Epona: Our Dartmoor Hillie Goddess

Also known as 'the sassy one': Epona 'great mare' was the Gaulish name for their Celtic Horse Goddess, a goddess of fertility and protector of equines and she was also celebrated by the Roman Army as a protector of their horses. It was the name all three of us heard when Meadow said she wanted [...]

Nine for Mortal Men

Our healing herd of nine: “Three Rings for the Elven-kings under the sky, Seven for the Dwarf-lords in halls of stone, Nine for Mortal Men, doomed to die J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings A week ago lovely Jo Dutfield (medium, healer and animal communicator) came to help us introduce Logan and Epona (the ponies we [...]

Logan: His time has come

Introducing lovable Logan to Paintedhorse: When we moved to our new location in April, there were two ponies already there. Their then owner didn't have the time needed for them and their health issues; we offered to buy them about a month later, naturally with the view of introducing them to our herd. We were [...]