Today is my niece Samantha’s birthday and in her honor we are offering up a gift list for horse lovers.
I’m not bragging, (that’s a lie – I so totally am!) my fabulous niece happens to be a bit of an expert on what it means to loooove horses. So today I’m turning the blog over to Samantha who’s sharing her own love story with horses and some super cool gift ideas for the horse lover in your life.
Ask the Expert: Horses and the People Who Love Them
giftbug: How old were you when you first fell in love with horses?
Samantha: Well, when I was little (Mom says she was four) Gram and Grandad took me to the South Park pony rides and I loved them and then for Easter because she knew how much I loved horses, Nana took me to Pony Camp.
Samantha started taking riding lessons less than 2 years ago and she’s already racked up more than 32 ribbons. This summer Samantha’s family grew when her dream came true and she got her own horse, Ruby.
giftbug: What do you love most about horses?
Samantha: They’re really sweet animals and you can do a lot with them. And they’re really fun. And I love riding them.
giftbug: Which do you like better, riding western or english?
Samantha: Hmmmm…. …. ….well, I guess I like Western a little bit better because Ruby does better at it and I do it a lot more….and because of all of the sequins. 🙂
giftbug: So Samantha, do you have any ideas for people who want to give a special gift to someone who loves horses?
Samantha’s Top 6 Gift Ideas for Anyone Who Loves Horses
If you’re looking for a gift for someone who rides horses, Samantha suggests:
1. A New Halter
Available from 3 Gems Tack: Dura-Tech Cushion Web Halter
2. “Cool Brushes”
Available from HorseLoverZ: Butterfly Brush and Comb Collection
3. Hoof Polish
Samantha: This is cool nail polish that comes in all kinds of great colors and it’s glittery. You can’t use if for shows though, we have a boring black polish for that.
Available from Pony Glam: Hoof Hi-Lites from Pony Glam
4. Horse Action Figures or LEGOS
Available from Amazon: LEGO Friends Sunshine Ranch
5. Cowgirl (or Cowboy) Boots
Available from Rod’s Western Palace: Macie Bean Turquoise Sinsation Boots
6. Outfits That Have Horses on Them
Available from Etsy: Girl’s Horse Printed Tank Top by Girl’s With a Twirl Boutique
Samantha’s Top 6 Gift Ideas for the Horses
And because we can’t forget about the horses!
1. Plain Granola Bars
Samantha: These are their favorite treats because of all of the oats in them.
2. Sugar Cubes
Samantha: They really love candy canes!
6. Peppermint Nuggets
Available from Amazon: Manna Pro: Peppermint Flavor Nuggets for Horses