Horses - Real and Imaginary

Horse Jewelry Collection – Real and Imaginary

Our Horse Jewelry Collection – Real and Imaginary is represented in necklaces, earrings, and bracelets that reflect our collection of running horses, the cowboy cowgirl lifestyle, flying horses, and horses from Greek mythology, Norse mythology, and Scottish legends.

Real horses

A horse is a large muscular creature with a long, coarse-haired tail, a long, thick neck draped with a mane down the midline, and an elongated head and skull.

The horse (Equus ferus caballus) is a domesticated hoofed mammal with a single toe. The horse evolved from the Eohippus, a small multi-toed creature. Most experts agree that horses first appeared in North America around 50 million years ago. They were small animals, about the size of a small dog, that mainly lived in forests. However, they grew in size and adapted to different environments, including grassy plains, over millions of years.

Horse breeds classes are heavy horses, light horses, and ponies, all of which are different horses.

Heavy horses have thick legs and large bones, making them giant horses. Draft horses range in height from 14.2 to 17.2 hands and weigh 1,400 pounds or more.

. A “light horse” is a more petite horse with thin legs and small bones. Light horses range in height from 12 to 17.2 hands (hh) and weight from 900 to 1,400 pounds. Farms and ranches use them riding, driving, showing, racing, and convenience. Light horses can move faster and have far more action than draft horses.

Ponies are the equine adult form and under 14.2 hands in height, not “baby horses.” A “baby horse” is a foal that will mature into a full-grown horse, defined as taller than 14.2 hands. Ponies and baby horses differ in conformation, coat thickness, and dietary needs.

Horses and the Western way of life

A cowboy or cowgirl is a herder who primarily raises cattle or horses on ranches in North America. The position is also known as a cowhand, cowpoke, and cowpuncher. Cowboys and cowgirls are known for their distinctive clothing, part of a lifestyle derived from the Spanish vaquero tradition.

Today, being an actual cowboy entails living the ranching lifestyle rather than simply donning their signature cowboy boots or a Stetson cowboy hat. Nonetheless, cattle operations are the most important single sector of American agriculture.

The Western lifestyle, also known as cowboy cowgirl lifestyle culture, is a way of life for horse lovers. The American Western cowboy influences (often romanticized) attitudes, ethics, and history are. These influences now impact this segment of the population’s recreation, clothing, and consumption of goods.

Imaginary Horses

Horses and humans have shared a sacred bond for thousands of years. Humans have such a deep affection for horses that they have become a part of our myths and legends. For centuries, people have told stories about mythical horse creatures.

These mythical and famous horses have played essential roles in many cultures and are as powerful and necessary creatures.

Pegasus is a mythical creature, a winged horse. He was a white horse and his wings distinguished him from other horses.
A centaur, also known as a hippocentaur, is a mythical Greek creature with a half human and a horse’s lower body and legs.
Unicorns are mythological creatures that resemble horses or goats and have a single spiral horn on their forehead. The unicorn was depicted in early Mesopotamian art and mentioned in Indian and Chinese myths.

Kelpie’s name comes from the Scottish Gaelic words ‘cailpeach’ or ‘colpach,’ which mean heifer or colt, respectively. Kelpies are said to haunt rivers and streams in the form of horses. Kelpies are Scottish lore’s shape-shifting water spirits, which most commonly take the form of a black horse. These lovely magical horses are said to appear in bodies of water throughout Scotland. Kelpies are notorious for having a dark side, as legend has it that they would drown unsuspecting human victims after luring them onto their backs.

Hippogriff. A Hippogriff (also spelled Hippogryph and Hippogryphe) is a legendary creature. It was the offspring of a Griffin and a mare. It has the head of an eagle, claws armed with long nails, and feathered wings like a Griffin, but the rest of its body is that of a horse.

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