Exhibit A: Fuzzypony and "The Horse of a Different Color"
That's Fuzzypony dressed as a munchkin, and my Lipizzan mare Karlita (aka Moose) dyed pink - all for a Wizard of Oz themed party. I managed to escape having the moment immortalized on camera by being the one taking the picture... thank goodness!
The backstory on this is that a mutual friend of ours put on a party with the theme of "Return to Oz". He wanted to have the Horse of a Different Color as a photo op for guests. Fuzzypony and I spent an afternoon applying pink and purple human hair dye to one Very Patient Lipizzan mare.
I remember spending a lot of time laughing about how the dye was super-safe because the label said it was "Not Tested On Animals," to which we gleefully responded, "Now it has been, and it works GREAT!" I'm pretty sure the folks at the barn we were boarding at at the time thought we were certifiable, which was (and probably still is) the case.
Moose was a huge hit at the party, and I am pleased to report that the dye mostly washed out after one good shampooing, as advertised. Moose did have a slight purplish streak in her tail for about a month afterwards, though, and I'm not sure she ever entirely forgave me for the experience. Certainly it's something I'll never forget!
What's the craziest thing you've ever done with your horse? Bonus points for pics on your blog!