Wilderness Within on the Winter Solstice

At the solstice the 'sun stands still' as sunrise and sunset are at their extreme points on the horizon for about three days. In the UK during winter solstice (between 20-22 Dec, but usually 21st) the sun its at its extreme lowest point and it barely rises, lights or warms the Earth before disappearing again [...]

Autumn ReWilding

With beautiful blue skies, fresh autumn weather and mud laden fields, the herd prepare for the winter. The winter solstice is now only a few weeks away, when, in the northern hemisphere, the Holly king famously gives way to the Oak King and our dark nights begin to get shorter and life in the hedgerows [...]

Living with a progressive illness

Logan is diagnosed with Equine Cushing's Disease: By the time Logan was introduced to the herd he was looking healthier than when we first bought him, but suddenly his new found vitality and physical appearance changed for the worse. He was overly sweaty, not just in places that a few of the other more hairy [...]

Mandala’s and Ley Lines

Connecting to Nature and the energy of the Earth: August has brought with it a theme of mandala's and ley lines for us at Paintedhorse.  We have had some amazing people and groups visiting to experience our Equine ReWilding taster sessions. They have inspired us with their creativity of their mandalas and their ability to [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]