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Quarter Horse from Rochester, MN

ΩKansasΩ

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Active within 946 Days

I am from Rochester, MN and I've been a Club Horse member for 5 years, 10 months and 23 days

Nicknames: I just call him Kansas--he didn't really have a name, he was just one of the cowboy horses on a ranch in Kansas. He came from Kansas, he looks like a Kansas, so that's what I decided to call him. It fits him really well. I also call him Kansy.

Age: 23 years old

Gender: Gelding

Breed: Quarter Horse

Height: Tallish--I think about 16 hands. Never really measured.

Color: He is sorrel--chestnu- t with a flaxen mane and tail. He's really gorgeous! And his mane and tail are all wavy, but it's never been braided.

Type of Riding: We can't do a whole lot with him anymore, because we just found out he has arthritis in both back legs! :(So gaming is out. But he's still my trail buddy.

My Horse's Achievements: Won a ribbon in keyhole at our first show ever! And that will be our only ribbon ever earned, because he has developed arthritis in both back legs and can't show anymore. :(

My Horse's Favorite Treat: I feed him cracked corn, oats, sweet feed, pellets--he loves everything.

My Horse's Favorite Things To Do: He loves just standing there and be groomed. His eyes get all heavy and he just about falls asleep! It's so cute. And he whinnies at me very loudly every time I come out of the barn, if he's tied up outside.

Pet Peeves: I scoop his grain out while he's in his stall, and while I'm trying to open the stall door (it is very hard to open) he will go NUTS because he is such a big grain pig! Lol he is too funny

My Horse's motto: If you just love me up, I will help you accomplish anything.

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How We Met

I had been taking care of Taxxi, the brattiest mare in the world, for my cousin while she was at college. I was one of those little girls who would play for hours with barbies and barbie horses, and I've just always loved them. So when I got the chance to take care of Taxxi, of course I begged my parents. They agreed, but just while my cousin was at college. She's only done with her 1st year now, but Taxxi has become too much for us to handle. She's aggressive and a typical mare. So we were looking for a new horse for me. My grandpa called about a gorgeous paint/arab he found on the internet, but they said she was already sold. They gave us the # for this family in Preston, MN who buys horses and sells them again, and they told us about Kansas. (That wasn't what they called him, but Danny is the dumbest name for a horse. And he didn't think his name was Danny, anyway.) I came out to ride and handle him and we just clicked. He's amazingly smooth, and just a joy to handle. If he's tied up at a post outside and I go in the barn to get something, I'll come back out and say "Kansas!" and he'll turn his head and whinny or nicker and get all excited. We've had him for four months, and they've been the best 4 months of my life. :) Oh, and the picture of the kitty at the bottom is the new barn baby, Clark. His brother is Lewis. If you saw the mangy old pictures of Kansas when I first bought him (he was sort of neglected, skinny, shaggy, bald spots, eew), you'll see how much difference a few months with me and my love has given him. He's filled out nicely, his bald spots are grown in and he is oh-so-shiny! I love my Kansy boy..

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Come visit me, explore the dream.

06/18/2010 11:04.21 AM Report This Comment
Here's a Saturday Night vote
I uploaded two pictures of Jillian Micheals and Buzz. She rides him English,trail and bareback.
Buzz is so beautiful, I think he looks alot like Black Beauty.
Im having a BFF over tomorrow...have not seen him in a while, we might be shooting the ruger 10 22. ttyl ;]

Come visit me, Lady.

01/09/2010 07:53.33 PM Report This Comment
Merry CHRISTmas!
Blessed are those who can give without remembering and take without forgetting. (Elizabeth Asquith Bibesco)

Here is a CHRISTmas vote from Fancy and Frances.

Come visit me, FANCY Walk N That Way, Fatima: vote Whiskey 237221 May HOTM!, ♦COWBOY & TRIGGER♦ & Fancy's 2012 HC Members Veterans Day Trail Ride!.

12/22/2009 07:50.27 AM Report This Comment
Kansas is SOO pretty. yup, its true, horses can eat blueberries, in moderate amounts at a time of course. Magic LOVES them, and I think she has fun when they slip and slide. also blueberries are good for horses vision.... you can even put solid extracts of things like blueberries or elderberries (for a healthy immune system) in their feed everyday or when they are sick.

