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  1. #1
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    Question Gift for an awesome BO, but on a tight budget?

    I want to get a gift for my BO for helping me get my rescue filly out of a bad situation and mentoring me on caring for a starved/neglected horse.

    I don't know what to get her! Suggestions? The filly is eating up most of my "rainy day" fund, so my budget is $20 or less. I know it's not much, but I'm sure I can find something really nice and unique at this price.

    FWIW, her barn is in Illinois, she owns QHs, and does natural horsemanship.
    Tell a Gelding. Ask a Stallion. Discuss it with a Mare... Pray if it's a Pony!



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    Starbucks card? Every trainer I've ever had has appreciated those.
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    Your time... take over the barn for a Saturday and give her some time off?


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    Quote Originally Posted by atr View Post
    Your time... take over the barn for a Saturday and give her some time off?
    If it is doable, ditto this!!!

    My old BO/BM told me that her bests gifts that she got were when I would do this for her. I always used to try and at least cover her birthday and Christmas morning for her.
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    How about a framed photograph of you and the filly? I was going to suggest a nice photo of the BO from a show, but that can run high from the show photographer, but a nice photo ofyou and your horse on her property might be a sweet thing for her living room.
    Trainer's website - photos of my horse Airborne under About and Francesca Edwards also in media page 1

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    Great ideas! Thanks everyone. I already help out around the barn as much as I can; it's a pasture board only place so in the wintertime there's really not much daily work to be done. Fences are in good shape, troughs have heaters, round bales are replaced as needed. That's about it.
    Tell a Gelding. Ask a Stallion. Discuss it with a Mare... Pray if it's a Pony!



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    A hand written Thank You note will say more then anything you could buy.


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    Get a nice picture of that cute little hairball, lable it "before" and stick it in a nice desktop type frame with a thank you note. Follow up in 90 days with the same after she sheds out and beefs up labled "without you this would not be possible".
    When opportunity knocks it's wearing overalls and looks like work.

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    Find out what your BO likes to read/watch, may be some horse training books/videos in her discipline or who knows.

    Those don't have to cost much and are always welcome.



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    First of all it really is the thought that counts, so a nice thankyou card and some chocolates, plus a photo of the filly. Most horse people do this sort of thing out of the kindness of their hearts, and don't expect a thankyou, so any type of acknowledgement I sure would floor her. How thoughtful of you to think of it.



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    The best gifts I have received involved photos: a montage of photos from a show I took a bunch of students to, and a year book type photo album featuring photos of all the horses on the property! Really cool to have these to look back on as horses and people move on!
    Freeing worms from cans everywhere!



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    Some kind of homemade goody is always a nice way to say thank you. Any baked goods you are awesome at making?



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