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Quarter Horse from Gardners, PA

R.I.P. Tara

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I am from Gardners, PA and I've been a Club Horse member for 9 years, 10 months and 12 days

Nicknames: Nope, just Tara

Age: 24 years old

Gender: Mare

Breed: Quarter Horse

Height: About 15 hands

Color: Bay with a little star that looks like an upside-down heart (or a spade like on a playing card) and a snip that looks like a lightning bolt

Type of Riding: Western and bareback

My Horse's Achievements: Laying down on command

My Horse's Favorite Treat: Carrots, apples, Dumor horse treats, etc.

My Horse's Favorite Things To Do: Eat and roll. She also loves to run :)

Pet Peeves: She hates loose wire!! She also doesn't like spurs or gunshots/firwor- ks

My Horse's motto: A stubborn horse walks behind you, an impatient horse walks in front of you, but a noble companion walks beside you.

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My sister's boyfreind sold her to me for $600. It was a really good price and she's an excellent horse! I love her so much:) She gets really excited everytime she sees me and she's a dream to ride! She's my first horse. At the bottom of the page, there are some more pictures of Tara and there's one of my goat Cocoa with a chicken on her back (I thought it was really cute). And the picture of me in the dress was right before homecoming and i was saying goodbye to her. ***UPDATE*** I just wanted to let everyone know that Tara had to be put down about 4 months ago. She had been colicking for about 3 days with a high heartrate and fever. It was the kindest thing we could do for her. We were both exhausted and the only reason she kept going as long as she did was because i was right there next to her asking her to keep going. She was a truely great horse, I couldn't have asked for a better one. We will all miss her very much and she will always be in my heart <3.

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Your horse is beautiful! im am so sorry you had to put her down, she seemed like a truly wonderful horse. Best wishes, and heres a vote~?

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10/11/2010 03:34.56 PM Report This Comment
Good Morning! Fancy is grazing by with a vote for YOU♥

"Better by far you should forget and smile than you should remember and be sad" (Christina Rossetti)

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09/16/2010 05:15.52 AM Report This Comment
Thanks for visiting and voting♥
a MID-Week vote and smile to you:)

There are a few new photos on Tirnanog's page from our last weekend. I have one photo of me on Tirnanog. Ace is the donkey pulling the wagon. He lives at the farm with Tirnanog. This was my first time DRIVING a wagon. It was fun. Good thing I know how to ground drive. LOL

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"If he has enough energy to do the wrong thing, he has enough energy to do the right thing" (Clinton Anderson)


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09/15/2010 05:55.45 AM Report This Comment
Fancy and Frances here with a Merry CHRISTmas vote. Deck the Stalls, only four days left!

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12/21/2009 06:10.04 PM Report This Comment
Glad you had a nice ride! heres another vote:D ttyl

Come visit me, ♥ Stormy ♥ Not on as much latley :(.

07/18/2009 11:34.39 PM Report This Comment
Hi! I've had a lot going on, so I haven't had time to be on HC, and sadly, not a lot of time for Cody. I'm having to sell him. :( The Governor has cut Teacher's Pay and my insurance cost has gone up and the benefits decreased, and my husband's construction business is way down, so I can't really afford to board him anymore, either. :( I sure hope things are going well for you and you are having lots of fun with your horse!!! I left you a vote. I'll try to keep you updated on Cody.

Come visit me, Cody's Specialty Sold to a new owner.

07/01/2009 06:04.42 PM Report This Comment
how ru? how is tarra? i havnt talked to u in so long. hope u r doing good w/ tarra!!! thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!! have a good summer!!!!!!!

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06/19/2009 07:31.17 PM Report This Comment
Hi! I left a vote for you. I updated some pics of Cody. Thanks for voting and visiting. Hope you and Tarra are having fun this summer!! :)

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06/14/2009 07:47.02 PM Report This Comment
Hi Tarra! I havent seen you much! hope you are having fun with your horse!

*~*~* TIMONE HOTM & 1000 VOTES *~*~*

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06/03/2009 01:54.58 PM Report This Comment
don't worry! I've been busy too! Good luck on finals! I've been done since monday! L:p I bet you'll do great! good luck, how's tara doing? well gotta go!

Come visit me, ♥ Stormy ♥ Not on as much latley :(.

