As the author writes in the introduction, “Horses are inspiration on four legs. If you have ever seen a horse galloping towards freedom with his head held high and his nostrils wide open, you know that you will never forget that image.”
Meanwhile, designing and coloring mandalas is an activity that has been around for centuries.
The 46 original designs in this charming coloring book bring together the inspiration of horses — their beautiful lines, thrilling movement and sense of freedom — with the centering esthetic and timeless beauty of mandalas. Author, illustrator, and horse trainer Miriam Nieuwe Weme created these patterns using images of horses and the traditional rotational symmetry of the mandala design. Some of the horse mandalas are complex and intricate, others are simpler, awaiting the addition of reader’s own embellishments and creativity.
Miriam Weme has loved horses since she was a little girl. Creating the mandalas featured in this book was a profoundly comforting and inspirational experience for her, and she hopes readers/artists interacting with the book will have the same experience as they color them in and make them their own.
Whether horse enthusiast, budding artist, adult or child, this coloring and design book gives readers an opportunity to bring out colored pencils and paints and let these unique mandalas take them on a wonderful journey!