REVIEW: Canterwood Crest

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on May 6, 2009, 8:45 am


Author: Jessica Burkhart Title: Canterwood Crest (series) Category: Books Genre: Fiction Reviewed by I’maCowgirl, age 14 As many of you may know, a few months ago GHC had an Interactive View with author Jessica Burkhart on her series Canterwood Crest. I must admit I was a bit skeptical at first because most of the other horse-related books I’ve read proved to be rather disappointing, but Jessica came through for me! (*big grin*) I was and am quite pleased with it and can’t wait
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Lone Stallion

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on May 6, 2009, 8:15 am


by Horsey at Heart, age 16 Weathered by the test of survival, Trust molded and melted during the passing of time, Sole purpose to protect his herd from the harsh world. Wispy tangled forelock cascading over tired, tough, gentle eyes. Standing, alert, watching for danger. His time hasn’t passed; he has passed from generation to generation, And every colt is born with his fire. Gentle winds weave through mares, grazing, with foals by their sides. A whinny echoes through them; the whinny of the
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Soy Libre: I Am Free

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on May 5, 2009, 8:30 am


by Blaze’ncowgirl, age 16 A traves del pastizal corro, mis pezunas golpeando el suelo. Mi crin cae a mis rodillas, mi cola roza el suelo, una chispa en mis ojos, una flama que no se ve en muchos, Como el viento, soy un fantasma, oido, mas no visto. Soy parte del cielo, parte de la tierra… Soy libre. *************************************** Across the range I run, hooves pounding the ground. My mane falls to my knees, my tail grazes the ground, my eyes have a spark, a flame not seen in
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Gazing Stars

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on May 5, 2009, 8:15 am


by Violet Inkpen, age 12 CHAPTER 1 The sun shone brightly on the meadow where the horse herd grazed. The small little foal raised her head. Her grey coat sparkled with health and her black mane blew in the breeze. Her mother, a black mare, was grazing near by. The filly’s name was Mirar Estrella, Gazing Stars, and she lived in the Mesteño herd, which was led by Renegade, the fierce stallion. Estrella watched Renegade buck and rear, kicking at a two-year-old colt. Durango, the honey colored
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The Best Horse Party

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on May 4, 2009, 8:30 am


by mustangmane, age 10 For those of you who don’t own horses, you might be saying, “But I need a horse to have a horse party!” That’s not true. I had a horse party, and there wasn’t a horse there. And NO, it wasn’t boring! Ha ha. It’s fun. It’s exciting, and there wasn’t a horse! Want to hold the ultimate horse party? Let’s get a move on, then! INVITATIONS. The invitation is part of what attracts your friends to going to your party. Homemade
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My Horse, He is a Pretty Horse

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on May 4, 2009, 8:15 am


by Peanut, age 9 My horse, he is a pretty horse, A coat white as snow, Is he mean? No! With short tail and a long creamy mane, He is fearless, from thunderstorms to rain. My horse, he is a friendly horse, A nicker soft and warm, He was one of a kind, ever since he was born, From his soft expression to the spark in his eyes, The sight of him makes my heartbeat rise. My horse, he is an old horse, With a crack at his step, He still has a lot of pep, His bone sticking out, His ears sensitive to a shout. My
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May 3rd

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on May 3, 2009, 12:50 pm


LET THE FUN (and competition) BEGIN. Thanks to all who submitted entries for the GHC Lyrics Competition, the first step toward creating a theme song. How about a melodious chorus of bugles, whinnies and nickers to HorseFeathers for initiating and managing the theme song collaboration? Now it’s time for the difficult task of voting for your top pick. Voting closes at end of day Saturday May 16th (midnight Pacific Time) so take your time deciding, then cast your vote on the sidebar. Beyond choosing
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Beat the Summer Heat

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on May 3, 2009, 8:30 am


by Stargazer, age 12 For many of us, summer break is just around the corner. Excitement is in the air for rest, vacations, and for us horse people, more time to spend at the barn. But if the summer is hot where you are, you may have to take some safety precautions to make sure you and your horse can have a safe, enjoyable summer. For You Make sure you drink plenty of water. Not drinking enough water in the hot summer months can result in dizziness, headaches, fainting, and much more. You don’t
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At Peace

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on May 3, 2009, 8:02 am


by Horsey at Heart, age 14 He could never forgive himself. After that day, he hadn’t smiled at anyone. Not once. It was unbearable to be around horses, though they were a part of his life. Finally, he shut himself up in his house, and swore to himself that he would never go out again. His wife would just sit in the kitchen and cry, and he could hear her through the floorboards, adding to his grief. He wasn’t quite sure what had made him go outside that night. The sky was dark and starry, and
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Diversity

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on May 2, 2009, 8:30 am


by Julia, age 15 Diversity is a beautiful thing. I don’t know about you, but personally I love surrounding myself with all different kinds of…well, everything! On my bookshelves you could find fantasy, historical fiction, biographies, mysteries, and even some children’s picture books. In my closet I have a shirt of just about every color and style. I live in America, a country filled with diversity and I love it. In my opinion, life would be pretty darn boring if everything or everyone was
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The Link Less Traveled

