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Standardbred from Lakeside, ON

Sterl May & Blossom ***PROUD TO BE HOTM***

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I am from Lakeside, ON and I've been a Club Horse member for 5 years, 6 months and 25 days

Nicknames: Sterly girly, beauty girl, my sweet

Age: 34 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
Blossom is a 2 year old mini, we got her to keep Sterl May company after we lost our wonderful Charlie due to colic in Dec/2016. Sterly was lonely and missing her buddy, we are hoping that Blossom will fill that void for her, she has never been alone.

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
Sterl May was HOTD for 3rd time October 31, 2013
Sterl May was HOTD 4th time October 31. 2014
Sterl May was HOTD 5th time October 31, 2015
Sterl May was HOTD 6th time October 31, 2016
Sterl May & Blossom were HOTM, April 2017

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
Charlie sadly passed on Dec3/2016, due to colic, Blossom arrived on Dec7/2016, hopefully to become Sterly's new best friend.

Thanks Sing for vote 1000
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Thanks Pippin vote 4000
Thanks Belladonna Vote 5000
Thanks Sadie Vote 6000
Thanks Blondies vote 7000
Thanks Cisco vote 8000
Thanks Cisco vote 9000
Thanks Charlie, Mackie & Mom vote 10,000
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Thanks Sadie Vote 12,000
Thanks Charlie and Mackie vote 13,000

"HORSE WISDOM: You can tell a Gelding, You can ask a Stallion, But you must Discuss it with a Mare!" (unknown)
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Clinic was cancelled today, they rescheduled for tomorrow. We missed all the bad weather, but a little E and N of us they got hit hard, 1/2 mile wide tornado across a major freeway. Big time mess.

Come visit me, Mystic, Cisco, Angel Meg, Bo and Jazz & Angel Nugget.

04/29/2017 05:57.58 PM Report This Comment
voted!
yes, im so excited for this little colt! He is a spotted saddle bred, he is out of a great bloodline. I really like breaking the colts out of his sire.

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04/29/2017 05:52.30 PM Report This Comment
Hi & a Vote,
Poor Mackie! It's good you have had Sterl May through all this. She is a very special friend to have.

Come visit me, Rocky (the blue-eyed wonder horse), Comet (has new home) & Cowboy (Thanks for HOTD 1/19/2017!).

04/29/2017 04:14.01 PM Report This Comment
My heart and prayers go out to you. Vicki & Big Jax

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04/29/2017 03:57.18 PM Report This Comment
A Vote for You!!
I did read how we met, and it is just as sad, (parts) now as when I first read it. I cry very easily when it comes to horses, dogs, and cats.
Spring rains are so beneficial to the plants and soil. Makes it hard when Mother Nature doesn't know when "enough is enough" Grass is really green now, after the snows, in fact turned horses, Jack and other steers out today "after" they ate their full at the hay feeders.
Dr. appointment went well, new dr. and she had her own farm near Green Bay, Wi before moving to Ladysmith. Was telling me how she milked her cows and made cheese. Only did not have a pig or horse, so when I left I ask her if she needed help finding a horse.

Come visit me, Mistic, Willow & Whisper.

04/29/2017 11:16.23 AM Report This Comment
R.I.P you two cuties.
Two very sad stories Mackies was sadder to me R.I.P you two cuties. I pledge to keep Hootie more healthy then that.

Come visit me, Hootie help abused horses and wild ones!.

04/29/2017 06:54.00 AM Report This Comment
I've enjoyed hearing Sterly Girl's story, but there are a lot of sad parts. I'm glad she is enjoying a green spring with her new little friend. I think a mini was a wise choice for her. Hope you and the girls have a good weekend.

Come visit me, Allie & BJ and his mom Gracie.

04/29/2017 05:53.16 AM Report This Comment
NEAR THE END OF THE RUN...
As we approach the end of the month, I would ask that you take a moment, if you haven't already done so, to read the "How we Met" section of Mackie and Charlie's profile pages. It pretty much explains what happened next for my Mackie. I will never forget that day. Something was just not right, when Dr. Cook came out, it seemed he took a longer than usual amount of time to examine him, and when he told me to "put on my serious hat" I knew in my heart it was not good. So, I found myself at the Equine Hospital yet again. Sadly, I came home alone that day. Sterl May has been my rock, she builds strong bonds and she has also felt the pain of losing these two wonderful horses. We left a vote today, have a great weekend.

