As many players will remember, the horse parade will involve dressing up horses for the promo and earning points, which you can trade in for tack, BMIs, Equus, and sometimes passes and SMIs and EC store items, etc etc.
You can get tack by:
-Winning comps (only 1 a day)
-Finding Tubs of Grease (only 1 a day)
-Buy them in the flash sales
After that you equip the loaned horse with the tack before the timer runs out.
My advice is not to turn in a horse with less tack than possible unless you don't have a choice- if you KNOW the timer will run out before you get the bonnet, then wait, but don't turn it in until you KNOW you're out of your available tack. If you want to get BMIs, you need as much points as possible, as things get more expensive after you buy something.
You may win tack by watching videos as well, and if you pay Equus (the price is different for everyone) you can get 40% more points on that particular horse.
I find it a bit strange that Howrse is encouraging it's players to pay off the judges, but regardless, that's the scoop on the Horse Parade.
Good luck everyone!
As always, Happy Howrseing,