What to Give a New Equestrian
Buying a horse is fun for any first-timer, but it can be nerve-wracking too. Regardless of all the pro tips out there, the entire process can still be an emotional adventure. But when the right horse finally comes, everything will be worthwhile. Of course, this would be a special moment that deserves a celebration – and gifts!
If you’re thinking of giving a present to your friend or loved one who just brought their first horse, here are ideas you can explore:
A hoof pick works to clean a horse’s hooves right down to the hardest-to-reach areas. Whether they’re in retirement or in their heyday as Grand Prix jumpers, their hooves can be kept clean and healthy with the help of this product.
Gifting a new horse owner with a bag of treats is no different from welcoming a new neighbor with freshly baked cookies. When giving treats for horses, make sure they’re all natural – carrots, apples, etc. – and stay away from anything with added sugar or wheat. Also look into the shape of these foodies. They probably look like three-leaf clovers though, which are easy to break apart.
When you talk about holding daily essentials, those large horse-grooming totes are indispensable. Find a bag with deep compartments, but not so deep that it’ll be inconvenient to pull out stuff. Also make sure there’s a pocket for everything.
A great gift you can give any horse owner is a custom-embroidered saddle pad.
It would be great to match the colors of the saddle pad to the stitching of the horse owner’s monogrammed initials, or the name of the horse. Go beyond the design’s aesthetics however – in fact, fit and quality must be given more importance.
Horse tack and riding equipment are not only pricey, bu they need to be cleaned and stored property to last long. There are bridle bags with three loops for hanging halters or bridles, a satin lining which safeguards the leather, and a variety of styles to select from.
Horse Stress Ball
Horses moving to a new home usually find the experience stressful. An equine stress ball will surely make a great horse gift. An equine stress ball is something horses can play with, helping them release all that nervous energy and stay distracted from anxious behaviors. Moreover, this toy is hardly just about mental play – it’s a healthy snack at the same time!
Lastly, while known to only a few, quality clippers are not just for grooming, but also for equine first aid. When choosing the right clippers however, versatility is key. The kit should have built-in length adjustments and comb attachments, for instance, and you should get rechargeable battery packs with the kit.
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