Parachutes, BEWARE!

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on June 19, 2011, 3:32 am


by Kristi5678, age 13 One day I was riding back from a trail ride with my sister. We were just rounding a bend in the path when two big shadows covered us. O.M.G., I thought. Two giant parachutes were flying over our heads at least five yards away. My sister’s bay pony started to freak out and took off. “Woah! Stop, boy!!” she was yelling and trying to keep her balance. The little gelding took off at a gallop off the path into the neighbouring fields and stopped abruptly, making my sister
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The Galelings

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on June 16, 2011, 12:00 pm


by HorseFeathers, age 18 Skies beckon with empty rooms soon to be filled with downy clouds The breezy buzz of gliding high stirs joyous nickers into flight Not a herd nor a flock but a Gloria none the less White rain to golden apples A plethora of singing colors To some they are the Pegasi to others winged beasts of the sky Galelings is the bestowed name For their wings gust the windstorms
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Equicise!

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on June 15, 2011, 12:38 pm


ENERGY. I enjoy my coffee in the morning, but the fact is I don’t need artificial stimulation to get moving — I’m naturally caffeinated. If you’re a person with a lot of energy, you know that if you don’t release it in a healthy way, it’s no fun for you and the people around you. Think of it like this: If you ride an energetic horse, you make sure your horse gets moving before you climb in the saddle, otherwise it can be challenging to contain your horse’s energy. I’m
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Caught the Bug Again

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on June 13, 2011, 1:05 pm


by Peanut, age 11 Bow your head, close your eyes, Don’t wonder why, look to the skies, And feelings overcome you, And you think the world is done with you, Remember what inspired you~ Your first chance at the rest of your life, In that saddle sitting up high, The stars glowing down upon your face, Taking your world in a loving embrace, And think, and know, and feel tonight, That he’s up there with the stars so bright. And remember that it will always be there, That love for horses and
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My Latest Epiphany

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on June 11, 2011, 1:45 pm


by Julia, age 17 I remember being ten years old and leaning against the black-painted fence that separated the spectators from the riders training within its confines. The spectacular shining coats and flowing gaits of the horses reminded me of runway models — tall, leggy, and stylish. “The older girls,” as I always referred to them, would ride around bareback like they were born to do it, and as far as I’m concerned, most of them were. It’s only a matter of months until I’m eighteen
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Fly Away, Fly Away

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on June 7, 2011, 1:05 pm


by XDDXDD, age 11 I’ll spread my wings and I’ll learn how to fly Over the hills and into the sky Across the playa, and into the sun When I’m riding we are united, one No ocean can conceal our bliss Nothing’s stopping us, just make a wish To ride free, unendingly And fly away Pegasus of the sky, racing the stars Cultured and free, free of all scars When people ask “Who do you live with?” I say it’s just my spirit and even though it’s a myth Into the mist we ride, horse and rider Mistaken
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Track and Field

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on June 3, 2011, 2:03 am


by Peanut, age 11 How many times has someone told you that you can’t do something you love? For me, quite a lot of times. An example of one of these times was today. We had track and field tryouts in our school. I have juvenile idiopathic arthritis in both wrists and one ankle. I was trying out for track and field whether my joints hurt or not. I was running for Gulliver, my old horse. He was sold a few months ago and yet he was still my best friend in the world. I was running because that
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War Heroes

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on May 30, 2011, 2:27 pm


by ddog777, age 13 Danger here, Danger there, Our war horses didn’t stop anywhere, Through battlefields over and yonder, Never once did they wander, War torn and battle worn, They brought us through, No, not another friend more true, We love and cherish our war heroes, Whether four legged or two. Second Boer War Horse Memorial — Located in Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons More to read...Finding and Editing Horse Images
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To Horses, By a Horse: Honey… Again!

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on May 30, 2011, 2:20 pm


by Leopard Appaloosa, age 11 —————— FOR HORSES EYES ONLY —————— Hay again every-horse! It’s Honey here. if you haven’t read my previous blog, I suggest you should — I had lots of positive comments about that blog, so I have decided to come back and tell you more! ********************************************** Wherever you are, you are probably being ridden a lot. If you don’t want to, then just follow these steps to NOT being ridden: Show your owner you are unfit
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Writing Non-Fiction

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on May 28, 2011, 7:31 pm


General submissions are open, and we hope to give our readers some great content to feed their love for horses! To help encourage more variety and originality, let’s talk about non-fiction… BE ORIGINAL  & TRUE. Non-fiction can be challenging and many authors struggle with how to make it original, particularly when writing something that incorporates fact and learning from other sources. Here are some tips to help get you on the right trail: Read articles with information to help
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So We’ll Just Ride On

