Following the mishap of the Lindsay parade, scheduling conflicts and such, Woodville was slated to be our last parade.
For those who have never attended, this is an amazing parade. 22 groups, the streets lined with people, our friends over at Jackson Water set up with little vendor stalls handing out popcorn, the church serving up hot chocolate. The parade falls on hockey Day in Woodville, so a full day of celebrations in the town.
All three horses went, Max took his Angel wings seriously as he flew off the trailer, Mia, who is very young and very inexperienced walked off like this was what she was born to do. To my knowledge, this was only Mia’s second time being trailered. Red, from the moment we put her in cross-tie at the barn and started grooming her, well this is her element.
I had my two most experienced girls Meghan and Jayde, handling Max and Mia, I was double handling Red with Cassidy – only 8 years old, but great horse sense. Trent, Mackenzie and Jessica on the banner.
Mia was nervous as we stated towards the second corner, so Jayde and I switched and I hung back a bit with Mia. She was doing a lot of head tossing, mostly because she didn’t like her tinsel and bell! Once she settled down, I stated taking her over to meet people, she did wonderfully. Well, until she saw the flags of the Lions Club behind us 🙂
By the end of the parade, they were done. They wanted back on the trailer and their hay bags LOL. We are so incredibly proud of everyone! It was a great night, I hope we made some good impressions and of course, I hope people will think of us whenever they need a unicorn for a party, a private visit with a horse or know of a service group who could benefit from having our horses make an appearance. Thank you Woodville, see you next year!
Next up, a private dinner party with some folks from Toronto Autism, a meeting with a nursing home in Whitby and a special unicorn birthday party in February! 2019 is shaping up to be a very busy year!