Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Stocking the stuffers

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!