The holidays are upon us once again, and chances are, you’re probably looking for a gift or two for the horse lover in your life. If you’re not sure what to purchase, we’re here to help, offering some fun and unique gift ideas for equestrians!
Keep in mind that the holidays are also a great time to buy from small businesses – so all of the gift ideas shared in this article come from equine-focused small businesses that would love to have your support this holiday season.
You should also know that this list is 100% for fun and FullBucket is not tied to any companies in this blog through affiliation or sponsorship; We just loved the unique ideas!
So without further ado, let’s get started!
Holiday Gift Ideas for the Western Equestrian
Since nearly everyone rides with their cell phone these days, a Personalized Leather Cell Phone Holder by Starkenburg Company on Etsy is the perfect choice for Western riders. This case fits nicely over the horn and adds style to every saddle! (39.99+)
Socks may be a necessity, but they don’t have to be boring. These ladies Western Boot Flower Socks from Cares & Whoas are sure to be appreciated by any Western equestrian. ($12)
Another great gift idea for the Western rider is a tooled handbag such as this one from Cares & Whoas. Upcycled from a vibrant rug, this purse is quite pleasing to the eye and also friendly on the pocket book. ($58) While you’re on their website, check out their other hand-made handbags as well.
Who doesn’t love a great horse book? This one comes highly recommended and would make a great addition to any horseman or horsewoman’s book shelf: For the Love of the Horse: Looking Back, Looking Forward by Mark Rashid from Trafalgar Square Books. ($21.95)
For your friends that show or rodeo, check out women’s satin button-down Western shirts such as this one from Daisy If You Do, Co. ($50) or this Men’s CR Western Paisley Button-Down from CR Ranchwear. ($99)
Holiday Gift Ideas for the English Equestrian
Gloves are a great gift option for the English rider you know and love, and the HKM Allure Riding Gloves from Mary’s Tack & Feed ($32.99) are both stylish and functional. Another equally attractive option is the Performance Glove Jumper from Heritage Performance Gloves. ($27.95)
An affordable and fun idea any English rider would appreciate is this Personalized English Saddle Pad from TuggleFarm on Etsy. ($41+)
The Chocolate ‘Hunt’ Collection Gift Box from Harbor Sweets Handmade Chocolates is a delectable gift option for your English-riding friend with a sweet tooth. Or try their Dark Chocolate ‘English’ Assortment. ($16-$35.50)
And finally, a lovely and inspiring book for English riders is Riding for the Team, Inspirational Stories of the USA’s Medal-Winning Equestrians and their Horses from Trafalgar Square Books. ($25)
Gifts for Horse Lovers of Any Kind
Who doesn’t love candles for the home with scents that are reminiscent of the barn? Fortunately, there are a variety of candles for horse lovers of any discipline available online. Two examples include the New Saddle Candle from Lumiere Candle Company on Etsy ($9.50) and the Show Day candle from Grey Horse Candle Company. ($20.50)
Hoodies are always a popular gift item for horse enthusiasts. Check out the Horse Hippie Hoodie from Horse Hippie! ($42)
Because equestrians are always braving the elements, most would appreciate skincare products designed just for them. The Equestrian Ultimate Collection from Carter & Jane contains four products designed exclusively for horse people (body + aroma + oil butter + soap). ($98)
An amazing gift any horse person is sure to love is a Custom Horse Watercolor of their horse by HelloAm on Etsy. ($25.35+)
And another awesome and affordable gift idea is a horse-themed tea towel such as this one from Horse Hippie. ($12.95)
If you don’t mind spending a little more money for that someone special, consider purchasing a professional horse photography session from a local equine photographer. These photos often make the most precious keepsakes. ($100+)
Gifts for Young Equestrians
For the younger equestrian who loves to read, check out Liberty Biscuit, the tale of a young girl and the donkey she rescues by Melanie Sue Bowles from Trafalgar Square Books. ($12.95)
Younger riders might also enjoy keeping track of their horse-riding accomplishments and goals in this Riding Journal Notepad from Dapplebay on Etsy. ($18)
And the Horse Girl Retro Cropped Hoodie from Horse Hippie is the perfect option for teen girl equestrians. ($40)
Gifts for Horse Health
If you’re wanting to go a little different direction with your holiday offerings, what could be better than giving the gift of good health to a friend’s horse? One of the best ways to support equine health is by feeding a high-quality probiotic, and fortunately, Fullbucket has you covered in this department with a variety of probiotic supplements.
EQ Probiotic Pellets – Regular Strength contain 25 billion CFU’s of Saccharomyces boulardii, helping to support a healthy equine immune system. This product also includes L-Glutamine to help maintain a healthy intestinal tract, as well as prebiotics that support healthy microflora.
EQ Probiotic Pellets – Extra Strength contain the same ingredients as our regular strength probiotic, but with 50 Billion CFU’s of Saccharomyces boulardii instead, providing even more support for gut health and horses who may be in high stress situations.
And finally, EQ Probiotic Paste–Max Strength comes as a single-dose paste and contains 100 Billion CFU’s of Saccharomyces boulardii, along with the same other ingredients as our other probiotics products. This is a great option for show days or before/after a big event.
Gifts For Your Favorite Barn Dog or Cat
Since many of us hang stockings for our favorite barn dog or cat, here are a couple more probiotic options for our furry friends of the smaller variety!
Fullbucket’s Daily Dog Probiotic contains 5 Billion CFU’s of Saccharomyces boulardii, L-Glutamine to support a healthy gastrointestinal lining, and prebiotics to support a healthy gut microflora.
Our Daily Cat Probiotic contains 2.5 Billion CFU’s of Saccharomyces boulardii, along with amino acids, L-Glutamine, prebiotics, and 4 digestive enzymes to promote nutrient utilization and absorption for optimal cat health.
Whether you’re purchasing a gift for your favorite horse person or for a horse or barn dog/cat this holiday season, it’s sure to be appreciated by the recipient. Hopefully this guide will help to make your decision a little easier.
Happy Holidays from FullBucket Health!