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Trying to get my reindeer to pose for a Christmas card photo.

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  • Trying to get my reindeer to pose for a Christmas card photo.

    Not as easy as it sounds.


    Can I see your horsey Christmas photos for inspiration, please?
    My ears hear a symphony of two mules, trains, and rain. The best is always yet to come, that's what they explained to me. —Bob Dylan

    Fenway Bartholomule ♥ Arrietty G. Teaspoon Brays Of Our Lives

  • #2
    Actually, I think the picture you posted is possibly the best fake-reindeer picture I've ever seen. Heck, I'd like to make that MY xmas card!!!
    I don't mind if you call me a snowflake, 'cause baby, I know a blizzard is coming.


    • #3
      I think that one is perfect!

      I'd add the caption:

      He sees you when you're sleeping
      He knows when you're awake
      He knows if you've been bad or good,
      give him carrots for goodness sake!

      You jump in the saddle,
      Hold onto the bridle!
      Jump in the line!


      • #4
        LOVE IT!


        • #5
          Now THAT'S a reindeer!


          • #6
            Love the picture you posted!
            I'd definitely use that one!
            ~Rest in Peace Woody...1975-2008~


            • #7
              Love your picture! I've hundreds of a similar nature. It seems he is more interested in the cookie I'm holding or may be holding or he's hoping I'm holding then standing there for a picture. I finally had to get a helper to feed cookies while I snapped pictures from a distance. Here are some of the ones that actually came out as intended. http://pets.webshots.com/album/556255465UnKBcm?start=0
              I like yours better though
              "My biggest fear is that when I die my husband is going to try to sell all my horses and tack for what I told him they cost."


              • #8
                Agree with everyone else -- I love that one! It looks REAL. He's either watching over you as MistyBlue says, or getting ready for takeoff, or both!

                PRS, yours are very cute, too.
                If thou hast a sorrow, tell it not to the arrow, tell it to thy saddlebow, and ride on, singing. -- King Alfred the Great


                • #9
                  Love that photo, OP.


                  • #10
                    The pony seems to think that the christmas gear is a twitch:

                    Bonnie was pretty sure it was going to eat her:

                    But the kids loved it:

                    ~Former Pet Store Manager (10yrs)
                    ~Vintage Toy Dealer (rememberswhen.us)
                    ~Vet Tech Student
                    Mom to : 2 Horses, 4 Dogs, 2 Cats


                    • #11
                      Ah ha Horze Xmas clothes??? I considered them...briefly
                      COTH's official mini-donk enabler

                      "I am all for reaching out, but in some situations it needs to be done with a rolled up news paper." Alagirl


                      • #12
                        How about Santa

                        That's adorable!!

                        Here's my Santa: http://s1194.beta.photobucket.com/us...17403857986807

                        Back in the days before you could buy antlers for your animals, I made a set out of chicken wire and paper bags and went into a costume class with my horse as a reindeer (she was a petite chestnut so it worked) and me as an elf. It was going just fine and we were in the line-up. The judge had everyone back. When we backed, the crowd started howling with laughter. I couldn't figure it out until afterward when someone told me it looked like my mare was getting ready to gore the judge. I know, weird sense of humors in that crowd.
                        Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Goethe


                        • #13
                          I'm pretty sure everyone in the office heard me cackle uncontrollably when I opened your pic, OP! Thanks!!
                          There are some funny posts out there today


                          • #14
                            My mother tortures my horse each year to make a card from him to me. Here are some of her better results:



                            My yearling even played dress up


                            • #15
                              Originally posted by didgery View Post
                              Can I see your horsey Christmas photos for inspiration, please?
                              Mine isn't nearly as cool as yours!

                              Proud owner of a Slaughter-Bound TB from a feedlot, and her surprise baby...!


                              • #16
                                Is that Arrietty?
                                Love the fisheye rolling back
                                She is having None.Of.That!

                                I agree - I wish I had a pic that good to send out this year!

                                Time to see if 17h+ and 12h can get gussied up for me in time to make the deadline.....
                                *friend of bar.ka*RIP all my lovely boys, gone too soon:
                                Steppin' Out 1988-2004
                                Hey Vern! 1982-2009, Cash's Bay Threat 1994-2009
                                Sam(Jaybee Altair) 1994-2015


                                • #17
                                  Originally posted by TheJenners View Post
                                  Ah ha Horze Xmas clothes??? I considered them...briefly
                                  Yes indeed! Couldn't resist at half off
                                  ~Former Pet Store Manager (10yrs)
                                  ~Vintage Toy Dealer (rememberswhen.us)
                                  ~Vet Tech Student
                                  Mom to : 2 Horses, 4 Dogs, 2 Cats


                                  • #18
                                    I like your pic, it's so real.

                                    What is the dark shape in the background?
                                    My blog: Crackerdog Farm


                                    • Original Poster

                                      Some beautiful pictures, guys—thanks! To answer some questions, 1) yes, it's Arrietty. She was actually unfazed by the gear but acutely interested in tasting the camera! Fenway was dressed up, too, but she kept blocking my shot. 2) That's my black chihuahua, Clover, in the background.

                                      I think I need to try one more round of photos next time the sun comes out, but it feels like Barrow, AK around here lately: so much cloud cover that it almost looks like eternal twilight.

                                      My ears hear a symphony of two mules, trains, and rain. The best is always yet to come, that's what they explained to me. —Bob Dylan

                                      Fenway Bartholomule ♥ Arrietty G. Teaspoon Brays Of Our Lives


                                      • #20
                                        I also used this as a Christmas card one year: http://s1194.beta.photobucket.com/us...37678773352413
                                        Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Goethe