The elegance of the horse…
Horses are said to have done more to change human history than any other domestic animal. Indeed, from explorers of new frontiers to mighty armies and conquests, horses have been the consistent factor in aiding mankind throughout time. Aside from their importance in history, an appreciation of their beauty, grace and spirit is a worthy journey to embark upon. With galloping grace, elegance in their gait of perfect pace and natural beauty with their flowing manes, horses have become an iconic and esteemed animal, for certain.
Perhaps our thoughts drift off to the English countryside where images of Polo matches in which graceful horses ride high in proper style. When I recall seeing my first Polo match years ago, I was in sheer awe at the strength and beauty of the animal that so effortlessly glided before me. Grace and beauty, indeed. Living in the countryside outside of Chicago, I have the pleasure of seeing these beautiful breeds in the open air of the blue skies. It is thrilling to see their beauty and movement. Never a rider myself, I have always admired the lifestyle of those that had a connection to the inner world of horsemanship. An art and skill, for certain…
An Equestrian (Equestrienne in feminine form) is an individual familiar with horses and horse handling. The term can also refer to someone riding the horse and the management and use of horses. It is the appreciation of the horse and the style of the “Equestrian” Spirit that finds my attentions as Autumn breezes blow gently in the cool, crisp air. To appreciate this world, a focus on the interiors that are infused with elements of equestrian style and the classic and timeless equestrian attire of style…
The no-fail equestrian style seems to quietly speak of a level of sophistication, richness and elegance when gracing the interiors. Equestrian accents of interior style with a personal flair. One can almost smell the leather within the interiors of some of these spaces and sense the country breezes wafting indoors. Texture, pattern and a richness of decorating pairs well with images of the Equestrian world. A luxurious warmth with a masculine edge. Perhaps a low key luxe can describe the equestrian inspired spaces…
Leading the way, like a thoroughbred, the fashionable stylish elements of the equestrian style continues to adorn those that ride horses with great pride. Equestrian Straps and buckles, scarlet red and black blazers, jodhpurs, tall cut riding boots and glossy leathers are certainly elements of the classic equestrian style. Riding in high style, indeed. Equestrian apparel of purebred style. Themed events that incorporate the equestrian spirit shares the personal attachment and connection with those in attendance at these important life moments. Special, treasured moments of celebration, indeed.
Consider the world of the Equestrian. Certainly, appreciation of the elegance of the horse and the timeless art of horsemanship is at hand. An art of riding and an art of incorporating the love of horses into the interiors paired with classic riding fashion. Enduring through time, the look of the “Equestrian” inspired style will certainly never fade in its appeal.
“The essential joy of being with horses is that it brings us in contact with rare elements of grace, beauty, spirit, and fire.”
-Sharon Ralls Lemon
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Beautiful and inspirational! Thanks for sharing! 🙂
Thank you so much! I appreciate your comment. Thrilled to be of inspiration….