Having been inspired by some of the completely epic and over-the-top birthday shoots I've seen for blogger horses in the past year, I decided to play dress-up with Cinna. So on my lunch break yesterday I ran to the dollar store to get some... errrrr.... supplies. The pickings were pretty slim, but I did find a birthday girl pin, a happy birthday banner, and some party hats. I did debate over spray-in hair color for a bit, but Cinna kind of has a thing about aerosol cans and I didn't really want to have to wash it out later (also, it didn't come in teal, so, not super enthused).
|TF you doing lady??|
Armed with my decorations, I went out and caught her after I got home from work. She'd already been ridden in the morning (I'll write about that tomorrow hopefully), so she was a little wary about what the crazy lady bearing the camera and the plastic bag wanted.
|So ashamed.... |
She was totally fine for the banner strung around her neck, but we had a bit of a battle royale about the party hat. I eventually ripped out the elastic and replace it with baling twine, giving me a little more control over how tight it was on her face. That also meant I didn't have to wrestle it up over her nose like a narwhal, so it helped. Sorry Cinna, you're an ammy's horse, you gotta put up with weird shit.
|Surely I get cookies for putting up with this, right?|
We did also manage a few more pleasant shots, thankfully.
Happy 5th birthday Cinnamonster! Also, here's some sneak peeks from our ride!
Such a cutie!ReplyDelete
She has her moments!Delete
Good, patient girl ;-)ReplyDelete
Haha you might have said something else if you'd seen the first 10 minutes of me trying to wrestle the hat onto her. But we persevered ;)Delete
She looks about as happy as Henny does every year when I put a birthday hat on him. The "die, bitch" just radiates from his eyes.ReplyDelete
Oh the things our poor ammy horses have to tolerate.... lol.Delete
I am choking on my coffee from laughing about how unamused she looks. This post is amazing.ReplyDelete
Her mare glare is on point 😂Delete
(Also, I'm a pro and my horses have to deal with this stuff too.)ReplyDelete
I guess there are some things that cross all boundaries! Secretly we're all little girls playing dress up with ponies hahaDelete
LOL the birthday banner is the bestReplyDelete
I really thought she'd have a problem with the banner (I can vividly recall her dam having a meltdown over the neck sash she won at Nationals haha), but nah! It was the hat she didn't want anythingto do with.Delete
You gotta go with the happy birthday headband! Just tie it right to the halter!ReplyDelete
She looks so cute, happy birthday Cinna!!
A headband tied to the halter would have been infinitely less traumatic 😂Delete
I love that headshot of both of you!ReplyDelete
Thank you 😘Delete
You definitely have to git up the right dollar store for good supplies. Some of them are useless for costumes. Not that I'm a crazy horse dresser...ReplyDelete
0/10 would not recommend the dollar store I went to, lesson learned. It was just the closest one to my work! HahaDelete
These are awesome. The mare glare is on point!ReplyDelete
Cinna does have EXCELLENT mare glare 😂Delete
LOL Oh Cinna. Well, if you ever get fed up with your mum you can always come live with MEEEEE!!!!! :)ReplyDelete
Haha she would probably infinitely prefer that! Poor Cinna, have to pack her mom the epileptic starfish around the ring 😂Delete
Hahaaa. Love the side eye!ReplyDelete
She's very.... expressive! 😁Delete
She is adorable and I love these so much that I'm going to jump on the bandwagon and get some epic birthday photos of Katai this year ;)ReplyDelete
Can't wait to see them! Dressing the ponies up is fun, even if they hate it haha.Delete
Bahaha love these!!!ReplyDelete
Sometimes having an expressive Spanish mare is fun! 😋Delete
Poor Cinna! You are a good girl to put up with such silliness. :) She looks so cute in her photos.ReplyDelete
She's a good egg! And she does photograph so well when she's being cooperative, lol.Delete
It's a solid motto! 😉ReplyDelete
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