Horses from the Sea

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on April 22, 2009, 8:10 am


by HorseFeathers, age 16 I gallop beneath the clear waters of mist my small body swiftly flowing where the currents take me. My tiny, but valiant head clarifies my name for the land cousin I was called after. I graze in the seaweed fields of my underwater world The sky colors from above are alive down here, gracing the bodies of my sea kin. Our scaly tails cling to the kelp as we travel in our colorful herd. Though each one of us is unique, we are one together, watching and protecting our home under
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Running Through the Dark

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on April 21, 2009, 9:30 am


by Violet Inkpen, age 12 The girl walked up to the black horse and stroked her neck. The horse turned and nudged her rider’s shoulder with such affection that she girl gave her a big hug. “Come on Lilly, it’s time to mount,” her father said, boosting her into the saddle. “Are you sure you don’t want Jim to run this? It’s her first race after all,” he said, pointing to their normal jockey. Lilly clenched her teeth, narrowed her eyes, and straightened
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Now I See

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on April 21, 2009, 9:00 am


by Ginger, age 11 Speaking Wind leaned into her horse’s forehead. Her long black raven hair brushed Fleet’s dished profile. She concentrated hard, and thought with everything she had. After a few seconds that seemed in slow motion, she finally sensed a connection. It was like trying to tune into a station on the radio with lots of static. She had to find the right place on the dial, then the connection was clear as Hawaiian waters. Speaking wind got inside fleet’s brain and heard
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Runaway Horse!

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on April 20, 2009, 9:30 am


by Blaze’ncowgirl, age 16 We had my horse Blaze for just a couple of days when we were able to move her from her temporary enclosure to her more permanent one. My mom had taken Blaze around the fence line to let her know where the boundaries were. She and I then walked into the pasture with her and my brother stood waiting to close the fence behind us. We walked in pretty far and my brother had started closing the fence. I’m not exactly sure what happened but my mom unhooked her halter
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The Big Show

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on April 20, 2009, 8:05 am


by Peanut, age 8 Annie and Gulliver had trained two months for the big event. Both horse and girl were nervous, but they were confident and they knew their routine. Annie hooked Gully up to the cross ties and began combing his unruly mane. “Annie and Gulliver’s Travels enter the ring,” said Annie with a smile. She slowly cleaned the big gray horse, she braided his mane and plaited his tail. He looked beautiful! They were about to do their first show, even though it was just a small
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She’ll Be Driving Six White Horses

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on April 19, 2009, 9:00 am


by HorseFeathers, age 16 Have y’all ever herd the song She’ll Be Coming ‘Round the Mountain When She Comes? Well it’s one of my favorite little ditties and obviously the best part is She’ll be drivin’ six white horses when she comes… Well speaking of songs and all, I thought it would be a champion idea to start a theme song for Girls Horse Club. I know from reading a lot of y’all’s comments that several of you play instruments, which would be
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Horns of Enchantment 1: Pure Heart - Chapter 7

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on April 19, 2009, 8:10 am


by Rachel Danielle, age 14 « CHAPTER 6 I stood, feeling the world beneath me slide away and crumble. My breath was sucked away and it rushed off on the wind. What stood before me was no unicorn. I did not know what it was but it was glorious! A mystic, chill air blew through the golden trees and set the world aflame with dancing colors of tree leaves and grass and earth and sky… I found no words that could describe what happened. So much packed all into one moment. The creature was
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Horns of Enchantment 1: Pure Heart - Chapter 6

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on April 18, 2009, 8:17 am


by Rachel Danielle, age 14 « CHAPTER 5 Rushing forward with the bottle in hand I unsheathed Interceptor. Following after Kim’s screams I came to a halt. There was a griffin, larger than I’d ever imagined a griffin could get, swooping above Kim, circling, deciding at which angle he would attack. “Get down!” I cried, knocking Kim to the ground. The griffin made a dive, wind from his wings rushing down at us. I had only a split second to react, and my hand reached for
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Don’t Want To Be Labeled

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on April 18, 2009, 8:05 am


by Violet Inkpen, age 12 In books, movies, stories, and real life, we are labeled. There are the popular girls, prissy and totally girly who are all about looking nice and being adored. There are what some people call ‘nerds’ who study in school and are smart. Usually people with glasses and braces and (any other thing different) fall under that label too. Then there are tomboys who like sports, horses, and hardly care about wearing the ‘latest fashion’ and ‘best’
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Horns of Enchantment 1: Pure Heart - Chapter 5

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on April 17, 2009, 8:15 am


by Rachel Danielle, age 14 « CHAPTER 4 “Hello.” I looked up, and my mouth dropped. Kim?! How did she…? “I’ve got one too,” she said, lifting up a bottle much like the one Mirriam had given me. “So I thought I’d come and see if your bones were strung up in the trees or not.” I stared at her in blank and frustrated astonishment. Then I turned away. “Garret’s gotten worse,” she said matter-of-factly as she approached. My
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You Know You’re a Horse Lover When…

