Halloween Horses Painted Like Zebras and Giraffes

Photo taken by author, DeborahDiane; all rights reserved.
Laguna Woods, California
November 1, 2015 10:28pm CST
This is one more photo from our Halloween weekend. Our retirement community has a stable where I go horseback riding every week. In addition, the children and grandchildren of the residents are allowed to take classes there. One of our daughters and one of our granddaughters ride there often. On Halloween morning, they had a horse show and performed for the residents. They all looked wonderful in their costumes and the way they decorated their horses! I particularly liked the picture of these two horses that the girls painted to look like a zebra and a giraffe ... at least as much as you can make a horse look like a zebra and giraffe! LOL
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• United States
7 Jul 16
i dunno how i missed this?? oh yeah, i took a break i believe 'n got so very far 'hind that i gave'p catchin' 'p. what a delight to see, those gal's creativity :D they did a really good job, i fear if'n i did such with one'f mine, they'd promptly roll the second i turned my back, lol.
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• Laguna Woods, California
7 Jul 16
I'm so glad you saw this picture and post, @crazyhorseladycx. I remember hoping you would when I originally wrote it. Isn't the paint job on those horses amazing? I agree that most horses would promptly roll after having this done to them! LOL
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• United States
9 Jul 16
@DeborahDiane i'm still wonderin' how many other great discussions i've missed?? 'n then'd the need to take a few days off coz'f hiccups...but, they say "better late'n ne'er", eh? oh yeah, i painted my palomino mare once fer halloween. she rarely rolls, e'en 'fter gettin' a bath. i'd come into the house to fetch the camera 'n when i came out...well, 'twas a mess! lol
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• Laguna Woods, California
9 Jul 16
@crazyhorseladycx - I would have loved to have seen a photo of your painted palomino! I'm sure I've missed a lot of discussions. I'm following so many interesting people, there is no way I can keep up! LOL
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@salonga (27955)
• Philippines
3 Nov 15
I wonder if the horses did not complain at all lol!
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• Laguna Woods, California
3 Nov 15
I think the horses enjoyed the attention! They are very patient animals!
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@salonga (27955)
• Philippines
3 Nov 15
@DeborahDiane now you have given me one great trivia about horses. I must agree they are patient animals for they patiently carry loads.
• United States
2 Nov 15
These horses certainly had to have patience, to allow the painting. Very interesting.
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• Laguna Woods, California
3 Nov 15
Horses are surprisingly patient. Our daughters used to braid their horses tails and manes, put giant sunglasses on them and decorate them in many ways. I think they actually like the attention!
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• United States
3 Nov 15
@DeborahDiane I would love to know what they think about while all this us going on. Where is Mr. Ed when you need him?
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@simone10 (21647)
• Louisville, Kentucky
2 Nov 15
I love it! I would have loved to be there. I love horses.
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• Laguna Woods, California
3 Nov 15
I love horses, too. I am so glad I get to enjoy them in our community.
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@simone10 (21647)
• Louisville, Kentucky
8 Nov 15
@DeborahDiane Yes, you are indeed lucky. It sounds like a wonderful community.
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@slund2041 (3375)
• United States
2 Nov 15
I bet the horses did not like to be painted. LOL Sounds like a fun time.
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• Laguna Woods, California
3 Nov 15
Actually, I doubt the horses minded. They love attention.
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@slund2041 (3375)
• United States
3 Nov 15
@DeborahDiane Will they just let the paint wear off of the horses, or will the have to remove it?
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@horsesrule (1960)
• United States
31 Aug 17
They did a good job painting their horses and I bet they had a lot of fun. I miss being around horses.
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• Laguna Woods, California
1 Sep 17
@horsesrule - I hope you get to spend time around horses sometime in the future. It is a great joy to me!
@JudyEv (134920)
• Bunbury, Australia
17 Mar 16
I missed this last year but don't the horses look lovely? I've seen the bones painted on them too when someone is holding a lesson about movement or gait or whatever.
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• Laguna Woods, California
7 Jul 16
Oh, that would be delightful to have bones painted on the horses!
@just4him (127164)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
3 Nov 15
They did an excellent job getting them painted like that. It must have taken a bit of time to do it.
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• Laguna Woods, California
3 Nov 15
I agree! The girls who painted them had to be very patient, too!
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@antonbunot (9644)
• Calgary, Alberta
2 Nov 15
Halloween seems making everyone bring out their artistic and creative talent these days!
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• Laguna Woods, California
3 Nov 15
Yes, Halloween did bring out the creativity in a lot of people!
@fawkes62 (1291)
• United States
2 Nov 15
That's cool that they painted the horses for Halloween and did a show for the residents there.
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• Laguna Woods, California
3 Nov 15
I really enjoyed the show. The girls were outstanding!
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@jstory07 (69876)
• Roseburg, Oregon
2 Nov 15
That is really cute that they did that to those horses.
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• Laguna Woods, California
3 Nov 15
I thought it was adorable! I loved seeing the horses look like this!
@Rollo1 (16685)
• Boston, Massachusetts
2 Nov 15
Even the horses had their costumes on! That's cool that the relatives can come and take lessons there, too.
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• Laguna Woods, California
3 Nov 15
It is one of the things I love about our community ... that our children and grandchildren can use a few of the amenities. My grandson play golf with my husband, too.
@LadyDuck (176093)
• Switzerland
2 Nov 15
As a matter of fact zebras are of the horse family (African Equis). It's not easy to make a horse look like a zebra, you should paint it white first and then add the black stripes.
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• Laguna Woods, California
3 Nov 15
You are right, but I don't think the girls wanted to spend that much time decorating their horses! I horse painted like a giraffe really made me laugh!
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