Let the Hunt Begin…

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on April 12, 2009, 3:16 pm


HOPPY EASTER! I suppose we’re a little old for Easter egg hunts, but why should the little kids get to have all the fun? I say we have some fun of our own… The three Easter eggs shown in the blog banner are hidden within three blogs. Who will be the first to find them and comment with links to each blog? Since there are hundreds of blogs at GHC, here’s a hint to help narrow down your search: No one likes eggs that are so old they’ve become smelly (peeeee-yewww!). The Easter
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Stretch Those Legs! Part 2

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on April 12, 2009, 9:00 am


by mustangmane, age 10 I decided to make a second part to this, since a lot of girls were interested in my first one. These are some really good stretches for before and after riding. I really hope these help all of you! TOE REACHES #1 stretch your calves (I am pretty sure..), and feel really good. Stand up and reach for your toes, without bending your knees. Go as far as you can, and don’t try to reach all the way down if it hurts too much. Like I said before, stretching isn’t supposed
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Gaining Trust in Your Horse

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on April 12, 2009, 8:30 am


by Peanut, age 8 Just recently, I started training Gulliver. I had a fun time and gained more trust in him. I want to teach all of you how to do it too. WHAT YOU NEED Either an arena or pasture with no other horses in it A long lead rope that does not break easy A halter Small jumps or poles (optional) A whip (optional) SAFETY TIP: If your horse is high strung or spooks a lot, then have an adult supervise you and your horse. STEP 1 - Start slow! Walk your horse in circles around your arena\paddock. STEP
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The Loch Herd

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on April 11, 2009, 12:00 pm


by HorseFeathers, age 16 I am Fauna Lyrie and this is my island. You may or may not have read many a tale of travelers stranded on some deserted island left there with no help to name. Well that is not the case with my journey. It involves a legend, a leaky submarine, and a path of no return. It was 1934 and Papa was spirited up with rest of the Scottish population about the recent “Nessie” sightings. My papa is a Biologist by trade. He is not into crazy legends and myths but he does
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I Dream Of Dancing Hooves

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on April 11, 2009, 8:02 am


by Violet Inkpen, age 12 Do you ever think about horses before you go to bed in hopes of dreaming about them? Sure, you daydream about them, but in a sleeping dream it seems so real. In hopes of dreaming of horses I cover my wall (and ceiling) with horse posters and horse toys. I look up and see horses looking down. I look to my left and see horses looking at me. I read a horse book and then drift to sleep with a mind full of nickers. One time I even had a dream I was riding a Pegasus! It felt
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What This Horse Has Taught Me

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on April 11, 2009, 8:01 am


by Stargazer, age 12 My boots crunch on gravel I’m trying not to cry Sometimes it seems like my life has unraveled But there is still hope The smell of the barn envelopes me I grab his halter And I’m on my way to the pasture Where I can be freed The gate clangs as I swing it shut I am almost to tears I fully intend to bury my face in his mane and cry To tell him all about my fears His nicker rings out and breaks the silence I smile for I no longer need to cry As he makes his way towards where
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Pay Attention on the Trail

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on April 10, 2009, 9:00 am


by Rebecca Shyly, age 13 Horses have a better sense of sight, and hearing than we do. When you’re on the trail it is important to watch the trail, and look out for danger. But it’s also important to pay attention to your horse, because they might notice danger long before you do. Horses are prey animals. This makes them very alert to predators. Signs that they sense danger are usually: flicking ears and swishing tail irritatedly, skittishness, nickering, or kicking out at something.
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Summer’s Surprise

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on April 10, 2009, 9:00 am


by Allison, age 13 “Whoa, whoa, WHOA!!!!!!” I screamed at my horse. He ignored my voice and my yanking on the reins. He thought what was behind him was more terrifying than I could ever be. I let him get away from the plastic bag fluttering on the road behind us and sighed. There was no way on earth I could use this horse for trail rides. I had never planned to use my beautiful Summer as a trail horse. I thought he would always be a special horse only I would ride. And then I discovered the
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How You Can Make a Difference

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


by Stargazer, age 12 With so many issues hanging over our heads dealing with our beloved equines being hurt, it’s easy to feel as if there is nothing you can do. With the unwanted horses, horse slaughter, neglect of horses, and much more, it seems like no matter what we do, nothing is going to make a difference. But think about it; if you don’t do it, then who will? Sure, there are so many kind-hearted people out there helping horses, but for all the horses that need us, it’s still not enough.
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Ask GHC: A Mother’s Intuition

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on April 9, 2009, 8:30 am


Hey y’all, if you’ve read my recent blog For the Love of New Life, you know we have a couple of new quarter horse foals and colts at the stable. Now I know the mares are instinctively protective, but sometimes when the nipping and laid back ears can get annoying. Any hints or suggestions to cope with the mare mothers and show them that people mean her baby no harm? submitted by HorseFeathers, age 16 Ask Girls Horse Club is a feature where readers can submit questions and anyone can
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Tides of Enthralling Joy

