Well-meaning relatives and friends may not know much about your horse life, but they do know you love horses! And that can lead to all sorts of creative gift-giving…
There is one time of year when our love for horses, and our need to share that love with everyone around us, sometimes comes back to bite us in the butt. Well-meaning relatives and friends really haven’t been paying attention to your monologues all year long about Star’s abscess or his latest developments in flying changes or his show results or how you think you might try a different body clip this winter or or or… but they do know that you’re head over heels for horses, and that makes you SUPER easy to shop for at the holidays.
SmartPak sums it up pretty well:
Now we don’t want to embarrass anyone — after all, it is truly the thought that counts when it comes to gift-giving, and we’re all grateful for having people in our lives who really do care about us. We don’t really expect anyone to remember that we ride western when they give us yet another tree ornament of a hunter/jumper; we don’t hold it against anyone that Bobby is a solid bay OTTB when they give us a print of a bunch of pintos at the water trough because you “thought they looked just like Bobby!”
But let’s discuss, Horse Nation — we’ve all been there. What are some of the weirdest horsey holiday gifts you’ve received? Let us know in the comments section!