Come visit me, Sterl May & Blossom ***PROUD TO BE HOTM***, Angel Sassy Mac Mar 8/95-Aug 8/07 & Angel Royal Mes Apr 16/02-Dec 3/16.

04/29/2017 02:24.02 AM Report This Comment
Love and Saturday votes.

Come visit me, SADIE.

04/29/2017 02:23.45 AM Report This Comment
voted!
Life is so much fun! I went out to the farm on Tuesday to clean stalls, and ended up with another project. One of the mares had foaled that morning and by that afternoon she was colicky and laying down and moaning so we got the vet out and he confirmed that she has a twisted gut and only surgery MAY fix it. So we ended up putting her down. I dont know how my hand got in the air, but sooner than later we were loading the colt in the back of my bronco truck, and I was taking him home with me. I just didnt want him to die. Hardly got him to drink that night, so I took to feeding him with a syringe and by today he is taking the bottle pretty good. He is already ruined, me and my sisters love all over him, they take care of the feedings for me when I have to work. He has to be feed every 4 hours for the first few weeks. He has a good personality, he has the want to live, he gets up and walks around and is curious, so I have high hopes that he will make it.
I will hopefully post pics of him, he is too cute!

Come visit me, Fancy & <>Pony Jack<>.

04/28/2017 04:57.41 PM Report This Comment
Sorry for Mackies loss the stories sound like he was a good willing horse:(

Come visit me, Hootie help abused horses and wild ones!.

04/28/2017 01:30.02 PM Report This Comment
A Vote for You!!
Still cold but some of the snow has melted. Still going to be cold all week-end, hope they are wrong again.
HOme from dr. appointment, hopefully things went good with test. New dr. 3rd one in 2 1/2 yrs. This woman came from her own farm, so easy to talk with. Said she had everything, but a horse and pigs. When I left, I told her, that I would work on getting her a horse.

Come visit me, Mistic, Willow & Whisper.

04/28/2017 12:24.11 PM Report This Comment
Hi & a vote,
It was so sad you lost Mackie. We are enjoying the stories.

Come visit me, Rocky (the blue-eyed wonder horse), Comet (has new home) & Cowboy (Thanks for HOTD 1/19/2017!).

04/28/2017 08:56.20 AM Report This Comment
MACKIE NEVER GAVE UP....
After the treatments for EPM, he was coming along nicely, with the help of Stephanie on the ground I was more and more confident with him, we did a lot of lunging and pole work. He had a tiny episode of ulcer due to the meds, but hey, after what he had been thru that was nothing. He was building his muscles and getting back to regular work plus as you can see from the picture on his profile page, he looked great. That picture was taken about a month before he died. Have a great day, we left a vote.

Come visit me, Sterl May & Blossom ***PROUD TO BE HOTM***, Angel Sassy Mac Mar 8/95-Aug 8/07 & Angel Royal Mes Apr 16/02-Dec 3/16.

04/28/2017 02:52.25 AM Report This Comment
That's some green green grass the girls are enjoying. Nice. Yeah, my poor BJ, by the age of 7, was practically unridable due to heaves and epm. The epm left him okay to ride, but he sometimes stumbles funny, like he isn't sure where his hinds are. The heaves is the bad one, allergic to some environmental trigger, so watering down the hay doesn't help, and he breathes hard for 9 mo out of the year. And he is so good and talented, it's a shame.
Anyway, drizzle and light rain yeaterday, so no riding. Hope you have a great friday.

Come visit me, Allie & BJ and his mom Gracie.

