 06:02.05 AM Report This Comment
Maybel for April HOTM!
Thanks So much for supporting Maybel in her HOTM run! do you get to ride Starmark often?

♥ Please vote for Maybel(61245) for April HOTM! ♥

Come visit me, Geisha, ♥ Maybel ♥ Happy 11th Birthday!!!!!!, ♦ Lavender, Jack & Autumn.

03/03/2010 08:09.09 AM Report This Comment
Maybel for Apr HOTM!
We left a vote for Starmark! Very pretty! Heres a vote from My horse Maybel! She is running for HOTM! PLease come leave a vote for her!


Heres a vote from Maybel today! On our second day in the run for April HOTM! There are a lot of horses running for HOTM in April. Please keep voting for Maybel. We do return all votes. Sorry to keep doing the c/ps. I will try not to do this everday but i will leave a personal blog at the top. Remember vote Maybel April HOTM. She needs as many votes as she can get. MY beautiful horse really deserves this.-Abby and Maybel- ♥ Maybel (61245) April HOTM! ♥

Come visit me, Geisha, ♥ Maybel ♥ Happy 11th Birthday!!!!!!, ♦ Lavender, Jack & Autumn.

03/02/2010 08:19.55 AM Report This Comment
Hey
What happened to starmark, you said he is still recorvering from something?

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02/21/2010 11:02.59 AM Report This Comment
Hey!! Havent talked to you in a while. How are you and starmark doing? Me and jack are now roping together!! im going to start rodeos!! its going to be so much fun! Hope to hear from you soon!! Voted!

Come visit me, Little Bit, Freckles (vote for H*O*T*D on July 9th!!), Jack & Marie.

02/18/2010 09:29.40 PM Report This Comment
this is a very looooong message haha
but i can take my retainers out so they arent too bad. School has been a nightmare, we are on the hardest chapter in algebra and we havent a student teacher and i cant lear from her at all and neither can anyone else. we had her first test last week and the class average was a 57% it was horrible. i got the lowest c you can get an di was the best in the class it was just......bad. but all my other classes are going well, i love french =) we hope your weather starts looking up soon! all our love and hugs! Love caitlyn & Shoo, im sorry i havent been able to write back in so long.

Come visit me, Samara, ~*Shooter*~ & Cherokee.

02/16/2010 09:41.26 AM Report This Comment
Hey guys!! We've missed you soooooo much!!
Im soooo soooo sorry that i havent been able to write in such an incredibly long time. Ive just been busy with school, volleyball on the weekends, the weather has been horrible, the horses keep gettin out of the fence (i swear they are houdini prodigies haha), and i have physical therapy twice a week for my knees. We've been wondering how you an dStarry have been doing and we are sooooooo gald to hear about the wonderful progress. Thats awesome!! I hope you can start trotting him soon, im sure you love being able to see him everyday. it does a wonderful job of strenthening the bond between us and our horses =) We are soooo glad that hes doing so well and that you get to see him everyday. yay!! that is AWESOME that you get to take lessons again! Yes you are right, you have alot of confidence to get on a horse that big and canter the first time, i know id be a little nervous. Im sooo glad that you are riding regularly again, i havent ridden in almost 4 months =( And i bet riding the lippizans is such a great experience that would b sooooo much fun!! Im glad to hear that you are getting along well with your instructor that is great that she is so paitient and you can really learn alot from her =) i bet you are verrrrrrrry happy that you and Starry made the move to this barn. =) Give your handsome boy lots and lots of hugs and kisses from us over in the US!!!! Well its been crazy at my house lately. i dont even know where to begin, we've had for major snowstorms in the past 2 weeks and we had 2 snowdays last week and a snowday today(tuesday) we didnt have school yesterday because of presidents day, my mom got the tracotr stuck in the snow really really bad last weekend and it was very hard to get out which was really frustrating, then she got her car stuck and its just been stressful. we have about 3 feet (or a meter) of snow on the ground and when the wind blows and makes snow drifts its even deeper. =( not fun at all. there is so much snow you can even really have fun in it because u cant really walk without falling over haha well i guess my knees are just weak and underdeveloped, so im having physical therapy twice a week to strengthen all the muscles in my legs because i guess they all contribute to how my knees work. so far its been about 2 weeks and i havent really noticed anything different. i guess the reason my kness go out and i cant put weight on em after i ride or play volleyball is because i have a little lump of bone and tissue on the inside of both knees, i guess its normal but fallin or alot of wear and tear can make them become inflammed and so painful that it shuts the muscles down in my knees and then they dont work anymore until the swelling goes down. and that is exactly what happens to me. so i have to take anti-inflammatory meds before i ride or play volleyball and ice them afterwards. but other than that everything else is okay =) i love not having my braces but i have to wear retainers for over a year but i can take

Come visit me, Samara, ~*Shooter*~ & Cherokee.