Come visit me, Zippy, TSuki & Magic.

12/02/2009 01:21.58 PM Report This Comment
Hey!
Cute Horse! thanks for the comment on Serenity. Pig-mouthed means they have an under-bite. She has a really bad one which is why I can't breed her (90% chance her foals will have one) :) Here's a vote!

Come visit me, Egypt.

12/01/2009 08:50.36 PM Report This Comment
Heres a vote for Kansas! Done any riding lately?

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

06/11/2009 09:06.52 AM Report This Comment
Timone is running for HOTM in July. So Here is what I need you all to do: Stop by to vote EVERYDAY. Leave us a note so we can get back to you. Tell your friends about us running for HOTM, So they can come and vote too.
I promise that I will get back to all of you that come see Timone. I am on HC everyday after school, and now that school is almost out, I will probably be on more. I can gauruntee you will recieve 3 votes back for everyday you come to leave a comment & vote. I will have my 2 Best Friends go to your horse and vote for you, and they will let you know.

Reasons why Timone deserves HOTM:
1) He is the very first pony I have ever leased.
2) We have come milestones with our riding.
3) He has been apart of the HC Community for more than 1 Year.
4)He has the funniest, silliest, cutest additude a horse could have!

Come visit me, Sparkle & Timone.

05/29/2009 04:24.54 PM Report This Comment
Hey! How are you? Yesterday I got to go riding! First we used a martingale, but then we went bareback! It was really fun. We couldn't canter because of her hock, so we just trotted around. She has gotten so much better and is really starting to listen to me. I had a band concert last night! I played 3 different instruments! This morning one of the kids I babysit didn't agree that it was time for me to pitch the baseball to his sister so he purposly hit me in the head with it the bat. It was metal. Yeah, it hurt.

Come visit me, Crystal new pics!, <3*Ditto*<3 check out our new pics!! & Exel ~PAGE CLOSED! SEE SUMMER!!!!!~.

05/15/2009 01:21.12 PM Report This Comment
Thanks! Virginia Beach was great!!! Our steel drum group got 2nd place!!!!! We got to swim at the beach too. It was really cold though. It was really warm outside but the water was so cold that many people just waded. Not me! I love to swim! Some of the waves were so big that I had to dive under them because if I just stood there I would get knocked over and then tumble around underwater. That's what made it so fun though. We are going riding tomorrow! I can't wait! It's been so long since I've been riding!

Come visit me, Crystal new pics!, <3*Ditto*<3 check out our new pics!! & Exel ~PAGE CLOSED! SEE SUMMER!!!!!~.

05/10/2009 01:57.11 PM Report This Comment
No, I did not get to go to the horse expo, I had some family events going on, oh well. There is always next year! That is cool that there was a horse named Zorro down there!!! OOOPPPSS, I forgot I had those photos down there, those are of Romeo, I put them on there for everyone to see him before I made the profile :), it was when he was like 1-2 days old. Unfortunatley I did not get Zorro until he was like 3 months old...

Thanks for leaving me a blog, it was good to hear from you,
Amber

Come visit me, Zorro.

05/07/2009 06:49.06 AM Report This Comment
Hey! Thanks! Yeah, we had a vet come out and look and he said that she is fine to be ridden but she is pretty much a walk trot horse. He said that cantering is okay once in a while but not too long.

Come visit me, Crystal new pics!, <3*Ditto*<3 check out our new pics!! & Exel ~PAGE CLOSED! SEE SUMMER!!!!!~.

