People are into all kinds of fetishes. This one, however, is all kinds of weird.
A team of “normal taxpaying citizens” spend their weekends horsing around in full pony fetish wear and competing for prizes.
Donning everything from mouth gags and face masks to latex, leather, fishnets, whips and chains, the ‘Ponies on the Delta’ club compete in show-jumping events dressed in head to toe horse gear.
Though this group of individuals in New Orleans, Louisiana, claim to be ‘vanilla’ between Monday and Friday, on the weekends they love strapping on their stirrups and saddling up for two days of pony play.
The group, in New Orleans, Louisiana, US, meets twice a year to live out their equine fantasy as they compete in several disciplines to crown the top nag.
Navigating their way through obstacle courses, show jumping and even a pony tug-of-war, some of the more mischievous mares carry their masters in a cart, physically whipping them into shape as they traverse around the course.
Speaking to The Wizard of Odd TV during their first meet-up of the year, Joey Warhorse, Pony Whinn, and equestrian-loving couple Rayne Storm and Eve Smith outline what makes their secret subculture so enjoyable.
“These events are very competitive – much like how a regular horse show would be,” said Joey Warhorse.
“We end up with crashes, records broken and plenty of slips as people attempt the jumps – the competition gets pretty crazy sometimes.
“Our outfits that we make are based off of bio horse equipment or made from horse equipment that’s been rearranged to fit humans.
“It can get pretty costly, so people are very proud of the outfits they put together.”
Misbehaving mare Pony Whinn, who enjoys deviating from the course, said: “When I’m in pony play, I’m pretty free and wild.
“I enjoy kicking the cart and giving my rider a really hard time, so they have to try and get us to obey.
“I’m free, I run around, I gallop, I jump, I nuzzle – and I get the head-scratches.”
Eve Smith added: “Once they [competitors] put gear on, the actually turn into horses.
“When I put the bit in his [Rayne’s] mouth, it’s like a ritual between us – he needs that transition to get into the right headspace.
“I can feel through the bit when he actually changes from a human headspace to a horse’s.
“We’re very normal, vanilla, upright taxpaying citizens Monday through Friday, so to get to go out and pretend to be something else for the weekend is so much fun.
“It’s about expressing your inner personality.
“When you get the chance to come out here and enjoy what you’re doing, while being around others doing the same thing, it gives you freedom to be weird.”
Information from: www.mirror.co.uk