The best way to escape the chaos of Christmas Day is by saying hello to your horse. Not only do you have to feed your horse and muck out the stable, but you also need to do your duty as an elf by delivering some festive cheer.
But what kind of gift does your equine friend want? Don’t waste hours searching for the perfect present. At YuMOVE, we’ve done all the hard work for you. Take a look at our top 12 gifts for your horse this festive season…
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Healthy treats are the ideal reward when training. But they’re also the perfect present. Opt for a treat that’s similar to natural horse food, such as carrots, apples and sugar cubes. Or, give your equine pal a taste of Christmas in every bite with Likit’s Stud Muffins Christmas Puddings. They’re handmade with added protein and flax seeds for a healthy and merry snack.
At Christmas, you can’t go wrong with a festive knit. And the same (or similar) goes for your horse. Make them feel jolly with one of the below accessories:
This breastplate comes with adjustable straps and a faux fur trim and is a great addition to your Christmas riding outfit.
This cheerful charm fits perfectly onto your horse’s bridle or headcollar. Plus, it’s designed with a character of your choice – an elf, Rudolph or a Christmas tree.
Get into the festive spirt with a Christmas headcollar. It’s softly padded with faux fur and features a Christmas pattern. Plus, it’s practical. It’s fully adjustable on both sides and includes a snap closure at the throat.
Beat the boredom with one of these festive toys:
This innovative horse toy prevents boredom and relieves stress. Hang it up in their paddock, or watch them play with it in their horsebox.
This Christmas, give your horse the gift of mental stimulation. Simply hang the Boredom Buster from a strong beam (away from any walls) and insert a few Likits. As your horse licks, the Boredom Buster will move and spin, increasing the level of challenge.
Grooming is an important part of horse care. Daily grooming allows you to check your horse’s wellbeing and general health. It also increases the bond between you both. The benefits of daily grooming include:
- A healthy boost to the skin and coat
- Reduces the chance of health issues – such as thrush and other skin problems
- Cleans the horse, preventing chaffing around the tack
- Allows you to look for cuts, swelling, or sensitive areas
- Improves the relationship with your horse
This soft-grip brunch has synthetic bristles to remove mud and sweat from un-clipped horses, but still preserves essential oils – keeping your horse’s coat smooth and shiny.
Give your horse the gift of year-round hoof health. This hoof oil promotes the elasticity of the hoof horn and the resilience of their feet, for long-lasting shine and health.
A Winter Rug
Keep your horse warm and protect them from the cold, rain and pests with a winter rug. All horses are different, so each individual animal will need something specifically for them. Horse & Hound have rounded up some of the best medium-weight turnout rugs for every budget. Take a look here.
Does your horse already have one? Find out how to stop your horse’s mane getting rubbed out by a winter rug.
Show your horse you care with a personalised stable sign engraved with their name and a fancy equine design. Each plaque is treated with Danish wood oil and several coats of high-quality varnish.
This hi-vis tail guard is fluorescent and reflective, ideal for keeping you and your horse safe while riding.
*Balogh et al. 2008