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Standardbred from Lakeside, ON

Sterl May

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I am from Lakeside, ON and I've been a Club Horse member for 2 years, 9 months and 7 days

Nicknames: Sterly girly, beauty girl, my sweet

Age: 31 years old

Gender: Mare

Breed: Standardbred

Height: 15.2

Color: Mahogany bay

Type of Riding: she is retired, due to a back issue, used to ride english, hunter

My Horse's Achievements: learned to canter, jump and gave me the confidence to be the rider I am today. She got HOTD October 30, 2011. She was HOTD for the 2nd time Oct 31, 2012.
Sterl May was HOTM, June, 2013

My Horse's Favorite Treat: carrots and more carrots

My Horse's Favorite Things To Do: eat, hang out, baby sit, she takes care of everyone

Pet Peeves: nothing bothers her, she takes EVERYTHING in stride.

My Horse's motto: Don't worry about me, I'm O.K.

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How We Met

As a young girl, I loved horses. My best friend lived on a farm and had a pony named Star. I was there all the time. We lived in town and of course couldn't have a horse in the back yard. So, after growing up and finishing school and having a career and getting married, and gettig divorced ang getting remarried, we moved to the country. I leased a horse at a near by stable for about a year and a half, until I was sure I wanted the resonsibility of my own. I heard about Sterl May being available, I eagerly went to meet her, I noticed her beautiful big, soft brown eyes immediately. I put a borrowed saddle and bridle on her and rode her right there in the field with her pasture mate. I knew she was a Standardbred, but that really didn't mean anything to me, she was a horse, she had 4 feet,a head and a tail, and she let me ride her. I decided then and there that I wanted her. I asked the price and her owner told me,she always said she would never give her away. At that time Canada had just done away with our $1 bill and replaced it with a coin, a loonie. She said I can't sell her for $1, because she is NO loonie. Give me $2 and she is yours. I couldn't believe what I was hearing, I handed her a $2 bill. She handed it back to me and said " you keep this $2, as long as you own Sterl May you will never be broke". I still have that $2 bill, it is framed with her reg. papers. I promised her a home until the day she dies. I will keep that promise. I will never be broke as long as she is in my life. She is retired now, all she has to do is look pretty and keep Charlie company. She has Cushing's disease, but she doesn't know, so I'm not going to tell her, she never complains, she willingly takes her meds everyday, she just goes with the flow. She is a very happy horse.

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Thanks Ginger & Angel Betsy vote 3500
Thanks Pippin vote 4000
Thanks Belladonna Vote 5000
Thanks Sadie Vote 6000
Thanks Blondies vote 7000
Thanks Cisco vote 8000
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8,554 friends have voted for me since I joined Club Horse!

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Happy Friday vote! That's great that the weather has been cooperating on your vacation. Hope you get your list all checked off. We are riding tomorrow since temps only getting to 85 with no humidity. Then farrier comes on Sunday so will just be hanging out at home.
I hope you have a wonderful weekend filled with fun! Enjoy.

Come visit me, Butter.

07/11/2014 04:29.26 AM Report This Comment
Morning
Thank you for your vote, leaving one for you also. Have a Blessed Day

Come visit me, Major, Star & Louie.

07/11/2014 02:40.49 AM Report This Comment
Austin tied a rope around the shed. Smarty pants couldn't get it open. Only problem is that Austin forgot to put everything Sadie pulled out of the shed back in it. Have an amazing Friday. Love and a vote.

Come visit me, SADIE *Voting Copper 264309, August HOTM*.

07/11/2014 12:59.21 AM Report This Comment
Hi Donna Lee, hope you're enjoying your vacation. Glad to hear it's only one day of rain for you. It's been pretty hot here and this weekend is going to be in the 90s :( no fun! Voted. XOXO Danya and Koot

Come visit me, Kootenai.

07/10/2014 09:34.42 PM Report This Comment
voted!
aww, thank you so much for your kind words!

