Volume 2 Number 31 ----- February 8-14, 2009

Club Pony Pals News
Wiggins Gets A Mid-Winter Makeover

Dear Pony Pals

As the Weekly goes to press, ClubPonyPals' site has a new look.


Please check all our new features. Our Speed Check lets visitors see how fast their internet connection is, no matter where in the world they are. Or newcomers can click on "my computer" and see right away how pony riding is going to work on their computer.

There is a "Store" page where ClubPonyPals credits, stickers and shirts are available to buy.

All 82 issues of this newsletter are on their own page.

So, please mouse around our new made over site. It's just the start of virtual Wiggins.

ClubPonyPals now goes to over 60 countries. Since last week, our site has had well over a hundred thousand page views.

This week's hints about how to improve at Pam's mini games comes from Pony Pal CrazyCami13

Dear Club Pony Pals, I haven't put a high score for a word search game but I do have secrets to help other people. When you are trying to look for words, look all around (by that, I mean diagonal, horizontal, backwards, vertical...all positions!). Once you get used to it, then it will become second nature and it will get you a higher score every time.  But, don't be hard on yourself, if you think about it too hard, then things won't turn out right. Just do the usual and let time take its course.  Hope this helps! :)

For next week's issue please email us: have you posted a high score for a word game? If you send your tips here for other Pony Pals to see, we will credit 100 Wiggins bucks to your account.

Don't forget to tell us a username (NOT YOUR PASSWORD) where you want credits to go. Email your replies to webmaster@ClubPonyPals.com Please note your state, province or country.

Crandal's barn is almost done being completely rebuilt. Very soon, members will be able to untack their ponies, groom them and feed them a tub of hay in their stall. The whole barn will also load much, much faster. And to earn points, members will be able to groom Daisy and Splash for Mrs. Crandal. Until the new barn is open, it is still not possible to untack your pony at Crandal's barn. But if your pony has gotten sick or if you want to raise its health, log out from the game and log back in, then groom it to bring up its health.

Make sure and buy some treats before you go out on trail. Your pony will get hungry while you are out on trail, so make sure you have a treat to feed it.

Happy Riding!

Jane Crandal

PS -- You can help ClubPonyPals grow by forwarding this newsletter to others who you think will enjoy our game.

Letters from Club Members

Dear webmaster

:) I love this game so much! I play it as much as i can!


Dear Pony Pal Aiesha

Thank you. We want to make the best pony game anywhere on the internet. There are others that are more complicated but you have to download programs to play them. ClubPonyPals does not need a download. We want it to have lots of pony spirit. And we want it to have the spirit of the Pony Pals books where it's OK to be kind, smart and strong. We think that everyone can have adventures, with or without a pony.


Dear Webmaster,

Thank you for putting my picture of the pony I made using keyboard symbols on the internet, and for putting my "Picture It" sentence in Wiggins Weekly. It made me feel very special and important!

I love Club Pony Pals, It is my favorite game on the web! I visit my white pony, Pepsi every day. I take him on his daily trail ride, to the forest and back. I love the game, Bubble Bugs. It is my favorite. I love horses and ponies so much!

I ride them, too. I ride two fun ponies that I love! I'm very fortunate to ride three days a week. One of the horses I ride is a palomino pinto, I don't know what his breed but, he is very pretty! The other pony I ride is a white Shetland Welsh cross, (like Acorn!) I love her also, she has
a very spunky personality! I don't own a horse, but I leased for about six months.

Thank you for listening, and Happy Valentines Day,

Siobhan, a loyal Pony Pal Member

( P.S. I also ride english and can jump up to 2'6''!)

Dear Pony Pal Siobhan

You are welcome. How wonderful that you have a chance to ride real ponies and horses too. Maybe the best life of all is to have a chance to both learn on the internet and have outdoor adventures with ponies. Spunky personalities stay in our memories longer than bland ones do. When I was very little, I decided that being cheerful is a choice. I choose to be happy. Bad things are going to happen. Sometimes there isn't much I can do to stop those things. But I can be happy. And I can do my very best not to do anything that I wouldn't want done around me. An old friend told me that if cowboys took as good care of themselves as their horses, they'd live longer. We think that ponies are good for people. They are truthful, they are strong, they will test people all the time and they can carry someone really, really fast to go places. And they like apples, too. Adventures with a pony just seem to happen all by themselves. Please write us what you like about your life with ponies.


