OK so I feel a little bit of a fraud writing this post, despite growing up in the country, I have never been a particularly horsey kind of gal, and, I fear, the feeling is mutual given the number of times I was thrown into bramble bushes, or bitten on the foot…. Nowadays my equestrian knowledge takes me as far as the spring carnival racing with a couple of glasses of champers in hand and a hope and a prayer that I might pull a miracle tri fecta bet at the Melbourne cup – as i did this year when I accidently gave the gate numbers instead of the horse numbers and romped home (so yes my knowledge of this graceful creature leaves a little to be desired).
That is not to say that I cannot appreciate the finer side however, so “Tally Ho” to a touch of equestrian style… so straighten your saddle and strap up your boots….
What do you get the child who has everything?…… gone are the days of the racing car bed it seems… and roll in the horse lovers dream bedroom.. Although designed for a child by AltoModo, I would suspect many a horse loving adult would not be too unhappy to have this, or an equestrian themed hotel maybe….. I have to say at about A$20,000, I may be inclined towards something a little cheaper for a child that may run the risk of turning “Emo” or “Goth” on me and wanting to paint the thing black once they reach puberty!!!….. but that is not to say that a few ideas cannot be taken to create your perfect stable themed bedroom… at possibly a fraction of the price. But many of you out there may disagree….let me know your thoughts…….
For those of you who prefer a little more subtle equestrian, then here are a few ideas for bringing a little saddle into the home…..
Getting the look
Well for the real equestrian look you should be looking to the realms of the collectible shops, or second hand stores. So not forgetting my friend Upcycle you can become sustainably equestrian.
WORKSHOPPED looks for and works with designers ready to take their ideas through to production, whether limited edition or mass production, and irrespective of production method. One such design literally has you siting in the saddle. Explore the whimsical and fun side of life with the Giddyup Rocking Stool. Not just for kids this chair offers you a more exciting way to sit, not to mention the work out.