The Christmas spirit is infusing the air, with evergreen wreaths, jingling bells, and cheerful lights sparkling all around. But, wow, what to do about gifts and presents, which are such a part of the holiday season, in these tighter times?
Fortunately, it’s nothing but good news! If you are a rider and horselover, or know someone who is, then the gift-giving season will be a snap. Items for the horse, for the barn, and for the horse- (and dog- !) loving human abound at every price point, so let’s take a quick tour of what to look for when you start your shopping:
For the horse and pony lover of any age, think about stable supplies like brushes; hoofpicks; brush totes; or a new and stylish halter and matching leadrope. These are both economical and super-useful gifts. If they’re on someone’s Santa wish list, look into stable sheets and blankets, and tough turnout blankets – these are always a great item to have in the barn.
For the pony rider: think about half-chaps to help those lower legs hold their position in the saddle; a brightly colored riding crop; a stylish fashion accessory, like belts, bucket hats, socks, or gloves and mittens to keep those small hands toasty and warm no matter the location (hmmm… maybe not such bad ideas for the adult riders in the house)! Or delve into the wonderful books and game DVDs that are great way to learn and have a blast when wintery days limit barn time… These have all different price points, and they are always winners.
For the adult rider: warm, layering outwear that takes you through nearly every season, such as parkas that convert to vests with zip-off sleeves; warm polar fleece; cool, wicking riding shirts and breeches; comfortable riding tights; and durable riding boots, either paddock or tall boots. Shopping is going to be inspiring, because the color selection is yummy, prices are reasonable, and the manufacturing quality is high, making for gifts that keep on giving, season after season.
And equestrian-themed gifts might make for intriguing gifts for anyone in your life: think decorated hand-towels; special soaps; chocolates; and clothing accessories. And for the dog-lovers in your life? Any horse shopping isn’t complete without a special section devoted to the devoted canines in our life. Click on and enjoy the charming selections of bowls, beds, leashes and collars, and so much more, and be a hit on the 25th!
Have a happy, and enjoy making a horse-lover in your world extra happy this holiday season with special gifts that show you care! (DON’T FORGET: online shopping makes your list so much less daunting. Take advantage and click your way to a happy holiday!)
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Note: All prices in US Dollars