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Celebrate Halloween with Your Horse
 By Winniefield Park   •   28th Oct 2018   •   434 views   •   0 comments


October 31st is Halloween, and it marks the start of the three scariest days of the year. November 1st is All Saints Day and November 2nd is All Souls Day. Depending on what part of the world you live, you might only observe one or all of these special spooky days.

Most of us are familiar with the traditions of Halloween. Itís a good excuse to dress in costume and go trick or treating. Iíve talked about creating safe costumes for you and your horse before, and ideas for costumes both easy and elaborate for any occasions. There are lots of really great horse Halloween costume ideas.

Halloween tends to be the end of the horse show season in many areas, but there are still small fun shows and fall fairs where you can take your costume. There are also Halloween parades and festivals you can attend with your horse. And, if you donít have anywhere to go, you can participate in photo contests or post your costume to Instagram horsecostumes. Of course, you might not have a horse, but you can still have fun creating a costume. Breyerís Halloween Spooktacular is a costume contest for Breyer horses.

Treats
Some people donít feed their horses treats at all. But, what fun is that? Especially at Halloween when there are lots of treats to share. There are a few things your horse shouldnít eat of course, and weíve looked at this before in Trick or Treats For Your Horse.

Tricks
I think horses should earn their treats and one way to do that is to do a trick. You donít want your horse to do naughty tricks, like open the grain room door. But you can teach lots of safe tricks. Teaching your horse to hug is safe as is teaching it to bow. Teach your horse to give a kiss only if it isnít nippy. If you teach a nippy horse to kiss, you might set yourself up to get bitten. Halloween wasnít meant to be that scary.

Decorate a Stall
Decorate your horseís stall for Halloween, but keep things like corn cobs and plants, electric lights, and other times your horse might try to snack on out of reach. And of course, candles in the pumpkin are out of the questions. Are jack-o-lanterns okay for a horse to eat? Yes, as long as they are not scorched or rotting, your horse can eat a small amount of ripe pumpkin, including the seeds. Take out any bits of wax, or anything else that might harm your horse.

Scary Horse Traditions
Right after Halloween is All Saints Day. In some places it is called Day of the Dead and it a day to honor dead ancestors. All Saints Day is observed differently in different parts of the world. But, the festivals, parades and other customs include sometimes very elaborate costumes. And there are some really cool horse themed ideas. There are tattoos, artwork, and other customs honoring dead pets and horses. Including horse head Ďsugar skullsí. In Guatemala riders participate in something called a Ribbon Race or Carrera de Cintas. Before the race, brightly costumed riders ride around a track all day, while drinking a traditional alcoholic beverage and Marimba music playing in the background. Nobody wins, and itís okay to fall off although injuries seem to be part of the game during the rowdy race.

The day after All Saints Day is All Souls Day. Long before kids dressed up in Star Wars costumes and went door to door for chocolate bars, children went from house to house offering prayers in exchange for soul cakes and eventually apples and busn were given out. Less charming was the tradition of the hodening. A man covered in a white sheet carrying a horseís skulls with a hinged jaw would clack the horsesí teeth at passers by who gave them drinks and food.

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