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All I Want for Christmas

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What are you planning to get your equine family member(s) this holiday season?
(Check all that apply)

Horse treats
42%
637
A new blanket
13%
196
New grooming supplies
10%
153
New stall toys
8%
128
New tack or training devices
11%
169
A new trailer
2%
29
A new friend (another horse)
5%
71
Other
9%
145

Total votes cast: 1528

Comments & Write-in Answers

just the usual love and attention

11/29/2007 10:48:42 PM

spend time and groom and love

11/29/2007 10:20:41 PM

I always give my horses a nice surprise on holidays, hot oatmeal with oranges & apples steaming.

11/29/2007 9:44:33 PM

No presents, but will get a special dinner

11/29/2007 9:21:10 PM

My recent research reminds me that rain rot and other delights are spread by shared grooming tools

11/29/2007 8:57:06 PM

Make lots of "obstacles" etc to take boredom out of groundwork

11/29/2007 8:35:30 PM

everyone gets a bran mash, ginger snaps & peppermints & a good grooming

11/29/2007 7:49:10 PM

new Woody Pet, manure spreader, run-in shed, & licorice treats

11/29/2007 7:07:41 PM

I always give them carrots and apples on Christmas day

11/29/2007 6:56:48 PM

Xmas breakfast of boiled oats with molasses, Guinness & apple and carrot bits in it!

11/29/2007 6:55:14 PM

Why buy horses holiday gifts? THEY'RE HORSES! Proper care should be provided year round!

11/29/2007 6:16:08 PM

They LOVE carrots and are getting plenty

11/29/2007 6:00:42 PM

Caroots, apples and warm beet pulp Christmas morning!!

11/29/2007 5:19:03 PM

A ell deserved rest will go down well! Lots of attention & some massage

11/29/2007 4:59:38 PM

MY horses are getting a new stable with attached indoor arena for Christmas!

11/29/2007 4:27:58 PM

my pretty Echo wants a blueblanket

11/29/2007 4:03:27 PM

we built a set of standards and painted plumbing tubes for jumps. I made a set for my bestfriend too

11/29/2007 3:28:02 PM

make homemade horse coookies to give them

11/29/2007 2:31:20 PM

carrot/apple/mint bran mash for christmas morning

11/29/2007 12:39:27 PM

Carrots & Apples

11/29/2007 11:41:14 AM

They all got blankets last year. They will get treats and maybe some new halters

11/29/2007 10:31:25 AM

Nothing...Christmas for me is not about buying things, it's about Jesus.

11/29/2007 10:13:58 AM

A new farm!

11/29/2007 9:52:12 AM

And santa hat made for horses!

11/29/2007 8:35:38 AM

After Christmas Day set tree out in pasture with carrots, apples, etc. hanging from branches

11/29/2007 8:31:31 AM

Peace and Calm and Attention

11/29/2007 4:35:20 AM

Since my horse is the one MOST worthy of gifts on my gift list, he gets spoiled! Treats, toys, and n

11/29/2007 2:18:25 AM

Some kind of horsey gift

11/28/2007 11:35:04 PM

I think just spending extra time with your horsie pal is all they could ever want (and a treat)

11/28/2007 11:30:38 PM

always a warm christmas day meal

11/28/2007 10:54:31 PM

Hugs & Cuddles, too

11/28/2007 10:24:23 PM

Bitt warmers

11/28/2007 9:04:03 PM

can't forget the rst of my family

11/28/2007 8:46:33 PM

Winnie's Cookies & bran mash on Christmas morning!

11/28/2007 8:21:21 PM

Adopt A PMU or Nurse Maid Foal!

11/28/2007 8:12:45 PM

we're moving him from Kentucky to Northern Ohio - is that a gift?

11/28/2007 7:12:39 PM

My horses get HAY for Xmas this year! At $8/bale it's as valuable as gold!

11/28/2007 6:18:41 PM

I want to get a new saddle. It's an important part of riding. And it needs to fit properly.

11/28/2007 5:46:54 PM

A big hug, and my love!! Other than that, I still have to decide, Iguess.... =)

11/28/2007 5:16:56 PM

I`m saving up for a quality saddle pad,maybe a gel pad or something high quality.

