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    07-17-2012, 08:43 PM
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Green Broke
Renting out your horse for weddings?

Has anyone done it? Would you do it with your horse?

A few years ago, a friend of mine had a traditional Indian wedding, which included the groom riding about 200 yards on a "white" horse, being led by a handler while the groom's family & friends yelled and clapped.

Because my horse is (nearly) white, has a beautiful mane and tail, and is super calm, I'm always being told I should do weddings with him. This isn't something I could realistically do right now (since I don't own a truck/trailer, amongst other reasons), but I am intrigued by the idea and would like to hear any personal stories or opinions
     
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    07-17-2012, 08:58 PM
  #2
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We've done it! We have a 'white' (fleabitten grey) arabian mare who we trained to pull a nice four-seater carriage, and we've rented out both her and our BO for weddings before XD its actually quite fun. You and your horse get oohhed and ahhed over, and you can charge a pretty hefty price xD While we were doing it we were charging $70 per half hour, and we had waiting lists. The only issue is transporting everything ;)
     
    07-17-2012, 09:08 PM
  #3
Green Broke
Adding a carriage to the equation would certainly complicate transportation! Did you always use the carriage, or did you sometimes have someone riding?
     
    07-17-2012, 09:15 PM
  #4
Foal
I have never rented out my horses out for a wedding rode one in my own. I would think you would to carry insurance. Personally I might do it for friends but I would be really careful about doing it for anyone else. My friends put together a little video session of horse weddings gone bad before I rode down the isle so I had the full picture of everything that could happen (yeah thanks guys like I need any more pre-wedding jitters) Although funny it really gives you an idea of all the things that can go wrong. Your horse needs to be ready for thing blowing in his face, dresses coming down his back end and touching his legs people on either side of him clapping and jumping around, flags blowing children running in front of him people possibly throwing rice or other such things at him, just to name a few. In all honesty you never know what another person is going to do around your horse, most weddings are going to have a bunch of people without horse experience possibly doing weird things cause they just don't know any better. I know mine sure did.
     
    07-17-2012, 09:16 PM
  #5
Started
Get public liability insurance - and make sure.it's the one for horses being used for business.

My friend was planning to get married on her gelding. I've always thought Brock would be better hired out for suicide attempts
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    07-17-2012, 09:28 PM
  #6
Foal
Well, I have to say, that would be a beautiful thing to do if you are okay with liability and emotional attachment.
     
    07-19-2012, 07:49 PM
  #7
Green Broke
Question for those that have done it- do you always lead the horse, or have you allowed the bride/groom to ride unassisted?
     
    07-19-2012, 07:58 PM
  #8
Trained
One of the weddings I was is, the bridal party was driven to our "spot" by horse and carriage. It was super cute. A bridemaid used her horse and wagon.

Bride and brides family are horsey people so it fit us...
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    07-20-2012, 03:35 AM
  #9
Weanling
This post brings up memories of videos where horses spooked/bolted, carriageways went flying and brides ended up very dirty! But on the other hand a friend lent her appaloosa out to be in some wedding photos and they looked amazing. He wasnt ridden though which removed a lot of the risks. I've seen a video of a bride who got dumped on the beach by her own horse so throwing in novice riders could be dicey, if it was my horse I would want him to be led.
     

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