The little pony’s dream

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on January 25, 2011, 2:24 pm


THE LITTLE PONY’S DREAM is a submission for Critique Me!, an event where Girls Horse Club writers are inviting readers to critique their stories and poems with praise and/or constructive advice intended to help build confidence and improve writing/storytelling skills. Thanks in advance for your thoughtful insight! by Mara, age 15 I  was this little pony, and  i was as white as the snow. Now for  my name is  Sugar Belle, but everyone just called me Sugar. All of my friends talked about
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Tobi Finds The Meaning of Life

Hoofbeats Archive on January 25, 2011, 7:00 am


I am very sorry to announce this. I know it will break everyone's hearts. But I just cannot keep this secret anymore. ATTENTION EVERYONE! I have won "The Worlds Cutest Pony Award". Stop trying, I've already won. Drop your entries,...
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Another Journey Begins - A Little Thickening.......

MiKael's Mania - Arabian Horses Archive on January 25, 2011, 1:36 am


Part OneWatching the mare coming towards me, the wheels in my brain started to turn. Maybe this mare would be the perfect solution for my GD and MD. She wasn't priced high and GD has the talent she could deal with such a horse if she put her mind to it AND if she got the proper help from a trainer. I thought if this worked out, they could have a horse of their own. How they took care of it would be theirs to worry about, not mine, so maybe we could diffuse the mounting tensions between us.Later
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Winter............Ugh!

MidWestHorse Archive on January 25, 2011, 12:36 am


Well, Winter continues and I find it annoying lately! It's been sub-zero off and on for a couple of weeks...........Horses are coping well enough and just got my hay delivered to find the delivery cost has gone up 50%, oh well.........I'll be starting the girls on their 2011 Equine Wellness Program soon. Jenny, the new goat has mixed in well with the boy goats......Everyone seems to be getting along. Nothing really new so far. Steve and I are planning another trip to England in April for about 12
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The Horses Prayer

Hoofbeats Archive on January 25, 2011, 12:00 am


Feed me, give me water, and care for me, and when the day's work is done, give me shelter, a clean bed and a wide stall. Talk to me. Your voice often substitutes for the reins for me. Be...
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Rain, Rain, Go Away...

Mustang Diaries Archive on January 24, 2011, 10:02 pm


Rain does not make life in the barn very happy. Patch the puppy bounces and frolics and could care less about the water and mud, of course. However, we humans are less than happy to find it shaking from him and landing on us while we're doing our chores. Thankfully, Patch would prefer to be inside the barn, happily 'herding' the manure fork from stall floor to wheelbarrow. But when the cleaning is done, it's time for Patch to head back to his room so that he doesn't end up beneath pony feet when
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I Want Spring

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on January 24, 2011, 1:00 pm


I WANT SPRING is a submission for Critique Me!, an event where Girls Horse Club writers are inviting readers to critique their stories and poems with praise and/or constructive advice intended to help build confidence and improve writing/storytelling skills. Thanks in advance for your thoughtful insight! by catscowgirl, age 16 Frozen ground, freezing wind, White ground, white sky, I wish for spring, Icy ground, frozen water, Endless snow, endless wind, I’m getting tired of this winter, Falling
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Another Journey Begins - The Ripple Effect...What Next

MiKael's Mania - Arabian Horses Archive on January 24, 2011, 1:20 am


Part OneThis is probably a good place to add BG was spending plenty of time selling himself as a trainer to anyone who would listen. According to him he was the only one who had worked horses for a BNT before the man retired. BG's story was any success those horses had had in the ring was directly related to BG's skills with the long lines and his work ethic, NOT the BNT who he portrayed as lazy and unethical.The only thing I knew for sure was the BNT's horses had definitely been worked out of this
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Book Review: Chancey of the Maury River

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on January 23, 2011, 1:33 pm


BOOK REVIEW: CHANCEY OF MAURY RIVER is a submission for Critique Me!, an event where Girls Horse Club writers are inviting readers to critique their stories and poems with praise and/or constructive advice intended to help build confidence and improve writing/storytelling skills. Thanks in advance for your thoughtful insight! by Luna Digro, age 14 Chancey of the Maury River follows the life of Chancey, an albino gelding. Chancey, who has disabilities, thinks he is doomed to a life in a pasture,
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Another Journey Begins - The Ripple Effect

MiKael's Mania - Arabian Horses Archive on January 23, 2011, 1:11 am


Part OneMost every day I speak to a couple different horse friends on the phone. We talk about the usual stuff and mostly how things are going with my horses and theirs. During the time when I just began working from BG and WF's facility, I was telling these friends all the things I thought I was learning about BG and what he seemed to know about horses. One of those things BG had shown me was how to do what he calls boxing. I'd allowed him to try it on Legs to see if it would help get the horse
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Looks good, feels good

