The Holidays are a stressful time for pretty much everyone. But for our equestrians, they are also dealing with frozen water buckets, out-smarting the weather with blanketing roulette, and extra muddy unicorns. Their riding schedules have been disrupted, and we are feeling the effects. Unfortunately, we aren't all in a position to get them all a farm in Florida so we better ace the gift giving game, even when all we get is "horse stuff" as an answer when we ask what they want.
Luckily the Equestrymen elves have been hard at work, gathering all the best ideas for you, no matter your budget.
Good stocking stuffers are the best way to show you've done your gift-giving research. Grooming supplies are a great way to start things off, but not just any grooming supplies will do. There are a few innovative new products that will have your equestrian in awe. (1) the Tiger's Tongue looks like a weirdly inefficient sponge, but it actually works like magic when it comes to removing mud, dirt, dander and grime. (2) Sound Equine Easy Clean Body Brush - a sure winner and one that everyone will love to have in their grooming supplies. (3) Pet Grooming Gloves - there are more expensive styles, but these work great, are extremely affordable, and will be a favorite of all the four-legged family members (plus your equestrian).
Staying warm is pretty high up on your equestrian's list of Holiday cheer... let's just avoid pairing any of the following stocking stuffers with notes that say "something to warm your cold heart." They may just not take it as a good joke. (1) Hand Warmers are literally the perfect, can't-go-wrong stocking stuffer, unless you are lucky enough to live where it never gets cold. (2) The one thing that and equestrian can literally NEVER get enough of is tall socks, and these warm tall socks will be awesome, whether they wear them to ride or not. (3) Is it spiked or not? Luckily with a clever tumber, no one will ever know. They can drink water, coffee, or hide a midday cocktail.
Something for Under the Tree
Stepping up from the stocking stuffer means greater risk and greater reward. Stepping away from the cliche horse-themed gifts is imperative to getting her something she'll enjoy and appreciate all year.
3. Art - One thing equestrians love to do when they can't see their horses in person is seeing them captured in art. Depending on your equestrian's style, you can choose an artist that does custom work, or maybe just beautiful equine scenes. Check out some of our favorites:
Jen Brandon Studio
And my favorite (because she's my wife) Studio Trouvaille
4. Gift Certificates to your local tack shop - SHOP LOCAL and with a gift certificate to a local shop, you won't have to worry about what size she wears, or knowing the difference between full seats and knee patches. A quick Google search for "Tack Shop Near Me" will give you all that you need. We love our local shop, M & M Tack Shop, because, like most local places, they are friendly super helpful, and don't laugh at us when we don't know what we are talking about.
AND REMEMBER, if you are still feeling at a loss, feel free to reach out on social media or thru the email and one of our equestrymen elves will be happy to help you give the best eqestrian gift.