SmartPak Monday Morning Feed: For Mom, With Love

Sunday, May 14th is Mother’s Day. Whether she’s got human babies, fur babies, or a combination of the two, here are some top picks for the favorite horsey mom in your life:

As a mom of three, I can tell you what I want. More horsey stuff! (And maybe a little more time to spend with them.) Here are our top picks five for gifts for Mother’s Day:

1. Piper Stretch Denim Knee Patch Breeches

Let’s get real. I go from the barn to the store to the kids’ school and then back to the barn again. While I certainly don’t care whether or not I just fell out of the hay loft, sometimes I do get the occasional sideways glance due to my straight outta the barn look (and smell). That’s why breeches like these are clutch. They’re functional for my everyday barn life, and they look pretty good. People might actually think I’m making a fashion statement.

The Piper Stretch Denim Knee Patch Breeches hit at your natural waist, with figure-flattering calf panels and a contoured waistband that molds to your perfect fit. The contrast tan knee patch is constructed with suede-like Clarino™ fabric for superior grip, stretch, and durability, and the elastic sock bottom prevents bunching under your boots for a sleek, streamlined fit. Jeans-style pockets provide plenty of storage and can even accommodate most cell phones. Last but not least, these breeches are as easy to care for as they are to wear – just throw them in the wash and hang to dry.


2. Ariat Sunstopper 2.0 Longsleeve 1/4 Zip 

I can’t ever have enough shirts to wear to the barn — especially ones that keep the sun from scorching my skin and actively work to keep me cool. That’s why I love my Ariat sunstopper shirts. They’re comfortable, cook, and don’t look half bad. Plus, I’m just a sucker for quarter zips.

The Ariat Sunstopper 2.0 Longsleeve 1/4 Zip base layer is back and better than ever with updated styling and exciting new color blocking. Same great performance features but now with a raglan-cut sleeve for a flattering fit and breathable tech mesh paneling in all the places you need it most. AriatTEK® Heat Series technology keeps you cool when the competition heats up. Moisture Movement Technology™ keeps you drier while the lightweight pique knit fabric inhibits the growth of bacterial odors.

3. SmartPak Boot Socks

I’ve waxed on about my love for good boot socks in the past. That’s why I love the SmartPak Boot Sock. They’re tall enough to come above my western boots (a big thing for me), they’re durable, and they are fun and colorful. Everything I look for in a sock.

4. C4 Apple Watch Bands

Speaking of fun and unique designs, these C4 Apple Watch Bands are clutch. They’re creative, they’re cute, they’re interchangeable, and they’re totally washable (the latter being pivotal to anything I wear to the barn).

They have premium medical grade Thermo Elastomer band, which keeps your wrist comfortable and stink free! Apple made it super easy for you to replace your watch bands – do it in less than a minute with no tools required!

5. Back on Track Fleece Throw

Okay, we all know equestrians treat their horses like royalty and themselves like… well… something that doesn’t get treated very well. So, if you’re shopping for a gift for someone for Mother’s Day, this fleece throw from Back on Track might be just the thing. It’s warm and comfy, and the ceramic powder fibers can help ease the aches and pains that come with horse life.

Happy Mother’s Day Horse Nation. Go riding!