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RAKASHA nice I love Palominos. I have only owned a couple with all my years but they will always hold a special place in my heart.

SIEGRID - Your mare is gorgeous and the artist is quite talented. I love the combination of shadows she is using with the golds and reds. You don't see colors outright but they are there and just bring in the under carriage (Chest) right out front.

I am missing my horses today, it's so beautiful out today I wish I was able to just go for a short ride. Not today, not tomorrow, but it's coming for sure. I managed to drop 7 lbs this past week. A bunch more to go but I am trying.

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This is a painting of my mare that a friend of my daughter is in the process of doing....it is not finished yet, but she is painting it on a canvas Of 40in. by 60in.

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Quarter Horse also registered with Palomino

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Thank you both.


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Gorgeous drawings!

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love your drawings. you are very talented with being able to draw.

that's one thing that is a weakness i have. i can draw stick figures and that is about it.

have a fun day!

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I just went and bought a VEIKK A30 Graphics Drawing Tablet with 8192 Levels Battery-Free Pen - 10" x 6" Active Area. A cheap table that is used for sketching or drawing. Now I have some very expensive ones back in Michigan I use but I thought I would save a little and buy this to try out so that I could still computer generate my art.

I was elated to find out how much I could do with it. Very simple to use and best of all it cost no more than a good dinner out. When it arrived from Amazon I could not wait to try it out and in less than an 30 minutes....I came up with this. Since I love horses I just had to incorporate them into my design. I

Here is it - I am going to title it as FREEDOM



It's just after midnight and I just finished my second drawing. Nothing to intricate and very simple. I live this little pad. I did not use objects here just a more realistic style. No special horse just from my imagination of what I feel beauty should be. Am I saying my horses are not that beautiful, not true I have captured many of them in my blogs alone with family portraits and other things. This was just a mindful sketch with no coloring but it did take me about 2.5 hours to complete.



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WOW, That is AMAZING!!! Animals are awesome. when they feel loved they seem to do anything for you as Aggie had for you granddaughter. Beautiful Granddaughters and horse. i bet there wasn't a dry eye when Aggie passed. Beautiful story, thank you for sharing it with us. love the pictures. Aggie was one super lucky horse.
your Husky is funny on how she don't like to be outside. she is beautiful. the school i went to in Pgh. Pa the mascot was a husky.
Tawni loves outside and playing in the snow. today i wanted to get inside and Tawni didn't want to go inside. she actually sat down in the snow and didn't even budge. Panda my older dog and is an Aussie, she will just lay in the snow.

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TOTALLY AMAZING!!!


Now, where's my tissues?

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Tawni looks great good job, they both are cute as a button. I love the way dogs get excited in the snow.

One of my dogs in Michigan is a Husky, she loves being out but only so long, winter or summer, she is not a sled dog or could never be an outside dog. Her mind says turn up the air but not too much in the summer and turn down the heat but not to much in the winter. When she is let outside in hot or cold weather without 30 minutes never more she is back at the door begging to come in. Once in she jumps in the middle of the bed and snuggles up and falls to sleep. She is not a regular snuggler, She doesn't like you to demand her attention, but she will demand yours from time to time.





I to agree I love the picture of your riding in the lake or riverbed. This will give you great memories.


Ok, this is going to be a long story. Maybe you will take the time maybe not but either way here goes.

Another rescue story.

I got a call from a local VET in Newago Michigan about 70 miles north of me. She told me she was at the scene of a horse that had gotten out of her pasture and was on the ground. The owner wanted her(the vet) to put the poor thing down. I asked: “what was wrong with it?” She told me the horse was out in a wooded area just off the road when it came upon a couple of coyotes. She fought them off the best she could but between them they had tore at her back end and she was pretty messed up. A by passer had witnessed almost the entire event. When they pulled up and kept blowing their horn the coyotes took off. They called the police and waited for the police to show up before they left. The police located the local owner and when the owner inspected the scene, they had called her to come and terminate the poor horse.

She had heard of us and some of our stories through the grapevine and thought we might like to take a look before putting the little thing down. “I’ll hook up the trailer I told her and head your way it will take me about 90 minutes to reach you”. “No need for a trailer" she said,” just a big truck will do”. At that point I said “what’s the point if she can’t stand up to get into a trailer she must be too far gone”. “Just come take a look” she said. “I think she would stand a chance in the right hands”. I agreed to come and see for myself. All the way up there I felt I was just wasting my time and fuel on a dead run. I had my 13-year-old granddaughter with me, to keep me company for the ride.

It was just over an hour because I made good time and maybe went a little faster than the local limit, but over all made it. As I pulled up seeing her on the ground covered in blood and not even lifting her head, the state police officer there along with the vet I had a bad feeling in my stomach without even stopping the truck. I pulled over and got out and watched the look on my granddaughter’s face as she slid off the big 350s front seat. I went over and walked around as the Vet continued to talk to me, she had the mare on sedatives to keep her calm, all the damage was in the back end she said, she had sutured as much as she could under the circumstances, she had put in over 290 stitches in different tears. The mares’ hind inner thighs were completely destroyed mussel tissue and flesh had been torn from the bone. “I feel you” I told the Vet “but truly there is nothing I can do. I wish I could be we are not set up for this sort of situation and I have three needy horses in my barn now that require attention around the clock”. I knew when I said it, I had spoken too soon.
My granddaughter was sitting on the ground with the mares’ head near her knees she was bent over the mare crying and asking me to come look at her. “She wants us to help her” she cried. “I can see it in her eyes g-ma, please come look at her”. I started to explain to Alexandra that we just could not take on this poor mare and to put her through any more pain would not be wise or helpful, but as I seen the look in her face I stopped, grabbed my phone. I called AAA our auto insurance road side service. A woman answered and asked me where I was and what was the situation. I began a story that took me about 15 minutes to get through and hung up to wait on a call back. I started with “I am so sorry to call you but I don’t know where to begin. I need information only not auto service related. I need to find a local tow truck that has a cloth tow hitch, I can’t use a crane lift with a chain. I just need to know which service station to call that are local.” Then I began to tell her why. When I was done, she said she will make a few calls and call me back. My granddaughter had her arms around my waist thanking me telling me how great I was. Of course, I didn’t think about it at the time but looking back I have to agree with her. About 20 minutes later I received the call back telling me they located a tow truck with the required lift. “It’s on its way” she said. I thanked her and hung up. I was surprised that the State trooper was so willing to stay around and not try to rush us with anything. He and the Vet were amazing and I had to live up to their expectations.

