My mare is currently away for 5 weeks with a trainer to be started under saddle. He is a cowboy, but he also has recently gotten very involved with fox hunting. I am a hunter rider and have no clue about fox hunting. I would like to get him a gift in thanks for the great job he has done with Piper. Any ideas? I was thinking possibly a flask and maybe a bottle of his favorite liquor since he mentioned that there is often passing of flasks on the hunt and that it does help to keep him warm. Any other ideas? I also want to get something for his barn manager that hunts with him as well. I was thinking about getting her an engraved frame since she just got a new horse and this will be her first season with him, but I am open to other ideas for her as well. Thanks in advance!
JSwan is right, as usual. The stock should be white or off white. Have the store subtly slip the directions in the folds, so he can practice in private before he heads out. This is always a great gift, as you can never have too many!
The flasks are tricky to chose and expensive. He is better off chosing his own.
A good pair of wire cutters would always be on his saddle if you were to choose them as a gift. Here is a great affordable source that you can use online and they will ship to you in just about 2 weeks: http://www.calcuttandsons.co.uk/
Calcutt & Sons is an amazing tack shop if you are ever in Sutton Scotney, Hants.
It is my 'local' store when I am over there in Salisbury. New and fantastic used, although the saddles are a bit different to what we expect over here...sort of old style and big and padded (for a long day's hunting).
Otherwise a Leatherman is the handy dandy all purpose tool.