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How to Give a Horse as a Present
 By Winniefield Park   •   18th Dec 2018   •   763 views   •   0 comments
Do you know someone who is getting a horse or pony for Christmas or birthday? Horses are notoriously hard to wrap and put under the tree. They often rip the paper and they rarely stay still, which endangers all the other gifts. Of course, all the considerations about time, money and commitment are well thought out. And here are So here are a few ideas for presenting that much longed for gift horse.



Treasure Hunt
One of my mom’s favourite ways to give us a large gift was to create a treasure hunt. This can be done with a map and legend, or a series of notes with instructions. However it’s done, the prize at the end is the horse! You might think of another game that would work just as well.

Bring the Horse In
My sister’s first pony was presented to her, along with a saddle and bridle in the house. The little liver chestnut with a flaxen mane and tail was happy to climb the three steps up to the back door and stroll into the kitchen. Decades later we still talk about it even though since then there have been many more ponies and four legged critters through the back door.

A full-grown horse might not fit in your house—and it might not be safe. So, the presentation might have to be in the yard. A big red bow, or other appropriate packaging is of course, a must.

Give a Few Accessories
Halters, lead ropes, grooming tools, and even saddles easily fit under the tree. Will the recipient catch on that not only are they getting the tack and gear, but the horse to use them on? You might want to personalize some tack, such as having the horse’s name embroidered on a halter. Have them look out the window if the horse is waiting there, or the trailer is pulling up at an appointed time. Or load the gear into a vehicle and take a trip to the stable where the horse is waiting.

Give a Photo
You might have the photo skills necessary to take a really great picture of the horse, or you might want to pay to have a professional take a photo. Either way, present a photo book or framed photo of the horse to wrap and put under the tree.



Give a Document
Make a gift of a horse’s registration papers, or other documents such as a passport, or make your own official ‘ownership’ document to frame and give as a gift.



Go To the Horse
If you’re likely to go to the stable anyway, a normal trip becomes extra special when the recipient figures out that the horse with the big bow on it is just for them. If the trip to the stable is for something less than exciting, like stall cleaning, it will just make it more fun when the recipient learns the real reason.

Make The Most of It
However you plan to present a horse make sure the cameras are ready. Think of good spots to do the presentation for the best photos. This occasion might even be worth hiring a photographer for. Make sure there are a few celebratory treats for both the humans and the horse. Invite a few friends and family to take part in the fun. And, make sure there is time to enjoy the horse. You don’t want anyone to feel rushed because the turkey is in the oven and threatening to fill the house with smoke.

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