Happy Halloween!

Once upon a time, I worked at a therapeutic riding center as an instructor and equine manager. (Long time readers of this blog will remember those times!) There were a lot of stressful things about that job, but it was fun and rewarding most of the time. One year, I arrived to work extra early on Halloween to dress up a few of the horses. The students and volunteers loved it, and many of them pitched in all day to decorate more horses!

cowboy
Cowboy, fitting for an ex-rodeo horse.
dalmatian
This sweet gray mare was a Dalmatian.
giraffe
It was pretty easy to make this big chestnut mare a giraffe.
skeleton
Not the most anatomically correct or fancy skeleton horse, but fun nonetheless!
unclesam
Who better to be Uncle Sam than a world champion American Quarter Horse?
This sturdy Haflinger/Belgian cross didn't need much work to become a pumpkin.
This sturdy Haflinger/Belgian cross didn’t need much work to become a pumpkin.

I was working with limited time and resources, but dressing up therapy horses was an awfully good way to spend Halloween! I can’t wait to see the costumes my fellow bloggers come up with for their mounts.

Author: Stephanie

Equestrian, amateur cook, people person.

7 thoughts on “Happy Halloween!”

  1. I have always wanted to go all-out with Murray for Hallowe’en, but somehow Hallowe’en sneaks upon me every year and I’ve put no thought or preparation into it.

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