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Missouri Fox Trotter from Schriever, LA

♥Dixie ♥

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Active within 1732 Days

I am from Schriever, LA and I've been a Club Horse member for 6 years, 7 months and 10 days

Nicknames: Dixie Belle, Dix, Girly, Pretty Girl, When taking about her, I call her My Filly or My Lil' Filly

Age: 7 years old

Gender: Mare

Breed: Missouri Fox Trotter

Height: She is not quite 14hh, maybe 13.3hh.

Color: Dark bay, almost chocolate brown coat.

Type of Riding: Well, right now, mostly training, and sometimes trails if they are available.

My Horse's Achievements: I have been riding Dixie for a few months now. She is doing great!! I am very pleased with how she has progressed.

My Horse's Favorite Treat: Clover

My Horse's Favorite Things To Do: Eat!! She would eat all day if I let her, as with almost every other horse on earth.

Pet Peeves: uh...I really haven't noticed anything that she truly hates.

My Horse's motto: And God took a handful of southerly wind, blew His breath over it, and created the Horse.

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How We Met

Dixie entered my life on June 18 of 2007...
My parents had bought me an old broodmare just a year before, whom I named Sugar. (I would find out later how unsuitable that name was for her.) We hadn't the slightest idea what breed she was, but we bred her to a friends Missouri Fox Trotter stud a month after bringing her home. We found out months later that she had indeed concieved. On a Sunday, my mom and I stopped by the barn (I boarded her at my friends house where she kept her own two horses, Shiloh and Little Mama) just to check on Sugar. I knew she could foal anytime so I was keeping an eye on her for any signs that would tell me that birth was near.
When Mom and I went in to check on her, I saw that she had been dripping milk from her udder. Since I had been doing a lot if research on this kinda thing, I knew she would probably foal that night. We made arangments for me to spend the night at Marli's house watch her.
Marli and I went down to check on Sugar at about 10 p.m. There weren't any major changes that concerned us so we walked back to the house. We went down again at 1 a.m., and to determine if she had foaled we kept our distanced and observed.
I was immediatly drawn to Sugar's shadow on the barn wall from the nearby streetlight. Something didn't match up. Marli and I moved closer, and as we walked Sugar moved revealing the tiniest, cutest little foal I've ever seen.
Now, up to this point, I had been hoping for a fiery little colt, but when I saw Dixie, the first thing that came to mind was 'It's a girl, I know it's a girl'. We went into the pasture to get a better look and found that she was indeed a filly, and also that Sugar didn't want anybody near her baby.
Marli and I spent the remainder of the night in the barn to monitor Dixie's progress. We watched her jump and play around, express interest in approaching us, But Sugar never allowed her to.
The next morning she was quite the normal, healthy, and very inquisitive filly.
Dixie and I have been together since that amazing night and hopefully we will never have to part.
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Hey to all the CSR members! I am SOO sorry I have not kept up with the postings and the questions for discussion that I used to send out. But im sending out a invitation to Join the new CSR page that we set up on Face Book. We will be updating and checking that page more frequently so if you are able become a member/fan on fb and stay in touch! Thanks so much! ♥

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09/03/2009 05:42.07 PM Report This Comment
Western Please most likely. Her brother excels in it also :-) Thanks for congratulating Roxy, here's a vote for you!

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03/18/2009 07:17.48 PM Report This Comment
Hi Dixie is a very cute little girl. I bet you can't wait until she is old enough to be ridden. Heres a vote.

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03/18/2009 04:33.25 PM Report This Comment
Hey!! How are you??? Just wanted to stop by and leave a vote for you!!! Come visit Rowdy soon!! Hes trying to reach 1000 votes by the end of this month and hes about 200 away so, ya, i need you help!!! hope u have a wonderful day!!! :D

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03/18/2009 04:21.37 PM Report This Comment
very pretty horse!! was a cuite foal!! i remember how small mindfreak was when he was little!! gotta love them when they are small cause they grow up to fast... please vote for my horses!

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03/16/2009 08:42.23 PM Report This Comment
hey how ya doin!! lol you probably think i flew off the plantet!! lol i almost did! lol JK :) i just found about 2 minutes to jup on the computer, and i thought id say hi!! hope alls well with you and Dix! hows your training comming along??? left a vote!!!

Come visit me, ♥ Sapphire ♥, All The Pretty Horses & † He Died for you † ~CSR~.

02/18/2009 04:03.34 PM Report This Comment
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01/26/2009 02:43.04 PM
she passed away on 10/13/08. we had the tractor parked at the botton of the hill, and it was slick, && she run into the tractor. its been there for over a year though!

