Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Arabian Mounted Native Costume

We show in this class just for fun!

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...
fitting session

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!"
Thanks, Dad!!

10 comments:

  1. These fun classes make me feel like I'm missing out!

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    1. You are missing out! You should come play Arabian horses with me! You can even do it with an Anglo-Arabian!!!

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    1. LOL! I'm working on it! I'm sure there will be a stupidly long post just for all the fabulous pictures from the show!!

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  3. Daaang those are both awesome!!

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    1. Aw, thanks! I bet you're wishing for an Anglo, now, huh? ;)
      It's a ton of fun!

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  4. ahhhh so fun!! that costume is fab too :)

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    1. Thank goodness I had connections, huh? It's my favorite class ever!

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