Egyptian Wildfire

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on September 12, 2009, 4:04 pm


by Autumn Thompson, age 14 Stacy Mulligan stumbled across the searing desert sands towards a canyon ahead of her, her head aching. She was lost in the desert of Egypt, all alone. And the only reason she was here was because her mom wrote travel books and had come here to research background for her next book. Stacy remembered her excitement when her mom explained that as a part of her summer vacation, she could come along, and they would actually visit the great pyramids of Egypt. It had been her
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Fire in the Vale

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on September 12, 2009, 3:56 pm


by Elizabeth Liberty, age 12 The stable yard of the Castle Vale was truly a magnificent place. The heavenly scent of the stalls and pasture drifted through the fresh autumn air. Leather and apples, hay and horses, moss and trees and sun on stone each added their part in the early morning breeze. The dew-covered grass sent up a clean, fresh, green perfume to waft into the noses of the stable-boys, whistling cheerful tunes as they went about their chores.The elaborately jeweled fountain sparkled and
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Valley of the Stars

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on September 12, 2009, 3:30 pm


by Tasha, age 14 “Honestly, must you always get yourself into trouble?” “But I-” “No buts. Quiet down while I try and get these burrs and weeds from your tail.” The young grullo colt obeyed, his long, young ears flopping to the sides of his head in submission. His mother angrily plucked debris from his now scraggly black-tipped tail, mumbling to herself about how foals could be such a hoof-full. Along with a various array of rubbish in his tail, the young colt also had mud splattered
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Four-Legged Hero

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on September 12, 2009, 3:20 pm


by Martha Lee Halstead, age 12 Fifteen-year-old Ellen Holwell stuffed a light sweatshirt into her already full bag. Her mind was still reeling from the conversation she had just had with her mom. “Honey, I don’t know how to tell you this, but this is going to be the last summer that you’re able to go to Aunt Rose’s, so make sure to make it the best visit possible. We’ll need you to stay home next year and take care of Rory, or else find a job to help pay for someone else to watch him.” Her
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Twister

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on September 12, 2009, 3:10 pm


by Horseangel05 (Amanda), age 15 My eyes popped open in the darkness of my bedroom. Blackness surrounded me as I stared up at where I knew my ceiling was in the darkness. Before I could wonder what had awakened me from my slumber, I heard it again. A sharp persistent buzzer followed by a shrill alarm. Having lived in Georgia all of my life I was used to the frequent bad weather, and I knew exactly what it was. The weather alert radio. I sat up in bed and strained to hear the radio. With my bedroom
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When I Say Forever I Mean Eternity

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on September 12, 2009, 3:00 pm


by Michelle, age 12 July 3rd “No?” I repeated, astonished. Mandy wouldn’t look at me directly. My eyes searched her face and found nothing. Mandy had been my friend since we were two, and horse crazy for even longer. For ten years I had put up with her nearly intolerable obsession for equines. Only recently has I begun to share her love for horses, and now what? A couple of months back she had convinced me to take a riding lesson with her, and promised me peaceful trail rides and hacks, as
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Think Your Work is Bad? NO WAY!

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on September 11, 2009, 8:00 am


by Violet Inkpen, age 13 I’ve been making up stories and poems for as long as I can remember. It doesn’t mean I was good at it. I’ve also loved horses for that long too. No matter how weird my writings were people believed in me. My mom included. I wanted to share a poem I wrote when I was little, about eight or so, and show you the mind of a very young Violet Inkpen. A wild heart that learns to fly Is a happy heart, don’t ask me why The horse that runs wild and free Is the
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Life in the Eyes of a Horse

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on September 9, 2009, 1:34 pm


by Peanut, age 9 Hello LeadMare, guest bloggers, and fellow JBs. Today instead of writing from the humans perspective, I will (try) to write in the eyes of a horse. Here goes— Photo by: R’eyes Every morning as I wake up I am happy. For life, for friends, and for all those who love me. I am simply a horse, yet I feel as though I am not limited to the equine boundaries. I can fly like an eagle, race like a cheetah, and love like the beings in heaven. I know many secrets that are only
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September 8th

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on September 8, 2009, 2:04 pm


MINI UPDATE. Things are galloping along behind-the-scenes in preparation for the competition results this weekend. The judges have reviewed all stories and will meet this week to come to a consensus on the winners. That’s no easy task — there are so many AMAZING entries — but once it’s done, we’ll be prepping the winning stories for publication and gearing up for the big day. You won’t see much activity until Saturday, but check the GHC News Nibbles (third box
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When I Say Never

