Jewelry for the Modern Horse

Global Horse Culture Archive on May 19, 2008, 20:57

A browse through the Adornment category on this blog will reveal all sorts of innovative horse decorations from around the world. But a charming type of horse jewelry is used right here in the modern United States: Rhythm Beads. Popular with barrel racers (and girls of all ages), these beaded necklaces usually incorporate bells, and are suggested as a useful way to hear the rhythm of your horse's paces, to warn others of your approach, or to calm a horse with the gentle sound. Some people use them as good luck charms or amulets. Mainly, I suspect, they are all about making your horse look