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Barbury Horse Trials Guide to Painting Your Patriotic Pony
A guide to painting your patriotic pony (or horse). Watch the Barbury Horse Trials video guide to painting your patriotic pony.
By: Barbury International Horse Trials
1. A calm, obedient and well mannered horse or pony (children should be assisted by a responsible adult)
2. Red, White and Blue liquid chalk pens (3 or 4, of each depending on the size of your horse with more blue). It is important to use liquid chalk as it contains no hazardous substances and is harmless to horses and humans and washes off.
3. 1 large haynet
4. Overalls or old clothes
5. About 4-5 hours of time!
Follow the video guide at http://www.barburyhorsetrials.co.uk and the instructions below.
1. On paper draw a diagram of the union jack and how it will fit onto the horse
2. The horse needs to be squeaky clean and have a short coat, which will help the liquid chalk pens go on.
3. Mark out on the horse the central cross area of the union jack with brown sticky tape
4. Begin painting this area in red
5. Then mark out the diagonal elements of the cross which will feature white and red, then begin to fill these areas in accordingly, red first
6. With blue fill in the main areas including the neck and head (be-careful around the eye area)
7. Include a red & white strip on the bottom half of the head, to break up the blue
8. For a deeper colour add a second coat
9. Give your horse or pony plenty of carrots or polo's throughout (but they generally seem to enjoy the attention!)
10. Admire your handy work and enter into the spirit of Best of British celebrations
Advance tickets for the Barbury horse trials are £12, with under-12s free. Further information from www.barburyhorsetrials.co.uk or on 01672 516125.
* Barbury International Horse Trials accepts no responsibility for any outcomes of painting a horse or pony