When the tow truck arrived, I explained what I wanted him to do. We would all help him get his cloth lift up and around the horse and if he could pick her up and put her in the back of my 350, I would appreciate it. He had been informed ahead of time the circumstances and he took it on his own advisement to bring along 2 moving blankets to put on the bed of my truck before depositing the mare. With some cunning and a bit of wisdom and a lot of sedative we managed to get her loaded. I was given the name and information to the owner of the horse by the state trooper. When I ask about the cost of the tow call, the driver said that it was all paid for by AAA. He also said if it wasn’t by the time, he was done he would have paid the bill himself rather than have us pay it. I thanked him and watched as my granddaughter crawled in the bed of the truck.

“You cannot ride in there all the way home Alex. It’s against the law”. Well I should have known I was losing this whole battle by bringing her along. She went on to give me at least 10 reasons why she is/was riding in there as she stated she was. She could have stopped at the second reason she had me there. “If she comes to, she might will be scared and she might try to jump up and fall out while you are driving”. The Vet gave her a syringe full of medication and showed her where to inject it in the vein if needed before we made it back. “I know how to do that” Alex told her “I have been giving shots for a long time”. She settled in lying down below the bed so she could not be seen and right at the neck of the horse, wrapping her arm over the mares neck we were locked and loaded. I bid everyone goodbye and that trooper watched us ride off with horse and child in the bed of the truck and did not say a word.

We kept the little window in the back slid open so I could hear and monitor what was going on back there. In transit I called ahead and told my husband what had transpired. “I’ll be here waiting for you two, drive safely” he said. When I pulled into the driveway both my husband and my son were there waiting, they had rigged up a make shift sled with a 4 by 8 piece of plywood, covering it with carpeting stapled to the underside so the carpet would not slide off. Hooks at one end and a chain connected to the hooks. Alexandra jumped out; the boys opened the tail gate putting the board up to the back of the truck on a loading angle. All of us pushed and pulled on the blankets and mare until we were able to slide her onto the ramp. The hubby then put his forks up and under the sled and her using the tractor to lower her to the ground. He then backed up and went to the head of the ramp and hooked the chain to PTO shaft and lifted her up just enough to drag her over the yard and down to the barn where he had rigged up a lift that hung in the foaling stall from the rafters. The boys dragged the pallet with her on it into the stall unhooked the tractor and chain moving it out of harms way. They managed to get the lift they made around her middle, it went from the front of her belly to the back so no tight bulk strain on her intestines. A crank was turned and we watched as she was lifted up just high enough to take her back end up about 6 inches off the ground. Her front legs were left on the ground.

There she stood for the next 11 months. I spent hours pulling scabs off her wounds as she began to heal. She was indeed isolated from getting out of the stall but she had no problem adjusting to using her front two legs to spin and manipulate her way around the 20 by 12-foot stall. Within a few weeks she could fly from the back window to the feeder when it came to feeding time. Her lift was on a cable that extended across her entire stall. Early on I contacted the owners and they explained they were a breeding farm and since she could no longer breed, they had no use for her. But they were nice enough to send her papers to us. We learned her name was Beautiful Appligate registered as a Half Arabian, as a Pinto, and as a Breeding Class Mare. Tripled registered and she could use none of them. We nick named her Aggie and it so suited her. I have 100s of great stories regarding Aggie, this is just one of them.

After her wounds healed, I decided to lower the lift and put her four legs back on the ground. I did make sure that she had support with the lift so there would be no falling if she could not manage to stand. It took several more months before she was strong enough to stand on all four. Once I felt she could I had the entire lift removed. Another month in the stall I decided to slowly let her out alone a little each day. I didn’t want another horse abusing her or causing her to run, so she stayed alone all that summer. I watched her wobble as she walked not always balanced but never falling. Her outings expanded over the months from 15 minutes daily to finally she was out all day and just brought in at night. She moved from the big stall to a regular stall 10 X 12. She even found a friend on both sides of her stalls. Our stalls have open fronts so they can hang out and bars on the sides so they can see through and mingle. During this time, she had a pasture with her to buddies, by the following spring she was released into the herd, which was fine for she was stalled next to the head mare of the entire farm and that mare was her buddy. Royal kept all the horses in check and I felt she would protect Aggie and I was right.

Two and a half years later she was still wobbling around the place. She could run but could never keep up with the herd. She looked deformed but her heart was made of gold and she had this personality that just grew on you. I knew no one would ever adopt her so she became a mascot for the rescue. I had documented every step of the way.
Alexandra now 16 years old came in to inform me that she thought she could develop Aggies mussels at least what was left of them to make her stronger. She was going to train Aggie, after all just being in the field again came that word useless. “You can’t put your weight on that poor pony” Aggie was just under 14 hh making her actually a big pony. “Yes, I can” she argued “if she can’t take it, I will give up but I think I can make her stronger. She will be able to get out to the back forty where the grounds are larger but more dangerous for her now. Since she can't do much she should be allowed to spend time in the back with the others that can;t do anything but eat”. That girl I will tell you when she sets her mind, you will either fight daily or you will give in, I gave in but demanded she do nothing without me present. So, it begins!

