Here’s a list of great gifts that any western rider can use that won’t burn a hole in your pocket!
Holiday shopping is upon us and sometimes equestrians can be difficult to buy for since well, all of our money goes into our addiction to horses. Here’s some great ideas for the western rider.
Western riders love their wild rags. They keep the neck warm during the winter months while also giving off a stylish vibe. They pair well with jackets, vests and western apparel. The appealing part about them is there is a HUGE selection of patterns to choose from on Amazon!
Price: Average price is anywhere from $20 – $45
You can purchase the one pictured here.
Groove Life Ring
Grove Life is an awesome company that makes products for active people who work in not-so-clean places. If that doesn’t describe equestrians, we don’t know what does. One of our favorites is the Burled Walnut Thin Ring (after all, nothing says western like burly wood, right?). The great thing about Groove Life rings is that they’re designed with comfort in mind. The elastomer blend is durable and flexible, so you don’t notice it’s there while you’re riding, mucking stalls, throwing hay or doing any of the other lovely activities that come with being an equestrian. And if the burled walnut isn’t your thing, there are plenty of other designs from which to choose.
Price: $20 (on sale now — usually they’re $34.95)
You can purchase the rings here.
ActionHeat Heated Gloves
Doing barn chores or riding during the winter is less than desirable but heated gloves make it a bit more bearable. These gloves come in men’s and women’s styles and can be purchased at Dick’s Sporting Goods.
You can purchase these gloves here.
Piper 3-Pack Tall Technical Boot Socks
When in doubt, socks are always a good gift. Have you ever looked at an equestrian’s socks? We put all our money into new kicks for our horses, leaving our socks looking mangled. These more festive socks can be found on the SmartPak website.
You can purchase these socks here.
Personalized Horse Saddle Bag
This is a neat personalized gift. The rider can connect it to their saddle to hold their cell phone or other small items.
You can order this item here.
Emergency Stall Sign
This is a great buy for the rider that travels with her horse. Whether it be to trail riding sites or show venues this is a gift the rider can hang on her horse’s stall with her contact information in case of an emergency.
You can order this item here.
Saddle Box gift sets are an awesome gift for horse lovers because they have a little bit of everything in them. Each saddle box comes with some type of gourmet horse treats, grooming tools and gifts for the horse owner. Not to mention it’s for a good cause. Each box sold helps horses that have been rescued. This is a really great gift if you don’t know much about horses but want to get a rider a horse related gift.
You can purchase a box here.
12 oz Skinny Can Cooler
Many horsewomen can be found walking around the farm with a seltzer in her hands. This is a great gift for that rider. This skinny can cooler keeps your drink cool. It comes in different patterns but pictured is the Sedona print.
You can purchase the one shown here.
Weaver Trailer Multi-Pocket Organizer
This neat organizer could be used in the trailer for those who travel a lot or it would look fun in the tack room as well. It has a variety of pockets, comes in fun prints and is easy to hang.
Price: $35.95 – $40.45 depending on print
You can buy this item here.
If all else fails and you didn’t see anything that really stood out to you on this list, you can never go wrong with a gift card. Here’s a few of the best places western riders tend to shop.
Tractor Supply – Gift Card Link Here
Ranch Dress’n – Gift Card Link Here
SmartPak – Gift Card Link Here
Dover Saddlery – Gift Card Link Here