04/28/2017 01:26.18 AM Report This Comment
A Vote for You!!
I enjoy reading your comments, can feel what is deep in your heart....the love of your horses.
I feel like I should be saying Merry Christmas....well, we did get snow. First 2 days mostly rain, but north of us, schools were closed because of icy roads and conditions. My flowers are all hanging their pretty little heads and I think they were make it. Had 23 this morning, and I don't think it got above 30 all day. Just getting on HC and it is nearly 10 pm...time for bed. Mike had dr. appointment in Ladysmith this morning for physical. Mine is tomorrow, could not get them the same day.
Mikey went the other way to Marshfield, and will pick up some meds for the calf. Nearest Farm store around.

Come visit me, Mistic, Willow & Whisper.

04/27/2017 07:53.38 PM Report This Comment
I went to Tractor Supply, yesterday, because I needed more Freedom 45. They were out, so I bought Celebration Spot On. Don't think it's working well, because Sadie's swinging her tail around like a fan. The flies are pathetic this year. Equine fly spray doesn't help. The vaseline is helping Sissy. Just messy. Bought 2 fly trap bags. Putting those out, today. Dang egg ranch. Love and a vote.

Come visit me, SADIE.

04/27/2017 03:55.11 PM Report This Comment
I'm not mad at all just busy left a vote.

Come visit me, Hootie help abused horses and wild ones!.

04/27/2017 02:36.35 PM Report This Comment
I've been reliving some really good memories (and sad) after reading your blogs. Big breakthrough with Sunset today. She played hard to catch. finally got her haltered and decided to try and "send" her into the trailer. With a little encouragement, she hopped in, turned around and stood there quietly. Unloaded her, asked again, and she hopped in, turned around, and again stood there quietly until asked to step out. Cisco prefers turning around and riding backwards, too. Still 90% chance of TS Sat.

Come visit me, Mystic, Cisco, Angel Meg, Bo and Jazz & Angel Nugget.

04/27/2017 01:13.56 PM Report This Comment
Hi & a Vote,
Leaving a vote and reading your continuing saga. I probably won't have time to see Rocky again until the weekend.

Come visit me, Rocky (the blue-eyed wonder horse), Comet (has new home) & Cowboy (Thanks for HOTD 1/19/2017!).

04/27/2017 03:42.01 AM Report This Comment
TEST WAS POSITIVE..
I have always said, if it wasn't for bad luck, I'd have no luck at all. The EPM test came back positive. That just means the horse has been exposed, and stats show that 70% of horses in our area are exposed. But protocol was if you have a positive test and symptoms, treat, so we did. Treatment was successful and as Dr. Cook said, just chill..recurranceses so happen but are not common. You guessed it, so another round of treatment. Even this was not the end of Mackie, he was a fighter, and such a willing partner. After the treatment, getting back to regular work was like starting all over again, they need to learn "muscle memory" basically re train their muscles to work the way they should. That was when I found Stephanie, she was my coach and eyes on the ground. I have to say I was nervous, because before the treatment aside from the stumbling Mackie fell, while I was riding, I did not want that to happen again. Life was good again, we left a vote today.

Come visit me, Sterl May & Blossom ***PROUD TO BE HOTM***, Angel Sassy Mac Mar 8/95-Aug 8/07 & Angel Royal Mes Apr 16/02-Dec 3/16.

04/27/2017 02:30.09 AM Report This Comment
Hope things are going well with the queens. I rode Allie yesterday, just at a walk since it was still damp. It was nice to be back on after over a week off.

Come visit me, Allie & BJ and his mom Gracie.

04/27/2017 01:58.09 AM Report This Comment
HI Sterly & Blossom, here's a vote for ya. Well got the truck all hooked up and packed this morning. Let me tell ya, Honey is ready to go! OMG she's been going to the truck then the trailer, which one you want me in mom! Gave the boys some hay for lunch and then left with Marissa to go to the vet clinic and get the three boys all fixed up! Banjo was power float for his bad teeth. Cruiser and Bear were stifle injections and front fetlock joints also! They both will be ready to show then on Friday. Got home and turned Indy out in the baby pasture for like an hour of grass. Last he'll see of it till Monday. He'll be going in a dry lot with a hay rack with hay in it at Marissa's. Well thanks for all the good wishes for a good show. And we'll be back on HC Monday night! Love ya, Marion and the blondes.

