Hermès Christmas origami Horse

Hermès Christmas Origami Horse

Hermès has posted a charming animation showing how to create a Christmas origami horse, based on their window displays from 2012. While technically not origami (it requires the use of scissors, which makes them kirigami), it’s cute and easy. Might even make a good ornament or as a replacement for a gift bow. Hermès suggests […]

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The Dappled Horses of Pech Merle

The dappled horses of Pech Merle

One of the most spectacular examples of prehistoric cave paintings are the dappled horses of Pech Merle, a panel of horses drawn more than 29,000 years ago in a cave in Southern France. Discovered in 1922 by three teenagers from the village of Cabrerets, the caves feature more than 800 prehistoric drawings. The dappled, or […]

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Clothes Horse

Clothes Horse

Clothes horse: In 1788, a clothes horse referred to an upright wooden frame for hanging clothes to dry. The word appeared in the English language around the same time as “sawhorse”. In the mid-1800s, that meaning became more figurative, referring to a person whose sole function seems to be to show off clothes; a meaning […]

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Another generation of Munnings

Munnings Art

After featuring the paintings of Alfred Munnings earlier in the week, imagine my suprise when my Facebook feed served up another variation on Munnings. Beth Munnings, who is descened from Sir Alfred’s uncle, Benjamin, has carried on with the family tradition of following the hounds and painting. While she has some lovely paintings on her […]

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I’m just glad to have a glass

I'm just glad to have a glass

The past few months have been filled with stress. Not just because of my own recovery, which is going well, but because my parents have had health issues. Some days there is so much to worry about that it pushes all the oxygen out of the room. Then I find time to slip away and […]

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Look How Far We’ve Come

We have a long way to go

Riding, like life, is a journey. No matter how much we do, there’s still so much more to learn. But one of the most rewarding parts of working together with your horse is realizing how far you’ve come as a team. The partnership, the small steps forward that come from patience, hard work and practice. […]

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Adrian Landon’s Mechanical Horse Stuns

This is one of the most beautiful things I’ve seen in a long time! According to his website, he writes: Almost two years in the making, the Mechanical Horse was single-handedly designed, machined and sculpted by me, at home and in my metal shop in Brooklyn, NY.  Over 100 bearings, custom laser-cut sprockets, 30 feet […]

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Making a glass horse

This glass artist makes it look so easy! Of course, it took many years of practice before he could make a horse in a couple of minutes.

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