Horse 'n' Rider Chat

by Hoofbeats
(Australia)


Welcome to Horse 'n' Rider chat!

Here is a page where horse crazy girls can share things like:

♣ Their favourite scriptures from the Bible
♣ Horse poems
♣ Give us all a hint of books that they are writing, which they will post on this horsesome website. (Note: the word 'horsesome' wasn't a spelling mistake).
♣ Horse songs
♣ Questions about horses and you are more than welcome to answer as many questions as you'd like to
♣ Anything to do with horses!! :-)

I also will post some articles to do with horsemanship and other cool things!

This page is only to have friendly chat with horsey people so please don't post any trashy or mean comments.

I can't wait to hear from you!

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Sep 06, 2018
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God Believin' Cowgirl
by: hundreds of horses

I don't know... But thanks for responding! You can check out my story The Judas Horse, and tell me what you think, so you get the feel of how I write. Tell me if you think the story should be about a horse or girl, and I'll get right back to you. (I'm always checking this site so my response shouldn't be delayed) Just comment back here and we'll start ourselves a story! :)

Also, I was thinking that I could do part 1, you do part 2, and so on. Tell me what you think. We'd post as hundreds of horses & God Believin' Cowgirl, so we could both post from our separate devices.

Sound good?

Sep 06, 2018
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to hundreds of horses
by: God Belivn Cowgirl

I really like the sound of pairing up to write a story! I'd love to do it... do you like 'real' or 'fantasy'?

Sep 03, 2018
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Also...
by: hundreds of horses

Just a shout out, y'all, but part 4 for the Judas Horse is out now! Please, feel free to go check it out! ;)

Also, I've got an announcement for fellow writers out there! Once The Judas Horse is finished, I'd like to pair up with someone to write a story with. It just sounded like fun to me, so if you're interested, comment back to me and we'll see if we can work something out! :)

Sep 03, 2018
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Hiya!
by: Spiritgirl

Also to let you know, I'm posting a story soon, its called 'Priceless'. Look out for it!

Aug 30, 2018
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HELP!!!!!
by: hundreds of horses

Okay, I'm very annoyed! On youtube, there was this channel by Simply Schleich, and she had a series called for-never, but when I tried to look it up, my computer told me that she'd deleted her youtube channel!!! Has anyone else seen the channel, and if Simply Schleich is on here, PLEASE PUT YOUR CHANNEL BACK ON!

Aug 29, 2018
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To Spiritgirl
by: God Belivn Cowgirl

I take lessons from a neighbor! Is there any horse savvy people nearby you? They may trade work for lessons. That's what I do. I hope you can find somewhere to take lessons! And,I have to say, Phantom Stallion is a great series!!

Aug 28, 2018
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to anonymous
by: Anonymous

I really like the phantom stallion books, and since there were so many hoofbeat quests comments, I read it, and it's also one of my favorites! Huge fan of phantom stallion and hoofbeat quests!

Aug 28, 2018
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I like Madelyn Grace's Hoofbeat Quests!!!
by: Pony Up

My all time fave is the hoofbeat quests!!!

Aug 28, 2018
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Just so y'all know...
by: Spiritgirl

The anonymous person who posted 'anybody fans' is me, I've changed my name to Spiritgirl. Just so its easier to recognise me. x

Aug 28, 2018
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sigh..
by: Spiritgirl

I can't afford riding lessons... I am unspeakably horsecrazy so does anyone know anything that could help? It's hard. Spiritgirl x

Aug 27, 2018
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Anybody fans?
by: Anonymous

Anybody love Charlotte Dujardin, Pippa Funnell and Michael Jung? I really like them! Also, have any of you read Tilly's Pony tails by Pippa Funnell? They are a series of very good books about a girl called Tilly who understands horses and and loves them. They are really cool. Who are you fans of? Let me know!

Aug 25, 2018
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To Horses Rock This World & Crazy Horse Lover...
by: hundreds of horses

Thanks for reading my story, guys! Sorry it's taking so long for part 4, but it's on its way! This is my first story submitted, so this is really exciting for me! :) Thanks for the comments!

Aug 24, 2018
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I think I know who our winner is...
by: Anonymous

It seems that the Hoofbeat Quests has won the election. Thanks you guys!

Jul 27, 2018
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The Hoofbeat Quests!
by: Spirit Girl

I vote the Hoofbeat Quests!

Jul 27, 2018
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Just submitted a story...
by: hundreds of horses

Hi, guys. I just submitted a story, The Judas Horse. Come check it out! By the way, I vote Hoofbeat Quests!

Jul 27, 2018
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VOTE
by: sara

My little sister who is too young to comment, says that the hoofbeat quests is better.

Jul 26, 2018
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I've read the first book of both series, and...
by: Pony Up

THE HOOFBEAT QUESTS FOR THE WIN!

