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Hey everyone :)

As the title implies, I'm coming up on my one-year riding anniversary (October 15th) and I want to get something for my trainer; just as little way to say thank you- nothing too excessive, ya know? This woman has genuinely been so kind and encouraging to me so it feels wrong to let such a big day pass without getting her something, but I honest to god have no idea what to get her besides a nice card.

I'm 22, so while wine isn't out of the question, people get her that all the time and it's really not my thing, and I don't own or lease (plus I am a very poor college student) so getting personalized saddle pads or a fancy new helmet for her seems wrong...maybe just a cute decorative sign for the barn? I don't know...

Hence why I'm here, as you probably figured out. Please drop some ideas below if you feel so inclined, and thank you in advance ❤

Also, in case this is relevant, I ride English.
 

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Boot socks with some type of design. Say business name is Fox Hollow find some with a fox design. Or if you know her favorite color or pattern there are so many designs available. Winter cap for under her helmet. There are several that are warm and not overly thick.
 

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Gift card to local saddle store. Homemade cookies or other treats. Those are two things I got for my trainer, who has helped my Pony and me in more ways than I could count.
 
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I think pony treats are an affordable yet cute gift, I'm always happy to receive those. Doesn't matter if she has a horse of her own or not, lesson horses need love too. Even better if you bake them yourself :)

If you're willing to spend a bit more (not an arm and a leg, though) I'd recommend socks and riding gloves. Mine are always full of holes and get worn out so easily, but I can't be bothered to go to a riding supply store only for those items.

If your stable has a kitchen or a little lounge room, I think a small supply of good coffee or tea would also be greatly appreciated. It might not be exclusive to your trainer, then, but it's the best way to say thank you to everyone in the stable for making you feel at home there.
 
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A insulated thermal carafe large enough to hold a good steaming cup of her favorite beverage.
Thermal carafes also hold ice cold beverages in summer too...
If she teaches back to back lessons, hours at a time...
She would enjoy having a clean carafe of beverage to moisten her throat.
7-11 stores use to have them as do many other places...
Buy the carafe and inside is a ton of free refills of hot or cold beverage.;)
🐴...
 

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Do you have any cool picture of her? Or her horse? Walmart has some cool gifts like a coffee mug or one of those tumblers where you can put a picture on it and they are pretty inexpensive. I actually bought a friend of mine a wine tumbler thing with a picture of her dog on it. I think it cost me twelve bucks but she absolutely loved it.
 
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Thank you all so much for your ideas! Although I realize now that I probably should've noted that she hasn't had her own horse since her last one passed a few years ago. I don't think she's ridden much since, though she does ride the lesson horses to tire them out for the younger kids.

At the moment I'm think a couple horseshoe-shaped cookies and a card, although that is open to change at any moment.
 

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A nice review on her website or Google....a certificate for a massage might be really appreciated....home baking is always nice. A card with your heartfelt thanks would be super as its very personal.
 
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