Year of the horse? More like life of the horse around here! I got my love of horses from Mom, who had a Shetland pony, 'Surprise', growing up and later, a Thoroughbred cross named 'Beaucoup' during college. I started riding when I was seven and we've had horses ever since. I rode and showed horses all through my younger years and I feel like it was the best way to grow up. I was always down at the barn instead of out on the streets. It taught me a heck of alot of responsibility very early on and I also attribute many of my communication skills to the nonverbal bond that came through riding and training horses.
We're blessed to live smack dab between horse country and the nation's capitol so we see beautiful equestrian facilities and estates in our travels and often see interiors steeped in the same tradition. We've frequently dreamed up and tried out our own versions of equestrian decor over the years, always trying to incorporate our deep love for the equine spirit in some way.
Do you have any horsey accents in your home? Do tell!
PS - Our friend Robin at Happily Home After just posted her TV area situation and she has like ALL of our tips implemented (on her own, btw), check her out!
Join us today over at the Best of the Nest party!