Friday, October 15, 2010

a little something to take the edge off(?)

The wedding dress photo shoot starring Lucy is scheduled for October 30th and now that I have a target date, I am trying to figure out how best to prepare my lovely mare for her stint as a model.

She has no problems wearing a tarp on her back or even her head, so I am hoping she'll accept carrying me around in a wedding dress just as easily :) To me a tarp is more scary than a wedding dress because it's crinkly, but a wedding dress is fuller and it's bright white. I just hope she can keep the aerobatics to a minimum!!

Speaking of that, another boarder said "well maybe you can give her a bit of sedative to take the edge off". I have never ridden a horse after it had been given a sedative but in theory this would be nice. I have a tube of Ace (paste) but have no idea how much of it I would give to just tone her down a bit, but obviously I don't want her to be stumbling around and she needs to look somewhat alert for the pictures. Is this a terrible idea?


  1. I know that lots of people use Ace to handwalk horses that are rehabbing who don't need to stumble around, so I'm assuming that would be ok...

    As long as you don't want a rearing shot or anything, lol.

  2. no I am all set with the rearing shots! lol! thanks!


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