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on September 6, 2009, 8:00 am


by Madelaina, age 13 I know I can run with you over all terrains, and I’ll never trip. I know that I can face problems head-on, taking the punches of those foul and I’ll never bruise. I know I can borrow skills to soar, the power to defy earth. And I’ll never fall. I know that horses are at my side, And when they’re not, I’ll never leave theirs. More to read...Have Fun
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Connections

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


by Rebecca Shyly, age 13 The horse world is huge. And when I say huge I mean huge! There are millions of people out there who all love horses. And who’s to blame them? After all, we all feel the same way. That’s why we’re here! So, with all those millions of horse lovers, it’s easy to connect with people. And with those connections, you can get really far. The reason I’m bringing this up is that recently I got an invite to pass out ribbons at a really big horse show
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Heart of Jade

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


by HorseFeathers, age 16 Grandmum is on her last seasons. She spends most of her days sleeping in bed or reading from father’s old Bible. Grandmum always acted strong and independent but the county doctor told me different. He confirmed that her old age had finally worn her down. Grandmum’s soul could depart any day now. I cried myself to sleep most nights knowing she was all I had left. After she was gone, I would be sent to the orphan’s house three cities away. Mum had died giving birth
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Spirit of the Mustang

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


by Violet Inkpen, age 13 The proud chestnut stallion narrowed his eyes as he saw the tan colored stallion lead his sunset colored herd towards the water. The chestnut and his herd was far off from the water and they watched the other herd closely. The chestnut was named Fleet after his father. His mother, Duchess, was a beautiful mare and, despite her white color, his father was a chestnut and so was he. He was the only foal of Duchess to become a chestnut, and he proudly carried the banner of his
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Fire, Water, and Ice

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


by Peanut, age 9 Wow, I haven’t blogged in a while. Don’t worry, I was just taking a break… Well, currently at my barn the bridle buddies (nickname for me, Monkey and Katie, our friend) are working on a play. I wrote it and named it Fire, Water, and Ice. I thought I’d give GHC’ers a taste of what it’s about. Here goes– One day in a large forest there was a fire pony, an ice pony, and a water pony. They all wanted to see who was the best so they planned the
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Going for the Gold

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


by Allison, age 13 Everyone has heard the phrase winning isn’t everything. That’s definitely true, but it’s fun to win every once in a while! Don’t be afraid to get out there and go for the gold. Horse girls know you have to set your dreams high. Do you dream of one day competing at the international level or just getting the blue at your local horse show? Then this blog is for you! First step to being a winner: PRACTICE! This is probably the most important thing you can do to prepare. If
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The Only Perfection There Is

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


by Madelaina, age 13 Eyes alert, I waited. My brows shiver with the weight of my furrowed forehead as I invited my senses to survey the horses enveloping me and my Thoroughbred. Doubt was wearisome and inseparable from all thoughts that happened to swim in my mind, staining those once frivolous waters with tides of frowns. With shaky fingers, anticipation pries open weakening locks, uncaging butterflies. They frisk free, their feathery touches glazing my stomach over with unsettling shivers. I see
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City Shine and Country Rest

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


by HorseFeathers, age 16 I’m sitting on my window seat surrounded by my horse blanket I’ve had since I was an infant I never had a horse, never ridden one for that matter Living in an apartment in a sixteen story building doesn’t help things either But now I just sit staring up at the sky Even though its night there is hardly a star visible in the sky All but the northern star that shines though the city’s musky odors and smoke; ever shining, ever true. I cannot help
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Tears of Pain

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


by Violet Inkpen, age 13 The snow stung at my face. My cheeks were red and chapped. I stood in the middle of the storm, lilies in my hands, my cape swirling around me, my hair blowing in the wind, my eyes dripping tears. I looked down at the stone marker and cried openly. My fingers tightened around the flowers. The wind whipped my hair back and forth towards me and away from me, sending chills up my whole body. I was choked with emotion. Slowly I knelt down in the freezing snow, blinking away the
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Ask GHC: Bittersweet Surprise

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on August 24, 2009, 7:55 am


I may be able to own a horse! We moved and my new neighbor might be willing to keep my horse free. The only problem is, I go to college in four years. I don’t think it would be right to get a horse knowing you would have to sell him again in four years. I don’t know what to do. Finally, I get the opportunity of owning a horse, but it might be too late. Do you have any ideas on who could take care of my horse while I’m away at college? I know this seems like I’m looking way
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The Wild Mustang – Chapter 10

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


by Violet Inkpen, age 13 CHAPTER 10 Tess looked at Ebony, her eyes misty. “Thank you!” she breathed, touching noses with him. “You saved Star’s life! Wilderness would have crushed her…” She swallowed and blinked, trying to keep the tears from pouring out. Ebony was tired. He lowered his head towards Patience and dislodged the stone in one quick movement. Then he looked at Tess again. “Will you accept me into your herd?” he asked. Tess smiled. “It
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