Girls Horse Club Blog

Horsey Holidays!

Published by • Dec 25th, 2011 • Category: LeadMare Tales

Happy Holidays from

Dear Horse Girls,

Another year is winding down — can you believe it? Did you know 2011 marked the 10-year anniversary of Girls Horse Club? Wow, in Internet years that’s a VERY long time!

How long have you been hanging out at GHC?

I wanted by begin the day of Christmas festivities with heartfelt best wishes to you, the awesome horse girls who breathe life into our virtual barn. May all your 2012 hopes and dreams take shape in reality, and may your journey continue to be blessed by horses and the people who love them.

I leave you with a little gift of poetry, one of my favorites by Robert Frost


The Runaway
by Robert Frost

Once when the snow of the year was beginning to fall,
We stopped by a mountain pasture to say ‘Whose colt?’
A little Morgan had one forefoot on the wall,
The other curled at his breast. He dipped his head
And snorted at us. And then he had to bolt.
We heard the miniature thunder where he fled,
And we saw him, or thought we saw him, dim and grey,
Like a shadow against the curtain of falling flakes.
‘I think the little fellow’s afraid of the snow.
He isn’t winter-broken. It isn’t play
With the little fellow at all. He’s running away.
I doubt if even his mother could tell him, “Sakes,
It’s only weather.” He’d think she didn’t know!
Where is his mother? He can’t be out alone.’
And now he comes again with a clatter of stone
And mounts the wall again with whited eyes
And all his tail that isn’t hair up straight.
He shudders his coat as if to throw off flies.
‘Whoever it is that leaves him out so late,
When other creatures have gone to stall and bin,
Ought to be told to come and take him in.’

12 Nickers »

  1. I’ve been here 3 years! This is like my virtual home! Thank you so much Leadmare! And everyone!

  2. Five years for me :) Just went through a different name, but five years! wow!

    Best wishes to everyone for 2012! :)

  3. Merry Christmas everyone! And I hope you all have a fantastic 2012. It’s been amazing seeing everyone grow in the herd and in their writing. I can’t wait to see what next year has in store.

    LeadMare, GHC has always been amazing and impressive to say the least, but wow 10 years! I’ve only been here for half that long. Congratulations on this little (or maybe not-so-little) milestone. Thank you so much for everything you’ve done for us.

  4. Merry Christmas!!! Hope everyone had a fantastic holiday. 2011 was great, and i hope 2012 will be even better! LeadMare, i’ve only been here a short 2 1/2 years, but those years hwv been great! I hope to have many more here.
    Quick question, has anyone seen the new movie War Horse? I did, and i loved it!

  5. Here’s to wishing everyone peace and happiness in 2012!

    I’ve been with GHC throughout middle and high school! Now I’m college bound and taking you all with me.

    Thanks to anyone who has contributed here — past or present — for helping to build such a passionate, intelligent community of horse-loving girls!

  6. Thanks for all the nice comments.

    icehorse, I haven’t seen War Horse but can’t wait. Thanks for the recommendation. I bought the book, but have not read it — it’s set aside for the next GHC giveaway!

    Happy (almost) New Year!

  7. I can’t remermber how long ive been on GHC but ive loved every post of it!! =D I finaly got what ive prayed for, for the past 18 years of my life.. a horse of my own.. actualy two!! A cute tennesee walker named Lady Lark and a QH named Rockytop. Hope y’all had a blessed Christmas!!

  8. I’ve been here 3 years, but read plenty off the sight about 5 years ago.

    I’m very glad to have GHC, it is one of my favourite websites, and everything here is very special!

    Have a good New Years Eve, everyone!

  9. I have only been here about a month.

    I love GHC, it is amazing, Everything is wonderful.
    Does anyone know how to post a blog of my own? …
    Please reply.

  10. Ponylover, thanks for your kind words. For info about submitting blogs at GHC, check out these links on the upper right of the sidebar:

    Submission Guide »
    Submission Form »

    We hope to hear from you!

  11. Thanks LeadMare!!!

  12. This is my first time reading this blog and I love it!
    That poem was amazing.
    Thanku so much leadmare and everyone else helping with the blog!