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"Of all the animals the horse is the best friend of the Indians, for without it he could not go on long journeys.

 A horse is the Indians' most valuable piece of property.  

If an Indian wishes to gain something he promises that if the horse will help him he will paint it with native dye, that all may see that help has come to him through the aid of his horse."

                                                                                 ~ Brave Buffalo, Teaton Sioux Medicine Man

2016 Santa Fe Plaza Celebration of the Horse Event ~  



Celebration Of The Horse event, in beautiful Santa Fe, New Mexico this past August was a resounding success.  

Baliador, the life size colt statue, was brought to life by the very talented Melody Perez, Wild Horse Artist, Singer, Songwriter.

Melody painted this lil cutie in the likeness of her Spanish Mustang colt, "Baliador".  

Baliador was a huge hit,  people of all ages were excited to lend their artistic talents, Famous Actor, Wes Studi, even stopped by and signed Baliador!  

                                               Albuquerque Journal

Exciting happenings going on behind the scenes, for the Horses ....


Please visit for all the exciting details!  

Memories of 2015 Celebration Of The Horse event,

Santa Fe, New Mexico.


  Santa Fe Plaza, 2015





Childrens' Art Project 

Santa Fe, New Mexico 

August, 2015

Click on banner above for information on the Childrens' Art Project.                                


Year Of The Horse Celebration

Santa Fe Plaza

Go here 2014 for event information.

"It was an honor to perform with my brother, Michael Roberts, at the Year of the Horse Celebration!

We enjoyed sharing who we are with the Native American artisans, event attendees, and Santa Fe Plaza patrons.

It is important for us, the Native Pride Dancers, to collaborate with artists and organizations that strive to make a positive difference in this world. Ketabi! Thank you!" ~ Larry Yazzie  



Celebration Of The Horse

Santa Fe Plaza

Go here 2013 for event information.

Olivia Schwiebert and her 22yr old American Mustang, Jasper who was the star of the show.  People were thrilled to be able to touch a horse.  Jasper stood quietly while everyone oohed and awed over him....what a tribute to our American Mustangs!   


Karen Hardy & Blue. 

"Many have said human history has been written on the back of the horse, for me, my history is written through their eyes and on their hearts."

                                                                                                                  ~ Karen Hardy

Karen speaks about the value of "Old Horses"


Native Peoples Event ~ Alpine, Texas

Go here 2012 for event information. 

"I was moved and honored to be part of such an amazing, real and up-lifting event designed with love and caring for the plight of horses and burros.  I will support Thundering Hooves as an artist along with my never ending compassion for the horse!  Keep up the good work Neta & Darrel" ~ Micki Free

Micki Free & Larry Yazzie. 



PLEASE CONTACT  your U.S. REPRESENTATIVE and urge them to cosponsor the SAFE Act in order to protect Americas' horses, burros and mules and overall consumer health from horse slaughter.   

Don't know who represents you in Congress or your state legislature?  Follow this link ASPCA web site, enter your zip code in the proper field and you will be directed to contact information for your elected officials.