It’s a long way to spring, so we might as well make our ho-hum-winter-doldrums surroundings as cheerful as possible – and nothing cheers us up like horses! Here are a bunch of our top picks to help bring a bit of the barn to your living spaces or home office.
Foal-iage: Garden gnomes got nothing on this super-cute pony planter! Made of polyresin, the planter has an oval opening on its back for a small plant or flowers. Fill it with cheery flowers now and ship it out to the patio in the spring.$149
Glow Girl: With a solid bronze base this dressage horse-and-rider lamp is gorgeous and perfect to read by with its 3-way switch. As elegant as the sport itself. $529.99
Saddle Up for a Cold One: These unique barstools are made from an actual western saddle and sit atop a horseshoe base. For sure the people in your bubble will want to sip an adult beverage while astride these babies! Made in USA. $1,400 USD
Heavy Metal Mare: Featuring the work of Bozeman artist Kathryn Darling, this beautiful horse with a windswept mane and tail wall sculpture is called “Windy,” and is crafted from laser cut, cold-rolled steel with an acid wash finish. Made in the USA. $123.95
Poster Child: What’s not to love about a vintage poster, especially when the image if from the National Cowgirl Hall of Fame? Comes in three sizes starting at $25.25 @ Etsy
Letter Perfect: Go custom with this monogramed wooden horse silhouette, in three sizes with price starting at $18 on Etsy.
Bank on It: Whether you’re saving up for your first horse or a new saddle, this Quarter Horse Bank will look stylish as you fill it up for that rainy day. $48
Get Lucky: This stunning Black Beauty Swarovski crystal horseshoe is an objet d’art that you can display on your desk or coffee table. $350
Sweet Dreams: No more nightmares (get it?) when sleeping under this classic horse print in either your choice of duvet cover or comforter, both with matching pillow shams. In Twin, Queen and King, price starting at $184
You’re So Vane: This classic black weathervane featuring a show jumper will look fabulous at your farm or your city home. By Shire Equestrian, a British manufacturer with a Royal Warrant. $250
Photographer and metal artisan Christina Handley somehow finds time after a busy day on the farm to create stunning metal wall art and sculptures from new steel or re-purposed farm tools and machinery. Check out her amazing work at Handley Acres Metal Creations!
Originally from Alberta, Shannon Ford, now based in BC, is known for her exquisite contemporary horse portraits that combine sculpture and gemstones give her work texture and light.
For Alberta artist Kim Penner, painting horses has been a lifelong passion. She began riding at aged 10 and never looked back. Her focus is on correct anatomy and also capturing horses in the wild as well as domestic animals.
Ontario-based equine artist Linda Shantz had no formal training; instead she developed her skills through hours of drawing and painting and observing horses in the barn. She admits to having a soft spot for off-the-track thoroughbreds, but does commissions on any type of beloved horse or pet.