In 2004, Congress designated December 13th The National Day of the Horse. The day was designated to pay tribute to the importance of horses in the history of the United States. Every year we try to find new Equestrian Eyewear looks to share for horse lovers through out the world.
One of our favorite novelty eyewear companies is Timbelo. Huge eyeglasses decorated with a merry-go-round horse set in a garden scape.
We also turn to Mercura NYC, one look features a running horse with a rider. A chain completes the look. The other large profiled horses heads. A noble look for nobles steeds.
For those looking for a more sedate steed, the Kirk and Kirk collection features a horse rivet detail on the frame front.
Horses played a huge part in the pony express and stagecoaches. They were the #1 form of transportation in the United States and most likely Europe. We found these horse and carriage etched on a few of the Coach Sunglass temples.
While wild horses didn’t wear horseshoes, they were needed for the tamed. Where would our world have been without blacksmiths, who manufactured all sorts of metal objects and of horse (course) shod horses. We found this interesting horseshoe on the temple tip of Kroops Sunglasses.
Anna Karin Karlsson created her homage to Arabians several years ago. The Gold and Acetate horse is available online.
The pink horse sunglass from Canvas Eyewear is part of their graffiti collection
One of our favorites and one we do time and time again is Pierre Eyewear running horse.
We can’t forget a vintage Oliver Goldsmith horse sunglass. This piece is in the Victoria and Albert Museum.
Whether or not you love horses, the uniqueness and diversity of the horse designs is to be appreciated and honored. We love them all and thank you for saluting an important part of history.