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


by Rachel Danielle, age 14 There’s a world A mystic world Of glorious tides Of enthralling joy Of hoofbeats And fairy-like wings And unicorn horns A world that only Horse girls know There’s a world Of adventures And tales and Companionship Such as you’ll find Only in horses Only in horse girls There’s a world A mystic world Of glorious tides Of enthralling joy Of hoofbeats And fairy-like wings And unicorn horns A world that only Horse girls know
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Waiting

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on April 8, 2009, 9:45 am


by Ginger, age 11 Waiting, Waiting here, she’s waiting for the snow white horse to come near, she hears the clock chime, she sits wasting time, a familiar feeling as she often waits, waiting for her heart to be broken, just split open, but now she’s waiting waiting here, for that snow white horse to come near, she’s pure as the rain, just keeping sane, as she waits, the horse lowers it’s head, no word was said, she looks into his brave eyes, not bothered by his size, the
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Fly, Fly, Up To The Heavens Above

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on April 8, 2009, 9:30 am


by mustangmane, age 10 Have you experienced the tragedy of your horse dying? Not even yours, but your riding horse or one that is close to you? Sadness fills our hearts as we realize they’re gone and never coming back. Wondering if you’ll ever see him/her again. You go by his stall, waiting for a whinny. But it’s not heard. You get an apple, but no one eats it. Then you look up to the sky, waiting for something. A message. A voice. There’s no need to worry. Not at all. Because
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My One and Only

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on April 8, 2009, 9:25 am


by mustangmane, age 10 Sadness filled my heart That lonely, dark time When we had to depart And felt nothing inside but grief Was it my fault? I wonder He didn’t have to go Without me, alone as well It didn’t feel just, or fair I will never like that day That sick and terrible day When I cried until it burned When something died inside of me And that something That something that died in me Was a best friend My one and only friend And that patch that left my heart Will never ever mend
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School Ponies of OHTC

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on April 7, 2009, 8:30 am


by Peanut, age 8 I’d like to introduce you to the wonderful four school ponies of OHTC. Hudson is a bay pinto pony who is about 13 hands high. He is a pesky pony with tons of attitude. Many people at the barn learned to ride on him. Though sometimes being a bit ornery, overall he is a great horse! Muskoka is a chestnut pony who is about 9 or 10 hands tall. Even though she is the smallest horse in the barn, she is willing and will not give up without a fight. Owned by Katie the pony girl, she is
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Stormy

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on April 7, 2009, 8:30 am


by Autumn, age 14 The lightning split the night! The whinny of a horse cried against the sound of thunder. A mare was giving birth to a foal, and Running Horse was the only one to help her through the night. Laura had no idea what she was doing. Unfortunately her mare, Wild Heart, was in a lot of pain and she was burning hot. The rain was pouring down on the both of them, making it hard for them to see. Wild Heart finally collapsed under a group of birch trees, giving them some shelter. The mare
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Alpha Squad

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on April 7, 2009, 8:10 am


by Violet Inkpen, age 12 “Look at this one! Mare, white with black spots. Has a foal. Mare was abused and is fearful of humans and foal has one short leg so he limps. He is a black colt with a white patch on his nose. Price is $250 for both mare and colt.” Sue sat back and pushed the small paper towards her friends Jimmy, Amy, and Sarah. “You think we can help an abused mare? A limping foal sure; we’ve helped horses who have bad hooves, horses with bad teeth, horses recovering
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Fly Masks

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on April 6, 2009, 9:30 am


by Blaze’ncowgirl, age 16 Imagine standing out in a field or stall with a million flies buzzing around you. Annoying? Yes! I hate to have just two annoying flies around me when I am out with my horse. What do you think a horse feels like with flies landing around their eyes, nose and ears? Horses have very sensitive faces, so it really must bug them. A remedy to keep those annoying flies from off their faces is to get a fly mask. We got one a couple years ago for my horse and it is very useful.
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The War Horse

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on April 6, 2009, 8:30 am


by HorseFeathers, age 16 As the trumpet sounds He races into the battle grounds. His hooves slice the tension in the air one like him cannot compare. He laugheth at the shaking of a sword Over all things powerful, he his lord. For his neck is clothed with thunder and his hooves trample those asunder. For when the trumpet sounds you shall hear as he screams a challenge to those far and near.
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A Gift

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on April 5, 2009, 9:30 am


by Ginger, age 11 As I sit here typing away on my computer, I am thinking about my previous visit to the ponies. I had just been sitting there, slowly and gently massaging Roxy’s tiny frame under her fuzzy coat. She put her head down on my lap and rested there. Sometimes would she turn away, but most of the time her head rested on my lap. I lifted up her thick, long flaxen mane and massaged her there. My eyes bore into her eyes (as some of you might know, I am a sucker for horses eyes). As
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