Dress Up Pony Ideas
I’ve reclaimed Halloween as a holiday in my single life. Tim never liked it, so it’s one of the holidays that has absolutely no intense feelings associated with him. One year we did hold a “Zombies vs Ninjas vs Pirates” party that was assuredly fantastic, but that was the last time him and I celebrated Halloween together… and that was 8 years ago?
Anyway, one day during lessons I told my trainer we should have a horse halloween party at the barn. She kind of shrugged in that defeated way she has when I start excitedly spewing ideas, and since this idea doesn’t involve me buying any horses I quickly jumped, “OKAY GREAT I WILL ORGANIZE IT!”
So that’s happening.
Since yesterday I pulled a bait in switch on all my loyal horse readers by dabbling into politics (sorry not sorry, had to get that off my chest), today I will placate the situation by posting cool images of horse halloween costumes. One because my barn friends are trying to figure out what to dress their horses up in to win the Halloween contest, and two because horses in costume are almost always non-polarizing.
*Reel Survivor reliving his glory days during Circle D’s annual Halloween ride* Blaze, currently 33 is reliving his days on the track, back when he was a young spry 2 year old. Never would I have ever thought I would be so blessed to have him in my life. This horse has had an incredible career spanning from Racing to Hunter Jumper, English, Western Pleasure, and dabbling in basic Dressage. My boy sure can do it all, but has earned his right to light trail rides and tons of TLC. He sure has a lot of get up and go left in him though. After all, he has the heart of a champion and a spirit of a king. Photographer: Mark Bohn #horseracing #sportofkings #horsestories #triplecrowngroup #thoroughbredsofinstagram #horsehalloween #whatahorse #myhorse
I just can’t get enough of her in her costume 😍😍😍😂😂 #quarterhorselove #quarterhorsesofinstagram #quarterhorse #Halloween #horsehalloween #horsesofinstagram #horsecrazy #costume #cutie #cute #pretty #doctor #paisley #shezaskippinhotdee #love #nay #mare #spoiled #lovebug #madeitmyself #fun #adorable #horse #equestrian
And happy Halloween from Solitaire and myself (we were a card soldier and (a very half-hearted attempt at) the Queen of Hearts, respectively). Gonna amp up this costume and make some real card armor for next year so that we can both be soldiers! #horse #horses #horseyhalloween #halloweenhorse #halloweenhorses #horsecostume #instahorse #instahorses #horsetagram #horsesofinstagram #halloween #halloweencostume
So, are you dressing your horse up for Halloween this year?
15 thoughts on “Dress Up Pony Ideas”
These are awesome
My barn is holding our last hunter pace right before Halloween and I am desperately trying to get everyone to dress up for it. Obvi I am going to be dressed up, as well as my horse. The hardest part will be narrowing down which sparkly things I need this time around.
These are fantastic!!! I went to a local horse rescue benefit schooling show this summer, I dressed my guy up as a beauty pageant contestant for the costume class, complete with fake boobs & arms to hold his bouquet of roses. it was AWESOME. (in my opinion, anyway!!) I’m just going to revive that for Halloween this year. 🙂
Awesome. Loved the coffee. Joy and I dressed up as clowns for a schooling show. So much fun.
Last year for scary jump night, I was a plague doctor and her carcass horse. This year, Bacon and I shall escape the insane asylum. Stay tuned.
Love the latte!
I miss halloween shows!
OMG yes every horse costume pls. Frankie and I are narrowing down our options right now!!
I’ve always loved the creativity my friend who is a Trainer puts into her clients horses. One year they did a dragon with flapping wings, and the spider in this article is one of her Juniors:
She always took the time to get the horses very desensitized to the elaborate costumes.
Omg, I love the Starbucks one even more than the dragon!
There’s a barn that always has a show on the halloween weekend. There’s a costume class and even a costume freestyle. I have it on my list for next year. I just can’t figure out what it should be.
These are amazing! I don’t normally dress up my horses, but one year I dressed Jamp up as Rio and Rio as Harry Potter. No one was around to appreciate it, but I cracked myself right up. I’ll have to find the pictures. Jamp really does make a convincing Rio.
I’ve seen a gray horse dressed as a giant poodle and I loved it! One of these years!
I love that you reclaimed a holiday. That’s the most important part of this post.
I’m a scaredy cat by nature so Halloween is not one of my favorites. I don’t like most holidays, maybe I’ll have to try to find one that I like too and I can reclaim it.
Wow, this post is very cute! 🙂