(Closed) Horses in weddings

posted 11 years ago in Logistics
Post # 16
200 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

ellyd23:  awww thanks. I was a bit worried about the spooking aspect so I ended up hiring these percherons that are trained for vaulting and so totally used to big skirts.. It was still a bit of work getting her going though and she spooked at a hole in the sand at one point but i managed to hold it together and it really made my day 🙂 you can always go for a ride in your dress after the wedding and extend your wedding day to a week 🙂 


Post # 17
32 posts
  • Wedding: February 2020

I agree with PPS. Unless she’s absolutely bombproof, there’s a risk that things could go very awry. 

One of my horsey friends got married and brought along her gelding for pictures, and it worked out ok- even though they had to bribe him with treats to keep him still. 


I’d love to see how you do incorporate her if you do! 

Post # 18
63 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2017

Miss Velveteen:  here is my two cents….as a horse owner, and someone who has allowed my horse to be used in a lot of photo shoots for senior pics, engagements and even a few weddings( she is a Clydesdale, so very popular): No. When I take my horse somewhere for a photo shoot, it involves scouting the venue several days in advance to make sure it will be suitable for a horse, and that she even will be allowed on site.( many places require liability insurance policies) it takes me half a day to prep her so that she is picture perfect. I need to make sure I have someone with me to keep curious onlookers and everyone that wants to pet the 18 hand princess of beer commercial lineage from walking underneath her or putting her or themselves in an unsafe situation. It is stressful for me, although I love sharing her with people and she loves the attention. But people are stupid and do not think twice about pushing their baby stroller half under her body while they stand there and gab… For every event we have gone to, the person she is being posed with has been so enamored with her , but as soon as she does something real( like fart) or heaven forbid actually poop..they quickly become disengaged. Honestly on your wedding day, will you have time to focus on your wedding and your husband if your beloved horse is there and you have to have someone else doing all the prep and hauling and loading and clean up? The horse will need its own crew of bridesmaids. Lol.  Take some engagement pics with your pony at the barn or in a nice field somewhere, but leave the horse at home on the wedding day.  🙂

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