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post #1 of 8 Old 12-12-2010, 02:11 PM Thread Starter
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Horsey gift exchange ideas?

My kids have a 4H party this week and need to bring a gift to exchange. The gift *should* be horsey but doesn't *have* to be. Oh, and they set a $5 limit, so that makes it hard! I'd like some of your ideas for inexpensive horsey gift ideas.

Here are some I've come up with:

brush
hoof pick
something on clearance from the tack/supply store
homemade natural horse cookies/treats
glitter hair spray

These kids show western, if that helps.

Thanks in advance for your creative ideas!
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post #2 of 8 Old 12-12-2010, 02:50 PM
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I love these bonnets,
Crochet Ear Net with Fringe - Statelinetack.com

but thats just me :p
if you go to stateline tack and look around they have alot of cute stuff, like keychains and bridal charms and stuff (:

Brother, she's country ;)
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post #3 of 8 Old 12-12-2010, 04:02 PM
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A horse magazine, Salt block, an assortment of carrots, apples and sweet potatoes to look like a goodie bag and maybe a candy cane, wraps, any thing of that sort
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post #4 of 8 Old 12-12-2010, 06:04 PM
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Bag of horse cookies - under $5 and a good present (like this one: Dumor Apple/Carrot Horse Treat - 5015000 | Tractor Supply Company.



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post #5 of 8 Old 12-12-2010, 06:26 PM
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^^ Ooh good idea! I buy those from TSC, they are on sale for $4 something right now.

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post #6 of 8 Old 12-12-2010, 08:50 PM
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^^ Ooh good idea! I buy those from TSC, they are on sale for $4 something right now.
Cool! I have to get couple bags (they are rarely on-sale)!

What I really like about this particular brand is looks like they have lowest amount of added min/vit (especially Selenium) comparable to all other brands I looked at.



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post #7 of 8 Old 12-14-2010, 02:05 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the ideas!

Here were some other ideas I came up with, but didn't use:
horsey ornament
homemade ornament made with mini horseshoe and ribbon
gloves and handwarmers
hat and gloves
mini 1st aid kit with items from dollar store (for people, with bandaids, neosporin, sample aspirin, etc.)
bag of apples or carrots

The party was last night, and I had 4 kids go (2 of my own, 2 tag-alongs!) and thought I'd let you know what we took and what others brought.

My 2 kids took really nice hooofpicks with silver accents on the handle (normally $9, on sale for $5 at feed/tack store)
My tag-alongs bought grain scoops for $3.99 and filled them with homemade horse cookies. (The pink scoop was waaaaaay more popular than the red one. Maybe because most of the kids there were under 12 years old. Although some of the older girls really liked it too!)

Some other gifts I saw were:
lined workgloves
Flicka DVD
horse book (like Boxcar Children type, younger readers, maybe 7-11 years old)
sponge and enormous bag of horse treats

If you care, here's what I put into the horse treats. Sorry I didn't measure, so everything's a guess!
3 c. oatmeal
2 finely chopped apples
2 finely chopped carrots
3/4 c. vegetable oil
1/2 c. molasses
1/2 c. flour
2 eggs

Mix together and scoop into mini muffin pan cups. Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes til "done".

Normally I don't peel my carrots and I just chop whole apples including the core, but I took the time this time. And a good thing too, since a lady took a bite of one!
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post #8 of 8 Old 12-14-2010, 02:14 PM
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Love brass nameplates for halters, saddles etc. They are in that price range and great gifts.
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