Revenge of the Ghost Horse

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on October 31, 2010, 1:00 pm


by Westerngirl, age 14 The darkness swallowed me as I headed toward the mysterious glow. I kept stumbling as I couldn’t even see my hand right in front of me. I finally bumped into the fence. The glow was just yards away. It started trotting towards me. Eventually it was yards away from my face. I rose my hand up to its white face. I stared into it’s piercing blue eye and blood red one. I found myself getting tired and dizzy. I dropped to the moist cold ground. * * * * * My eyes fluttered
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The Night of Dancing Shadows

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on October 30, 2010, 1:00 pm


by Violent Inkpen, age 14 This was it! Once a year Lilly River Farms would celebrate The Night of Dancing Shadows! It was said that long ago, when the stable was first built, on the night before Halloween, a girl saw seven horsey shadows dancing around the yard. They heard the hoof beats and nickers, yet there were no horses, only shadows. The next year that girl vanished. It is said that whoever sees the dancing shadows will vanish without a trace exactly one year later. Of course, Sky Conners
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The NightMare

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on October 29, 2010, 1:00 pm


by HorseFeathers, age 17 Sightless sockets an empty cocoon Cold as black fire and yet warm of rotting residue Hollow hooves a sound stiller than silence heard by all when faith is amiss Ridden immortality a mere reverie concierge to the terror realm I am the Night Mare More to read...Still Memories Reverie Nightmare: Chapter 1
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Mysteries of Shadow Lane

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on October 29, 2010, 12:55 pm


by Veronica, age 13 CHAPTER 1 Jane watched as green hills rolled by the dirt road. Grazing cattle and sheep could be seen in the distance by the Nova Scotia shoreline. The ocean appeared just beyond the small barns and houses along the road and the sky was as blue as the ocean. Jane always had a soft spot for the country. Growing up in Toronto, there was just too much traffic and noise. The country was a place she could relax. Other then the country, Jane enjoyed horses and animals. Jane turned
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Ghost Horse

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on October 28, 2010, 1:07 pm


by Cailey G., age 11 I put down the book I was reading. My eyes wide with fear. “It’s just a book,” I whispered to myself, yanking the covers up to my chest. I shut my eyes as tight as they would shut, and tried my hardest to drift into a deep sleep. But I couldn’t. The mystery and horror swirled around me as I thought about the book. “This book is for adults, Kayla, are you sure you want it?” my mother had asked me before I bought it. The old lady at the check-out
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A Whinny in the Wind

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on October 27, 2010, 12:29 pm


by Luna Digro, age 13 I hear a whinny in the wind. Where did it come from? Who was that someone That made that lovely sound? I can’t explain it Since I don’t see any horses around. Did my mind trick me? Or is a horse near me? More to read...A Wish in the Wind
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Ghost of the Caspian Sea

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on October 26, 2010, 1:06 pm


by Violent Inkpen, age 14 They come upon you in the blink of an eye The very sight of their faces could make you die Eyes that glow, teeth that flash, banshees that scream Is it truly terrifying, am I going to die, or is it a dream? Terrors, horrors, chills and fears Ghosts, goblins, cackles, sneers Haunted woods, dark paths of night Oh how we shiver and scream in fright But the thing that everyone WANTS to see is the Ghost Horse of the Caspian Sea He rides the waves and surfs the ocean His beauty
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The Ghostly Barn

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on October 24, 2010, 4:29 pm


by Icehorse, age 13 CHAPTER 1 “Sara, slow down! You’re gonna run into the fence!” I hollered. My best friend, Sara Callahan, was running toward a rickety, old fence at a full gallop. “Bree, you sound like my mom!” Sara called over her shoulder. But, she slowed her big-as-a-truck Friesian down to a trot. Sara was so far ahead of me that I had to kick my mustang, Spirit, into a lope. “Why did you try to jump that fence? You ride Western, not English.” I asked. “You know that I want
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Fuego’s Freedom

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on October 24, 2010, 4:06 pm


by HorsesForever, age 10 If you could’ve sworn you’d seen a horse Charging out of a flame Or forming out of an autumn leaf Maybe you’ve seen Fuego’s spirit For he is a whinny into the moon at night And a fiery, restless creature Starved of freedom His mortal self Couldn’t live off fenced pasture He is now a wild thing Every October he scours the scape For a place as remote and wild as his spirit Fuego may pay you a visit During his journey For a loco sort of liberty Will
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Welcome to Ghouls Horse Club!

