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Unique Horse Gifts

Updated on January 31, 2015

Loving and Loyal Compainions

Horses are wonderful animals and it's easy to see why someone would fall in love with them. A unique horse gift is a great surprise for anyone who's horse crazy.

Growing up, my sister rode horses competitively. I was never a rider myself, but I have a lot of childhood memories of going with her to the barn, watching her lessons, and helping her groom her horses, George and Tasha. Tasha was a hot blooded Arabian, so was fairly spunky, but George was a big sweetie and I remember him fondly. Because my sister was so involved with horses, they became a part of my life, too.

Horses are incredibly affectionate and when you look in their eyes, they seem to have so much wisdom. They are truly amazing.

Because they are so beloved, there are an endless supply of horse gifts available. Here you'll find many unique horse gifts to choose from.

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Unique Horse Blankets

After a long day riding, it's great to curl up and relax. What better way to do this than with a unique horse blanket? A gorgeous horse blanket is a fantastic gift for any horse lover. As an added bonus, it's practical, so it won't sit around collecting dust.

Western Horse Soft Fleece Throw Blanket, 63"x73"
Western Horse Soft Fleece Throw Blanket, 63"x73"

This simple but regal horse is perfect for anyone, no matter their age. The large horse pops out and makes you feel like you're right back with your favorite animal, even when it's time to turn in for the night.

 
Spring Creek Run Horse Tapestry Afghan Throw Blanket 50" x 60"
Spring Creek Run Horse Tapestry Afghan Throw Blanket 50" x 60"

These horses running through the creek is a beautiful scene and will look wonderful in any room.

 
Nine Horses Blanket
Nine Horses Blanket

I love this gorgeous blanket with a mosaic of horses. The dark blue background gives it some color and the horses are just beautiful.

 

Domesticated and Wild Horses

People began to domesticate horses around 4000 BCE and by 3000 BCE, many horses worldwide had been domesticated.

There are many wild horses today, but there is only one breed of horse that is still considered truly wild. Przewalski's horse is the only subspecies of horse that has never been domesticated. Other wild horses are actually descended from horses that are domesticated, but then escaped and became wild.

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Horses in the Home

A horse home or kitchen item can be fun and whimsical while still speaking to a person's love for horses. Whether you're looking for a gift that's fun, practical, or both, this is the right spot.

Horse Cookie Cutter
Horse Cookie Cutter

What could be better than horse shaped cookies? This cookie cutter will make baking even more fun. Add icing or candy to decorate your equine cookie, too.

 
Arthur Court Horse Salt-and-Pepper Set in Stand
Arthur Court Horse Salt-and-Pepper Set in Stand

Everyone needs salt and pepper, right? These elegant horses will dress up your everyday spices.

 

A Horse's Life Expectancy

Typically, horses live for about 25-30 years. However, there are some records of horses living into their forties and fifties. In the 19th century, "Old Billy" lived to be 62 years. He is the oldest horse on record. A close second was Sugar Puff, who was 56 when he passed on in 2007. Read about Sugar Puff here.

Horse Jewelry Boxes

Every girl needs a place to hold her jewelry and if she's a horse lover, it should definitely be a horse jewelry box.

Willow Tree Quiet Strength Memory Box
Willow Tree Quiet Strength Memory Box

This beautiful and simple image of a girl and her horse is so touching. It really shows the bond that develops between person and animal. There's really nothing else like it and is something to treasure forever.

 

Jigsaw Puzzles

Jigsaw puzzles take a long time to complete, giving you lots of time to really study and admire the picture. There are some amazing and beautiful horse jigsaw puzzles out there. They're great gifts for horse lovers or just puzzle lovers.

Clementoni Majestic Stallions 1000 Piece Horses Jigsaw Puzzle
Clementoni Majestic Stallions 1000 Piece Horses Jigsaw Puzzle

These white horses are absolutely stunning. The way they run through the water shows off their power and majesty and the beautiful backdrop really makes you with you were right there with them. Who wouldn't want to spend hours looking at this picture as they work on the puzzle?

 

Not only can foals stand shortly after birth, but they can run within a few hours.

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