06/02/2009 08:37.36 PM Report This Comment
Hi! Long time, no blog! Sorry it's been over a week. Had a lot going on here. Last weekend was Beautiful, so I spent all weekend with Cody! :) For about 3-4 hours on Saturday and Sunday and 2 hours on Tues. we got to work/play. It was awesome. Cody has gotten a little barn-sour over the winter, so Danny helped me with him a lot on Sunday, especially. Cody had gotten really anxious since his pal Fred was sold and he was the only one in his pasture, so Danny took down the fence between Cody and the other horses, so now they all have a lot more room to run and play. I gave my presentation to the Board on Monday night. I was SO nervous, but I didn't throw up or pass out :) One of the board members actually complimented us on working so hard to plan a trip that the kids would enjoy and be affordable! Unfortunately, the next morning, the principal called the four 6th grade teachers into his office and told us to put the whole thing on hold because we may have to do remediation and retesting for the End-of-Grade tests that week! What a bummer! I was so depressed that I just went down and spent a couple of hours talking the whole thing over with Cody that afternoon. I took several pics that afternoon and am going to put them on his page. On Wed. I got sick with a nasty virus, which kicked off my asthma, so I've not done much since then. I haven't even felt like blogging until today, so please forgive me for not voting this week and sending this generic "catch up" blog to everyone. I just got an e-mail that one of my co-teacher's moms died this morning, so I will probably be busy trying to help her out. My friend is a widow and her daughters do not live in the county, so I'm going to do what I can to help out. But, I'll try to get on and vote as much as I can! Take care and happy riding! :) ♥

Come visit me, Cody's Specialty Sold to a new owner.

03/15/2009 01:39.39 PM Report This Comment
hey stranger!!!!!
how have u been???!?!!! i havnt heard from u in ages!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! how is tarra? hope school is good!

Come visit me, Lightning, ginger, lucky, shadow(in loving memory)*thanks so much*, cobalt, mystery & Mr. fantastic.

02/22/2009 04:08.24 PM Report This Comment
sorry agian, I have barley been getting on here, and when I do log in, I never have itme to et thorugh blogs, please don't think I'm forgetting you or I'm mad, I have a 2+++week long of blogs I havenot had time to get through :(School has been hectic, adn continues to be hectic, I really wish that my normal amount of homework was not 3 hours per night but I'm surviving! plus the rats are all sick again.... grrrr. On to the GOOD NEWS!!!! I got to lease stormy for the day this veterans day, It was a beutiful sunny day, with a high of 29 degrees Farenheit out! It was so nice to see him again, I got my normal hello! its carrot lady nicker! I turned stormy out, he didn't have to much energy, then took him in, got him brushed up, and tacked. We went on a nice trail ride, despite some Ice and snow, not much its been pretty dry here latly. Then we came back, and rode bareback in the arena for a while to cool down for him (and to warm me up ;) ) I have a bunch of pictures that I will upload A.S.A.P!! just may take a while be patient! Thanks again for visiting, sorry I havn't been, Leaving a vote! hope I'll have more time soon, ♥ Stormy

Come visit me, ♥ Stormy ♥ Not on as much latley :(.

02/18/2009 04:57.53 AM Report This Comment
Hi! I hope you had a super Valentine's day. My family and I went out to eat yesterday and today (so much for my diet!). My husband got me new horse shoes for Cody as a Valentine's gift. (That's what I asked for.) I got to see Cody yesterday and today. We worked some in the round pen both days. I saddled him today and rode around in the arena. It was still muddy, so we just walked. I didn't know how he'd do, since I hadn't had a saddle on him since October! He was lame, then I was lame, so this is the first time we've both been able to ride at the same time. I was pleasantly surprised! He did so well!! I did have to let his girth out a knotch because of his fat tummy! I've lost 10 lbs. in the past 3 weeks, and I think Cody found it! ha/ha It has been such nice weather today and yesterday that I've just been wearing a long sleeved T-shirt and no jacket during my Cody visits. When I got home from the stable my husband told me that we are under a winter weather advisory for 2-4 inches of snow tonight!(Sunday) I didn't believe him until he showed me on the thing!! Oh well, the saying is around here, if you don't like the weather wait 15 minutes and it'll change! Left a vote!

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02/15/2009 04:59.20 PM Report This Comment
Hi! I bet Tarra looked so cute twisting around while you scratched her! Once Cody must have had an itch like that. The girl that rode him in the pictures on his page was scratching his neck. He stuck his head way out and was making the funniest expression with his lips. I laughed so hard, I think I hurt his feelings. The weather here is in the mid 50s today and was yesterday,too. We are having Horrible winds,though! My house is 3 stories high. Our bedrooms are on the top floor. Last night I could actually feel the house shake. The cord on the ceiling fan was visibly jiggling. I heard on the radio this a.m. that the winds were 65 m.p.h. last night. We got a message today to not take our kids outside because of all the debris blowing around. Cody hates wind, so I'll have to wait until it calms down to work with him any. Is that your chicken and goat in the pics? I am TERRIFIED of chickens! I hope you have a Wonderful Valentine's Day! Left a vote! ♥

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02/12/2009 03:51.02 PM Report This Comment
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 06:54.35 AM Report This Comment
i like your new picture!!! ok i am just a year younger!! hehe. do you have an email? or would you rather not email eachother?