Jul 26, 2018
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Oh, man! That's an easy one!
by: heavenlyhorses

The hoofbeat quests!

Jul 24, 2018
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I'm starting an election
by: Anonymous

There's been so much hubbub about the hoofbeat quests, I want to start an election. I just finished the hoofbeat quests book 1, and I've been reading canterwood crest for the first time too. I've been comparing the two in my head, and I've decided that I'll start an election over which is better, the hoofbeat quests, or canterwood crest. Comment your vote!

Jul 24, 2018
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I know
by: sara

The Hoofbeat Quests really do seem to be kicking it. It's only been out for so long, and already, it's a hit. I read about it on this site, and it seems pretty good... By the way, horse girlies, does anyone have any story suggestions? I was thinking of writing one...

Jul 22, 2018
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Wow
by: Anonymous

Gosh. There's certainly been a lot of talk about the hoofbeat quests. I guess I'll have to check that series out.

Jul 22, 2018
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To Hundreds of Horses...
by: Dream

I went to Breyerfest 2018 it was AMAZING! The breyer I got were Cortes C, the 2008 Christmas horse, Nazruddin the 2017 celebration model, Harley, Cigar, and Northern Dancer, and of coarse the celebration model Brass Hat. Four of them I got for great deals at the Clarion Hotel (in other words traditional breyer for 20 dollars!) I want to go again next year!

Jul 22, 2018
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Hey, guys!
by: heavenlyhorses

I'm new to this website, and just think that this whole thing is super cool! Since this is the horse & rider chat, I was wondering if anyone here has ever read the Hoofbeat Quests?

Jul 20, 2018
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LOVE IT!
by: stardust and peppy!

That sounds amazing! Thank you so much for telling! That sounds sooo FUN! If you think of any more please tell me! Again thanks for telling!

Jul 19, 2018
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thanks Hoofbeats!
by: Anonymous

I'll try that!

Jul 19, 2018
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To Stardust and Peppy...
by: hundreds of horses

Oh, Breyerfest was AMAZING!!! There was the trick riding group known as the Trixie Chicks, there was the famous Foiled Again, known for being the most successful and fastest harness racing horse in history (who is still racing, by the way)! The millionaire race horse who raced in 40, yes, 40 races (he was the celebration model).

There was Little Ricky Rocker, Icabod Crane, another race horse, Integrity, the most successful endurance trail horse in the world, Empress++++//, famous in dressage, halter classes, mounted native costume, and sidesaddle, not to mention his great breeding! There was so much to see and do, that oh!

I just can't cram it all in this one comment! There was also the Clarion Hotel, AKA, breyer for poor people. There were super rare breyer models for $20! I was in hog heaven!

Jul 18, 2018
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Oh, also...
by: hundreds of horses

To claudiahorselovr: I'M PRAYING FOR YOU!!! That's SO sad :(

Jul 17, 2018
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awesome!!!
by: stardust and peppy!

Yeah!!! I have never gone before cause it was too far away but I have always wanted too! What was it like there? What kind of show riders did you see? Do they have a lot of different kinds of Breyer horses there?

Jul 16, 2018
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To Anonymous
by: Hoofbeats

Hello, I am writing concerning your problem about your school horse.

My trainer often says, "Turn you horse's head in a little bit as you prepare to ask for a canter. And bring your 'inside' leg back to help him into it."

Maybe this will help. :)

Jul 16, 2018
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Breyerfest Anyone?
by: hundreds of horses

Anyone just get home from Breyerfest 2018 Off To The Races? Comment back to me if you have!

Jul 08, 2018
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To Pony Up
by: Anonymous

Are you aware that there is a Hoofbeat Quests chat on this website? You might want to visit that, if you want to debate over the series. See you there, hopefully. :) All other girls from this chat are welcome to join us with questions and what not. Anyway, I've got a bit of a problem. I have a horse that I'm riding at my lesson stable that never, and I mean NEVER starts a canter on the correct lead. Any suggestions to help?

Jun 29, 2018
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Visit The Hoofbeat Quests Series On This Website!
by: Pony Up

I love the Hoofbeat Quests series and want everyone else out there that's as horse crazy as I am to read it too! :) If you find it, you can read a small scene form the first chapter to give you a quick look at what the book is like. If you like it, or have read it before, comment back to me in this horse/rider chat! I just want to start conversing over what we like, love, and dislike about the series. ;)

Jun 26, 2018
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Possible solution
by: Anonymous

Hi Claudia,

I'm writing about your break from the saddle.

First off, I understand your struggle here and since you can't ride (and like Haddie said) you could stay in shape for riding. Late last year I wasn't able to ride for months. But through that time I kept my fitness up and did some of the following stretches and I was in shape (and maybe better than before) from doing stretches and exercises.

