Me For Me

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


by Ginger, age 11 My Horse is mine, And she will be ’til the day she dies, Because when I look in her eyes, I think she really sees me, For me, She doesn’t see the person we continually paste across face, She doesn’t see the perky personality, That isn’t really true, She sees you. She sees the tracks of tears that run down your face, She sees your feelings are of inferiority, Your feelings of disgrace, She doesn’t see the person you put on in front of everyone, Even when you feel
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Prevent Accidents Before They Happen

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


by Horsey at Heart, age 14 Being around horses is the best pastime in the world, as many of you know. But even though horses are the gentlest animals in the world, they can still be unpredictable at times. These are a few of the accidents that can happen. Keep yourself and your horse safe by taking some of these precautions. Don’t stand directly behind your horse. You’ve probably heard this from your riding instructor before, but let’s just review it. A horse has blind spots, just like you
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Feel the Peace and Love of Horses

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on May 20, 2009, 7:30 am


by Violet Inkpen, age 12 When life brings you down, And you want nothing more than to frown, Remember the magical place that waits for you! Deep in the shadows, Under lock and key, A place of dream and mystery. You’ve been there, You know it well, You are the creator, When in dreams you fell. All your troubles will melt away When once again you see your horse, That magical horse who will steal your day, And turn it upside down Into something totally amazing! We all have problems. We all have
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Being Me

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


by mustang23, age 13 I haven’t blogged in a while, and I’m kinda scared. I think I’m losing part of my love of horses. Now, I will never leave, unless I feel the need, and I’m having way too much fun here, but it’s like I’m not obsessed with horses anymore. And it might sound kind of weird to you horse owners and absolutely horse crazy girls, but it’s all right that I’m not loving horses with my whole heart. At least it’s okay with me. I’m
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GHC Theme Song: Take Two

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


by HorseFeathers, age 16 Alright y’all, we are in the beginnings of making our theme song for GHC come to life! The lyrics have been voted on and now the next step is to get the music part a rolling! We want all the girls to be able to participate. Here are a few pointers on what LeadMare and I think could happen. I want comments, ideas, and opinions on what you think we could do next. 1) Some of y’all might not be able to read sheet music so the best way to go might be to send recordings
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Closer With Every Hoof Beat

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on May 18, 2009, 7:55 am


by Rachel Danielle, age 14 Every hoof beat, every step, brings you closer to your destination. This was something I learned when my horse was still alive. After long trail rides, when we both would grew tired, and all I wanted to do was gallop home. I learned patience. Every hoof beat brought us closer to our destination. I learned to enjoy those times with my horse. Sometimes slowing down to look at things is all that you need to clear your head. Pursuing your destinations, pursuing your dreams,
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May 17th

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on May 17, 2009, 8:30 am


ROLE PLAY RECAP. I hope you had fun participating in and/or reading Let’s Role Play #1: The Red Barn. Please share your thoughts about any aspect. What did you like most about it? Is there something we should do differently in the future? Any guesses about who played what character? (Players, it’s up to you if you want to reveal your character.) What did you think of the storyline(s)? GHC THEME SONG UPDATE. Voting for lyrics has closed. Thanks to all who participated and voted. HorseFeathers’
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Whisper of the Morn

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on May 17, 2009, 7:15 am


by HorseFeathers, age 16 I pull the ivy curtains aside to the left and to the right The dew is fresh on the ground tickling my bare feet as I walk through the green grass The morning glories sing their fragrance to the air I dance with them between many shafts of light I lie down with my back to the earth, my eyes exposed to the world above Swallows sing in the great oaks and the squirrels chitter their secrets A gentle plodding behind me and a white mare looks down at me With purple violets in
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The Forbidden Land (aka Your Horse’s Head)

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


by Ginger, age 12 When I look into your eyes, it’s like a forbidden land, It seems I will never understand, the barrier that seems to be stuck between you and me, Can’t you see? I will never understand what goes on, inside your brain, and it is really driving me insane, someday when horses and humans are together for eternity, you will see what I mean, you will hear my voice, And I will understand, what goes on in that forbidden land, of a head you have, And I will know, the feelings
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The Lipizzaner Horse

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


by Rochlia, age 13 Here is the story of the enchanting Lipizzaner horse in my words. The Lipizzaner is a beautiful horse with a silky mane and a gentle disposition. The breed of the Lipizzaner horse began at a farm in Kladrub, Austria, when the emperor of Austria started breeding them. He bred them mainly for battle, but ten years later he also started a riding school called the Spanish Riding School. Here the horses learned fancy dressage movements to help them in battles and in shows as well.
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The Perfect Horse For Me