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02/09/2009 12:33.44 PM Report This Comment
Saturday’s update! Today I worked with Zorro and Kai. It was much colder to day, the low 20s and a little breezy, but for a native Minnesotan, it feels nice still! So I ground drove Kai with the western saddle, I think it was a first with the western saddle, I usually use a surcingle and sometimes the English saddle. She was amazing and had her sweet personality! I rode Zorro hunt seat, he was pretty good, a little funny about his headset at first, but got over it, so today went pretty well in the end. It was nice to be able to ride! I hope tomorrow is pretty nice too. I did wear a coat today when I rode, where yesterday I wore just a sweatshirt, so I am being sensible about the weather. Sunday’s update, it got to be around 35 degrees today, much better! I only rode Zorro though, because I had a bunch of studying and whatnot to do. I rode him Hunt Seat and he was very good for me, and did not even complain about working on the bit!!! Improvements being made everyday! It was a little slippery, but not too terribly bad, so I could canter, yippy! Hope everyone else is doing well, and able to ride if you have the same winter conditions as me! All of you in the south where it is over 60, you are just spoiled, JK! Well, thanks for voting for Zorro, please keep voting so he can get HOTM, he can only get it with your help and I really mean it! Ttyl, A and Zorro, As always voting for you!

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02/09/2009 09:29.18 AM Report This Comment
yay! im so happy yall figured it out! i figured thats what it was! its good to here she is doin a lot better and feeling better! now she will have more energy and you can start riding her more with out using all her energy up!

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02/09/2009 09:21.15 AM Report This Comment
So, did you teach tarra to lie down? That is cool!

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02/08/2009 03:48.50 PM Report This Comment
No bit, no halter, not nothing. The only thing on him was me :). When I first started to teach him to go bridleless, I put a rope around his neck, for safety measures, but he does not need that anymore. Thanks for the vote, keep them comming!

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02/08/2009 03:47.21 PM Report This Comment
Hi! I did get to have some 'Cody time' today (Saturday).It was really great. A couple of my friends from the stable and I rode around bareback a little, but it was so wet and muddy from all the melting snow the ground was slick and we didn't want to risk injuring anyone. The weather is warm 54 degrees. After a 14 degree start yesterday and once this week where the high was 9 degrees, this feels like summer. I like it warmer, but not too hot. If the weather was sunny and about 68 degrees all the time I would be so happy! I know what you mean about yucky stall cleaning, but "its just one of those things ya gotta do". Hopefully you'll get in some more fun horsey time soon. Left a vote, like always!

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02/07/2009 02:12.39 PM Report This Comment
so far its not working out! :( sorry i wasn`t on for a week i was grounded. :( how are you doing? have i ever asked how old you are? lol. i forget.

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02/07/2009 09:35.32 AM Report This Comment
She looks gentle... and thanks!

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02/06/2009 07:02.18 PM Report This Comment
Hi, I thought I would send out an update for everyone ?! Well, first off, thank you to everyone who is supporting Zorro while he is running for HOTM!!!! All your votes count! Ok, so today it got to be 45 degrees, woot, woot! I was loving it up! So once I got home from the campus, I rode Chaps and then a little later rode Zorro. I worked on Dressage and Hunt seat with both of them. Chaps was amazing as always, and of course, if you knew me, you would know I have a hard time keeping a bridle on a horse’s face. So after I “finished” riding him in the English saddle, I took off his saddle and bridle and rode him bareback and bridleless :). He is really well trained so it is sooooo much fun. When I ride him bridleless he goes into his Western Pleasure frame. We rode circles in the yard and went out on the roads and stuff, worked on sidepassing and pivoting too, it was fun. When I rode Zorro, he started out really distracted and a tiny bit hyper, not jumpy hyper, but just lots of energy and good movement hyper, if that makes any sense. But by the time I was done he was listening to me and quite calm and well behaved. I worked him in both a Dressage head set and a stock hunt seat head set. He is still a little confused with all this English stuff since I started him Western Pleasure. For example, when I canter in his dressage head set, he really wants to go down into his Western Pleasure frame. He would make a really good peanut roller, but I would rather have a horse that can move, that is why I do the dressage! Well, hope this is not too long. Once again, thank you for voting for Zorro, please keep the votes coming! Also could you drop C Me Shine #112352, a vote, she is running for HOTD on the 28th.