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01/22/2009 09:30.03 AM Report This Comment
SOOOOO SORRY!
ey Dix!!!!!!!!!!!! im like so totally sorry i havent been able to write you!!!!!!!!!!! forgiven???????????????????? i have been EXTREEMLY busy and i only have a moment to drop a little note! how is it down in Louisiana???? i heard its gotten down to the teens down there??? at least where my pastor is from! lol is it cold where you are??? lol its really cold up here in NE!!! it hasent even gotten above negative yet today!!! its still like -2. earlier it was -13 lol COS hows Dixie!!!!!!!??????????!?!?!?? growing im sure???? have you been doing more Clinton Anderson stuff??? i havent been able to work with Sapphire since the first of the year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YEIKS!!!!!!!!! thats TERRIBLE isnt it??? see on the 1st Sapphire slipped on ice and REALLY screwed up her back leg. so she has been confined to stall rest and her small pen. she was getting a whole lot better but tuesday when i took her out for a tiny walk SHE SLIPPED ON THE ICE AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!! UGH UGH!!!! so she started limping again!!! but shes getting better. i really need to do some lunging for respect and all that. because she has gotten kinda snotty over her "break" lol update me on how yall are doin!!!! and your dog!!! heres a vote!!!

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01/15/2009 12:59.44 PM Report This Comment
You're lucky to have a baby, I wish I did. Hopefully next spring I'll buy a yearling. :)

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01/08/2009 12:32.20 PM Report This Comment
please help!
My baby Bella has passed away. We need some votes! It was always her dream was always to be HORSE OF THE MONTH! So please consider voting for my baby Bella!

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01/06/2009 09:03.30 AM Report This Comment
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12/05/2008 06:00.00 PM
Marlis friend!!
Thank you for making me feel so welcome!! Marli told me alot about you. I hope I can get to know you better!!!
I am so happy I can talk with people who know horses the way I do!! I don't have a horse yet, but I an not going to stop learning.

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12/01/2008 06:31.44 AM Report This Comment
heya!
YEAH Sapphire has gotten that way also!!!!!! i couldnt believe it! i was like so mad at her. i just went out in the pasture to play w/ her and she was running around and shes throwin her head and kickin her heels and rinning up just a LITTLE to close for me. it was like SOOOO naughty. so i ran and grabed my halter and worked with her. and she decided real quick that i was still the boss. but i was just like WHY?? and ya knwo Sapphrie also does that when shes eating. she i guess kinda gets definsive! its like WHOA girl! its just me. but Sapphire HATES it when anyone is around her when shes eating. so iv been working with that. ugh. but ya know if ya never had any problems what would be the point? kinda like your always gonna have problems with kids lol COS!!!!!!! Zeke is SOOOOO cute! how old is he again??? he looks pretty big! and you said he was a puppy right?? cute!!! man iv got a BUNCH of new pictures that i need to put up of Sapphire! well im very sorry. i have VERY VERY limited computer time. but tell me how Dixie is doing know! hopefully shes not being sassy anymore! ♥voted♥

Come visit me, ♥ Sapphire ♥, All The Pretty Horses & † He Died for you † ~CSR~.

11/13/2008 03:37.17 PM Report This Comment
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11/13/2008 12:00.00 AM
my goodness megan is saphire the only one who blogs u?lol. so i didn't catch u online tonight but i talked 2 sarah. well since it's 1:20 in the morning my mom just said i have 2 go 2 sleep good night!

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10/31/2008 11:18.14 PM Report This Comment
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10/29/2008 10:20.43 AM
sweet!!!
wow! i just got on google and looked up your dog!!!! they sound soooo cool!!! and cute! you GOTTA put a pict of little zeke at the bottome of dixie pg!!!! i wanna see him!!!! lol well i guess iv never put a pict of Dixie at the bottom of Sapphries pg have i??? shame!!! i guess i need to!!! (dixie my puppy remember? lol) Sapphire been having fun! today we were getting ready for freezing rain and snow, so my whole family was out side, picking up things, mowing the yard, finishing picking and then cleaning up our garden. all that good stuff. and Sapphrie was just galloping around her pasture! it is SOOOO awesom to watch her gallop aroudn! she keeps her head high in the air, and she can really build up speed! its so funny! then about every 5 seconds while shes galloping she will either jump imagionary high objects, or all the sudden start buckin and hopping into the air!! its soo funny!!! lol well i couldnt remember if Dixies b-day was in june or july. and it depends. in some areas (like anything to do with horses) i can have a GREAT memory. but pretty much in all other areas, my memory is pretty bad. its failing.:( infact. its been failng ever since i can remember??!!! lol lol lol it REALLY soudns like you are doing AWESOME with Dixie!! Sapphires got some problems, so i gonna kinda go back and start at the beginning and just really get things down for good. cauz lately when im lunging Sapphire and whne i ask her to do a roll back and change direnction. well Sapphire doesnt just do a nice roll back and change. she throughs a little fit over it. shell rear up, or jump into the air while doing it. and then even just when lunging, she throws her head, kinda (to me) in an attitude of defiance. such as to say. "im obeying you. but im gonna have a little attitude about it" so im really NOT please with it. and id like to correct it before it gets any further. i just REALLY want to go back to another Clinton anderson clinic!!! i have learned SOOOOO much from them!!!! and i want to keep learning MORE!!!! COS judging from your picts at the bottom Dixie is really growing! you know what you should start doing? if you have any. but have Dixie start carring 50lb bags of feed! i had Sapphire carry the chicken feed, and the goat feed and it was REALLY good for her!! carring the weight! although you might want to have a sibbling stand and hold onto the bag, cauz they are easy to slip off! lol well i have to go. i still have to catch upa bit on school :( lol voted!!!