First light round penning twice daily. Baths twice a week. Liniment rub downs daily, legs wrapped and booted when in training. Within 30 days Aggie met Alex at the gate when she got off the school bus as if she was looking forward to her coming to get her. Second month the bit went into the mouth and saddle on the back and the long lines went on and she was taken from the round pen to the arena learning how to move off the bit. Aggies training went from 45 min to one hour all the way to two sometimes. New blanket that winter new halter with name on it, new saddle that fit her small back. All team matching equipment just like all of Alexandra’s show horses. Alexandra would come home from school at 3 pm begin her routine of grooming 15 minutes, saddle up and ride each horse for 40 minutes, put away and head to the next horse. She had three show horses and with Aggie added to her list she had four horses she had to maintain daily 7 days a week. Winter passed, spring was in the air and things were going great, or so I thought. Aggie was building to my surprise a stronger rear end and moved less awkward. I was up at the house one sunny day watching from a distance through a kitchen window. Alex exited the arena on her NSH Stallion entering the stall area. I smiled I had always loved her devotion to her horses. I went about doing my house work when I came around to the back of the dining area where the double doors led to the upper deck of the house, I saw a sight that sent shivers through me. I slid open the door forgetting to close it ran across the deck screaming taking the steps two at a time maybe even three. Luckily, I didn’t end up in traction. Alex was on the horse in saddle going around cantering Aggie making sudden stops having her slide. Over and over. I don’t usually curse unless I am caught off guard and then it just seems to come out like a drunken sailor. “Get you’re AS* off that Fu**ing saddle” I screamed: She did stop and watched me come across the large yard running. “You are going to drop dead from a heart attack” she was smiling at me. Like it was funny or something. “No, I am going to beat your AS* “I fired back. “Yeah Yeah sure you are” came her reply. I stood there taking it all in. It did not take me very long to see that Aggie was in no pain, no sweat, no huffing, nothing. I didn’t even walk around to the entry at the gate I crawl up and over the fence to the inside of the outdoor arena to the side line sat on the bench there and said “let me watch what you are doing”. She explained as she continued asking Aggie to pick up her leads switching them back and forth. She said Aggie was really strong enough to start squatting that it would make her backend even stronger thus was the reason being the slide, she has to drop her back end and put the weight on it to stop. Of course I knew that after how many horses had I trained over the years, however I did not remind her of that I continued to just listen. She said she felt that she could teach Aggie to jump. Thus, came the next step, the beginning to a whole new journey in our lives.

Well here is Aggie in her fourth year with us, as you can see, she made it. Alex never took her to an actual event, but she did use her for her senior year on her High School Equestrian Team. Aggie took first place in every event she was entered in. She was even used because you can only register one horse per year on the equestrian team, as a barrel racer, believe it or not, but we have the photos and trophies to show. All FIRST PLACE, She became a local legend. Three years later Aggie was paid 5000.00 to go to OHIO to compete in a requested competition against a jumping farm and their schooling horse. Well it was called a donation to our RESCUE center at the time. Her story hit the news and a jumping club in OHIO felt we exaggerated our story for the good of the rescue. They asked us formally and openly on our website to bring the mare and show proof of her jumping. They seen her in person when we showed up at a dog show in Columbus earlier that year and all they saw was a deformed pony that should have been put down. They offer a $5000.00 dollar donation to bring her down there to their farm and prove our story.

It took Alexandra all of 30 second after seeing that posted on our site for her to respond, asking for the address. Alexandra invited everyone that wanted to show up to come. She notified the local paper that covered us at the EXPO to show up. They did along with other so horse lovers that read about the invite. Maybe a total of 45 to 55 were there just to watch the event. I can only tell you what I know and it’s can be found in the archives of THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH. Aggie stole that event, she hit her jumps with room to go. She got the attention she deserved. The nice thing was we took the $5000.00 home with us, and the Jumping Club became annual donators to our non-profit rescue. They would send us 2500.00 every year for the next 10 years. Aggie went on to become a lesson horse for my youngest granddaughter Savanna and her first show horse on the local 4H shows in both English and Western. Those girls could do it all.They loved to trail ride and Aggie had no fear going into the ravines, jumped across ditches and loved swimming in the lake. When Aggie came to us she was 6 years old, had one foal, we had her for sixteen years and now she is buried in our cemetery on our farm in Michigan with many of our own great horses, dogs and a few cats and one old goat.








This picture is Aggie leading the ride. My oldest and youngest granddaughters. Then







The girls NOW






Savanna off in college age 19 studying Bio-Chemistry

Alexandra- running the farm (retired the rescue) - Clinical laboratory technologist









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love the pic of you and your daughter on a ride.
reminds me of my younger time and riding my second horse and in the lake close to whee i had him boarded at. he loved the water and splashing in it.
don't have pics of him on this computer. will have to find some of him.

this is Tawni at the end of December. she loves the snow.

Tawni and Panda wrestling in the snow at the end of December.
Tawni as grown since we first adopted her.



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PandaBear42 said it well = GORGEOUS!

I am also eagerly awaiting the story about a 'miracle rescue'. I find it so amazing how some people find a way to do such wonderful things for horses (especially worst cases). Joanna, you are a saint! Sue, Montana and the puppy are so lucky to have you. You both inspire me -Thank you!

I'm not sure when or if I ever described my horses in this forum, but nothing has changed here horsewise for 7+ years (except age). My first horse is my TB that I got when he was 6 - he is now 18. My second horse (my daughter's first horse) is a much smaller Arabian (was 11, now 19) Both were free, Slate because of his chronic suspensory ligament injury, and Sunny because the lady couldn't afford him once she rescued another horse. I don't think of myself as their rescuer, but I'm sure glad I was able to take them when they were presented to me.

