Christmas is just around the corner so if you are a crazy organised person like me, you’ve already started thinking about presents (or even bought a few). If you don’t overthink everything and aren’t at that point yet, then this post is perfect for you. I’ve rounded up some of my favourite stocking stuffers for the horsey people in your life. Most of these gifts are small and relatively inexpensive so you’ll be able to spoil your equestrian and keep your bank account relatively healthy.
As a way to support local, many of the retailers I’ve featured are local New Zealand businesses but many of these offer shipping overseas if you’re one of my worldwide visitors.
I love this citrus smelling shampoo bar and it does wonders for Birdie’s sensitive thoroughbred skin. The ingredients are all natural and the bar is antiallergenic, anti-inflammatory and antifungal with insecticidal properties so it covers all bases! The bar is equivilent to 1L of liquid shampoo so it’s resonably priced (which I always appreciate) and since its a bar, there’s no plastic bottles to pollute the land. Get it here from Forbes Co ($16.90) or here from Saddlery Warehouse ($16.95)
Going with the no plastic theme, this wooden body brush is a dream. This is the brush I have for Bird and its so so soft. It does an amazing job of cleaning the coat and making her shiny shiny. It’s super affordable too at only $12.50 from TackShop
Every good pony deserves a ear bonnet for christmas. These come in one size and fits Birdie so could probably fit a Cob or Full size horse. These come in Navy, Purple, Royal Blue and Purple and you can even get a matching saddle pad seperately. Get them here from the Saddlery Warehouse ($9.99).
While these are originally made for dog owners, these little pouches are super handy for horse owners too especially for ground training. Coming in two gorgeous colours, these clip on your belt for easy access. Also, most horse owners have dogs anyway so they’ll be doubly useful. Get it here from Kmart for $5.00.
This picture doesn’t do these gloves justice, the colour here appears a weird yellow colour but they are really a gorgeous light caramel tan colour (I should know, I bought these for myself). They are comfy, breathable and the horse shoe cut out design is vintage and so cute! They also come in black. A steal for only $16.99 from Saddlery Warehouse.
Boot socks are always a winner for stocking stuffers and these ones are SO CUTE. Punk Ponies is known for stocking some out of the box, fun items and these are no exception. I love this fox design and the horses with the glasses are another one of my faves. You can get them here at Punk Ponies for $25.00
Every good horse deserves a custom halter or at least a halter with their name on it and these pretty little name plates are perfect for that. I love the traditional brass of these and they are a bargin at only $10.00. Get them here at Canterbury Saddlery.
Made with nautral (food grade) ingredients, these heart shaped treats are made right here in New Zealand and come in 6 different flavours of Mint, Garlic & Rosemary, Molasses, Rock Salt, Tumeric and Cinnamon! Support local and support your horses happiness and their bellies with these yummy looking treats. Get them here directly from the baker for $5.00 or here from Vet Post for $6.00.
This nifty little gadget is perfect for any equestrian that needs to plait and is even better for those who are multi disciplinary riders. The large part of the comb sections hair out for dressage plaits, the medium for show horses or dressage ponies and the small comb is for showjumping, hunter or western braiding. The gold colour is gorgeous too! Get it from Summit Saddlery for $15.00.
Another great buy from PunkPonies, these gold blunt end spurs are gorgeous and with electroplating, the colour will stand up to the elements longer. They come in gold which is my favourite (are you seeing a theme here?) or rose gold and retail at $50.00. A bit more expenny then the other stocking stuffers but really, who can put a price on something as cool as these. Get them here.
So hit the shops (or their websites) and stock up on some awesome stocking stuffings for your favourite equestrian! Do you have any other stocking stuffers you love? Let me know and maybe I’ll do another post!