Originally Posted by Tennessee
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.