Hello all! So yesterday (Sept. 1st) I got my little monthly haul of Ariat stuff- discounts, special offers, etc. Included was this: 1 code for a free pair of Ariat breeches. So I got to thinking: I already have many many (because there’s no such thing as too many) breeches, soo why not do a little give away? So here we go! Grand-Prix’s first actually giveaway.

With this code, you can go to and choose from any breeches: Kids, Women’s, Men’s, any style, any size, and any price.

I’m going to lay some quick ground rules:

-Yeahhhh you must be following me :/ Sorry, hate to be that person. I will announce the winner on my blog so if you’re not following me to see, then I’ll have to pick another winner within 24 hours.

-Anyone from any country can win. I will message you the code.

-Reblogs only, spread the word, you can reblog it as much as you want.

-This giveaway is open as of today, Sept. 2nd 2014, and will close Sept 15th 2014, winner will be announced by midnight Sept 15th. The code expires on Sept 30th!

Here’s a link to see how this code works.

In short, you pick whatever breeches you want, enter the code, and they’re absolutely free. No shipping fees, no taxes. (Those particular breeches were about $210.00).

Woohoo! I hope people find this valuable. Ariat is a great brand and I highly recommend their breeches. Any questions about this giveaway or Ariat in general, feel free to send me a message!

*As original poster, I reserve the right to change or add any rules at any given time*

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Exercise caution, especially with things labeled “fresh” pizza

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When I Am An Old Horsewoman
I shall wear turquoise and diamonds,
And a straw hat that doesn’t suit me
And I shall spend my social security on
white wine and carrots,
And sit in my alleyway of my barn
And listen to my horses breathe.

I will sneak out in the middle of a summer night
And ride the old bay gelding,
Across the moonstruck meadow
If my old bones will allow
And when people come to call, I will smile and nod
As I walk past the gardens to the barn
and show instead the flowers growing
inside stalls fresh-lined with straw.

I will shovel and sweat and wear hay in my hair
as if it were a jewel
And I will be an embarrassment to ALL
Who will not yet have found the peace in being free
to have a horse as a best friend
A friend who waits at midnight hour
With muzzle and nicker and patient eyes
For the kind of woman I will be
When I am old.

-Author Patty Barnhart

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Anandi Gopal Joshi (1865-1887)

Art by Mariel Black (website, blog)

At age nine, Anandi married a widower and 14 she gave birth to her first and only child.  The child died after ten days and it was this loss that propelled Anandi towards a career in medicine as she felt the child might have lived with proper medical care.  

Anandi’s husband Gopalrao was a strong supporter of women’s education and in 1880 he began seeking a place for his wife to study medicine in the US.  Hoping to raise funds for her education, Anandi gave a public speech at Serampore College in 1883, saying "In my humble opinion there is a growing need for Hindu lady doctors in India, and I volunteer to qualify myself for one."  Although she did not explicitly ask for funds, Anandi received donations after her speech that helped finance her trip abroad.  

Anandi began her studies at the Woman’s Medical College of Philadelphia in 1883.  She graduated in 1886, becoming the first Indian female physician.  Before her graduation, she was offered and accepted a position as “Lady Doctor of Kolhapur” at a regional hospital.  

Anandi returned to India in 1886, but was too ill to begin her practice as a “Lady Doctor.”  She died on February 26, 1887, a month before her 22nd birthday.

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places to go, things to see


places to go, things to see

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Warning: Some of these images may be disturbing.

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Is this the world’s slowest game of leapfrog? Photographer captures moment a snail crawls onto a green tree frog and perches on its HEAD… 

The frog is the pet of Indonesian photographer Lessy Sebastian.  Mr Sebastian decided he wanted some photos of his pet frog enjoying the sun.  All the photos are by Lessy Sebastian/Hotspot Media via Daily Mail.

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they matched

also I was talking to the guy’s wife (I think?) and he’d never had a riding lesson in his life. they were really great too.

how cool is this guy?

summer ‘13

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