02/16/2010 09:18.40 AM Report This Comment
Hello!!
Sounds like you guys had a great weekend! We are sooo happy that you and Starrt can get out and about, even if it is only 20 minutes of walking! I can't say that I blame him for getting grumpy though. I'd want to do more than just walk to, but you're right, it's for his own good! I'm sorry to hear about all the rain. It's not fun, we've gotten alot to and it's a muddy icy mess here. Your barn dinner sounds like it was great! Italian food is sooo good. Well I haven't gotten a ride in since december and I miss it soooo much. But the horses and everyone else is doing really well. The only really exciting thing that has happened I'd that I got my braces off on Tuesday, yay! My teeth feel so much different wihout them there. And i'll get the results from my knee xrays next Monday. But that's about it around here, all our love and lots of hugs and kisses, love Caitlyn & Shoo

Come visit me, Samara, ~*Shooter*~ & Cherokee.

01/20/2010 05:42.44 PM Report This Comment
Bonjour!!!!!
We are so happy to hear how well all your boys are doing and we know exactly what you mean when you talk about missing riding. We haven't worked in a month, I can't imagine how much you miss it after 3 months! I'd die!! I know you are estatic about just being on him again! And I bet he just loves it too. You guys are so good for each other! Has Starry been able to be turned out? You're such a talented rider, we know that you'll bounce back soooo easy. Yaay! That's sooooo exciting that you get to ride the lippizans! I must say that I am quite jealous, but I'm soooo excited for you!!! I hope you can get some pictures! Wooooooow that is AWESOME!!!!! You are sooooooo lucky tht you get to go the world equestrian games!!! Especially the jumping finals! Ahhhhh!!!! That's gonna be amaaaaaaazing!!!! Well we are about 4-6 hours...I think. :) We'd love for you to come visit us!! You'd absolutely loooove Shoo and everybody. And you take a ride on Shoo :D that would b awesome. Well thanks, Shoo is quite a handsome boy. He's sooooo pretty when he's nice and shiny and clean. Starry is exactly the same way, but he doesn't seem to how the dirt as easy as Shoo does so he's gorgeous allll the time. Ophie seems to be fine and I really hope it stays that way, because she Is a realllly cute kitty and I love her to pieces. Yay! I'm glad the budgies are okay. And yoda sounds like he enjoyed his holiday feasting very much. I hope he can shed those extra pounds easier than we can! Wow you ate extremely dedicated! Being at the barn that early and then working all day! Wow! I agree with you completely though, horses are so amazing and they teach you things that nothing else can. They are some of the best animlas on earth. I'm glad that we have the chance to enjoy them and learn from them. Thy are so humbling, like you said, and they have a way of helpin us figure our who we really are and what exactly we are doing here. I love them sooo much. I'm aoo excited about my braces too! I've had them for over two years and they are such a pain. But now they will be gone! Yaay! Well my knees have been bad for a long time and lately I can't walk very well somedays. They go out allll the time and when that happens I can't move them or put any weight on them and iT always happens at the worst possible time. An they are just painful alll the time, it's like someone is stabbing a red-hot piece of metal straight through my knees. I think it's just from the wear and tear that I put my knees through. It's more than most people haha but they've been hurt sledding, 4-wheeling, horses, riding, volleyball, running. Lots of things. But the last few times I've fallen off I landed on my right knee and it is by far the worst. Plus cherokee kicked me in the side of my right knee and stretched my tendons and ligaments in a way they aren't supposed to go and it's been alot worse since then and Samara got the other knee in the front so they abuse me Amit but ohhh well I live em anyways. And I has a

Come visit me, Samara, ~*Shooter*~ & Cherokee.

01/14/2010 06:30.34 PM Report This Comment
Hey guys!!! We missed you!!
I'm soooo sorry that I haven't been able to get on in so long, our Internet was down and I couldn't do anything on the computer. But it's all better now! We hope u guys have had an awesome new year so far! It sounds like you enjoyed your Christmas break! Yaaaaay! We are sooooo happy to hear how well Starry is doing! I'm sure you're very excited!! Good boy Starmark!! That's awesome!! We'll keep our fingers crossed that eveything goes smoothly. Well everyone here is doing really well. We didn't get to ride on Christmas day but we ride he very next day after that. We went out and ride the trails in the woods, Shoo was awesome! The fillies are doing great and growing like crazy but they are so sweet. Unfortunately, Ophie never had any kittens, I think maybe she miscarried or something, I was a little bummed about that, I was looking foreward to those cute little kittens. I went back to school on the fourth and we had a snow day on last Friday. We got sooooo much snow!! Then this Friday an next Monday we have school off for mlk jr. day. Friday I'm getting xrays done on my knees and on the 19th I'm getting my braces off. Yaaay!! How is Yoda and the budgies doing?! Give everyone kisses and hugs from us in the states! All our love, we hope everybody is doing great? Love, Caitlyn & Shoo

Come visit me, Samara, ~*Shooter*~ & Cherokee.

