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Gift for an awesome BO, but on a tight budget?

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  • 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!

  • #2
    Starbucks card? Every trainer I've ever had has appreciated those.


    • #3
      Your time... take over the barn for a Saturday and give her some time off?


      • #4
        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.
        "You are under arrest for operating your mouth under the influence of
        ignorance!" Officer Beck


        • #5
          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.
          My warmbloods have actually drunk mulled wine in the past. Not today though. A drunk warmblood is a surly warmblood. - WildandWickedWarmbloods


          • Original Poster

            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!


            • #7
              A hand written Thank You note will say more then anything you could buy.


              • #8
                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.

                The horse world. Two people. Three opinions.


                • #9
                  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.


                  • #10
                    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.
                    Just like our eyes, our hearts have a way of adjusting to the dark.--Adam Stanley


                    • #11
                      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!


                      • #12
                        Some kind of homemade goody is always a nice way to say thank you. Any baked goods you are awesome at making?


                        • #13
                          How about a lovely painting of you and your filly by Pam Post of Blue Sky Studio in Hamilton?;look on my FB page for one she did of my much loved and missed "Merry Meeting" She works from Photographs
                          breeder of Mercury!

                          remember to enjoy the moment, and take a moment to enjoy and give God the glory for these wonderful horses in our lives.BECAUSE: LIFE is What Happens While Making Other Plans


                          • #14
                            Consider dinner: a crockpot of chili or soup or whatever; a quiche, etc. OR a if you know his/her tastes, a bottle of wine and a card. A $20 gift cert. to a restaurant they like.
                            We don't get less brave; we get a bigger sense of self-preservation........


                            • #15
                              Uh, this thread is 3 years old. I'm guessing sublimequine has her gift situation under control by now.
                              Head Geek at The Saddle Geek Blog http://www.thesaddlegeek.com/


                              • #16
                                A nice pair of socks. Seriously, socks are something I use every day and I appreciate a pair of nice warm socks whenever I get them.
                                Where Fjeral Norwegian Fjords Rule


                                • #17
                                  You could get her a set of horse themed essential oil soaps!

                                  Under $20 for a set of 3 or just get one and something to go with it.

                                  LOL - oops - just saw how old this post is! Oh well...