Come visit me, Loosey ~FOR SALE~ & <>Pony Jack<>.

07/10/2014 05:41.37 PM Report This Comment
Hi Sterly, here's a vote for ya honey. Glad that you're making a dent in that to do list! And better yet, that only one day of rain, so it wasn't a washed out time! Yep, we're listed for rain too on Sunday. And I have an outdoor baby shower to go to! Good excuse to stay home them, not into baby showers or kids! Love, Marion and the blondes.

Come visit me, Nuttin But Good. Thanks Mom, Indy & H.T. #8300!, R.I.P. Hi Tech Image, #13300 THX Cisco and Herd & MWS Zippn By Indy, Thanks Bella Boo (DC) 17300!.

07/10/2014 05:00.14 PM Report This Comment
hi sterly!

Come visit me, ~* Whiskey*~vote Copper 264309 for August HOTM & ~*Deacon*~.

07/10/2014 08:26.43 AM Report This Comment
LEFT A VOTE!
July 10th Newsletter

***HOTD Allie 251864
Hi my name is Allie, or you can call me ICASPLASHOFIMPR- ESSIVE, Clepto, Al, BabyGirl, Retriever, Puppy, or Babe. I am a 12 year old American Paint horse mare. My style of riding is all around. I was kinda I rescue horse. I haven't been on for a while, but I still would love HOTD! Please stop by and leave a vote!

Congratulations Trudy our HOTD!

***HOTM Copper 264309
***BOTM Zeena 255116
***COTM Spanky Jack 38743
***DOTM Grant 264816

Top 5 Quiz Masters:
1.Unknown
2.R.I.P. Hi Tech Image
3.Echo
4.Tango
5.Unknown

Happy Trails...Team HOTD

Come visit me, Spangle, Zilker & Rose.

07/10/2014 07:02.21 AM Report This Comment
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Good morning. Well I am happy to hear that Charlie's mealtimes are full of everything he needs but I am sorry to hear about the shoes. I have an appaloosa with the same problem - we tried the barefoot process a couples years ago but he was just miserable. His hooves just never toughened up enough so he will always have shoes.
Had two storms go thru last night so the weather cooled down somewhat. Did some groundwork with Butter and played with the ball. Had a good time.
Hope you have a great day!

Come visit me, Butter.

07/10/2014 03:51.50 AM Report This Comment
So far so good, only one day of rain on my vacation, the long range says clear sailing until Sunday, hee haw, I'm just checking off stuff on my "to do list" I love a list...we left votes, Love Donna Lee

Come visit me, Sterl May, Angel Sassy Mac Mar 8/95-Aug 8/07 & Royal Mes.

07/10/2014 03:42.32 AM Report This Comment
Morning
Thank you for your vote, leaving one for you also. Have a Blessed Day

Come visit me, Major, Star & Louie.

07/10/2014 03:26.09 AM Report This Comment
Morning
Thank you for your vote, leaving one for you also. Have a Blessed Day

Come visit me, Major, Star & Louie.

07/10/2014 03:25.24 AM Report This Comment
Scruffy always barks at Sadie, wanting her to play, when I let her out of her corral. Sadie bolted out of her corral, Wednesday, head down and chased him away. So funny. Poor dog. He ran to his doghouse. She got to enjoy freedom until she got into the shed, again, and pulled things out, making a mess. Trying to figure out how to make the shed Sadie proof. It's a rubbermaid and she pulls the doors off. Too smart. Lol. Love and a vote.

Come visit me, SADIE *Voting Copper 264309, August HOTM*.

07/10/2014 12:52.13 AM Report This Comment
Hi Donna Lee, whatever makes you happy with your horses' feet is all good with me :) Koot used to be completely barefoot before I got him and then his front feet kept chipping horribly because of always walking on the pavement so I just put front shoes on him. I finally got to see Koot last night after not seeing him for 6 days. It felt sooo good :) I got in a great ride with him and we did a little barrel and poles practice and Koot did great! He was happy to be back at the barrels lol. Voted. XOXO Danya and Koot

Come visit me, Kootenai.

