It’s that time of year again… A mixture of pine and apple cider is wafting throughout the house, the weather has turned cold, the Holiday ornaments have been unpacked, and the “stockings have been hung with care” – that’s right, Christmas is just around the corner! When it comes to stocking stuffers, sadly, most of the time they are afterthoughts grabbed in the check out line at the local grocery story on Christmas Eve, but this year, why not fill the horse lover in your family’s stocking with things that will bring delight, joy and even practicality?
If you’re looking for the perfect “small gifts” for your favorite horse lovers, here’s a list that might come in handy – so take note, save this article and keep it handy, because Christmas will be here before you know it!
Horse Lovers’ Stocking Stuffers
Arm Band Cell Phone Case Holder Speaking from experience – a bad one that involved a severely broken leg and 10 weeks in bed – I can say that it is of utmost importance to have your cell phone with you at all times, whether you’re riding in the arena or out on the trail. Sticking today’s Smartphones in your back pocket isn’t the most effective way to carry them while riding, but never fear, Be sure your phone is always nearby with this great cell phone armband that will hold any Smartphone on the market. It’s comfortable, stylish and it just may save your life!
Ariat Women’s Lace Logo Baseball Cap If the horse lover in your life is anything like me, she (or he) is always wearing a hat. For women, we’ve learned from a young age that when we’re in the sun out at the barn, we need to protect our faces, and thus the trusty “baseball cap” is one of our best friends. Ariat has some great hats for both men and women, and this lovely “Lace Logo” hat is subtle and stylish, and it has the easy Velcro closure that we all love!
EquiVisor Cotton Riding Helmet Visor We all know that when it comes to horses, safety is always first. That means that the majority of riders these days are wearing helmets. How about helping your favorite horse lover spice up their riding helmet while also protecting their face from the sun and glare while in the arena or out on the trail? EquiVisor is adjustable, cotton, lightweight, and fits on just about any helmet out there. The elastic grip tape will keep it in place even on those long gallops on the beach, and, best of all, they come in all sorts of stylish colors!
Noble Outfitters Perfect Fit Cool Mesh Riding Gloves Come on ladies, we all know that when it comes to being a horse lover, one of the most difficult things is to keep our hands looking nice. Whether it callouses from reins or pitchforks, or all those scratches, scrapes and nicks that we get from just being out at the barn, there really is nothing like a good set of gloves, both for comfort and for protection. Of course, living on the Central Coast, where the weather never really gets cold, we don’t want our hands sweating inside of a pair of regular gloves, and that’s why any horse lover in your life will love the Noble Outfitters Cool Mesh gloves!
Equine Boot and Accessories Tote Bag Horse boots, wraps and accessories are used at home and on the road. So many parts and pieces can easily get left behind, lost in the trailer tack room or fall out of your arms as you transfer them from barn tack room to trailer tack room. Keep all your leg accessories and other items in one convenient bag which easily travels with you. You’ll always know where the boots, wraps and accessories are when you have one storage bag to keep them in.
Ariat Western Cowboy Boot Knee High Tall Boot Socks What horse lover doesn’t like a great pair of socks? Seriously…this is one a great gift, and these socks are so cute for the Western horse lover in your life.
Dreamers Schemers Knee High Tall Boot Socks Designed for durability and comfort, these socks feature a lightly padded toe that wraps around the bottom of the foot back to the ankle for supportive cushioning and protection from friction. Dreamers Schemers Tall Boot Socks With a variety of whimsical designs, these socks let your equestrain express her style without compromising comfort or functionality..
Water Bottle/Cell Phone Carrier Saddle Bag What two things are practically essential on a trail ride? . . . A water bottle and a cell phone carrier. This handy saddle bag closes with a drawstring that can swing over your saddle horn or be attached to a d-ring with a carabiner. The Kensington Insulated Water Bottle Carrier Your essentials are carried right where you can access them.
Something fun for your horse Sneak a fun gift into your horse’s holiday stocking! Help alleviate horse’s boredom with the Hangin’ Ball Boredom Buster Horse Toy. This easy to use horse toy is ideal for horses who are looking for something to do. When hung away from a wall, it can provide hours of entertainment. It’s a best seller!
Giving Is the Meaning of the Season
Giving is the meaning of the season. There’s nothing more fun and joyous than seeing the smiles on the faces of the people who you care about when they find something in their stocking or under the tree that really lights them up inside. Gifts don’t have to cost a lot of money to be meaningful or memorable, and the above list should be a great start in making your favorite horse lover’s stocking very full.
Just so you know, clicking the above links takes you to the product on the Riding Warehouse site. This makes shopping easy and convenient for you. We do get a little kick-back from items purchased, giving us resources to bring you more stories, but your price stays the same. It’s a win-win! Also for local riders you can order items online and request pick-up – during checkout – at the Riding Warehouse store. Happy Trails!
Wishing you all a beautiful Holiday Season
You are appreciated more than can be expressed!
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