01/13/2010 04:35.39 PM Report This Comment
Joyuex Noel et bonne anee!
We hope you guys have a lovely christmas and new years as well!! I'll be wishing for you and Starry so that your handime boy can keep improving and you'll be able to ride soon!! I'm planning to ride Christmas day no matter what the weather is like. Have a great time at your parents house on christmas eve! We will be going to our neighbors house for their annual christmas eve party and everyone from our little neighborhood will be there. Then Christmas day we'll be home bs my sisters and Elaine will come for dinner and presents. We got our doggies presents as well, a biiiiiig rawhide bone for each of them. I hope you get your shopping caught up, we wish we could send you somehing! My mom is extremely efficient at wrapping gifts, I'll never b as good or as fast as her. I will get new pictures of everyone over break and put them up soon! We wish you guys were closer so we could spend this special time with you! You guys have become a very very special part if our lives too, I'm soooo glad horsechannel helped us start talking because we just love you guys!! And we loved helping you through the tough times! Give Starry and Yoda and he budgies biiiiig holiday kisses from us!! All our love and Christmas/new years wishes from Caitlyn and everyone here in he states

Come visit me, Samara, ~*Shooter*~ & Cherokee.

12/22/2009 06:06.58 AM Report This Comment
We missed you guys too!!!!
Well it sounds like you had a great time in the US. We do go crazy for Christmas here and I love the states for that everybody is just so happy and the decorations are lovely during christmas. We live about five hours from dc but I'm not sure if therevis a train you can take. We'd love to have you visit us though!!! The ariat jacket sounds nice, then again everything from ariat is nice!! I wonder if the manhatten mounted police unit shop at the shop you found. I've never been to Hershey Pennsylvania but I have friends that have gone there, they all agree with you, they think it's some of the best chocolate too! We have a place called Harry Londons chocolate factory in canton Ohio (about 30 minutes from my house) and they have delicious chocolate and caramel and almost any candy you can think of. We have slot of snow here in Ohio now too, it's really pretty but I haven't ridden in weeks and I miss it sooooo much. I could ride in the snow if the ground wasn't so rough but it makes me sore to walk on it so I can't imagine how the horses must feel. Plus it wouldn't feel very nice to fall as frozen as the ground is. Yay!! We are soooo happy to hear that Starry is doing so well!! We can't wait to see new pictures of your handsome boy! I bet you don't mind he kisses even if they do mess up your lipstick. Horses that we love have a way of changing our outlook on things like that i think. Well I'm on Christmas break for the next two weeks and I really hope we have a white christmas this year we havent had on in about 6 years and it's justbso pretty to wake on on Christmas morning and have everything covered in snow. But it's supposed to rain christmas eve and christmas day so I don't think we'll get that lucky his year. I'm hoping to work with the horses a lot and get them nice and shiny and clean. The fillies are soooo cute on their blankets! I'll try to put pictures up soon! Well Ophie hasn't had her kittens yet bur she will have them soon I think. After they are a few days old I'll take pictures, I hope they are okay in the cold weather when she has them. I hope they are as cute as she is. Well I better get outside and break ice and feed more hay. Hope you guys are doing well?? All our love, Caitlyn, Shoo, Bear, Chance, Ophie, Samara, and Cherokee

Come visit me, Samara, ~*Shooter*~ & Cherokee.

12/21/2009 08:41.25 AM Report This Comment
Hope you guys are having a wonderful time!!!!
Say hi to Sir Starry when you get back and give him a yoda a biiiiig hug from us!! Eveything is good here, tomorrow is my last day before break and I'm soooooo excited. I think my cat is gonna have kittens in a few weeks so I hope she does okay. All our live and hugs, we miss you guys!! Love Caitlyn and the gang

Come visit me, Samara, ~*Shooter*~ & Cherokee.

