When my barn hosts camp its really hard to find something to do that everyone will enjoy. Someone once suggested that we dress up the horses and since then we have done it every time we do camp. We would divide into groups, vote on a theme, and then choose the horse we wanted to dress up. Some of the themes have been winnie the poo (horses dressed up as Poo, Piglet, Tiger), olympics (horses dressed up as different athletes), and safari (horses dressed up as zebras, lions, giraffes). Everyone brings in felt, paper, paint and accessories and has an awesome time with the ponies!
Just yesterday we dressed up our biggest horse as a reindeer and gave all the campers pony rides. Someone brought in reindeer antlers that had holes for ears and attached to his halter and a big red nose. We put on a green bareback pad and every camper got a chance to sit on his back.
Everyone loved it! Has anyone else done this?