Get The Most Out Of Your Riding Lesson

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on October 24, 2009, 8:00 am


by Michelle, age 12 When you go for a riding lesson, you always want to make sure that you get the most out of it. Though many of us are lucky enough to have our own horse and endless riding time and lessons, a lot of us (including me) can only ride once or twice a week. These types of people still want to improve, but it is obviously harder. Here are some tips on how to get the most out of you lesson: 1.) After each lesson, write down the new things you learned in a notebook only dedicated to your
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Alpha Squad: Trusting Others

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on October 23, 2009, 8:00 am


by Violet Inkpen, age 13 Sue ran home from school, waving a paper and shouting. Jimmy, Amy and Sarah were already in the barn in her backyard cleaning out the two stalls from the last horses that they had helped, Majestic and Comet. “Guys! You’ll never guess what I found!” she shouted, racing into the barn. Jimmy looked up from sweeping. Amy stopped the wheelbarrow and smiled. Sarah was just coming down from the hay loft where she had put away the extra hay. “Finding something
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One Last Goodbye

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on October 23, 2009, 7:50 am


by Jonannah, age 14 In your eyes pain lies there, you’ve given up, you no longer care. What brought you to this dreadful place? Where you no longer fight for your fearful case? Every inch of you is nearly gone, you’ve been absent for much too long. Happiness and joy are no longer here, instead your eyes hold a terrible fear. Dull and gone, where is that spark? Do you feel you’ve already made your mark? You can’t leave, no, not now! I can’t see you gone, I don’t
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Moonlight – A Foal’s Adventure

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on October 22, 2009, 8:00 am


by Rochlia, age 14 PRELUDE A very pregnant mare entered a small canyon clearing. The darkness around her nearly made her invisible. Black canyon walls rose up to meet a stormy sky. The clouds above covered the moon and the stars. The mare shuddered as thunder shook the rocks and boulders that surrounded her. Her legs weak, she collapsed to the ground in exhaustion and fear, and waited. The thought of her helpless, little foal being born in such a horrible place terrified her. Suddenly, she felt
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Horse and Rider: A Flying Team

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on October 21, 2009, 8:00 am


Photo Credit: rayand by Madelaina, age 14 There’s this thought I’ve been dwelling on as I tried other hobbies (most of these attempts I think I failed, but that’s not exactly the point). You see, when you’re doing gymnastics, dancing or even singing, you often do it by yourself and alone. You’re normally around others sharing the same passion with great talent; peers who you find you must prove yourself to. You have to fend for yourself when there are bullies, pick
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When I Ride

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on October 21, 2009, 7:50 am


by Carolina Cowgirl, age 12 When I canter I sway Peace fills my mind I feel as if I’m just a newborn Rocking in my mothers arms When I race, I glide Through the fields of green My heart sings I am unstoppable When I jump I soar I am a eagle in the sky Me and my horse become one As we glide in the sun I am an equestrian I am horse crazy I am a dreamer I am a cowgirl More to read...SlaughterRide From Your HeartWhy Do You Ride?
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Freedom Battle

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on October 20, 2009, 8:00 am


by horsewhispers, age 16 Fire burning and crashing, Within a stormy eye. The fury in his body As he raises to the sky: A loud and crying voice That echoes to the cloud His voice is loud and angry Straight and true and proud In his voice is a warning He will fight until the morning Against those who seek his liberty He’ll let them plainly see There is no death for liberty His spirit will fight on Despite the pain that is inflicted Until his body’s gone Fire burning and destroying Flames leaping
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Unbreakable Spirit

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on October 20, 2009, 7:50 am


by DianaLUV♥, age 12 He skims the ground with power so raw, More strength then all the oceans. A starlight glimmer, A story untold, He flies effortlessly through all motions. A bird is landing, Upon the sill, My eyes flutter open. My starlight horse, My unbreakable spirit, Is shattered by all emotions. He is not free, He is not here, He is not mine today. But I still dream of my dear horse, For my dream will live, Someday. I wrote this poem in the hope that anybody who reads it will be inspired
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In the Night

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on October 19, 2009, 8:00 am


by HorseFeathers, age 16 When the sun goes down this is their world… not ours They sing their songs of the hunt and call to the winds. Listen little one and remember it well keep your senses before you Breathe the silent stealth of the wolf through the earth and into your hooves Stay with me for all young seasons for if you falter and canter on your merry way, it may be the last time you do so Hear the warnings of the nightingale for she senses the hunters coming But if you hear silence…
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Heart of My Heart

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on October 19, 2009, 7:40 am


by Violet Inkpen, age 13 Love so strong Fierce as the sea Unbreakable bond is what you mean to me. Hearts joined together In love and song Though we won’t be forever Love will carry on. Four legs or two We don’t look the same But inside we do Our hearts share a name. Everything I say You understand! Each and every day You make it grand! Heart of my heart Our passions the same When time makes us part We’ll be together again! May the horses be with you, in all you do! More to read...The
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Wanted: Inspiration

