Girls Horse Club Blog

My Mission: Daisy

Published by • Feb 26th, 2009 • Category: Junior Blogger Archives, Lend a Hand

by Rachel Danielle, age 14

Daisy lived a happy and a beautiful life with a little girl that loved her.

She is a beautiful blue-eyed paint mare whom I love with all of my heart. She was once a blissful and playful spirit, free of worry and full of love. I remember those times, and I shudder to think how abruptly they disappeared. Her owner, the little girl that used to love her, left her. And how she did it I will never know. When she became an older teenager, she dumped her best friend, her horse, for a car. I didn’t understand then, and I still can’t understand, how she could do it. But she did, and Daisy lost much of her spirit.

I loved her, but by the time her owner left her, and I could have bought her, I already had a horse of my own. And then when my horse died I couldn’t afford to buy her. We lost our home in that same year. My horse was her stablemate, and when he passed away, her heart broke all over again. On top of that, I was moving away.

I remember saying goodbye. I hugged her, tears streaming down my face. She’d been taught how to kiss, and she gave me a kiss now, even though I didn’t give her the cue. Her magnificent blue eyes gazed soulfully into my brown ones. ‘Where are you going?’ They seemed to ask. How much more would this poor horse have to take? At least she would be with my good friend, at least she would be taken care of, and loved.

And then, not too long ago, I heard that her owner couldn’t afford to keep her. But I won’t let her be sent out into the world to take her chances there. I’m going to do something. I’m going to get her- somehow. But how? I have no job!

And then I remembered. I could write. I had no talents, no job, but I could write. So I began to write a book, and I’m about to try getting it published. And I’ll keep writing, and keep praying, and keep hoping. At times it’s a discouraging road, and at times I get tired. At times I get so discouraged I want to cry. But I’m not going to stop. I’ll keep riding after my dreams. I’ve set out on my mission, and just because the weather gets bad, I’m not going to turn back.

From what I’ve seen, we at the Girls Horse Club like to give encouragement. When I’m at the Girls Horse Club, I enjoy giving encouragement too. It’s fun to give it… but now I need it. Pray for me and Daisy please, Girls Horse Club!

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  1. Rachel Danielle, you’ve had 4 blogs published as a guest blogger. Let us know if you want to join the JB roster or if you prefer contributing as a guest blogger when you can.

    Either way, good thoughts go out for you and Daisy from the herd at GHC. Go horse girl!

  2. excellent! i will pray for you and daisy

  3. Rachel Danielle: I will pray for you. I encourage you to look up Romans 8:28 in the Bible. Written, there, is one of God’s enduring promises. That verse is perfect for your situation.
    Your Friend,
    Narnian Rose

  4. You got my prayers Rachel. Keep on keepin’ on. LYLAS,

    Mustang23

  5. I support you 100% in your mission. You should (get permission) and start a website outlining your idea for your book and your plans to get Daisy back. It might help bring awareness.

    It’d be great if when you and Daisy have each other again, you can both me happier.

  6. I’m praying for you, Rachel! I know how tough writing a book can be- my mom is doing it! Let us know if you get your book published! Maybe we can all get a copy… or two!

  7. You are definitely in my prayers, Rachel Danielle. I don’t know you, and I probably never will, but either way, I think I know you through the heart.

    My ideas…
    Maybe try doing a fundraiser? Keep 3/4 of the money, and donate the rest to a horse charity funding. That way, donors will know that you are also doing something for “someone else”. Do a few.. it may get you lots of money?

    Do you know where she is staying? If you do, contact the person owning her, (or if she doesn’t have one..??), and say you’re interested in buying her. Tell them how much you’re willing to offer (in advance), but be prepared. The owner may want more money, or not even be willing to give her away.

    Please let me know what you think. I am praying!!!
    -mustangmane

  8. Wow. Thats a big job for just one girl! But I think you can do it! :)
    Are your friends at all interested in helping you get Daisy? Maybe you could ask them if they would help with a fundraiser like mustangmane mentioned… You could maybe sell home-made cookies or pies. I did that for my 4-H group and it worked great!
    Good luck! I’ll pray for you!

  9. You and Daisy will be in my prayers! I hope you are able to get her! I hope that you are able to accomplish your mission! I will pray that everything works out for you and her!

    ~Blaze’ncowgirl

  10. Wow, good luck getting your book published. Your an inspiration to all of us!

  11. Wow Rachelle Danielle that was truly inspirational! You are a great writer and any publisher would be whacked not to except your material! if and when it gets published i know your “supporters” here on GHC (including me) will want to buy it! I know you will get discouraged but please don’t give up, As I said before i will be praying for you and daisy.

    -Ginger

  12. Thanks everybody! GHC’s really encouraging. It’s no easy road, the path to publication. I’ve got some publishers singled out and I’m ready to start sending. Leadmare, I’d love to be a Junior Blogger!

  13. Rachel Danielle, you (and your wonderful blogs) have been added to the roster. We’ll look forward to being your supporters along the road to publishing, and once you get there you’ll already have a herd of loyal fans!

  14. I’m very touched, Rachel, and you have my full support. This is the type of spirit horse girls should have. I wish you the very best in getting your book published, and I’ll go buy it straight away once it hits the shelves and recommend it to friends :) Good luck with Daisy and your beautiful writing (not that you need any luck for that matter). You have my prayers too.

  15. I’ll be praying hard for you. And if your book gets published I’ll make sure I get a copy. I also know a blue eyed paint though me and her are not quite as close as you and Daisy. Keep wrtiting. :)