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This listing is for a braided horsehair bracelet braided in sorrel and palomino paint. The hair was collected by me from a mare named "Daisy" and a gelding named "Buddy". Daisy was surrendered by her owners who were unable to buy hay for their horses during a severe drought. She was living with another emaciated mare and an emaciated and stunted stud colt on a dry lot. By the time we got there they had resorted to eating wood and bark. For a while we weren't sure they were going to make it, but all three horses pulled through. Buddy was surrendered by his owner in lieu of pressing charges. He was living in a fenced in front yard with no access to hay or good grass, and had a badly embedded halter. We also thought Buddy might die, but his will to live is strong. He healed without a scar and both he and Daisy have been adopted into loving forever homes. This bracelet measures 7 inches in length but can be adjusted up to 10 inches with a curb chain. It closes with a lobster clasp.
All of my horsehair items are handmade by me using horsehair gathered from animals encountered through my work in the animal welfare field. Only a small amount is taken from each horse during the normal grooming process. Each animal is an individual who's memory lives on in the items made from their hair, even after the animal has passed through my life. All my horsehair is cruelty-free, is not a by-product of the equine slaughter industry and is vegetarian/vegan friendly.
For each purchase of a horsehair bracelet, $5 will be donated to Team Kareem, an animal welfare group dedicated to helping the pyramid horses, donkeys and camels of Cairo, Egypt. If you aren't familiar with their work I recommend that you visit their website at [link]