Gifts for Horse Lovers
riding lessons and other horsey gifts
Got a little girl on your gift list who loves horses? If she doesn't have her own horse or pony, riding lessons are the perfect gift. What about an adult who owns a horse? If so, use this to your advantage when shopping for a birthday or Christmas gift. Horse lovers and horse owners are always searching for items that depict horses or that they can use in the care of their equines. Search online for great items, or visit your local feed and tack store. Be sure to compare prices - there's a big markup at many tack stores. I've found the best prices and the biggest selections online.
Here are some ideas to get you started:
* A grooming kit. This is a great gift for any horse owner. They probably already have one, but brushes wear out quickly and have to be replaced.
* A lead rope and matching halter. You can never have too many lead ropes. Also, halters are often lost when the horse rubs his head against a fence post. I don't know how many hours I've spent searching the pasture for lost halters!
* Find out what breed of horse your pal owns or is interested in, and find a breed-specific item online. These include tee shirts, coffee mugs, mouse pads, coaster sets, handbags, and calendars.
* A book offering training tips will be much appreciated by any horse aficionado. A book about different breeds and their history would also be a good choice.
* A throw or blanket depicting horses.
* A silver horse charm for a necklace or bracelet. You can also find horse earrings.
* A big jar of horse treats.
* Gloves. These don't need to be riding gloves - just regular work gloves will do. Horsemen spend a lot of time handling hay and hauling feed and water. The gloves will come in handy to protect hands from the cold, too.
* A gift certificate to a feed store or a tack shop.
* A model of a horse. Breyer's has some nice ones, including ones for specific breeds.
* A framed photo or poster of your friend's horse.
* Horse movies. Find some DVDs about horses, like Seabiscuit, The Horse Whisperer, International Velvet, National Velvet, Running Free, The Long Shot, The Princess Stallion, and The Silver Stallion. Amazon has some great titles, or check the bins at Walmart.
* If your horse lover doesn't have her own horse, you could give her (or him) riding lessons or a weekend trip to a guest ranch.
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