Pure Heart of the Indian Plains

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on November 7, 2009, 8:00 am


by Violet Inkpen, age 13 The creek gurgled and flowed over the rocks. Three little children played in it, laughing and grinning from ear to ear. Their mothers washed clothes at the bank, humming songs of old. Also on the bank sat a girl, her dark hair hanging in her face, her pinto mare behind her grazing. Hugging her knees to her chest the little girl felt a sob rise in her throat when the mothers called to their children to not wander too far. Growing up in an Indian tribe with no parents was
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Breezy With a Chance of Hot Cider

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on November 5, 2009, 8:00 am


by HorseFeathers, age 16 Dear Readers, I am writing to you from my old wooden desk, here up north in the States. My little tawny, long-haired cat is purring away like a mountain lion next to the fireplace. The air is definitely chilly and I can already see my breath in the air. Thanksgiving is right around the barn and we all have something to be thankful about — HORSES. Am I right girls? The trees look as if they were splattered by paint from God’s personal palette. Not too long ago,
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They’re Outta Here!

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on November 4, 2009, 2:40 pm


This is the back of my car all loaded with prize packages for the 2009 Fiction Competition winners. (Plus my helmet and paddock boots, of course — gotta be ready to ride wherever I go!) Because the autographed copies of Black Beauty were delayed arriving from the publisher, it took a bit longer than expected to assemble everything. Fortunately I happened to have a trip east planned right as the books arrived at the author’s home, so I was able to get them autographed for each winner
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Remember

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on November 4, 2009, 8:00 am


by Rochlia, age 14 A dream came to me, a memory of old of a young girl calling my name with a voice sweet, so full of love her gentle hands reaching to touch my muzzle but slowly she fades into the moonlight just a vision, she disappears I neigh to her, but none answer my cry mute darkness shuns me, the shadows try to silence me I kick the cruel bars that hold me captive Oh, how I wish I could gallop to her to hear the girl call me once again though I know I’ll never again see her She is part
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Can’t Live Without Horses

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on November 3, 2009, 8:05 am


by Carolina Cowgirl, age 12 There are some things you can’t just live without. Of course there is food and water, clothes, and knowledge. But there are other things too. Things that are such a big part of your life and you just don’t think you can live without them. These “things” are horses. From the first time you see their eyes and touch their soft velvet nose, you instantly fall in love with these marvelous creatures. Unconditional love is formed and you will never quit
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The Lesson

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on November 3, 2009, 8:01 am


by DianaLUV♥, age 12 Floating through the air, Moving like one, No gravity pulling us down, All time stops. Salute and move off, Like a new car, A slight squeeze, Will release the pressure and make us move. I forget the world, The sorrows, The pains, And myself. We are but one, Flowing with the rhythm, Created by your hooves, Pounding softly against the sand. And the canter, The breeze easing my hair out behind me, Which makes my heart sing, As we revel in the bliss. A perfect halt, A reluctant
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Through the Eyes of a Horse: The Round Up

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on November 2, 2009, 8:00 am


by Violet Inkpen, age 13 My name is Ginger, and I am a mustang! My herd lives between two mountains, in a peaceful valley with a gentle stream trickling through it. The land is filled with peace, along with plenty of food to spare! We all enjoy it here, with so much happiness. Our leader, Razz, is very valiant and courageous. We all love him. Life seemed perfect right? I used to think so. Until the day when I lost everything. This is what happened… The sun was sending rays of light and warmth
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Rounded Up Mustang

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on November 2, 2009, 7:55 am


by Violet Inkpen, age 13 Looking into those eyes I see a fire burning, Looking into that heart I see a deep yearning. Looking into that face I see an urge to fly, Looking at those strong legs I do not wonder why. To be free is a beautiful thing! Galloping like you had wings! To be caught, trapped, trapped in a chain With nothing to loose and no one to gain. Life isn’t always a fairy tale. Not all horses are free to sail! Looking into those eyes I see a captive’s sigh. I wish that I could help
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Now

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on November 1, 2009, 8:00 am


by Madelaina, age 14 My girl talks about her dreams, of glory and rosettes, of satin gleaming and untouched that she could call ours. She recites these ponderings now, as they dawn with the sunrise. But I only care for her voice - one which glows and is as honeyed as the morning sun is gold. And I flick at the lonesome fly, pivoting my fuzzy ears and staring back in the way that makes her smile. I have no dreams, my ambitions faint in my heart. My girl dreams daily, her will fueled with passion. And
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All Those Ribbons

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on November 1, 2009, 7:55 am


by Michelle, age 12 In the world of horses, shows can prove to be a very important part in any equestrian’s career. Though always winning is not necessary, it can never hurt to get a few blue ribbons. This blog is mainly for the girls competing at their first show, which is almost always a simple dressage test. In other words, this is a guide to perform that training level test like you own it. Even if this isn’t your first time showing, it’s always a good idea to keep these points in mind… 1)
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The Legend of Shadow

