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post #1 of 11 Old 11-22-2010, 10:42 AM Thread Starter
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Holiday ideas for BO?

I really appreciate the BOs and I want to give them something in appreciation for the holidays...what would you like to get if it were you?
I plan on making horse treats for all of the boarders too.
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post #2 of 11 Old 11-22-2010, 10:45 AM
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Gift card for a restaurant they like.
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post #3 of 11 Old 11-22-2010, 10:47 AM
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I think a great thoughtful idea is to take some great pictures of their favorite horse and frame it for them. It's thoughtful and not expensive. I always got great responses with doing that. It shows you put thought and time into it;)
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post #4 of 11 Old 11-23-2010, 12:32 AM
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As a Barn Owner, I would be happy with anything a boarder got me because its not something a lot of boarders do. Honestly, I would be grateful if boarders would just pay board on time and clean up after themselves. Best present ever! ;oP

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post #5 of 11 Old 11-23-2010, 02:39 AM
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I really want to get my trainer a gift.The BO is a retired man who has his bragging wall of all his race horses and they are defiently worth bragging about!...I don't have a lot of money so I will probably do cards.It's the thought that counts,right?
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post #6 of 11 Old 11-23-2010, 06:27 AM
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Gidget, a card with a sincere note of thanks for everything your trainer has done for your and your horse will be a wonderful gift I am sure.
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post #7 of 11 Old 11-23-2010, 11:27 AM
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I mailed a card to my BO last year.

My coaches got white saddle pads with black piping, and their names embroidered in it, plus a card as well.

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post #8 of 11 Old 11-24-2010, 11:22 AM
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I gave my BO a card last year but I had only moved there in mid Nov. This year I think I will take a nice pic of her horse (36 years old) and make a really nice card and find something to go with it. Last year on Christmas the BO left little goodies hanging on all the stall doors, treats for us and our horses and a little horsie tree ornament. I thought that was very nice and totally unexpected. At my old barn I was just happy if my horse had food and water on Christmas day.
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post #9 of 11 Old 11-24-2010, 12:19 PM
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I didn't do much last year for the BO, I just moved in there a month before Christmas. I think this year it will either be a gift card or certificate to one of the tack shops, maybe a gift card to a restaurant so her and her husband can have a dinner to themselves, or maybe just a small trinket since I don't have a lot to spend.

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post #10 of 11 Old 11-24-2010, 08:38 PM
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As a Barn Owner myself. It is always appreciated when some one acknowledges all the work you do throughout the year to care for your horse.
I mean christmas eve, christmas day, new yrs, and all other major holidays. Who is out caring for your horse? The BO.

My boarders are wonderful to me....they apprecaite the work that we do for them and their horses.
In the past iven gotten gift cards to local tackstores, resteraunts, and also beutiful gift baskets. Wine, and other alchol beverages (I must say those are always my favorite ;) )
I had one boarder who knit me a scarf, mittens, and a toque. Couldn't believe the effort she put in. Fantastic!

I give all my boarders horses stockings, w apples, carrots, homemade horse cookied, and candy cane.
I also give each of my boarders a gift as well. I usually do a gift card, and then a little something more personal for each person.

Chrsitmas is a great time of year to show appreciation to your BO, and for the BO to show appreciation to their boarders.
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