Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Of peace, love and horses

Three things that center my world.

So when I agreed to do an art trade with Heart of a cowgirl for one of her beautiful bracelets I didn't know what I was going to end up with in the department of what she was asking me to make her horse hair into and what it would be worth in return.
After a summer of crazy I usually halt all my horse hair commissions and start up again in the fall. It slipped my mind to get this piece done earlier I was so crazy busy. I sent the horse hair of a beloved passed equine back to it's owner and shortly thereafter recieved the most beautiful silver horsey bracelet pictured above.

I mean it was very hard to choose. Come browse with me at her Heart of a cowgirl etsy shop

I just love the turquoise and copper together in this bracelet

Or how about the stunning Desert daisyI love the turquoise around the yellow center it seems so bright and cheery.

You certainly can't pass over a set of dainty carnelian horse shoe earrings.

I love the way the silver is rustic, not perfect. Beautiful.

Finally I settled upon the piece called Cowgirl creed. I oohed and ahhed over it for a long time and awaited it's arrival with much anticipation. It's so much more beautiful in person.

And shiny. I do love shiny things. Shiny, shiny, shiny.

The three little words inscribed on it's focal point mean so much in the eyes of a horse lover.

Peace. Screw world peace, I want a pony!

"If everyone demanded peace instead of another television set, then there'd be peace- John Lennon"

I work to live peacefully with my friends, family and most of all horses. I try my best embrace others differences and agree to disagree.

Humans are the ultimate predator, eyes on the front of our head, ears that can pinpoint a sound within a degree, quick reflexes and opposable thumbs to grip things and use as weapons.
Horses are the ultimate prey animals. Evolving from many toes to only one, able to see 360 degrees around them with a turn of their head, ready to flee at the snap of a twig and living in a herd to increase their chances of spotting a predator before it spots them.
It is truely amazing that the two extremes can live in peace and work together.

Love. Because all you need is love.

"Love is the answer, and you know that for sure; Love is a flower, you've got to let it grow- John Lennon"

I believe that if more people loved themselves they would love something else. Doing things out of love hardly seems like a chore.
I go out each and every day to take care of horses no matter how I am feeling, no matter the weather, no matter the time of day because I love them. I take care of others horses with the same care mine would receive because I know someone hired me because they love their horses for whatever reason. Most of all I love myself because you must learn to love yourself before you can love another.


"A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality- John Lennon"

What does dreaming have to do with horses and peace and love? A lot I say. It completes the three. A dream. I dream of a future with horses as most of you reading this blog does. It may be your own horses or you are just one of the many non-horsey people jumping on the bitless bandwagon, encouraging the rest of us to do things in the horse industry everyone 5 years ago was "dangerous".

I want to live in peace with my horses, I love my horses and the people I meet and hope to be loved as well. I dream about a future with horses that they are treated with more kindness and more is put into their training rather than taking shortcuts and putting bigger, harsher bits in their mouthes. I dream of peace, love and horses.

I never want to take it off.
On second thought I don't think it would live through the barn every day. Somehow peace, love and horse poo just doesn't have the same ring to it.

So, what is your peace, love and horses? What do they mean to you?


Jen said...

Great bracelet! Funny people would consider going bitless dangerous. I'd say harsh training methods and shortcuts were far more so; creates a titanic time bomb (you know, the horse that goes along until he just can't take all the stress in his life anymore, and...BOOM!)

Jeni said...

Great post Sydney, and very thought provoking.

That bracelet is BLING !!!

Journey's Mom said...

Love this post and the bracelet! Gotta have one!

allhorsestuff said...

Very well said...
To love and be loved back...and to just plain= love the horses!
Wow, love that bracelet!

Jessie McCandless said...

These are gorgeous! I would have chosen that one, too :)

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