Horsin' Around

  • June 10, 2008
  • Jenna Maxwell
Wow did you see the Belmont Stakes Saturday on TV?  I felt so sorry for the horse Big Brown, he just didn't look like himself.  All the hype about him, his jockey and his trainer had me really pulling for him.  Since he was the favorite I thought for sure we were going to see a Triple Crown Winner in the making, but unfortunately that wasn't to be.  I'm sure there were a lot of "betters" out there that put their money on Big Brown only to be disappointed (that's probably putting it mildly). Anyway, if Big Brown is healthy the plan is to race him next in the Travers Stakes on August 23 at Saratoga.  It will be interesting to see how he does.    The other day I took my kids to lunch at Cracker Barrel.   Although they love eating there, what's even better for them is the general store that you so conveniently have to walk through to get to the restaurant.  Since we had a few minutes to wait for our table, I let them each pick out a toy or game.  My five year old daughter fell in love with the "stick horse".  Do you remember those?  It's a stuffed horses head on the end of a long stick with an on/off button that makes neighing and galloping sound affects.  I hadn't seen one of those in years!  She had been watching the horse races with my husband all day on Saturday and is now more intrigued than ever with anything that has to do with horses.  So when she saw that "stick horse" there was no turning back - she had her one toy. I know horse racing can be a very serious sport, but next time you're planning a trip to the race track and want to add a little light-hearted humor, wear one of our horse costumes from Halloween Express.  If I would have seen one of these costumes walking around in the crowd at the Belmont Stakes it would have definitely put a smile on my face!  Check out these costumes:
  • Headless Horseman Costume 
  • Full Body Horse Mascot Costume
  • Hung Like a Horse
Believe me you'll be the talk of the track!