07/09/2014 09:24.32 PM Report This Comment
Hi Sterly, here's a vote for ya honey. I'm with you Donna Lee, I would not put Charlie through that ordeal! Shoes it is! I know I couldn't bear to see my beloved baby go through the pain associated with what it takes to toughen up the feet they way that man was saying. No WAY! Love, Marion and the blondes.

Come visit me, Nuttin But Good. Thanks Mom, Indy & H.T. #8300!, R.I.P. Hi Tech Image, #13300 THX Cisco and Herd & MWS Zippn By Indy, Thanks Bella Boo (DC) 17300!.

07/09/2014 03:54.15 PM Report This Comment
Another one of -those- days. Had to put my cat to sleep this morning :( She had cancer and it was starting to cut off her airway and she quit eating last weekend. Knowing the right thing to do and doing it are some of the hardest things we have to do as animal owners :(

Come visit me, The Mark of Freedom, Heza Foxy HP Bubba, Valkyrie and Lady Diana & RIP Fanny and Zetti.

07/09/2014 09:01.35 AM Report This Comment
Left a vote!
On Monday, Rose and I had an English lesson. By the end of the lesson we jumped 2ft! It was a fun lesson.

Come visit me, Spangle, Zilker & Rose.

07/09/2014 06:59.50 AM Report This Comment
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Same routine as the day before let the boys out to graze. It is too hot to do anything else. Here is a hug, love & a Wednesday vote ♡
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***HOTD Trudy 259163
***HOTM Copper 264309
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Come visit me, ~* Whiskey*~vote Copper 264309 for August HOTM & ~*Deacon*~.

07/09/2014 06:30.49 AM Report This Comment
Hi Donna Lee
Its a lovely 52F and raining here today. I have to work today then its back to the barn for more stable work!
Take care and God bless...love Celeste
P.S. Glad to hear your feed is right for your guys.

Come visit me, Belladonna & Misty.

07/09/2014 05:36.53 AM Report This Comment
Morning
Thank you for your vote, leaving one for you also. Have a Blessed Day.

Come visit me, Major, Star & Louie.

07/09/2014 03:52.10 AM Report This Comment
CHARLIE KEEPS SHOES....
Good Morning, well the visit from the nutritionist was interesting to say the least...the good news is, I'm doing everything right as far as feed for Charlie. The bad news is, in order to go barefoot, here is what Marc does with his TB's, and before I try to explain this, keep in mind that this is a L O N G process, it won't happy overnight. He basically forces the hoof to become strong by OVER stimulation and corrective trimming, meaning, he lets them chip, he let's them bruise and even abscess if necessary, the over stimulation comes from the rigorous training, the pounding, the running, not just lolly gagging around the pasture. I know it sounds like cruel and unusual punishment, but it works for his racehorses. People at the track are always asking him "what is your secret? how can your horses run barefoot?" He said this is not for everyone, you must be committed to the work, and be prepared for the set backs, but when you get there you have a STRONG hoof. After a lot of thought, I realize, this is not for Charlie, he is not a working racehorse anymore, he is my pal, and it will be shoes for him. Have a great day, we left votes, Love Donna Lee

Come visit me, Sterl May, Angel Sassy Mac Mar 8/95-Aug 8/07 & Royal Mes.

07/09/2014 03:28.44 AM Report This Comment
Leaving quick votes for now.

Come visit me, SADIE *Voting Copper 264309, August HOTM*.

07/09/2014 01:59.53 AM Report This Comment
Hi Sterly, here's a vote for ya honey. Happy Vacation Week! Will you still take the other two weeks vacation, but just not go anywhere. Or can you take the vacation pay and work and make extra $$ that way? We had to take our vacations when I was working, you could do both. Now David, what kind of silly question is that to ask of an equestrian! You know the horses will always win out! Silly Man! LOL! Love, Marion and the blondes.

