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  1. #21
    Join Date
    Jan. 27, 2002
    Arlington, VA US


    Anything with bells works, especially if it can then be used for trail riding in hunting season!!!

    Here are some:
    Appy Trails,
    Kathy, Cadet & CCS Silinde
    member VADANoVA

  2. #22
    Join Date
    Jul. 27, 2011
    where metro meets the mountains


    To add another one about pictures: One year a fellow boarder bought a Santa hat (with an elastic band that went under the horse's jaw to help hold it in place) and one of those long streamers of tinsel decoration rope (stuff, thingamabob, I hope you know what I mean). She put the Santa hat on the horse and wrapped the tinsel rope around their neck/shoulders and took pics of each. This was back in the day before digital cameras, so she had the film developed, put in cheap colorful plastic frames and gifted each boarder with a cute Christmas pic of their horse.

    (now, I know some people might not appreciate their horses being "accosted" this way, but everyone at the barn was pretty laid back and no one minded this happened without their knowledge.)

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  3. #23
    Join Date
    Jul. 11, 2004


    I like the brass plates that go on the back of the saddle or the round tag that goes on the bridle. Back when there were tack cleaners at the barn, these were used to make sure you got your own tack back.

    They're definitely old school but I've found most people really like them (and they're personal).
    "Sic Gorgiamus Allos Subjectatos Nunc"

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  4. #24
    Join Date
    Nov. 13, 2010


    I think a small "generic" horsey gift basket would go over well. Put in a small bag of horse cookies, some candy canes, a cheap leadrope, a hoof pick, or a brush, and maybe some human treats! Throw them in one of those little 2.5 gallon buckets or a cheap grooming tote type thing and it makes a great gift!

  5. #25
    Join Date
    Jul. 15, 2003


    I don't have a problem with treats. Several years ago one of my fellow boarders got some cute Christmas-decorated plastic storage jars with a flip top. I still use it to keep treats in the barn as well as the tack locker key for the girl who half-leases the horse.

  6. #26
    Join Date
    Mar. 6, 2009

    Default A Five Pound Bag of Carrots with a ribbon ~ from your horse & you on each stall door

    A five pound bag of carrots with a ribbon and a tag ~ from your horse & you ~~~~ tied on each stall door !

    Proved to be a welcomed gift for each owner in the barn when I was boarding

    Everyone loved my gift ~ SO we continued it every year !
    Zu Zu Bailey " IT"S A WONDERFUL LIFE !"

  7. #27
    Join Date
    Dec. 14, 2000


    My idea is a small can of with a tack sponge and a hand towel (from Target) in the person's favorite or barn color. If they are special, present this in a small bucket.

    Great ideas in this thread!
    When I pull on my boots, I know who I am

  8. #28
    Join Date
    Oct. 8, 2008


    A bit warmer

  9. #29
    Join Date
    Jan. 20, 2010


    Love the suggestions so far! Keep them coming.

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