Dynamic animal drawings that deepen and strengthen people's connection to animals.
Cart 0

A Defining Moment - A Wise and Gentle Horse

horses studio news

There are many defining moments in life, today I wanted to share with you one of mine.

When I was about 4 years old, we went to visit one of my aunts and uncles. They had a small barn and a beautiful chestnut draft horse mare. I think her name was Gullan but I'm not sure. They probably had more horses than that, or at least one other, but that's the horse I remember.

I was standing there, next to my aunt and parents. Her hubby led the horse by us as he was heading to let it out to pasture. I stood there looking up at the horse in awe. She was so pretty!!

Then my aunt goes, hey hun, I think the little girl might want to ride the horse. I remember being like, can I? Can I really? My uncle just lifted me up on the horse and I got to ride it to the pasture while he was holding the horse. No one was holding on to me though. I remember just feeling this inner core of happiness. Sort of I suppose, as if a wave of happy zen just washed over my soul. Riding horses was something I wanted to do for the rest of my life.

I think Gullan was of the "Nordsvensk" breed (North Swedish draft horse). I don't have a picture from then, so I found this picture, via instagram @backforsgard. Great picture and what a beauty this horse is!

 

 

Here is another picture showing two North Swedish draft horses. Beautiful horses and awesome photo!

D2X7498-markiz-memeliz-henry-von-platen.jpg
By Henry von Platen - Henry von Platen, CC BY-SA 3.0, Link

My question to you for the day, what is a defining moment in your life, as it pertains to animals?

Enjoy your day!

Gunilla Wachtel ~ Conveying the Beautiful Essence of Animals in Art
Artist. Animal lover. Swedish-American.
Kanweienea Kreations

To purchase my artwork, view the artwork gallery and any current eBay auctions. You can also follow me on eBay to make sure you don't miss any newly listed auctions.


Older Post Newer Post