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on May 24, 2011, 9:00 am


by Peanut, age 11 A crooked road that I will follow, And trip once or twice, The goal still in sight, And I’ll keep walking though I’ll tire, Now the stakes are getting higher, But I’ll just walk along… And though you may try and stop me, No one can stand in the way of dreams, Especially stubborn me’s dreams, Go call me relentless, I just don’t give up do I? But you can’t win without a fight, But I’ll just walk on… No need for hate on this journey, Only
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Spring Contest Voting: 12 & Younger

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on May 19, 2011, 1:07 pm


What’s your favorite artist & author collaboration in the 12 and younger age group?online surveys
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Spring Contest Voting: 13 & Older

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on May 19, 2011, 1:06 pm


What’s your favorite artist & author collaboration in the 13 and older age group?customer surveys
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May 17th: Contest Voting + What’s Next

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on May 17, 2011, 12:58 pm


Dear Horse Girls, I hope you’re enjoying spring, and for those of you who are winding down the school year, I hope you’re not feeling too much stress. Remember: Full on summer will be here before we know it! I have some exciting plans for my summer, and would love to hear yours. Please read on for details and news from behind the scenes. SPRING CONTEST. Thanks to everyone who entered the Every Picture Tells a Story contest — your collaborations are wonderful! We had good participation
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Alfred

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on May 16, 2011, 9:00 am


Story by Toppyrocks, age 14 | Illustration by HorseFeathers, age 18 In the most eastern part of a huge grassy field a slightly chubby pony napped. He had already spent all day grazing and rolling in the sweet grass, as well as being fed treats by the granddaughter of the elderly couple that owned him. The pony’s name was Alfred, and he led one heck of a great life, but it hadn’t always been that way. * * * * * * * * * * When Alfred was just a young horse, he lived in a field with many other
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Her Sunrise

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on May 14, 2011, 9:00 am


Story by HealingHorses, age 14 | Photo by catscowgirl, age 16 Taylor Marie Stevens was giddy with excitement. Yet, she was also kind of nervous. The time had come for her mare, Promise, to have her foal. Taylor had been anxiously waiting ever since her dad, Tyler Stevens, had told her that Promise was in foal. And that had been quite awhile. Now, at 4:45 am, her mom, Marie Stevens, had just woke her to tell her that Promise was getting ready to foal. With a feeling of excitement, anticipation, and
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The Picture

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on May 12, 2011, 12:56 pm


Story by Leopard Appaloosa, age 11 | Illustration by HorsesForever, age 11 It had always been there. The picture of the horses had been in our living room for as long as I could remember, and even longer yet. The ornate gold frame was tarnished after many years hanging on the wall. I didn’t know anything about the picture; the photographer, horses, or even whose land the horses are on. None of my friends and family knew either. Well, not until my grandma came down from England to visit. She caught
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The Mare

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on May 10, 2011, 1:00 pm


Story by HorseWings, age 15 | Illustration by Tasha, age 16 They were there again. Seya could hear the gentle plodding of hoof beats and the quiet nickers of the small herd as they got closer to her tent. She listened to them until she just couldn’t stand it anymore and needed to see them; then she slowly worked open the bottom part of the zipper that held her tent flaps together. Slowly, she peeked out and looked over a scene that appeared to have come straight out of a dream. Twelve horses of
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Wild Hearts

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on May 8, 2011, 4:03 pm


Story by Wildmustanglove, age 11 | Illustration by XDDXDD, age 11 Taylor Lawson yawned, wondering what she should write. She was sitting at her desk in her room staring down at a blank notebook. At school two days before, the teacher had given the whole class an essay assignment that had to be done in one week, and Taylor had NO idea what to write about. She closed her notebook and gave up for the day; she had to go outside and do ranch chores, and she wanted to still have enough time for a ride. She
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In the Tempest

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on April 30, 2011, 2:06 pm


Story by HorseFeathers, age 18 | Illustration by HorsesForever, age 11 “Come on, Jarreth you promised to clean out the attic this weekend!” called Grandfather. “Yeah just a second, I have to get past the fifteenth level of Xtra Roadrage,” Jarreth muttered while concentrating on his video game. “Young man, I’m gonna be “Xtra Outraged” if you don’t get your rump up those stairs.” “Mhhmmm? Yeah sure that sounds fine.” “Jarreth Michael Richards if you want to spend the evening
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