Dear Webmaster

I have the most beautiful horse ever he is an Appaloosa/Quarter horse I'm in  a horse back riding club called 4H. My friend has a Morgan his name is Zipper


Dear Pony Pal Cowboy

What is your horse's name? An appy/quarter cross must be pretty. Can you send a photo of your horse? 4H is great. Morgan horses are supposed to be all descended from a single horse owned by a colonial American named Justin Morgan. Do you know that story? Can you write us about it? How about a photo of Zipper? Thanks for your email,


Dear Webmaster

I am so happy. But do you get to other places? Like ride your pony or pet your pony.


Dear Pony Pal Kirby

Right now Pony Pal Trail online only goes to the edge of Crandal's property. It has been a really, really hard job for our code writer to make the pony riding work. Now we can make more trails. First we have to finish rebuilding Crandal's barn so it loads faster. Waiting for that white square to go away is boring. When our code writer finishes rewriting all the code for Crandal's barn, it will be pretty nice. The parts we have checked work really, really well. We can ask about petting a pony.


Dear Webmaster

Hi, pony pal ashley here i cant wait to earn mony by grooming splash and daisy. Also another idea of mine is were you can ride your pony in like a virtual world and meet other pony pal members and a tack store were you can buy tack for your pony.

Your pony pal ashley

Dear Pony Pal Ashley

Thank you for writing. Downtown Wiggins sort of exists already. We have a lot of the art for it already made. Kline's and Green's stores are going to be open. Grandma Sanders beauty salon will be there, so will the Post Office and the Off Main Diner. Then we will build Olson's Sale Barn and the Wiggins Recycling Center. Then there's the Wiggins Organic Dairy, Nelson's Farm with its own composting center, Mount Morris Ranger Station, Wilhelmina Wiggins' Estate and lots lots more.


Dear Webmaster



Dear Pony Pal Neva

You are very, very welcome. The Pony Pals do inspire other people to lead interesting lives in which it is OK to be strong, smart and kind.


Dear Webmaster

Thank-You for rooting for Cimarron. His abscess is draining and he walked a little bit faster yesterday. I have an idea for the game's in Pam's Game Loft. Could ya'll please include some Math games for members that are in Middle School, High School, and College? Just trying to make everyone at Club Pony Pals feel equal. Good.

Could you also please fix it so that Club Pony Pals members can see The Diner and Mrs. Sanders Hair Salon? That'd be really cool. Could you please make sure that Pam and Lulu get my E-Mails on time? Have a good President's Day. Please respond PDQ the second after you get this
E-Mail. Sincerely,


Dear Pony Pal Cayce

The Pony Pals books are read by people of all ages. The stories in them appeal to a very, very wide audience. But the publisher recommends them for grade 3 in elementary school. So most of our games are made so they can be played by persons who are younger and still be enjoyable. But who knows what the future holds? Watch the Wiggins Weekly and visit the ClubPonyPals site to learn about new features as they go live.


Letter to Jeanne Betancourt

Dear Jeanne

ur books rule.

The Harmon Family

Dear Pony Pals

Thnk u. Txt hs chngd hw we snd mssgs 2 ech othr. But I still love the way whole words fit together. They make word pictures to show what I imagine. I also paint scenes of things that I see. When I paint, sometimes the way I feel about what I see shows up in my paintings. What kinds of things do you imagine? Please write, or txt, back. Tell us about your adventures, with or without a pony.

Webmaster for

Jeanne Betancourt

Letters to Pam

Dear Pam,

Hey how are you and Lightning? I hope you guys are great!


