Sunday, December 12, 2010

Christmas Carriage Parade

If you're a horse nut like me, this is a great parade.  Except for high school bands, it's all horses, horses and more horses.  We had been enjoying very warm weather, but it was in the thirties with a vicious wind.  Brrrr!  Boomer munched hay in the trailer while we got ready.
David held the shafts while Bob attached them to the surrey. Diana and I shined up the surrey with Lemon Pledge.  Bob decorated Boomer in classic sleigh bells.  David and I wore our MND wrist bands in support of Janet's fundraising for Motor Neurone Disease (click here).
We hitched Boomer, loaded Gossy up,
and waited our turn.
It was fun to see the festive carriages -

After the parade, we headed home, tired but happy.
 Perhaps Gossy had visions of sugarplums.  Or of Cliffie.


Verde Farm said...

Oh what a wonderful parade. You all looked terrific. I loved the shiny sleigh bells and the carriage is gorgeous. Looks like a wonderful day :)

Sharon said...

Christmas needs to be in October, when it's not so cold, you folks look freezing! Lovely carriages, very festive! All that fresh air, you were probably ready for a cup of Hot Chocolate and a nap!

Very nice post!

Janet said...

Wish i`d been there to see it -looks a wonderful parade ! Boomer looked very handsome ! what a lovely surprise to be mentioned ! glad the bands matched your outfits and you all had a lovely day out p.s. hubby has fallen for Gossy big time ! xx

Canyon Girl said...

Oh, what fun!

allhorsestuff said...

What a fun time and good cause. So nice.
I sure love that Gossy, gorgeous dog too!

Lori Skoog said...

Wish I could have been there. Sorry it was so cold
Boomer and the surry are quite a site and so is that aristocratic dog!

Tracey said...

That looks wonderful! xxx

Texan said...

Okay I know I am a broken record but ewww Boomer is so cool! I would have to say given that little grin on Gossy's face the dream was of Cliffie ... tee hee :O)

If you ever want to send me that tofu chili recipe I would love to have it! :O)

Liesl said...

What a lovely event to have and participate in!

IsobelleGoLightly said...

That looks like a LOT of fun! I think, perhaps that you need a festive GOAT to contribute to you holiday decor! Tee hee.

Funder said...

Yall look lovely and very classy! (I'd be in the blinged-out carriage with tinsel and lights everywhere.) Glad it was a successful parade!

Louise said...

Sigh, Boomer, I have a crush on you. I'd just love a big, handsome carriage horse of my very own!

That's a very beautiful carriage, all festively decorated. Bet you just had a ton of fun.

JJ said...

That looks like SO much fun! Boomer looked very dapper in his getup.

in2paints said...

Now that's a Christmas parade!! Everyone looked so beautiful... and cold! At least the sun was shining. :)