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Arabian from Des Moines, IA


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I am from Des Moines, IA and I've been a Club Horse member for 9 years, 11 months and 3 days

Nicknames: DR Calypso Sheikh

Age: 18 years old

Gender: Gelding

Breed: Arabian

Height: 15.3

Color: Chestnut
Blaze, snip, star, snip, front left sock, hind socks

Type of Riding: Huntseat

My Horse's Achievements: Several first places in games, and he loves to try new things!

My Horse's Favorite Treat: apples and carrots

My Horse's Favorite Things To Do: Go on trail rides, and show off

Pet Peeves: Redundancy

My Horse's motto: "Dance like everybody's watching and you have no stage fright... (even if you do- pretend)"

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How We Met

When I was about 10, my mom had already bought me my first horse, and she wanted one too. We then went to the person who sold great Arabians, bred on her own property, and was a very trustworthy person. Her name was Ruth- her and her husband Dale had been breeding Arabians for over 20 years. Ruth had recently been diagnosed with Cancer, and it was developing quite quickly. She made the tough decision to downsize drastically on her herd. My mom and I went out to Ruth's property too look at all of the horses she had for sale. What we really wanted was a horse that was broken in well, and could do just about anything asked. When we saw Sheikh, prancing up to the gate to greet us, we knew that he was meant to be. He had that sparkle in his eye, and an attitude to match his elegant beauty. He wasn't the broke horse we were looking for; infact, he was only 2 years old. But it was meant to be.
A few years later, Sheikh came down with a fever, and a bad cold. We did what we could to help him heal, and did our best to help him. A few weeks went by as he was healing, when my mom noticecd a spot in his eye. We took him to the best equine clinic in Iowa, where they told us he was going blind from an infection in his eye. There was no way we could have prevented it, and there was no cure. They told us that because of his breed, that he would be a dangerous horse, and that we should put him down. My mom and I, of course, ignored that- he was a beautiful young horse with too much spirit to just do away with. I later spent many many hours working with him, and eventually broke him. He is one of the calmest Arabs I have ever worked with. He is now completely blind in his right eye, but he thinks nothing of it. He is very trusting, and will do just about anything you ask of him. Sheikh is a very special horse to all of us. He taught me not to let any personal flaws get in the way of anything I wanted.

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I've had 625 friends visit me.

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13 friends have voted for me since I joined Club Horse!

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Is this Sheikh from out at Beth's barn? Windy Ridge? I knew an arab from over there with the same name that looked very familiar... left you a vote

Come visit me, Sebastian, Mowgli, Captain Icicles, Dorian, Rio, Clifford & RIP Oliver.

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He is an amazing horse w/ an amazing story!
Heres a vote! please help me get WW Mccue Tar Jewels HOTD!:)Hes gorgeous!!!

Come visit me, Miss Sierra, Details For You, WW MCCUE TAR JEWELS & In Memory of: Candy Man's Candy Apple.

09/18/2009 05:24.53 PM Report This Comment
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10/29/2008 10:20.43 AM
Jewels N Me
Hey, Im trying to get Jewels HOTD. Please help by voting. And heres a vote for your awesome horse!

Come visit me, Miss Sierra, Details For You, WW MCCUE TAR JEWELS & In Memory of: Candy Man's Candy Apple.

06/28/2008 10:27.26 AM Report This Comment
Please vote Snapp Shot Dash for horse of the day. She is a beautiful red bay arabian mare who is in training to be an endurance racer. she is going to her first race tomorrow and would be ever so happy if you would help her get HOTD. She needs all the help she can get. Please support her big day by voting! she would really appreciate it. Thanks! P.S. heres a vote. Please please return the favour.

Come visit me, Dancer's Legacy, Luke, Midnight Dancer, Snapp Shot Dash, Fire Dancer & Cash.

06/03/2008 02:03.07 PM Report This Comment
Please Vote my horse Latifah HOTD! she is very beautiful, and she really deserves it because tomorrow is her birthday(June3)! Thanks

Come visit me, Cam, Desi, Midnight Majesty, Sam To Be Lady's Arrow, Soul Impression, In memory of Eight Belles, Latifah, **Quick Silver**, Bernadette, Commodore James Norington, Impressario, Mara Jade Skywalker & Pixie Dust.

06/02/2008 02:27.01 PM Report This Comment
Hi there Sheikh is a handsome boy, he sounds like a really nice horse. You have some great pictures of him. Heres a vote.

Come visit me, Fox & Lynx, 2012 Foals & Gazelle.

05/30/2008 02:00.32 PM Report This Comment
sweet!!! i might get a pure arab.. keep blogging and have a vote!!!

Come visit me, Saphire ♥, Trixy. (forsale), Bleu, Ginger ...♥ ..., OLIVER (15OO VOTES :D ) & COLA!!!!! (UPDATED AS OF 7-3-09 please read).

05/27/2008 05:52.05 AM Report This Comment
he is very handsome! he looks like a real sweetie, i am glad that you didn't put him down. sorry to hear that the lady ruth has cancer, that is really sad.. here is a vote for a wonderful horse!! take care..

Come visit me, Buck, Jesus Reigns ! (Mandy and her baby in picture) & Fancy.

05/26/2008 03:46.03 PM Report This Comment
I left a vote for you too!

Come visit me, Fresca.

05/26/2008 11:44.34 AM Report This Comment
WOW he is soooooooooooooooooo handsome

Come visit me, Melodios Black Sun & Tytos Man The second.

05/26/2008 11:31.27 AM Report This Comment
wow that's an amazing story!you definatly made the right decision by not putting him down. he is so beautiful. does he still jump and show? left a vote blog back soon

Come visit me, shiloh- thank yall so much everyone!!! & AHHA.

05/26/2008 09:48.24 AM Report This Comment
So Pretty!
Your boy is so pretty! Me and my horse Dallas sent u a vote! Come visit us soon!

Come visit me, Dallas.

05/26/2008 09:47.41 AM Report This Comment
You have a great horse!!! Left you a definate vote from ♥Woody♥

Come visit me, **Ginger** & He died on the cross for one reason...You.

05/26/2008 09:06.18 AM Report This Comment
GORGEOUS HORSE!!i love arabians they are the best breed.left you your first vote

Come visit me, ♥LOVE HORSES♥ & Barbaro.

05/26/2008 08:38.40 AM Report This Comment
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