11/28/2007 5:12:58 PM

home made ones

11/28/2007 4:32:19 PM

For the 16 Arabians living with me its Xmas all year

11/28/2007 3:14:09 PM

Lots of Natural Horsemanship DVDS

11/28/2007 2:50:16 PM

Stud Muffins, Pro Choice boots, brushes, turnout blanket for new weanling

11/28/2007 12:58:57 PM

riding apparel

11/28/2007 12:40:03 PM

Some extra carrots and applies - some homemade horse cookies.

11/28/2007 12:24:27 PM

Just got a new horse, so lots of odds & ends + treats of course!

11/28/2007 12:10:43 PM

Home made treats, much like I did when my children was growning up. toys, and blankets,

11/28/2007 11:09:00 AM

Our daughter has bought one of our babies and now we need a 3-horse trailer so we can all ride.

11/28/2007 11:00:07 AM

Every day is Christmas for my horses!

11/28/2007 10:42:21 AM

When I had 1 horse it was usually blankets, with 6 it will be our famous holiday bran mashie for all

11/28/2007 10:39:48 AM

carrots! lots and lots of carrots!

11/28/2007 10:28:29 AM

Cards and horsey things for your home

11/28/2007 10:19:35 AM

I put up a Wrangler stocking with the name of each ( iron on letters ) on the mantle

11/28/2007 10:07:25 AM

My horses like like royalty all year long!

11/28/2007 10:05:38 AM

I just got him a new WB/Draft size trailer!

11/28/2007 10:01:53 AM

A new Parelli English Fluidity saddle!

11/28/2007 10:01:00 AM

They are getting a brand new barn with heated floors.

11/28/2007 9:53:26 AM

they all get treats in thier stockings!!

11/28/2007 9:47:48 AM

nothing

11/28/2007 9:42:44 AM

If I had my wish it would be a new trailer but.... a good grooming, visit, treats will have to do

11/28/2007 9:40:47 AM

New Paddock Toys

11/28/2007 9:25:08 AM

an extra bran mash

11/28/2007 9:24:39 AM

nothing

11/28/2007 9:15:24 AM

Shipping Wraps

11/28/2007 9:02:56 AM

Bran Mash

11/28/2007 9:00:20 AM

Nothing. Excuse me, they are animals, they could care less.

11/28/2007 8:55:08 AM

hay to eat and shavings for their stalls, extra attention & grooming

11/28/2007 8:54:15 AM

And a new-used saddle for his momma!

11/28/2007 8:49:36 AM

Apples, apples, apples

11/28/2007 8:48:24 AM

1 gets a new bridle (Again!), haven't figured out the other two yet

11/28/2007 8:14:39 AM

saddle

11/28/2007 7:57:43 AM

Nothing. They may be family pets but they ARE livestock. Find something better to do than marketing.

11/28/2007 7:15:42 AM

hay!

11/28/2007 6:50:18 AM

Spend more time with them

11/28/2007 5:27:30 AM

She loves Manna Pro wafers, Mrs. Pastures, lots of carrots. A traffic safety cone to play with.

11/28/2007 4:36:19 AM

Something for the horse, something for the friend too!

11/28/2007 4:12:24 AM

My horses are so spoiled they don't have anything on a wish list!!!

11/28/2007 3:11:06 AM

I'll be buying things that have a horse theme to them, like coasters, calendars, books, videos

11/28/2007 1:45:48 AM

They'll each get a carrot,apple,pear,banana salad on Christmas day

11/28/2007 12:27:55 AM

Extra attention and carrots

11/28/2007 12:21:46 AM

Mrs. Pasture Cookies, my horses favorite!

11/28/2007 12:15:42 AM

anything they want their not spoiled LOL

11/28/2007 12:12:48 AM

extra ration of hay--we're in drought

11/28/2007 12:05:55 AM

wreath made with carrots (with tops) & red and green apples.

11/27/2007 11:22:11 PM

A new shedrow barn!!!

11/27/2007 11:18:36 PM

Always favorite treatsand new custom halters

11/27/2007 11:11:24 PM

a reason for another horse!! YES! Nothing special- gets treats every day...not sure, maybe more time

11/27/2007 11:05:51 PM

Something he really loves. Apples and oats

11/27/2007 10:50:03 PM

Expensive hay for a special treat!

11/27/2007 10:32:07 PM

A foal monitor.