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on October 31, 2009, 8:05 am


by Violet Inkpen, age 13 The campfire crackled as the last of the flames burned brightly. The hot coals flickered against the rock surrounding the pit. A tall, plump man sat on a fallen log, using a stick to stir the coals. Three children sat around him, eager for him to tell a story. Finally he sat back, a smile on his face. “The legend of Shadow,” he began. Everyone was already in awe; Shadow, the phantom horse everyone always mentioned. No one ever told the three girls the story,
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The Medallion

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on October 31, 2009, 8:00 am


by Pal’s Pal, age 11 “Wow!” I said, staring in awe at the copper medallion I had just found in the antique shop. It reminded me of my horse, Shimmer’s, beautiful, glossy copper colored coat. I looked at the price tag — five dollars. I dug in my pocket for the ten I always carried. Pulling the crinkled bill out of my pocket, I grabbed the medallion and headed to the cash register. “Is that all for you?” the man at the register asked. I nodded. “Here’s your change little
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Sleeping Hollow for Eternity

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on October 31, 2009, 7:00 am


by HorseFeathers, age 16 I watch over the murky laden swamp once called a forest many generations ago. Long gone are the foolish two-legs who used to inhabit this earth. Now, once again the creatures can prosper. I watch them grow and pass on back into the earth from which they were formed. It has been centuries since I dwelt near a place the furless ones called “Sleepy Hollow.” ——————————————— I was a
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Secrets

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on October 30, 2009, 8:00 am


by Stargazer, age 13 Emily Foster had just put Ciervo, her thirteen year old gelding, in his pasture when she heard the truck and trailer pull in and come to a stop. The young thoroughbred stallion inside let out a shrill whinny, and there was a chorus of whinnies as the eight horses on the Foster’s farm responded. Then her mom and dad stepped out of the trailer and came around to meet Emily, who had hurried to the trailer. “He’s definitely traumatized. He’s been kicking the trailer the
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October 29th

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on October 29, 2009, 1:02 pm


I LOVE FALL. I love the change to crisp days and cold nights — perfect for curling up by the fireplace with a cup of hot cocoa and a good story. I love watching the trees change from green to orange, red and gold before shedding their leaves to the earth. I love seeing animals prepare for the change, their coats growing thick and fluffy. From my vantage point, the shifting seasons are Mother Nature’s way of gently and beautifully reminding us that life is all about change, where one
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Feeding Your Horse

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on October 29, 2009, 8:00 am


by Allison, age 13 Feeding is probably the least thought-about aspect of horse ownership. Sure, everyone knows it’s important to feed your horses. But the right amount and type of feed can be more elusive for many horse owners. Here are some steps you can follow to get on the right track! Check with your vet. They can tell you if your horse needs any additional supplements, and if so, what they are. Your vet will know about any specialty feeds that would benefit your horse and the right amounts
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Turn That Frown Into a Smile!

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on October 28, 2009, 8:00 am


by Violet Inkpen, age 13 Ever had a bad day? Raise your hand, because we all do! Did you ever look at a picture of a horse and think to yourself, “Boy, bet they never have bad days?” Well, guess what? They do! Just like humans, horses have feelings. What can you do about a bad day? My answer to almost every sad feeling is usually HORSES! Pretend you are riding a silver horse through a cloud, white wings on either side. Your heart will soar with the horse and soon you will be grinning
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Everything’s Not Perfect

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on October 27, 2009, 8:00 am


by Madelaina, age 14 My horse is my everything - my breaths, my pains, my life. She warms winter into spring and keeps me out of strife. Each nicker, nuzzle, neigh A loyal, heart-laced touch, my horse still fights for her own way but I love her just as much. She bears an angel within that dares to rival vice. Rearing, kicking like an evil twin, she makes me love her thrice. Sometimes she might let me fall, she won’t always lend a wing. But she’s a free horse after all My horse is still
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Generations

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on October 26, 2009, 8:00 am


by HorseFeathers, age 16 Time passes with each breath every heartbeat, every thought Each second that I live will never come again I have grown, I have laughed, and I have cried I have seen old steeds pass on and the rebirth of new foals I have watched the wild horses return from the mountains to spring pastures season after season I do not wish to live in the future because it is not my time or my place Every autumn I plant an acorn in the fields where the yearlings play For I know that when
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For Always and Ever

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on October 25, 2009, 8:00 am


by Peanut, age 9 For always and ever I’ll stay be his side and never leave, And we will never part, during hardships and peeves! He may be old but he’s sparky and cool. I love him he is great, And he, just like me, will never give in, and he’ll never finish late. For always and ever I’ll love him oh so, And he brightens up the days that are sad and low! He is so cute and that’s no lie, Leaving him? I’d rather die! For always and ever I’ll love him forever, And
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