Come visit me, Nuttin But Good. Thanks Mom, Indy & H.T. #8300!, R.I.P. Hi Tech Image, #13300 THX Cisco and Herd & MWS Zippn By Indy, Thanks Bella Boo (DC) 17300!.

07/08/2014 05:17.55 PM Report This Comment
voted!
heres the link to a vid of me jumping Loosey! excited for you to see it, please let me know what you think, i dont have an instructor/anyone knowledgeable to critique my riding/pony!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7b_Q1ecqhiE

Come visit me, Loosey ~FOR SALE~ & <>Pony Jack<>.

07/08/2014 04:45.15 PM Report This Comment
Don't forget its International Helmet Awareness day soon and Helmet Awareness Week this week. Mind your melon ;)

Come visit me, The Mark of Freedom, Heza Foxy HP Bubba, Valkyrie and Lady Diana & RIP Fanny and Zetti.

07/08/2014 01:20.44 PM Report This Comment
Yep, either long, slow oven recipes or a crockpot! Or, you could teach your husband to cook, LOL

Come visit me, Mystic ~ voting for Copper #264309, Cisco: knows Trevor & Amanda will beat Cancer, Meg ~ voting for Copper #264309 & Nugget ~ voting for Copper #264309.

07/08/2014 11:33.34 AM Report This Comment
Hi Donna Lee! Enjoy your vacation :) are you doing anything fun? I haven't seen Koot since Wednesday last week since I was gone Thursday-Sunday for my brother's wedding! It was so great! Everything turned out smoothly and we all had a great time. I'm pretty 100% sure I won't be going to the 2 day show this weekend, I haven't ridden Koot in almost a week and I have out of town family in til Thursday so I'll only be able to ride Koot twice this week and I don't feel like that's enough to be in shape for 2 full days of showing. I feel sort of bad, but not going to the show seems like the best thing. On top of that, I'll be able to go to my friend's bridal shower on Saturday and a friend's birthday Sunday so it's not the worst thing! I know we don't have enough points to place this year since I missed some shows but hopefully next year will be better and I'll be better about going to more shows and getting (hopefully) enough points to place! Hope you're having a great start to your week. Sorry for the long blog. Voted. XOXO Danya and Koot

Come visit me, Kootenai.

07/08/2014 09:22.22 AM Report This Comment
Hi Donna Lee
I would love hydro bills as low as yours!
My power bill went from just over $300 to way over $600. My winter bill last winter was $3000 and I heat and cook with propane. My area where I live pay more for electicity than anywhere else in the province. I haven't had a hydro bill come in 3 months and then I will get a phone call telling me I owe them thousands of dollars and if its not payed...well you know what they do next. I actually had to take out a loan last time this happened just to pay the hydro bill it was so high.But the thing is, the only different thing is that they replaced my old meter with a new smart meter, which is not so smart for me. All the herd is doing very well and on Saturday I go to my first miniature horse show with Lacey. Take care and God bless...love Celeste

Come visit me, Belladonna & Misty.

07/08/2014 07:32.22 AM Report This Comment
hi
well i love to ride and i love your horses have agreat day :)

Come visit me, Millie.

07/08/2014 06:39.09 AM Report This Comment
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♥ I let the boys out to graze after work, too hot to do anything else! Have a wonderful day ;)

***HOTD Flicka 269837
***HOTM Copper 264309
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Come visit me, ~* Whiskey*~vote Copper 264309 for August HOTM & ~*Deacon*~.

07/08/2014 05:57.34 AM Report This Comment
Morning
Thank you for your vote, leaving one for you also. Have a Blessed Day.

Come visit me, Major, Star & Louie.