Come visit me, ♥ Sapphire ♥, All The Pretty Horses & † He Died for you † ~CSR~.

10/21/2008 01:29.46 PM Report This Comment
soo so so so so SORRY =(( ♥
i am SOOOOOOOOOOO sorry i havent been able to blog you!!! PLEASE FORGIVE ME??? ♥ ♥ ♥ i have been WAY WAY busy, with school and everything ya know. Chemistry takes up a LOT of time. so does debate, apologetics, and math. thats all were doing right now for school, and i cant even keep up???? weve also been making salsa, doing apples, and a bunch of other stuff. AND im sick, =( COS WOW sounds like Dixie REALLY is doing GREAT!!!!!!!!!! im so excited for you!!!!!!!!!!!!! lets see she will be 2 in June or July?? and its the 18th right? thats what i seem to recal!!! lol WOW shes really getting big!!! have you slipped onto her back at all?? lol im sure you anxious for that! lol YEIKS! is Dixie pregnant? she surly cant be going into heat yet is she??? i didnt think horses started going into heat untill they were 3-4????? lol thats cute about Dix and your goat! Sapphire likes our goats to! lol she lets the babies climb al over her, (if shes in a good mood) lol sometimes she gets kinda irritated when they wont leave her alone. and sometimes she will start chasing the goats which is a BAD thing! lol yeah Sapphire has been doing well! iv recently found out that she is a one gal horse. lol she will bend over backwards for me. walk trot canter, spin, whoa, anything. but if anybody else gets on her to ride, (if im not leading Sapphire) she wont do ANYTHING. lol youll be doing all you can do to get her to walk! funny isnt it?? iv been working at getting her to respond to slight cues, and so far she is doing REALLY good. i also set a goal to teach Sapphire that when i wiggle my finger in front of her face she will back up, she were working on that! or heres something exciting! Sapphire is really good at flexing her neck, and she is to the point where, when i take my fingers and put them by her nose, and then pull my hand towards her withers, (like i have the leadrope and am having her flex) she will fle! i dont even have to have a lead rope on her or anything! she is such a sweety! iv also been working with Sapphire on yeilding her hindquarters from the saddle. she is REALLY good at doing it on the ground, but when im in the saddle, and i pull her head around and ask her to yeild her hindquarters she will pull her head strait again, be sturbren about it. i dono why? so thats probably the biggest thing were working with lol. well give me more updates on Dixie!!! heres a vote ♥ ♥ ♥

Come visit me, ♥ Sapphire ♥, All The Pretty Horses & † He Died for you † ~CSR~.

10/11/2008 02:06.35 PM Report This Comment
**Attention Members**
i am SOOOOO sorry i have not put out a new question. i have been buried in school, and have been sick. so i am sorry to everyone. (please forgive me) and besides that. i havent been able to think what the next question should be! so this is what we will do this time. instead of having a questions or a quiz. how bout we all share our testimonies! how god saved us, how God is working in our life, what God has revaled to you in your walk with Christ! lets just give Christ glory here! so just title your blog m testomony or something! and PLEASE read everyone elses! once again. im sorry for not being able to get on and send out a question.

Come visit me, &dagger Chosen Spiritual Riders &dagger~CSR~, Roxy & Easy Jet.

