Hey I have a halloween show to go to in a few weeks and (i know this really isn't grooming) but I need ideas. Pics with the ideas would be awesome but any idea will be taken into full consideration.. I'll let everyone know what I picked. THANKS
The first halloween I had my horse I dressed him up as the devil (he behaved like an angel though!). I took a devil ear headband, and tied it to his bridle, I took a red devils cape type of thing and put it bettween the saddle and the saddle pad. You could get a red saddle pad (if riding him), and carry won of those plastic devil fork things. If he wears boots you could make fire out of construcion paper and tape it to theme. Just be creative!
My horse was a hula dancer. He had a lei on his neck, braided into his tail, and around his fetlocks. He also had little miniature hula skirts around each leg. I wore a lei around my neck and one around my helmet. It was a very cheap outfit ;)
Then another year he was an indian. Just had a feather head-dress around his ears (taped to his bridle). I wore a head-dress around my helmet and a little indian outfit I got from a halloween store. Rode bareback... that was it. Pretty easy. I wanted to put a paint ring and handprint on his haunches, but our classes were after the halloween class and I couldn't get him dirty :(
I'm also super excited to dress Cricket up for halloween this year!
You can use Tempra paints to paint designs on your horse. It's a non toxic, water based paint that is used in alot of class rooms. My sister is a kindergarten teacher and she says the kids eat it all the time with no ill efects.
As for other ideas, one year we took orange duct tape and made Ninja into an orange and black appaloosa. We tore off squares about three inches wide and taped them to his butt. We also tore off a long peice and put it on his face to look like a blaze. The tape didn't stick too well.
I'm not quite sure what I'll be doing to Cricket... I might paint her to look like a skeleton.
I have a Halloween parade that I'm taking 2-Pak to this year... My big plan is to make him a jousting horse and I'll wear... like a queen's outfit or something. Haha, I haven't thought that far yet.
But anyway, I'm basically going to get a big bed sheet and drape it over his back, then cut it so that it covers his saddle pad and drapes over his rear, then I'll just glue on some designs and pop this fancy saddle we picked up awhile ago over it. I'm thinking of using the leftover fabric to make little sleeves to put over the breast collar, to make it match the sheet, but I haven't decided yet. :p
Another idea I had, for when I was planning to take Magic or Tanner (my white mares), was to cover them with silvery glitter and rig up a unicorn horn for them, then wear a really simple outfit... like a peasent dress and a white blouse or something. But I didn't want to bareback in the parade, and the saddle wouldn't look right. Haha
I had a friend dress her pony as a bunch of grapes one year...your pony needs to be pretty much bomb proof to do this. Get a fly sheet. Blow up green and purple balloons and the use safety pins to pin the extra part of the balloon (that you tied off) to the fly sheet. Good luck! Have fun!