07/08/2014 03:57.35 AM Report This Comment
RIDE OR COOK...DAH!
Day 2 of my vacation. I only have one week right now and I booked another week in Sept. I am entitled to 4 weeks, however after being off work for 7 months, I have only got enough money in my vacation "pot" for 2 weeks, boo hoo. We had showers and tstorms off and on yesterday, but it cleared around 5PM, so at 6PM I headed to the barn just as David said, "are you cooking?" I said "ride or cook?" sounds like a no brainer to me....have a great day, Love Donna Lee

Come visit me, Sterl May, Angel Sassy Mac Mar 8/95-Aug 8/07 & Royal Mes.

07/08/2014 03:51.20 AM Report This Comment
Happy Tuesday vote! Good for you being on vacation. I hope you get to do a lot of relaxing! Good luck with the nutritionalist, hopefully they can find something to help. Had a nice morning ride on Sunday and then a swim in the lake. Back up to 98 today with high humidity so Butter will be getting his nightly hose down after work. Have a wonderful day.

Come visit me, Butter.

07/08/2014 03:13.08 AM Report This Comment
It was so humid here, Monday. I cleaned Sadie's water trough, filled it and then wet her down to cool her off. It rained twice. A total of about 5 minutes in all. Would love to live somewhere where it actually rains. Greenery would be a wonderful bonus. Sadie would love a pasture filled with green grass. Love and a vote.

Come visit me, SADIE *Voting Copper 264309, August HOTM*.

07/08/2014 01:39.14 AM Report This Comment
Steri mae and Donna Lee,
Still in the middle of harvest, long and hard ( tiring ) this year, thats why I haven't been on HC, what a scary day and night you had with gas colic never heard of it, I need to do research and read up on more horse stuff, so glad all is well now, take care not sure when I'll get back on HC probably as soon as harvest is over, Lilly and I have only been riding in late evening, to dang hot here during the day, talk soon Suz and Lilly

Come visit me, Lilly.

07/07/2014 07:37.53 PM Report This Comment
Hi Donna Lee
Leaving a quick evening vote and hello. Celebrating my sisters birthday today!

Come visit me, Belladonna & Misty.

07/07/2014 05:58.18 PM Report This Comment
Hi Sterly, here's a vote for ya honey. Glad that you got a couple of nice days to ride in before the rains came! Yep, gotta have that hay for our kids. I know the feeling, lots of peanut butter and jelly around here! LOL! And with this nice load of hay I got today, maybe I'll have some with a little salad dressing on it, it's really nice! Love, Marion and the blondes.

Come visit me, Nuttin But Good. Thanks Mom, Indy & H.T. #8300!, R.I.P. Hi Tech Image, #13300 THX Cisco and Herd & MWS Zippn By Indy, Thanks Bella Boo (DC) 17300!.

07/07/2014 05:16.04 PM Report This Comment
Have a Good Time
Leaving you a vote from my girls.

Come visit me, Kissed by the Sun (pending) & Whisper.

07/07/2014 03:48.18 PM Report This Comment
July 7th Newsletter

***HOTD Teddy 270586
Hi my name is King For A Day, otherwise known as Teddy. I am a 13yr old Thoroughbred gelding. I ride English, hunter/jumper. I like peppermints or anything mint flavored. Please stop by and leave a vote.

Congratulations Spots our HOTD!

***HOTM Copper 264309
***BOTM Zeena 255116
***COTM Spanky Jack 38743
***DOTM Grant 264816

Todays inspiration: “Strength doesn’t come from what you can do. It comes from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn’t.” - Rikki Rogers

Happy Trails...Team HOTD

Come visit me, Sierra, Misty, Cheyenne, Dakota, Cherokee*vote 4 Copper August HOTM! & ~Scout~RIP~.

07/07/2014 02:53.51 PM Report This Comment
voted! cute profile pic!

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07/07/2014 01:09.30 PM Report This Comment
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