Spiritual Bonds

Native peoples forged spiritual relationships with the Horse Nation. Plains tribes embraced the horse as a brother in the spirit and a link to the supernatural realm, and incorporated the horse into ceremonies. Embodiments of beauty, energy, and healing power, images of horses on ceremonial objects represent this spiritual connection.

Horse visions are still reported by traditional believers who seek knowledge and strength through fasting. Although visions are intensely personal, some may be shared through song, performance, and art.