I missed the Halloween playday on our ranch due to an unexpectedly late night the evening before. It’s okay though. I’ve been so slammed with client work this month that I didn’t see Rocky or Salsa at all, except through my office window.
But everyone else in the whole world — heheh — did devote October to preparing their horses for a Halloween playday, and they had a blast! I wandered out a bit late and talked to a few and admired the costumes, and enjoyed watching their horses navigate strange obstacles like a ghost-zombie in a black robe hanging from the arena roof.
Here is a video of the playday that happened here:
And here is our barn manager’s article about preparing your horse to wear a costume (whether for Halloween or the Christmas parade or May Day or Arbor Day or any other event).
And here are some photos of an Andalusian yearling and an American Spotted Draft foal during their Halloween prep.
I am determined to manage it next year. I did buy costume supplies so I’m actually very well prepared and have a whole year now to elaborate upon it. Or to scrap it in favor of something even more fancy.