Are you ready to try to pass your horse off as an Arabian?
I wasn't real happy with the way the blanket on my dad's costume stretched and slid down over her butt. I was planning modifications and strategic safety-pinning.
However, Kindred-spirit and Partner-in-crime let me borrow her costume, instead...
I have to admit, I was a little worried about hurting my dad's feelings over the last-minute change...
This class is judged at the walk, canter, and hand-gallop. No trotting.
The judges seem to really like the upright necks and high knee action of english pleasure type horses.
Again, we took last place (likely due to head-tossing from the tasseled brow band), but we had a blast charging around the ring in splendid regalia! Helmet included, of course...
|This is when she wore it on her 16.2hh gelding!|
We took home a 6th place ribbon, and we did't mind one bit!
After the class, my dad came to me and said, "I'm glad you decided to go with the other costume. That was an excellent choice!"