10/11/2008 01:29.11 PM Report This Comment
hey~hey~hey!!!!~
Hey thats ok! I understand about being totally super busy! I SURE hope yall are able to go back home soon! So where are yall staying? I havent REALLY kept up with the hurricane, but a family from LA was just up her and the hurricane Gustav had also (or was) going right over their house also! Pretty scary, I think hurricane are probably worse than tornados, but I dont know, tornado's are REALLY scary, we had about 5 of them this spring, the sky geets green/black, and usually its REALLY super windy, then right before the tornado hits everything is DEAD still, thankfully the tornado that got the closets missed our house by 5 miles, still a little to close lol. COS man im sooo tired! We just got back from class. Everyday we do classes with the familys, (Debate, apologetics, and chemistry) I REALLY dont like chemistry, at least yet. I dont get all the math stuff and converting!!! :(( it gives me a headace, lol anyway tell me how everything is going and when you get back~and im sorry this isnt very long! Lol oh but 1 more thing!!! I got sapphire a saddle!!! its really cool!!!! its a ropin saddle!!! I really like it!!!!

Come visit me, ♥ Sapphire ♥, All The Pretty Horses & † He Died for you † ~CSR~.

09/23/2008 04:32.57 PM Report This Comment
Hey!
Thanks so much 4 visiting Taylor! well, I do have some updated pics of her, but my computer is being really weird right now...like it won't upload photos!! >=( but I'll make sure 2 let u know when I have some!! O and by the way, Dixie is soooooooo adorable!!! Here's a vote!

Come visit me, ♥ *~*Pixie*~* ♥, ♥ My Aunt & Uncle's Horses! ♥, [♥] Dandy [♥], ♥ Taylor<3 ♥, ♥ .:.Hammer.:. ♥ & ♥ *Blossom* ♥.

09/09/2008 11:09.29 AM Report This Comment
Bible Quiz
this time we are having a quiz instead of the regular question. cant wait to hear yalls answers!!! heres goes! #1=Besides Jesus who is your favorite Bible character? -- #2=What are your favorite attributes (character quality's) of God -- #3=What version of the Bible do you use? -- #4=what book of the bible are you reading in? -- #5=have you ever read through the entire Bible? -- #6=what is your favorite Bible verses. (or one of them lol, and write the whole verse out for use) -- #7=What is something God has convicted you about recently? -- #8=When was the last time you told someone about Jesus? -- #9=if you could live the life of a person in the Bible. who would it be? -- #10=there are 3 types of people in the book of Proverbs. 1. the Simple (knowing little to nothing about God. 2. the Foolish=knowing about the Lord, but not taking to heart the messages of our God or throwing it away. 3 the wise. giving ear to the word of God, gaining knowledge, wisdom, & understanding. which person or mix of persons do you consider yourself to be????? -------- thats all! :)

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08/26/2008 07:44.18 PM Report This Comment
Wow! Dixie is SO pretty! Thanks for visiting Butter's! Sorry it's taken me so dang long to reply to your comment, my letter below explains why (I'm moving to Houston). The braid I did on Butterscotch is called a diamond braid- I'll try to explain it though it's a tab bit confusing! Step 1: divide mane into one inch sections with rubber bands, make sure they line up evenly (really each row you do) or it won't look good. Step 2: split each section in half and attach it to it's neighboring section with a rubber band, and it starts to form rows of diamonds! If that's too confusing, just go on google and look up diamond braids for horses! Well, I guess I'll ttyl! Here's a vote for Dixie! (PS: if you want to make ♥ 's, you have to add a ; (semicolon) to the end of &hearts or it won't work!) ^< ♥ >^ Hey everyone! Yes, I sure have written a lot of letters lately! The reason I haven't been on very often is because I have been driving back and forth from Lindale to Houston (a 4 hour drive) every week or so to be with my mom and step-dad. As it turns out, I've decided to move there so I can be with my mom. School starts there next week, and I don't even have my classes yet (!!!!), so I'm trying to get moved, get that taken care of, and trying to get Ms. Butter's there (and we don't have internet YET at the apartment, so that's why I haven't been on, but we will in October when we get the townhome). I found a really good place to board her, spectacular people and for only $175 a month! I'm so excited about that, it's a blessing. However, it looks like I won't be able to get her there until September-October, (and even then I'll have to pay the first couple months by myself), because we're short on money and our townhouse isn't move-in ready until October! Ahh! Dreamer, sadly, is probably going back to Wisconsin because she's gotten so bad we can hardly even halter her! Anyways... I'm sorry to talk so long, I just wanted to let everyone know that because we don't have internet until October I will not be on as often as I normally am. I'm not mad at anyone, I promise, and I'm glad y'all are all so sweet to me and supportive! The true blessing is that I will have Butterscotch with me no matter where I go, and I'm so glad! Thanks everyone for reading this and understanding! Sincerely, Butters and Dreamer. ^< ♥ >^

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08/21/2008 08:48.27 PM Report This Comment
Hello!!!
hey i havent heard from you?? busy?? iv been REALLY busy!!! lol but hey! i put a Video of Sapphire on youtube! you gotta check it out!! its titled "Sapphire my gal" its really cute!! heres a vote! hope to hear from you!!!

