When a skeletal horse is a good thing

We’ve just got to give Big Props to Sandy Cramer and her registered paint, Raven.

The two in fantastic costume have been a fixture at the local farmer’s market and flea market in Hocking County, sandyOhio.

Sandy studied equine science for a few years but now dedicates her time to Knot Just Rope, a specialty tack shop. She makes custom rope tack, including halters and bitless bridles, for customers around the world. Pieces are made especially for each customer, each horse.

The skeleton get-up came about when Cramer, 33, entered a Halloween costume contest last year for horse-and-rider. She put past classes in equine anatomy to good use! Cramer uses horse-friendly acrylic craft paint that washes and wears off with water and time.

The initial painting takes over two hours. Touch ups take about 40 minutes.

The pair have been a big hit and have been treating customers with rides and picture-taking every weekend at no cost.

Cramer said she was especially pleased with her horse’s attitude during all the attention; she’s remained calm and cool

“There are crowds. People waving flags. Pop-ups. Banners flapping. My horse has been excellent.”

Hats off to you, Sandy!



Posted in General, Horsemen & Women.


  1. This is the coolest costume I have seen in a looooong time! It is both beyond cool AND beautiful. Breathtaking. Thanks for doing this with your lovely Raven, Sandy. Thanks for sharing this with the world, Maddy.

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