Horsenista’s Christmas List, Part I: She’s Gone Country

Black Friday week is fast upon us, folks. It’s time to start making those lists and searching for great deals. This week, Horsenista brings you a western wishlist with a little help from HN’s resident cowgirl Kristen Kovatch.

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Bling in the ring, turquoise jewelry and full chaps… that’s right, it’s time to go shopping with Alan Jackson and George Strait on your play list. (Note: Click on the title of any item to be taken to its website.)

1. Wrangler Q-Baby Jeans

Kristen says, “Legitimately the best riding jean ever.” It was bolded and underlined. I can’t mess with this sort of font type decision. I don’t even ride western and I’m putting these on my list.

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2. Western Jewelry by Cowgirl Friend

With catchy phrases like “Be Brave,” “Born to Roam” and “Do What Makes You Happy,” these necklaces and wrap bracelets are sure to please any girl. I personally love the “Fierce” bracelet.

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3. Ferrini Ladies Full Quill Ostrich Square Boots

We’re going with the blue and tan versions of these exotic boots. I can personally attest that the square toe helps “shorten” my gigantic size 10 foot, making me look less like a hobbit. They are handcrafted and double stitched, so they should be made to last.

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4. Thinline Western Saddle Pads

Thinline recently introduced a complete line of saddle pads, half pads, and liners just for the western rider. “Impact protection in a non slip weight distributing breathable saddle pad. You will never forget how we made you feel.”

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5. Custom Spurs and Bits by Spiller Spurs & Bits

It’s no secret Horsenista loves customization and these spurs certainly fit the bill. They combine form with function, creating an heirloom that can be passed down for generations. That’s good, because if you order now you can gift them to your grandkids in 4 to 5 years… which is the current wait list time.

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6. DIY Customized Furniture

I was able to trace this dresser back to Kerri Luffy of Arizona via Pinterest and Twitter’s @RodeoChat. I don’t know if it’s still for sale, or if similar items are available, but for the barrel racer it’s worth the search.


7. Cuffs and Bracelets by Cowgirl Relics

I’m digging these leather cuffs with bronze highlights. I particularly love this sassy one that states, “Put your big girl boots on and cowgirl up.”

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8. Bling Belt from It’s A Cowgirl Thing

Sometimes you just gotta let your bling flag fly, which is exactly what I plan to do when I order one of these fantastic belts. Kristen adds, “Not gonna lie, as tacky as they are, I love the ones with the crossed pistols in rhinestones. Lord help me.”

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9. Bling-tastic Tack

This particular example is a Two Ear Headstall from Billy Royal.  As with all tack, you get what you pay for.  Cheaper silver plating tends to peel off after a few years of heavy use, so be wary.

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If your competitions are mostly held outdoors during southern summers, I would also sway away from the designs with silver all the way around the ear piece — they can get hot to the touch. Instead I would opt for something more along the lines of this One Ear Engraved Headstall.

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10. Custom Chaps by Pinnell Custom Leather

I can’t say enough about this company that can customize leather to your heart’s content. Pinnell is well known for their customer support — when I emailed questions about pricing, the owner himself wrote back. The wait list is long and you should expect to pay for “heirloom quality” goods.

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For more Christmas ideas, be sure and check out Horsenista’s Pinterest!

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Go Riding!


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