Looking for horsey gifts this season? Well, I was, too… So, I put together a list of items (in no particular order)! No affiliations.
1) Remember THE HORSE’S GLASS? She makes stemware with the likeness of your horse! Here is her FB page and here is her webpage. From what I can gather, you can order ready-made glasses from her website…. !
And/Or order a likeness of your horse. But, you’d probably have to wait to get your specially ordered glass until after the Holidays.
2) TARPAN won BEST SHORT DOCUMENTARY at the Equus Film Festival! It is about how researchers and scientists in Bulgaria have brought back the extinct Tarpan horse to Bulgaria. Fascinating! Also, very beautiful to watch. This film inspired me…
You can get your copy of TARPAN here!
Also, they have two other beautiful films (ON SALE!) in their shop. One for the Arab lover – a 2-DVD set: “Path to Glory”
“Of Gods and Kings – The Skyros Horse”: This breathtaking film captures the spirit and beauty of this endangered horse and those who are trying to save them!
3) A while ago I wrote about my Cow painting that I love from oil artist Glen Lyle… Well, the gallery sent to me what they have available now in their Mini Collection. (I love love love mine!) The singles are $225, doubles $450. To order one and have it shipped, call/email Fredericksberg Gallery
314 East Main
Fredericksburg, TX 78624
4) HOME AT LAST by Jim Kyle and Suzanne Warren – a book with many happy Rescue stories.! I don’t know anything about this rescue personally, but I did love these stories! Box of tissues for sure! It is nice to flip the book open and any page will warm your heart… I know that all sales help the Home at Last Sanctuary.
5) MAMA TESS Sterling Silver “Stand in the Light” charm on small lobster clasp!
Mama Tess is my 24 years young mare who suffered horrible founder in 2013. After ICU and several Specialists, she was deemed unfixable. 15 months later, she is still with us! She isn’t fixed but she is healing. And when she has bad days, she stand under her window, in the light…
The front has her initials in a heart “MT”, the back says “Stand in the LIght:. Now until Xmas… Only $18! All proceeds benefit The Bucket Fund horses for December!
Click here to purchase (change quantity at checkout if you’d like more than one!):
6) THE BEST PRODUCT YOU DIDN’T KNOW YOU NEEDED! – Equi-Spa Sheath and Udder Cleaner! Great for a gift!
OK, I use this ALL THE TIME with MT to clean anything sensitive… face, personal areas, hiney… and it is way more gentle than anything else I’ve found – plus it works really well! And, you can leave it on without any issue so you don’t have to worry about hurting your horse. I highly recommend this product – especially because it is one of those things that you cannot believe you lived without! Give it to any horse owner and just tell them to ‘try it’! $17
7) HEALING SHINE by Michael Johnson. A CLASSIC. A Must-Have.
I’ve written about this audio book (or paperback, whichever you prefer) often. A classic. It is for any type of horseman – or any human, for that matter. Warms the soul and teaches in the most heartfelt an unassuming way. Truly a gift. I love listening to it during my commute… Over and over. Never gets old.
7.5) THIS JUST IN… 16 YEAR-OLD GIRL PHOTOGRAPHER, Rachel Abraham, who photographed wild horses in North Dakota has created a calendar!
Wow! Fun to support this young talent, eh?! Click here to go to her website.
Click here to purchase her calendar for only $15!. She’s just 16! Love that!
8) AUTISTIC TEEN CREATED AMAZING ILLUSTRATIONS IN THIS INTELLIGENT CHILDREN’S BOOK ABOUT HOW HORSES THINK: ‘RAJALIKA SPEAK’ BY ELIZABETH KAYE MCCALL
The story is based on a real Arab stallion who likes to vocalize! The book jacket says, “Inspired by the real life story of a royally bred Arabian stallion gone bad, who found redemption when he learned to talk.”
The aside note that an autistic girl fell in love with Rajalika and wanted to illustrate his story really touches me… A great book to expand a young reader’s vocabulary, too.
This is Rajalika as Santa Horse!
9) SGT. RECKLESS – AMERICA’S WAR HORSE by Robin Hutton… “She wasn’t a horse, she was a Marine!” Such a well researched book full of never before seen photos. A great gift for any horse person! Amazon, under $20!
**BUT you can also donate to her Memorial Fund and Grave Marker Fund (Operation Reckless)! Wouldn’t that be a great gift, too?! For the Military person or any horse person who relates to this incredible mare, an unusual gift like this would be so special!
AND LOOK AT ALL THE SGT RECKLESS MEMORIAL ITEMS!! Click here to see them all!
10) THE U.S. CAVALRY HORSE by General William H. Carter – I loved perusing this book! Written by one of the premier Cavalry officers from WW1… a thorough look into the military history of the Cavalry Horse. So interesting! Amazon doesn’t have it, only Two Horse Enterprises. (Two Horse Enterprises is worth a look for sure… have lots of great, informative and somewhat obscure trail guides and horse books!) Click here $20!
11) SALT RIVER WILD HORSES 2015 CALENDAR! Only $10!!!!!!
Such beauty… and a great way to support the Wild horses – and so inexpensive!! Great Bang for your Buck! ONLY $10! Click here to order!
12) Greatness and Goodness: BARBARO and his Legacy by Alex Brown.
A Beautiful book full of insider detail. Not often do you find a book with both wonderful photos and cover to cover information. A complete study of Barbaro.
13) St. Francy Sterling Silver “Watch Over Me” tag on a lobster clasp! Only $18
St. Francy was my very good friend, Nancy, who passed last year. She loved animals, cared for them and fought for them as an attorney. An amazing gal. I know she is up in heaven helping the Horsegods. This pendant was made in her honor and I think she will honor the request to watch over anyone who wears her pendant! Proceeds benefit The Bucket Fund!
The Sterling pendant is heart shaped with a textured flying heart on the front. The back says, “Watch Over Me”. Great for anyone! Or your dog… or saddle… anything!
15) THE BUCKET FUND DONOR CERTIFICATES! ANY DONATION of any amount is eligible for a donation certificate to give as a gift. “A donation for Cinny was made in Your Honor…”. Donate to our December Bucket Fund horses – Lila, Cinny or the Re-Wilding Project and receive a donor certificate! The certificates are created within 24 hours and sent to you as a pdf for you to print at your leisure!