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Great Ideas for the Holidays!! (…that benefit the horses or the horse owner!)






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…. !

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Click to go to 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.

You can place a custom order but you would receive it after the Holiday. Still, a great gift!

You can place a custom order but you would receive it after the Holiday. Still, a great gift!

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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!

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Click to learn more!

Also, they have two other beautiful films (ON SALE!)  in their shop.  One for the Arab lover –  a 2-DVD set:  “Path to Glory”

Click to learn more

Click to learn more

And…

“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!

Click to learn more!

Click to learn more!

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
(830)990-2707
www.fbgartgallery.com

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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.

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Click to go to Amazon for this book.

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!):

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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

Click here to go to website.

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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.

Click here and scroll down Michael’s page to find HEALING SHINE.  (audio CD or paperback)

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Click image to go to website

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!

Click to go to her website... she sells lots of her images... Fun!  Go, Rachel, go!

Click to go to her website… she sells lots of her images… Fun! Go, Rachel, go!  Only 16 years old!

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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.

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Click to purchase from Amazon

This is Rajalika as Santa Horse!

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Rajalika playing Santa!

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!

Click to go to Amazon!

Click to go to Amazon!

**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!

Click here to learn more about her Memorial Fund and Grave Marker Fund!

You could also make a donation to her Memorial Fund or Grave Marker Fund.  Click image to learn more!

You could also make a donation to her Memorial Fund or Grave Marker Fund. Click image to learn more!

AND LOOK AT ALL THE SGT RECKLESS MEMORIAL ITEMS!!  Click here to see them all!

So many SGT RECKLESS memorabilia items... click to see them all!

So many SGT RECKLESS memorabilia items… click 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!

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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!

Click to order the calendar!

Click to order the calendar!

Click for more information!

Click for more information!

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.

Amazon says Only 20 left in stock when I wrote this!

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Click to go to Amazon for 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!

Click here to order for ONLY $18!!

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14)  JEWELRY WITH A PURPOSE All proceeds benefit The Bucket Fund!  Facebook page linked here!  Shipped immediately and gift wrapped!  Most items between $20 – $42!!

Click to see what we have today!  Most items between $20 - $42!

Click to see what we have today! Most items between $20 – $42!

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!

Click here for The Bucket Fund! – Any donation qualifies for a donor certificate!

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Our December Bucket Fund Horses!  Cinny the Ancient and Charming Gelding, Lila - the mini donk who survived sarcoid and the H&M Re-Wilding Program.  Click here to read all about these horses!   Gift donation Certificates available!

Our December Bucket Fund Horses! Cinny the Ancient and Charming Gelding, Lila – the mini donk who survived sarcoid and the H&M Re-Wilding Program. Click here to read all about these horses! Gift donation Certificates available!


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CHOCOLATE HORSES! (The kind you eat…)






In keeping with this holiday season… I received a flyer in the mail from Dark Horse Chocolates.  I thought about it and mused that although I didn’t wish to send chocolates to anyone, it was a great idea to emboss chocolate to look like a horse or horse tack.

But then I thought, are you choosing the shape or the taste?

Hmmmmm.

Probably a bit of both.

Then I decided to see what I could find under ‘Horse Chocolates’ on the Internet.  One simple Google search and I was inundated with edible chocolate horses!  So, I thought I would share with you!

HORSE CHOCOLATE!

I am listing them in no particular order… just the photos that caught my eye.  You can click each photo to go to whatever website is associated with the photos!

This is a sculpture... you wouldn't want to eat it.

This is a sculpture… you wouldn’t want to eat it.

I could not determine if this was real or Photoshopped.  Looks tasty!

I could not determine if this was real or Photoshopped. Looks tasty!

You can't order this.  It was a prize a few years ago.  Click image to learn more.

You can’t order this. It was a prize a few years ago. Click image to learn more.

These are Peanut Butter Ponies!  click to go to their page.

These are Peanut Butter Ponies! click to go to their page.

This one is called, "Derby Day"!

This one is called, “Derby Day”!

This one looks like they took a mold of a statue to make it.

This one looks like they took a mold of a statue to make it.

This one doesn't look really tasty but it does look very arty.

This one doesn’t look really tasty but it does look very arty.

I could eat these...

I could eat these…

These are cupcake toppers!

These are cupcake toppers!

Made in the UK.

And this one... from the UK, too.  Looks yummy!

And this one… from the UK, too. Looks yummy!

 

This mold is on sale for 50 cents!!!

This mold is on sale for 50 cents!!!  Click image!

Cookies!!

Cookies!!

Pretty cool cake!

Pretty cool cake!

What are those things by his feet?  Rock candy?

What are those things by his feet? Rock candy?

This is a small photos but it does look like a party is  happening around this horse head.

This is a small photos but it does look like a party is happening around this horse head.

These are 'cake pops'!  Cool!

These are ‘cake pops’! Cool!

A very different feel with this artist...

Another chocolate sculpture!

I remember these!!

I remember these!!

This one is made out of a NutterButter Peanut Cookie!

This one is made out of a NutterButter Peanut Cookie!

This is cheating... but it is kindof a chocolate horse...

This is cheating… but it is kindof a chocolate horse…

 

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JEWELRY THAT BENEFITS THE BUCKET FUND HORSES!  Every donation counts!  Click image to see the new pieces!

JEWELRY THAT BENEFITS THE BUCKET FUND HORSES! Every sale counts! Click image to see the new pieces!

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1)  Sweet, delicate Aqua/Sky Blue Necklace/Wrap bracelet!     Only $28!
All these Czech glass beads are slightly different hues of blue to make a beautiful warm bath of watery aqua blue with handmade Sterling flying heart at crystal closure. Lovely. 22″
SOLD!  THANK YOU, CATHERINE!

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ALL THE LINKS WORK!  ALL FIXED (sorry!)  Our December Bucket Fund Horses!  Cinny the Ancient and Charming Gelding, Lila - the mini donk who survived sarcoid and the H&M Re-Wilding Program.  Click here to read all about these horses!   Gift donation Certificates available!

ALL THE LINKS WORK! ALL FIXED (sorry!) Our December Bucket Fund Horses! Cinny the Ancient and Charming Gelding, Lila – the mini donk who survived sarcoid and the H&M Re-Wilding Program. Click here to read all about these horses! Gift donation Certificates available!


Riding Warehouse
Your purchase with Riding Warehouse through this link helps the Bucket Fund!


Supporting The Bucket Fund through Amazon Smile
Please choose HORSE AND MAN, INC when you shop via Amazon Smile through this link.



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