Come visit me, ♥ Sapphire ♥, All The Pretty Horses & † He Died for you † ~CSR~.

08/19/2008 06:31.09 AM Report This Comment
Training 1
Hello!!! WOW sounds like you are doing GREAT with Dixie!!!!! Im sure its good to be able to have her at your house so you can work with her more!!! Good for you. And I bet Dixie likes it to!! She gets to see you more!!! Yeah iv had some of the same experiences!!! Sapphire has done the same biting thing that Dixie did!! Especially to the people that are flat out scared of horses. usually the people that I know are scared of horses. I wont even take them into her pen. Id just rather not have that problem. And besides. I want to give them a good impression of horses! COS ok do you really want to know my thoughts on your waving the branch game? I mean really it sounds good. And its ALWAYS good to de-sensitize you horse to EVERYTHING you can think of. But heres what I just thought. Ok you DON’T want your horse to be scared of big weird sounding. Bushy branches right??? Well you said the when Dixie ran away (calmly) you would stop and praise her. Well I think when she runs away (even calmly) your teaching her to run away from her fears. Cauz when she ran away you stopped right? So that’s what the horse is gonna think. When you do something like that, when the horse runs away you stop. So I think what would be better. (please don’t take this wrong, not that I know ANY more and ANYTHING, but just a little bit from past experiences with other horses. So don’t take this wrong at all please) but do like what Clinton Anderson did with the bull whip and the handy stick. Start a little farther away and just wave the branch, don’t start froshisly just kinda shake it. If Dixie starts to move away keep shaking it. Then when Dixie will stop and stand there quietly while you shake the branch THEN stop and praise her TONS. I don’t know if Clinton Anderson said this at the clinic you went to, but he said “when you are willing to bet a million dollars that Dixie wont move then you can stop. Either your betting your last million Dollars, or keep waving whatever you’ve got until Dixie stands still for around 10 seconds. (WITHOUT moving) or until she shows signs of relaxing. (cocking, the back feet, a deep breath/sigh, lowering her head, closing her eyes. Those are all signs of relaxing. And do the same thing waving the handy stick. or whacking the ground with the handy stick, do it until she stops. Then maybe get a little

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08/15/2008 03:24.12 PM Report This Comment
training 2
closer or stay the same distance and get a little louder. So when Dixie Stands still and the noise or whatever stops, she learns the when she doesn’t run away but stands still it stops! So I hope that might help some. Lol sounds like Dixie’s pretty good at the wiggle-wave-whack thing! Sapphires not. Lol I guess I should work on it! Ok now in answer to your question. Does Sapphire keep her respectful distance when working with her. Or does she stay close to me. (that’s about right aint it??) ok well it depends. Like if I just got down working with Sapphire (lunging for respect, keeping 2 eyes, yielding the hindquarters) she
will kinda walk at a respectful distance. Not like really far away. I mean pretty close to me yet. But she stays respectful, and doesn’t try to push me around. But if I havent worked with her. Sometimes she does walk a little to close, a couple times she has got shovey and iv had to remind her with the handy stick and a quick yield the hind quarters so that she will stay respectful. The biggest thing that I work on with sapphire. Is keeping he 2 eyes. I was working with Sapphire before the show, and my mom was like what in the world are you doing?? See I will take my handy stick, put quite a bit of slack in the rope, put on an aggressive body language, then I will go towards her back end (kinda like im gonna bit her NOL) then I will give her a warning with the handy stick and if she doesn’t yeild her hind quarters within the second she gets a “little reminder” to speed up lol (yes a whack) and after I do that about 2ce on each side then I can just walk around her and she will always face me! Its actually REALLY fun! Cauz I will keep switching directions to see if Sapphire is still paying attention! You should try that with Dixie! Well keep up the good work!!. So when did you actually start working with Dixie with the Clinton Anderson methods??? Well got to run! You know what! When you start ridding Dixie that’s when all this ground work REALLY pays off. SERIOUSLY. Lol everyone is just shoked that Sapphire has never tried to buck.! Im sure it will be the same way with you!! NOL I guess when people think of breaking or even training horses to ride! Theres ALWAYS gonna be bucking! Lol not so with us hu??? And your even sitting on dix already! Im sure your proud!! ♥ ♥ &hearts ♥ ♥ voted