This pic is of my daughter Amber on Sunny, and me on Slate this summer.


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the offspring are gorgeous. always wanted to own a paint like the first 2. my second horse was a flea bitten gray. some think he could of been a Lippizzaner. he really was a great horse for me. had to put him down at the age of 35. my first horse was a Tennessee Walker. he was old when i got him, but the best horse to learn on and with.

i know and have seen people with horses and have no idea what to do with them, like feeding them right, riding safely around people...need i say more.

Montana will probably be my last horse. i love doing the daily barn work of picking the recycled vegetation and throwing each pile separately onto the bigger manure pile. love getting the exercise. love brushing her and even picking her feet. i can work on her without even having a halter on her. she will let me do whatever i need to do. i can even lunge her without a lunge line. she will back up with just me asking her to back up. she will even step forward when asked.
right now the lymes treatment has been super expensive.

right now i'm working on training a 6 month old rescue puppy. her first 10 weeks of her life had to have been pure hell for her. have had her for a little over 3 months. she is doing pretty good so far. she has lots of energy that she needs worked off a few times a day.

Tawni, the pup on the dog bed. she was 3 months old there. Panda is my 9 yr. old Aussie on the floor. was working on making fall wreaths for a craft show in a few days.

it's late.must get moving. looking forward to hearing more on the special rescue.

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Oh my gosh, between 1999 and 2014 I took in a little over 2100 horse, ponies, mules and a couple of goats. I could never afford to feed them all. We would nurse them back to health, train them if needed, and then adopt them out. I was able to adopt out just over 1800 during that time. The ones that could not be ridden, or had serious problems, or was just waiting for their time to come ended up staying with us. In fact we quit taking them in in 2012 closed our doors for adoptions in 2014 and still have a couple on the farm that have been with us all this time. Even my JJ Dakota, my paint Stallion, he came to me as a 4 month old, and because I chose not to geld him he was not adoptable. He was shot when he arrived. The owners husband went on a rampage and shot the poor boy. Thankfully it went through his shoulder. The owner she called the police, they called us, we picked him up. By the time we arrived he was down and could not walk, being young my two girls and I were able to lift him into the bed of our truck and bring him to our place, where a vet met us on site. He was down and when she cleaned and fixed the wound she wanted him to stay down for a few days. We had to hobble his legs so he could not get up and put him in an area he could not trash around in. That could have caused more bleeding. My granddaughter then 16 slept in the barn with him to monitor him, during the day while she was in school I was with him to monitor him. We hand fed him along with gentling moving him around in circles to clean his stall. He stayed like that for 7 days on the ground. Of course he healed, and turned into a stunning young horse. I usually geld all the stallions that come in so they can be adopted out. But the owner was nice enough to produce papers for him and when he was two I transferred him in the farms name. I went 10 years before I decided to breed him to two of our mares. We breed Arabians. I had two 4 year old mares that were in need of breeding so instead of using our Arabian Stallion I chose JJ. Oh boy did he throw color. The first year two beauties, so we bred the mares the following year and and they had two more beauties. Then he was so full of himself, he broke out of his stall that same year and got into a pasture and bred every mare that would let him near them. The following year within days of each other we had 9 mares with color babies. Only 3 of the horses were ours, the rest were rescues. He was beat up and kicked and tired by the time we got back home, but he was out grazing with the girls. That was and unplanned pregnancy hehe as they say. I don't know how he did it but he breed a mall pony that was barely 38 inches tall and he breed a old Warm Blood that threw twins she was almost 30. Unfortunately we lost her giving birth and one of the babies, but the one that survived turned out to be just perfect. But, without papers they are just rescues and well he became a diamond in the rough for a young girl to grow up with. Our adoption fees were just 200.00 with a restriction on selling or giving away our horses. If they were no longer wanted they had to be returned to us. We state registered each of them, and monitored their status annually. Over time it just became too much. I got old, my granddaughters grew up and went off to college, my grandson could only do so much, my husband maintained the grounds while holding a full time job he never worked with the horses. Volunteers became hard to come by, and so did families that wanted to adopt. Every young girl or boy wanted a horse until they realized how much work goes into keeping them. So we had to close our doors for the rescue. But it is still online to look us up if you are interested. hugs2horses.com

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THEN



All four took multiple Michigan State Titles, and each of them went to take National and Scottsdale titles before being sold.

But back to the rescues I will tell you a story tomorrow about a rescue that was a miracle. It;s a long story so I really don't want to tell it right now. But tomorrow for sure.

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Thank you.

Montana is such a sweet girl for me. wished i had my camera with me today. it was snowing and Montana was standing outside n the snow enjoying he snow. she looked like herself today. like herself before lymes disease.

i give you credit rescuing horses. do you ever re-home the horses or do you just keep them?
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Sad story. I run a rescue and have taken in many horse with so many ailments. hugs2horses.com I have seen some things in my time so I truly understand. I feel so sorry for her and you, but mostly I want to thank you for standing up and staying with her at this time of need. It takes a special type of person to do that. You have a big heart.

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Thank you.

Montana is my only horse and she is on a neighbors ground and is an only horse there. she will never carry a rider again due to what she has been through with the lymes disease. she is now in 2 special boots on her front feet due to things not done sooner. her coffin bone turned and is almost through the sole of her foot. both of her front feet are bad. i didn't know that the vet had a portable x-ray machine or i would of had her x-ray Montana's feet when this all started and she was showing signs of founder ten. Montana lost her left eye to Equine recurring uveitis (commonly know as moon blindness). she had this when we got her and didn't know. we tried to save her eye for over a year, but when her retina became detached, we lost the battle and had to have her eye removed. that year we tried to save her eye was we borrowed a horse trailer and made many trips to the horse hospital about 100 miles away. unfortunately didn't have the opportunity to borrow a trailer this time to take her to the horse hospital so we had to deal with this new vet. this has been a nightmare dealing with the lymes.

