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    08-27-2012, 10:39 PM
  #11
Yearling
If you have limited sewing experience, you can simply throw an overlarge piece of medieval looking material over your saddleblanket; something that will go from withers to tail and halfway down the sides leaving the front open. You will be able to canter and jump in this.

Next, take some of the same material and make a long sleeve or tube to slide over each rein from bit to where your hands will go. If you have time to sew fringe on the bottom of the reins and blanket, it will show it off more.

Cover your breastplate the same way and it will match.

Make some tassles and attach them in various places where the bridle leather makes a cross, at the bottom of the bit, even some shorter ones across the browband.

Braid your horse's mane in that one, continuous braid all along his neck, weaving a matching colored fabric into it, but something that contrasts with the mane.

Take pictures and let us see what you come up with!
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    08-27-2012, 10:41 PM
  #12
Yearling
I rode in it, but it was mainly just walking. It was a costume contest so I rode into the arena, stood to be judged, and rode out.

I'm sure it would be appropriate to canter in if the front wasnt so long (for some reason the back was shorter than the front, but it worked and she didn't have direct measurements to work off of). I rode bareback as well. So if you need a saddle, you might want to try another design.
     
    08-27-2012, 10:45 PM
  #13
Foal
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Originally Posted by Copperhead    
I rode in it, but it was mainly just walking. It was a costume contest so I rode into the arena, stood to be judged, and rode out.

I'm sure it would be appropriate to canter in if the front wasnt so long (for some reason the back was shorter than the front, but it worked and she didn't have direct measurements to work off of). I rode bareback as well. So if you need a saddle, you might want to try another design.
yes thanks for the suggestions but a saddle is a must... I wish it were bareback!
     
    08-27-2012, 10:49 PM
  #14
Foal
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Originally Posted by Red Gate Farm    
If you have limited sewing experience, you can simply throw an overlarge piece of medieval looking material over your saddleblanket; something that will go from withers to tail and halfway down the sides leaving the front open. You will be able to canter and jump in this.

Next, take some of the same material and make a long sleeve or tube to slide over each rein from bit to where your hands will go. If you have time to sew fringe on the bottom of the reins and blanket, it will show it off more.

Cover your breastplate the same way and it will match.

Make some tassles and attach them in various places where the bridle leather makes a cross, at the bottom of the bit, even some shorter ones across the browband.

Braid your horse's mane in that one, continuous braid all along his neck, weaving a matching colored fabric into it, but something that contrasts with the mane.

Take pictures and let us see what you come up with!
I will try that but I don't have a breastplate/martingale... so I was going to like make a sash type thing! Im going to use purple and silver fabric the silver is just random fabric the purple im going to take an old white bed sheet and dye it purple with tye dye. I will try and work something with all the ideas!
     
    08-27-2012, 11:10 PM
  #15
Weanling
Here is my daughter's costume. She was the purple musketeer from Barbie and the three musketeers. I sewed her dress and cape as well.



Yes, she could canter in it...



Here is the design...pretty simple really. You just need to measure your horse. If you cannot sew, consider using stitch witch (iron activated hemming tape).



Here is another veiw. The Fleur de Lis was an iron on patch I found:

     
    08-27-2012, 11:14 PM
  #16
Foal
OMG! I love love love it! Because those are practicly the colors I want to use! And I can tell from the picture your daughter could ride in it! Thank you SO SO SO much! And I think I have a patch like that... my brother is a boyscout that's why.
     
    08-28-2012, 05:32 PM
  #17
Foal
So, this is what I might do (its just a rough draft... I know its not a good drawing but whatever)The colors are probably going to be purple and silver!
     
    08-28-2012, 05:48 PM
  #18
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This was mine and my mare's halloween costume last year... she was a renaissance/carousel horse... or something, lol... I made her entire costume.

Total cost: about 30$.
Time spent making it: about one month (I took my time).

Materials: Tassels (for the bridle), three different colors sheets (thr red and pink and the blue), ribbons (the yellow on the bridle), and buttons (can't see them, but her costume buttoned together near the saddlepad).


She could also walk, trot, canter, and gallop while wearing the costume.
     
    08-28-2012, 06:46 PM
  #19
Foal
I like yours.... its really neat but I was looking to do something a little more simple and with just two colors... also I've been meaning to ask everyone who posted a pic of their costume... did you cut out an area where the girth/cinch would go through?
     
    08-28-2012, 11:42 PM
  #20
Foal
So I just bought a saddle pad for the show so if it shows or something it doesnt look too obvious here is what it is... any ideas of how I could maybe incorporate the saddle pad in the design?

     

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