Go Texan Day – It’s A Texas Thing

We recently celebrated Go Texan Day. If  you’re not from Houston, I’ll explain a little. It’s pretty much a day where everyone dresses in their cowboy best to celebrate our western pride. It takes place before the rodeo starts. The rodeo is a HUGE deal here. Hopefully we’ll be able to make it there this year, and I can share the fun with you.

B’s school was having a Go Texan Day Parade. The kids were told to wear their cowboy/cowgirl best and to bring a stick pony. B wanted NOTHING to do with it. I don’t know how many times I heard, “No mommy I’m not wearing boots!”, “I’m going to look silly in that.”, “I’m not riding a stick pony.”. So taking the advice from my wonderful husband, I had to sell it. I decided that I would remind him how awesome Woody is from Toy Story and let him pick his own stick pony.

Off to Pinterest I went! I saved a couple to show him. Of course in typical B fashion, he had to be a little different. He picked this adorable one.

The next day it was off to the craft store. I can’t sew, so I decided to make his out of felt. I picked up the following supplies:

  1. a bag of dark green felt
  2. one square of each of the following:
    1. green
    2. light green
    3. orange
    4. light orange
    5. white
    6. blue
    7. black
  3. a dowl stick
  4. stuffing
  5. ribbon
  6. hot glue gun

Later that night I drew out a pattern for the head, spikes, and eyes. I traced, cut, glued, and a hour later I was done.


B was super impressed and loved the horse dragon. He named him Fire Horse. He cracks us up with his names for toys, they’re all very straight forward.

The next morning all the kids got dressed in their western best.

They’re pretty cute if you ask me.

Do you have any holidays like this where you live? Leave a comment below and share it with me.

If you want to make this dragon horse for your little cowboy or cowgirl, give this a pin!

  • Mandi

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