A little something for my barn owner?
A little back story:
I just moved to Texas a couple months ago. I met a fabulous woman through my parents church whom is older, but is still an avid horse woman though now retired from the show circuit. She got her medals in USDF on an OTTB who she still has, and she shares interest in another younger OTTB. She told me I could come out to the barn anytime, and I offered to help her do chores, ride, anything until my horse came down.
After about a month of getting to know each other and helping her around the barn, she offered for my horse to stay at her place when he moved. She has a wonderful little facility. It is private, cute barn, turn outs, covered round pen, hot walker (which we don't use because he tired to tear it down once), arena, and some cute little trail obstacles and small cross-country jumps (which only I use, LOL).
I have been here with her for two months now. I'm a college kid, lives at home with my parents, and work 45+ hours a week at a local resort. She is so understanding when I can't come out and clean my stalls and we rotate feeding schedules. I feed in the morning, she feeds at night. She REFUSES to let me pay her over $50 for boarding. When she does take my money she donates it to church and doesn't keep it for herself.
My horse is a QH, pretty low maintenance, but known to see dead people. She doesn't mind his snorty and really sort of loves having a "not so elegant" non-dressage horse around.
Fast forward to the past couple weeks..
BO had to get MAJOR knee surgery. She is progressing quickly and myself, a girl she shares young OTTB with, and some other friends she has have been taking care of her horses. This includes just feeding, cleaning, and putting them on the walker everyday. It's really easy. BO is making great progress but she probably wont be down at the barn for another couple of weeks, let alone riding for months.
SO, I was thinking of getting her a gift. She has sort of become more of a family figure then just a friend (almost like a grandmother). She is an amazing woman and I am so blessed to have her around. She does have some medical issues so doing my normal baking and such might not work. I believe she can't do gluten but I'm not sure. When I first moved in she told me all her medical issues, but I can't remember them all.
I'm thinking some sort of goodie basket, minus SOME goodies. I know she can have chocolate candies ;). So what have you done for your BO's? Any ideas? I just really want to do something nice to her as a get well soon/thank you basket.
(SORRY FOR THE BOOK!).