Equine Art

Dancing With Horses: Environmental Stewardship

By JoAnna Mendl Shaw | September 1, 2022

As dancers, our desire is quite different from the objective of an equestrian…Our desire is about finding shared moments of engagement, perhaps co-creating a shared movement language. Our team of filmmakers and dancers have been a constant presence in these young equines’ lives.

Celebrating Horses In Song

By Barbara Godwin | July 2, 2022

HRL‘s Mustang Month celebrates the influence of horses in every capacity, including music! Whether referring to horses literally or symbolically, here are a few musical classics to enjoy.

HRL’s “The Long Rider” Viewing Experience

By Cristina Moore | July 2, 2022

In April 2022, Publisher Barb Godwin and Creative Director Cristina Moore were invited to attend the Florida premiere of Filipe Leite’s The Long Rider at the SunScreen Film Festival in St. Petersburg. Our first collaborative article digs into our heartfelt reactions to this powerful, touching documentary.

A Fading Dream: Wild Horses in Onaqui, Utah

By Guest Author | July 2, 2022

The horses I stood with in the Utah sun and wind who once had shining coats, full bellies and bright eyes are wasting away physically and spiritually in filthy over-crowded holding pens…And this is a Federally protected animal. Our government has failed them, and our country is poorer for it.

8 Years On Horseback: Filipe Leite’s “The Long Rider” Documentary

By Barbara Godwin | March 28, 2022

Filipe Masetti Leite began his epic journey on horseback from Calgary to Brazil – 8 years, over 15,500 miles, 12 international borders, and documented with more than 500 hours of footage. The Long Rider is a once in a lifetime event – and now available for your viewing pleasure.

Irish Travelers and Their Tiny Houses

By Barbara Godwin | March 20, 2022

Tiny Houses are a popular part of a worldwide movement to minimize and mobilize their lives – but the craze is not a new one. Being mobile was a way of life for Gypsies (Romani and Irish Travelers), who started out on foot, then to horse, then horse and carts called “Vardo”…the first mobile homes!

Lisa Stockdell

By Barbara Godwin | March 17, 2022

As part of our “Everything Irish” theme this month, HRL is delighted to once again feature the extraordinary art of Lisa Stockdell and her dedication to the Gypsy Vanner, a breed of horse originating in Ireland!

Mary Joan Hinson | Brush & Oil: Equestrian Series

By Cristina Moore | May 10, 2021

A championship show horse from equine royalty, he was so large we affectionately called him Battleship Bismarck. He was also a one-of-a-kind gentle giant, my protector, and my best friend. Jacksonville, FL artist Mary Joan Hinson of Brush & Oil shares the touching story of the horse that inspired her Equestrian Series.

Horse Country Trading Company

By Barbara Godwin | December 1, 2020

If you are tired of shopping online or at big box stores, take a pleasant drive through the scenic fields of Ocala, Florida horse farm country and visit Horse Country Trading Company, a retail shop for equestrians nestled into the 56 acres known as Kimberden.

Horse Lady Gifts

By Barbara Godwin | December 1, 2020

The jewelry designs are her own, and so is the craftsmanship. Each item is hand produced by Cindy in her shop, designed in clay, cast in pewter – no China out-sourcing here! She has designed jewelry for many Fortune 500 companies, and her market stretches from coast to coast. It is easy to see why; If you love jewelry and love horses, she creates just for you.