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Ponies and Poems: A Place to Begin

Published by • Mar 31st, 2013 • Category: Books & Writing, by Julia

by Julia | It has been at least six years since I sat at my family’s clunky desktop computer and typed up my first poem. It was about the first horse I rode at my local riding stable, and it was back when I was absolutely convinced every poem had to rhyme. I submitted it to Girls Horse Club, and I was overcome with excitement to find it had been published on the site…

Beating the Heat

Published by • Aug 15th, 2012 • Category: by Julia, Picture This

Photo by Julia | This fun photo was submitted by Julia, longtime GHC contributor and Junior Editor. If the happy horse could talk, what do you suppose he or she would say?

My Latest Epiphany

Published by • Jun 11th, 2011 • Category: by Julia, Horse Girls

by Julia | I remember being ten years old and leaning against the black-painted fence that separated the spectators from the riders training within its confines. The spectacular shining coats and flowing gaits of the horses reminded me of runway models…

Such Is Your Life

Published by • Mar 6th, 2011 • Category: by Julia, Poetry

by Julia
You will pick up the reins, your heart fluttering with excitement.
When you use your hands, you will jerk the reins too hard…

Challenge Two: Be the Journalist

Published by • Jul 23rd, 2010 • Category: by Julia, Summer of Horse Dreams

by Julia | For this challenge, you’ll need to be curious, be smart, be creative and be you! We’re asking you to interview someone related to the horse world and write up an interview. It actually isn’t as easy as it sounds, because this time we’re challenging you to take a journalistic approach — focusing on fact rather than opinion…

Challenge One: Vision Board

Published by • Jul 6th, 2010 • Category: by Julia, Summer of Horse Dreams

by Julia | For your first Summer of Horse Dreams challenge, you will be designing a poster/vision board with your dream horse and everything you need to care for your horse…

Are You Up for a Challenge?

Published by • Jun 26th, 2010 • Category: by Julia, Summer of Horse Dreams

by Julia | Hey Girls Horse Club! How’s your Summer of Horse Dreams been so far? I wish I could give some of my incredibly good fortune to all of you so everyone could ride and work with the animals we all love so much, but unfortunately I can’t do that…

Save the Wild Ones

Published by • Jan 29th, 2010 • Category: by Julia, Loft Book Club Favorites, Poetry

by Julia
Thirty-three thousand roam the lands of the west.
They gallop and frolic with their own lands to roam…

Wanted: Inspiration

Published by • Oct 18th, 2009 • Category: Books & Writing, by Julia, Junior Blogger Archives

by Julia | The last time I sat down with the sole intention of writing to my favorite horse girls was all the way back in May! That’s five months, right? Math isn’t my strong suit… Anyway, I decided to write this when I was looking back through older blogs and fiction that I had written back in 2007. I came across the newsletters on Maggie, the HopeFoal that I was so inspired by when I had heard her story here at GHC…


Published by • May 2nd, 2009 • Category: by Julia, Non-Fiction

by Julia | Diversity is a beautiful thing. I don’t know about you, but personally I love surrounding myself with all different kinds of…well, everything! On my bookshelves you could find fantasy, historical fiction, biographies, mysteries, and even some children’s picture books. I live in America, a country filled with diversity and I love it. In my opinion, life would be pretty darn boring if everything or everyone was the same…