May I present My (not very) Little Pony?
I had tons of MLPs when I was a kid. I probably had more ponies than all my other toys put together. Now I am a grownup (and no, I haven’t even watched the new cartoon yet) and I have lots of respect for all the real-life magic a real live horse possesses natively… but it’s HALLOWEEN! I can let my inner 8 year old run wild.
Dixie was less thrilled about the whole event.
Livin’ dangerously. You haven’t seen a picture of me sans helmet in a long time.
I think the pro photographer got better pictures of us. My dress has a freakin’ tutu with little fiber-optic blue twinkly lights, sadly completely invisible in the daylight. It’s a Slutty Alice In Wonderland dress, so I went with playing cards on Dixie’s butt.
After the pretty pics, I put my helmet on and sprinted through the 10 mile fun ride. I know I sound like a broken record, but Dixie was awesome. She stood quietly with me on her back for the ride meeting, then walked me around to talk to friends. When the trail opened her ears went up and she was all business. I doubt we trotted a mile – it was all fast flat walk and rack and pace. The photographers set back up at the lake, about 5 miles in, so I’m sure the action shots are horrible – as she sweated the makeup started running, and of course all the dirt came straight out of her coat. I didn’t stay around til the pictures were printed; I’ll order them later this week. I’ll put up links to the photography site when I get them!
Here’s another local blogger’s post about Nevada Day. She lives in Carson City so she actually knows people down there. CC really reminds me of a small Southern town; super charming place. Apparently the parade went on for hours – we were entry #36 but there were over 200. S rode one of her Arabians in native dress in the 150s and she didn’t even assemble til 11 and didn’t start parading til after that!