It wasnít your traditional Halloween spectacle.

A full moon lit up horses in costume, rodeo clowns and trick-or-treaters, whoput a twist on the usual Halloween fun at Live Oak campground Saturday.

The children of the families of the Backcountry Horsemen of California, Los Padres Unit, who participated in the groupís annual Camp and Ride, got into the spirit of things when they went trick-or-treating from campsite to campsite Saturday ó some of them from the backs of their horses.

One particularly agreeable horse allowed himself to be costumed as Scooby Doo ó yes, they make costumes for horses ó with Shaggy (Chloe Mercardante, 12) astride.

From Darth Vader to Little Red Riding Hood, from witches and princesses to cowboys and the Grim Reaper, the children collected candy from adults, many of whom joined in the costume fun.