Packed with valuable information, photos, expert interviews, products and links, this is a one-stop site to learn all about natural horse care principles.
Whole Horse Trim
Natural Trimming for a Healthy & Sound Equine
Certified Practitioner & Field Instructor,
located an hour SW of Houston.
Author, Advocate, Veteran hoof care professional
35 year veteran hoof care professional, lecturer, author, researcher and noted expert on wild and domestic horse hooves. Jaime has written five books, various training videos and numerous articles on the subject of natural equine care based on his wild horse studies.
Hoof Rehabilitation Specialist
Natural hoof care practioner and author of "Making Natural Hoof Care Work for You".
The Horse’s Hoof, both magazine and website, is a generic barefoot resource for both horseowners and professionals. They welcome and encourage all methods and theories of barefoot trimming, and support all forms of hoof care that focus on creating healthier hooves over the long-term. They advocate finding compromises to create more natural, healthier living conditions for all horses and believe that a good system of barefoot horse care is the ultimate prevention against most serious hoof ailments that affect our domestic horses.
Comfort for your horse, Ease for your body
Made in the USA by a farrier with over 35 years experience.
Links to some of our favorite Equine Artist and Photographers
Templeton Thompson is a Singer/songwriter, horsewoman, dreamer. Templeton Thompson draws from a deep well of influences that combine with her Texas roots to give her style of country music a distinctive, soulful edge. You can find her songs on million-selling CD's from country superstars like Reba McEntire, Jo Dee Messina and Little Texas. Her song, “Settle Down Cinderella” is featured in the 2006 20th Century Fox Motion Picture, “Dr. Doolittle 3.”
She's one of Nashville's sought after session vocalists having sung countless demos as well as background vocals for major label artists like Reba McEntire. She has performed on stage for audiences across the US, in Europe and in Japan. Additionally, she's been named worldwide ambassador for EAGALA (the Equine Assisted Growth And Learning Association).
Templeton's 3rd CD "Girls and Horses" is a collection of songs inspired by her love of horses.
"I Remember You" honors Proud Spirit and profits are donated to the sanctuary.
Kathleen Marie Wilson is a nationally recognized wildlife artist and was one of only 10 artists from Texas invited to show her work at the 2001 Inaugural Ball in Washington D.C.
Kathleen’s unique media of pyrography is a superb blending of realistic rendering within the abstract character of wood grain.
Pyrography is the art process of burning images into wood or leather by use of a heated tool.
A SPECIAL PRINT of Tomboy and Cimarron of Proud Spirit is available with 50% of the proceeds going to Proud Spirit Horse Sanctuary.
Tomboy and Cimarron
Limited edition prints
Bear Step - Gayle Hunt
In contemporary horse circles, many regard with some indifference the Appaloosa as merely a color breed, the bearer of wild and defiant, tenacious and untamable spots. Some of us feel the color more than see it. We are taken back to the mountains and meadows of our Northwest, and drawn to a people whose heart sculpted the enduring spirit of the Appaloosa.
Dawn realized her talent and love at the age of nine. She pursued the arts while attending Shawnee Mission High School. After receiving a National Nomination from New York in High School, Dawn attended KU as an Illustration major. However, she finished her BFA in painting with minors in photography and illustration.
During Dawn's final years at KU she developed carpal tunnel and was unable to use a brush to apply paint to canvas. During that time she was required to complete her portfolio for finals. She brought in every mark-making object she could find, stretched a 4'x5' canvas, and proceeded to search for a new way to paint. Out of this experience the No Brushes technique came to be.
Products featuring photos by Mark J. Barrett photos, including Proud Spirit Horse Sanctuary T-shirts, sweatshirts, mugs, dog sweaters, etc., from Cafe Press.
Rachael Waller Photography - Rachael Waller holds a B.F.A. and Masters of Fine Art from world renowned California Institute of the Arts, where she studied with distinguished mentors of light & cinematography. Ms. Waller has shown her work Internationally and Nationally for the past 15 years. From horses and landscapes to rock stars and architecture Rachael's passion for unique photography is endless.
Ms. Waller is represented by: The Kiowa Gallery - Alpine Texas
Tamara Gooch Photography - Professional Nature, Wildlife, Equine and Outdoor Photography
Tamara specializes in nature, outdoor and wildlife photography from the western United States and Canada.
Tamara's images are available as fine art prints for your home or business, as well as a wide range of other applications including stock, editorial and advertising usage.
Mase Lucas said: For me, the thing about horses that makes them compelling subjects for painting is the same thing that makes them compelling in their own right: My heart melts at their beauty and their kindness and my adrenalin rises at their power. My intention is to convey their beauty without slipping into sentimentality and convey their power without engaging in overstatement. Most of my portrayals are quiet and reflective...herbivores at peace as they are here in my fields.
"I have 2 passions in my life. The love of horses and animals, and the love of music. "The Trail Less Traveled", "Hoofbeats, Heartbeats & Wings" and the newly released "The Rhythm of the Ride" embraces them both. ~ Mary Ann Kennedy
Grammy nominated hit songwriter from Nashville, TN., Mary Ann Kennedy, creates music that celebrates the horse. A dedicated Parelli Natural Horsemanship student herself, Mary Ann seems to express what we all feel in our hearts for our beloved horses and the life we all live with them. Through melody, rhythm and humor in song, this is music that we horse lovers can listen and ride to. Along with her two former cds, "The Trail Less Traveled" & "Hoofbeats, Heartbeats & Wings", "The Rhythm of the Ride" is indeed OUR music. Music from the heart about horses and the animals we love.