05/05/2009 02:35.07 PM Report This Comment
Hey! How are you? Today me and two of my friends went to the barn. My friend who rode first, Charlotte was doing great. Crystal seemed to have really liked her. When my other friend Kori (who is a really good rider and can walk trot canter and jump bareback) got on they were doing great too! We watched them canter for a while and then went to see Shogun a horse in a far pasture towards the back. We were petting him and my dad told us we needed to come back. We started to walk back but when he told us to run I knew something was wrong. When we got back Kori was covered in dirt and examining Crystals right rear hock. Crystal had tripped just cantering in a straight line and fallen. Crystal would not get up by herself. Kori had gotten her up and was checking for anything obvious. I think she will be okay though. It probably scared her more than anything. I am also just glad that Kori was okay. I mean if it was so bad that Crystal didn't just hop right up Crystal could have easily landed on her. We brushed her for a while to get her cooled down once we made sure that her leg wasn't hot or anything. She seemed to be doing much better and by the time we finally put her back in her stall with her medecine she was walking and putting weight on it. I think she will be okay but I will let you know when I know.

Come visit me, Crystal new pics!, <3*Ditto*<3 check out our new pics!! & Exel ~PAGE CLOSED! SEE SUMMER!!!!!~.

04/28/2009 06:38.11 PM Report This Comment
Hey! The show was really fun but no ribbons. In each class there were over 40 horses. Crystal did great. She was listening very well. Especially since she hasn't left the barn since last July. My friends horse Aramis got really really nervous and they were warming up during a 20 minute break and there were so many other horses he got really stressed out. He was dripping sweat and foaming. After she got him calmed down in his stall they came back and won 4th in equitation! We gave Crystal a bath which was well needed and she was so soft!!!

Come visit me, Crystal new pics!, <3*Ditto*<3 check out our new pics!! & Exel ~PAGE CLOSED! SEE SUMMER!!!!!~.

04/25/2009 06:02.41 PM Report This Comment
04/24/2009 12:49.53 PM Report This Comment
Left you guys a vote :]

Come visit me, Lance & Mr. Pistol.

04/23/2009 04:40.12 PM Report This Comment
Kansas is a cutie!!! Left you guys a vote :] I hope you stop by Pistol's profile to say hello.

Lauren, Tinton Falls, NJ.

04/23/2009 04:38.14 PM Report This Comment
Thanks!
Hey! How are you? I'm great! Thanks for the advice! We have been doing much better together now that we know eachother a little better. And I think a 17 inch will be okay because the one I'm using now is a 16 and it's kinda small. My friend has a 17 and it feels great. We did a lot of showmanship work today. When we went to the barn a bunch of my friends were there to so we had a pony party and all rode together. I am really nervous and excited! On Friday me and 2 of my friends are going to spend the night at the barn because Saturday is my first show on Crystal!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Any tips?

Come visit me, Crystal new pics!, <3*Ditto*<3 check out our new pics!! & Exel ~PAGE CLOSED! SEE SUMMER!!!!!~.

04/23/2009 11:24.57 AM Report This Comment
aww all your horses are so amazing looking!! heres a vote.

Come visit me, BJ's Rosebud.

04/02/2009 01:20.52 PM Report This Comment
Heres a vote for Kansas! How's he doing? Come see Maybel sometime!

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

04/02/2009 11:05.10 AM Report This Comment
Hey!
Hi! How's Kansas? If you get this blog soon I kinda need your advice. I will be getting a new saddle soon and I have two 17 inch english saddles to choose from. An all purpose or a close contact. Do you have any advice? Crystal is doing great! I have been riding three or four times a week. My friend and I got to ride today!!!!!!! Crystal was awesome. She is scared of a big window down at the end of the arena. She is also nervous around ground poles. Today she trotted past the window and over the ground pole! She kept doing a really fast trot though. A few times she would go into a canter and I really wish I could let her canter. Is was so smooth and flowing. I can't tell yet because I have only ridden her canter for a few strides but I think her canter is much easier than her trot! When we were done riding she was really tired so we just led her around until she was cool. Now she is really pretty with her winter coat gone and her bite marks growing in.

Come visit me, Crystal new pics!, <3*Ditto*<3 check out our new pics!! & Exel ~PAGE CLOSED! SEE SUMMER!!!!!~.

04/01/2009 11:36.59 AM Report This Comment
Heres a vote for Kansas! Come see Maybel!

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

03/20/2009 09:07.02 AM Report This Comment
I love Taxxi's nose it reminds me of our horse Cotton Eye Jo. Thanks for the vote on Choctaw she's a sweetie. The answer to your question is we western trail ride. Here's a vote for Kansas.

