The geldings both did the parade, thanks to my barn girls...Gabriella, and Katie. Katie rode Fezzik, and Gabriella lead Ini. They loaded into a new trailer with easy fro Ini..and in a few minutes Fezzik hopped in too! They were alert, but really just taking it all in. When the parade started they lined up and started with ease.
It never fails, they always have something crazy by the horses though! We were excited we were fallowing a trailer, so I decided to fallow with our truck/float to protect from behind. Of course the trailer we were fallowing also had a car full of kids throwing candy out. That even was fine, however the kids coming running up to the horses to get the candy was not so fun. I was very proud of this group of girls. Regan and Ellie had no issues controling their horses (they are 7 and 9)! Betsy has a rock steady walker, and then there are the wild boys. The did the first mile without much of anything at all.
Then the parade turns to a different route with divided hwy meaning we are 2 feet from the sidewalks...the mustangs did not love it for a bit, they trade sides and Inigo took on the crowd. Fezzik was not liking the huge dividers but on we went with ease. The end of the parade was the hardest part, Fezzik does not love cars and here they are all going right past, he just tenses a bit then relaxes. Ini was not found of something and stopped but then regained and was fine. Fezzik was so stressed he threw a 1 second fezzik tantrum, I laughed and Katie who was riding him looked at me and laughed. He reared an inch off the ground,to stomp them down and go on calm.
I am so proud of the girls, and the horses. Fezzik got to do lots of trotting, and loping around the grass prior to the parade too.