12/17/2009 04:51.22 PM Report This Comment
Happy almost Friday!!!!!
Wow! He must have been suuuuuper fresh! Hopefully he is better once he gets out, I wouldn't want. To be cooped up in a stall for that long either. When do u leave for dc? I bet you are really excited!!! Wow, lucky lucky you!! That's soooooo awesome that's you were given that chance!! You will learn so much! That's soooo great! You are an amazing rider though and Im sure they saw that. wooohooo! I'm excited for you So I'm sure you're thriled! Yay! Well I bet the bank and your house look lovely! I love all the christmas decorations that everyone puts up in businesses. We are the same as you, we don't have our tree up yet either. It's been really yucky and rainy here and its supposed to snow this weekend :( but maybe we'll get a white Christmas. What are you're plans for the weekend? I have a school dance tomorrow night, w don't have to get dressed up or anything but it should be pretty fun. I have a friend spending the night and then Saturday we should be getting our tree, and Sunday we have a dinner planned with Elaine and some of my foxhunting friends. Monday I'm going to a christmas party with my mom for one of her doctors that she works for. Then next Saturday is our foxhunting Christmas party at a country club and Sunday is our 4-h party, we are going skating I'm pretty excited. I'm going to be soooooo busy! Then that is our last week of school and Then I have 16 days off, yay! Well that's about it from us! All our love and hugs, love caitlyn & Shoo

Come visit me, Samara, ~*Shooter*~ & Cherokee.

12/03/2009 06:06.42 PM Report This Comment
Heyy!
Well we hope that Starry throughly enjoys his two weeks in his paddock. i'm sure you're sooooo excited to get him out. Good luck with the packing! You'll definately want to bring warm warm clothes because you're right,we are freezing over here! I love ariat it's absolutely my favorite. Most of my boots are ariats because they're just soooo comfy! You must have done a whole lot of searching to find an ariat store in manhattan! We hope you get what you're looking for! We wish we could be swimming! It's sounds so nice right about now, I'm already sick of all the cold weather and its barely begun! We have all our decorations up except for our tree, I hope we get one this weekend. Good luck with getting everything up! Yummy, hopefully you get your cookies made, they are the best! Give Sir Starry a kiss from all your friends in the states! All our love and hugs! Caitlyn & Shoo

Come visit me, Samara, ~*Shooter*~ & Cherokee.

12/01/2009 03:17.33 AM Report This Comment
Bonjour!
Yay! we cant wait for Starry to get to get out in his paddock, he'll have a blast im sure! everyone in our 4-h club is crossing our fingers and hoping that they sell better. Thats awesome! You are so lucky to have ridden them. hopefully it helped your seat. ive never ridden on a dressage saddle, but they look like they'd be comfy. it must take alot of core muscle in your stomach to keep your position while your legs are so long in those saddles. im glad your mom enjoyed her special day! Well its yucky and cold and rainy here today so i dont think ill be able to ride Shoo :( but hopefully next weekend we'll get a chance to get out. I have to go back to school tomorrow and im just dreading it, but its only three weeks until christ,ads break so i think i can hold out that long. thats about it from us! hope you had a lovely monday! All our love and hugs! Caitlyn & Shoo

Come visit me, Samara, ~*Shooter*~ & Cherokee.

11/30/2009 08:34.27 AM Report This Comment
Hope you had a lovely weekend?
Hey guys! Well it sounds like you wouldve been bery busy this weekend, say happy birthday to your mom from us! yay! I can't wait to hear how the lesson went!!! I bet you had a blast!! I wish i couldve been there to! I hope your mom liked the cupcakes, they are the best! How did the barbeque go? I hope you and Louise had a nice time visiting with Sir Starry. How much longer until u get to turn him out into his paddock again? I bet he hopes its soon! the wreath selling went okay, we sold some but not to many, we all wish we wouldve done better. but we made more today and they turned out really nice so we hope that they sell better. I wish you couldve bought a few or we could send some to you, but im afraid they would get lost or ruined but they are quite nice. some are traidtional christmas colors and others are really pretty blues and purples mixed with silver or gold. We are going to try and sell again next weekend, wish us luck! I cant wait to hear allll about your lesson!! I hope you enjoyed yourself this weekend with your family and friends! I got to spend alot of time with my family and friends but i didnt get to ride as much as i had hoped. i did hop on Shoo bareback yesterday and we had a blast cantering through the fields around our house, we couldnt gho into the woods because its hunting season, but it'll be over soon and we'll be able to go trail riding again. hopefully i get to ride tomorrrow because i dont have school again until tuesday. well thats about it from us! All our love and hugs, love Caitlyn & Shoo

Come visit me, Samara, ~*Shooter*~ & Cherokee.

