A NEWSY DAY! Paint by Numbers, EquiSpa, and the Book Giveaway!

Friday, March 16th, 2012 | Filed under Musings




Yesterday, I offered  some of my used equine books as giveaways because I thought a few of you might want one or two of them…

Well O M G!  I had so many comments and emails requesting them that I had to go out and get a bigger hat to hold all the names!  I had no idea people would want books!

You know… with Kindle and everything being online, I wasn’t sure if readers likeD physical books.  I do.  I like to hold the book, especially if  there are photos.  I tend to refer to the photos often as I’m reading.  Also, if there is a glossary, I scour that, too.

OK, well, in the future, I will give away all the horse books that I’ve finished reading…  I’m glad you all were happy about that!

(I don’t have the results yet because I haven’t printed all the names and put them in the hat…  I will have to do it this weekend when I have dedicated time.  I don’t want to miss anyone.)

Some of the Giveaway books!




I had two packages arrive today!  Wahoo!  It was like Christmas around here…

The first package was my Paint by Numbers kit of my dearly departed horse, Aladdin.

In case you missed it, I wrote about ordering the kit here.

Anyway, it arrived.  I opened it up and Voila!  It looked just like a paint by numbers kit should look.  It is just a white canvas with black lines and numbers inside the lines.

This is the Paint by Numbers Kit of Aladdin

I’m sure I’m gonna make a mess of it but I’ll give it a valiant effort… I have no patience and no artistic abilities.  But, the idea looked like fun so I bit.

Actually, to be honest, I feel a bit daunted by the task before me.  I mean, now I have to paint it and show you all.  Embarrassing, really…

So, let’s see how long it takes me to finish it.  And, once I do – no laughing.  ;)

This is the reference photo of Aladdin



I always love it when a package arrives from Equi-Spa!  And the second package that arrived today was from Equi-Spa!

Usually when a box from Equi-Spa arrives, it is because they want me to try a new product… I love that!

Today, they sent to me their new FAIRY TALES.  It is a mane enhancer and detangler (and gawd knows I need detanglers around here!).  If you look closely at the photo, you will see that they added more patchouli into my tester!  How sweet is that?!

This is my package with the new product, Fairy Tails and the baggie of brand new something!


Now, it isn’t like I’m a patchouli freak or anything like that… it is because I used their NOT SO SWEET ITCH formula on Slick when his mane was a mess (did a great job) and he smelled like a rockstar.  I asked what fragrances were in that formula because it was so fabulous and funny to smell on him.  They told me it had a mixture of lovely herbs but after much discussion, we finally landed on the patchouli as what was tickling my senses.  From then on, I was hooked not only on the product, which works great on Summer Itch, but also makes my horses very fragrant!

This is Slick with his Rockstar hair! He smells so good, too!

Anyway, they sent their new product to me to test and added my more patchouli because they remembered.  Now, how many companies do that?!

And, there was a baggie in there with something new!  It looks like they are trying a new supplement formula.  I am waiting to get the instructions. Right now, I’m totally titillated – wondering what is in the baggie, who should eat it and for what purpose.  How fun!

So, that is my report for the day!


Please don’t forget about poor Adella!  She may be healing, but she has a long road ahead of her…

Here is a new pic of her wound taken this week.  (Does anyone know if stem cells would help her regrow a tendon?  This was suggested and I don’t see how that is possible but I thought I’d ask…).

This is Adella's hoof. It is healing, but she has a long road ahead of her...


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2 comments have been posted...

  1. Georgia Kinninger

    When Adella’s appeal first went out I went to the Habitat for Horses website and tried to get a good feel for what kind of organization HFH is. It was a bit difficult at first because I’m not great at internet stuff and because they are sort of “in process” on some of their information. I soooo appreciate how you, Dawn, do the background checks and research that so many of us don’t know how or don’t have time to do. But I have to say that by digging deeper I came out very impressed with this group and was happy to donate to them. When I make Bucket Fund donations I want to think that my money will go to not only the individual horse we are helping, but to the support of these great organizations as a whole that Dawn finds for us. HFH and last month’s Louisiana group helping the Many horses will get repeat donations from me in the future.
    Georgia in rural Nevada

  2. Maggie

    Stem cell therapy can pull off a miracle. We used it on a gelding who almost tore a tendon in half. The tendon was healing very nicely and regenrating in the torn space. He was a couple of weeks from full recovery when we lost him to colic. The therapy is pricey….around $7000. Vet Stem in CA was the company we used. He was just a feedlot save but my husband loved him beyond anything. We and the vet cried when we had to let him go.

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