“Restore the Bond” Blankets for Sale

Restore the Bond
“Restore the Bond”  fleece blanket

My heart sunk a little when Pamela told me that we had to postpone the trip to South Dakota,  to bring to the horse supplies to Chief Arvol and the others who will be making the Dakota 38 Healing Ride.  But I also completely trust that whatever happens in connection with the trip, the wall hanging I made for Blue Star Equiculture, and Pamela Richenbach, is happening just the way it’s supposed to happen.  Because for the short time I’ve known Pamela, with all the ups and downs that come with running a Working Horse Sanctuary, some kind of magic seems to swirl around her.  If she says she’s going to do something, the idea may not manifest in the way and time I thought it would, but when it happens, it’s somehow just right.

So I’ve learned to trust Pamela and the magic that surrounds her.   The trip to South Dakota is tentatively set for the spring when the Sunka Wankan Horse Ceremony takes place.   It’s a ceremony that takes place along with World Peace and Prayer Day where horses, which are no longer seen as important to our society, are honored.

But it doesn’t end there.  Actually it’s all just beginning.  Pamela came up with a new idea for using the wall hanging I made for Blue Star Equiculture and having it benefit, not only Blue Star and the Healing Rides, but working horses everywhere.  Pamela  came to see the wall hanging as a symbol of the bond between humans and horses everywhere. Which is just what I was thinking about when I made the piece.  And restoring that bond, making sure that people understand the necessity of it, is the real meaning behind all that Pamela and I are doing together.

So Pamela took the image from the wall hanging and had it reproduced onto  50″ x 60″ fleece Blankets.  Surrounding the image on the blanket,  is the  butterfly material I put on the back of the wall hanging.  The butterflies are a symbol of the freedom to step out of our usual way of thinking of and perceiving the world around us.

Blue Star Equiculture is selling the blankets for $52.  Pamela came to the price by adding the cost ($20) plus one dollar for every horse that lives at Blue Star.  The money will go to  supporting Working Horses everywhere and to Chief Arvol Looking Horse’s work with horses and restoring the bond between humans and horses.

So if you want to support the horses and spread the idea of their importance in our world  and have a cozy blanket to snuggle under this winter,  you can buy a Restore The Bond Blanket and read more about “restoring the bond” here.

12 thoughts on ““Restore the Bond” Blankets for Sale

  1. Gorgeous piece! It reminds me of Pippi Longstocking…the strongest girl in the world! She too holds her horse above her head.

  2. What a super idea so that more of us could enjoy your beautiful work and support the horses at the same time! Kudos and many thanks to you for your ideas. I’ve ordered two. One in my home and one to keep in my car.
    Love from Fran

  3. This reminds me, Maria – I’ve been wondering if you are still taking riding lessons? I loved reading about it.

    1. I’m not Janel, I ultimately didn’t feel it was something I wanted to pursue right now. It takes a lot of time and I found I would rather spend my free time doing other things. But the horses keep pulling me. Maybe right now it’s just not in the way of me riding. But I feel like someday, I’ll try again. There’s something there for me for sure.

  4. What a wonderful idea all around! Blanket is ordered. I can’t wait!
    Wow, just let the horses pull you. Enjoy some time and connection with your horses at Blue Star. Let them touch you. Riding is a sport. A small part of the magic to me. There’s so much more. :)(and you already learned all this from Rocky.)

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