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02/06/2009 06:53.41 PM Report This Comment
well its good to here she is doing better! but u no a blanket still might not be a bad idea bc she may look like she is doing fine but in reality she might not be. and the coldest times are at night and noone is out there watching her all night so she might be cold at night and useing up all that energy then too. we blanket some of our horses just at night and then in the moring unblanket them. its not good to keep the blankets on all the time though bc then they wont keep up there wooly coat. but i would watch her closly at night and see how she is really doing in the cold and then decide on wheather or not to get a blanket for her or not. but if she is fine with out a blanket it is best not to use one. and senior feed is one of the best feeds to have a horse on too! it has all the roughages and nutriants in it horses need so that will deffinatly help her out! well i hope she gains her weight back and she keeps feelign better! keep me up dated! yall be carful when yall ride in that snow! ill ttul!

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02/06/2009 06:24.48 PM Report This Comment
Thanks everyone who voted and blogged C Me Shine's page. We didn't make it, but we are going to try for the 28th of this month, that way we have some time to get more votes! Thanks everyone! :o)

Stacey and C Me Shine

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02/06/2009 12:16.46 PM Report This Comment
Ur horse is pretty too! thanks for the vote for buckeye!.....check out robert too!:) have an awesome day...i voted for ya!

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02/06/2009 08:55.29 AM Report This Comment
Thanks for the vote! Here is one for you!

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02/06/2009 08:38.18 AM Report This Comment
Thank you for supporting Zorro!!!! I really appreciate it! According to my calculations, Zorro will probably need to get 800-1200 votes this month to win HOTM, and he can only do it with YOUR help. Sorry so many of these bogs have been copy and paste blogs, I have hit that period of first exams for college spring semester, and I am much busier than I anticipated. I hope you understand, I will try to send out more personalized blogs once I get past this :)!!! Thank you once again for voting and please drop C ME Shine #112352, a vote today, so she can get HOTD tomorrow! And of course I am leaving a vote! ttyl, Amber and Zorro

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02/06/2009 06:17.54 AM Report This Comment
Hi! I plan on getting to see Cody on Saturday. It is supposed to be in the upper 40s! Tomorrow after school our family is going to a gospel concert, so I won't get to go to the stables. Sunday is supposed to be warm, so hopefully I'll get to go see Cody then too. I hope you get to spend some "Tarra time" this weekend!

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02/05/2009 04:58.24 PM Report This Comment
Your horse is so pretty love all your pictures, she looks so gentle! As I imagine she is... good luck with her in the future... left a vote! Such a pretty bay horse! :] Please return the favor... and made sure if at all possible to vote for us Feb. 7th 09 because we are running for HOTD the 8th! -Thanks, Bye!

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02/05/2009 02:30.29 PM Report This Comment
hey, what a pretty horse. left a vote. Lets be friends

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02/05/2009 02:26.24 PM Report This Comment
Hi! I left a vote. Guess what? I finally uploaded some different pics of Cody. They are mostly one of when one of my daughter's friends rode him in a little competition in our hometown. The weather is really cold here. We went to school Monday, were out Tues, Wed, and Thurs. I just heard that tomorrow (Friday) is a 2 hour delay. Yeah! I get to sleep late! :) Have a good day!

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02/05/2009 12:44.20 PM Report This Comment
I'm sorry to hear about Tarra's weight loss problem. I wish I had it! ha/ha Left a vote!

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02/05/2009 09:43.34 AM Report This Comment
Thank you for all the votes!!! I really appreciate it! I would appreciate it if everyone kept voting for Zorro! Only with your help can he reach his goal of HOTM!!! Thanks again! Could you also check out C Me Shine's page #112352, she wants HOTD ont the 6th! Here is a vote for you :)!

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02/05/2009 06:48.36 AM Report This Comment
Hi Tarra is a very pretty girl. I always love those bays. She sounds like a sweet horse, you must have alot of fun with her. Heres a vote.

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02/04/2009 08:47.56 PM Report This Comment
i noticed your blog on another's page about tarra losing weight and wanted to share my experience. i have 3 senior horses in their 30's with poor teeth and pretty thin. i tried the nutrena low protein high fat feed and have been having pretty good luck with it. at first, it was too much for one of them, (she wouldn't eat the full ration) had to cut way back and increase it gradually but now they're all eating it good. i only have to use half the amount of it than the higher protein lower fat feed. i'm using a 9% protein, 8% fat. my other younger horses are on 10% protein 2% fat and they all do okay. they have good teeth and can eat hay, too. my old horses chew the hay/grass then drop it out in hunks that look like cigars! lol.

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02/04/2009 06:00.01 PM Report This Comment
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