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on April 17, 2009, 8:05 am


by Peanut, age 8 …You wear half chaps instead of leg warmers. …Your hair is knotted and tangled, but your horse’s mane is silky and smooth. …You talk to your horse more than you talk to your best friend. …You’d rather be at a tack shop than a mall. …Your horse’s stall is cleaner than your room. …You take better care of your tack than your cloths. …You’d rather be at a horse show than a concert. …If your horse gets an injury,
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Ask GHC: Guilt and Sorrow

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


I haven’t been riding for at least a few months. I can’t volunteer during the week or weekends — I’m too young. I feel so guilty for keeping myself away from the creatures I love so much for so long. I cry sometimes, wishing there was an opening. :( Somewhere. Somehow. Does anyone have any ideas? It would help me a lot… submitted by mustangmane, age 10 Ask Girls Horse Club is a feature where readers can submit questions and anyone can step up to share their relevant
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Horse Sense

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on April 16, 2009, 8:30 am


by Eastern Cowgirl, age 12 Many people have wondered whether a horse can tell what you’re feeling. I personally believe that horses CAN feel what you’re feeling whenever you’re around them. For example, when you’re nervous around your equine friend he or she acts up. This is why you should ALWAYS stay calm around a horse. Many problems can be resolved simply by staying calm in stressful situations. Say for instance that your horse is acting up right before a BIG show. You’re
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Horns of Enchantment 1: Pure Heart - Chapter 4

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on April 16, 2009, 8:10 am


by Rachel Danielle, age 14 « CHAPTER 3 Mirriam had given me a horse halter spun of gold, saying that if I wanted to capture the unicorn, this would bind him to me. Then she left. After riding a bit farther by myself I came to what looked like a good spot. I tied Lightning up and then went to sit beneath a tree. In elder times, unicorns would often come to young maidens. The sight of a pure hearted maiden sitting beneath a tree was alluring to them, and they adored it. But now hunters used
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Horns of Enchantment 1: Pure Heart - Chapter 3

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


by Rachel Danielle, age 14 « CHAPTER 2 “Leave me alone Kim,” I ordered. I was riding my bay charger, Lightning, towards the forests, and I’d already come into my first battle. And the enemy was Kim, along with her friends. Or minions I suppose you could call them. “Don’t be so cranky,” one of them said. Her name was Penelope. I kept walking. I didn’t have time for their childish games. “What are you going to the forests for?” Kim snorted.
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No Second

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on April 15, 2009, 8:02 am


by Alexyz, age 13 No second of life is wasted with a horse Whether it’s riding or cleaning tack He’ll always be your best friend He’ll be there to have your back He knows what you’re thinking He knows what’s on you’re mind Horses won’t be selfish or greedy They’re sweet, loving and kind They cover the ground with amazing grace Body bursting with grace and power This is one of the honest reasons I can say With a horses you’re wasting no hour To
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Horns of Enchantment 1: Pure Heart - Chapter 2

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on April 14, 2009, 8:30 am


by Rachel Danielle, age 14 « CHAPTER 1 “Meg?” I turned around. Garret was standing. It surprised me to see him standing. I’d been sitting on his porch, waiting to hear news of Garret’s health before I left, before I went searching for the unicorn. I too stood. “Garret-” I reached out to help him but he held his hand up to stop me. “I’ve got it,” he said. I saw his sword, Interceptor, in his hands. He reached out and gave it to me. “I
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The Jumper

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


by HorseFeathers, age 16 The ground beneath me The sky before me My heart beats in rhythm with the thundering of my hooves I round the corner and charge at my challenge My very soul leaps inside me I rise like a mighty Pegasus bounding over earth itself At that one moment time stands still I am a creature of the wind and sky Then earth pulls me toward her as I descend from the heavens I land with glee and honor awaiting my next hour of flight
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The Little Things

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on April 13, 2009, 9:30 am


by mustang23, age 13 I was just thinking that it’s not the humongous, momentous things that really mean the most, it’s the little things. Sure there are some big things that are really important, like your first time riding a horse, the first time you placed in a horse show, or the first time you rode bareback. But the little things really matter the most. A horse’s nicker in the morning when he sees you, the wind in the grass, the smell of roses… I could go on and on. It
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Horns of Enchantment 1: Pure Heart - Chapter 1

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on April 13, 2009, 8:10 am


by Rachel Danielle, age 14 My friend was dying. It made me sick inside to think it, and I tried to tell myself that he would get better. But I knew that he was fading. I knew that soon, he would be gone forever. “Meg, you look worse than I do,” he said, his normally strong voice, tired. I couldn’t look worse than he did. That wasn’t possible. He looked so… weak. It was horrible seeing him, a warrior, weak like this. “Garret,” I sighed, taking his hand. I
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