He Did Wander

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on April 5, 2009, 8:05 am


by Allison, age 13 Slow and steady He does wander. He did wander Far and wide. Now he slows Hoof beats unsteady It is now his time to die. Loving friends They do surround him. Hearts to see his final breath. Now all of those hearts are breaking They have seen the horse’s death. * * * * * * * * * * This poem is dedicated to all those whose heart have broken with the passing of their horse.
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Teach Me, Horses

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on April 4, 2009, 9:30 am


by Madelaina, age 13 Teach me how to bond with you, But first, how do I learn? I’m so clueless and just need your help, Your respect, how do I earn? Teach me how to speak with you, And express my endless love, Should I pat, cuddle, say you’re great, Or all of the above? Teach me how you take what’s hopeless, Then to it add reality. Yet how do you make the true things seem, Like a wondrous fantasy? Teach me how you stay so strong, When around they call you weak, For now I let you pick me up, With
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Re-homing Horses

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on April 4, 2009, 9:00 am


by Sweetie, age 12 After a horse has been rehabilitated at a rescue centre, if they are healthy enough, they can be re-homed as riding or companion horses. Most of these horses will have a few problems if they have had been mistreated, but you can still find a great horse in need of a loving home. This gives the sanctuary space to help more horses in need, too! When the horse has been checked that it is healthy and ready to be re-homed, you can go to the centre, phone them or visit their web site
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Hopes Too High or Keeping Dreams Alive?

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on April 3, 2009, 9:30 am


by Ginger, age 11 As a horse rider and a competitive swimmer, I know how it feels to get your hopes up too high. It is not wrong to hope — hope is what keeps your dreams alive — but keeping balance between hoping and hoping too high is tough. I have two examples. Roxy is my miniature horse, and Lady is a welsh pony that I am training, but she is not mine. So right know I do not have a horse of my own that I can ride, show, bond with and play with. I ride my friend’s horse twice a week
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The Wild Herd: Foals and Yearlings

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on April 2, 2009, 9:00 am


by Allison, age 14 Foals, Colts and Fillies When a young horse — a colt or filly — misbehaves, the stallion of the herd will immediately put the youngster in his or her place. They are often found getting in trouble for racing off, getting lost, and acting out. If a lead mare catches a colt or filly disobeying the rules, she will drive them away from the herd, which is a method Monty Roberts uses in his horse whispering career. What it does is makes the foal willing, and the lead mare
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At One

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


by HorseFeathers, age 16 I mount the blue roan in silence As I grab his dark mane, we progress swiftly into the night. We are one. The poppy fields beneath us tickle both our legs as we swim through them We are but whispers in the wind We are one. I do not give the roan signals, but he does to me. To tell me of the moment he will rise at a new speed. We are one. We race time itself over the hills and through the misty valleys of dawn. We are seperate creatures alone, but together We are one.
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Find Your Inner Horse

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on April 2, 2009, 8:10 am


by Violet Inkpen, age 12 There are so many kinds of horses out there it makes you wonder just how they all became new breeds. But there are just as many different kinds of humans. We all have an inner shine; the glow that makes us who we are. How can someone tell you apart from your sister or brother? We all have unique talents and interests. We are all different. Perhaps you are as beautiful and graceful as an Arabian, or maybe as powerful and energetic as a Thoroughbred? Or maybe you are as wild
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I Did It

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on April 1, 2009, 9:00 am


by My Horse and Me, age 12 About a week ago I fulfilled a dream with the help of my friend and her horse. That dream was to gallop bareback in the country. Well sure enough, on a warm day with a slight breeze, I got on my friend’s 13 year old mare bareback and went for the ride of my life. With the wind in my face Glory, the horse I was riding, raced down to the pond and around the pond with her tail streaming out behind. My hands were sore the next day from gripping the reins and her mane
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A Peaceful Moment

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


by Rochlia, age 13 Sitting underneath a tree with wild horses surrounding me as the minutes go swiftly by and the breeze blows through the sky it is such a peaceful bliss I cannot wish for more than this
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My Horse’s Songs

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on March 31, 2009, 8:30 am


by Ginger, age 11 I find it fun to relate our relationship with our horses to a boy-girl relationship so I thought this would be a fun blog. Like, for example, songs that remind us of something about the relationship. For my old horse Vegas that we had to sell, I use a break up song and try to relate it to what happened with me and Vegas. It’s funny to see how much they relate. My songs for Vegas: Fighter, by Christina Aguilera (because he made me that much stronger) and White Horse by Taylor
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Ask GHC: Regaining A Horse’s Trust

