The Season of Giving

This year I am donating either 2 Starter Packages or 1 Premium Starter Package to Blaze’s Tribute Equine Rescue.

Blaze’s is Oklahoma’s state-wide rescue which works with local law enforcement when equines are involved to give the equines a safe place to live while they recover. Since December 2001, they have rescued 1,290 horses. 1,054 of those have been adopted. More about their role in rescuing abused horses can be found here.

To support Blaze’s this year if you mention Blaze’s in the comments when you buy here Blaze’s will receive a donation of 10% of whatever you buy.

Gifts for the Horses and Horse People in Your Life

Instead of fighting the crowds next week here are some ideas they will love that don’t involve combat tactics to acquire:

Hoof Picks

It seems that no matter how many of these you have another one still finds it’s place.

For under $15, this slim knife/hoofpick combination is my farrier’s favorite pick

For under $10, the folding hoof pick neatly fits in a pocket without poking.

For under $5, hoof picks in their colors make excellent stocking stuffers

Horse Treats

These healthy alternatives to sugar cubes allow horses to get what they love while the humans who love them know they are getting the good stuff.

I wish these were all natural. I find almost all horses who have ever been on an antibiotic need a probiotic to be truly healthy

My favorite has no sugar or molasses

Organization

Organizing is usually a lot less fun than riding. Here are a few things which help save on organizational chores.


Emergency

Show you care with an emergency kit

This all natural kit contains

Buy Small and Local

This time of year there is a lot of shopping being done. With Christmas right around the corner it is time to think about buying local and supporting small businesses. If you are thinking about having something custom made for a friend or loved one. Now is the time to start that order.

You have a lot of choices when buying local. In the Norman, Oklahoma area you have little craft boutiques like MerryBelle’s Gifts, Art & Tea. You can buy fine art from various local artists at the gallery in the Norman Firehouse Art Center. You also have the world-wide network of local artists and crafters on Etsy. One of my favorites is Pioneer Artisan works. This talented couple makes beautiful custom metal flowers, wooden letters, and custom metal wall art. Of course I am also a fan of Galloping Glass where you can buy my hand beaded ornaments and see what else is going on. Etsy has just started offering gift cards so you can let that hard to buy for person pick out their perfect gift.

Remember they scheduled Christmas for December this year. Don’t let it sneak up on you.

 

My ornaments and the support for my horses are at GallopingGlass.com.