October 24, 2011–Therapy horse Cloudburst (wearing his scarecrow costume and really carrying his basket) won Martha Stewart’s 2011 Halloween Photo Contest.
The photo was selected from over 500 national finalists. Last week Martha Stewart was on Twitter talking about Gentle Carousel Therapy Horses and posted the website information.
Cloudburst and his therapy horses friends have spent October doing hospital and hospice “Trick or Treating” in their Halloween costumes. Being recognized by Martha Stewart was encouraging for the costume designer who makes and donates all of the costumes the horses use all year. She is currently working on 50’s sock hop outfits for the horses (with leather jackets and poodle skirts) for an upcoming dance marathon to benefit The Children’s Miracle Network.
In addition, a photo of therapy horse Aladdin wearing his costume from a Muscular Dystrophy Association charity event was selected by Southern Living magazine for their 2011 Halloween Pet Parade photos.
Therapy horse Magic is wearing her tuxedo in the new November issue of National Geographic Kids magazine (in 20 languages/ 60 countries) so it is a fun month for costumes! She was also in In Touch Weekly magazine last month in her tux.