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Horse Product Giveaways

Alert all your horse-loving and book-reading friends! is giving away a new book, just released this month! It is The Tale of the Dancing Slaughter Horse by Victoria Shade, and is a memoir written about her life growing up with horses and learning dressage, finally getting a horse of her own, and finding out that her biggest dreams were never out of reach. If you love reading horse stories, you will really enjoy this book.


“The Runaway Horse” Book Giveaway

by Cowgirl on March 24, 2015 · 3 comments

We are doing another fun giveaway here on! Up for grabs is a paperback copy of the first book in the Plaid Family Adventures Series, titled “The Runaway Horse”. These are delightfully fun books for young readers with stories about life on a Wisconsin farm. I was given a copy of “The Runaway Horse” by the author, to review and feature as a giveaway to one of my blog readers.


Rodeo Envy Jewelry Giveaway

by Cowgirl on February 5, 2015 · 4 comments

The other day I received an email from Darcy at asking if I would like to review one of her western jewelry sets and offer a second set to one of my readers in a free giveaway. I said, “YES!” Darcy’s western boutique offers many cowgirl accessories such as concho rings, rodeo jeweled leather cuff bracelets, chunky necklaces, and colorful rock earrings. All RodeoEnvy products are made in Montana, and Darcy makes custom orders at no extra charge.


Book Giveaway: Pie, An Old Brown Horse

by Cowgirl on February 23, 2013 · 4 comments

It is my pleasure to offer another great horse story to my readers by way of a book giveaway! This book is uniquely written in the voice of the horse himself, named Pie, an old brown cowhorse. It’s very interesting to look at the world through the eyes of a horse, and this book lays out this individual horse’s life with vivid descriptions and unforgettable scenarios. I loved meeting each of the horses presented in this story; they were described so well I felt like part of their herd.

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Horse Book Giveaway

by Cowgirl on June 26, 2012 · 3 comments

So here’s our third giveaway for the month of June—isn’t this fun?!!! This week I am featuring the paperback version of Horses Never Lie About Love, by Jana Harris, which I have reviewed before on my blog. It’s a true life story, nothing fictional about it, but it gives you a clear picture of one horsewoman’s devotion to her dream, and this really different sort of horse that she falls in love with. I think any horse lover would enjoy this book, and you can win your very own copy right here on


Horse Bracelet Giveaway

by Cowgirl on June 18, 2012 · 8 comments

I’m so excited to share this with you! This week’s giveaway is a beautiful beaded bracelet with silver horse themed accents and intricate detailing, offered by WyoStyle, and designed by Equestrian Designer Kerstin Stock. Additionally, WyoStyle is offering a discount to all readers. Their items are uniquely designed for horse enthusiasts, and you’ll really like the great quality of this jewelry.


Cowgirl Accessories Giveaway

by Cowgirl on June 12, 2012 · 5 comments

One of the really cool perks of blogging is the offer of horse-related merchandise to feature on my blog. I recently received several items to review, and am ready to launch a series of giveaways here on CowgirlDiary! Keep a close watch over the next couple of weeks, and I’ll be telling you all about them and how you can win one of these great cowgirl accessories for your own.


A Cure For Bunchy Riding Jeans

by Cowgirl on March 5, 2012 · 4 comments

One of my biggest complaints about spring is the mud in our barnyard. The mud wouldn’t bother me so much, but I have to wear my muck boots. And my muck boots wouldn’t be a problem if I didn’t hate how they feel…they feel yucky because my jeans bunch up inside them and actually wear blisters on the sides of my ankles as I’m walking and working around the farm. But I recently learned about a neat little cure-all for riding jean bunchiness. It’s called the BootStroot, and I’m giving away a BootStroot set right here on this blog post!


I am happy to announce a new giveaway here on! This is a brand new horse book, just released yesterday, November 1, 2011. I got the chance to read it beforehand, and was pleasantly surprised by it. An avid reader of horse-related literature, I expected a rather indulgent account of far-fetched fluff. What I found instead, is that the author lets you into her world and honestly portrays the true realities of horse ownership. I found my own horse experiences mirrored in the thoughts and feelings of the writer, and by the time the last page was turned, I felt that I knew her so well I had found a kindred spirit.

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We Have A Winner!

by Cowgirl on May 31, 2011 · 0 comments

I’m thrilled to be starting another year with lots of fresh ideas, helpful horse advice, and some really great horse stories. My excitement stems partially from our just getting back from a good visit to Idaho where my parents live. We had the opportunity to help them move their cattle up to summer pasture in the mountains, and it is an all-day cattle drive, so I have seventeen miles of beautiful photos to share with you, not to mention a bunch of good stories. I love visiting my family out there—the scenery is always beautiful, the air is so fresh and clear, the horses are inspiring, and it just feels good to be around the folks who know me best.


One-Year Anniversary Giveaway!

by Cowgirl on May 10, 2011 · 5 comments

It was one year ago today that I started this horse blog, and it’s been a wonderful adventure to share my horse experiences with all of you. Bringing so many old memories to life has been richly rewarding, and I love thinking back on the horses I knew as a kid. As a big thank you to all of my readers, I am holding my very first Cowgirl Diary Giveaway right here on this blog post!