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Gift Ideas for the New Horse Owner

Buying a horse can be exciting as well as nerve wracking for any newbie owner. Regardless of all the pro tips out there, the entire process can still be an emotional adventure. But when the perfect horse finally comes around, things will fall into place. Of course, this would be a special moment that deserves a celebration – and gifts!

If a friend or family member has just bought their very first horse, here are equine welcome gift ideas worth a check:

Hoof Pick

A hoof pick works to clean a horse’s hooves right down to the hardest-to-reach areas. Whether they’re seniors or Grand Prix jumpers at the height of their career, horses need this product for clean and healthy hooves.

Snacks

You give treats to a new horse owner as you give a new neighbor a batch of cookies. When buying treats for horses, always choose those made of natural ingredients, such as carrots, raisins and beef pulp, and preferably with no added sugar or wheat. You might also consider how these treats are shaped. Most probably, they’ll look like three-leaf clovers, which are easy to crack apart.

Horse-Grooming Kit

Big horse grooming totes are very handy when it comes to holding day-to-day essentials. Find a bag with deep compartments, but not so deep that it’ll be inconvenient to pull out stuff. There should also be a pocket for all kinds of things you’ll put inside.

Custom Wardrobe

One of the best gifts you can give a horse owner is a saddle pad with custom embroidery.

You can make the saddle pad colors match the stitching of the rider’s or the horse’s name. Go beyond the design’s aesthetics however – in fact, fit and quality must be given more importance.

Trendy Tack Storage

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

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 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.

Clippers

Finally, though unknown to a lot of people, quality clippers do not just work for grooming but for equine first aid as well. Before buying clippers though, check for versatility. For instance, the kit should come with rechargeable battery packs, and you should have options in terms of comb attachments and length adjustments.