Theme: Horse Playby Suzanne Milne on 18/02/2014
We’re galloping way too fast through 2014 on the back of the wild, fast and powerful Chinese Wood Horse. To celebrate, we’ve made Horse Play and all things gloriously equestrian our latest theme.
Loved by children the world over, horses are quite simply, magical. Strong, steadfast, loyal, physically beautiful and highly individual in character, these animals are mystical creatures that have an otherworldly quality about them. However, unlike unicorns and dragons, these beautiful animals are physically tangible, touchable and available for us to experience in person.
Horses can truly take a child on adventures into the vastly exciting unknown. Upon its back, one could be a medieval knight or princess, a cowboy/girl, a police officer, bushranger or simply a little boy riding on a pony around a riding track
Horses have qualities that we, as parents, would love to bestow upon our children – they are sociable, yet won’t simply ‘run with the pack’ for the sake of it, they are confident, courageous, intelligent, clever, headstrong and can leap barriers that are put before them. So here’s to a wonderful Year of the Horse… We hope you enjoy
INTERIORS We meet the creators of Hibou Home’s gorgeous wallpapers, which includes the brilliant Gymkhana and Cactus Cowboy papers for horse loving boys and girls.
TOYS 12 We Love: Rocking Horses for toddlers and beyond…
BOOKS We revisit The Silver Brumby series, Australia’s classic tale of a wild, magnificent horse and his herd.
PRODUCTS Sometimes all it takes is a fine pair of cowboy boots to make the imaginary leap into the world of horses, so inspire your little rider with boots that offer SpiderMan style or RockStar chic.
TRAVEL We take a tour of places around the world where children – from toddlers to teens – can encounter horses and ponies in parades, in performances and in person!
Up next: Flower Power