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GHC Lyrics Competition: Entry #4

Published by • Apr 26th, 2009 • Category: by Julia, Competitions & Giveaways, Poetry

by Julia



Horses and Fiction

Published by • Mar 26th, 2009 • Category: Books & Writing, by Julia, Guest Bloggers

by Julia | Personally, I’ve lost count of the numerous horse books I’ve read. Some were just great (like The God of Animals by Aryn Kyle) and some not so great (which won’t be mentioned as they are not worth mentioning). Either way, there is one fact that can’t be denied: Horses inspire fictional writing…



My Reality

Published by • Mar 4th, 2009 • Category: by Julia, Guest Bloggers, Poetry

by Julia
In my dreams I ask my horse to canter
And without visible effort he steps into the correct lead…



Spurs and Whips: Tools or Torture?

Published by • Feb 14th, 2009 • Category: by Julia, Guest Bloggers, Riding Advice

by Julia | Over recent weeks I’ve seen a few comments about whether or not spurs, whips, and force in general are good ways to train your horse -– or if they only hurt the horse. Horses are very big, powerful animals and will learn to take advantage of you if you let them get away with bad habits. It’s up to you to decide if you use spurs and whips, but before you decide…



The Gress Mountain Ranch

Published by • Aug 23rd, 2008 • Category: by Julia, Guest Bloggers, Lend a Hand

by Julia | Three unique horses grazing under the trees in a open pasture set against the backdrop of lush hills and a clear blue sky, with two miniature donkeys and a goat meandering along near them? Sounds like a scene from the end of a movie, right? Actually…



Blogfest #1: Point Your Toes In!

Published by • Jun 15th, 2008 • Category: Blogfest, by Julia, Guest Bloggers, Riding Advice

by Julia | As some of you may know, the barn I started to ride at is probably the worst barn in North America. So when the instructors saw I pointed my toes out, they never commented on it, causing me to feel that there was nothing wrong with it…



Dear Girls Horse Club

Published by • Mar 2nd, 2008 • Category: by Julia, GHC News

by Julia, age 14 I’ve been a Junior Blogger at GHC for almost a year now, and what a wonderful year it has been. Sadly, however, high school is only a matter of months away, and all the preparation it involves is taking away from my time to contribute like I used to. My writing […]



The Truth About Slaughter: Part II

Published by • Feb 3rd, 2008 • Category: by Julia, Take a Stand

by Julia, age 14 The rusty trailer screeched and clanked as it made it’s way down the back road in the dark hours of night. Fearful brown eyes peered out between the small openings in the trailer’s back door. The horses in the vehicle’s lower level fidgeted nervously from the sounds of the horses’ hooves […]



The Truth About Slaughter: Part I

Published by • Jan 5th, 2008 • Category: by Julia, Take a Stand

by Julia, age 14 Here at GHC we can all agree on one thing. We hate horse slaughter and anything related to it. But I’ve noticed there’s some confusion about this issue and some false statements are being passed around. Not intentionally of course, but I thought I’d set some things straight. These are the […]



HopeFoal: A Prayer Answered

Published by • Jan 1st, 2008 • Category: by Julia, Loft Book Club Favorites, Poetry

by Julia
Remember me? The HopeFoal?
You lent me some light…