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I agree I love the country side view And poor Montana going through all the hard times. But, look at the good side for the last 13 years she has had you as her benefactor. Love can go a long way. She still looks healthy is she able to carry a rider or just for viewing pleasure. All my horses are healthy enough but they are getting up in age so a couple or more for just my pasture pleasure and will pass and be buried on the farm.

I look forward to hearing more about Montana. Is she your only horse?

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Beautiful horses and beautiful views everyone! So sorry for Montana's health. Hopefully she will pull through this challenge!

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Wow! What a fantastic view!

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stopping by and introducing my horse Montana and what we are dealing with now.

this is Montana in her healthy days.

this is Montana with a doe and her 2 fawns and one of them or several other deer or whatever wildlife visits her pasture are the culprit of what she is dealing with now.
we have been dealing with lymes disease since beginning of Sept. 2019. we didn't find out that she had lymes disease until middle of Oct. 2019.
we had a new vet as the ones we had retired. now i wish i knew more and suggested right off to have her tested for lymes disease.
i have learned so much about lymes disease now, but unfortunately at Montana's health. this girl has been through so much since i acquired her about 13 yrs. ago. she has not and still hasn't given up.


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RAKASHA he is stunning and so is your country side. Absolutely beautiful.

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Sounds like a fun way of getting your walking in. Unfortunately I spend my winters away from the horses and cold of winter. I am in Vegas with my son for the next 5 months. I go home for the horse show season starting in the spring of the year. This is how I do my walking when on the farm be it horse or dogs. I pony them for a trot or a run depending one which one I am taking.



While I sit my big butt in this...so not the most effective way to get in the 100 like challenge right now.



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Your paint is absolutely gorgeous! Maybe I can entice you to join my 100 mile challenge... Original challenge by Steve Halfpenny is to hand walk your horse 100 miles in 30 days. I am going for 100 days of hand walking this year. Great exercise so far! And helping me to really bond with Stinker Pony. OOOH! A new name...

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Mud Monsters!! Absolutely! Took blankets off today because the sun came out, and they all promptly rolled in the sloppy mud... the new "workout" anyone?

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Absolutely loving the photos - Thanks for sharing!

Both mine are mud-monsters right now, but nothing else has changed. It is very good to hear about the new addition. I am looking forward to reading about your progress.

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Cute as a button, and oh so funny with all the names. Most important he makes you happen right? My horse is a Paint named JJ Dakota just JJ to me. He is the only Stallion left on the farm. And my last born Paint. He is one of two paints I have left all the rest were Arabians. I went into breeding them for my granddaughter, her horse of choice. I kept JJ around to breed half Arabians because is is homologous guaranteed to throw color. He has produced some beautiful colorful babies. Unfortunately since we had so many Arabians and Half Arabians he got left out so I had to break him and train him and I am the only one that could ride him. Now I am to heavy and he is just sitting around wasting away. I need to loose some weight and get back into the saddle.



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Here is a pic of my new Fell Pony . (Before all the snow!) Previous owner called him Jackson, I can't pronounce his real name, and I keep calling him Bug, Little Man, Cookie Monster... who knows what name he'll wind up with!

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PETIESGIRL, I am thinking that might be his name. Maybe not but it would be a cool name PETIE. Believe it or not...our Haflinger is a mare and her name is GARY, hehehe too funny but true.

When you get a chance share some photos.

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My newest acquisition to the barn is an adorable black Fell pony! Think, Queen Elizabeth's mount, and you will get the picture. He is 14.1hh, so just a little too big for breed standard, but he is perfect for me. Interestingly enough, he feels just as large as my quarter/paint Pete that I have been riding and showing! He is my motivation for keeping the weight down this year.

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I am down quite a few this year. Some have died off, some got sold, and some were given away.

Don't ask me why I give them away but occasionally I do seem to give one away here and there. If I have one that is cable enough to keep going but I can't find the time to give them and selling them would not benefit either myself or the horse I hunt for someone that has a lot of love and a proper amount of time. I offer them the opportunity to own a registered working horse at no cost and I even offer to board them if they do not have sufficient means of boarding. I found this becomes a handy bartering tool for additional hands around the farm.

But, what I do have in my barn right now are three NSH (National Show Horses) between the ages of 8 and 18. All in good health and still in the show right.

I have two paints. My Stallion a black and white we call JJ and our old faithful red roan and white we just call Roany. Roany is a retired barrel horse that was really fast and limber in his time but these days he is mostly used to pasture or he volunteers to give young riders lessons. He is a big boy at 16.2 but way up in year and no longer is used for speed. He is the perfect beginners horse. JJ on the other hand no one rides him but me and since I have gained so much weight he is really not being used at all these days. He is a solid 10 year old paint.

I have a Haflinger Pony, who is as wide as he is tall. Stands 12.4 and strong as an Ox, but getting up in age so she too is just being used as a part time lesson pony.

Then I have three young colts...all two years old. Just going into ground training this winter. My granddaughter wants to get them all three in the show ring next spring as HALTER horses. Two Chestnuts - GUNZ N ROSES- AK and FEEL THE THUNDER -AK born just two weeks apart. One Grey HARLEY D -AK he is going to be so dang pretty by next year...almost a charcoal grey. I am sure that will lighten over the years but for now...its really a pretty color. He will be the only Western colt out of the group also.

