Pegasus – Part 1

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


by mustang23, age 13 I slowly walked away from the barn, arms wrapped around me to protect against the bitter cold. I wiped a tear, not really knowing why I was crying. In the barn was a small, sickly, foal. She was mine. I did not want her. I kept walking, away from the barn. I didn’t stop walking till I reached my special place. It’s a clearing in the woods, surrounded by evergreen trees, so it’s always green and it smells good, too. There are flowers in spring, summer, and fall,
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Sorrow and Joy

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


by Violet Inkpen, age 13 The sorrow I find knowing your past Is hard to overcome when you have fear I see in your eyes the abuse and know That to escape the whip you had to be fast. The snarls and screams echoed in your ear As you galloped away You came to me and gave me your love A debt to you I can never repay. I see joy in your eyes and love in your heart Despite your hard life you are very smart Despite their cruel ways and their curses on you My friend, my horse, you always pull through. I
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The Equine – August 1st

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on August 1, 2009, 12:00 pm


by Madelaina, age 13 Nickers and whinnies for August 1st (January 1st for the Northern Hemisphere)! For those unfamiliar, August 1st in the Southern Hemisphere is a standardised horse birthday originally designed for the sake of the racing world’s convenience – since the ages of racehorses are important when entering them in races, this date solves the problem caused by lost birthday records as well as supposedly saving a whole lot of trouble. But regardless of this day’s connections with
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Follow Your Heart

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


by Violet Inkpen, age 13 The sun set lazily on the hills where the grass grew long and sweet and flowing. Looking up at the sky, the white mare nickered. The stallion turned his massive black head and looked down with love at the filly that was peacefully sleeping with her twin sister. Duchess and Speckles. Speckles was a grey horse with blue and black spots around her back and the cutest jet black mane and the smallest tail. She had a dainty nose and long, graceful legs, and the softest blue eyes.
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From the West to the East

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


by HorseFeathers, age 16 Dear Readers, Recently I’ve tried my hand at English riding for the first time. Let me say this, I have a deep respect for the people who take up this style. To me, it is a lot trickier than Western riding and requires much more balance. I was at my elderly friend’s house, and she was teaching me how to set up the English tack on her beautiful horse Izzy. After brushing out her flee-bitten gray coat (that’s the coloration) I put her front leg guards on
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There

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


by Violet Inkpen, age 13 When dark clouds rise and a storm breaks When doom and fear are standing in my wake When I need a friend to comfort me and be fair I can count on you to always be there. Your mane is soft and silky And you let me shed my tears Your eyes are soft and loyal You take away my fears When times are uncertain When all seems lost and I am scared You will always stand by me, and be right there. No one knows what will come Things can change so fast and so can everyone When something
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Lost and Alone

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


by Violet Inkpen, age 13 Allison Monroe wheeled around. Her long blond ponytail flew over her shoulders. “WHAT?” she shouted in disgust. Her green eyes grew wide and the charm bracelet on her wrist jingled. “You can’t be serious!” she screamed. Her grandfather and her dad exchanged a glance. “I am sorry Allie, but your mom and I have to go away for a week and your grandfather has to take the cows on the cattle drive to higher ground. It’s just for a week
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Rockin’ the Barn

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on July 25, 2009, 1:28 pm


by HorseFeathers, age 16 Hey do y’all remember the theme song competition we started before Spring Break? Well, we had a plethora of talented song writers and I really enjoyed reading everyone’s entries. Anywho, I had some free time on my hands so I thought I’d record myself singing the little ditty I wrote for GHC… (If you’re not able to view the YouTube video above, click here to view on Flickr. The quality is not as good but hopefully you can hear it OK.) For those
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Ask GHC: Horse Work?

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


For all my life I lived a comfortable lifestyle, being able to afford most things. But then the economy changed, my dad lost his job, and now it’s hard to even afford the regular lessons, but my mom manages and I really appreciate her for doing that for me even though she may have to work extra hours sometimes. Even though the summer is already halfway through, my mom is paying many expenses due to the fact I’m going to a new school next year, which is much more advanced than my old
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The Unasked ~ A Poem

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


by Madelaina, age 13 I asked for the sun, To bring golden relief to Shadow-captured air. To be fearless, yet Bestowing jeweled purity On ripples of flaw. I asked for its home To be free from bruised clouds, Unscathed by terror, Untie netted chance, Send it to girls, letting them Dare to be free, fly. Skies never promise, The sun can always lie, but Horses pleased my wish. Fearless, they soar, Battle the rain, mock the sun Triumphing all fears. They guide us on flights. Wishing for no repay, and They
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Freedom – Part 1