11/29/2009 04:52.48 PM Report This Comment
Such a pretty Horse. Here's a vote for you. Shawnie

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11/28/2009 06:31.37 PM Report This Comment
Hello there!
Well we had a lovely day off! It was nice and relaxing and my mom can really cook delicious food! It was soooo yummy! My sisters came out and they fell in love with the fillies all over again. How was your thanksgiving day? it's a shame that you dont celebrate thanksgiving in SA because thats one more day you would've had off! We are so glad that you guys are in our lives too! I bet Starry looks handsome now that he's sparkling! I wish it was warm enough to bathe Shoo! Give your beautiful boy a kiss from us! Thats so convenient for you with work and everything, i bet Starry loves seeing you more often, abd i know you love it as well! Im so glad everything has worked out with the move from your old barn and Starry sounds like he's adjusted well. I have to say, i do love pancakes and bacon, pizza is amazing and im so glad that i get to enjoy that anytime i want in the USA. I love peanut butter cups and chocolate cookies, but im not crazy for the butterfingers. i love licorice though. When Elaine comes back from England when she visits her mom she brings me back fresh pastries and treats from England, they are sooo good!! I hope you guys have a lovely time here and i wish you could come visit! Well im going to go get some leftovers from dinner it was soo yummy! All our love and hugs! What do you guys have planned fro this weekend? We are selling Christmas wreaths that we made for a 4-h fundraiser and on sunday we are going to make more. its fun, but we use real evergreen branches and they are kind of prickly. Love, Caitlyn & Shoo

Come visit me, Samara, ~*Shooter*~ & Cherokee.

11/26/2009 04:19.23 PM Report This Comment
Happy Thanksgiving to you too!
We soooo wish that you could enjoy it with us! I wish you guys could visit on your Christmas vacation. Maybe someday! I would love to visit South Africa. Christmas lights are always nice, i think, as long as they aren't overdone or tacky. We put icicle lights on the barn and they look lovely. Christmas decorations are my favorite, they are so pretty and i love christmas trees. OH MY GOSH THATS FANTASTIC!!!! YAY!! Its such a relief to hear that the splint is gone!!! Way to go Starry!! Thats soooo exciting! 4 weeks and you two will be blowing everyone away with your skill and determination again! Tell Starry that Shoo and the girls said hello and happy thanksgiving as well! Give him a huge hug and an extra treat and tell him to keep on healing for us! We knew he'd be a great paitent! Wow! You are sooo lucky! I am quite jealous, but soo excited for you! Thats amazing that you get to ride a Lippizaner! I had no idea that they were being trained in South Africa, thats soooo cool!! You are a great rider so you'll get back into the swing of things in no time im sure of it! You're going to have an amazing experience! Take plenty of pictures for us! Elaine took me to wathe them perform one time. it was absolutely amazing!! i was afraid to blink because i didnt want to miss anything! It's one of my favorite horse memories ever. Yup, they are really cute when they are born, its crazy that they completely change colors in just a few years. You're so lucky! have fun!!! We are sooo thanksful to have you guys too! You are awesome and such good friends, even though you are thousands of miles away. it feels like we've known you for such a long time, it's been almost two years! We are so grateful that horsechannel allows us to know you guys. Well i better go groom Shoo, he rolled in the mud today :( oh well. i bet Starry has been perfectly clean lately! All our love and hugs, Caitlyn & Shoo

Come visit me, Samara, ~*Shooter*~ & Cherokee.

11/24/2009 04:36.49 PM Report This Comment
Yay!
Yes! Its soooo great to hear that you got to get Starry out!! I wish we couldve seen him having a blast! we hope he gets back to 100% soon! Im sure everyone at the barn is just falling in love with your darling boy! Thats a shame to hear that you didnt get to attend the clinic, will they reschedule it? I bet you're glad that the weather is clearing up. Here its supposed to snow at the end of the week and i saw a few flakes falling today....here comes another cold winter. We already have our christmas lights and decorations up, actually alot of people do. Do you guys decorate alot in SA? I have thursday, friday, and next monday off for thankgiving. Im soooo excited! Shoo and I will get to catch up on lots of riding time (we wish you guys could come with us!) and ill get to catch up on sleep! well give Starry and Yoda biiiiig hugs and kisses from all of us! all our love, Caitlyn, Shoo, the filles, and the doggies <3

