12 Gift Ideas for Natural Horse Enthusiasts
It may not come as much of a surprise, but I’m a minimalist. Meaning, I don’t like a lot of stuff. I love useful gadgets, clothes, and decorative items for my home, but I also have no trouble giving things away or selling them when I no longer want or need them (this goes for inanimate objects–not my horses or other pets!).
When it comes to gifts, I appreciate those which have significance behind them, like jewelry that represents something meaningful to me or hand-made items. And I especially love books.
Granted, not everyone likes the things I like, but I thought I’d share a list of gift ideas (all $77 or less) I believe nearly any natural horse enthusiast would appreciate getting. And just in time for the holiday season!
Another great thing about purchasing one of the gift ideas I’m sharing here is that you’ll be supporting small businesses or non-profit organizations (or writers!).
2.) For the horse ladies in your life: the ‘Horse Mama’ hoodie ($38.00) or long-sleeved baseball tee ($30.00) from Horse Hippie. But if those aren’t her style, I love so many of the clothes and jewelry from Horse Hippie (all handmade by women for women.) Have a look around their website!
4.) I don’t know what natural horse enthusiast doesn’t use essential oils, and I would bet just about any of them would love to have the Natura Ultrasonic Diffuser ($77.00) from Mountain Rose Herbs.
5.) I know most animal people also appreciates gifts they can use on their pets. Here’s a great natural shampoo with essential oils from The Holistic Horse: Earthbath Tea Tree & Aloe Shampoo ($14.50).
6.) Or what about this Organic Chamomile Leave-In Mane and Tail Detangler ($17.99) from Whole Equine?
7.) For the trail rider or competitive horse person who wants to ensure their horse has access to hay on those long trailer rides, the Manger Hay Pillow ($59.99) from The Hay Pillow, Inc. would be perfect.
8.) For those with multiple horses, the Bale Bag ($64.99) slow feeder net from Handy Hay Nets would also be a great time saver and gift.
9.) And I don’t know who wouldn’t appreciate a half-hour nutritional consultation ($45.00) with Jessica Lynn of Earth Song Ranch!
10.) One of my all-time favorite reference horse books is Acu-Horse: A Guide to Equine Acupressure by Nancy Zidonis and Amy Snow ($39.95). I attended Tallgrass Animal Acupressure Institute (also run by Nancy and Amy) and can’t recommend their courses or books enough.
11.) Another book I guarantee any horse lover will love is Horses of Proud Spirit ($14.91) by Melanie Sue Bowles. In this book, Melanie includes multiple touching stories of the horses who live at Proud Spirit Horse Sanctuary, which she and her husband run. Melanie also has two other books about her sanctuary animals which are just as great: Hoof Prints: More Stories from Proud Spirit ($14.84) and The Dogs of Proud Spirit ($14.93).
12.) And lastly, for any barefoot hoof enthusiast, the Radius Rasp 1 ($45.00) is the perfect tool for maintaining that mustang roll in between trims. It’s easy to use even for small hands like mine.