Horse Decorating- Parade Ideas Needed!!

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  1. PaintedRocket

    PaintedRocket Senior Moderator

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    So a few friends of mine and I are starting to plan for our Founder's Day Parade.. and we've decided to bring little Gertie along for the festivities!

    This was the email I got from my friend, Nancy.. (the one who let me borrow her trailer last minute).. Her and her horses are avid parade go-ers, lol.

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    I've started planning for our next parade which is Founders Day. I have
    a red floral long skirt that will go over Aspen's behind and bought 9
    feet of red rose garland that matches it for around her neck in place of
    a breast collar. Also got her some flowers for her head stall.

    I'm thinking we could call our entry "The Rose Brigade" and have someone
    walk with us with a portable CD player playing "Everythings Coming up
    Roses."

    Renee, Gertie can walk in the parade and have flowers around her
    neck and on her halter as well. We could all use the same color roses or
    all different ones. Haven't gotten the application yet but I know I
    will. It will be fun to have the baby in the parade this year. Michele,
    if Cassie rides you could carry the CD player. I don't think Willow is a
    good candidate for the parade. Comments? Ideas?
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    I think it's a great idea! And I thought of some other things to do for decorating the horses as well!

    I'm thinking of buying some ribbon to match the color roses for each horse (Gertie will have baby pink, bright pink or purple roses) and braid it through their manes and tails and attach some roses into their mane and the dock of their tails too.

    Then maybe getting some colored sparkling hoof polish to match the color of ribbon/roses!

    Any other ideas! This will be Gertie's first parade... and it won't be until April. I'm going to see about borrowing a trailer and get to practicing that again as well as walking her on pavement w/ loud noises. I have the perfect neighbors to help with that.. LMAO
     






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    Heavenly Jumper Senior Moderator

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    Oh you want my crafty ideas do you!?

    I will draw you a picture in 'paint' of some of my ideas ;)
     
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    PaintedRocket Senior Moderator

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    YAY!! Of COURSE I want your crafty ideas! I'm so envious of those crafty people such as yourself, lol.
     
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    Stuff -

    Baby Pink Polos (I bet you can find some small ones, or I can make them for you)

    Silk flowers for her fetlocks

    Silk flowers for the collar

    Silk flowers for her tail 'bob' (fix them onto a barrette, or alligator clip)

    Baby pink halter to match the polos, and ribbons for bows in her mane :)

    Pony Paint for the My Little Pony style rose on her hip :D (Lindsaynne has some!)
     
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    PaintedRocket Senior Moderator

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    OMG!!! :rofl: SOO CUTE!

    NEED to find pinkish purple polos or boots! Need to buy a hot glue gun (thankfully I get paid today..woo!).. and we'll see how crafty I can be :D
     
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    Heavenly Jumper Senior Moderator

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    I used pink, since she's a little baby and it looks so cute on her!

    You could do whatever color though, just use lighter polos and halter, than the roses. Contrast looks good.
     
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    PaintedRocket Senior Moderator

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    I think bright pink roses in her mane and tail.. and I already have a light pink halter. Just need to get a hold of some light pink polos. I have red but I can't find light pink in my area.. I love the internet! I think Lindsayanne has some light pink on her site..

    *Goes site stalking*
     
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    Heavenly Jumper Senior Moderator

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    Yeah, but you need small ones. Like pony size... If they are too wide/long, they will look goofy on her.
     
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    Awe HJ that is such a cute idea!
     






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