Look at these links:

https://www.wikihow.com/Get-Into-Shape-for-Horseback-Riding


https://www.horseandrideruk.com/expert-advice/articles/exercises-and-stretches-especially-for-horse-riders/


Google core strength exercises if you want, it is very important for all riders, competing or not.

I hope this helps and I think Haddie's comment is great as well (nice one Haddie!) and I hope you will find a solution to the current problem.

Jun 18, 2018
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To Anonymous
by: Haddie (not my real name)

I get it; time and money are why I don't ride often even though I'd love to. Is it possible that you could go to a camp with horses next year? One idea is to contact some nearby stables and see if you could work at the barn in exchange for lessons, or a discount. Or get a different job to help pay for lessons. Petsitting, babysitting, dogwalking? Are there any horse rescues or therapeutic riding centers near you? If so, maybe you could volunteer there; you probably wouldn't get to ride but at least you could be around horses! You could also ask if you could shadow/volunteer for an equine vet, a farrier, or even a horse owner. Hope this helped!

Jun 15, 2018
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To claudiahorselovr
by: Haddie

Hey Claudia, I'm sorry this is so late but I hope I can still help you! I'm so sorry you had to stop lessons and that people have been treating you badly.

A few ideas:
You may have already done this, but perhaps you could talk to some of the people that are gossiping and tell them the truth about why you're not riding, etc. Probably they'd understand even if they don't say so.

Is there any way you could work or volunteer at a stable or a riding center for the disabled (or even for a private horse owner, or equine vet, or farrier...)? That would show people that you're not losing interest, and maybe you might get to ride some in exchange for working.

Could you visit your horse and maybe groom him/her?

I used to (ok, still do sometimes!) climb a tree, straddle a branch, and pretend to ride...you could do something like that and at least practice your position! You could also look up some non-mounted exercises to strengthen the muscles used in riding, to hopefully be stronger if you get to ride again. Or learn by reading about horses and riding, and watching riding videos or horse shows. But you certainly don't have to have perfect skills to enjoy riding, if you get the chance to. And I would imagine that much of what you've learned would come back to you easily your first time back in the saddle.

You're not alone...time and money are why I don't ride more than a few times a year tops. Sometimes, I'll see a horse from a distance or in a photo or video and get the I-miss-horses-so-much feeling.

I don't really know how you could get this girl to stop spreading rumors. (One idea...maybe she's hurting somehow and is taking it out on you? Not that that means it's not wrong.) But I'll be praying for you.

Hope I helped a little even if it's just letting you know I care.

Jun 11, 2018
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HELP!
by: Anonymous

I LLLLOOOOVVVEEE horses but I need help. There aren't a lot of cheap stables near me and my family doesn't have enough time sometimes to drive me to my lesson.

I used to go to a horse camp each summer for three years but this year my parents are sending me to an older camp without horses.

Camp costs a lot each year so it restricts my riding budget. I wish I could do more lessons because I'm fourteen, probably the most horse crazy girl in my neighborhood and I've only cantered 4 times and that was at camp.

Any Suggestions?

May 29, 2018
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Help!
by: claudiahorselovr

Hiii girlies xxx I haven't been on here in ages, missed it so much! I need ya'all's help though.

I've been riding for years and about 3 months ago I had to stop because we couldn't afford it. I miss it so much, and I feel like i'm going to be a terrible rider once I'm back.

Plus everyone is gossiping about me, saying I'm quitting and losing interest and a girl at my stables, who is basically the stable mean girl, had a crush on my boyfriend and was jealous and angry when we started going out. She's spreading rumours about me and my horse, and saying I stole him from her, and knew I liked him and still went out with him, which I had no idea she liked him, but now she's out to get me.

I miss my lessons, and my horse, and she's spreading rumours about me. I dont know how to make her stop, and how to get money for lessons again :(

May 21, 2018
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I need help with finding a movie!
by: Hoofbeats

Hello everyone!

I was recently was talking to a friend about horse movies. We both remember watching one about a girl who finds a black horse in the wild. She gains his trust and takes a little boy out to see him. The boy takes a picture of the stallion but he gets scared and runs off. So the girl believes she has lost the stallion's trust. But then the father is working in the barn when a beam falls on his leg and (somehow) the stallion helps them.

I absolutely adored this movie but (as I said) I forgot/don't know the title.

Does anyone have any idea of what the movie may be called? Any help is appreciated!

May 20, 2018
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English!!!
by: Horses Rock This World!!!!!!

I ride English but would love to ride western. The riding school I go to has western lessons though, so I could learn to ride western there.

May 15, 2018
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To Violent Brushstroke
by: Hoofbeats

Thank you so much!

I am deeply gratified with all these lovely comments on how helpful this page is!

