Buying a horse can be a cross between exciting and nerve-wracking for any first-timer. Even with all the expert horse-buying tips available, the process can still be an emotional rollercoaster. But when the right horse finally comes, everything will be worthwhile. Of course, this moment must come with a celebration – with gifts!
If you have a friend or loved one who just bought a horse for the first time, here are great equine welcome gift ideas to consider:
A hoof pick makes it easy to clean the hooves of a horse, all the way to hard-to-reach spots. This product is important for horses to maintain clean and healthy hooves, even if they’re Grand Prix jumpers.
You give treats to a new horse owner as you give a new neighbor a batch of cookies. The best treats are those made from natural ingredients, such as veggies and beef pulp, and they should come with zero added sugar or wheat. Also look into the shape of these foodies. Most of them are like three-leaf clovers though, making them easy to break apart.
Big horse grooming totes are very handy when it comes to holding day-to-day essentials. Choose a bag whose compartments are deep but not so deep that you’ll end up losing things. Also, that must be pockets everywhere.
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. Don’t just think of the design though – fit and quality are more important.
Besides being expensive, horse tack and riding equipment also need to be properly cleaned and stored. Some bridle bags have three loops for hanging bridles or halters, a satin lining that protects the leather, and different styles to choose from.
Horse Stress Ball
When horses have to move to a new home, it can be very stressful for them. A good horse gift would be an equine stress ball. An equine stress ball can serve as a toy that helps the horse release nervous tension and avoid anxious behaviors. On top of that, this toy isn’t only for playing, but it can also be eaten by the horse as a nutritious snack.
Finally, while unknown to many, quality clippers aren’t only good for grooming a horse but also for first aid. When you buy clippers though, look for versatility. For example, there should be inbuilt options for length adjustments and comb attachments, and rechargeable battery packs should be included in the kit.