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


by mustang23, age 13 Chapter One Even the best-laid plans can fall apart. I figured this out the hard way. I’d planned to spend the evening with Star, grooming her to make her chestnut coat gleam, and telling her about our future. Mother had other plans. “Mother! You cannot be serious!” I exploded, upon being told of her plans. “A dinner party at the Smith’s?! I’d rather die!” “Alissa, you will not die, but you will be going,” Mother said calmly. “No-,”
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A True Mustang

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


by Allison, age 13 The horse reared up, baring his teeth, Looking wrathfully down at his victim beneath. The predator looked up into his big brown eyes, And answered the horse with retreating cries. The stallion smiled down at the foal by his side She was his daughter, his joy, his pride. He would protect her with his heart and soul, And she would love him, would make him whole. The mighty horse ran across the plain He held his head high; let the wind toss his mane. A symbol of power, with fire
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Loyal

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


by Violet Inkpen, age 13 Your eyes hold love though your spirit roams free You are wild as the ocean Though you always love me I cannot understand how when you can choose to be free With love and sacrifice you come to me Or how you always show loyalty To a human, a person, mainly me A mustang at heart and spirit and soul A friend and companion The best I’ll ever know Two worlds are held dear in your heart Yet loyal you are to me from the start With love as deep as the river is long With loyalty
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Ask GHC: Good or Bad?

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on July 18, 2009, 12:00 pm


I have been riding a horse named Jersey for about a year. Then my instructor made me switch to a horse named Hojo. I love Hojo, but I LOVE Jersey. I have been riding Hojo for about two months. I learned that no one rides Jersey, no one wants to. I worked at the riding center, and at the end of the day we had a free ride. Since Jersey hasn’t been riding in like two weeks, someone had to ride her… I was FORCED to (that’s how much they don’t like her). I had to retrain Jersey. I could
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Horse

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


by Peanut, age 9 I was made just like any, with definite care Hooves instead of feet, mane instead of hair I walk on four hooves, walk, trot, canter fast While humans stood around me, amazed and aghast I pulled their loads behind me, very heavy they were Then something big happened, I thought it would never occur Their faces turned evil, I carried them to war, they bet their lives on races that I ran It made me want to go crazy! Turning me into a slave for man! I was made just like any, wild and
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Prince Charming?

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


Rebecca Shyly, age 13 Ok, lets face it. For some of us, boys are starting to become part of our lives. Well, for some of us, they have been for a while…and others, they still aren’t interesting. Both ways are cool, but for the ones that find them fascinating, this blog is for you. The thing about boys is, if they don’t accept you for who you are, then they aren’t right. What I’m trying to say is that if a guy makes fun of you for loving horses, he’s probably not
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Few Seconds Glance

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


by HorseFeathers, age 16 Driving on a country road during a warm summer morning I was feeling pretty down all the sadness pulling on my heart But in one glance a couple seconds of a scene changed that A little girl in her pajamas climbing a rickety wooden fence A white pony reaching across to sniffle her soft brown hair She didn’t have much a small red barn with the paint pealing at the edges A little house not a yard away that shows its many years That few seconds glance changed my outlook
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Hopelessly Sick

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


by Violet Inkpen, age 13 I have a bad sickness! It takes over the heart and turns your dreams towards one subject — horses! In the ‘real’ world, this sickness is known as childish horse-dreaming. Some adults have it too. When a kid has it, it can sometimes be outgrown. Sometimes the treatment plan of the ‘right’ kind of friends can fix the problem and sometimes, for those ‘unlucky’ few, it NEVER GOES AWAY! They tell me I got it bad! They say they feel sorry
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Horse Sisters Unite

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on July 14, 2009, 1:55 pm


Dear Horse Girls, I received an email from Carole in Idaho about a horse sister in Hawaii who needs your support. Jacquline is eight years-old and has been battling bone cancer since she was six. She loves horses and has created a horse-themed site where you can correspond with her. It would mean a lot to hear from other girls who share her love for horses, and I bet she would love to see some of your stories and poetry posted in her guestbook. Let’s unite to send our love and encouragement.
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Run Run Run

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


by Stargazer, age 12 Run run run Leave your troubles behind Let the steady drum of hooves Take you to another time For there is no hate Only love No fears Only bliss No tears Only smiles From the world of a horse’s back Run run run run run More to read...What This Horse Has Taught MeTo Canter Is To Be FreeThis Wonder That Can Fly
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