The stuff of night-MARES! Woman turns her horse into bone-a fide skeleton

These are the spooktacular images of a horse that has been painted to look like a skeleton.

Sandy Cramer, transformed her horse Raven into a bone-a fide skeleton when she decided to paint her for Halloween.

Sandy Cremer uses non-toxic, acrylic craft paint on her horse

Sandy Cremer uses non-toxic, acrylic craft paint on her horse

Using non-toxic, acrylic craft paint, Sandy, from Rockbridge, Ohio, USA, first painted her horse to enter a Halloween photo contest on Facebook in 2011.

After the contest, Raven, whose real name is Whispers Fantasy, became an internet sensation, attracting thousands of fans to her Facebook page, Knot Just Rope.

Sandy paints four-year-old Raven as a skeleton every October

Sandy paints four-year-old Raven as a skeleton every October

Since then, Sandy has painted four-year-old Raven as a skeleton every October in the build up to Halloween.

It takes Sandy, who runs a pet shop, about three hours to complete the transformation, and says the paint can be washed off easily by using water and a brush.

Sandy, who says Raven is very calm in nature, has four different spook-tacular costumes which she models every year outside her shop, Knot Just Rope, with Raven between 5-31 October.

She said: "People love Raven as a Skeleton Horse.

She said: “People love Raven as a Skeleton Horse.

She said: “People love Raven as a Skeleton Horse.

“I have people tell me that the only reason they stopped at my shop is because they saw Raven and I walking around and had to come see us up close.

“This Halloween, we will be in costume together down at our shop Knot Just Rope in Rockbridge, and if weather is decent, we may go take part in the local trick-or-treat around town.

“Each weekend up to Halloween and including Halloween day Raven and I get in costume together.

“The paint does in fact wash off with water and a cury brush, so it’s no worse than washing off mud.

“The paint will dry but when it gets wet it starts to lift and peel like peeling a sunburn.

“To her, it’s no different than standing there getting a good grooming.

“I have been painting my horses for about five years now as I would paint them for our local Indian Pow-wow as Indian War Horses.

“But for Raven and I it has become a bit of a tradition now, people just can’t get enough of her as a skeleton.”