Dear Pony Pal Audrey

How good to hear from you. We are fine. It is cold here. You were one of our very first members in ClubPonyPals. Now the Wiggins Weekly goes to over 60 countries to thousands of Pony Pals everywhere. Thanks again for your drawing a couple of weeks ago. How are you doing? What do you think of our website since you first saw it?

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Hi Pam

Can you please tell me who is the Fourth pony pal please?


Dear Pony Pal NeVa

My friend Jeanne wrote about her in Pony Pals Super Special #4, "The Fourth Pony Pal." This book is hard to find. The webmaster is working with Scholastic who publishes the Pony Pals books to see if books like this one can be easier to get. Can you go to your school library and ask if the librarian can order it from another library? Let me know.

Your friend,

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Hi Pam

Cimarron's abscess is still draining. He's also putting some weight on his hoof and he walked a little faster yesterday. Dr. Katie wanted to give Cimarron a fusion, but Dr. Laurie and Dr. Privett said no because she asked them about it first. Is there another way to get the abscess out of Cimarron's hoof bone since Dr. Laurie and Dr. Privett said no to the fusion? Since the abscess is in Cimarron's hoof bone this time we don't know how it's going to end. I read that if a hoof abscess will only get worse if it's left untreated. Dr. Katie wants us to give Cimarron some SSD Cream. Dad's got some SSD Cream left over from when he got burned back in 2004. That's the good news. The bad news is his SSD Cream expired back in 2006. Mom talked to the Pharmisist at work yesterday and the Pharmisist said to go ahead and give Cimarron Dad's cream. Will you please ask your dad if it's OK to give Cimarron expired cream. I don't want us to give Cimarron something that could make him sicker. We think Cimarron's 26, but we're not sure. Aunt Loretta lost his papers by accident.

Mom read "The Merck Manual" when she did research after we found out that i needed a Metal Hip Joint.

I read that giving a horse a hoof supplement will make their hoofs stronger. Aunt Loretta thought that giving one to Cimarron sounded like a good idea. Would the hoof supplement prevent Cimarron from getting more abscesses? Have a good President's Day. Please answer my questions.


Dear Pony Pal Cayce

Thanks for writing. It sounds like your local vets are already treating Cimarron. If your vet says it is OK to use something, then you should follow their advice. 26 is getting along in years for a horse, so each day that you have Cimarron is a gift. Dad says that hoof supplements usually don't harm horses but that you should ask Dr. Laurie, Dr. Privett or Dr. Katie about anything before you give it to Cimarron. He is their patient. Sometimes with animals and people, different doctors will have different ideas. As Cimarron's care givers, your mom, your aunt and you all need to talk about what you think is best for Cimarron and you. You and your horses are a team. Horses almost always give their best for we humans. We in turn do our best to see that their lives are as good as we can make them.

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I drew this picture quite a long time ago when I was playing on another website. His name is Flame, and he's kind like website.

Summer's Flame

What adventures did you have today? How's Lightning? How's Fat cat and her kittens? How's everyone?

Please give Lightning a big hug for me, and give the school ponies an apple for me!!!



Dear Pony Pal Summer

Thanks for the great drawing. Lightning is pretty good. She stays in her stall when it is freezing rain outside. So does Fat Cat. Cats disapprove of cold rain. I will give Daisy and Splash apple pieces. Soon you will be able to groom them. The webmaster is working on that. Write again soon, OK? Your friend,

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Hey Pam,

I was really exited because me and my friends Jane and Mindy had a sleepover over the weekend. It was fun, we made cookies and played some video games. They watched a Scary Movie while i just played on Mindy's computer.

Rocky was pretty sad and I think he misses me when I leave him. He was very excited when I came home from Disney and when we went on our ride together.

School has been getting better. My report card wasn't THAT bad. It was still pretty bad though. I haven't even shown my mom yet. Nothing exiting other than that happened though.

I am proud of myself though. I never really like sleepovers because I get all nervous and homesick. I always think it's a amazing accomplishment to make it through the night when I sleep over. I haven't slept over at anyone's house since at least before school started. I haven't handled sleepovers well since I went to horse camp and I watched a horse snap its leg and be put down right before my eyes. The worst part was it had been a horse I had ridden only 2 days earlier. Not only that, I was VERY homesick after the first 3 days.