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on May 14, 2009, 7:30 am


by Eastern Cowgirl, age 14 Some girls here at GHC are looking for the perfect horse. Well, that horse is out there. Sometimes, they’re just a little hard to find. Some questions you need to ask yourself before buying your special horse are: What size should my horse be?, What will my horse be used for? And what breed of horse do I want? First of all, “What size should my horse be?” A good measurement of how tall your perfect horse should be is your own height compared to the height of
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Life Must Go On

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on May 13, 2009, 7:30 am


by Violet Inkpen, age 12 When strength fails and you are gone When the sun will no longer shine When you have passed away and stole my day And nothing ever seems fine. What hope do I have to ever hear you call? What joy can I have when you were my all? Riding down the trail on just any horse won’t do! My precious friend, my special heart, I loved you! And now you lay in wakeless sleep And now you have death to keep And the powerful grip of life has failed. And my hopes and dreams with you have
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10 Ways to Keep Horse Dreams Alive

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on May 12, 2009, 7:15 am


by Horsey at Heart, age 14 There is a common misconception that girls begin to lose interest in horses just after twelve, which just might be true. When you hit teenage years, you begin to face a lot of new problems and dilemmas that just weren’t apparent before, and if you don’t hold on tight, you might find your attention to horses washing away in a flood of emotions. But don’t despair. Remember, this is a common misconception. There are still ways to keep horses alive in your life. 1) Connect
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The Wild One

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on May 12, 2009, 7:15 am


by HorseFeathers, age 16 I am held in this metal prison Encased on all sides by wicked bars What insignificant creature thinks He can hold me With bindings of rope and cold hands? Beat me, whip me, do what you may But I will never give in No I will never give you my spirit For I have fought the fight And bore the pain I will die a thousand deaths Before I surrender to the will of man.
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Saying Goodbye and Moving On

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on May 11, 2009, 7:30 am


by Ginger, age 11 In Saying Goodbye I told you Lady got taken back to her old home. Well, that very same day she got sold. I don’t know much about the lady who bought her, but that she had a young daughter. To hear she already was sold was really sad because now I know I will never ever get to say goodbye. About four days ago the new horse, Chiquita, got trailered to our house. Chiquita is a one and a half year-old Welsh Pony who is already over twelve hands (which is really tall for a Welsh
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Building a Bond

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on May 10, 2009, 7:30 am


by Sweetie, age 13 Everyone wants to enjoy a special bond with their horse or pony, but how do you get it? Follow these tips and be your horse’s best friend. Grooming is a great way to improve your partnership with your horse. Horses groom each other in the herd. But hand grooming is even better than grooming with brushes. You need to respect his personal space, too. Don’t just walk up to the horse and throw his tack or a rug on him, be slow and careful. It’s great to spend loads
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Mules, Zorses and Other Cross-Species

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on May 9, 2009, 7:30 am


by Violet Inkpen, age 12 Did you ever hear of the term hybrid? It means two different species crossed. I learned about it in science and by reading magazines and books. The mule is a hybrid, a cross between a male donkey and a female horse. Hybrids usually can’t breed and if they can it is only with a species of one of the parents. So have you ever heard of a Zorse? Can you guess what it is? A cross between a horse and Zebra! They look like horses but they have stripes. Most of them have the
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Let’s Role Play #1: The Red Barn

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on May 8, 2009, 9:00 am


Welcome to the first Girls Horse Club role playing activity. To get started, read the BACKSTORY and INSTRUCTIONS below. BACKSTORY You drive for what seems like forever down a one lane road surrounded by a tunnel of trees. In spite of the beautiful scenery, you start to worry that maybe you’re lost. Then you notice the trees start to thin ahead, and the road continues through white fencing and green pastures dotted with grazing horses. Unsure exactly where to go, you head toward a cluster
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Slice Um and Dice Um

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on May 7, 2009, 8:45 am


by HorseFeathers, age 16 Any of y’all have a hankering for a few sweets? How about your horses? Well I would like to share a few yummy recipes with you. I have personally tried them out on my horsey friends and they give it 4 hooves! Oh, and just be sure that your parents or siblings know that the treats are for horses, not people. My grandmother loves cookies, so one day when she took one out of the fridge she received a surprise! She told me I might have a bad batch, and then I howled out
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Always There

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on May 7, 2009, 8:15 am


by My Horse and Me, age 13 When the west was settled They were right there They still exist As stallion and mare We see them as pintos and greys And roans and chestnuts and blacks And buckskins and palominos and bays They are all gorgeous to us In the morning sunlight Our beautiful horses Nicker at us with all their might They tell us they will always be there for us
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