Equine Art and InspirationConnecting you with the heart and soul of your horse

What color is your Black Stallion?

If you were inspired by the trust, sense of play and connection shown in the iconic scene on the beach between the boy and a stunning horse in the Black Stallion movie, this contest is for you! Art of Equus and the Queen of Snow Globes have teamed up to celebrate the relationships that are …

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A Sky Full of Horses

I looked over there and I saw twelve black horses toward the west, where the sun goes down… Then they showed me twelve white horses [in the north]… Then I turned around toward the east… I saw twelve head of horses, all sorrels. Then I turned to… the south, and saw twelve head of buckskin …

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What I learned from Carolyn Resnick

Why are we arguing? I’m facing my horse, who’s in my bubble, at liberty in a large arena. I ask him to leave. Go right. Left. Back. I don’t care. Just go. I stand my ground, but so does he. I make it uncomfortable for him to stand there and he has the freedom to …

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HELIOS – A horse haven in Spain

I am thrilled to have the opportunity to share the on-going saga of Tom Ventham, his wife Julia and their daughter, Molly, who gave up an English life in farming in June of 2012 to walk 1,000 miles with their horse, Maggie, and their two dogs from the top of France, down into the Spanish …

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“Fancy Free” stars in “Festooned Freedom”

The Vision… Fancy Free started with a vision in a little restaurant on Orcas Island on a beautiful day, sitting across from a wonderful friend chatting about making art. I wanted to create something for horses to wear in a new photographic series. I glanced out the window at some budding cherry trees and said, …

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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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