I'm asking what it takes to keep a horse calm for a parade? Have been approached by a village official to try to get some horses and riders to agree to ride in a parade on July 4th. My gelding is just now calming down enough for trails----- what would I need to do to stay safe riding him in that type of situation? They are looking for as many horses as possible to participate, this is for the 150th Anniversary of Leland. Yeah, who cares right. The old timers who basically built the town are for the most part gone and young families have moved in. They want to bring life back to the town---- There is a full day of activities including a pig roast but the parade is the big question. What makes a horse safe for this? How the hell do you even consider doing something like this without knowing how they are going to respond? So if anyone wants to ride let me know. I have no schedule, no idea of what is going on or at what time. Nothing set yet---- this is not a notice of an event (yet!)------ Just a bunch of questions right now. I've never ridden like this before-----how do they handle the sirens and all the people? I'm really curious, love watching the horses in the big parades and they always seem so calm.