Tributes & Memorials for Horses

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tributes and memorials for horses

Across the world horses are a popular choice of pet to own and can be a faithful, loyal, strong and a sporting companion. Horses can live up to 25 years and often exceed this when they are well cared for. So when a horse passes, this can be extremely painful.

Within the grieving process, we all want to create a special house memorial that will will remember and treasure for all the years to come. Whilst looking around for ideas on what to do, memorial items can become a bore as they all seem to be the same and everyone, everywhere will have the same.

Horse Tributes and Memorial Ideas

We have listed some bespoke and fitting tributes and memorials that you can copy or even tweak yourself so your horse can have the memorial that they deserve.

Memorial Stones

Memorial stones are also a unique and beautiful choice of memorial. Most stones will stand the test of time and can be placed wherever you decide. You could have it at home next to a stunning bunch of flowers or plant a new tree and sit it under in the yard.

Felting the Horse

There are many crafty people online that would be more than happy to create a replica of your horse for you in an art form. Felt pieces are beginning to become much more popular as it is a good and flexible material to use. The finishing product of the mini felt, horse sculpture will look professional whilst accurate to your beloved horse.

Horse Jewellery

Customizing jewellery can make your tribute unique and beautiful. You can imprint your horse onto a pendant and wear it as a necklace. You can create a unique charm bracelet with different charms that hold information close to your heart like dates, horse shoe and other relevant writing that will make your bracelet one of a kind. You can find many Horse Jewellery ideas on Interest.

Canvas Prints

You can create a canvas print with your favourite horse’s pictures on it. You could also arrange these photos into a collage onto the wall with a home-made or copied poem into the middle. You can find many online retailers that can provide this, e.g boots, vistaprint etc.

Engraved Items

This is a lovely tribute that will last for years. You could professionally clean your horse’s shoe and get it engraved with their name and dates. There are also places that will engrave the saddle and other horse items for you.


Create a beautiful memorial plaque with your horse’s photo or a bespoke print on top of it and hang it above the stable or in your own home to remember your best friend.


Lots of people turn to body art to remember their horses. The limits are endless on size, design and colours. You can work with your talented tattoo artist to come up with a beautiful memorial tattoo that will be unique to you and will last for eternity. You must always think before any permanent mark on your body as it will be there forever.

Horse Poem ~ Don’t Cry For The Horses

Don’t cry for the horse that life has set free.
A million white horses forever to be.
Don’t cry for the horses now in Gods hand.
As they dance and they prance in a heavenly band.
They were ours as a gift,but never to keep.
As they close their eyes forever to sleep.
Their spirits unbound. On silver wings they fly.
A million white horses against the blue sky.
Look up into heaven, you’ll see them above.
The Horses we lost, the horses we loved.
Manes and tails flowing they gallop through time.
They were never yours – they were never mine.
Don’t cry for the horses. They’ll be back someday.
When our time is gone, they will show us the way.
Do you hear that soft nicker, close to your ear?
Don’t cry for horses. Love the ones that are here. Brenda Riley Seymore

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