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11/23/2009 06:22.39 PM Report This Comment
Bonjour!
cold weather isnt fun at all. I hate it when the water freezes because i have to get up so much earlier in the morning and give evryone fresh water. I already get up at 5 everyday. but the horses are soooo worth it! im sure you are absolutely dying to ride! I would definately let you ride Shoo if we were closer! Ive never heard that, but it must be true! Starry is such a clever boy! Well for christmas we are staying home, but we are going to alot of parties. one is a fixhunting party at a country club (im excited ive never been to one before!), then my 4h party at a skating rink, then my neighbors christmas eve party, and finally our whole family is coming for christmas day. Wow! that will be alot of fun! I love washington dc, but ive never been to new york. I hope it snows for you guys! Its so pretty when it snows. Everyone is really good here, the fillies are doing so well, and my doggies are really great too. we finally got to let bear off his chain and he doesnt run away! i hated having him tied up but he chased and killed the neighbors chickens. Chance is still tied up but he gets plenty of love and attention every day. i hate not having him loose though. How is everyone down in SA?? Well thats about it from us, all our love and hugs to Mr. Starry!! Love, Caitlyn & Shoo

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11/17/2009 05:06.43 PM Report This Comment
heyy guys!!
yay! its great to hear that Starry is doing well in his stall, im sure he'll enjoy getting out in hand next week though. i bet he is so cute when he does his trick!! thats really great that he learns so fast. Well its pretty chilly here today and i better go get chores done. you'll have to let us know how the laser treatment goes. we are keeping our fingers crossed for you guys! All our love, Caitlyn & Shoo

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11/16/2009 02:41.54 PM Report This Comment
Ohhh poor Starry!!!
Awww we are soooooo sorry to hear about the splint, it can't be too comforatable. We'll keep our fingers and hooves crossed for you guys!! Tell Sir Starry The Great that we said happy belated 11th birthday and give him extra love and treats from us!! We hope the laser treatment helps out and that everything turns out well. Gosh, i dont know how you could've handled the overnighter at the vets, i know i would've been a train wreck the whole time. We are thinking of you guys all the time!! Starry will be better soon, we just know it! I bet he's getting quite restless in the stall, he's going to be so fresh!! Give him lots of love from us! Maybe you could teach him some tricks to ward off the boredom. Its great to hear that Yoda is doing better!! I think Bear might have some arthritis in his front legs as well, it comes and goes when the weather gets cold. Im glad you liked the pictures. the fillies are just adorable arent they? Well this weekend we hunted on saturday and it was around 60 or 70 degrees (really warm) it was crazy because its usually soo cold here in november, but it was nice because i got to give Shoo a much needed bath. then sunday (today) i rode on the flat for about an hour and i gave my mom a riding lesson, she did really well until Shoo spooked and bucked her off. I was mad at him, my mom is okay she just was scared when it happened i think and shes a little sore, i feel so bad. but she said she had fun so i guess thats what counts in life. She said she learned alot too. the rest of the day in just sat around wrapped in a blanket reading books, it was colder than it was on saturday and i just couldnt stay warm. it was nice to just relax for a change. how was your weekend? well i am determined to get on horsechannel everyday this week, i keep running out of time during the week. School is going well, i have straight a's even with all the advanced classes and i have above 100% in four of my classes. my parents are really happy so i am too i guess :) french is alot of fun, it can be really challenging sometimes but its nice to learn something completely different. Well thats about it from us, all our love a soooo many hugs for all of you in SA!! Love, Caitlyn & Shoo

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11/15/2009 05:51.04 PM Report This Comment
Hello to you too!!
Im soooo sorry i havent been on in so long!! I keep reminding myself to get on here to leave you guys a message but then the time just slips away. Well, i put up new pictures on evrybody's pages finally, i hope you get a chance to look at them. yay! we are sooo glad to hear that you guys got the problem with Starry's back figured out and that the physio is helping. Im sure he loves seeing you all the time while he's recuperating too! How is Yoda doing? the weather has been really nice for a few days so i got to hunt on saturday and then we rode on the flat today (sunday), i have a 4-h meeting tomorroe so i wont be able to ride then. I bet you miss riding Starry alot!!!! Hopefully you will be back on him soon enough! Well thats about it from us, how did your weekend go? All our love and lots and lots of hugs!! Love, Caitlyn, Shoo, & the fillies

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11/08/2009 04:36.44 PM Report This Comment
heyy!!
Well hunting is alot of fun, even though it gets pretty cold out there on the hills some mornings. I agree, riding another horse will help me alot and hopefully teach me to deal with Shoo better. That was very nice of your friend to let you ride with her, i bet you enjoyed yourself alot! that group of muscles seems like it would be hard to fucus on strengthening, good luck! You'll have to let us know how it goes! Im glad you like the pictures ill have to get some up of the fillies soon. Well i have alot of sleep to catch up on, i just cant seem to sleep through the night lately, and i have a few big tests tomorrow ugh. all our love Caitlyn & Shoo

