Dry January?

Since the herd were forced off the levels just after winter solstice when things got a bit flooded, we had been hoping the land would dry up this month, frost over even, but when the nation had snow we had more rain here in Meare. Winter routine is certainly challenging with 12 members of the [...]

Happy New Year

On the last day of 2017, we look back at what this year has held for us at Paintedhorse and we look forward to what awaits in 2018. Charity and Not for Profit We supported charity Key4Life by providing Equine Therapy for their programme designed for their ‘At Risk’ groups at Dartington Hall and HQ in Somerset, [...]

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 [...]

The Divine Number 12

Gods, Disciples, Tribes, Zodiac, Stages, Oracles, Rivers, Chakras, Glyphs The 12 horses of Paintedhorse "How did all the horses and ponies end up at Paintedhorse?" The story behind our most asked question   Livvy bought Danny, a hunter, to ride. He was an impulse buy as she was suffering with empty 'stable' syndrome after losing [...]