For me I will not breed anymore or take on any more young un-broke horses, way too much work for my old bones. My granddaughter puts in all the work but even she is limited in time for too many. Not like the old days where I would work 10 hours a day with them, she works outside the farm in the medical field and have very limited time so after stalls and maintaining the barn she has only a couple of hours here and there. Sad...but true.

So that's my breeds what about yours?

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Hi everyone.

I'm new to SparkPeople and so of course the first thing I needed to do was find the horse people!

I have a 21 year old PRE Andalusian mare that I have had since she was 3 1/2. Her name is Ella (Elegante).

Anyway I have about 70 pounds to lose before I'd look good enough on her to enter a show or even a clinic. I ride her mostly western on trails right now but my background is hunter-jumper and she's trained for low level dressage. So we are a little or everything, master of nothing, and "cross-dressing" between disciplines!

Having less weight on her poor back, able to ride with more endurance and not feeling self-conscious about my size while riding are all motivators for me. being at a point where I could handle a full hour lesson of riding would be amazing. Right now I get too tired.



Glad to meet everyone! I'm in Virginia!

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Wow, he is beautiful and such a great shock. Sad that any animal goes through such disparate Unfortunately he isn't the first and won't be the last. We can just pray and hope that more of them are rescued than lost.

Would love to know that he is being developed into a great show horse. Do you ride him?



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Hés gorgeous!! Look at that tail......

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15 year old Arabian gelding we rescued from slaughter sale....imagine my shock when I got his papers and found out that Huckleberry Bey is granddad on both top and bottom....he is now just a big brush baby until I can actually ride him.... emoticon

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The most we've ever had in our barn at one time was five, so just a small "herd". A Saddlebred, wow! Now there's a breed I've never even ridden. Appaloosas are great. We had one when I was really young and decided to breed her. Witnessing that newborn filly, at age 12, was a special experience I'll never forget.

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WOW! That will keep you busy! How many are in your "herd"? We too have Arabians, Quarter Horses and a Saddlebred! We've got 5 in our "herd"; however, we have a neighbor Appaloosa mare that has been "visiting"!

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I've owned several different breeds, since I ride both English and Western. My stable has been home to Arabians, Quarter Horses, and one Thoroughbred.

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Wow he is BEAUTIFUL!!!

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I own a paint named Duke. He is a sweetheart. We also have 2 Quarter Horses. One we no longer ride, Rusty is just eye candy. Hoo Doo is my husband's horse and he does his best to live up to his name...

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Handsome boy!!!

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I just went down to OHIO and picked up a new NSH....National Show Horse .... 1/2 Arabian 1/2 Saddle-bred. I am excited to work with him. Still waiting on the three colts to get a little older before I start work with them. But they are coming along just fine....they are all very friendly and get handled a lot. Alexandra (my granddaughter) put a lot of hands on with them over the winter. They are just turning a year and they are beauties.



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Oh Siegrid, indoors sounds wonderful. Mine are all barefoot in the winter. The shoes make the ice balls worse, even with the special pads.

Now we are melting a bit so we have ice, snow, standing water and mud! Lovely mixed with the friesian's feathers.

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My mare is indoors and we have a huge arena. She is shod..shoes....for summer, so until it dries up more, it’s snowing now but still should melt fast, by the end of the month, it should be ok.
The people who do the trails have had it pretty hard this winter. Extreme cold (-45) hard uneven ground, then the temperature got a lot milder ..and the horse’s legs would , I’m not sure how to say this in English, in French it’t défonce, when the legs sink real deep all of a sudden and there is ice, great for cutting the legs....and now they can’t cross any streams because the ice is not thick enough.

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Feeding in deep snow and negative temps makes you really appreciate the warm days of summer.

Chiseling ice balls out of hooves is not fun!

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Beautiful pictures, and she looks like a fine rider with a good posture. I understand where she is coming from, though...
I used to barrel race, you know in prehistoric times on my T-rex.....lol


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She looks like a beautiful rider. I used to train and compete in 3 day eventing and then dressage. Now the only competing I've done is with the breed shows for the AQHA and more recently the Frisians for their keurings. I've got the gelding to take still, but he is maturing slow so I will wait until he is 5 I think.

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Perhaps down the line she might have it, but not now in the prime of her life she is afraid it will affect her riding and she would suffer than give that up even for a while. But, to be fair she is not in total suffering, just the beginning of it. She was diagnosed when she was 7 and went back at 12 and 14, but since then she just has learned to live with it. She has a bit of a posture problem, but refuses to let it show so by forcing to hold it straight she has created a stain that puts pressure on her spine leaving her with a minor constant back pain from the midsection to the lower section. Just wait and see is all I can do at the moment.




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Joanna my back is not something I usually talk about, but I thought Ishould explain why I don’t ride. It’s something I’ve learned to live with, have no. Hockey actually emoticon
Can they not operate on your granddaughter. I’ve heard of operations done at John Hopkins...

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Sadie, I agree that your Friesians are gorgeous. I would love to own one, but unfortunately, the cost of them put them out of the ballpark for my pocketbook. I could do nothing but ride him/her around the trails if and when I get back into the saddle. Saying that I can do that with a nice backyard horse and give them a good home. Our breeding horses are all Arabians or Half Arabians, which both my granddaughters show and sell. I am left with what's left over NO MONEY it all goes to them. Hehehe

Siegrid sounds like you are in a hard place but your weight is down which is a big plus. I think if I get some of this weight off pain or no pain I will feel much more comfortable just to get around and be able to handle myself a little better. We all do what we can do and at the end of the day, it's either a good thing or not. I can't imagine my life without having horses in it. Even if I never ride again I will always love just being able to look at them. They have calmed me many times over the years and filled my heart with so much love, I have learned so much. But not to be unjust, I have always had dogs and they do the same thing for me. I love animals in general. I do hope you find a happy medium in the pain department but not sure if you will. My granddaughter has scoliosis and at 32 she is starting to feel it more. She always had a bit of a problem with it but it never really stopped her but as of late she complains about her back more and more. She will keep working it until she drops I guess before she backs away from the horses. And it's not to the point of limiting her yet so only time will tell. My heart goes out to you.

