Is it too early to begin shopping for (whispering) Christmas?
I sure hope not!
I used to make it a rule that I didn't even mention Christmas before Halloween.
But since I do most of my shopping on the internet now- I am breaking my own rule.
I'm going to share a few of my favorite things- things that will make great Stocking Stuffers or even a Secret Santa Gift for your horse loving friends.
Equyss Survivor is my favorite Detangler.
It smells great! Value wise,you only have to use a 'dab' (really) so a bottle lasts a longer time than my next favorite (Cowboy Magic). It works best on a clean tail, of course, but you can also put a tiny bit on burrs and the chaff that pasture hrses sometimes pick up, and the offending items will slide right out. Better than baby oil because it doesn't attract dirt. Better than WD-40 because it doesn't dry out the hair. Cost is usually between $15 and $20 depending on where you buy it.
Every horse needs salt. Most people buy a big white or red block at the feed store. It sits on the stall floor, soaking up noxious fluids and dirt. Does the horse use it? Does he like it? Sometimes it is hard to tell.
But the Himalayan Pink Salt block is a wonderful alternative. It is 2 pounds, comes with a hole drilled through it and a small rope so you can tie it inside the stall. My horse LOVES it. As a matter of fact, every horse that has had the opportunity to eat one loves it. I think it is a good value because the horse actually eats the salt, it dosen't get wasted on the stall floor. They cost from $8 -$15 dollers (depending on where you buy them and how many you purchase.
My very favorite treat to give Desi are these Nickerbait cookies. These have rock candy on the top, but they have some with peppermint too. They are made with carrots, sweet potato, brown sugar,molassas and lots of other things horse love. And how cute is this zebra gift box? Four or five cookies of different types already wrapped for you! Prices for a bag of cookies is around $8, this box is around $6.
Just google Nickerbait and check out their website!
I hope this has made your Christmas shopping a little easier!
I am a California girl, born between the mountains and the ocean, the rolling foothills are my home. I've been astride almost since I was born, learned to ride before I could walk and would rather ride than do anything else. I can rope, ride and shoot, and I hate to cook. I'd rather spend my money on a well built rig than a hairdo or furniture. I buy my clothes at the tack store or the garden shop and if Tractor Supply sold groceries I would never have to shop anywhere else! My kids are grown and on their own, so I have plenty of time for my passions. They include a love of photography, antiques, the beach, and writing.
I read incessantly,including all of these blog pages. I am constantly amazed by the talent and beauty here, and I love being in this good company.
Favorite Childrens Books
Bullrider by Suzanne Morgan Williams
Impulse by Ellen Hopkins
In a Blue Room by Jim Averback
Skellig by David Almond
Such a Pretty Girl
Wander by Susan Hart Lindquist
Favorite Grown up Books
Animal Dreams by Barbara Kingsolver
ANYthing by Janet Evonovich
Cleopatra by Margaret George
Confessions of an Ugly Step-Sister By Gregory Mcguire
Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry
Pillers of the Earth by Ken Follett
Shipping News By E.Annie Proulx
SPQ Big Ass Cook book and Financial Planner By Jill Conner Browne
SPQ Field Guide to Men BY Jill Conner Browne
SPQ God Bless the SPQ By Jill Conner Browne
SPQ Guide to Raising Children By Jill Conner Browne
Sweet Potato Queens Book of Love By Jill Conner Browne