Well, I'm pretty happy with myself. Give Lightning a cookie and a hug for me. Your Number 1 fan,


Dear Pony Pal Gabby

Lightning sure misses me if I go away at all. I believe that horses and ponies think, just not the same way we do. I think they have very strong emotions.

Wow how smart you are to remember that horse dying may be why you didn't like sleepovers. I don't like shows even though I know the reason why is I got sick when I went to my first horse show. I still feel unhappy for no good reason sometimes when I go to a show with my mom. For me it helps to think for a minute and remember why and then sometimes I feel better.

Wow school is hard.I like to study and enjoy getting right answers. The teacher praises me. So do my parents. It makes me feel like I matter. Maybe because my mom teaches riding, I feel ok around teachers.

Anna got a tutor and she helps her. Since she got a tutor her grades are better. Can you get a tutor to improve your grades? Or maybe you can find someone to be a study partner and you'd both get better grades.

What do you think? Is there anyone you could study with? Let me know,

Pony Pals,

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Letters to Anna

Dear Anna,
I like your books please send me a picture of lightning on February14th, 2009. I like your books a lot. What is your favorite color. I like your horses a lot. Do you have a pet cat and dog? Who is the person who writes the book? You are nice and I like you and your books. 
Your Friend,

Dear Pony Pal Mairen

I will see if I can draw a picture for the next Wiggins Weekly. Acorn has a cat. Its name is Shadow. You can read about it in "Detective Pony." Pony Pals books are written by Jeanne Betancourt. You can write to her here. My favorite color is Periwinkle blue.


Anna Hoofprints

Hello Anna

I love your acting. It is so cute and Acorn is a such a sweetheart. So e-mail me. bye


Dear Pony Pal Erin

OK. I like to act. It makes me feel good. I taught Acorn tricks. He likes to act, too. It is like we give people a gift. Once I wanted to travel with a circus. But I didn't want to leave my mom and dad. This story is in Pony Pals book #11, "Circus Pony." How are your adventures?

Anna Hoofprints

Dear Anna,
3rd hole means set up to 3rd hole. I have a question for you. What horse or pony color do you like best? Well I've got to go.

Your Friend

Dear Pony Pal Hope

Well, I guess bay. Acorn is bay. How high in inches is 3rd hole? Bareback? Wow. Mrs. Crandal says pony and rider need to jump at the same time. Do you have a photo of the pony or horse you ride? Pony Pals,

Anna Hoofprints

Dear Anna,

Belle is Chestnut in color and has white stockings on all her legs and a blaze down her face. Club pony pals is very fun but, I have a question. When I'm riding my pony, (on the website) I need to stop because she's already tired or hungry. Why does she get tired so fast?

How can you tell if something is wrong with Acorn by the way he eats and the way his plop looks? I've never cleaned a stall before but i've read how in my "Horse and Pony Encyclopedia".

I love school and ponys. Your lucky to own one and were close to losing him. Sometimes at horse lessons, I ride around the barn and behind the pastures. Belle likes to play "catch me if you can" like Acorn and sometimes has a mind of her own. One time I was putting the rope around her neck with a carrot in my other hand. She grabbed the carrot and ran away! That Belle! Such a trickster! Well I have to go, bye!

Pony Pal,

Dear Pony Pal Jennifer

Club Pony Pals website ponies get tired and hungry at the same speed as real ponies. Our first trail is 2 miles long. If you canter 2 miles a real pony needs to rest.

Dr. Crandal makes Acorn's teeth are OK. He "floats" them with files. He shapes them. Then Acorn can chew up his hay real well. Ponies and horses have small stomachs. Their plop should always look about the same. If it is too runny or too hard and dry then I ask Dr. Crandal what he thinks. That is about the only way we have to know how their stomach is working.

Can you send a picture of Belle? Acorn is a joker. He plays tricks. Thank you for writing.