I WILL keep being awesome because I am finishing another novel on my own and will be writing another story for this site.

Watch out for it! It's called "August Grace".

Coming in August 2018!!! (though it may come before, who knows? A long time to wait, I know, but be patient with me!)

May 15, 2018
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To HorseGirl
by: Hoofbeats

Hello!

I'm not quite sure who you aimed that question at, but I ride English. I would love to start Western as well (so funny that others want to do the opposite of what they already do!).

Good luck with your start into English!

May 03, 2018
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Reply to Hopeless Country Girl
by: HorseGirl

Thanks! I want to do English but right now I have a show to go to. I know I will do English soon though.

Apr 30, 2018
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Answer to HorseGirl
by: Hopeless Country Girl

Hello!

Not sure the question was for me, but I ride Western. I would love to learn to ride English as well, though, because riding both disciplines will increase your skills as a rider. I would recommend diving into English with all you've got, because it'll be a lovely learning experience!

Good luck. :D

Apr 25, 2018
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:)
by: Violent Brushstroke

I just wanted to say how much I enjoy this page! Hoofbeats, this was a great idea! I love it, it has been so helpful to me and many other horse girls.
Keep being awesome!

Apr 24, 2018
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What type of riding do you do?
by: HorseGirl

I ride Western but I am going to start riding English this year! I always wanted to ride English (and join pony club) but there was nobody who taught beginner English in my area. So what type of riding do you do?

Apr 05, 2018
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To Hoofbeats
by: God Belivn Cowgirl

Thanks for reading my story, I am so excited about it! It's a little different, but that's what I was shooting for :) When I saw it I screamed inwardly!! I will do the next chapter ASAP ^^~

Mar 28, 2018
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To: God Belivn' Cowgirl 
by: Hoofbeats

Thank you so nuch for your comment! I am honoured that you like this page! I can't wait till you post your book and I'll be sure to read it!

Mar 27, 2018
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Hay, horse girls!
by: Violent Brushstroke

Hi everyone! I'm the author of America and Broken Soul, and on Broken Soul, I asked you guys for ideas on a sequel. So far, no one has seen it or replied to it.

I would really appreciate it if you went over to Broken Soul and give me some ideas. Sorry to be so pushy!

Thanks.

(P.S. the 'n' in Violent isn't a mistake ;))

Mar 25, 2018
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One More Thing....
by: God Belivn' Cowgirl

BTW, this web is soooo awesome! No strange ads, horse horse horse, and some really great pages like this one. HORSEPOWER, YEE-HAW!

Mar 24, 2018
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Hey, y'all
by: God Belivn' Cowgirl

Hoofbeats, I love that you made this page! I just realized it was here. I am currently working on a story about Unihorns and SeaHorses :] Go to the story page for the first chapter.

Anywho, ONE of my fave verses is "Be strong and courageous." I think its Joshua 1:9. I hope to get my first horse soon! Btw, have any of y'all watched Lord of the Rings? A must see! ^^~

Mar 20, 2018
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Hi!
by: stardust and peppy!

Hi Sally! I'm stardust and peppy. I love your story! I'm writing one too called The Lost Horse.

Mar 19, 2018
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Reply to Sydney
by: Sally

Thanks a lot!

Mar 19, 2018
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To: Stardust And Peppy
by: Hoofbeats

Hello, I'm back to reply to your question.
I have now three horses but one passed away due to colic... I miss him.

But anyway, that's cool that you're training your sister's horse! I posted another comment for your bucking problem with peppy (I can't remember where) but anyway, I hope it helps!

Mar 18, 2018
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Sally
by: Sydney at HorseCrazyGirls.com

Hi Sally! Welcome to HorseCrazyGirls.com!

We moderate and approve all submissions so you'll need to wait until your story gets published on the site before you can access your submission.

New chapters are usually added as comments to keep the story in one place.

You will find the link to your story in the What's New section of the site as soon as it has been approved and published. Hope this helps.

Mar 16, 2018
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Question
by: Sally

Hi! So I'm still pretty new to this site and I posted a story the other day called Rising Up and I can't figure out though how to go back to it and add more chapters so any suggestions?

Mar 15, 2018
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Cool!!
by: stardust and peppy!

How many? Oh and thanks for the comment on my story! I have a pony and I train my sister's horse cause she's lost interest in her. I hope someday that she will be mine!

Mar 15, 2018
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To: Ali / Stardust and Peppy
by: Hoofbeats

Hello!

I saw your comment a little while ago but I forgot to reply! Sorry!

Anyway I wasn't sure if you meant the picture on this page or if you meant MY horse. I wanted to say that I do have a bunch of horses and that the picture on this page is not of me or my horse.

But yes, I do have horses of my own. All unique in their own special way. Thanks for commenting on my post and more will follow it! So stay tuned!