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10/26/2009 01:15.06 PM Report This Comment
hey!!
We are glad to hear that Starry and Yoda are doing better!! hopefully, the months of recovery will go by faster now that you get to see him everyday. give starry a hug from us!! Tell him behave & listen to his doctors :) We wish you couldve joined us on our ride too! Well we dont have any shows planned soon. its supposed to be a really nasty cold winter so we probably wont be showing. Right now we cant afford all the entry fees and transportation costs and everything. Foxhunting is probably what we will do right now. I was offered to school a horse by hunting him by some of the people in the hunt. they said that i was a really good rider and they couldnt take him out because linda was riding their other horse and couldnt take clifford. laura (lindas sister and cliffords owner) doesnt foxhunt but they wanted me to hunt him. I was like WOW!! That would be AWESOME!! so when Shoo gets his horseshoes pulled in december and i still want to hunt, i get to hunt Clifford. Hes a biiiig draft cross, im really excited!! i know i wont like him as much as Shoo but Shoo is my absolute favorite thing in the world and thats hard to beat. :) Today (sunday) Shoo and I did flatwork and Shoo was awesome!! I taught him to sidepass and hes really good at it, sometimes he gets his directions mixed up though. yesterday, we went hunting and it was opening day (thats why in my pictures we are all dressed up), it was really fun. we galloped through the hayfields and shoo was bucking and squealing and just having fun. Well thats about it from us. lots of love!! Caitlyn & Shoo GET BETTER SOON STARRY!!

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10/25/2009 02:43.11 PM Report This Comment
We MISSED you too!!
Awww poor Starry!! That must've been soooo painful!! OWW!! poor boy, its a good thing you guys got it sorted out. How do you think it happened?? Give him lots of hugs and carrots from us!! At least you'll get to visit him more often while he's recuperating. Maybe your instructor will let you sit in on a few lessons. thats cool, i bet you're excited to be planning a new house. is it as close to the barn where Starry is as where you live now? Yay! we are really glad to hear that Yoda is doing much better!! Give him a treat from us!! Well, unfortunately, winter weather is coming for us in the next few days :( its been beautiful for this week though. it was warm and the leaves made the rides soo pretty and colorful. how is your weather? Well thats about it from us. Au revoir!! All our loves and get well hugs! Love, Caitlyn & Shoo
ps. is the flu as bad down in SA as it is here?? there are soooo many people absent at school because of flu that its crazy!!

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10/22/2009 03:45.22 PM Report This Comment
Hello!!!
We are sooo glad to hear that Yoda doesnt need surgery. thats alot of weight off your minds. we hope the injections go well and make him more comfortable. Give him hugs from us!! Well thats not very nice of Starry. Good luck with getting him straightened out. I know you guys will work it all out. it sounds like your instructor is a very good choice for you and Starry. Good for you for sitting the spooks, those can be trickey!! well volleyball is over now and i should be getting on here to write more often. i really need to put up some new pictures and update everything, especially the fillies pages. Shoo and i have just been doing some trail riding, today we went bareback after school, it was alot of fun. on saturday (the 24th) is the opening day hunt. when the foxhunting season really starts. the hounds get blessed and we eat and everything and then we go foxhunting. ive never gotten to hunt in it before, but this year we get to. Im REALLY excited about it!! we hope you all are doing well in sa?? how are the plans for your house coming along? Well thats about it form us, all our love and hugs. Love Caitlyn & Shoo & the fillies

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10/20/2009 05:59.31 PM Report This Comment
heyy guys!!
We are soooo excited for you guys!! Thats awesome! hee hee thats hilarious!! Starry was probably just wanting to show off to his new friends that he really knows how to buck and have fun! I bet Starry loves that he gets to see you more often too. WOW you are soooo lucky that you get to learn from such an accomplished rider! Lets hope that shes also a great teacher, you and Starry only deserve the best! Give Starry and Yoda biiiig hugs for us! We hope that Yodas surgery and your lesson went well? Well we have been really busy but i suppose its much better than being bored all the time :) Foxhunting was awesome on saturday, we even chased a fox for awhile, the hounds were doing really well & Shoo jumped and cantered like a dream. It was soo fun!! then today (sunday) at hunter pace, Elaine & i got first place!! It was soooooo awesome!! Shoo jumped soo well!! He was a little naughty in the canter but he was in all night at elaines barn. (we kept him there to save time this morning i must say i really missed having him at home) tomorrow i dont have school -yay!!- but i have volleyball practice in the moring, errands to run and doctors appointments to go to in the afternoon, ugh even on my day off i dont get to relax, oh well. at least i dont have to be in classrooms all day long, it gets sooo boooooring. well it sounds like Starry is doin really well and we hope that little Yoda gets better soon!! All our love and hugs!! ~Caitlyn & Shoo