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08/15/2008 03:23.16 PM Report This Comment
♥ ♥ Kiss me ♥ ♥
This is the trick you should teach Dixie. Especially since she is at your house know!! Every morning and night when I go to feed Sapphire she gives me a kiss before she gets her feed! this is how I taught Sapphire. I always feed her in a feed bunk that’s right beside the gate/fence. (so usually I just dump the feed over the fence into the feed bunk) so when I started teaching her that she had to kiss me before she got her feed. I would just stand beside the fence and wait for sapphire to come up to me, (sapphire is on the other side of the fence) after she would investigate the feed bunk and find no feed she would come up to me to find it. And she would stick her head over the fence to see if I had the feed. So when she stuck her head over I would tap my lips, make a kissing sound, and then (me) give her a kiss. Then immediately dump the feed. So after about 2-3 days of doing that consistently (in the same spot and everything) she would actually just stand and wait in that spot untill I would kiss her and then dump the feed. But don’t EVER give her a treat when she kisses you, after she kisses you getting her feed is the reward. I think if you would give her a treat (from your hands) when she kissed you, would make the horse to start bitting when they come up to kiss you (cauz there expecting the treat!!) Get it?? Unless you put the treat in the feed bunk. !! Its actually really easy!! I couldn’t believe how quickly Sapphire learned!!! It was soo exciting!!! Thad be so cool if you taught Dixie to kiss you! Its so fun!! And Sapphire knows that she has to kiss me before she gets her feed! So she just waits for me!! Lol its REALLY fun!!

Come visit me, ♥ Sapphire ♥, All The Pretty Horses & † He Died for you † ~CSR~.

08/14/2008 07:42.05 AM Report This Comment
part 1
UGH your blog cut off again!!! i hate it when it does that!!! would you mind telling me the rest that you had to say?? (if you remember!) usually when i think my blog might be to long i will just copy it to make sure i dont lose it. then if it does cut me off. i have it copied. and where it cut me off. i can just past it. and pick up from there!! mabybe try that the next time. lol!!! :)) oh i know the SAME feeling!!!!!!!!!!!! Saturday i had a horse show. and i was gonna enter Sapphire in a walk trot class. so we get to the show. and i put the bridle on Sapphire and just go warm her up bareback. then we showed Sapphire in Showmanship. and she did the best she's ever done. then i went and saddled her up and went to the arena. i thought this class would be great for Sapphire. we wouldnt have to canter! and Sapphire had deffanitly mastered the walk/trot! so we go into the arena and Sapphire did HORRIBLE!!!!! she had to stop and look at EVERYTHING. then about half way through she just decided to play stubborn. she would NOT trot. and i was doing all i could do to even keep her walking. a few times she would stop. and it would take a while to get her going again. then at the end when the judge told us to line up facing the grand stand i was going to line up and Sapphire decided to STOP. she would NOT move, i tried to turn her both ways several times and all she would do was flex her neck. (which she is very good at) and i tried and tried to get her to go foward. finally when everybody started to leave i got her backed up and then she would out like she was a PERFECT ANGEL!!!! :(( :(( :(( :(( i was SOOOO frustrated, and i felt like a TOTALY failuar. i held off crying untill i got back to the trailer. then i just stared bawling. :(( id like to be a horse trainer, and in the ring how good of a horse trainer did Sapphire show me to be???? deffanitly a BAD one. :(( i was even mad at her. she has NEVER EVER done anything like that before!!! why would she chose to do it then???? and besides. Sapphire has been ridden in an arena 2ce before!!! i just didnt know why???? i felt like i could cry all day. but i had to dry it up because i was already late for my next class with Fooler. so later that night i was talking to my mom and this is what she said. iv been training Sapphire a lot just bareback. (iv only ridden her in the saddle 5-7 times. and i had warmed her up bareback. and my mom said i cant just expect Sapphire to make that change from bareback then going strait into the arena under saddle. and of course Sapphire wants to investage everything. shes only 2. and then when i started getting frustrated Sapphire didnt know why. so thats what she did. oh well. i still LOVE her! she will always be my baby. and i gonna try to ride her a little bit every night under saddle. even though i hate wasting my precious ridding time to put the saddle on. she needs to get used to it. and im deffanitly gonna be doing more ground work.

Come visit me, ♥ Sapphire ♥, All The Pretty Horses & † He Died for you † ~CSR~.