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Your friesians are gorgeous. I don’t know if you watch Dr. Pol, but he is also in love Friesians and has 2. Great profile pic emoticon

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I think I will make that my profile pic for a while :)

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Here is a picture of my project horses. This was from earlier this winter before the snow hit. The coming 5 year old is in the back, the coming 3 year old up front. They are out of the same mare, different daddies. Both full friesian.

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Joanna,

Your Royal mare sounds like she made an impression on many people. Some horses just stand out of the crowd more than others. Sorry to hear of all your injuries and current limitations. I know that is frustrating for a once very active person. What a wonderful gift that your granddaughter enjoys the horses and is skilled enough to start them. I bet the babies in the earlier photo and taller yearlings now. Lots to keep busy with I'm sure.

Siegrid, Your mare is beautiful. One of my four is an AQHA. He goes back to Doc Bar, Mr. San Peppy. I also put on my weight from the stress of a child, working full time and juggling horses, bills and family. I would constantly snack to keep my energy going until I was at 226 pounds.

I have a big mare to start under saddle this spring/summer. She has been wearing a saddle for a couple years but still has a good buck in her. Makes me nervous. I used to start horses professionally in my teens and twenties. Then 30's hit and I realized I hurt when I fall, and lost some confidence. However, I am determined and want to start my own horses. Two of the four are mature and I started them under saddle. Now I have the Friesians, 5 years and 3 years this year. I think these will be the last babies I raise. 4 horses is plenty of work and expense.

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Whoops missed something. When I started staying home and then when I tried going back to work, that’s when I started packing on the pounds, I was always so tired that I would eat whatever I could put my hands on, lunch..chips etc. So I went up to 202,and one day I said enough is enough, that was when I went down to 140, and where I hope, no I will stay. Does nothing for the pain though.

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You, my friend, have not been lucky.....I really hope that eventually you will ride again.
Stenosis is a degenerative disease and the pain has gotten to be too much for riding, or cleaning stalls.
I did the opposite of you, when I went on Salary insurance in 2014,I was in the 140’s. Although I was still fairly active, I couldn’t stand for that long or do my job as a cashier. After 6 months the insurance company pushed me to go back to work again, but only a few days a week, and then they tried to push further, back to full time. I had trouble just doing 4 hours a day, every second day, let along 8hours, 5 days a week. None of my treatments worked and by June 2016, I also had a depression (still do) and I stopped work completely. One month later my salary insurance cut me off completely. I applied for disability and was accepted 3 months later.
And as time went on, the pain got worse, and movement is now limited, so I get to brush my Beautiful girl, smother her in kisses and she reacts back with me.

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Awe, me either I do not ride anymore. I shattered both my knees trying to break a young horse a few years back. I had to have surgery on both knees were full replacements. They were done 30 days apart for whatever reason they had at the time. Unfortunately on the second leg my right leg I did not have time to complete the full extension of the recovery before I was involved in an auto accident that shattered my right leg into 17 different breaks, but that knee was as solid as they come. I was in traction for 14 months while it healed, then they had to go back in and re-attach the Achilles heel that had snapped. While laid up in the traction I did nothing but eat...I could not do anything including bath. So I ate and ate until the time came to remove the traction pins. I gained 70 lbs putting my weight close to 230 lbs. I thought I could get right back up and that with movement it would come right off. No, that did not happen. First I could not get right up and move, I had wait for another 60 days to get the Achilles attached. Without that, I could not even use my leg so I was stuck with crutches or a walker that would hold one of my legs up. After the surgery, it took another 4 weeks for me to learn to stretch the ankle in order to walk properly. Two years later I was doing ok but packing on those pounds did not help and the movement that should have come from the new knee did not bend properly. I could barely get a 30-degree bend instead of the 90 degrees they expected. So I am stuck with one leg willing to bend the other one won't and well depression set in, and over the next few years, my life altered a whole lot. I no longer could mount and if a horse tested me and I used my right leg it sent shock waves through my nervous system. So I gave up riding for quite a while, and the weight instead of falling off took to adding a couple of lbs each year. Now I am up to 262 lbs but I have worked really hard to be able to walk without any restraints and I get around pretty good. Until it comes to exercising my legs will not bend, I can't get to the floor and up again without looking like a blundering fool. I was up to 280 last year but I have been working hard to get it down. All I am able to really do is walk it off and eat better so it's a slow process. My husband built me a mounting block but I feel sorry for the horses ...Arabians are not as big as QH's and all my QHs are gone so I will not put the weight on the horses back. I want to get down to at least 200 before I try to ride again, yet I am determined to RIDE. I do whatever I can for the horses, I clean stalls, groom (until I have to pick hooves or clean lower legs then I am out of it there too). I've turned over the training and breaking of new horses to my granddaughter. I do watch from the ground two sets of eyes are always better than one. I give tips but she seldom takes notice of them anymore. Hehehe...I am being put out to pasture.


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WOW......
We,competed ages ago barrels and such, both hubby and me. When we bought Montana we decided we didn’t want to compete anymore, just to enjoy ourselves. She is really good on the trails, but she remains very alert.
I don’t ride anymore, at least not in winter, maybe 10,15 minutes in summer, because I have stenosis in my back, so my big pleasure now is brushing. I love brushing and massaging her....

