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post #1 of 12 Old 12-09-2008, 06:42 PM Thread Starter
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Christmas Parade Help!

okay I might be able to do a christmas parade this weekend! I want to know is there anything I can put on dukes hooves to either pain them red or just make them sparkle?? But it needs to be something that humans use but it is safe for horses..i can't afford horse stuff also besides show sheen what can I put on duke to make him shine??

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post #2 of 12 Old 12-09-2008, 06:44 PM Thread Starter
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also would it be weird to braid a geldings tail for the parade I know im doing his mane since he has lost alot of hair.. so what do yall think?? I want to braid it and braid red and green ribbon into it also but im not sure :/... what do yall think also what else could I do to him.. I am going to have him wearing a santa clause hat..

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post #3 of 12 Old 12-09-2008, 08:31 PM Thread Starter
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I need help and suggestions by tomorrow night so I can buy the stuff the next day! Thanks so much for all the help! I also have another ? I MIGHT braid his tail but I was wondering should I wrap it in a vet wrap for the trailer ride so it doesnt get messed up? Thanks for all the help!

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I threw this together a couple summers ago when I was in a memorial day parade. I used hoof polish and sprinkled glitter on them as they dried. I'd say get some spray glue, and do the same thing...give them a quick shot of the spray glue and then sprinkle with glitter. Make sure the glitter is very fine. If you're not interested in the spray glue, just get a strong hair spray and sprinkle the glitter. Once you do it, don't let him walk through the grass, cause my ideas are only temporary. You could always do nail polish, but I think you'd have to buy a lot of nail polish to cover the whole hoof. It's an idea though.
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post #5 of 12 Old 12-09-2008, 09:03 PM
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Whew. I was in a Christmas parade last night! Anyways, you will be fine braiding a gelding's tail. I do it in rodeos all the time. Also, I think it looks kind of strange when people have their horses all Christmas-sy and they are in parades looking like Scrooge(which I see often), so try to at least match your horse. Also, maybe if your horse won't spook, you can get some of those battery powered Christmas lights and wrap them on your shirt or something. That will make you shine. :)

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Whew. I was in a Christmas parade last night! Anyways, you will be fine braiding a gelding's tail. I do it in rodeos all the time. Also, I think it looks kind of strange when people have their horses all Christmas-sy and they are in parades looking like Scrooge(which I see often), so try to at least match your horse. Also, maybe if your horse won't spook, you can get some of those battery powered Christmas lights and wrap them on your shirt or something. That will make you shine. :)
I have those lights all over my horse's tack. Unfortunately, they're not very durable, so they've ripped, but they still look pretty cool.

OP - You can get regular glitter and glue from walmart and use them. Just use a paintbrush to paint glue on his hooves, then sprinkle glitter on them.
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it is not wierd to braid a geldings tail!!! I put ribbons and bells on rayne. Ok she's a mare...but the ppl that I was with had geldings all decked out! Lights in their breats collars, reins...ummm bells everywhere! Ribbons in their tails, manes and foelocks. My feed store sells glitter hoof polish that you can put on his hooves. You can make a real easy saddle pad(goes over your everyday saddle pad). Go to goodwill and but a green or red sheet. Then go to walmart and buy some gold or silver garland. Sew/hot glue the garland to the border of the "saddle pad" that you cut out of the sheet! These are fun and eye catching!!!! Have a fun time be safe!

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Hope I'm not to late for you to get the stuff but you could use Christmas tree garland, the sparkly kind. Cut 4 lengths to put on each foot just make a ring around the foot and tape it together securely with some duct tape or maybe a rubber band might hold better. Use the same tinsel type garland on your reins and maybe use hair bands to put some on his mane and don't forget to put some around your feet as well.


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post #9 of 12 Old 12-10-2008, 07:06 PM Thread Starter
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ok thanks for all the help! I think I know what I am going to do!


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I am going to wrap a red ribbon on his bridle and leave his reins black prob. So then it wont get in my way of controlling him since I switch my lengths of reins through out the thing depending on his reactions. Next I will braid his mane in little hunter braids so you can tell he is miss hair.lol.. or at least I will try to! Then I will braid his tail and braid red and green ribbon into it.. then he will have a santa hat on and he will have a little red saddle pad that's says hohoho and it has santa on it... thts prob it because I don't want to get his looking like a christmas tree..

Now for me:
I will wear blue jean, red turtleneck and tan jacket, tan boots, cowgirl hat and xmas jewelry!lol

Tell me what yal think plzz! Thanks!

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post #10 of 12 Old 12-10-2008, 07:11 PM
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sounds good be sure to post a photo if you decide to go.


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