Girls Horse Club Blog

Horses Amaze Me

Published by • Sep 6th, 2007 • Category: Gift Horse, Take a Stand

by Rebecca Shyly, age 11

I know many, if not all of us here at Girls Horse Club, are against horse slaughter. I am and always will be. It hurts me that these beautiful creatures do so much for us, and yet we end up sending them away to die, with almost no chance of living. Horses amaze me all the time, just by letting us ride them.


I would never allow someone to put a piece of metal in my mouth, a heavy piece of leather on my back, then on top of all that, have them sit on me! Would any of you? But horses let us do this every day. I think that some horses enjoy being ridden. Some may not, but don’t seem to mind lending us a piece of their freedom, a piece of their spirit. That amazes me.


Another thing about horses that amazes me is their beauty. How can such a large, heavy creature move so gracefully? But in some ways, not knowing makes it all the more beautiful! They have speed, but it isn’t the kind of speed that scares me. It is controlled, graceful speed. Even when they run free, not controlled by humans, they are beautiful, graceful, and amazing!


This is why I am always puzzled. “Why would you hurt something so beautiful?” I ask myself again and again. “Why would you end that beautiful thumping of their hooves, running on the sands of a beach, thumping along with the beating of their heart? Why would you do something so horrible, so mean?”

Horses amaze me. So why do we hurt them?

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  1. I think this is your best blog yet! :D The pictures are beautiful and complement the writing aswell, I agree, why hurt something, anything, thats beautiful? :(. Good blog though ;;)

  2. Ditto to that, Animalsrkool.Awesome blog Rebecca!

  3. {:D} Love it! Horses amaze me too. And I love it so much! :)

  4. Agreed Animalsrkool, this is one of your best blogs yet! Your writing was brilliant and I believed you raised your own bar! I love what you have said and I think that it was beautiful. Great job!

  5. Yay. Thanks Animalsrkool, Ali and Horsejo. I really like this blog too. I enjoyed writing it. But seriously, why would you hurt something so beautiful? Anyway, thanks you guys!

  6. I love the writing and pictures! I agree, STOP HORSE SLAUGHTER!!!

  7. OMG!!!! :D I LOVEEEEE!!!!!!!! THIS BLOG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and i totally agree!!!! this is by far one of my favorites!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. Yay! I am so glad every one likes it! You all amaze me 2! Sometimes, I even amaze myself! :) Glad you all liked it!

  9. Wow. AMAZING blog. I feel like I’m watching a wonderful horse as i’m reading it.

  10. Thanks StarGazer, glad you enjoyed it!

  11. Wow Horsecrazz…5 stars!!!! But….how do you join as in….join? You know, like I would love to post stuff too…but I really don’t know how! But you are great Horsecrazz…totally. ;;)

  12. Thnks Horseyangel! I am so glad you liked it. To join just click Join the Club at the top of the screen, the one you use to get around. It’s really easy. But if your under 13 (like me) your parents have to answer an email saying it’s okay for you to join! Hope you do join, and thanks for commenting on my story!