Mar 15, 2018
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Hi Stardust And peppy!
by: Hoofbeats

Thanks for your feedback, I enjoy writing blog posts. I read you story and commented on it in case you didn't see!

Mar 12, 2018
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thanks!
by: stardust and peppy!

That was great I really needed that. Thanks for sharing. It made me see that my horse knowledge is rusty and it's not like it used to be. Again, thank you for sharing! Oh and I changed my name from Ali to stardust and peppy!

Mar 12, 2018
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5 Ways to Make The Most Out of Your Knowledge on Horses
by: Hoofbeats

Hey horse girls,

For this week of blogging, I wanted to write about horse knowledge. Yes, Yes. I can already hear you saying, "What on earth does Hoofbeats want to tell us about Horse Knowledge?!?"

If I was talking about Knowledge of Horses, I would have a completely different title. Simple.

Though, I am not writing to increase your knowledge (if anything it will be in the examples I point out) but about your point of view toward it.

And finally, I am not writing for myself because I would have literally nothing to say about me. I really am penning a blog post concerning your horse knowledge and not letting it go stale.

Noticed that I used the word STALE? Well that’s the point. So keep on reading... Here is a "short" list on making the most out of your horsey knowledge and putting it to good use.

#1Don’t Be The Selfish Sponge. I’ve heard many people in my life say, "If you don’t squeeze the water out of a sponge, it’s going to grow stale and moldy. So we should pass on –squeeze out- our knowledge to other people to it won’t get stale.

I know that I am not the only one who can spend hours pouring over horse books and instructional riding manuals that I’ve already gone over 100 times but still get a ton of stuff out of it. When that happened, I would soak up as much horse info as my brain capacity would allow but after that, I wouldn't pass it on to anybody. I was like a sponge who didn’t gets its water squeezed out. I still remember that I was selfish about ‘giving away’ my horse knowledge. I didn’t want other people to get ‘better’ than me.

Long story cut short, I lacked humility.

But now I know that it is SO much more rewarding to pass on your horse knowledge than selfishly keeping it to oneself. And it’s obvious that I’ve changed (otherwise I wouldn’t be writing this post! Ha Ha!).

So before I make this point too long, I encourage you to pass on your horsey knowledge to other people (you will be glad you did) and that’s where my next point comes in.

#2 Passing on our Horse Knowledge On to Others. I will only touch briefly on this one so we can get a move on.

Above I talked about how important it is to pass our horse genius to others. Well in this point, I’m talking about an experience of my own.

I have a pen pal -who I’ve only met once in my life- and we stay in contact via e-mail or snail mail. Anyway, once I told her about my horse and that his coat colour was flea bitten grey. Her reply was like, "What is Flea /bitten Grey???"

I actually smiled at the question and dashed off an answer. I don’t think she’s ever liked horses or even ridden one but when I talked about what seemed so complicated to the non-horse-person’s mind, I created a sense of curiosity around her. Finally she became intrigued enough and to ask me about it. Therefore, it all resulted in me being able to pass on a bit of my horse genius.

My point is that people around you probably have questions about this unique animal and you just have to create enough curiosity in them so they have the guts to ask you for the simple answer. Too hard for someone like you??? Read on!

#3 Exercising Your Horse Knowledge. It may seem that I’m jumping to a whole new subject but to me it’s like hoping to a new category in this blog post’s subject.

Exercising you knowledge about horses may seem a little absurd but it’s not. Really.

Take the athlete as an example (what better one is there to use than the horse, after all they are involved in a sport). If a horse doesn’t get ridden in a while, they will lose their suppleness and will not be able to cope with it's normal workload. That's until they become fitter. And that’s exactly the same as your horse knowledge. If you don’t keep on refreshing it, reading more about it, and passing it on it will obviously be not up to scratch.

That’s why, if we don’t want to look dumb on social media or in front of our nonhorsey friends -when talking about horses- we need to keep our horse facts up to date and fresh in our minds.

#4 What Happens If You DON’T Exercise Your Horse Knowledge? Sometime ago, my family and I were out driving. During that time, we drove past a spelling complex for horses. My mum turned around from the front passenger seat and asked me what ‘spelling’ was.

I stared at the sign which proclaimed the name of the complex as we drove past. Meanwhile my brain search system was hunting through all of my ‘horse knowledge files’ as fast as you can say ‘noodles’. But before I could do anything more, another passenger in the car said, "It means that the horse is out to pasture to rest for a while."

I was gombsmacked. I had no idea that he would have known considering he was the most unhorsiest person in the entire world. And yet he showed me what happens when we DON’T exercise our horsey knowledge.

#5 How to Exercise you Horse Genius. Now I’ve finally come to my fifth and final point (thanks for hanging in there!)
Below is a short list on how to keep your horse knowledge up to date and top notch.

