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  • Gifts for the Short Stirrup kid?

    One of my favorite little girls at the barn is turning ten (double digits!) and I want to get her a little something. Problem is, I have NO idea what! I was thinking maybe a pair of show bows... Any other ideas?


    Thanks!

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    I once got a 'fancy' hoof pick as a gift from a person at the barn and I still have it. you can just google custom hoof picks and there are some really fun ones.

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    • #3
      What about a new show bat that you could add her initials in sparkly letters, Breyers are always fun (maybe if you can find one that looks like her pony)...

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      • #4
        Her favorite pony's show name on a leather bracelet
        One of these: http://www.smartpakequine.com/leathe...x?cm_vc=Search

        I still have mine with the pony I rode in short stirrup!

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        • #5
          Originally posted by eq3019 View Post
          Her favorite pony's show name on a leather bracelet
          One of these: http://www.smartpakequine.com/leathe...x?cm_vc=Search

          I still have mine with the pony I rode in short stirrup!
          Yes! Everyone I know under the age of 16 or so seems to have one of these.
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          • #6
            Check out the Wild Horsefeathers catalog -- tons of good stuff for little horsewomen in there.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by klmck63 View Post
              Yes! Everyone I know under the age of 16 or so seems to have one of these.
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              I still wear mine and I am a bit older then that. I wear them with the buckles facing out so they look more trendy. I also wear two/three at a time.

              I agree with that Idea as well though. I still have mine from years ago.
              I am on my phone 90% of the time. Please ignore typos, misplaced lower case letters, and the random word butchered by autocowreck.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by FLeventer View Post
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                I still wear mine and I am a bit older then that. I wear them with the buckles facing out so they look more trendy. I also wear two/three at a time.

                I agree with that Idea as well though. I still have mine from years ago.
                Oh, I know plenty of people over who have one too, and I would wear one if I found one in nice leather . I just meant that literally every girl at my barn has one of these.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by klmck63 View Post
                  Oh, I know plenty of people over who have one too, and I would wear one if I found one in nice leather . I just meant that literally every girl at my barn has one of these.
                  I was just pulling your chain lol!

                  The perris ones are super nice and those are the ones I have. They come with padding and just look amazing.
                  I am on my phone 90% of the time. Please ignore typos, misplaced lower case letters, and the random word butchered by autocowreck.

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                  • #10
                    Www.modelhorsejumps.com has great gifts for young children

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by FLeventer View Post
                      I was just pulling your chain lol!

                      The perris ones are super nice and those are the ones I have. They come with padding and just look amazing.
                      I believe Smartpak sells the ones with padding-they look really snappy and a bit different than just the plain black or brown leather. Plus the padding comes in fun colors
                      I like mares. They remind me of myself: stubborn know-it-alls who only acknowledge you if you have food.
                      Titania: 50% horse, 50% hippo
                      Unforgetable: torn between jumping and nap time, bad speller

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                      • #12
                        I got one of the girls at my barn a chalkboard breyer horse, from http://www.etsy.com/shop/HoundstoothDesign. They are so adorable, and fun as well - I couldn't come up with what to get the girl that has everything.

                        Plus, you get to choose which horse you want, so you get to personalize a bit as well. And not terribly expensive. I think I got the idea from Dappled Grey blog....

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                        • #13
                          my daughter about the same age and yes they all love those nameplate bracelets... dd has 3 that she wears at once and she never takes them off. Just ordered her a nameplate belt from Quillins, but obviously that's a little more of a personal gift and more expensive. If she wears bows, then I like that idea, tons of vendors on Facebook.

                          One of our 10 yr old ss kids loves the Breyer horse jumps - bought a whole bunch at WIHS, my daughter has some but doesn't play with them...

                          This age always loves stuff (any stuff - brushes, sparkly crops, cool gloves etc), another good one is a pony bareback pad, they are all the rage at our farm right now amongst the ss/children's pony level kids.

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                            #14
                            Thanks for all of your replies! I finally pick out little Ri's; gift--a glittery unicorn and rainbow saddle pad which is not as tacky (no pun intended) as it sounds. Click here to see a picture

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Crazy-Pony View Post
                              Thanks for all of your replies! I finally pick out little Ri's; gift--a glittery unicorn and rainbow saddle pad which is not as tacky (no pun intended) as it sounds. Click here to see a picture
                              Where did you find that saddle pad? It's absolutely glorious.
                              I like mares. They remind me of myself: stubborn know-it-alls who only acknowledge you if you have food.
                              Titania: 50% horse, 50% hippo
                              Unforgetable: torn between jumping and nap time, bad speller

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                              • #16
                                She will love the saddle pad! You can't ever go wrong with Breyers or something "sparkly!" Picture frames are always a hit, as well as a nameplate for her stall. Horse treats are something good that our daughter always loved too! Most kids that age aren't too hard to please and are always glad you "remembered them!"

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                                • #17
                                  She'll love it! I would have been thrilled if I had a saddle pad like that when I was 10. I was obsessed with unicorns at that age!

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                                  • #18
                                    You might find some great ideas at www.justforponies.com.

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                                    • #19
                                      I'm 23 and want that saddle pad!

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                                      • #20
                                        That saddle pad is amazing.
                                        “Thoroughbreds are the best. They’re lighter, quicker, and more intelligent.” -George Morris

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