08/12/2008 02:01.06 PM Report This Comment
part 2
i havent been ridding Sapphire as much as i should. iv been SOOOO busy!!! im sure you have also!!! COS iv only gotten Sapphire to load by herself once. i guess i should work on that!! did you try what Clinton Anderson does for loading?? have you seen??? like when a horse refuses to go into the trailer, make them move their feet FAST just start lunging them, get their feet moving. then let her stop beside the trailer, and just keep doing that, so then you horse knows that the trailer is a place of rest. then if your horse puts one foot in let her REST!! you want you horse to see that the trailer is where she gets to rest. when she doesnt go into the trailer she has to work!! iv had to do that a couple times with Sapphire. and i also did that when i was trying to get Sapphire into a ditch full of water. when she wouldnt go into the ditch. i really made her move her feet. then when she went by the water she got to rest. pretty soon she would stick her front feet in and i would let her rest, after about 20 minutes sapphire was actually jumping into the water so she could rest!! lol i was SOOOOO happy that it worked!! yeah just keep loading Dixie! and make it a good expierance for her!! make her WANT to be in the trailer!!! but it does sound like your doing great with dixie! getting on her! and she will just stand there! thats awesome!! do you always use your Clinton Anderson halter or not? i always do. just so that Sapphire always knows i mean business, and if Sapphire did something wrong, id have it on to correct her! COS lol know whenever i type, say or hear the name Dixie! i think of your horse and my puppy!! lol kinda funny! tell your dixie that she has a puppy named after her!! lol lol well i hope Dixie settles in!! sounds like you have a GREAT bond with her!! thats sooo cute that she follows you all around!!! isnt it just TOTALLY AWESOME to be in love with a horse and they are toatlly in love with you!!!! great isnt it!!! oh iv got a trick that you should teach her!! i'll write it out for ya!! right know iv got to go! voted!!

Come visit me, ♥ Sapphire ♥, All The Pretty Horses & † He Died for you † ~CSR~.

08/12/2008 02:00.37 PM Report This Comment
100th voter!!!!!!!!!!! YEHAW!!!!!!!!!
YAY!! I AM YOUR 100th VOTER!!!!!!!!!! YEPPIE!!!! iv been waiting for this!!! lol lol. so how are you?? busy??? im sure!! lol iv been VERY busy!! w just jot done with fair!! and so know we are catching up on house work!! (cleaning, laundery, ect ect. :(( but what has to be done. has to be done! (i guess) lol. so im guessing Dixie is at your house?????? hows she settling in??? does she miss shilo?? i bet she does!! lol. im sure your having LOTS of fun with her!! iv got some great news!! i get to get my learners permit!!! my mom found out that i CAN remew it!! so im gonna study! then i can get it!!! im SOOOO excited!!!!! i cant wait!! lol this Saturday i took the horses to a fun show and i rode Sapphire in it. um she didnt do the best. i got her out and warmed her up. she did GREAT!!! i was sure she would do good. (and besides i just intered her in a walk-trot class so we wouldnt have to canter! no problems right?) well she decided to do something else. Sapphire had to stop and look at EVERYBOD, EVERY SIGN, she had to stop and smell the garbeg can, ugh!! it was frustrating. she decided not to trot, and when we were supposed to line up facing the grandstand she decided she didnt want to move PEIROD!!! no matter WHAT i did. Sapphire did NOT want to move.i tried to turn her both ways, i tried and tried to get her to go foward, finally i just backed her up into line. it was frustrating. but hey, i just need to keep working with her, and keep getting her into an arena. oh well! it was still fun!! so what else has been going on with you?? let me know!!

Come visit me, ♥ Sapphire ♥, All The Pretty Horses & † He Died for you † ~CSR~.

08/11/2008 09:19.52 AM Report This Comment
Oh thanks very much!!!! :D Koda requested I draw Sapphire for her actually! I TOTALLY know what you mean. I have that problem too! I see it but it never really comes out the same...LOL! Yes mustangs are amazing! They are very versatile and have wonderful endurance and speed but at the same time they are some of the most loyal horses I have ever met! They can also look after themselves better than domestic horses; and each is different, what you see in one mustang you can't expect in another, unlike horses that are bred to be that way. I don't own Casper, my riding organization does. Have you heard of the Westernaires? Anyway they have over 100 rental horses (plus 30 ponies and several draft and cart horses) and Casper and Chance are part of the string. They live at the fairgrounds where we practice. When I moved up drill teams, I was actually assigned to Casper last year, and Chance this year. They are amazing but I love ALL the string horses! Most of them are mustangs! Left a vote & God bless!!!

Come visit me, Casper & Shorty.

08/09/2008 12:40.44 PM Report This Comment
hey hey hey!!!!!
thats ok!! i always forget to write stuff in my blogs to!! lol but then i just go and edit it in!! (usually) hey i told you about my puppy didnt I????? well guess what i named her!!!!!!!!??????????!!!!!!!!! DIXIE!!!!!!!!!!!! lol i couldnt think of ANY other name that would fit! the name Dixie just kept popping into my head!!! lol i will post some picts of her at the bottom of Freckles pg/ (Sapphires pg doesnt have enough room lol) so go check them out!!! well thats all i can write for know! but i will try to write a long blog soon!! lol iv been REALLY super busy!! voted! hope dixie is doing well! im sure your SOOOOOOOOOOOOO excited to have her at your house!!!!!! that will be GREAT!!!!