- Read books related to the topic
- Find a blog where people ask questions concerning horses (like this amazing site!)
- You should be able to find quizzes about horses via the internet
- And (my favourtie) share your info on a blog post like this one (if you have absolutely NO clue on how to write a blog post, feel free to ask me in the comments section and this link is worth a millions dollars to beginner and experienced bloggers alike.)

http://hannahheath-writer.blogspot.com.au/2018/02/how-to-write-blog-post-when-you-have-zero-time.html

I hope you guys enjoyed this post. And as I said above, if you have any questions about horses or writing please leave a comment.

If you have any interesting points to add to my short list, feel free to tell me in a comment (if you do it would be helpful if you would title the comment as ‘To Add To The List’ Thanks!)

Just a final note, if you enjoyed this article, your feedback for each one is greatly appreciated!

Mar 11, 2018
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YES!
by: stardust and peppy

I love that movie! By the way, I changed my name from Ali to "stardust and peppy."

Mar 10, 2018
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Good movie
by: Anonymous

I love the movie the saddle club! Anybody seen it?

Mar 10, 2018
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new chapter!
by: Ali

Hi y'all! There is a new chapter on The Lost Horse. just thought, I should let y'all know. And I need ideas for names for the Arabian in my story so if you have any ideas please comment on my story! And thank you to the ones who commented about chapter one!

Mar 06, 2018
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Hi!!!
by: Ali

Hi y'all! I wrote a story so it would mean a lot to me if y'all checked it out. It's about a horse who ran away from his old owner and then a girl finds her and gives her a good home until her old owner Leroy finds her again.

I know what you're thinking, Leroy, really that's not a guy name. It was the only thing I could think of and it was my mom's idea!

Anyway, please check it out and comment what you think. It's the first book I ever wrote so I need your thoughts and ideas!

Mar 03, 2018
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horse
by: Ali

I love your horse! Is it a boy or a girl? So pretty!

Mar 02, 2018
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Cass
by: unforgettabletales

I am currently writing the short story, "Cass." The story is about a girl who sneaks out at night to deal with her issues. She stumbles into a pasture, where she meets beautiful horses and adorable donkeys. Sadly, Cass gets caught, so she negotiates a deal with the owner's son. Will Cass be up to the task, or will she just disappear?

It would be mean more than the world to me if some of you guys would check it out! Thank you so much!

Feb 28, 2018
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love this website!
by: Anonymous

This is a great website! Thanks so much for making it!

Have you seen Free Rein? It is a really good movie! And Winnie the horse gentler is so good, and Sonrise Stables are really good Christian books. Please comment if you have watched this movie or read the books!

Feb 26, 2018
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summer camp
by: santanna

So as many of us realize, summer is drawing near and many of us are preparing to go to summer camp. If you live in Canada, Alberta, then one of the best horse summer camps there are is Circle Square Ranch.

I can tell you from personal experience this is by far THE BEST horse camp EVER!

Comment here if you have ever been to this summer camp or any other one before.

Feb 26, 2018
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Horse 'n' Rider Chat
by: hoofbeats

Hey horse girls,

I'm excited to announce that I will try to post on here about once a week! I'm so glad that people are actually using this page! Thanks to you all! Please enjoy the article below and comments would be greatly appreciated.

This week's post is...

A Loyal Companion

Since I started riding -over half a decade ago- I have seen many bonds between horse and rider. In fact, I have bonded with a bunch of horses myself.

Despite the fact that I've only been riding for a few years, I know that there are two types of riders.

Type number one are the people who ride their horses in shows for the applause at the end. Which also includes praise and potentially glory. But type number two -like me- are the riders who care about their horses, who bond with them, and who know they're beasts on four legs not machines on powering a money-making scheme.

Horses know when they're treated like a cog in a money-making horse stable, or when they're treated like a loyal companion. They know who will be their human friend or their most hated. And will be loyal to that person who shows that they want to be a friend by their side.

And those horses are going to love that human until the last beat of their faithful hearts. Isn't that such an amazing love?

Have you ever heard the quote, "Every horse should at least once in their lives be loved by a little girl"?

I certainly don't consider myself a little girl but I still believe what this quote says and try to be that human who is someone who can be trusted.

I aim for whenever I climb on my horse's back, to make a difference, to farther is on in our bond.

This post is not just about me. It's about you and the next time you climb into the saddle. Next time don't just sit there and expect your mount to do everything you ask it to. No. Love your mount for who he is. Show him that you will still love him even if he may not be the prettiest. That horse will love you back for what you did. Trust me, it's happened before.

Let's be the riders that thank their horses for doing what they did during the ride, even if it was the worst one you ever had. It's bound to make you a better rider, trust me.

When I look back on all those seemingly horrible lessons I've had, I now realize that they've formed me as an equestrian. In fact I thank God for all those difficult horses because they have made me the rider I am today.

