I am so happy you stopped by! I'm Laura, the founding Horse Hippie.
I started my brand when I was offered a booth at the largest equine expo around, Equine Affaire. I was there lecturing on how to be more eco-friendly around the farm. I said "Sure!" but my challenge then became what kind of products to offer in the booth?
As I usually do when I have a dilemma, I went for a long run, then meditated on this. I was lead to the words "Horse Hippie". When I Googled it I discovered that The Urban Dictionary defines a Horse Hippie as "a girl who is naturally very beautiful. However, rather than take care of their appearance, they would much rather spend all of their time being around horses, riding horses, cleaning their stalls and grooming them....." Perfecto!!
I loved this description but I wanted to offer an expanded version that reflects my lifestyle even more. I feel that Horse Hippies live a “back to Nature” lifestyle and use riding, hiking and practices such as yoga, and meditation to find balance in the crazy, chaotic world we live in.
Horse Hippies cherish Mother Earth and thank God every day for what the earth provides us. We also want to use products that won't harm her.
After searching my closet, jewelry box, cabinets and tack box for ideas, Horse Hippie was born. I only source my products from artists and companies that reflect my desire to offer products that are:
1) Environmentally friendly
2) Hand crafted and ethically made
3) Provide women a way to earn a living and support their families
4) Are comfortable, colorful and creative
I'm lucky enough to be able to bounce product ideas off my 3 daughters, my daughter-in-law and my 3 sisters. Horse Hippie is an expression of my lifestyle; Horsey, Happy, Hippie.
Thank you for supporting my business that supports 100s of women-owned small businesses.
Peace, Love & Horses,