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Mustang from Dallas, TX

Sparky

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I am from Dallas, TX and I've been a Club Horse member for 6 years, 6 months and 8 days

Nicknames: Sparky and sparks

Age: 14 years old

Gender: Gelding

Breed: Mustang

Height: about 15

Color: pinto black and white

Type of Riding: western

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My Horse's Favorite Treat: carrots

My Horse's Favorite Things To Do: play

Pet Peeves: being alone

My Horse's motto: If u can beat me at the cutest horsy of all ur crazy!
He thinks hes the best horse ever! its really funny

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Sparky was cute, tiny, and spirited. An orphan colt, he had been gathered in late December, and seemed to be thriving in spite of having no mother at an early age. He was listed as a September colt, although he was smaller than the October foals. He was the smallest one in the pen. My grandmother watched all the little horses running, imagining what it would be like to sit on top of them when they grew up. The little pinto colt looked like he'd be a smooth ride. (Besides, even though she knows that "a good horse is never a bad color" - in her heart of hearts she wanted a pinto!) Unfortunately, about that time a truckload of horses with Strangles arrived. This disease is common among horses kept in stressful conditions like feedlots, and wild horses who have lived in isolated areas lack immunity to domestic horse diseases, so as soon as they come into contact with domestics, they often get sick. Sparky, along with nearly 2000 other wild horses, was placed in quarantine. Whether or not he himself had the disease we don't know for sure, but it seems he probably did. Most of the young horses did get it, and Sparky had all the signs (swelling in the throat, bronchitis as a secondary infection) by the time I got him home finally. He could not come home until all the horses in his group tested negative for active infection - a process which took over 3 1/2 months. When she went back to visit on March 28, he looked much the worse for wear. No more spirited cantering about. Just a head down, slow amble. He was thin and his feet seemed tender. He seemed depressed and very slowed-down, although she also was pleased to note what an amiable social guy he was. He made the rounds of all the other horses in his pen, engaging each one in mutual grooming. She liked that. She also noted that he was the smallest and least dominant horse in the pen, which is probably why he had become so thin - he got to eat last, after everyone else had picked over the hay. He had some fungus patches, and was really kind of a mess.
The quarantine was lifted in mid-April, and on April 18, we met Lesley and her trailer at Palomino Valley, to bring Sparky home at last. Grandma was really pleased to see that Sparky looked a bit better then he had in March. He needs a good grooming, and worming as soon as he is tame enough. He's on the thin side, but perkier than in March. And he's growing for sure!
And now Sparky is huge! Grandma loves her big baby!
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10/29/2008 10:20.43 AM
Hi
He's a very pretty horse. I just love his markings and face. Left a vote for all your horses.

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06/25/2008 07:44.29 AM Report This Comment
Spongebob For ****HOTM In June PLZ VOTE****
Hi,I am trying to get my horse spongebob HOTM in june,he is a very loving 5 yrs old gelding,He is being trained as a western pleasure show horse.spongebob is the best horse ive ever known.i got him when he was 1 yrs old and i trained him and he has been through so much and has worked so hard for me and everyone whos ever ridden or taken care of him.I really think he deserves HOTM so PLZ vote for in for HOTM in june,i know it would me not only mean alot to me but to spongebob as well so plz vote for him:) Plz copy and paste this to everyone plz:)thanx. Left a vote for your GORGEOUS horse:)Love his color and markings!!!

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05/05/2008 11:20.16 AM Report This Comment
He is very cute!

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05/03/2008 07:34.29 PM Report This Comment
HOTD
Please vote for Tuff Stuff for Horse Of The Day! He has been a club horse member for 1 year and 22 days! I left a vote for you as well!
~Jess&Scooter

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04/28/2008 05:05.49 PM Report This Comment
COLA SAYS...
those pictures make you horse look like an all around trick horse!!!!!

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04/28/2008 05:56.26 AM Report This Comment
Hey
Yes, i have a labtopbut it dose not have the internet! And it sucks cause i acant get pics! heresa vote blog back !

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04/24/2008 05:43.49 AM Report This Comment
Sparky is soooo cute - love paints and the pics - left a vote

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04/21/2008 07:48.21 AM Report This Comment
Hey
I ride both!!! And no i am not at a bording school! BUT SEEING.. THAT at my school we can not get pictures.... i dont have any pictures!!! It sucks but i live with it!!! heres a vote blog bacck soon!

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04/21/2008 05:52.43 AM Report This Comment
Spany Says:
Heres a vote for Sparky!!!!!!

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04/20/2008 12:40.55 PM Report This Comment
VOTE FOR BAILY!!!
IM TRYING TO GET BAILY HOTD SO I WOULD APPRECIATE IT IF YOU COULD VOTE FOR HIM. AND IM TRYING TO GET TO 200 VOTES AND I LEFT YOU A VOTE. THANKS (im glad to hear he is better now)

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04/20/2008 08:54.08 AM Report This Comment
I went to an auction one day,and i was buying a yearling warmblood. So after the auction i went to the barn to pick him up,and i looked down at the back of the barn and saw this stall covered with blakents so you couldnt see inside. And i've always been the kind of girl who does what shes not supposed to or in other words i'm very curious. So i walked down to the back of the barn and lifted one of the blankets. A scarred and beaten face looked me straight in the eye for about a min. straight. His owner walked up behind me and he lunged for him. I offered the guy 30 dollars for him,and he ended up being my horse. But his neighbor said that he hobbled and beat him,and never fed him,so thank God i got him right!

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04/20/2008 05:43.09 AM Report This Comment
I have now voted for all your grandparents horses!

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04/19/2008 07:26.36 PM Report This Comment
awww hes so cute great story heres a vote please vote back

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04/19/2008 06:17.53 PM Report This Comment
Are you talking about the mini? if you are than it is Bluebell. and the paints name is Caravelle. your horse is beautiful!! blog back!

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04/19/2008 05:55.35 PM Report This Comment

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04/19/2008 04:05.34 PM Report This Comment
welcome
hi he is sooooooooooooooooooo cute here is a vote come visit coach he look just like him

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04/19/2008 03:19.51 PM Report This Comment
Hi!
He's very pretty! Here's a vote!

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04/19/2008 02:58.13 PM Report This Comment
hes very pretty! Im glad that he's ok! good luck with him, i voted.

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04/19/2008 02:32.29 PM Report This Comment
Ho there Sparky is a very handsome boy. Heres your first vote.

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04/19/2008 01:25.53 PM Report This Comment
Please vote for my grandparents horses!

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04/19/2008 01:16.23 PM Report This Comment
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