If you were bit by the horse bug and never recovered, you may have different expectations for Valentine’s Day gifts. We’ve compiled a list of things we’d rather receive from most practical to wildly out there.
Clothes for your horse
You want your horse to look good but make sure everything fits the best. For horse shows or transitional weather a stable sheet and Lycra sleazy are a perfect combination. Both are made to keep your horse clean and can be used as liners under other blankets and hoods. A nylon sheet will help keep your horse’s coat sleek and shiny by encouraging shedding of hair and dirt. A sleazy is invaluable if you need to keep bands or braids in overnight at a horse show.
Bathing and grooming in the winter can be a huge chore. So, to ease the hassle of cold water and messy hands from grooming the Insta-Hot®, Insta-Hot® 2, or Handson Grooming Gloves are perfect gift options. If your ground water is warmer or you want to de-ice buckets the original Insta-Hot is the best option. If you need warmer water the Insta-Hot 2 offers a greater temperature range making it perfect for bathing horses all year long. Grooming gloves may seem silly, but they’ll keep your hands clean during shedding season bathing. You can even use them on sensitive areas like faces without any fuss.
Perhaps this doesn’t seem like a fun type of gift to receive but it’s practical. Useful stable items like hay nets, storage bags, and saddle racks are found in most barns and in some cases you can never have too many. Hay nets have a variety of benefits and finding one that’s right for your horse can be tricky, we’ve covered the basics for you here. Storage bags will keep horsewear and grooming supplies organized in the barn, trailer, or at a horse show. Our saddle racks come in permanent and portable versions so you’ll always have what you need.
Okay so this is a little outrageous depending on your situation. But many of us are guilty of browsing for sale ads and rescue sites even if we have no intention of getting another animal. We know plenty of people who’d love to have a Miniature Donkey like Crouton.
Whatever you give or receive this Valentine’s Day, we know you’ll love it. For more gift ideas take a look at our complete Valentine’s Day Gift Guide.