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Halloween Fun With Horses

Updated on October 28, 2018
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Ellison is a professional horse trainer and riding instructor. She runs a summer camp program and offers kids a safe introduction to horses.

Horses And Halloween

It is so much fun to dress up. Dress up ourselves, our dogs! Even our horses! Dressing up horses can be a little bit more difficult though, just because you have to make sure whatever you plan on putting on them won't scare them! So plan on a practice run! Also, take into consideration whether or not you are going to be leading your horse and parading it around or riding it. That will definitely play a role in deciding the details of your costume. Don't forget, if you are riding, no costume is an excuse to not wear a helmet!

Cory Going To The Beach

Cory dressed for a day at the beach! He didn't mind any of his costume. Note the helmet under the hat!
Cory dressed for a day at the beach! He didn't mind any of his costume. Note the helmet under the hat! | Source

Huey Covered In Stuff

Huey as ....um, I'm not sure what this was supposed to be, but it was cute, and believe it or not Huey did not mind any of  it!
Huey as ....um, I'm not sure what this was supposed to be, but it was cute, and believe it or not Huey did not mind any of it! | Source

Peanut As A Reindeer

Peanut makes a great reindeer!
Peanut makes a great reindeer! | Source

Safety First, Always!

Safety, as I said before, should always be the first priority, even in Halloween fun with horses. Consider if the things you plan on putting on your horse might scare them. Do they make noises when he moves? Will he feel restricted in any way?

Most likely if your horse is calm enough to consider dressing up, he will be totally chill at whatever you decide to put on him! Just make sure you do a test run first just in case!

A fun way to do a test run is to get your costume and your horses costume on and have a friend take pictures for you!

Using Non Toxic Paint

You can use non-toxic paint, like the kind little kids use to paint your horse into whatever you might want him to be if you have the artistic ability! Even if you don't have fancy art skills it can be fun to paint your horse into something for Halloween. Usually, once the paint dries you can brush it off, pretty easily with a had brush and a curry comb!

Zoe in her skeleton costume last year!
Zoe in her skeleton costume last year! | Source
Can't remember what Fluffer was supposed to be. A clown maybe? Whatever it is, turned out cute!
Can't remember what Fluffer was supposed to be. A clown maybe? Whatever it is, turned out cute! | Source
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Trick Or Treating On Horseback?

I have never been trick or treating on horseback. The sound of it actually makes me a little nervous. Riding on neighborhood streets in the dark... You can do all kind of fun activities at the farm where you trick or treat with the horses in their Halloween Costumes. Either mounted or unmounted! Anything from a costume parade around the farm with stops on the way for candy. To games where they have to answer knowledge questions to win their trick or treat candy!

There are plenty of ways to have fun with horses and Halloween and still be safe!

Penny In Her Sunday Best

I believe this costume was Penny, in her Sunday best for Easter!
I believe this costume was Penny, in her Sunday best for Easter! | Source

Dublin Would Be A Leprechaun of Course

Our old man "Dejavu Dublin" dressed up appropriately as a Leprechaun.
Our old man "Dejavu Dublin" dressed up appropriately as a Leprechaun. | Source

Horse Dressed As A Rider

Ice dressed as a rider instead of a horse!
Ice dressed as a rider instead of a horse! | Source

Lily as a Flower Girl

Lily as a flower girl
Lily as a flower girl | Source

Finn Dressed In Red , White and Blue!

Finn in his patriotic costume!
Finn in his patriotic costume! | Source

Romeo As A Valentine

Romeo as a Valentine, what else would he be?
Romeo as a Valentine, what else would he be? | Source

Not Sure What They Are But It Sure Is Cute

Cory being something? Who knows what, but it's cute!
Cory being something? Who knows what, but it's cute! | Source

Molly The Witch

Molly as a witch, I'm thinking good witch since she is rocking the pink hat!
Molly as a witch, I'm thinking good witch since she is rocking the pink hat! | Source

Every Holiday Is Fun With Horses

Every holiday is fun with horses! Especially Halloween. As long as you think through your costume ideas and make sure they are comfortable and not frightening to your horse, the sky is the limit as far as what you can do!

Happy Haunting!

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