A place where I record the adventures of myself and my Irish Sport Horse mare, Kika. Who I purchased as an un-backed 3yr old in 2007. This blog follows the trials and tribulations of first-time horse ownership since moving from Ireland to Luxembourg in 2010. UPDATE: as of 2013, Kika is being joined by Nancy a Friesan X ISH mare bred by my family who I had my eye on since she was a foal and have been lucky enough to buy and add to my equine family.
My good friend & Guru's birthday was in March, myself and another yard friend chipped in and conspired to "steal" (more borrow as she got it back ... in a way) hair from her mare's tail for a unique gift.
I first discovered the beautiful Gemosi designs through the wonderful blogging community that is hay-net.co.uk (see also badge to the right).
Initially, I had to contact the wonderfully helpful Jenny @Gemosi as there was a problem processing the payment, it was a small blessing in disguise as the customer service I received was fantastic, you see, I was being awkward (shocker).
The Guru's mare doesn't have a lot of tail and as I was being sneaky; I didn't want her to know I had "borrowed" precious hairs so I decided to also snip hairs from my own mares tails because L calls them her horses too. So that if there wasn't enough tail hairs in the sample I took from her horse we could still get a bracelet made for her by mixing in hair from my girls tails.
However as it happens, I had stolen enough tail from my friends horse for her bracelet & rather than let the clippings from my mares' tails go to waste I splurged on a Solace bracelet for myself!
Jenny & Gemosi were amazing in helping me organise all this with lots of back and forth sorting out delivery etc - I cannot recommend their customer service highly enough.
I sadly didn't think to snap any pictures of the lovely chestnut hair bracelet the Guru got - I got the same design as her, but as my girls' tail hairs are so dark they are indistinguishable one from the other...but I know they are both represented so sentimental value ftw *blush*
It just so happens that the wonderful people of Gemosi are running a facebook contest - so one of you lovely readers could be the new recipients of lovely horse-hair jewelry if you like their page & image! :)