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    Again the holidays are upon us, and I like to get the wife at least one gift relating to her showing hobby. She has the clothes and bling, and certainly enough tack. She rides in the modified adults, any suggestions? Last year I was able to find a bracelet braided from the tail of her two show horses.
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    Again the holidays are upon us, and I like to get the wife at least one gift relating to her showing hobby. She has the clothes and bling, and certainly enough tack. She rides in the modified adults, any suggestions? Last year I was able to find a bracelet braided from the tail of her two show horses.
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    The receptionist at work gave me this magazine "Back in the Saddle" that had all sorts of crazy "horse gifts"..... One thing that actually did catch my eye was the Custom Throw Rugs. They take your photo and scan onto a blanket. The one they had in the magazine was B&W and looked cozy.

    I have also heard that the Ribbon Quilts are popular, but the only ones I found were $300+.



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    I dunno if you're into jewelry, but anything in a blue box is a good bet. Pearl studs are always stylish in and out of the show ring. I just went through this with one of my guy friends, and we found a cute hermes scarf that was in his price range, there were a few with a horsey theme.
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    On the jewelry theme... does your wife have a nice show watch? I've seen some really nice ones that aren't too expensive. Horseshoes, bits, etc. for the band and a horse head or other kind of horse theme in the face area. I know that's what I would like. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_c...icon_smile.gif Too bad my hubby doesn't read this board... LOL I can't complain, he's contributing to my "new horse" fund so I'm set for the holiday.... and then some. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_c...icon_smile.gif



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    I have a cute little necklace, it's a small horseshoe charm on a chain with 1 carat zirc solitaire. You could be nice and get the real thing. Seriously, it's nice necklace appropriate for anywhere and any outfit from work to the barn to a little black dress.

    What do I want? The winning Powerball numbers http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_c...on_biggrin.gif
    When opportunity knocks it's wearing overalls and looks like work.

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    What do I want?
    An electric magnetic blanket and foot pad, cordless clippers, a new shadbelly, a Richard Castelow saddle, a green mare I have my eye on, and Eldridge T http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_c...on_biggrin.gif.

    What am I getting?
    A new 84 sheet for my Reggie who looks like a waif in his severely outgrown 80, enough Gastrogard to get Slate through FL, and a fake tail for my pregreen horse :P.

    What should you get your wife?
    A portrait done of one of her horses by a good artist or photographer, a nice piece of horsey jewelery, or just something that you know she needs and hasn't yet bought for herself. My mother still laughs about the Christmas her mother bought her a fancy new manure spreader http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_c...icon_smile.gif.



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    Ah, Chanda, you don't think his wife would like a fake tail?
    When opportunity knocks it's wearing overalls and looks like work.

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    Chanda, What's the best fake tail, attachment wise, from whom, etc....I promise not to moan about the cost..lol! The new bit is working so well, I suppose Perry deserves a nice horse show tail http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_c.../icon_cool.gif
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    Don't ask her, ask your braider! They're the ones that have to deal with it LOL....
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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Ah, Chanda, you don't think his wife would like a fake tail? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
    Well, I don't KNOW, and that is my point. Some wives would be offended by a fake tail or a manure spreader, but others would think their husband was a *genius* if he produced a practical and much-needed present. Presumably Harry knows which variety he married http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_c.../icon_wink.gif.



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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Chanda, What's the best fake tail, attachment wise, from whom, etc....I promise not to moan about the cost..lol! The new bit is working so well, I suppose Perry deserves a nice horse show tail </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
    Unfortunately Theorangeone is correct, you have to ask your braider. My braider is a lovely person who drags her favorite tail person out to the barn, takes the horse into the light, and between the two of them they find colors in its tail that I would never have previously imagined. I am completely superfluous to the process. I am under strict orders to call as soon as I get the beast to FL so that they can work their magic in time to have the tail ready by the first week of WEF.
    And save that bit for the show ring now that you know it works!! http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_c.../icon_wink.gif



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    Orange..can you use them with an unbraided tail, too?
    ..and I've met Harry's wife. He's a hell of a lot safer with a little blue box. Or big, for that matter http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_c.../icon_cool.gif

    ..yes, I'm saving the bit!!
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    I want a cob from the UK. I'd even sit on Santa's lap if I knew it would be in the barn Christmas Day. Maybe it could ship over in the sleigh. Santa does stop in the UK.
    A very Unbirthday to you.



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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by harryjohnson:
    Again the holidays are upon us, and I like to get the wife at least one gift relating to her showing hobby. She has the clothes and bling, and certainly enough tack. She rides in the modified adults, any suggestions? Last year I was able to find a bracelet braided from the tail of her two show horses. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

    But didn't your wife get a motor home for Christmas?! http://chronicleforums.com/images/cu...milies/lol.gif http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_c.../icon_wink.gif



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    You can, but I always braid fo rbig shows, and for little shows, I don't bother with the tail, plus getting it to look real is a pro job. It's abotu as easy to do as perfect braids, so I leave it to the pros LOL.
    Harry: My friend considered this: http://www.tiffany.com/shopping/item.aspx?CategoryID=66..._it=74H2&start_id=1& I think it's classy, timeless, and the infitnity symbol on the clasp isa cute touch.
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    Harry, get her a portrait of both her beasts. Granted it won't be ready by Christmas, but put it in a box, blue of course http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_c.../icon_wink.gif, plop under the tree and voila. That should make her very happy.



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    The shadbelly would be nice, but she is not up to a level where she needs one, and very difficult to make it a suprise when you need to be measured. The motor coach is for me, Limerick, it was not exactly her idea. The tails make me laugh, last year when she wanted fake tails, we looked on a website, and lo and behold the tails were not meant for horses. They were, shall we say somehow perceived to be attractive for people. Can't imagine the wife or myself trotting around with one. Shocking but we still laugh about it.
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    Jeez Harry..What site were you ON???? I thought I'd seen it all..guess not http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_c.../icon_cool.gif
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    The portrait idea is nice, although we do have a substantial amount of photos from the shows. I was trying to think of something completely unique, she gets jewelry as a matter of course.
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