So with that all said, let's be the humans these horse need, even if you'll never see them again. Lets thank them for being who they are. Let's appreciate that they even let us sit on their backs. And most of all, let's be their faithful friends because they will be our loyal companions standing by our side.

Thanks guys for reading. Comments are greatly appreciated and if you want me to write an article about something concerning horses (or in some cases writing) I will be more than happy to consider it. If you do want me to please suggest a topic in the comments below.

Thanks again!

Authors Note: As some of you may know, I am a writer as well as a rider and if you have any questions concerning both topics please leave a comment and I'll get to it as soon as possible!

Feb 08, 2018
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PLEASE ANSWER ASAP TO THOSE WHO HAVE AN ANSWER!!!
by: Hoofbeats

Hey girls,

I'm so glad that this page is being used so much by ya'll! It's a delight to be able to speak to girls who understand each other's love for horses.

This time guys, I need your help desperately. As some of you may know, I am a writer as well but I need a website (or a few) where I can blog on to get more people interested in my books. Do you have any suggestions?

I have literally been driven into the ground with websites that you need to sign up to to post stuff etc. As you can imagine it becomes a bore and I hope you guys can help!

I have the amazing community at horsecrazygirls.com to thank for encouraging me through my first book. And your continuous support will be greatly appreciated as I continue to write to my heart's content!

Jan 11, 2018
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Reply to: Violet Brushstroke
by: HorseGirl

Hey. I recently changed my name to Horse Girl. It was me who asked if anyone was subscribed to young rider. Also, when my young rider mag came there was this contest that I am entering! And, Broken Soul is really good! I love it!

Jan 10, 2018
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Riding on the bit
by: Heartbeat For Horses

Recently, Riley, the horse I'm riding, has been inconsistent about riding on the bit. I'll get him on the bit for a few strides then he'll go against me the next. Does anyone have any tips?

Jan 10, 2018
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Hoofbeats
by: Heartbeat For Horses

Aww, I'm sorry about Warlock. The same situation has happened with me and Riley, the horse I'm riding now. I love him beyond words and we're becoming a better team with each lesson.

I still love Peppy more than anything in the whole world but I realized I don't have to ride him for him to still be mine. And I'll be competing in event shows this year, something I wouldn't be able to do with Peppy.

Good luck with your new ride!

Jan 05, 2018
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My new book
by: Violent Brushstroke

Hey guys, I'm here about my new book, Broken Soul. Only one person has commented on it. I'm very grateful for that one person, but I would VERY much appreciate it if you would check it out.

It is a little short, but I think it is some of my BEST writing so far.

Thanks in advance.

And Anonymous, yes, I did have a subscription to it a while back. It was only for six months or something.

Jan 03, 2018
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Hey Guys...
by: Anonymous

So, I have been waiting a super long time for my Young Rider magazine to come and it finally did yesterday! I love it so much! Is anyone here subscribed to it? If you are please tell me. Thanks!

Dec 29, 2017
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To Anonymous
by: Haddie

I'm really sorry about Reese. I sympathize with you....My Leo, a lesson horse, was sold soon after I met him. I'd only ridden him once, but I loved him and it was hard to not know where he was. It must be much harder with a horse you're so bonded with, and that you thought you were going to own.
When I was sad about Leo, God comforted me and showed me that he knew where "my" horse was even though I didn't, and was taking care of him. Praying you'll be comforted too. And I hope you do get to visit Reese sometimes.

Dec 27, 2017
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I'm back after being super busy;)
by: Haddie

Anonymous, that's so great you might get a horse! Let us know what happens!

Back with riding, I've only cantered about one stride in my life, so I'm probably not the one to help. Hope it goes well though.

Good post, Hoofbeats.

Dec 20, 2017
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To: Heartbeat for Horses
by: Hoofbeats

I feel your pain. I had to leave my boy Warlock behind at the beginning of this year. But the change of horse brought new possibilities and recently on my new regular lesson horse, I won a showjumping class, something I had never dreamed of.

My new boy and I understand each other so well and with God with us, we are an even better team. I knew I couldn't have won that Showjumping class without God's help.

The night before, I asked God if he could at least let me get a third place ribbon for that class, but he knew the desire of my heart and showed me that he will help me to accomplish anything.

My point in writing this is that you will be able to progress on a new level with your new lesson horse. And if you leave all problems to God, everything will fall into place.

Dec 17, 2017
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Awesome part of the blog!
by: Anonymous

Thanks for making this! I am soooo happy that you did!

Dec 16, 2017
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I'm an artist
by: Aspen

I'm a pretty horse crazy person though I've only had one horse EVER who had passed away and gotten her wings.

I'm an artist, I draw anything from celebs to wildlife and of course horses.

