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Saturday, January 7, 2012

Helping Horses

Lyn Lyndall horse grazing handbag

So many of our artists are animal lovers and it shows in their work. Horses seem to be a major theme with hand painted leather artist Lyn Lyndall, embossed copper jeweler Robbie Diffey, and silversmith Jim Littlewolf. The Gallery would like to showcase these artists and their American handmade horse craft work in this post to help raise awareness about our local horse rescue group Hope for Horses.

Horse necklace by Littlewolf

With the economy still not in good health, many people are having to give up their horses because of the expense.This fine organization offers a sanctuary for horses of all ages to live out their lives or be available for adoption into their forever home. The shelter is overflowing with abandoned horse right now and could use some help to find homes for their wards so please do help in any way you can - adopt, donate or pass this on!


Cheyenne is an 11 year old quarter/paint mare. Hope for Horses has had a local trainer working with her and she is soon to be ready to be a wonderful trail horse for a more experienced person that can show her love and consistency. She is completely sound and is a big boned, very capable mare.  For more information on how to adopt Cheyenne please contact: hopeforhorses@aol.com

Diffey copper necklace


Kelly is an 11 year old quarter horse that has unfortunately been returned from a local organization. She was used for therapy sessions using groundwork. Due to financial issues they have had to discontinued their equine program. She was started under saddle a few years ago but she will need to be retrained before going under saddle again. She is very healthy and an easy keeper. 
For more information, contact: hopeforhorses@aol.com

Lyndall's black stallion

Littlewolf's silver necklace with horse charm

Littlewolf's Keeper with scrimshaw button

Please visit Camera Critters for more animal posts.  Thanks for visiting!


Annie @ButteryBooks said...

What a worthy cause for such beautiful creatures. A dear friend of mine is very involved in horse rescue. She has quite a few acres and has several horses of varying ages and disabilities.

chubskulit said...


Butterflies. Have a great weekend!

Mama Zen said...

What a great cause! Thank you for highlighting this.

Jill said...

Beautiful horses and beautiful art. What a great cause to highlight. It must be heartbreaking for folks to have to give their animals up.