It’s that time of year again… A mixture of pine and apple cider is wafting throughout the house. Our horses and ponies are sporting fuzzy coats. 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 horse lovers’ stocking stuffers, sadly, most of the time they are afterthoughts grabbed in the check out line at the local grocery story on Christmas Eve. 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 at-the-ready, because Christmas will be here before you know it!
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Horse Lovers’ Stocking Stuffers
Cell Phone, keys etc. Holster 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 holster . This one holds any Smartphone, plus your keys, money and ID. It’s comfortable, stylish can be worn on your leg or arm and it just may save your life!
Worn around your horse’s neck, the happy sounds of Rhythm-N-Beads Trail Riding Bells are a delight to the senses. A versatile and fun addition to any horse lovers’ riding gear, these rhythm bells help riders maintain the rhythm of gait and motion during long-distance riding and arena riding.
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 lovers spruce up their riding helmets while also protecting their faces from the sun and glare while in the arena or out on the trail? EquiVisor is constructed of lightweight cotton and adjusts to fit on just about any helmet out there. The elastic grip tape keeps it in place even on those long gallops on the beach, and, best of all, they come in all sorts of stylish colors!
Perfect for your pocket or saddlebags, the Cashel Horseman’s Knife is a knife that you will want to carry with you everywhere! Horse lovers are prepared for hoof or equipment issues at all times with what this knife offers: a blade, frog knife, hole enlarger, bot knife, and hoof pick! The perfect size easily stows away in your horse trailer, barn, saddlebags, or pocket.
Heritage UltraLite 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. We also want to be able to use our phone without taking off the gloves. Heritage UltraLite are touchscreen friendly. 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 Heritage UltraLite Riding 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.
Royal Highness Knee High Tall Boot Socks Fun and fashion meet performance in the Royal Highness Knee High Tall Boot Socks! Constructed of a Nylon and Spandex blend, these socks are thin enough to be worn under your tall boots during competition. They are a top pick for breathability and comfort. 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 horse lover in your life.
Dreamers Schemers Knee High Tall Boot Socks are specifically 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 swings over your saddle horn or snapped to a saddle d-ring with a carabiner. The GPS pocket detaches for easy viewing. Plus a safety cord attaches from the GPS pocket to the bottle holder, providing an added safety measure in case the GPS accidently falls. The The Cashel Water Bottle and Phone Carrier keeps your essentials right where you can access them.
All lovers of leather will appreciate this leather balm. So wonderfully scented, this leather conditioner Effax Leder-Balsam uses beeswax, lanolin, and avocado oil to nourish and quench dry leather. The beeswax adds water-resistant properties to your leather, helping to keep your leather protected in the elements. Use it on your leather boots and shoes, leather gloves and hats, leather seats and of course your tack.
Something fun for your horse Sneak a fun gift into your horse’s holiday stocking! Help alleviate horse’s boredom with A Variety of Horse Toys. From stall scratchers, to hay balls and bouncy balls with a variety of toys in between, your horse will enjoy playing with many of these options. Go take a look and surprise your equine friend this holiday season.
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. Need more horse lovers’ stocking stuffer ideas? Here’s a full list of items: < just click this link.
Gifts don’t have to cost a lot of money to be meaningful or memorable. The above list should be a great start in making your favorite horse lover’s stocking very full.
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Wishing you all a beautiful Holiday Season
You are appreciated more than can be expressed!
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