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Ultimate Horse Lovers Gift Guide

Updated on December 17, 2018
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Ellison is a professional horse trainer and riding instructor. She runs a summer camp program and offers kids a safe introduction to horses.


There Has To Be Something On This List That Will Work For You!

My goal for this list is that it helps remind you of the obvious choices, but also gives you some unique ideas! I'm trying to divide it into categories, in case you are way behind on your holiday shopping and don't have time to read the whole list!

Gift Cards

*Restaraunt ( too tired to cook after the farm) *Coffee Shop(who doesn't like sipping on a hot coffee at the farm) *Tack Store( obvious choice) *Tractor Supply Company ( horse, farm, outdoor living type stuff) * Under Armour ( They have clothes to keep you comfortable in all weather) *Amazon( They have everything! For horse life as well as everyday life)


Practical Gifts

*Handwarmers *Gloves *Scarves *Warm Socks *Tall Boot Socks *Rain/Muck Boots *Warm headband ( to fit under a helmet) *Cell Phone Case/Clip *Cordless Charger (cell phone) *Earbuds *Yeti or Tervis Tumbler (keep drinks hot or cold) *Yeti Lunchbox or Bag *Water Proof Watch *Helmet Covers *Helmet Bag *Boot Bag *Boot Pulls *Stock Pin(show riders) *Stock Tie(show riders) *Braiding Kit *Horse Treats ( gourmet or just good old peppermints or apples) *Human Bug Spray * Tack cleaning supplies *Garment Bag(Show riders for their show clothes) *Tack Trunk *Brush Boxes *Brushes *Rub Rags *Sponges *Shampoos/Conditioners *Coat sprays * Halter *Halter Name Plate *Halter Fleeces *Head Bumper( For horses who ride in the trailer) *Replacement breakaway strap for halter * Leadlines *Polo Wraps *Jumping Boots *Sports Medicine Boots *Bell Boots *Fly Spray *Fly Masks *Treats * Bit Warmer *Bit *Bridle Rack *Saddle Rack *Portable Saddle Rack *Reins *Saddle Pads *Half Pads * Quarter Sheet *Cooler *Dress Sheet *Cribbing Strap *Stall Toys ( Lik-It or Jolly Ball) *Stall Nameplate *Stall Guard *Hoof Picks *Hoof Polish *Crossties *Lungeline *Rope training halter *Jumps *Jump Cups *Poles *Cavaletti *Saddle Bags(Trail Riders)


Never Ending Possibilities!

There are tons of things that horses and riders need, that make great gifts. Things that come at all price points. In my opinion what makes a gift for horse and rider special is when the gift giver remembers special details. Maybe they get the item personalized with your names and your horse's show name or registered name. Maybe the clothing or saddle pad is embroidered or monogrammed.

Most riders have "colors". Meaning they have a specific set of colors or color that is their favorite and they think their horse looks best in. Take notice of what colors the person you are buying for usually puts on their horse. You could make a small gift basket of horse things in those colors.


Magazine Subscriptions

Us horse lovers are always wanting to know what the latest and greatest new and advice is in the horse world. Here are some magazines for horse lovers. Most are available both in print and online.

*Horse Illustrated *Practical Horseman *Horse and Rider *Young Rider *Western Horseman *Chronicle of The Horse

Many of the breed organizations have publications that might interest the horse lover in your life. So that is something else you can look into.


Tickets To Equine Events

There are all kinds of equine events across the country throughout the year. There are expos and upper-level competitions all over the country, throughout the year. Most any horse lover would think that tickets to one of these events would be a great gift for any occasion, not just Christmas!



Many horse lovers, even adults, collect Breyer horses. There are also other lines of collectibles like Trail of Painted Ponies. These are both model horses that people collect. This can be a hard one for someone who is a collector if you aren't sure which ones they already have!


It would take me forever to list names of all the great horse books that I have read or received as gifts. Just like reading magazines, horse people love reading about horses. Whether it be instructional books, helping them learn new skills or fictional novels.

For the young riders out there, there are many series of books out there written especially for that demographic.

There are also many novelty type books, like "Chicken Soup For the Horse Lovers Soul", that a horse loving reading enthusiast would enjoy! You can find them on Amazon(yay for free two-day shipping)


Horse Theme Jewelry

Horse jewelry is easy to come by, at all price points. Things for both grown up taste or young riders.

If you are purchasing for a horse loving woman, you probably can't go wrong with jewelry.

Horse Theme Home Decor

Some horse owners and lovers incorporate their love for horses into their home decor. Many of the specialty catalogs/websites, such as Back In The Saddle, and Rod's Western Palace, have a wide variety of horsey themed home furnishing.


Lessons Or Clinic $$

If the rider you are purchasing for takes lesson with a certain trainer or wants to attend a clinic with a certain rider, you could pay for that for them as a gift. For a young rider, you could even treat them to summer camp. You could make a homemade gift card for it if you had to. It would probably be cute and they would love it.

Will someone buy this poor child a pony?
Will someone buy this poor child a pony? | Source

Speaking Of Home Made Gifts

You can make horse treats very easily! There are tons of recipes out there on Pinterest. They are typically quick easy recipes with just a few ingredients.

If the horse lover you are trying to think of a gift for keeps their horses at home, you could make them a gift card book. Filled with things like horse sitting while they go on vacation, stall cleanings, feedings or offering to be their personal groom at a horse show. Maybe your friend has a gray horse, you could offer to bathe them and get them sparkling clean for a show. You could offer a coupon for mane pulling or braiding.


The Trick To Horsey Gift Giving Is Knowing The Recipient And Their Horse

If you try and remember little details and can personalize the gift, they will love it. Getting a certain color scheme on the item or adding the horse's name, us horse lovers love that stuff!

Anything that is practical we will love, horse people are all about practical gifts.

Horse People Are Easy To Buy Gifts For!

People that love horses and lead the horsey lifestyle will appreciate anything that you get them. Especially that has your love of horses and the barn in mind.

Hopefully, with the help of this post, you have inspiration for a holiday gift for the horse lover in your life!


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