Monday 31 October 2022

Cool Costumes for a Happy Horsey Halloween

(anastasianess/ photo)

By: Kim Izzo | October 28, 2022 - Full Article

Is your barn throwing a costume party, or do you just love dressing up for fun? Here are some wicked good ideas.

As All Hallows’ Eve approaches, many of us will be tempted to create elaborate costumes that reflect the times, as well as our personal tastes in pop culture and horror. And after two years of lockdown, getting out and mingling with our fellow humans is long overdue.

We horsey folks have an incredible opportunity to design and make original costumes that involve ourselves and our horses and ponies. Classic horror characters such as The Headless Horseman from The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is one such example. We scoured social media to find the most popular, scary, and funny horse-and-rider costume combos.

If you do decide to try one of these at home, ensure that you and your horse are in a safe environment, because sometimes even the most bombproof horse confronted by accessories like wings, sheets, or hats can get spooked! And if you’re not sure your costume is PC, check out US Equestrian’s The Inclusion Playbook, a guide to common costume pitfalls to avoid which can sometimes make people feel uncomfortable, unsafe, or unwelcome...

Story and photos: