Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What's the only thing more amazing than being a unicorn? Being smart. This page is for helping you to learn all about hosting a unicorn party or event with Milo so that you can be a savvy steed too!
Does Milo like his job?
Does a horse like carrots??? Yes, he does. He REALLY likes his job. In fact, when he doesn't have parties to go to he gets sad as in droopy tail, non glitterific, "what am I doing with my life?" emo LA actor working part time as a stand up comic in a bad dive bar sad.
Milo loves kids and really loves being with his staff.... when those two super powers combine it's magic. You can typically tell when he's really happy because he perks his ears up and smiles at the camera, the guests, the champagne, basically everything. He smiles by himself when he's happy or excited or has a "that's soooo cute!!!" moment when looking at something he finds interesting. He's not trained to smile; he just does when he's happy.
Is Milo a pony?
Milo is a full sized, 15.2 hands high horse. That's average (he'd say exceptional) American horse size for you city folk, around 5' tall where his back meets the base of this neck.
What does Milo and his team do at an in person party?
At Unicorn (no wings) parties they lavish attention on the birthday guest of honor (if applicable) when they come up to visit with him, pose for photos, talk about how to communicate and be safe around horses, encourage kids to learn about animal with facts about how horses and unicorns see, communicate, and live, help guests ages 3+ to sit on or ride Milo as long as it is safe to do so, and help guests to meet him and pet him on his favorite spots.
At Pegasus style parties they lavish attention on the birthday guest of honor (if applicable) when they come up to visit with him, pose for photos, talk about how to communicate and be safe around horses, encourage kids to learn about animal with facts about how horses and unicorns see, communicate, and live, and help guests to meet him and pet him on his favorite spots. Riding for guests is not possible with the Pegasus costume.
At our non-riding Unicorn Park Visits Milo poses for photos and introduces himself to you and your family. Our handlers know some great poses and can help to coach you on different things you can do while standing next to him on the ground. Park Visits do not include riding or sitting on the unicorn and are intended for non-commercial, personal, non-defamatory, use only.
If you add on a character entertainer, such as one of our fairies or princesses, then that person leads an adorable unicorn story time, themed fantasy and unicorn games, helps organize the waiting line, and poses for photos.
Who can ride a unicorn? Do I need a waiver?
Ages 3+ who are strong enough to sit up and balance with their own ability with a signed equestrian release waiver and with side walkers (people walking next to the rider if a small child). We cannot put infants or children under the age of 3 on the unicorn. You are welcome to pose with Milo while standing next to him on the ground if you have a child under the age of 3.
A waiver is required for any riders or people physically sitting ON the unicorn or riding him.
Please have your guests complete the waiver before your party to reduce delays once Milo's team arrives.
Riding options are not available for his Glitterati Pegasus look.
There is a 145 pound weight limit on any guests wishing to sit on or ride Milo.
Guests may not ride or sit on Milo backwards or "double." This includes infants, toddlers, or small children.
How much room does he need to work in?
He needs the same amount of space as your Range Rover or Tesla SUV to walk around in. If you couldn't drive your standard to XL size car through a space and U-turn it then there is not enough room to safely walk the unicorn. His walking path must be "forward drive" only and cannot include "reverse."
If you'd hit or run over something (child, caterer, toys, etc.) with your car if you were driving the car through the desired photo / ride space, then that space is not clear or safe enough for Milo to work in.
I want the Milo's appearance to be a surprise. How do I prevent my guests from seeing him before the party?
We recommend blocking off a 60'x16' parking spot on an adjacent street from your location (1 block away MAX) where the unicorn team can prepare the unicorn for your party without being seen. If you are doing this please provide us with a "parking address" in addition to your "venue address" so that we know which is which. They can then walk the unicorn around the block to your party to make a surprise appearance. The easiest way to also make him a surprise is to start his appearance about 1.5 hours after your official party start time when your guests are already at the party.
What does the money raised from unicorn parties pay for?
100% of post-expense (taxes, gas bills, website billing, yay....) income made from Milo the Unicorn online / Zoom parties go directly back to his care to provide him with a life of love, luxury, and pampering. On average, 70%+ of income from in person parties with Milo goes directly to Milo's care. This is significantly better than most famous so called "animal welfare" charities that only give a paltry 4-27% of their fundraising income to actual animals and pay the rest to their spoiled corporate big wigs. By choosing our team for your event you're helping us to champion the concept that animals should be taken care of and compensated fairly and well for their work.
How is Milo trained or worked with?
All methods we use are founded in symbiotic respect with Milo and the natural behaviors that his species uses in the wild. His staff uses positive reinforcement methods such as verbal praise, petting, and treats to encourage him to try new things. You might not realize it but our staff spends months to years finding and getting each new unicorn by "interviewing" them to see what they like to do and if the celebrity party lifestyle is what they'd enjoy. Their happiness and well being is our top priority and is something we meticulously obsess over. Overall horses are naturally smart and social animals who love doing things (much like many dogs). We love helping him to develop his intelligence in order to lead a full, happy, life in a human run world. Our approach is to let Milo investigate a new item or situation with his natural curiosity, accept it, and praise him for it so that he gains confidence and has a calm and positive outlook on life.
Where does Milo live?
When not visiting parties our unicorn lives in a large pasture setting with a connected indoor / outdoor horse house where he freely can play, sunbathe, sleep, and relax. He loves his staff who create games to play for fun and is doted on with daily housekeeping, plenty of brushing, spa days, fresh food and water, and an entire closet full of custom blankets (jackets for horses) for when it gets cold. Should he need it, our unicorn has immediate access to human experts for veterinary, holistic nutrition, massage, hoof, chiropractic, dentistry, acupuncture, behavioral communication, and other specialty care. In the event of a natural disaster or emergency he has his own dedicated rescue personnel, transport, and evacuation plans.
Can Milo talk?
Milo, like most animals, has his own personality and is particularly proactive in expressing it and his opinions through seventeen different facial expression, a variety of body movements, and levels of specific muscle zone tension. Essentially he talks with his body, just like someone who is deaf might talk with their hands. He also "points" to things of interest with his ears, muzzle, and body and sometimes gently nudges his staff around to direct them to what he needs help with. At other times he might sigh in exasperation or roll his eyes and cock a hip to say "really????" when people are just too slow to understand what he deems to be the logical approach to a situation. His staff acts as his interpreters for him at events to help to tell people what he's saying and also to help people to learn to read / interpret "horse."
Does Milo do magic?
Yes, Milo the Unicorn does magic tricks (or, rather, his human helper does them as he takes all the credit) as part of his Deluxe Online / Zoom Calls. One of the very biggest requests that kids make online is to see a unicorn do magic. We're delighted to have an all-female team of magic consultants and human helpers who have created a custom kid-friendly and super sweet magic show that showcases a variety of top secret unicorn talents such as how unicorns make rainbows or bake their own cupcakes. It's quintessentially "unicorn" and we love it - we're sure you will too!
Does Milo like wearing costumes?
Yes. Especially his giant (but super light weight) Pegasus wings. Milo's a bit of a clothes horse when it comes to accessories. If he was a human he'd probably be a drag queen headlining in West Hollywood. His horn is ultra light weight and well padded for a perfect fit. As horses and unicorns can't see directly in front of their forehead he actually doesn't even realize when he's wearing it. He will strike poses at random when he really likes something he is wearing, similar to the behavior you might see from a small child playing dress up in front of a mirror.
Most of what you see him wear (such as his iconic pink saddle, white bridle) are actually just standard horse equipment pieces that we have had customized to be bright, fun, colors. Everything that he wears has been custom fit or tailored to fit him for optimal comfort, just like any other Hollywood celebrity would on set. At home he has his own custom casual clothing closet with pajamas (horse blankets), lounge wear (turnout sheets and fly blankets) fly bonnets, and other things ready for any type of weather to keep him comfortable and happy. We're constantly working with Milo on seeing what he does and does not like in life. If he doesn't like wearing something then we don't make him wear it.
Can Milo walk through my house?
As much as he’d like to check out the fridge, unicorn load in and walking paths may NOT go through a house as his 1,200 pound weight might damage the floor. He is unshod (meaning naturally balanced hooves) so he's fine on concrete, patios, concrete, grass, AstroTurf, and other solid surfaces that do not break when bearing weight. Please keep him off of pool tile. HE DOES NOT WALK UP FLIGHTS OF STAIRS (he's limited to 1 stair every 12 feet based on his stride length). We also don't recommend letting him on the dance floor or in food prep areas either.
How does Milo get to my party?
Milo is chauffeured to your event in his spiffy "Unicorn Limo" which is a luxury horse truck and trailer specifically designed for his needs. Milo needs a blocked off / reserved parking spot with "pull through" or very wide cul de sac parking 60' or longer x 16' wide for his delivery truck and trailer…. that’s about the length of a semi truck. The staff must be allowed to park his "limo" themselves - valets are not trained or qualified to move and park large rigs.
Does he come out of his "Unicorn Limo" fully dressed?
No, like most LA celebrities, he tends to sneak in to parking at events posing as average to avoid detection. That means no sparkles, fab fashion, or horn etc. His staff takes over his makeup and wardrobe once he has arrived and is out of his "Limo," working out of its custom dressing room to prep.
Glitter gel and conditioning treatments formulated specifically for healthy hooves and mane.
Can Milo dress to match my party?
Milo has three main color categories in his wardrobe: pastel (pink / white, / lavender), rainbow, and Goth (black / silver). Pleae indicate which direction you want in the colors at the time of your booking.
What does Milo's team wear?
They wear a fresh, contemporary, look of tidy white shirts and blue jeans.
Can he stand on carpet?
No as he likes to pee on it.
Do you offer other animals?
So about my balloons...
Milo is trained to work around balloons but they can pop and scare him in windy weather. Please keep Milo at least 200 ft. away from any large 3'+ giant balloons that kids might blow up, they sound like loud gunshots when they go off. If a child or guest deliberately starts popping balloons to try to scare Milo our team will stop work or leave without a refund.
How about Milo being around bubbles / under bubble machines?
No. Horses and unicorns are afraid of bubbles. They think that they look like swarms of bees which they are naturally afraid of.
What about Confetti Cannons? Confetti Poppers? Giant colored chalk bombs? Explosions like Fireworks? He'd love to be next to them if I buy them somewhere else, right?
No. He likes rainbows but unfortunately not man-made explosions of colors. Please save those for your own after party after he leaves.
Can you dye him colors for my party?
Can I feed Milo? Does he have food?
Unicorn feeding at Milo's departure from your event is at the discretion of Milo's staff to ensure that he stays healthy as they monitor it with his vet and nutritionist to make sure that he gets the right food, in the right quantities, each day to stay healthy. Unicorns love to eat pieces of carrot, slices of (sweet) apples, and some even eat silly things like bananas or grapes! We try not to feed unicorns things like sugar cubes, lollipops, cookies, or cupcakes though as horses can get their version of diabetes. Milo's team appreciates having access to fresh water to fill up his water bucket with while at your location. Horses, like humans, don't need to eat and drink all day long so, if he's not eating, really, he's fine and just isn't hungry. He has access to unlimited food and water at home and also has "take out" horse food available and water beverage service available in his "limo." Unicorns and horses are vegetarians and do not eat people.
Can the unicorn wander loose at my party for atmosphere?
Unfortunately as much as he'd love to wander over to the buffet, Milo must be either under lead by one of his staff members at all times or secured in his portable play pen at parties to make our insurance carrier happy.
Can the unicorn rear on cue?
No. We have not taught him to rear on cue and have no plans to do so.
My kid doesn't like the name "Milo." Will you rename him for me?
No but we'll be happy to rename your child for you!
What happens if Milo poops?
We bring a discrete horse diaper for him to wear on non-organic surfaces at private venues. We recommend keeping our unicorn outside on a grass or dirt surface for this reason. We bring all other needed cleaning supplies. If the unicorn poops then one of the attendants will scoop it up with a rake or shovel and a bucket to dispose of away from your guests. If he pees then a water hose will wash it away.
Are riding helmets provided?
Yes, rental equestrian riding helmets are automatically provided for unicorn parties where riding is requested (riding option not available for Milo's Glitterati Pegasus costume).
Can I ride Milo on the beach for a film shoot?
Is Milo Trained for Work With Special Needs, Different Abilities, Alternative Considerations, or Disabled Persons?
No. Milo is not a certified therapy horse and is not trained to offer adaptive horseback riding to children and adults with physical and/or cognitive disabilities. His tack / costuming is also not the type of specialty equipment needed for these unique needs and our team is not certified in therapeutic or adaptive riding services. If your loved one needs additional adaptive considerations as a rider we recommend that you contact Ride On Therapeutic Horsemanship instead as their organization is designed to help with these types of riders.
Can Milo carry a bride in to her reception or wedding?
Yes. Please tell us if you need a riding unicorn with sidesaddle for a grand entrance as pre-training at his home with the bride and her dress is required to ensure a smooth celebration. Glitterati Pegasus option not available for riding.
Where does Milo go to for unicorn parties?
Milo travels to Ventura County and Los Angeles County only.
Do you offer anything else for unicorn parties?
Yes, we offer unicorn princess characters, fairy characters, and our wonderful DIY Cuddle Craft stuffed animal crafts at an extra fee for parties.
What if you're late?
In three years we've only arrived late once. We run early by at least 45 minutes to every event but in the off chance of a tire blowout or extreme freeway shutdown we may be delayed in arrival. If that happens we will stay over for the duration of time that we were late to fulfill the contractual obligation on time duration to you. No other refund or discount will be provided.