Not a horse person but have a horse-lover on the Christmas list?
If this is the case shopping can be confusing and you might be tempted to get just a gift card or something that your horse-lover might not truly enjoy. You can’t just buy a new blanket or saddle. You can’t just get it a new halter or supplement because you don’t know the horse’s size or the owner’s preferences. Most affordable items at a tack shop are things that can be hit or miss…supplements, dewormers, halters, polo wraps, etc. As a horse person I can share a few things with you that I would personally be excited to get. Hopefully this helps!
Back on Track also makes wrist, knee, and elbow braces that all fall under $50 as well
Treats: The three listed are all palatable and generally accepted by most horses. I have personally purchased and fed all of these and was very happy with them. These particular treats are also healthier than most so if your horse-lover has an equine with a restricted diet these should not pose any issues.
Uckele Equi-Treats 5lbs – $11.62
Manna Pro Flax Snax 3lbs – $13.94
Buckeye No Sugar Added 4lbs – $9.37
Vibershield Jasper Breeze River Rock Bracelet: $44.10
Most book stores will carry these, but you can check out Barnes and Noble or the direct links on each bullet point to the author’s site.
This was the first horse book I read when I was a kid and it made me a fan for life. I practiced his Join-Up method before I was a teenager on a quarter horse mare and it worked! This book should be in any horseman’s library.
This is a newer book and focuses on myofascial release therapy to help ease pain and tension in a horse. I have used this method on my own horse and met Margret Henkels in person. I believe any person and horse can benefit from this technique.
For the Love of the Horse by Ann Jamieson – There are 4 volumes and you can pick this up at retail stores or follow the link to purchase directly. The current special will get you all 4 volumes for just $51.95
I couldn’t find this on the other websites, but consider them as well:
Grey Horse Candles – $17 – I have not had the pleasure of buying one for myself yet. I have seen these at a local tack shop and loved what I saw. The candles are soy based and made in Tennessee. The scents are geared toward the equestrian with options like sweet feed, high end saddle, and fresh cut hay.
You can also purchase 3 for $46 or 4 for $6
I hope this helps and happy shopping!
Equestrians! What are some gifts YOU would love to unwrap this year?