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on March 31, 2009, 8:30 am


My friend’s horse is very afraid of people. She was once an amazing dressage horse, but was abused by her former owners. My friend’s family then adopted her, but they can’t get her to trust them. She will not approach anyone and is very hard to catch. She is becoming very dirty and is too old to roll to shed her winter coat to keep cool. How can my friend’s family help her trust them? submitted by Allison, age 13 Ask Girls Horse Club is a feature where readers can submit questions and
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Hoofbeats

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on March 30, 2009, 9:00 am


by Allison, age 13 Dull, faltering hoofs, they beat Beat beneath a breaking back A horse who faces trials of A master sore and heavy tack. Light, feisty hoofs, they beat Beat with joy of life to live. She carries her load proudly, To her master, a gift to give. Do not let your horse be weary, Give your horses all your love Lighten the load they are bearing For they are gifts sent from above.
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Bits vs. Hackamores

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on March 30, 2009, 9:00 am


by Allison, age 13 I’ve heard many arguments claiming bits are much harsher than hackamores, or hackamores are cruel compared to bits. Which one is right? That’s what we are going to find out! A hackamore is like a bridle without a bit that uses a chain or noseband to apply pressure to different points on a horse’s head. Many riders use a hackamore in winter instead of putting a freezing cold bit into their horse’s mouth. Other horses wear hackamores because of dental issues that cause
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My Horse and Me

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


by Peanut, age 8 I look into his little stall I push the door and in I crawl He looks at me with his loving eyes I put my hand on him and let out a sigh Halter in hand and horse beside I look at him, I can’t wait to ride He’s my horse my dream come true A trustworthy mount a best friend too I mount him with great pride Then I am ready to ride I love this horse with all my heart He is my friend, we never could part
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Phantom Stallion’s Horse Hair Bracelet

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on March 29, 2009, 9:00 am


by HorseFeathers, age 16 Have y’all read and heard about Mrs. Terri Farley’s idea of horsehair bracelet in her book series The Phantom Stallion? It seems that at least once in every book it mentions Sam’s connection to the Phantom with the horsehair bracelet she made. I thought that was a neat idea so I decided to make my own. Here is one way to do it… STEP 1 | Gather a good length of horsehair. Now do not go cutting away at the horse’s mane and tail. Try looking in
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Tips for 24/7 Riders

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on March 29, 2009, 9:00 am


by mustangmane, age 10 It’s a happy time for horse riders out there who live some place cold… where it snows… which means not a lot of time to ride your beloved horse! But spring is here. It felt like winter lasted forever. Your horse is ready to get out and ride. And so are you! We all want to ride 24/7. Here are four tips to not over-doing it so much: ALWAYS finish your homework and chores before riding. Think of it as a reward and something to look forward to after the not-so-fun
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Wild One

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on March 29, 2009, 8:10 am


by Autumn, age 14 As a black, sure-footed Quarter Horse prances around the paddock, I am amazed. She is not the prettiest horse, but she is the best one for me. She runs around crazily, whipping her glossy head around, then pauses and trots to me. * * * * * It was summer, and my friends and I were taking turns jumping into the river. Then, as it came my turn, a loud whinny pierced my ear. I looked across the stream, and saw a rugged looking horse staring me in the face. Before I could think, my
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Horses: There For Always

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on March 28, 2009, 9:00 am


by Rebecca Shyly, age 13 Growing up. It’s hard. Harder than adults remember or imagine. Friends help. Family does too, but none of these things help a growing girl quite as much as HORSES. Lately I’ve been going through a rough patch dealing with school, catty friends, and loads of homework, and I know the only thing that helps me feel better is a great ride, or some quality time with my favorite animals on earth. Any of you feel the same? Do any of you know why horses always help? I
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Thank You Girls Horse Club

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on March 28, 2009, 8:30 am


by Ginger, age 11 What I like about Girls Horse Club is it is like a community. Also, everything is very clean. If you go to other blogs (which I have tried) there will be tons of pointless and inappropriate blogs. The comments will mostly be putting down the person’s post, and the whole blog site is so huge and complicated you kind of get lost. Girls horse Club is not like that. You can tell LeadMare and the other monitors spend a lot of time going through the blogs, screening, and making
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Ask GHC: Junior Bloggers

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on March 27, 2009, 8:30 am


Hey Junior Bloggers! I was just thinking how great it would be if all of us at GHC knew more about the Junior Bloggers, such as where you all live (in the country, city, or small town), and if you get to ride horses on a regular basis, if you take riding lessons or if you were practically born in the saddle, and if you prefer English or Western. I’m sure a lot of the other girls out there want to know too. Please consider what I’ve requested. Sincerely, freeasthewind Ask Girls Horse
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