When it comes to horses, we often start with a dream and wind up with a story or two along the way with a horse that inspires us as a muse, teacher, healer, friend or partner. These stories help others along their paths of connecting with horses, so if you’d like to share your story:
And don’t worry, if writing’s not your thing, I’m happy to set up a short call and interview you. Or, you can record your story here for free. Add a photo if you want and I’ll follow up to get the link to your recording. If you write, just write like you talk. I will edit and add supporting imagery as needed. Talk or write about what inspires you most about your horse or what you had to learn or overcome to make your connection better. If you have art or images you’ve created that support your story, that’s fantastic!
Here’s my dream
If enough people share enough stories with enough other people about how horses have enriched their lives, more people and their horses will benefit, and society will eventually raise the inherent value it places on horses. I want to be able to refer all legislators to this site who are confronted with making decisions affecting horses’ lives, but who might not have any idea of the depth and breadth of benefits horses bring to society.
One day, the terms “unwanted” and “slaughter” will never again be associated with a horse. If growing an awareness in society about the intelligence of dolphins succeeded in raising their value from acceptable collateral damage in the fishing industry to protected species with their own label on tuna cans, horse lovers can figure out a way to keep horses out of slaughterhouses.
This site is my contribution to such an awareness campaign.
Given that’s the goal, when you submit your story to ArtofEquus.com, please know the intention is for the whole world to see it and share it. So please include a byline about yourself with links to where someone can buy your art online. Watermarks across the bottom are fine, please don’t use names of others in your stories and be sure you have model releases for anyone in your photos. There’s a horse and his/her person who could benefit by your story, so please be a hero today!
Thank you so much for your support!
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