Want to reduce your stress – but how? colouring-in? horses?

(c) Tom Campey After the Lasceaux cave paintings

(c) Tom Campey After the Lasceaux cave paintings

People have been colouring-in for thousands of years. I’m betting it was soothing after a difficult day hunting with a stone axe – or even an iron – axe.

Colouring-in can reduce your stress and calm anxiety – it’s like the reciting of chants or mantras but more fun. Your brain works just enough to slow the turmoil of stress or anxiety but not so much that your concentration is drained.
And being around horses has long been recognized as therapeutic for many kinds of stresses.

So I’ve got together with two artists to make …. The Coloring Book of Horses. Stress Reducing Art Therapy.

By Lesley Lodge

Drawings By

Antonio Reche-Martinez and Tom Campey

Paperback on Amazon

This book offers two sorts of colouring-in:

· The first section has patterns and landscapes for your detailed colouring – any colour you like.

· In the second section, you can colour in real or imagined horse colour combinations and markings. There are over fifty colours and colour combinations for real horses – there’s a list of the main real colours towards the end of this book.

But, hey, this book also has some unicorns, mythical flying horses and sea-horses. You can use any colours you like.

Most of all, this book is aimed at having fun! After all, as the old saying goes, a good horse is never a bad colour.

The Coloring Book of Horses Stress Reducing Art Therapy

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About lesleylodge

Lesley Lodge now lives on a smallholding bafflingly close to Luton, England, but grew up in the New Forest and has worked for a racing stable, a palomino stud farm and a horse trainer. Her long-time ride is Freddie, a hairy bay cob mare with a long moustache. Lesley has had several short stories published. Blues to Orange, a story about a farmer ruined by the foot and mouth outbreak, was a Luton Literary Prize Winner and published in Junction 10, a collection of short stories. She has twice been a runner-up prize winner in the annual British National Short Screenplay Competition and was the Time Out and Jim Beam Bourbon Cult Film Buff of the Year some years ago. Lesley is always looking for new stories about horses in film or TV

One response to “Want to reduce your stress – but how? colouring-in? horses?

  1. I really love your site! I’d be honored to hear your feedback on my adult coloring book, if you’ve got the time:) https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/681998790/c-real-killer-designs-a-supreme-coloring-experienc

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