Come visit me, Nuttin But Good. Tkx Sterly & Blossom, 17300!, R.I.P. Hi Tech Image, Tks Mom,Indy, Paige #17200! & MWS Zippn By Indy, Tks, Bella Boo of DC, 22400!.

04/26/2017 03:45.41 PM Report This Comment
I know this is condensed, but just seems like so many problems cropping up. Thinking back over the years, have had many problems and heartaches, too. I still don't know about the clinic. Had rain this AM, and the forecast is still 90% TS on Sat. Very windy this afternoon, cold front coming in tonight so will be in the 40's in the morning.

Come visit me, Mystic, Cisco, Angel Meg, Bo and Jazz & Angel Nugget.

04/26/2017 02:27.09 PM Report This Comment
Hi & a vote,
Love reading the continuing saga...

Come visit me, Rocky (the blue-eyed wonder horse), Comet (has new home) & Cowboy (Thanks for HOTD 1/19/2017!).

04/26/2017 11:42.01 AM Report This Comment
A Vote for You!!
Enjoy your comments about your wonderful horses.
Those little chicken wings were like little airplanes trying to take off. Room to try run and play.
Burr, it is raining hard since last night, at least no snow yet. I think the freezing part is tonight. Calves are doing good, no more runs, but the one with the swollen fetlock joint, I am still treating. I just wished I seen the cut or scrape a few days ago. It is on the inside of the joint, and looked just like a spot, since she has white legs with black spots up and down her legs. I washed and sprayed it last night, but with very little light it was hard to see what kind of job I did. As soon as Mike gets home, he can hold her still, so I can work.

Come visit me, Mistic, Willow & Whisper.

04/26/2017 09:19.52 AM Report This Comment
Aw look, Jackie between the two. Sterl is a good judge of character.
Not much going on here. Hope you have a great hump-day

Come visit me, Allie & BJ and his mom Gracie.

04/26/2017 04:38.11 AM Report This Comment
MACKIE SETTLED IN VERY WELL..
It seemed like he had always been there, Sterl loved him and Jackie was a happy pony. Mackie was a nice ride, easy to rain, learned to canter very easily and we were starting little cross rail jumps. I guess what I noticed first, altho it was very subtle, he felt like he was unsure where to put his feet, and he stumbled a lot. I know, every horse will stumble, but this was a lot...first I had his farrier check him out, all good there. so it was a Dr. cook visit. After a physical exam and a neurological ground evaluation he drew blood to test for EPM...tomorrow's saga, we left a vote.

Come visit me, Sterl May & Blossom ***PROUD TO BE HOTM***, Angel Sassy Mac Mar 8/95-Aug 8/07 & Angel Royal Mes Apr 16/02-Dec 3/16.

04/26/2017 02:11.55 AM Report This Comment
A Vote for You!!
Beautiful day today. Did alot of jobs outside, let the baby calves out, but only one went outside and ran around. But because it was so nice today, tonight there are "winter weather warnings" out for snow, ice, and freezing rain, just north of us. Mother Nature is surely fickled.

Come visit me, Mistic, Willow & Whisper.

04/25/2017 05:52.57 PM Report This Comment
Hi Sterly & Blossom, here's a vote for ya. Really glad that I got all I did done yesterday. Cause today was a wet one for sure! So I did house work to get the place vacumned and dusted before leaving. I hate housework! Boys got groomed and hay for lunch. Therapy this afternoon, after running to Harmon Drugstore for stock up items for the trailer. Then to therapy. Home and in the house, it was pouring out! Tomorrow morning I'll hookup the truck and trailer and pack just about everything else I need too. Just pray it's not raining. Then going with Marissa to the clinic with 3 horses. She has to pass by the place so I'll get picked up. Should only be about a 4 hour trip all totalled. Love ya, Marion and the blondes.

Come visit me, Nuttin But Good. Tkx Sterly & Blossom, 17300!, R.I.P. Hi Tech Image, Tks Mom,Indy, Paige #17200! & MWS Zippn By Indy, Tks, Bella Boo of DC, 22400!.

04/25/2017 04:41.49 PM Report This Comment
He was so gorgeous. Glad you had the time with him.

Come visit me, Mystic, Cisco, Angel Meg, Bo and Jazz & Angel Nugget.

