This post falls in the category of interesting and odd things that people think of to do in our new home county.
I'd been seeing a blurb in the local paper's Things to Do listing for "The Horses' Christmas" being held at a small elementary school over on the eastern side of the county.
I wasn't planning on going since I hadn't a clue what it was all about. But the night before I learned that a few of the new riding friends that I've made here were involved.
So I drove over to watch.....
I arrived to find about 15 horses and mules standing patiently along the school fence and getting prepped for the occasion.
Bows on tails.
Antlers behind ears.
Snowflakes on rumps.
When it was time for the show, the entire elementary school came out and made a circle out on the lawn while the horses paraded around a central Christmas tree.
Ooohhs and ahhhs from most of the kids; plus a lot of squealing and nose-holding when manure would make it's inevitable appearance!
Though Rockbridge County is rural, horses were a big hit with the kids and many seemed in total awe.
But after all it isn't everyday that you see an angel riding a mule...
Or elves riding Rudolph the Red-Nosed Sorrel....
Or the little drummer boy on a bay mule.....
The star of the afternoon was Santa who appeared riding a handsome black Walking Horse!
The Christmas tree in the middle of the lawn was decorated especially for the horses and after the show was over, they all tucked into the apples and carrots.
It's a crazy fun place to live!