Reviews and a GIVEAWAY!!!!!

First the reviews, then the giveaway.

All Roads Lead Home is about a 12 year old girl named Katie.  When her mother is killed in a car crash Katie feels alone even though her dad is still living.  When she helps animals from the local dog pound escape, her father sends her to her grandfather’s horse ranch.  Katie must come to terms with her grandfather, her father, and her soon to be stepmother, while she learns about work, horses, and ranch life.  She is called upon to make a difficult choice about an animal she loves.  Will Katie pick the right choice?

Seabiscuit, America’s Legendary Racehorse is the moving story, told in documentary form, of the little horse who made racing history.  From his unpromising start to his photo finish, this story will excite you to the very end.  Includes actual footage of some of Seabiscuit’s finest races.

Now for the giveaway.  All you have to do is comment on this post and you will be automatically entered.  I will choose a name by a Random Name Picker.  You will receive an e-mail from me soon after the giveaway ends, if you have won.  Here are options of things you can do to get extra entries.  Put up a separate comment for each extra entry, telling me what you have done.  You  can use all the extra entries if you want.  Once you win the giveaway, you will have won BOTH DVDs!

  1. Subscribe to this blog.  (If you have already done so, put up an extra comment telling me, or else it won’t count.)
  2. Subscribe to my book blog.  (If you have already done so, put up an extra comment telling me, or else it won’t count.)
  3. Like this blog’s Facebook page
  4. Like The Horse Diaries Facebook page.
  5. E-mail me a guest post.  If I publish it, you will receive an extra entry.
  6. Like the Seabiscuit page on Facebook.
  7. Like the All Roads Lead Home page on Facebook
  8. Share the link to this giveaway on Facebook.
  9. Tweet about this giveaway on Twitter.
  10. Post about this giveaway on your blog/website.  When you comment for this extra entry, include the link.

Thanks!  I hope you enjoy this giveaway and feel free to enter as many extra entries as you like.  These DVDs have been watched one time each.  They worked perfectly, so they are certain to work for you. Contest ends October 31.  This means you can no longer enter.  Sorry, this giveaway is open to residents of the United States of America and Canada only.  Congratulations to P. for winning the giveaway!


My 100th Post!!!

Yes!!!  My 100th post!!!  As I look back on all the posts, subscribers, and comments I have gathered, it just seems amazing!  In case any of you are interested, here a some stats:

  • Posts – 100
  • Comments – 243
  • Subscribers – 16
  • Spam comments blocked – 189
  • Categories – 15
  • Tags – 115
  • Highest number of hits in one day – 141

Of course, these stats will be constantly changing but they are valid to this day.  All in all, it’s been a most satisfying 100 posts.  Now to hand out the awards – they are as follows: Best Story, Best Poem, and the Best Post.


I’d love it if you would comment and tell what YOUR favourite posts, poems, etc. are.  I want to hear from you.  While your at it, join the horse club, give me some feedback, and check out my links page.

The BIG excitement of this post though is the special giveaway!  This time I’m giving away a beautiful glossy paged book with cute pictures of ponies in it.  The book is small and compact and practically brand-new.  Enter by commenting.  The contest ends September 3, 2011.  This means you can no longer enter.  Congrats to Jennifer who won the giveaway!


You guessed it! Another giveaway!  I hope you like this one a lot because I know I would.  What I’m giving away this time, is a documentary on the life of the famous racehorse, Seabiscuit.  It’s a DVD and I’ve watched it once to make sure it worked fine.  I’m sure this will be a great movie to add to your collection.  The deadline is July 10, 2011.  Comment to enter.