Thursday, May 18, 2017

Birthday Photoshoot

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!
 
 

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    1. 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 ;)

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  2. 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.

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    1. Oh the things our poor ammy horses have to tolerate.... lol.

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  3. I am choking on my coffee from laughing about how unamused she looks. This post is amazing.

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  4. (Also, I'm a pro and my horses have to deal with this stuff too.)

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    1. I guess there are some things that cross all boundaries! Secretly we're all little girls playing dress up with ponies haha

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  5. LOL the birthday banner is the best

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    1. 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 anything​to do with.

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  6. You gotta go with the happy birthday headband! Just tie it right to the halter!
    She looks so cute, happy birthday Cinna!!

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    1. A headband tied to the halter would have been infinitely less traumatic 😂

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  7. I love that headshot of both of you!

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  8. 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...

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    1. 0/10 would not recommend the dollar store I went to, lesson learned. It was just the closest one to my work! Haha

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  9. These are awesome. The mare glare is on point!

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  10. LOL Oh Cinna. Well, if you ever get fed up with your mum you can always come live with MEEEEE!!!!! :)

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    1. Haha she would probably infinitely prefer that! Poor Cinna, have to pack her mom the epileptic starfish around the ring 😂

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  11. 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 ;)

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    1. Can't wait to see them! Dressing the ponies up is fun, even if they hate it haha.

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    1. Sometimes having an expressive Spanish mare is fun! 😋

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  13. Poor Cinna! You are a good girl to put up with such silliness. :) She looks so cute in her photos.

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    1. She's a good egg! And she does photograph so well when she's being cooperative, lol.

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  14. "You're an ammy's horse, you gotta put up with weird shit" is my entire life motto 😂

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