march madness 2017

March Madness 2017: Round 3, Match 1: Hidalgo v The Pie

Sorry for the hiatus; I have not been coping terribly well with life the last two weeks. I’ve been riding and reading and working hard on the house but my interfacing with the world has been suboptimal.

BUT!

Back on the horse now, as it were, and we’ll finish out March Madness on the first week of April, which, whatever. It’s madness, right there in the title.

The giveaway will last through the next two rounds, and it will be for a custom quarter sheet: if you win, I’ll work with you on sizing, design, and colors. (If you live somewhere warm where you don’t need a quarter sheet, please know that a) I hate you and b) we’ll figure something else out like a saddle cover or garment bag or something.)

SO.

Round 3, Match 1

Hidalgo v The Pie

Well, both are racehorses, of a sort. They both have underdog stories. They both have big awesome movies, but that’s really where the similarities stop.
Will it be Hidalgo, the painted mustang pony who proved himself before the whole world and incidentally made Viggo Mortensen look smoking hot while galloping through a desert? I have to say, Hidalgo has been my sleeper surprise of this entire tournament. I never thought he’d make it this far.
OR will it be the Pie, who in the book version at least is also painted but somehow ended up chestnut for the movie even though his whole name is based around the idea that he’s piebald? Who carried Velvet Brown to her moment of glory, and was every girl’s dream of defying the odds with the horse she loved? Not incidentally, also my favorite Elizabeth Taylor role, and I do love me some Elizabeth Taylor. (Giant, you guys, if you haven’t seen it: god damn.)

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7 thoughts on “March Madness 2017: Round 3, Match 1: Hidalgo v The Pie

  1. “OR will it be the Pie, who in the book version at least is also painted but somehow ended up chestnut for the movie even though his whole name is based around the idea that he's piebald?”

    ^thank you for sharing this! I never read the book, only watched the movie and it always always confused me why he was called the Pie!

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  2. The plane scene in INternational Velvet scarred me for life at a crucial point in my life (though adult me says: FOLKS THERE ARE FUCKING SEDATIVES! TRANQS! OPtIONS!) so I have to vote Hidalgo even though this is a different Pie….

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