Come visit me, Mingo, Cotton Eyed Joe, Shadaisy, Choctaw & Hank.

03/19/2009 02:42.25 PM Report This Comment
Hi! Thank you so much! So many people have been helping me with her problem I am sure we can fix it. I'll let you know how it goes!

Come visit me, Crystal new pics!, <3*Ditto*<3 check out our new pics!! & Exel ~PAGE CLOSED! SEE SUMMER!!!!!~.

03/11/2009 04:12.18 PM Report This Comment
Hi! My friend and I got to ride Crystal today! It was so much fun! I was wondering if you have ant ideas on a little problem Crystal has. She is fine with this on the longe line or when someones leading her. but if your riding her she doesn't listen. Once she starts trottong she hates to slow down! It doesn't matter what you do she will just keep going! With her you have to use voice commands rather than your hands. If I try to pull a little on the reigns she will just jerk her head up and get mad. If I try saying "walk" and sit really deep in the saddle she doesn't really care. I think I will try having my friend (the one with Noble Signature) help me. She is a very good rider so I think I will have her riding Crystal and me with the lead rope. As soon as she says walk I will make her walk. Another problem she has is if anyone is in sight she will try to run to them because she wants to stop riding and go be brushed. Do you have any ideas? Thank you SOOOO much!!!!! =)

Come visit me, Crystal new pics!, <3*Ditto*<3 check out our new pics!! & Exel ~PAGE CLOSED! SEE SUMMER!!!!!~.

03/10/2009 06:02.48 PM Report This Comment
voteddd! :) please vote tee and granite! >>>> hey! im wanting to get tee 590 votes by april 15th and i need twn votes per/day! so tee and i would appreciate it soooo much if you voted for us! i promise to return the favor ASAP! :) also granite is running for HOTD tomarrow [[3/4/09!]] and i need all the votes possible!!!! thank you! :) please vote! **REMEMBER TEE IS RUNNING FOR MAYS HOTM AND WE NEED ALL THE VOTES WE CAN GET CAUSE WE HAVE LIKE 8 OTHER PEOPLE RUNNING AGIANST US AND WE NEED THE VOTES! :) SOOOO PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE VOTE! ILL GIVE YOU A VOTE BACK! THANK YOU!*** visit granite and tee! ~syd

Come visit me, Nighttime Tea.

03/03/2009 04:24.10 PM Report This Comment
Heres a vote! Come see Maybel and Lavender! I just added new pics to their pages!

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

03/03/2009 08:57.50 AM Report This Comment
THANK YOU FOR HOTM!!!

Come visit me, Zorro.

03/02/2009 09:54.43 AM Report This Comment
Heres a vote. No, I don't show any of my horses, but i was thinking about taking Maybel to the fair next year.

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

03/02/2009 09:03.55 AM Report This Comment
Heres a vote! Come see Maybel! She is less than 100 away from her goal of 500! So come vote for her! She can't reach her goal without your help!

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

02/26/2009 08:58.23 AM Report This Comment
Hi!
Not a dumb question at all! I did not even know what it was until last year, and I have been showing for a little over 5 years now :)!!! Anyways, it is when you start at the hoof wall with the clippers and clip against the hair until you have reached the knee/hock. You do this all the way around, so it is a nice short clip, I use #10 blades. It is also really good if it gets muddy in the spring where you are b/c the horse is less likely get have a fungus, or whatever growing in those long hairs. So once your first show comes around, your horse's legs will only need some touch up trimming done, and they will look much cleaner/neater. If your horse has a stocking/sock, you should do a clip like that 5-7 days before the show, but just on the white part. You might have known that though. -Amber

Come visit me, Zorro.

02/25/2009 12:20.33 PM Report This Comment
Hi from Petite Fleur & Mamie
Hi Kansas! Blogging away in the snow here in Switzerland! I get to see my girls on Monday, and I know Petite Fleur is worrying when I will get back! I have 2 trains to take tomorrow, hope they are on "swiss" time! Here is a vote handsome and HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY to you and your horse pals!

Paula, St Antoine L'Abbaye,FRANCE, Intl.

