What to Give a New Equestrian

Buying a horse is fun for any first-timer, but it can be nerve-wracking too. Regardless of all the pro tips out there, the entire process can still be an emotional adventure. But as soon as the right horse comes, all can only feel perfect. Of course, this moment must come with a celebration – with gifts!

If a friend or family member has just bought their very first horse, here are equine welcome gift ideas worth a check:

Hoof Pick

With a hoof pick, it would be easy to clean the horse’s hooves, especially those tough to reach areas. This product is important for horses to maintain clean and healthy hooves, even if they’re Grand Prix jumpers.


Gifting a new horse owner with a bag of treats is no different from welcoming a new neighbor with freshly baked cookies. When giving treats for horses, make sure they’re all natural – carrots, apples, etc. – and stay away from anything with added sugar or wheat. Also consider the shape of these treats. They probably look like three-leaf clovers though, which are easy to break apart.

Horse-Grooming Kit

Big horse grooming totes are very handy when it comes to holding day-to-day essentials. Find a bag with deep compartments, but not so deep that it’ll be inconvenient to pull out stuff. There should also be a pocket for all kinds of things you’ll put inside.

Custom Wardrobe

A custom-embroidered saddle pad is among the best presents a horse owner can ever receive.

It would be great to match the colors of the saddle pad to the stitching of the horse owner’s monogrammed initials, or the name of the horse. Don’t just think of the design though – fit and quality are more important.

In-FashionTack Storage

Besides being expensive, horse tack and riding equipment also need to be properly cleaned and stored. Some bridle bags have three loops for hanging bridles or halters, a satin lining that protects the leather, and different styles to choose from.

Horse Stress Ball

When horses have to move to a new home, it can be very stressful for them. A good horse gift would be an equine stress ball. An equine stress ball is something horses can play with, helping them release all that nervous energy and stay distracted from anxious behaviors. On top of that, this toy isn’t only for playing, but it can also be eaten by the horse as a nutritious snack.


Finally, though unknown to a lot of people, quality clippers do not just work for grooming but for equine first aid as well. When choosing the right clippers however, versatility is key. For instance, the kit should come with rechargeable battery packs, and you should have options in terms of comb attachments and length adjustments.

Supporting reference: 3 Gifts Tips from Someone With Experience

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