MaryJane's Farmgirl Sisterhood

Earning Farmgirl Sisterhood Merit Badges

Garden Gate

8. Horse Dreams


  • Drive around your city, community or town and admire any horses you may find.
  • Try to identify the breed, making a mental note if one becomes more of a favorite and why.
  • Give yourself the opportunity to “meet” one up close and personal. Either through a neighbor, farmgirl, or local riding stable or boarder.


  • Research a breed. What did you discover about its origin and history?
  • Read The Soul of a Horse, by Joe Camp.


  • Research horse rescues in your area.
  • Donate 5 hours to the care of a horse, either at a local stable, or neighbor, or with a farmgirl, learning all the ins and outs of caring for the animal.
  • Once you have located a horse rescue, get involved. Let us know how you chose to make a difference in the life of these amazing animals or those that care for them.

(The book required for this badge is available on loan from MaryJanesFarm; e-mail

April, 2024 Edition