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I had a hard-headed mare Dandy Star Bar out of the Bar line and bred her three times to Impressive here in Michigan which for a long time the Impressive line was full of excitement. The Bar- line was known for that stubborn attitude which made her a handful to handle and as much as she was beautiful in truth she had that ugly roman forehead and looked like a knot. Hehe, but she produced three wonderful Impressive foals for me. The first I broke and sold for a good price to pay for my investment in breeding and buying Dandy, the final one we named Impressively Dandy, I wanted to keep her. I trained her myself and she could clean 6 up and 6 over without even trying. At home she was the Cadillac of rides smooth, big 16.2 and wide but of course she had that Roman head and that attitude. Well at three years old, we entered our first competition (event jumping). We started out great but for some reason on our 5 jump her back hind quarter did not clean the jump as expected and her right rear foot went down, we slipped and she was falling so I thought, she was so strong she pulled herself up and managed to do it with me on her back. Of course, I dismounted, the vet there said she broke her foot at the fetlock, it snapped right in two, they wanted to put her down. Said she would not ever be able to carry any weight again even if it did manage to heal. I did not have the heart to put her down so we bandaged her up trailered her home on three legs. She stayed in traction in a stall for 8 months while it healed, then went out to pasture at 3 years old for the next ten years.

One day I was watching her out there and saw her kick another horse in the chest so hard it tore him open and sent him flying. After fixing him up, I brought her in and started her back into groundwork, thinking if I can't ride her I will breed her, making sure her back end was strong enough to be mounted, so at 14, 15, 16 and 17 she produced four nice foals. Nothing quite as big as she was or as talented, but they went on to earn many points in Western Pleasure and were sold at a decent price. Well all except the last one, but then HYPP came out in the Impressive line, which is a nerve damage causing the horse to have problems, so the market fell out of the Impressive line and I could not give away an Impressive horse. I ended up keeping him myself until his death at 28. Now back to ROYAL which was what her barn name became because she was such a royal battch (hehe), when you took her out of the pasture or tried to take her away from her herd. She was top mare until she died. I retired her once more at 17 after her fourth foal, all studs by the way.

That granddaughter that loved Arabians and we were now breeding Arabians for her to show was turning 9 and she wanted to jump. I had no jumping horses, but push came to shove and I decided to see if it would be worth me training an Arabian to jump, see if the granddaughter would hold interest or if it was a passing fancy. I bought Royal back into the ring at 21 years old and started her under saddle that first summer slowly. She picked up very well and by the middle of the summer, I had the granddaughter on her...at 70 lbs she was not very heavy. By the end of the summer, she did her first jumping event with my old QH at a local 4H show. Nothing too big this mare could walk over ...3 foot jumps. There was no looking back for the next 10 years that mare jumped through 4-H shows, High School Equestrian Team years, and at 31 we retired her once more but not totally she needed a job to curb that attitude so she became my trail horse. Nowhere I could not take her and get her through, our river bed, into the lake, through our woods, down our trails and roads, she did cross country the state of Michigan twice in her 30's a 13-day ride from one point of the state to the next. Unfortunately, no one else could ride her, with that attitude she would and could give them hell so no one wanted to deal with her except me. The granddaughter got tired of wrestling with her just to get her moving and gave up right after high school. No one else dared but her and I had an understanding, I saved her and she would respect me. She died at almost 40, I turned her out for winter and as spring came on she laid down and give up. Boy, did I love that mare.

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She used to hate having baths, as had never had one before we purchased her at 8 years old, plus she was greenbroke 8years later my hubby gets many compliments about how smooth, and talented she is. While we ride western, hubby has thought her a lot of classic moves also.
As for her breeding, it’s an old line and she looks exactly like her grandpa, Doc O Leana.

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Actually, she looks pretty relaxed. Nice and stout big strong back. I like her. I am an old QH breeder from back in the 70's and 80's then switched to Arabians in the 90's. I miss my QH's

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I have a registered Quarter Horse named Montana Micoleo
Here she is having a bath, not her favorite thing.

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Ok, so over the weekend I went to South Dakota and picked up three new babies....3 and 4 moths old. We have been busy getting them settled in. They were not haltered broke or touched very much. It's a slow steady process but I think things will be fine in a couple of weeks. Just a lot of new contact they need. I have them in stalls for the time being they are not going out.

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Welcome to the team SCARLETFERN glad to see you found your way here. I am happy that you did. I hope we become good friends on our way along this journey for better health and the love of horses.

Love the pictures.....All of them are pretty, but I am not bias on any horse if it has 4 legs and can be petted it goes down in my book as a good horse.

I hope you spend your day with them...and have fun now that the weather is permitting. You mentioned you has a lot of muck....where are you from.

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So new to the group so here are the horses I have now. Tia is a Morgan Quarter Horse cross, this picture is about 10 years old at 26 I don't have a a more updated one she has barley and teeth to chew now and all her food gets soaked. Some days she eats lots and others not much. She looks more like my old Arab did in this photo when he was 28 I had him for 25 years he made it to 32. The other two horses I have are a 16 year old (guessing) Quarter Horse draft cross and a 21 year old Anglo Arab , Quarter Horse cross. The the Anglo is on the right side.

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Do you have any photos of Cisco? I use to be a QH lover...unfortunately my last QH died about 5 years ago at the age of 37...she was a great horse and even a better old girl. She was out of the Impressive line....I was breeding Impressive and then Hypp came out and although none of my showed positive my once great horses couldn't be given away. I miss her all the time...and now even more since I am talking about her. Her mother was Dandy Star Bar and Sire was Impressive, her name was Impressively Dandy, but we nick named her Royal..because she had this Dandy temper and could be a royal BITC* (hehe)

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I have a Quarter Horse named Cisco.

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Awe.... it's the dorky ones that make the best friends. They are so willing to be loved. And I think he has charter.


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