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on May 2, 2009, 8:05 am


by Allison, age 13 While most of the visitors to this site have no trouble getting to the blog, other areas are less visited. This blog may help you find an area of GHC you never knew existed, or remind you how long it’s been since you played that fun game. I hope it helps! The first point on our journey is the FREEBIES section. Here, you can play great games. My favorite is Show Jumping, but other games are lots of fun. All of them are perfect for horse girls of any age. Have you seen some of
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Be Thankful and Say Sorry

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on May 1, 2009, 8:30 am


by Madelaina, age 13 Ask yourself this question – even though horses protest occasionally when being asked to do something, do we not find a way to get the job done and continue on with our plans? If your answer is yes, we can move on. Our horses’ patience with all we expect of them reflects the immense amount of courage on their part that we often take for granted. Think, for example, of how they accept being tacked up, knowing that they must carry riders on the weakest part of their body for
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Saying Goodbye

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on May 1, 2009, 8:05 am


by Ginger, age 11 Some of you may know that I had a little Welsh pony I was training and her name is Lady. Well, Lady is not mine, she is actually my friend’s horse. They let me have her for a while and said I could train her. I had her for eight months and I took her training seriously, as you can see in my blog Happy Birthday to You. Well very early in the morning on day last week, she got taken away. A few days ago my friends asked me if instead of Lady I would like a bigger Welsh, and
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GHC Lyrics Competition: Entry #10

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on May 1, 2009, 1:39 am


by Horsey at Heart, age 14 I may come across as strange to you But then again You haven’t been Through the things that I’ve been through I’ve had falls I’ve hit walls But I’ve always managed to get up and get on again I feel like you laugh at me because I have straw in my hair But the truth is I don’t really care Horses and me We’re quite a team We always find a way against the odds At GHC I can be me I can find a way to Really be true To myself and my world I’m a horse girl And
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Spread the Feeling!

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


by mustangmane, age 10 Many girls in the world are wishing to have a horse, or even take lessons. Do you know anyone that loves horses as much as you do? But they’ve never taken a lesson or been around horses as much as you? Make their day. YOU need to be the perfect example for them. Don’t know where to start? Read on… Do you take lessons? Own a horse? If so, invite your friend to the stables where you board your horse or take lessons. Teach your friend how to groom a horse. You
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Dream

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on April 30, 2009, 8:05 am


by Peanut, age 9 I heard the voices of shouting men in the distance. It was time for my horse to go. It was time for me to go. I ran to the stable. They had come. The men had come to buy my horse. I was leaving the farm and going to London. My dad had been fired and he was going to London to look for work. I looked into his big brown eyes, and suddenly I calmed down. My horse’s eyes, I mean, the men’s horse’s eyes, always calmed me down. I told him not to worry, that everything
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GHC Lyrics Competition: Entry #9

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on April 29, 2009, 12:32 pm


by Carolina Cowgirl, age 11 Someone asked me, “What’s the meaning of GHC” There are so many things, So I said, GHC is about cowgirls riding high in this great big world. It’s about being yourself and helping others when they need help. Yeah! You make knew friends, again and again but there is a lot more yeah that’s for sure. So next time you want a place to go Where horses run the show I can think of one place to be and that’s GHC! (x3) This is an entry for the
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Giving In Isn’t Giving Up

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on April 29, 2009, 8:30 am


by Allison, age 13 You have all heard it said at one time in your life, “Show that pony that you are in charge!” or “Change the horse to fit yourself.” Sometimes, a stubborn horse does just need to know that you mean business. Other times, the real problem isn’t quite as it appears. At the stable where I ride one horse, Patty, has a winning personality — literally. It’s what makes her an amazing barrel horse; it’s what makes her who she is. You are
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GHC Lyrics Competition: Entry #8

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on April 28, 2009, 9:40 am


by Peanut, age 9 Where is the best place to be? I have an answer if you ask me. For all you horse girls GHC!!! Why of course, Saddle up your horse, Come with me, Let’s go see. Where? GHC! Where can you go when you’re feeling down (feeling blue)? Where? GHC Where do you go when you need some advice? Where? GHC Where do you go when you want to read? Where? GHC! Say it again — G - H - C!!! This is an entry for the GHC Lyrics Competition, the first step in a collaboration to create
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GHC Lyrics Competition: Entry #7

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on April 28, 2009, 9:30 am


by monkey, age 10 Ok, so here is my song. Since my friend and I have a sort of band, I already have some sheet music for it. What do we do when we reach for something true, and what we get is so unreal? We take it by the hand, to our horsey land Where the sun’s always shinin’ And the rainbows dance while our ponies prance around No frowns just smiles I’d walk a thousand miles, just to be with my friends At GHC come hang out with me You know you’ll never be alone No matter
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