Friday, December 2, 2011

Hollywood comes to Reno

The greatest horse in the world finally got some notice...and brought in a little cash, for once!

Handyman has a side gig, other than remodeling. He does lighting for film and tv. And every now and then, he lets us be part of it. Back in the 90's, #1 got to be in a spot for the Children's Museum. I think that was the last time we got to be part of it.

All the girls wanted to meet Jim Varney, but that didn't work out. #1 wouldn't go meet Jake Lloyd, no matter how much we begged her. She did get to stand next to Peyton Manning, but Handyman didn't introduce them. #2 did get to meet Julianne Hough, her personal hero, and get her picture taken with her.

#3 doesn't get it yet.

After I bathed him and sprayed his tail with Pam spray (a quickie detangler), he was ready for his close-up:

As is usually the case, he did take after take after take, patiently and with good humor. He was a little put off by the big fuzzy mike, but kept his cool.

Meanwhile, the peanut gallery begged for handouts:

The spot turned out beautifully! click HERE

I even got to be in it! But Reno deserved much more screen time. It's the second time in my life that I have received a free, 24-year old horse that has changed my life.


Anonymous said...

That's pretty sweet! My AJ was used for a photo shoot with a pop star from Japan. They sent us the book and the picture was so beautiful. Now that AJ is gone I wish my grandma would give it to me but she claims to have lost it:(
Out of all those people you listed, I only recognized Peyton Manning. I'm outta the loop!

Netherfieldmom said...

Horsemom: Can you find that book on Ebay somewhere?? FYI: Jim Varney was Ernest in all those goofy Ernest movies (Ernest Goes to Camp, Ernest Saves Christmas, etc.) Jake Lloyd played Anakin Skywalker--as a child--in the Star Wars 2nd trilogy. Julianne Hough is from Dancing With the Stars. I'd love to see a pic of AJ! Thanks for gets lonely when no one comments. :)

Anonymous said...

Oh, ernest! Ya know what I mean Vern?? Showing my age a little. My step brother's dad worked for him years ago and my step brother use to get all kinds of stuff related to him.
I wish I could find the book somewhere. I don't even remember the name of the singer. It was such an amazing picture of my boy, makes me sad to think about it:(