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In Their Honor

Discover unique ways to remember your beloved Paint Horse.

By Abigail Boatwright

Our Paint Horses mean the world to us. More than just livestock or even companion animals, they’re our family members and very best friends. When special horses cross the rainbow bridge or move on to help a new owner learn the ropes, we want to remember them forever. Thankfully, artists have created numerous ways you can memorialize your Paint Horse. From horsehair jewelry to portraits, there’s a meaningful keepsake designed to fit every owner seeking to forever remember their equine partner.

Horsehair Jewelry

A hand-braided horsehair bracelet can be custom-made with your horse’s tail hair. A 6 millimeter, 6-strand, round or flat braid has a decorative round exterior, while the underside is flat to follow the natural curve of your wrist. The bracelet is finished with high-quality hammered pewter end caps and a sterling silver swivel lobster-claw clasp. A memorial stainless-steel heart charm laser-etched with “Forever in My Heart” completes the bracelet; your horse’s name can be added on the reverse side of the charm, which measures ¾” by ¾.” etsy.com/shop/SilverJaxDesigns

Tail Spin Bracelets was founded in 2009 by two women who had lost their equine partners. They designed and crafted their own horsehair bracelets to remember their equine companions and now make jewelry for horse lovers around the world. tailspinbracelets.com

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This is an excerpt from the full article—get the whole story in the Spring 2022 Chrome magazine, which is sent to all current APHA members. Not a member? Join or renew at apha.com/join.

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