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10/11/2009 06:41.56 PM Report This Comment
Jeez! That must be horrible!!
Thats definately not a pleasant way to end you trip to Italy! Good luck with getting everything back! Poor Yoda, give him a hug for us and we hope that his surgery goes well. Thats AWESOME, we are sooo glad that you two are finally going to get to spend more time together!! Maybe you'll get to see Starry everyday now! We hope he settles in soon and that you can start up your lessons with your new instructor and everything goes smoothly. You'll have to let us know as soon as you find out!! Well we never did get to go to the hunter pace last week, because it rained like crazy, but there is another one next sunday that we are for sure going to. Foxhunting has been a blast, although when your on top of a hill and the wind is blowing and your cantering it gets a bit chilly. Its sooo much fun though!! We have chased a few foxes and yesterday a deer jumped right out in front of Shoo & he barely flinched, I'm really lucky that he's so brave. School has been insanely busy, i have alot of homework almost everynight, big projects and tests every week, plus volleyball. Its crazy! But volleyball is almost over and that means i should have some more riding time and i should have more time to get on horsechannel, we miss talking to you guys everyday! Today we got more straw and we put rubber mats down in the stalls, hopefully stall cleaning will go much better now. It took quite alot of energy though and i must say that im pretty tired. how are the instructor courses going?? Well i better go feed for the third time today, the fillies eat sooo much!! All our love and tons of hugs!!! Love, Caitlyn & Shoo

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10/04/2009 03:09.52 PM Report This Comment
Hi!!!
We hope you are having an awesome time in Italy!! How did Yoda's surgery go? Hope that evrything is going well! Foxhunting has been a blast! We've gone with elaine for the past 4 saturdays, and Shoo has behaved himself soo well! Today we probably wont go because its raining and my neighors pigroast is tonight. But tomorrow, we might be going to a hunter pace, its on my absolute favorite course! Its at Stonegate farm and we always get to jump bigger and better there. Last sunday, Shoo broke my bridle. He wasnt hot after i rode him so i just untacked him but left the reins around his neck to lead him to the pasture. well when he got to the gate he took off with the reins around his neck, i held on but then i fell & he dragged me so i let go, im glad i wasnt trampled! He ran around the pasture and he stepped on the bridle alot, I eventually got him up to the barn and got the reins off of him. he tore the throatlatch off and i havent gotten it fixed yet. Im just glad the bridle broke & not his legs! That was our little moment of excitement. haha Well we hope to hear from you guys soon! All our love & lots of hugs!!! love, caitlyn & Shoo

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09/26/2009 07:10.05 AM Report This Comment
Heyyy guys!!!!
We are soooo sorry that we havent been on in soo long!!!! We missed you guys like crazy!!! Its been so hectic and busy around here that i havent been getting home until 8:30 every night & then i have to do barn chores and homework....ugh! Well it sounds like things are going good for you guys. We are positive that you did awesome on your exams! We'll be waiting to hear the results!! Wow! I bet you are REALLY REALLY excited for the big move! It will help out soo much, and i think you are right about the learning part. You two can go soooo far and do sooo well! We are sure of that! Good work with the no stirrups exercises! They are tough, but you guys are too! Thats awesome! Aww poor Starry, he probably thought that filler was just gonna eat him up, its great that he trusts you enough to get over it though! Uh oh, we hope everything goes well with Yoda's surgery. Poor little boy :( Why does he need the surgery? Give him lots of hugs and get well soon kisses from us!! Well, unfortunately we hvaent been able to ride as much as we'd hoped. but i didnt have school on the 4th or the 7th and we rode trails on the 4th and we had a ton of fun. Then the 5th was the first foxhunting day for Elaine's foxhunt, and we got to go! It was a ton of fun, we cantered through the hayfields and Shoo was soooo fast! It was AWESOME!!!! The hounds never kicked up a fox to run but it was still a really nice day to be out. Everybody loved Shoo. We havent been able to ride since then. But the weekend is coming soon! Volleyball is going really well (we've won a few of our matches!), but its sooo time consuming and ive pulled lots of muscles and sprained things but you just gotta keep on goin. French is actually alot more fun then i thought it would be, and its fun to feel smart when you go up to someone and say a long sentence in french and they look at you like what!!?? hahaha But school is pretty boring as usual. well we hope evrything is okayy down in SA?? YOu are sooooo lucky that you get to go to ITaly!!!! Ive always wanted to go there!!! You'll have to put up pictures!!! We need to work on getting pictures up soon too. You wouldnt probably recognise the fillies, they are sooo big!!! Well i better get to work on my homework, all our love! Sorry it took us so long to get back to you guys! Love, caitlyn & Shoo

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09/10/2009 04:37.02 PM Report This Comment
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