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on October 18, 2009, 8:00 am


by Julia, age 15 The last time I sat down with the sole intention of writing to my favorite horse girls was all the way back in May! That’s five months, right? Math isn’t my strong suit… Anyway, I decided to write this when I was looking back through older blogs and fiction that I had written back in 2007. I came across the newsletters on Maggie, the HopeFoal that I was so inspired by when I had heard her story here at GHC. Determined to bring attention to that foal’s brave struggle, I wrote
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Their Power

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on October 18, 2009, 7:50 am


by Pal’s Pal, age 11 As I take up the reins tears are streaming down my face it’s been a long hard day and there’s no use in fighting with it and stare upon this barren place. With your silky mane and a muzzle of velvet your wings of purity your very essence washes over me. You take me in and let me fly you take me in and let me cry you seem to make the world stop and bow its head. And you soar on the wings of heaven and you never let me fall I lean on you. You clear my tears
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Learning From Different Places

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on October 17, 2009, 8:00 am


by Rebecca Shyly, age 13 I know that this is Girls Horse Club, but it’s also a place where girls like yourself can get writing tips (along with riding tips) and learn about writing style (along with riding style). So, I thought that this blog would be appropriate. I know that a lot of girls think school is a little boring. I admit it, I don’t always like to learn. But, I still do my best to pay attention. Because you never know what you might learn that will help you — especially
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What is Poetry?

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on October 17, 2009, 7:40 am


by Ginger, age 12 A poem is a story, words flowing as a song, it is a description, as a rhythm with words, like horses’ hooves prancing, or their manes flowing as they run. Horses in my poems you would think that they belong. In our little poems, our stories with a song, hooves prancing, gives us rhythm, the mane flowing, gives us song. Every time I read my poem, I think of the swaying rhythm, of a canter, or a short choppy little thought, like a trot, and a beautiful wild poem, with amazing
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The Story of Sege

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on October 16, 2009, 8:00 am


by Violet Inkpen, age 13 The world came at him in a flash of light as he was suddenly born. He squeaked, blinked, opened his eyes and for the first time saw his mother. He nuzzled her, she licked him clean. They touched noses and were about to share a bond, but suddenly a tan-colored stallion pushed him to his feet. “You shall be called Sege, and you shall inherit my position as Priest of Color. Now get up and be strong,” he shouted. Sege wobbled and fell, squeaking in surprise. “Tiger,
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Horsey Love

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on October 16, 2009, 7:15 am


by Izzy, age 11 I am tromping through the river. I am scared What will my master say? But, I argue She is kind. She finds me dirty and wet. Looking shamefully at her, instead of yelling, she smiles and laughs. Soon enough We are both muddy and wet, Not looking our best. But that is love. A horse and its master type of love. And that is truly what Girls Horse Club is about. More to read...GHC Lyrics Competition: Entry #1HoofbeatsIn Love With a Horse?
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Reflections

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on October 15, 2009, 8:00 am


by Madelaina, age 14 Braving the battles in the sky, she leaned against the glass, cloaked by the window curtains and watched the storm pass. There was no hope of riding nor of visiting her horse, as thunder and lightning quarreled about who showed greater force. The clouds wept endlessly, their tears staining the earth. What strange, greying air there was as they moaned for all they’re worth. Yet she stared at the reflections upon the glass of a photo frame. In them, the rain floated up From
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Dance On

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on October 14, 2009, 8:10 am


by Michelle, age 12 Three judges, Two hearts, One dance. Perfect movements, Executed confidently, Precise. Each foot fall exact, In rhythm, With two simultaneous hearts. Horse and rider combined, Moving freely as one, Together. Elegance as sport, A count down like no other, We can stop the clock. Three judges, Two hearts, One dance, Salute. More to read...Whisper of the MornLearning From Other SportsTwo Hearts, One Mind
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Bittersweet

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on October 14, 2009, 8:00 am


by Jonannah, age 14 “Jenn!” I opened my eyes to early morning darkness. “Go away.” I threw my pillow at the sleep intruder and covered my face with the covers. The pillow was thrown back onto me and I was attacked by my nine year old brother, Josiah. He pulled the covers off my face. “You gotta get up.” I sat up and pushed him off my bed. He fell with an “oomf”. “Why on earth?” I asked, pushing my covers back. “Dad’s leaving in ten minutes, he told you to hurry
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Lucky

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on October 13, 2009, 8:00 am


by Stargazer, age 13 As the bright sun shines down on me From my chest escapes a sigh For is it possible at this moment Another girl as lucky as I? Between us true connection His hooves maintain a steady beat I will always love the sound of this No matter what challenges I may meet The light shines from the heavens And shares with me its bliss For nowhere in this world Can you find a better feeling than this More to read...Run Run RunHoofbeatsWhat This Horse Has Taught Me
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