Come visit me, ♥ Sapphire ♥, All The Pretty Horses & † He Died for you † ~CSR~.

08/07/2008 02:08.28 PM Report This Comment
Yeah thanks for posting a blog on Daisy's profile. I actually don't own Daisy, and that isn't her real name, but my Riding Instructor does. he owns her dam, but not her sire. I don't know what he has planned for her, but I will probably be posting more pictures of her soon, my camera takes really big pictures, so I have to resize them before they can be put on the computer. (Digital)

Come visit me, Faster than a Speeding Bullet, Daisy Maes Dream, The Breed of Clydesdale, Angel R.I.P. She will be missed! :(, Dream on Nita, Sonita San Fairfax & Dreams of the Future.

08/06/2008 07:24.39 PM Report This Comment
Hi ♥
Just stopping in to say Hello! to one of the fellow CSR members and HC Christians! Hope your day is going well! P.S. Sugar looks a LOT like Cas! ♥

Come visit me, Casper & Shorty.

08/04/2008 12:45.40 PM Report This Comment
~CSR~
hey heres you invation!! get on and check it out!!!

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07/30/2008 07:36.23 AM Report This Comment
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hey you didnt finish you blog!!!???? well im sure YOU finished it. but HC cut you off. (you can only write so much) dumb aint it?? well if you can finish it or not! i would love to read the rest! COOL!! i LOVE home churches!!! we used to go to one! it is sooo nice! we always had lunch afterwards! and it switched between the peoples houses. but that was an hour away from our house 1 way. and my dada felt like God was calling us to be more apart in our community! so we go to a church about 15 miles away. we meet in a store front. and we have 4 families and a couple individuals that come regularly. then of course we all go out door knockin, and things like that! i LOVE small churches. i would NEVER want to go to a big mega church! and besides, those really big chuches. well i think they get messed up on the Bible doctrine. its weird. i dont see why people dont just preach Gods word STRAIT. hey i have a CSR pg. (Chosen Spiritual Riders) and its all centered around God. every week or so i post questions. i'll blog you from that account so you can check it out. an di just sent out a new question. so i'll send it to you also!! its a lot of fun! have you checked out my "he died for you" pg?? dont you just LOVE God!!!??? i do!!! and YES i just LOVE to watch horses and it is SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO cool to think that GOD made them!! there is NOOOOOOOOOOOOO POSSIBLE WAY the horses, people or ANY creature could develop by "RANDOM CHANCE" ugh ugh ugh i HATE that!!! GOD made them and us! why dont people just REALIZE that and give God the glory!!!?? NOL NOL well anyway. COS GUESS WHAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I GOT A PUPPY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! she is SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO cute!!! i will post pictures!!! right know her name is Lakota (which is my name) so thats not working out to good. :(( my pastors family was at my horse show yesterday. (thats where i got my puppy a family that goes to our church was selling them at the fair and they Gave her to me) but anyway my brother went up to pastor and said James (13) grabed Lakota and just started kissing her. (YUCK YUCK YUCK I WOULD NEVER KISS ANYONE before i got married and im sure neither would james) but anyway of course they were talking about the dog. but pastor was freakin out he thought it was me. nol and my mom said to my brothers look after Lakota. and i was like they dont need to look after me. and she ment the dog! nol nol. its kinda funny. but i need to change her name. COS the horse show went GREAT! i got 3rd place in reining!!!!! (with Fooler) it was SOOOOOOO cool!!! and i didnt even think Fooler did his best!!!

Come visit me, ♥ Sapphire ♥, All The Pretty Horses & † He Died for you † ~CSR~.

07/30/2008 07:02.29 AM Report This Comment
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ohhh i LOVE reining!!!! yeah isnt S.W (stacy westfall) SOOOOOOOOOO cool!!!! oh and i got first in the halter class with Sapphire!! but i was the only one in the class :(( :(( :(( but the judge said she thought Sapphire was a REALLY nice 2 yr old!!! then i got something like 8th place in poles. i dono my barrel time was 24 (the average was about 20 and my pole time was 33. which i am VERY happy with!!! COS WOW sounds like Dixie and Shilo have a TON of fun together!!!! NOL yeiks i would freak out if a stallion tried to mount Sapphire!!! lol nol but thats cool that they play together!! so when do you have to bring Dixie home??? COS that sounds like a GREAT book! iv actually heard of it!! tell me how it is!!! yes iv seen you pict with Clinton Anderson! i got one of those also! did he sign you book?? he signed mine. yo dont look nervous!! i was kinda nervous! but mostly excited!! well i got to go! tata heres a vote!!!

Come visit me, ♥ Sapphire ♥, All The Pretty Horses & † He Died for you † ~CSR~.

07/30/2008 07:01.41 AM Report This Comment
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