Girls Horse Club Blog

A Gift

Published by • Apr 5th, 2009 • Category: Gift Horse

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 I stare into them I wonder what they’ve seen. I wonder if her coat has been massaged by another little girl who once called Roxy hers. Her eyes are brown on the outside, with flecks of gold, then they fade into a deep black. I wonder if another little girl once contemplated Roxy’s amazing eyes.

Sometimes Roxy seems almost sad, or reluctant, like she’s remembering something from the past. I wonder what she’s remembering — maybe it’s my mother. Roxy loved my mother. When she died of cancer, Roxy noticed she was gone, and I think sometimes she remembers her and misses her. I remember when my mother was really sick. We actually led Roxy in the house. Roxy rested her head on my mom’s bed. My mom laughed and rubbed her face.

My mother loved horses. When she was younger she had horses and ponies. I think she passed this gift with horses to me. I often wear the belt buckle my mom won at a western pleasure show as a teen, and it reminds me of her. It reminds me of her smile, and her stories of the ponies she rode as a kid, and it reminds me of the gift she passed down to me. A gift to love people and horses.

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  1. Awwwww! This story was awesome! So, so emotional and descriptive. I love it. Keep up the good work!

    ~EC

  2. Very inspirational Ginger… I almost lost my dad to a type of paralyzed diseased called Geon Berah (something like that) when i was young. Thank God he is still here. Memories never leave us. Thank you for writing this
    ~HF

  3. Aww, Ginger, that was an incredible blog. That Roxy and you share a memory like that is awesome. Keep writing, and btw, I love your description of Roxy’s eyes.

  4. I’m glad you shared that story with all of us girls. I know it was probably hard to write. You did a very good job. Give Roxy a pat for me.

  5. What a great story! It was so descriptive and emotional it almost made me cry. Give Roxy a hug!

  6. Ginger, thank you for sharing that story with us. I know that sometimes it’s hard to share stories like that, but you did it fearlessly. Keep holding onto horses. Keep horses and memories in your heart, where they will live on, close to you, a part of you. Keep loving people and horses!

  7. Really great blog! You have a talent for writing. You have lots of bravery… not just on GHC, but everywhere you are :)

    MM

  8. Aww thnxs everyone!! btw I gave Roxy a hug and a pat for my horse and me and Fire fly as soon as I read the comments (: