I am one of THOSE Christmas people.
I listen to Christmas music in October.
I put up the Christmas tree and the lights the day after Thanksgiving.
I buy presents year-round.
I am proudly one of THOSE people. I can’t help it! I feel all warm and snugly inside when I think about that time of year. So, in the, um, early spirit of Christmas I’m going to show you some of my favorite ideas for Christmas gifts for your special horsey friends, or your horse! These are all provided courtesy of Pinterest, and even better they’re all DIY!
1. Peppermint Bran Mash
I LOVE this idea. In fact, I’m set on doing this for a few horsey folks and their equine companions this year. You can buy mixes such as this one, here, or you can make your own.
2. Homemade Horse Treats
There are dozens of different recipes floating around on homemade horse treats. Inexpensive, practical, and thoughtfully homemade? How can you go wrong?
3. Barn Decor
Ummm, I’m in love with this wreath idea. I can’t wait to make one. The cool part is, no two wreaths will look the same if you just use old tack and horseshoes from your collection. The baling twine bow is very clever, too. This could be gifted, used at home on your front door, or even hung on your horse’s stall. Love.
4. Feed Bag Tote
I’m not super talented when it comes to sewing, but I bet I can figure out how to make one of these. Feed bags would normally be trash, so I love this idea of up-cycling them into something cute and useful. If you don’t sew, there are plenty of places to buy these from relatively inexpensive.
5. Horseshoe Art
Don’t all of us equestrians have horse shoes lying around? I know we do. If your pony only gets trims, no fear. Horseshoes are fairly inexpensive and you can buy them used off farriers or at your local feed and tack store. I love the idea of decorating horse shoes. Another thought is to use a special horse’s shoe to give as a gift to a friend, like the horse they’re showing or even a lost beloved horse. I’ve done this craft before and used beads. It’s fun and quick!