I've been drawing horses for OVER 7 years, started at 5 and now 16, since I don't have a horse I thought I could be here for art art arty art questions since that's what I'm good at ;) lol

So down below you can ask my questions and I'll answer them as best as I can, art related will be great.

Thank you Aspen... Aspenn... Billy bob

Dec 15, 2017
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Upcoming book
by: Violent Brushstroke

Hey everyone! You might know my story "America". I should have another book posted soon, its name is "Broken Soul."

The main character's name is Sam.

The horse part of it is racing.

Hope you guys will enjoy it! It's some of my best writing.

Dec 13, 2017
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help!
by: back with ridng

I am going to start to canter on my crazy pony (I call her snow white but her name is rosie) and I need some huge tips like, right now! ;)

Dec 13, 2017
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My story, Please comment on it!
by: Beckiehorselover

Hey everyone, I wrote the next part to my story, Midnight the Black Stallion! Please comment on it! I would love it if you told me your opinion and if you have any tips or pointers! Thanks!

Dec 12, 2017
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Hey!
by: Anonymous

Hi everybody! I am totally horse crazy. I love to go to these stables and I have some news. I am probably going to get a horse! How awesome is that?

Also is anybody subscribed to Blaze mag? I am and it is so awesome! But isn't it amazing that I might be able to get a horse! I might get it for a Christmas present!

Dec 11, 2017
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Moving on and letting go
by: Heartbeat for horses

Hey guys! I have some huge news and I thought I would share it on here.

So as some of y'all know I've been riding Peppy for almost 3 years. Well, we've gotten to the point where he just wasn't teaching me anything anymore. My trainer hadn't mentioned anything until yesterday. So basically I will not be riding Peppy much anymore. I may occasionally have a lesson on him but it will be very rarely.

It breaks my heart to let go but I know if I want to progress in my riding I need to say goodbye. So that's the rather awful news but here's the news that makes me jump for joy. I am moving on to riding Riley.

Riley is a 16.2 Hand OTTB gelding. He is super spirited and jumps super high. So I will now be riding him and showing him in event shows next year! I'm so incredibly excited. I'm going to miss Peppy but I really love Riley and its time to move on. But I'm never going to forget about my little Peppy. I still get to spend time with him since I'm a working student!

Thank you for being the biggest impact on my life Peppy. I love you and I'm going to miss you with every bit of my heart. I love you so, so much. Thank you!

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Quote by Kasey Key

The difference between moving on and letting go

Letting go...

Do you know what that is?

It's watching someone leave you
It's letting them move on
Watching them love another

Moving on, now that is something very different
Moving on is getting over them
Moving on is allowing yourself to love another...

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Moving on from you my dear

It hurts me to say this
It breaks my heart in two
Even though I'm letting go
Just know I'll always love you

Just know you were good to me
That you always tried so hard
That I can't thank you enough
For getting me so far

Just know I'll never forget you
and your lovely eyes
That lit sparks inside me
My love for you never dies

I'm going to miss you dearly
Because I love you that much
But its time to move on from this
Just know I love you more than words can say
But here you can't stay

Goodbye, Peppy!

Moving on really hurts but I still get to see him! Thank you for teaching me so much Peppy... I love you with every beat of my heart.

Dec 11, 2017
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Reese
by: Anonymous

I look at your photo for the fiftieth time tonight
My heart fills with longing to be by your side
I miss you with every single beat of my heart
It kills me slowly to be apart

I miss your deep brown eyes
And the way the sunshine lit up your face
I miss all the little things
I never thought that they would mean everything to me

I miss the way you greet me when I came to the pasture
I miss when you would nose me to get your treats
I miss when I asked you to slow down you would only go faster

I miss our long hours in the sunset,just enjoying ourselves
I miss jumping three feet in the cross-country field
I miss when we would get last place in the show
Our when we would win blue somehow

I miss you more with every second that goes by
I think about you and the times flies
I remember our happy times
And everything is alright

My lease horse was recently sold and it broke my heart. We had an unreal connection and it broke my heart to see him go. The hardest part was my parents had just agreed the night before he left, to buy him. He was my everything. He lives 2 hours away so I might be able to visit him sometimes. I miss you Reese!

Dec 11, 2017
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Light of my life
by: MyhorseRylee

"He's not worth your time."
"He's stubborn."
"He's worthless."

These words are nothing new to me. These people just sit there telling me these things about my best friend. They really have the guts to tell me the light of my life is worthless. He may be worthless to them but he is the most worthy thing in my life.

He is my ride or die,my partner,my one safe place. He makes me cry of laughter when I think I'll never smile again. He makes me who I am and I can tell anything. He listens when no one else will, he understands me in a way that is almost surreal. I love him more than life itself. Thank you for being my best friend Rylee.

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