Saddle up: 10 horse-themed accessories for your home

Just because you’ve grown out of having a My Little Pony bedroom doesn’t mean you can’t add a little grown-up equestrian elegance to your home. Lots of designers have latched on to the equine trend, so make sure you win by a head with one of our top ten picks.

1. Running horse sculpture, Artisanti

Running horse sculpture from Artisanti

This sculpture in metal resin with a bronze finish captures the power and speed of a galloping horse, and is sure to make an impact either displayed on its own or as a set with the other figures in the range. The sculpture measures approximately 35 cm x 9.5 x 23cm, and is available from Artisanti, priced at £62.

2. Dala Horse shot glasses, Lotta Odelius

Dala Horse shot glasses by Lotta Odelius

For a less naturalist look, how about this set of four shot glasses with the classic Swedish Dala Horse design. Designed by Lotta Odelius, the horses are printed in red with green and white manes and bridles. Each glass has a thick base, making them very sturdy and has a capacity of 50ml. Priced at £13 for the set, available from Berry Red.

3. Horse head or rear mug, Yas-Ming

Horse head or rear mugs

These quirky mugs are created in the UK and designed by Yas-Ming Ceramics, a collaboration between designers Yasmin Dilekkaya and Ming Wai Sun. Made from a combination of techniques including slip casting and moulding, the mugs are finished by hand and are available in head or rear designs, sold separately. There’s also a cow version. Available from In-Spaces, £22 each.

4. Crochet horse head, The French Bedroom Company

Crochet-effect horse head, The French Bedroom

This horse head with its crochet pattern textured surface is a quirky and unusual decoration. Put a pair either side of a fireplace or French mirror in the hallway for a real talking point. Available from The French Bedroom Company, priced at £44.

5. Green ceramic Tang horse, Shimu

Green ceramic Tang horses, Shimu

These ceramic horses in a jade green glaze are reproductions of horses produced during China’s Tang Dynasty. Pottery horses like these were produced to be buried with the wealthier members of society. The Chinese believed that this life woud continue into the next, and so in order to preserve their status and high standard of living they would have ceramic replicas of their servants and most important possessions produced to be buried with them. Was £79, now £65, available from Shimu.

6. Horse mugs, Milly Green

Bright and colourful horse mugs, Milly Green

If you’d prefer your equestrian style to be practical as well as fun, these brightly coloured mugs, £10.99 from Milly Green, should fit the bill. Made in fine bone china, and with a design reminiscent of summer gymkhanas, they’re hand decorated in the UK and come in a choice of purple or teal.

7. Horse and hound linen cushion, Voyage

Horse and hound cushion, Voyage

A linen cushion featuring a traditional watercolour print of a huntsman and hounds with a neutral linen background. The edging and reverse of the cushion are covered in a soft red wool check, and it comes complete with a feather pad. Available from Cotswold Trading, was £45.50, now £25.40.

8. ‘Good gossip’ mug, Trumper’s World

‘Good gossip’ horse mug from Trumper’s World

This fine bone china mug features a design from a watercolour painting of two horses. By husband-and-wife artists Ray and Jo Mulry, the mug’s lettering says ‘You can’t beat a good gossip’. It’s priced at £12, and available from Trumper’s World.

9. Horse head bookends, Alison at Home

Resin bronze effect horse head bookends

This pair of horse head bookends is made from moulded resin, giving the impression of tarnished bronze, to add a little class to your library. Each one measures 24.5cm in height. Made from resin so not suitable for supporting particularly heavy books. £34.50 for the pair, available from Alison at Home.

10. Icelandic ponies cushion, By Nord Copenhagen

Icelandic ponies cushion, By Nord Copenhagen

This high quality photo print canvas cushion is inspired by  Nordic nature and features inquisitive Icelandic ponies on the front with a plain black backing. £85, available from Cloudberry Living.

By Sara Walker

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