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on October 24, 2010, 2:00 pm


Happy Halloween from a Kelpie by Madelaina, age 14 Dear Horse Ghouls, On behalf of the herd, I’d like to welcome the annual visitors who transform our virtual barn into Ghouls Horse Club. To help you feel welcome, GHCers have conjured up some spooky stories, poems and artwork (like the photo illustration shown here) to keep you entertained throughout the week leading up to Halloween. Look for creepy creations to be published in the FICTION and POETRY channels, and in the ART GHOULLERY. We
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Ghouls Horse Club Submissions are Open

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on October 8, 2010, 12:41 pm


Every year around the end of October, Girls Horse Club gets some strange visitors who think they’ve arrived at Ghouls Horse Club. To help our freakish friends feel at home, submissions are open until October 23rd for spooky horse stories and poems to be published around Halloween. You can submit as many stories/poems as you want, but we’ll be selecting no more than two submissions per author for publication. If you submit more than two, editors will pick their favorite(s). You’re
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Showmanship

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on October 5, 2010, 12:40 pm


by Tuft, age 9 Tuft here with a photo from a fun horse show I went to in late summer. My sister, HorseFeathers, participated in several shows in our area for the annual fall roundup. One of my favorite exhibitions to watch was the showmanship classes. To see how all the horses listened to their handlers on command was amazing. I experimented with the camera a bit and came out with this closeup photo. I believe it shows the unity of the horse and girl and how they respond to each other. My sister
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October 3rd

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on October 3, 2010, 6:01 pm


Dear Horse Girls, Welcome to fall (in the Northern Hemisphere anyway)! As you can see by the new blog banner, the season has officially changed at GHC and plans are in the works to host some events under the theme… FALL IN LOVE WITH HORSES. If you’re hanging out at GHC, chances are you’re already a girl who loves horses. Or maybe you’re someone who’s curious about horses and wants to explore that curiosity. Or perhaps you’ve admired horses from afar, but (for
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A Summer of Waiting

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on September 26, 2010, 1:06 am


by catscowgirl, age 16 Hi. This is the story of when my family and I were waiting for our two mares to foal. My family just started breeding Quarter Horses and we bred our stallion, Cinch, to two of our mares — Rip, a big buckskin, and Ghost, a rose gray. The first one that was due was Rip. We thought she was going to have her foal sometime in July so we started checking on the horses several times a day. One day we would think that she was going to have it; the next day, no foal. This went
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Keep Fighting

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on September 21, 2010, 8:00 am


by Icehorse, age 11 My horse is my freedom Whenever I have a problem She is there for me I wish I could say the same For the mustangs No one is there for them When the helicopters buzz above Forcing them into corrals Sure, they are there later, But they won’t ever understand What it was like to be free To gallop in the wind Without fear of humans Or the confinement of the cage We will never understand But we can try We can donate money to mustang sanctuaries We can write letters to the government I,
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This Summer That I Had

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on September 19, 2010, 2:03 pm


by caroline, age 11 This summer wasn’t perfect, and yet it wasn’t bad. It didn’t leave me laughing, and yet I feel so glad. I rode every day, two weeks straight, And then I didn’t ride again, but to do so I must wait. But in those two weeks, ever precious to me, I cantered for the first time, and felt eternally free. At the barn for the handicapped, I volunteered about. I spent some time with horses, and that’s what I think counts. Some people cannot understand why
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Reliance

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on September 19, 2010, 7:00 am


by HorseFeathers, age 17 Pure joy, they say, pure freedom is on the back of a horse But whose freedom, whose joy? Does it belong to the horseflesh beneath or to the burden on top? Who has control over movement? A true horsewoman knows that pure joy starts at the end of a rope with her boots on the ground A true horsewoman knows before freedom there must be trust intertwined Both must submit to each of the strengths One will follow and the other will lead that is how it was and always will be Faith
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Concentration

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on September 16, 2010, 1:05 pm


by HorseFeathers, age 17 This colored pencil sketch is entitled “Concentration” because of the focus of both horse and rider needed in dressage and practically every discipline. This summer I have been trying to concentrate on my riding, how to improve it and concentrate on the horse beneath me as well; listening to my horse and what she is trying to tell me. The picture is of my English riding horse’s sire. He passed away a few summers back, so I thought I’d draw a picture
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What I Call Freedom

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on September 14, 2010, 8:00 am


by Martha Lee Halstead, age 13 Hooves pounding, hearts beating as one Mane and hair entangled Wind whispering in two faces Discovering new places ∞∞ That is what I call freedom ∞∞ Hot horse-flesh surging beneath you Blue sky above you Dust kicking up behind you The whole world ahead of you ∞∞ That is what I call freedom ∞∞ More to read...Rejoice in Freedom Freedom Saving Freedom
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Leather

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on September 8, 2010, 12:19 pm


by HorseFeathers, age 17 Dampened jeans and hot leather combined Sweet horse sweat and human salt beads Sticky sun in a dusty earth patch Two dry throats and sore muscles Hearts thudding with heavy motion Work and play are all the same This is my day… More to read...Can You Hear It? Dance On On the Dusty Paddock Floor
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