All natural horse care in the west of Ireland

Rhythm Beads
Monday, 28 January 2008

Rhythm Beads help develop confidence and rhythm in both horse and rider. The beads hang around your horse's neck just above where a breast collar goes and has bells whose slight jingles calm and relax both the horse and rider and are useful for alerting both wildlife and other riders that you are approaching while you are out on a hack. The bells on the necklaces help eliminate arena and trail distractions.

I have a few sets made up already. You can see the details in my shop section

These beads sets are hand-made by me. I will be posting a few pictures of ones I have made.

My Rhythm Beads can be made for any sized horse - pony or draft, even for minis. The ones I have made for stock are generally 54inch (horse size) but these can be adjusted by removing or adding beads to get the right size. onyxandsilver.jpg

4 lengths: Mini=35inch, Pony=45inch, Horse=54inch, Draft=70inch

Most of my Rhythm beads are made with interesting focus beads that I find for necklaces. The upside is that not two sets are exactly the same, making them all unique. You asolomonsdetails1.jpgre not likely to run into other horses with the exact same design out there on a hack or at a competition! The downside is that if you see a set of beads you love from the pictures, I may not be able to make one EXACTLY like it.

All of my beads feature quality beads and are sturdy in their construction.

I can work with you to design something special for you and your horse. I have some interesting beads that are not shown here and in my shop. I can make them based on your particular passion, colours, occassion, etc. even if you are not sure what you want. If you tell me about your likes and dislikes and a bit about your horse, I can create something special for you.turqandsilv.jpg

Prices vary depending on the cost of what is on the necklace and of course time involved. Prices start from around 10EURO for a basic bead set plus 9EURO flat rate shipping. The designs that rainbowidetail2.jpghave the focus/ designer beads are between 20EURO and 45EURO plus 9EURO flat rate shipping.

If you have a specific thing you want included in the beads, for example a pendant, then I can add this at cost.

To request a specific design, custom colours, or multiples of one style for an equestrian team, email me what you would like and I will do my best to meet your requirements.

Researching the history of 'horse necklaces' reveals the following beliefs:

Certain colours can influence both the body and spirit – turquoise is said to be a very powerful protective and healing colour

The powers of crystal vibration can affect the body at cellular / subconscious level to both heal and influence the body both emotionally and physically

The sounds of the bells can help the horse and rider at a conscious and subconscious level to concentrate

The influences of colour and crystal energy have been acknowledged by humans across many cultures for thousands of years (interior designers that advocated the use of certain colours in certain rooms depending on their purpose and what mood was desirable were doing nothing new!!!!)

What has not been available till relatively recently has been the scientific evidence to provide further evidence of the effects of energy sources we cannot see / hear / overtly feel. For many humans it is a difficult concept to accept that colour and stones can affect the human mind and body... yet we readily accept that, for example, x-rays and ultra-violet light (forms of energy we cannot see or feel) have immediate, long term and cumulative effects on our bodies. In fact we often seek out these other energy sources... whether it is for a sun tan in winter, to cure skin diseases / cancer or to use certain wavelengths of the light spectrum (invisible to our eyes) to lift the depressive effects of SAD (seasonal affective disorder). We also choose colours to decorate or wear that we feel comfortable in... and certainly with clothes this changes with our mood, or how we want to feel!

What is Colour?
Colour is energy
It is a vibration, a frequency
It is a gentle, subtle power

This is just some of the information widely available with regard to the influences of colour. If you are interested in the beads and wish to base your choice of colour on 'horsenality' traits then I am glad to be able to share this information with you.

Blue (cool) Relaxing and calming this is the colour of intellect and wisdom, peace and trust, represents adventure and exploration. Ideal for sleep problems, and hyper-active beings. Blue connects us to holistic thought, and gives us wisdom and clarity enhancing communication.

Black (cool) a colour for emotional protection and power.

Purple (cool) The colour of royalty. Like blue it is at the spiritual end of the colour spectrum and boost spiritual awareness. It is excellent for physical and mental healing.

Green (cool) is peaceful and calming, refreshing, nurturing, balancing and normalising. It is a good colour for healing and health (physical, emotional and spiritual)... Green cleanses and balances our energy, to give a feeling of renewal, peace and harmony. Green connects us to unconditional love and is used for balancing our whole being. It connects us to nature and to empathy with others.

White (warm) is the colour of purity, goodness and the trustworthy. It works better combined with gold or silver to generate an atmosphere of influence and control. It calms the heart, mind, nerves and emotions. White is an all round protective colour bringing peace and comfort.

Red (warm) attracting recognition and respect, red is the colour of good fortune. Encouraging joy, luck and money it promotes confidence and courage and is very grounding. It has been known to escalate the body's metabolism with vibrancy and passion.

Pink (cool) the colour of love and relationship, it is emotionally soothing and calming, giving feeling of warmth and nurturing. It lessens feelings of irritation and aggression, surrounding wearer with a sense of love and protection. Pink alleviates loneliness, sensitivity, vulnerability and despondency.

Orange (warm) strengthens the concentration and enhances the sense of purpose. It frees and releases the emotions, alleviating feelings of self pity and low self esteem. Orange stimulates the mind and is a good antidepressant. It connects us to our senses and helps to remove inhibitions making us independent and social.

Yellow (warm) represents sunbeams, warmth, healing and motion. The colour of communication and health, cheerfulness and friendliness. Yellow aids memory and clear thinking, increasing self confidence and optimism, stimulating interest and curiosity. Yellow energy is related to the ability to perceive and understand and connects us to our mental self.

Brown (warm) the colour of industry, being grounded and hardworking.

Indigo this colour energy connects us to our unconscious self, and gives us the experience of being part of the whole universe. Strengthens intuition, imagination, psychic powers, and increases dream activity.

Gold. God consciousness, strengthens the body and spirit

Silver (cool) the colour of the trustworthy and the romantic

So whether you analyse your choice of colours according to what you perceive as needed therapeutically, because of what colours you like... or what goes with your horse's colour scheme... have some fun with the beads or be more adventurous with the colours of the clothes you wear... and bring a smile to the faces of those you meet as well as your own!

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