Anna Hoofprints

Dear Anna

I 'm glad Acorn's fuzzy. On 12/6/08 Annie's papers came. We transferred ownership of Annie over to me. According to the AQHA I'm Annie's legal owner. Watching movies when you're sick is a good idea. I had a good Birthday. Besides "Miracle of The White Stallions," mom gave me "Paint The Wind" by Pam Munzo Ryan, "Matilda" by Roald Dahl, and a Video Camera.

Mainly I'm going to use my Video Camera to shoot home movies of Annie, my baby cousin Drew, and my great nephew Josiah. He celebrated his 1st Birthday on 11/4/08. Dad inspired me to shoot home movies.

"Paint The Wind" is about a little girl named Maya and a wild Paint named Artemisia. Maya lives with her wealthy grandmother in California because her parents died when she was 5 and Maya's grandmother blames her son's death on her daughter-in-law. Have a good week. Please respond PDQ the second after you get this E-Mail.



Dear Pony Pal Cayce

How good you have Annie. That is a big step. Sometimes I feel very grown up because I have Acorn. He depends on me. I can depend on him. Can you make a Quicktime movie of Annie? I can give them to Mrs. Crandal. Maybe she can post them here. Thanks for the movie names to watch. I like pony movies. Pony Pals,

Anna Hoofprints

Dear Anna

I am kind of in a hurry. Did you ever get around to drawing that picture? Pony Pal trail is reeeaaally fun! My horses (real ones) Blue and Mariah say hi. They send Acorn (your one) a nicker. What color of eyes to you, Lulu and Pam have?



ps write back soon

Dear Pony Pal B

Acorn likes to hear nickers. He talks back. If he hears nickers or whinnies he answers. It can go on a long time. I wish I knew what they said. Maybe jokes. Maybe news. Thank you for writing a letter. Pam has brown eyes. So does Lulu. Mine are blue. Can you send photos of Mariah and Blue? Which picture do you want me to draw? Is it the one that was in an earlier Wiggins Weekly? That is of me jumping Acorn.

Anna Hoofprints



I am Emily. I have 23 year young Rocky Mountain pony. She is chestnut with a flaxen mane. She love Japanese plums and sweet tarts. I also take care of thee other horses. A paint named Norton, a mustang named Dingo, and a quarter horse named Libby. They are my best friends. I love them so much. I hope to see my answer in the Wiggins weekly.

Whinnies and nickers,

Dear Pony Pal Emily

Thanks for writing. Your pony sounds very cute. Do you have a photo to send? Is your pony named Dolly? Lulu said she got a letter from a pony pal who rode a horse named Norton. Do you play our online riding game? It is cold here. We have had lots of snow. Acorn and Snow White go in their open shed. They watch it. Then they go outside and stand in it. Horses and ponies make good friends. They are truthful. They are fuzzy. They smell good. Acorn takes me to far away places with my friends Pam and Lulu. Please write again. Your friend,

Anna Hoofprints

Letters to Lulu

Hey lulu I went riding at this place called Millamolong, its really fun! I love ponies and horses. How old are you? I'm 11, in year 6.


Dear Pony Pal NeVa

What a musical place name! I went to the library. I saw a place in Australia's New South Wales called that. I was born in Australia. I saw the news this week that there are really, really big brushfires in Australia. It is summer there now. That is really scary. Everybody here hopes the fires go out soon. I hope you are not near them. It is so cold here that it is hard for me to imagine a place that is hot and dry right now. But my dad says Southern Africa is the same way. Maybe New Zealand, too. What kind of horse did you ride? I am in the same grade as Pam and Anna in Wiggins elementary.

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Hi Lulu

I also have Rimmys mom and half brother. Here is a picture of her mom and her name is Gepesy. She is 13 years old and acts like she is 2.

Ashley's Gepesy

Next week i will send a picture of Rimmys brother Spirit. Thanks.

