Equine Art and InspirationArt and Stories to Celebrate Our Connections with Horses

Horses in exquisite form

My husband has been lured into the world of RC (remote control) helicopters because a special headset and camera on the tiny helicopter allows him to fly one as if he’s in it, viewing the world below. The other day he sent me a YouTube video that was an exquisite application of one of these …

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HeART of Equus Paintings

What a fun time it was painting Scout, Kelly Thomas’ big, beautiful gelding. A big shout out goes to the photographer, Lisa Thomas, who gave me permission to paint the image! I let the stories Kelly shared with me about their history, relationship and his personality guide me in choosing how I painted him and …

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Zulu, My Guiding Light

As I thought “I can’t write this story” I heard Zulu’s words echo in my soul, “when you stop looking outside yourself you will find what you are looking for.” I knew this was a message for all, not just for me, and this great teacher was ready to be heard. I went outside to …

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You’ll be amazed what you’ll find…

What have you learned by looking through your horse’s eyes this week? For me it was more work in my horse’s Energy 101 class, teaching me how to read and respond to his energy more effectively. He’s a sensitive soul inside a big, blustery body, with really big opinions. A traditional response might be to …

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The Gift

Once there were three neighbors who were each given the gift of a horse. The first man resented the gift because the horse did nothing but trample what little was growing out in his pasture and just cost him money to feed. Every time he went out to try and catch the horse so he …

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Idea for World Peace

2013 was filled with world leaders prioritizing divisive political agendas over working to bring people together, entirely missing the whole point of their jobs. And what point would that be? The first one my horse ever taught me—to focus on what you do well together or share in common, not on what you don’t. When …

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A healing horse became my muse.

This drawing of mine, entitled Watch Me Watch You, inspires me to think of a time from my childhood that my mother told me about. When I was three years old, my parents took me to the hospital for throat surgery. The strong pain made it extremely traumatic and my parents weren’t allowed in the …

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Muse, Teacher and Friend

People partner with their horses in lots of different ways. One of my ways is to create a children’s book series. Misfits that my horse and I are, it was no surprise that once we were done with the book, an established book genre within the children’s book category didn’t exist for “coffee table storybooks” …

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Do you want one in your wallet?

What do you think? Should we reconsider our choice of animal to represent the U.S.? Rather than do their own fishing, Bald Eagles often go after other creatures’ catches. No wonder Benjamin Franklin said, “I wish the Bald Eagle had not been chosen the Representative of our Country. He is a Bird of bad moral …

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“Slightly mad by some injustice…”

I’ve been calling myself an equine artist and advocate rather than an activist. But after reading this quote, I think I need to ‘fess up. An activist is someone who cannot help but fight for something. That person is not usually motivated by a need for power or money or fame, but in fact is …

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