“We Are” ~ Love of Horses E-Inspiration

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“We Are” ~ Prints and Posters available at www.spiritofhorse.com

“We Are”

The love of horses
Begins in wonder
Simmers in dreams
Is realized with challenge
And expands into awe”

~ Kim McElroy

When I was about 11 years old I drew a picture of a horse’s face blended with a woman’s face in such a way as they shared the same eye. Even at that young age, I sought to express my feelings that women and horses were spiritually connected.

In 1993 I began a series of paintings I called “EquiSelf” in which I combined images of horses and women in such a way as to depict that they were One. That year I also met my first horse, Darma. My exploration of this Oneness continues…

It is intriguing to think that my intuitive expression of this painting perhaps led to the creation of manifesting this kind of relationship in my life. Around that time I wrote the following poem.  I hope you enjoy this poem and would love to hear if my artwork inspires your thoughts of connecting spiritually and emotionally with horses.

On Sale until August 9th, 2010!  50% off Prints and Posters of “We Are” and the EquiSelf Series “We Watch” and “If Wishes Were Horses

Her Self

A girl child awakens to emotion early.
She seeks someone to resonate with.
but in her world
the adults have forgotten
how to truly express emotion,
and the other children don’t understand.

Perhaps then a part of her
names a manifestation
of her intangible feelings
in the form of the horse.
Somehow she instinctively knows
that the horse is a creature of emotion
who, like her
seeks someone to resonate with.

For lack of a better role model
The girl becomes a horse in her imagination.
She plays the role of being dynamic and powerful,
passionate and free.
She longs to have a real horse
To share these feelings with.
The lucky girls get horses.

Others grow up
And sometimes they find their way back,
and as women
find the answers they have been seeking
in human relationships
in their relationship with a horse.

As a woman bonds with a horse;
Attempts to understand and interpret…
she is nurturing, facing her fears,
and moving beyond boundaries.
Essential lessons in any relationship.

And in this new, quiet communication
of touch and thought
intuition and expression…
she finds at last,
her Self.


  1. I find Kim’s words and artwork on her Spirit of Horse e-cards truly inspirational and especially comforting during sad and stressful times. The magical sounds of the background guitar music add a mystical dimension to these beautiful cards. I have enjoyed viewing and sharing them with my friends & family. They all love them as much as I do.

  2. Nice topic I had fun reading it coz I’m a horse lover. It so inspiring and I enjoy reading it.

  3. That is a beautiful painting. Along with the theme of inspiration and a love of horses is Jonathan Field, a horse trainer-teacher who has so much passion for horses. please watch this video- it s truly inspiring an uplifting.


  4. I found your site searching for images of elk.
    Your art and writing are wonderful… beyond wonderful…

  5. What a lovely print. My daughter would love that painting on her bedroom wall.

  6. Yes, this has become the message from the horse ecard, my favorite. Of course, in its new form it is not defined by gender, which I prefer, as each of us is looking for someone to resonate with, to share ‘deep peace’ with…

    The painting is adorable!

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