04/25/2017 01:15.11 PM Report This Comment
Hi & a vote,
Went to Mackie's page too to leave a vote.

Come visit me, Rocky (the blue-eyed wonder horse), Comet (has new home) & Cowboy (Thanks for HOTD 1/19/2017!).

04/25/2017 07:21.04 AM Report This Comment
BRAY OUT MACKIE IN...
If you go to Mackie's profile page you will find out about him. Basically I have to say, he was the Standardbred version of Charlie. Such a nice horse, his life was a struggle, I miss him everyday too. Sterl loved him and Jackie did not have to be protected. I put a bunch of his pics below. Life was good, for awhile. We left a vote.

Come visit me, Sterl May & Blossom ***PROUD TO BE HOTM***, Angel Sassy Mac Mar 8/95-Aug 8/07 & Angel Royal Mes Apr 16/02-Dec 3/16.

04/25/2017 06:07.02 AM Report This Comment
The vaseline helps on Sissy's ears. I put some on Scruffy's nose, because the flies have been attacking him, too. In the 90's. Going to be turning on Scruffy's ac, soon, and hoping he and Sissy will be nice and share the doghouse. Need to build a new doghouse, too. but will patch this one for now. Love to all and a vote.

Come visit me, SADIE.

04/25/2017 02:54.04 AM Report This Comment
We had off and on rain yesterday so no riding (2.9 inches over sunday and monday!). I brought BJ up and trimmed his feet, but otherwise stayed pretty domestic- groceries, homeschool, throwing some stuff out.
Well, headed to work today. Hope you have a great tuesday

Come visit me, Allie & BJ and his mom Gracie.

04/25/2017 02:42.10 AM Report This Comment
voted!

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04/24/2017 06:16.54 PM Report This Comment
A Vote for You!!
That is so sad about BRay.
We had a nice, but very windy day. Clothes dried in record time, hung big heavy rugs out, (Too heavy for the lines,) hung them over bench and picnic table. Little chicks have their new home well broke in, the found the ashes, which are in one corner, and made good use of dusting their feathers. Would like to think of moving out the younger ones, but we are suppose to get down to a low of around 23, snow and raining all this week. Highs are only around 39-43. I better remember where I put my mittens last. I still am wearing my winter boots, but I never knew they were this heavy, in the winter time.

Come visit me, Mistic, Willow & Whisper.

04/24/2017 04:55.12 PM Report This Comment
Hi Sterly & Blossom, here's a vote for ya. So sad, poor girl just a few weeks and he goes and hurts himself so bad! R.I.P. Bray! Well even though it was overcast and kinda not nice, I did get a lot done! First was therapy this morning. Go again Tuesday afternoon and that's it till I get back next week. Then have 4 more weeks 2 days a week. I really feel it helped 100%. Got home and got all the weed whacking done. Then broke for lunch. Then attacked the lawn and all around the indoor and back by the manure pile! All done, wish I could get those two unused pastures mowed, but not gonna happen now! Boys were out while I was mowing, about an hour in their pastures. Love ya, Marion and the blondes.

Come visit me, Nuttin But Good. Tkx Sterly & Blossom, 17300!, R.I.P. Hi Tech Image, Tks Mom,Indy, Paige #17200! & MWS Zippn By Indy, Tks, Bella Boo of DC, 22400!.

04/24/2017 04:51.55 PM Report This Comment
Hi & a Vote,
Sad about Bray, but something like that can happen anytime to a horse. It was really nice here yesterday, so took time out late day for a ride on Rocky, along with my friend. Well, riding for me and Rocky I call, sitting on my moving couch! Blue & Shiva were along too and they love the barn.

Come visit me, Rocky (the blue-eyed wonder horse), Comet (has new home) & Cowboy (Thanks for HOTD 1/19/2017!).

04/24/2017 03:48.44 PM Report This Comment
Poor Bray. That was awful that he did that and she'd only had had him 3 weeks.

Come visit me, Mystic, Cisco, Angel Meg, Bo and Jazz & Angel Nugget.

04/24/2017 01:05.00 PM Report This Comment
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