02/14/2009 11:26.23 AM Report This Comment
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Hi everyone, isn’t it great? It is Friday!!! I just took a spread sheet and database class exam, it was not that hard, I got 1 wrong, oh well. I am looking at buying a new saddle it is a medium oil show saddle. It is nothing compared to the custom made saddle I show in right now, but it is pretty nice and I wanted something else to practice in. I have a smaller saddle, but I would rather practice in something more comparable in size to what I show in. Also, my younger brother needs a show saddle. I picked it up yesterday to try on my horses, but I think I will try it on today because it was snowing yesterday and I do not want to damage the leather! Thanks for everyone’s comments, I think I am getting back to you, if I do not just tell me, I might have missed it, like all humans I am not perfect! REMINDER-we are getting closer to show season, it is time or almost time to do a boot clip on our horse’s legs, so they are nice and tidy come show time! QUICK TIP-this one goes with me getting a saddle, remember that when checking to see if a saddle fits, try it directly on the horse’s back without a saddle pad, this will give you the best idea, then you can run your hand underneath and make sure it has even contact. INTERESTING FACT-four horse chariot races where introduced to the Olympic games in 648 B.C. A few people asked what the web address for the newsletter I was talking about, so here it is (americashorsedaily.com). Well, that is all for now--Amber and Zorro p.s. Thanks for all the votes from everyone, keep them coming!

Come visit me, Zorro.

02/13/2009 09:20.26 AM Report This Comment
Hi again from Petite Fleur
Hey Kansas! I have not heard from you , Taxxi and the others for soooo long!!! I am not a typical mare like Taxxi, I am always sweet, come when called or just wait to get haltered because I love to go on walks!!!!I guess mom understands us mares and she loves my pasture buddy Vous M'Aimerez because she watches over me. She is 23 years old and knows how to get loved up by mom. Kansas is GORGEOUS and yes, P.F. looks great when she gets that winter coat shedded! Right now she is a tobiano BEAR! Here is a vote and stop back again real soon! It has been a long time since we saw you!

Paula, St Antoine L'Abbaye,FRANCE, Intl.

02/12/2009 02:06.31 PM Report This Comment
Hi!
Hi, I got to go home yesterday!!! It was great to see the horses again; they were kind of wet from the rain and stuff we have been getting. Unfortunately no riding, we have this weird mix of snow, slush and water on the ground, too slippery to ride on, plus I had too much studying and stuff to do. We are having weird weather right now, and since we got all this rain/slush/snow stuff, it is just going to freeze up on us the end of this week. Oh well. I think I am going to add a “Did you know?” fact or a quick tip, like I did in my last blog. Quick fact: The Romans where the first to come up with the idea of a horse shoe, but instead of nailing on the shoe they used leather thongs so they where removable. If you want to get some great e-mail newsletters that have training updates along with just current events, check out America’s QH daily, it is free and you do not have to be a member of AQHA to get their newsletter. Oh, my chemistry test I took on Monday went well, I got a 97% on it! Remember C Me Shine is running for HOTD on Feb 28th. Please keep voting for Zorro so he can get HOTM! If you would like to see something in my daily blogs, just let me know! That is all for now, Amber and Zorro.

Come visit me, Zorro.

02/12/2009 06:46.25 AM Report This Comment
Hi Kansas is a handsome boy. He sounds like a great horse and that you have alot of fun wtih him. Heres a vote.

Come visit me, Gazelle, Fox, Cheyenne, Wind, Forest, Celtic & Sparrow.

02/06/2009 07:49.33 PM Report This Comment
Heres a vote! Come see Maybel!

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

02/03/2009 09:03.32 AM Report This Comment
please vote for Sonya her # is 108010
Dear HC Freinds I would like to intro a girls dream horse Sonya! she would love to get her dream HOTD adn her otehr dream horse Whisper #107992 HOTD the next day her page number is 108010! Please vote for her she will return the favor! THanks a million!~The horse help page!

Come visit me, Zippy Do Da ♥ R.I.P my baby boy, ♥ Daisy ♥ & ♥Ana ♥.

01/30/2009 10:30.20 AM Report This Comment
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