MARYVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT)-- October is the month for pink and just about everyone from the NFL to local fire departments are decked out in a color usually just for girls. However, there's one big supporter that's all dressed up and trotting for a cure.
His name is Tally Ho Duke and he's a 1600 pound Shire horse standing 17 hands (or 68 inches) high. Shire horses are known as the Medieval Jousting horse thanks to their early beginnings.
However, Tally Ho Duke was a far cry from a medieval jousting horse at the Georgia National Fair. He was dressed up as a Breast Cancer Ballerina.
Amy Fields, Tally Ho Duke's mom explains "We entered in the costume contest during the horse show and I thought I really need something that going to make him stand out. So I went to Hobby Lobby and bought 27 yards of tulle and made him a giant pink tu-tu."
Amy wanted to do something that made a statement and since it's Breast Cancer Awareness Month she knew Tally Ho Duke's outfit would be a big hit.
"At the show plenty of people came up to me and started talking about their personal experience with breast cancer. It was something I didn't expect and Tally Ho Duke sure did love all the attention." said Amy
The costume was such a hit that the Knoxville Susan G. Komen organization plans to use his picture for advertising.
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