With a small investment in dramatic lighting your farm can generate income as an event venue

Horse Stables with Chandeliers – Tips and Inspiration for Practical and Not So Practical Lighting for Barns and Equestrian Event Venues

This delightfully absurd pairing is a bit of your own creation, dear blog readers. 80% of Hawk Hill’s visitors surf in for articles related to A. chandeliers or B. equestrian style and design. I’m naming you enablers, just a bit, because in replying to your comments and keeping my mind brainstorming in these areas I’ve…

5 Uses for Old or Broken Horse Halters

Even if you’ve checked out my articles on repairing broken horse halters, sometimes a halter is just beyond repair. Whether it’s terminally broken or just too worn to be safely used, below I’ve collected a few great ideas on how to reuse, repurpose, and recycle horse halters. These re-purposing projects are a great excuse to…

3 methods for creating your own unique custom horse brushes

How To: DIY Custom Horse Brushes

A few years ago I purchased a case of wood-backed horse brushes on clearance and enjoyed using the opportunity to experiment with horse brush “upgrades”. After some trial and error I’d produced an assortment of colorful and unique horse brushes. Here’s my how-to and tips for 3 different methods of painting or decorating your own…

outdoor christmas decorations featuring equestrian english saddle, wrapped gifts, chalkboard, wreaths, silver bells, and snaffle bit

Hawk Hill Christmas Preview 2014

Each year I try to post a preview of my Christmas decorations before the rush of the holiday season begins- and then a full followup and a few tutorials during the relative quiet season of the weeks following the new year. While I’m still working on a few new decorating projects for Christmas 2014, here’s…