While I always appreciate a beautiful piece of jewelry or a unique decor item, I have to admit that what I really excited about are practical gifts for equestrians.
There’s nothing more satisfying than giving a gift that will be used on a daily basis, or something that will make life with horses easier and perhaps, more comfortable.
These ideas are perfect for any non-horse people (ie. spouses!) that aren’t comfortable picking out tack or equipment for the rider in their life. Here is a list of my favorite practical gift ideas for equestrians:
Even when my horses are boarded at a cozy, heated barns I still end up regularly venturing into the cold and/or muck. And when they’re kept outdoors that’s just a given!
No matter what your climate every rider will appreciate quality gloves, boots and coats.
As much as I love a quiet, interruption-free afternoon at the barn I always keep my phone with me.
Not only is it convenient, especially when you have kids or a busy schedule, but I feel much more secure knowing I could call for help if needed.
I like this Smart Phone Armband,which keeps my phone with me while I ride, and not attached to my horse or saddle!
A lightweight tote bag is perfect for carrying loose odds and ends to the barn, or on a shopping spree to the tack shop.
Check out the Savvy Horsewoman Shop on Etsy for lots of great bag options, like this one!
Socks & Underwear
Not just any socks and underwear; I’m talking about well made, riding specific undergarments.
Also check out my post Choosing the Right Bra for Riding.
Boot Care Kit
Despite the huge amount of money I’ve spent on riding boots, I’m ashamed to say they are often neglected. At best they usually get a quick wipe down, and it’s starting to take its toll.
To get show ring ready a care kit is perfect for maintain (or restore) leather boots. This handy Boot Care Kit contains everything you need.
Whether the equestrian in you life loves coffee before a morning ride, or a hot cup of tea after, a mug is a perfect practical gift.
Check out the Savvy Horsewoman Shop on Etsy for lots of great mug options, like this one!
What are your favorite practical gifts for equestrians?