Dressage Mom Archive on January 22, 2011, 11:42 pm


It looks like putting in the extra time to wrap Kaswyn's leg is paying off already. Two days of being wrapped and the inflammation was gone when I unwrapped him. It's wonderful. I can tell that he feels better just by the way he's acting. It's now been four days and the wound looks so much better. It's been very cold here and the horses haven't been going out, so having someone unwrap and re-wrap him has not been an issue. I've been out every day to walk him and tend the leg myself.There are three
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Horses

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on January 22, 2011, 2:41 pm


HORSES is a submission for Critique Me!, an event where Girls Horse Club writers are inviting readers to critique their stories and poems with praise and/or constructive advice intended to help build confidence and improve writing/storytelling skills. Thanks in advance for your thoughtful insight! by Geneva, age 7 Horse are the light of the world. Horses make me smile, luckily I have my own. They make me smile, they make me happy. Riding like a cowboy, I will ride away on my horse’s back.
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Another Journey Begins - Making a Move

MiKael's Mania - Arabian Horses Archive on January 22, 2011, 1:30 am


Part OneIn the late summer of 2008 I began working at the facility of someone I thought was my friend. I had been working horses at Boulder Knolls over by my daughter's house for a while but by this time I was pretty angry at my granddaughter for not taking good care of my horse, Dandy, and I felt that my daughter had been enabling my granddaughter's behavior. The series of posts, Rachel and Grandma and the Arabian Horse Crash and Burn! was about the issues and my attempts to rectify them. Despite
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Mustang Diaries Archive on January 21, 2011, 10:58 pm


City Boy and I weren't too far up the road when it suddenly occurred to me that I didn't have my zoomie zoomie lens. City Boy merely rolled his eyes and continued up the highway. It was cold and damp and pretty-gosh-darned miserable out there. We probably weren't more than 15 miles up the highway when we pulled off and into the state run hatchery. From there, we walked to the riverbank and spotted a couple of bald eagles, along with this youngster perched on a snag. The baby sat there not paying
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Farewell Ms. Freebie

Equine Mine Archive on January 21, 2011, 6:34 pm


Freebie was an old Appaloosa mare you could put anyone on. She was one of the sweetest horses I've ever come to know. I could trust her to take care of her rider, so when people came to visit, I took them to meet Freebie. She showed my mom, my step dad, my boyfriend, and a few friends the beautiful trails in Oregon. Her owner used her to pack into the mountains for hunting. She was the "old reliable" but she was also a good pal. She would often spend summers out at our barn and in the Fall, she
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Cari and Rex Spring Clinic Schedule

Cari Swanson, Windrock Farm Archive on January 21, 2011, 2:47 pm


Click here for updates on our 2011 clinic schedule January 24-27 Windrock Farm, Amenia, NY contact cari@cariswanson.com January 31, 2011 Seven J’s Farm, Glastonbury, CT contact Jeryl 860-614-6028 February 3-10  Aiken, South Carolina contact: cari@cariswanson.com March 12-20 Equitana, Essen Germany contact Cari@cariswanson.com April 8-10 Madison, Wisconsin contact: Linda Smedberg smedberg@centurytel.net April 29-May 1 The Plains, [...]
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New Plan

Dressage Mom Archive on January 21, 2011, 2:46 pm


I wanted to update sooner, but this is what happens when you have a horse and kids - one doctor's appointment and two dentist appointments later I'm finally getting around to writing.Kaswyn's wound looks a bit better. It's not great though, and he is still developing inflammation on the back of his pastern. When that inflammation is there I can't even touch that area without him flinching and picking up the foot.When I got there on Tuesday I iced the area and it improved but didn't go away. Then
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Another Journey Begins............

MiKael's Mania - Arabian Horses Archive on January 21, 2011, 1:36 am


Things were crazy here from the middle of January 2010 when the whole thing with Storm went south. I didn't post about it at first because I was pretty sure where it was headed. If I was right, I didn't want to complicate matters because I'd done my usual and spilled my guts. I hinted about the fact there was a problem in Life........and Its Lessons That series of posts even had some of the groundwork for how I got sucked in even though I didn't post about it at that time. I was going to follow
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What I'd Like to do Today

Mustang Diaries Archive on January 20, 2011, 6:13 pm


I'm taking the day off. Sort of. I've been down at Curt's helping with chores, cleaning stalls, riding horses, and of course working with Tika, nearly non-stop for the past few weeks. But not today. Today, just as soon as horses were watered & fed, and immediately after I finished my mug of hot chocolate topped with whipped cream, I headed for home. City Boy asked what we were going to do today. I didn't have a plan...but now I think I do. It's eagle season in the Pacific Northwest, and I'm
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Two great horses. One determined girl. Together, they are ready for whatever life’s thundering hooves can throw at them…are they?

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on January 20, 2011, 2:18 pm


TWO GREAT HORSES… is a submission for Critique Me!, an event where Girls Horse Club writers are inviting readers to critique their stories and poems with praise and/or constructive advice intended to help build confidence and improve writing/storytelling skills. Thanks in advance for your thoughtful insight! by huskyhorsegirl, age 15 Two great horses. One determined girl. Together, they are ready for whatever life’s thundering hooves can throw at them…or are they? Chapter 1 We’ve
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