Your ponypal


p.s how old is snowflake and give snow white a BIG hug for me

Dear Ashley

Gepesy is very cute. She looks all fuzzy like Snow White does now. How do you help care for these horses? I go out to help feed Snow White and Acorn every day. I love the feeling I get when they eat. It makes me calm. I help clean up their paddock, too. We put Acorn and Lightning's pony plop into a rolling container for the Wiggins recycling center. It gets turned into something called "compost." Mrs. Crandal says Wiggins is going to have the compost recycling center to visit or work at to earn Wiggins Bucks. Crandal's barn and Mr. Olson's barn send all their cleanup there, too.

Your Pony Pal,

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Hya, Lulu!

I found a picture ...the horse looks like Snow White, and I thought it was beautyful! How's your pretty White Welsh this week. Please tell me all about your adventures!!! Please give Snow White a hug and  a cookie for me


Dear Summer

Thanks for writing. The pictures that you create are really great. Mrs. Crandal tells me that the Wiggins Weekly can't display any pictures without permission from the people who create it. I saw your "Flame" picture. It is so cool. Snow White is good. She doesn't seem to mind the snow much. But when it turns to sleet, she and Acorn step into their run-in shed that is open on one side. Then they snooze standing up and watch the freezing rain come down. I took a cookie out to her, she nibbled it and I hugged her. Her mane smells fresh and clean, like outside air on a winter morning. Otherwise, I sometimes stay up real late and trade emails with my dad in Africa. If he can get to a town that has an internet cafe, he can log on. But most of the time he is too far away for that. I miss him. So does grandma. She is very proud of him. So am I. Mrs. Crandal asked me to ask you: how are your adventures in animation?


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Hello ,
I am Emily. I am eleven years old and I have pony named Dolly. I have written you before so you might remember me and my pony. But if you don't, that is ok. Any way yesterday I was riding one of the horses I take care of, his name is Norton. Me and my sister went on a trail ride. she was riding Dolly . We live in a heavily wooded area so when you find a clear spot you want to lope, so we did. Norton was wearing a bareback pad and he decided to buck. I was all the way up an his shoulders when he stopped. I made him turn around and lope again without the bucking. We ended up riding for three hours and then let the horses drink from the creek . Just updating on my recent rodeos. Ha ha ha. Whinnies and nickers


Dear Pony Pal Emily

You are very brave to have turned Norton around and asked him to behave. But that is what horse-savvy is all about. When Snow White is a being bad, I slow down. Mrs. Crandal calls that "pony time." I think she means that I should be ready to spend as long as it takes to make sure Snow White and I agree on what is to be done. Three hours! What a long ride. Pam, Anna and I sometimes let our ponies drink from Badd Brook. The Mount Morris ranger said it is OK for ponies to drink its water. Right now the brook is frozen over. Our very next section Mrs. Crandals online Pony Pal trail is going to Badd Brook. Write back, I liked your letter a lot.

Pony Pals,

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Dear Pony Pal NeVa

Thanks for writing. I asked the Webmaster about seeing other Pony Pals. The answer is...they are working on it. Her site is still really just starting up. There is a whole downtown Wiggins being built. When ClubPonyPals first started, members said they most wanted to ride ponies and maybe meet the Pony Pals. Lately lots of new members have asked about being able to see other members. So the Webmaster will see what it will take to make that a feature of virtual Wiggins.

By joining ClubPonyPals, you are now a Pony Pal. Welcome to the barn! Please write to us here about your adventures, with or without a pony.

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Dear Lulu

Glad we're still friends. That's pretty cool. How did your parents meet? Will you please ask Pam's mom if she knows any farriers in SC that will come out for two horses and the one horse? The farrier we use is sweet and he does a good job, but since Cimarron has Cushing's he can only have his hoofs
done every ten weeks and since he has an abscess he's not ready to get his hoofs trimmed unless he gets better. We need a farrier who doesn't trim horses hoofs too short. We also need some one who's gentel, nice, good with horses, trust worthy, cheap, and religious.

Since Cimarron's on Pergolide now I'm worried about how the side effects will effect him. Pergolide was taken off the U.S. market on 3/29/07 due to studies revealing a link between the drug and increased rates of valvular dysfunction.

