|The helmet & the green bridle kind of ruin the look, but it seemed best to use both those pieces of equipment!|
I really do love to dress up - it must be my inner child shining through. This year, instead of a regular old Halloween costume party, I planned a barn party and tried to induce my fellow boarders to get creative with their horses. We had fun, but only one other person really got her horse into it.
|Christine on Tomas, me, Carter on Cricket, Becca on Kaos, Kristi on Cody, and Leah on Centarus (the skeleton horse)|
I dressed as a sorceress, and Rhio went as my "renaissance pony." Originally, he was going to be a unicorn (a "white" Arabian - what could be more cliche than turning him into a unicorn?), but we had some technical difficulties with the horn, so abandoned it. Rhio was a pretty good sport about it flopping all over his face, but I didn't think it wise to ride him that way. I was surprised at his "goosey-ness" when I mounted and got my long skirt and cloak all draped over him. He is used to wearing a rump rug, so I assumed the cloak would be no problem, but he was a little concerned about it to begin. Also, I was carrying a "wand" (a.k.a. riding crop covered in silver ribbon) and he couldn't take his eyes off it, so I had to abandon that as well.
|I was amazed at how warm it actually was under the cloak - Rhio's body heat really kept me warm. I also realized why ladies used to require assistance to mount, dismount, etc - it is difficult to manage all those miles of cloth!|
Post-party, I decided to ride down the road to Red's barn, and go trick-or-treating! I suppose I'm technically too old to trick-or-treat, but I've never done it horseback before, and I figured I might as well get a little more mileage out of my costume.
|Not your traditional trick-or-treaters :)|
What fun! Rhio & Cody scored apples, and we got sweet treats, too. Thanks to everyone who came, helped, took pics, etc - but I want to see you all in costume next year!!!!!