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Synchronicity & Causality

Published by • Jul 2nd, 2011 • Category: LeadMare Tales

I’m the type who loves to ponder meaning, so when I saw a photo of me and my lesson horse, our strides in sync as we began warming up for a ride, it led me to ask this question: When a horse and human are riding (or walking) in sync, is it a result of unrelated actions occurring together by chance (synchronicity)? Or is it a result of cause and effect (causality)?


Published by • Jun 15th, 2011 • Category: LeadMare Tales

by LeadMare | I enjoy my coffee in the morning, but the fact is I don’t need artificial stimulation to get moving — I’m naturally caffeinated. If you’re a person with a lot of energy, you know that if you don’t release that energy in a healthy way, it’s no fun for you and the people around you…

Writing Non-Fiction

Published by • May 28th, 2011 • Category: LeadMare Tales

General submissions are open, and we hope to give our readers some great content to feed their love for horses! To help encourage more variety and originality, let’s talk about non-fiction. Non-fiction can be challenging and many authors struggle with how to make it original, particularly when writing something that incorporates fact and learning from other sources…

Finding and Editing Horse Images

Published by • Apr 7th, 2011 • Category: How It's Made, LeadMare Tales

For those of you who would like to participate in Part 1 of our Every Picture Tells a Story contest but aren’t sure where to start, I wanted to provide some links to free source images and online editing tools…

The Bigger Picture

Published by • Mar 20th, 2011 • Category: GHC News, LeadMare Tales

Here at the GHC blog, we support young horse girls with a platform for their writing talent and volunteers who offer their expertise to showcase that talent. Our Submission Guide has information about the publishing process and tips for how to submit work that gets the attention of editors. But did you ever wonder how we think about what gets published from a bigger picture perspective? Well, now’s your chance to get a bit of history and information about our editorial process…

Random Inspiration

Published by • Dec 15th, 2009 • Category: LeadMare Tales

Sometimes when I’m stuck and need some inspiration, I’ll find an interesting image, imagine a story taking place in that scene, and write about it. It’s a good exercise to get the creative juices flowing…

Things to Do, Places to Go, Horses to See

Published by • Dec 1st, 2009 • Category: LeadMare Tales

While GHC is on a break, I hope you’ll have fun interacting with horses and horse girls in the real world. But on those days when it’s not possible to get out, or you’d like to get out but don’t know what to do, here are some ideas (in no particular order) to help you…

Attitude of Gratitude

Published by • Nov 26th, 2009 • Category: LeadMare Tales

As we approach the Girls Horse Club hiatus, I find myself musing about lessons learned from horses. If you’ve been riding and/or training for a while, you’ve probably experienced ebbs and flows in your progress. There are times when you’re moving forward in a steady flow, completely in sync with your horse. There are other times when you’re just plain stuck…

Before and After: 2009 Competition Poster

Published by • Jul 10th, 2009 • Category: How It's Made, LeadMare Tales

A while back I stumbled across an archive of posters made through an arts program that originated during the great depression. One of the posters was adapted for this year’s fiction competition. I thought you might enjoying seeing the before and after…

Tag, You’re It

Published by • Mar 22nd, 2009 • Category: How It's Made, LeadMare Tales

WARNING: If geekiness is not your thing, now would be the time to graze elsewhere. But if you don’t mind a taste of tech and are interested in learning how to spiff up your submissions, read on…