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What horse goodies did everyone get...?

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  • What horse goodies did everyone get...?

    Happy Holidays to everyone!
    What horse goodies did everyone get this year?

    I am so excited to say I got a new Vega Monoflap Jumping saddle!!

  • #2
    Wow, I can't top yours T E, but I did get soft grip reins which I love!

    (I guess the horse I bought myself last Sat. doesn't count )
    "Everyone will start to cheer, when you put on your sailin shoes"-Lowell George


    • #3
      Something small but fun, my mom bought me a leadrope in my color with my horse's name on it from myrope.com.

      She also bought me a "flip", totally unexpected and I can't wait to get some videos with it!
      Katie Ruppel & Yellow Rose Eventing *Website* & *Facebook*
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      • #4
        A tartan plaid Baker blanket.

        I also got a few Visa gift cards and some cash which will most likely be spent on horsey goodies.
        I love my Econo-Nag!


        • #5
          Royal Rider stirrups and bunch of horse books. Yeah!

          I also got a nasty cold, but I'm trying to give that one back. Too bad no one wants to take it!


          • #6
            Star got a new sheepskin half-pad and a fleecelined girth. And my DH gave me his default gift - a bucket (this time, large and small) filled with betadine, epsom salts and vetwrap!


            • #7
              A beautiful brown hunt cap! I'm in love with it!


              • #8
                Yep, I have a cold too, that is not fun.....I got a point two air jacket(the vest that blows up on inpact)....that is my x-mas and birthday present(and probally next year's x-mas present too. I also got a polarfleece blanket....all in all a very good x-mas, and I am feeling a bit spoiled
                Last edited by three_dayer; Dec. 25, 2009, 04:41 PM. Reason: clarification


                • #9
                  I got a Rider's International cooler, a new Weatherbeeta sheet, a saddle pad in my colors, and a Rodney Powell body armor vest! All from non-horsie parents! Though most of those packages were actually addressed to my horse, and not to me!

                  Also got a huuuge bag of horse treats.


                  • #10
                    My DH made me cavaletti and a mounting block. I'm quite excited and can't wait to use them. Unfortunately it's raining at the moment, so it might be a few days.


                    • #11
                      Bless my mother. . . she got me a Troxel school helmet. . . in FUSHIA! Did I mention I normally ride at a hunter barn? I love it, although I'm sure the other people there will look at me funny. . . although they will always know who's up!


                      • #12
                        Asked for:
                        ProChaps Competition Half Chaps (Didn't realize they are available right now in every country except the US. My mom is amazing and ordered them from Canada! )

                        Royal Rider stirrups

                        Also got:

                        Patterned, brightly colored bell boots. No more accidental bell boot swapping!

                        Monogrammed quarter sheet

                        Thinline half pad

                        Monogrammed tall boot bag
                        T3DE Pact


                        • #13
                          more than I expected!

                          -Front and hind eskadron xc boots for my boy!
                          -a new blanket for my horse, who loves to rip his pasturemate's clothes in exchange for having his own ripped.
                          -The Event Groom's Handbook!!!!!! by Jeanne Kane and Lisa Waltman
                          -Riding Logic by Wilhelm Museler

                          I'm SO EXCITED ABOUT THE BOOKS!! So much GREAT information in there! And my horse is nicely outfitted now, haha. No more looking like a bum

                          Merry Christmas, everyone!
                          T3DE 2010 Pact
                          Luck is the residue of design -Branch Rickey


                          • #14
                            My family is quite stubborn about getting me anything horsey related for Christmas or birthdays...guess they think I'll outgrow my obession if they don't nurture it with gift certs and other such things.

                            My dear husband, on the other hand, is much wiser than they and got me a lovely large gift certificate to the (somewhat) local tack store.

                            Anybody want a pair of matching candlesticks with shamrocks all over them???
                            "Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work." - Thomas Edison

                            So, the Zen Buddhist says to the hotdog vendor, "Make me one with everything."


                            • #15
                              A Nunn Finer 5 Way Breastplate
                              Mountain Horse Winter Riding Boots (my old ones have been held together by duck tape and prayer)
                              Black dressage saddle pad
                              Velcro Shipping boots

                              And from my non-horsey Hubby a Tiffany & Co. Horseshoe necklace! I was very impressed he didn't have any help either!


                              • #16
                                I got my new double bridle from stubben - oversized with a regular and crank noseband and a regular and chainmail browband - also can be used as a regular snaffle and has a padded crown.

                                Here are some pics of my boys - with the bridle - just in regular snaffle mode - First the Gelding and second is the 2 1/2 yr old colt.




                                • #17
                                  Originally posted by eventer_mi View Post
                                  My family is quite stubborn about getting me anything horsey related for Christmas or birthdays...guess they think I'll outgrow my obession if they don't nurture it with gift certs and other such things.

                                  My dear husband, on the other hand, is much wiser than they and got me a lovely large gift certificate to the (somewhat) local tack store.

                                  Anybody want a pair of matching candlesticks with shamrocks all over them???
                                  Don't laugh too hard...but I really may want the candlesticks - one of our best friends is obsessed with being Irish and ye gods, I wrack my brain for gifts...PM me pics!
                                  ~ it no longer matters what level I do, as long as I am doing it..~ with many thanks, to Elizabeth Callahan


                                  • #18
                                    The Custom boots that my DH ordered for me at the AEC's came in on Christmas Eve. They fit!

                                    I got a nice dressage saddle pad, yak traxs (for the KY ice storms), a Smithsonian book on cats and a cold weather workout outfit. I am determined to get fit, before I event this year.
                                    When in Doubt, let your horse do the Thinking!


                                    • #19
                                      I got a nice 7 y.o. jumper from my wife!
                                      "Sic Gorgiamus Allos Subjectatos Nunc"


                                      • #20
                                        I got my Christmas gift in early December. Mom and Dad paid for me a spot in the John Staples clinic at Feathercreek Farm in Norman, OK. It was a wonderful gift and I had so much fun. It was fun to finally be back to doing some cross country instead of all Stadium/Hunter/Jumper stuff. Plus Spanky is feeling much better and jumped great once we got our flow back. That and three health ponies is the best Christmas gift!

                                        ~ Jus Passed My Zipper aka Spanky, 11yo QH gelding.
                                        ~ Muskogee, 2yo Oldenburg Colt.