Perfect for that pony clubber neice you’ve got, that eventer pal or trainer, or that barn buddy who cares about safety. Also works as an iPod holder. And a saddle bag label. The list goes on. And you can never have too many of these – goodness knows they seem to go missing when you need them. Spend an extra 5 minutes to decorate an insert for the pocket or even decorate the holder itself with fabric paint or stickers, and you’ve got a cute custom gift. They’re $10 at the tack store, or $6 (free shipping) if you buy them from me.
Idea #3 – Horsey Photo Shoot
There’s a few ways you can give this gift. The first way is to surreptitiously go to the barn and take several photos of your friend’s horse, and either print and frame the best one (dollar store or thrift store for the frame), or make a disk with the top photos. Bring a santa hat or a bow and ribbon for some extra cute pics. The older generation especially loves this gift because they generally don’t think to take photos of their horses except maybe for shows. Having a nice framed headshot to have at work or at home is a nice gift. Another way to do it is to give out a gift certificate for photo shoot of your friend with their horse. They can wear a cute dress, you can help groom their horse, and spend an hour getting some cute shots. It takes 2 people and its a fun, inexpensive way to give someone something they’ll treasure for years.
Idea #4 – The Eighty Dollar Champion by Elizabeth Letts
This is a book adored by horse people and non horse people alike – a heart warming and historically interesting story about a plow horse who became a national champion jumper. For only $11 at Amazon and widely available at bookstores, this is an affordable and thoughtful gift for anyone on your list.