Have a good President's Day. Hope ya'll have a good weekend. Please answer my questions. Please respond PDQ the second after you get this E-Mail. Friends,


Dear Pony Pal

I will have to ask my dad about how he and my mom met. He and I don't talk about mom too much. We both miss her. She died years ago. Then I traveled with my dad for a while. Then I was in boarding school in England. That's where I got to ride Ginger. I missed her when I first came to live with my grandma Sanders here in Wiggins. Then I got Snow White from Rema.

I'm not sure if I can help with finding a farrier where you are. Mr. Olson and Pam's mom both have the same farrier. He is reliable. Have you asked your friends who have horses near you? Usually that is the best way to find someone. A personal reference almost always works the best. That way, someone who cares about you will think before they say someone is good.

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My Club Pony Pals

Dear Gabby

I saw that picture of Rocky you sent to Pam...and I thought he was beautiful!!! Rocky sure is alert. How was your day this week? I had a good day (Netheraless BORING SHOOL!-ZzzzzzzZzzzzz) Eh, he he.

How IS Rocky today? Do you wanna be my pen pal?

Please give Rocky a nice sratch behind the ears for me!!!

Pen Pal,


Picture It

The Story so far.... The Pony Pals had just completed freeing a herd of wild mustangs.  They were cleaning up the twine and string, putting it in their saddle bags when suddenly someone shouted "Stop!" They all turned and saw Lulu's father. Lulu was very angry with her Dad, she jumped on Snow White and galloped away. Summer, Meredith, Sunshine, Lulu’s Dad, Pam and Anna gave chase on their ponies and horses.

Lulu was going so fast she and Snow White didn't see a deep ditch until it was too late. They fell into it!

While riding Lulu’s father explained to the other girls he was trying to study the mustangs, that was why the horses were tied.

Then they heard Snow White and Lulu crying for help.  The group carefully approached the ditch and Mr. Sanders and Eye-High got out a rope with a noose. The Pony Pals tied their horses and held onto Mr. Sanders' feet as the dropped the noose down towards Snow White.

Snow White got out safely, but horse thieves came and tried to steal all the other ponies and horses. Elie and Star stopped them and gave the ropes back to Lulu's dad.

Lulu yelled up that she still needed help. Mr. Sanders laid down on the bank and started to feed a rope down to Lulu when suddenly he started to slide! The girls grabbed his shoes but one came off and .....
The next thing Lulu saw was her dad coming over the bank headfirst! He landed next to her in the water and started laugh, and tell her a story about a time in Brazil when Eye High the pony interrupted. "I know what to do."

Eye-High started down towards Lulu and her dad but Tommy Rand poured some oil on the rocks right in front of Eye-High. Eye-High picked up his pace. Everyone held their breath. Then, Eye-High lifted his front legs and jumped! He sprang so high that everyone was amazed. It was like he was going up and up and up, when Eye-High came back down he was past the oily rocks. He cantered past that oil and tossed his head up. He trotted up to Lulu and her dad and put his nose down to sniff.

But then Eye-High fell into the water! There was huge splash but the brave pony jumped back up on the bank.

Pam G. writes...

As Eye-High shook himself like a dog, everyone started to laugh, including Lulu and her dad. The wet mustang looked proud of himself. Lulu stifled her chuckle.

"How are you going to get us out?" she asked.

Eye-High pointed upstream with his nose and began to trot slowly in that direction.

Lulu's dad said "I guess we better follow him." They got up and began walking behind the mustang.

Up above, the other Pony Pals and friends got into their saddles. Lulu and her dad could hear pony footfalls as they walked.

The streambed got shallower and they rounded a corner to see a bank that they could climb.

Eye-High jumped up and nodded to show the humans he knew how to get around. Then...

What happens next? Let us know. Write to WebMaster@clubponypals.com

Pony Pal Thoughts for the Day

Why is it that cats dart across one's path at the strangest time?


"Fall seven times, stand up eight."
~ Japanese Proverb