When it comes to horses, we all start with a dream and undoubtedly have a story or two along our journey with a horse that inspired us as our muse, teacher, healer, friend or partner. Those stories help others along the path of connecting with a horse, so if you’d like to share your story:
- Leave your name and email (email won’t be visible to public) in the comment form below with a short description of your story to let me know you’re interested.
- If you haven’t already gotten on our email list, please click on the tab at the top of this page or enter your name and email in the sign-up box on the left. This will keep you in the story loop and I can follow up with you in email to get your story and art on the site!
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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