11/27/2007 10:13:58 PM

They've already got more clothes, toys & grooming supplies than I do! :-)

11/27/2007 10:09:16 PM

A little extra grooming and play time.

11/27/2007 9:41:51 PM

got a 28yr quarter/me 64..we're in tune..goatman

11/27/2007 9:35:53 PM

Easyboot Bares

11/27/2007 9:35:46 PM

A Western gaited saddle .

11/27/2007 9:18:55 PM

My horse already dresses better than I do!

11/27/2007 8:59:57 PM

My 4 horses think it is Christmas all year round.

11/27/2007 8:47:18 PM

Everyday is Christmas for our guys..:-)

11/27/2007 8:46:38 PM

probably just an extra slice of hay

11/27/2007 8:40:06 PM

I thought about looking for a recipe for some type of horse treat and make it myself. And also givin

11/27/2007 8:37:15 PM

my baby is going blind, and she needs a new friend to help her transition

11/27/2007 8:36:48 PM

wormer

11/27/2007 8:11:55 PM

supplements

11/27/2007 8:06:58 PM

More trail riding time & coyote chasing(his favorite game)

11/27/2007 8:05:05 PM

T"hey" got the complete set of Chris Cox training dvds

11/27/2007 8:04:27 PM

equine massage

11/27/2007 7:56:59 PM

bareback riding pad

11/27/2007 7:52:13 PM

I will be euthanising my horse to spare her from further suffering

11/27/2007 7:50:17 PM

my horses are spoilt all year round so its no different at xmas just get more.

11/27/2007 7:37:07 PM

NOTHING!! It's a horse!! I have better ways of spending my $$

11/27/2007 7:32:56 PM

On Christmas Eve day or Christmas groom your equine, especially if they without pasture mates.

11/27/2007 7:32:12 PM

Homemade horse cookies

11/27/2007 7:31:01 PM

Anything and everything horsey!

11/27/2007 7:27:15 PM

The same great care that they have enjoyed all year!

11/27/2007 7:26:28 PM

A quiet day. Trying to keep their routine despite disruption of ours.

11/27/2007 7:20:14 PM

New Grain Buckets, and maybe new halters

11/27/2007 7:18:16 PM

I make a special treat of apples, carrots & sugar

11/27/2007 7:15:56 PM

Have a Galloping Winter

11/27/2007 7:14:45 PM

Every day is Christmas for these horses and Dec. 25 won't feel any different than usual.

11/27/2007 7:14:29 PM

breeches

11/27/2007 7:11:21 PM

Both of my girls got wool warming blankets

11/27/2007 6:57:18 PM

I have 6 horses, 8 saddles, and etc. How about something nice for me.

11/27/2007 6:54:09 PM

New grooming suppiles are a Spring present after a cold and sloppy winter.

11/27/2007 6:31:56 PM

The horses get a special holiday mash for dinner.

11/27/2007 6:25:52 PM

they always get a special treat of some sort!

11/27/2007 6:25:12 PM

Alfalfa Chunks Broken into small pieces. They love them.

11/27/2007 6:14:30 PM

I'm going to keep learning all I can about horses so that I can be a better owner and a better rider

11/27/2007 6:03:30 PM

all of the things above

11/27/2007 5:57:50 PM

I try to go see my horse either Xmas eve or day when it is very quiet.

11/27/2007 5:34:50 PM

horses don't know/care it's a holiday!

11/27/2007 5:26:34 PM

Nothing

11/27/2007 5:19:35 PM

My Horses all want apples, carrots and horse cookies.

11/27/2007 5:16:28 PM

Equispirit ball for paddock play

11/27/2007 5:12:07 PM

A bag of carrotts

11/27/2007 5:06:59 PM

new sheep!

11/27/2007 5:03:01 PM

he gets presents all year long!

11/27/2007 4:52:18 PM

The companion horse gets a new halter and I'd love to find someone to ride the ottb as he's a packer

11/27/2007 4:50:37 PM

a massage

11/27/2007 4:45:04 PM

Every day is Christmas for MY spoiled horse:)

11/27/2007 4:44:12 PM

Quality one on one time! Just me and them in the pasture.

11/27/2007 4:37:05 PM

1 is retired, 1 is in training, 1 is waiting for training! Best gifts I can think of!!!! Ho Ho Ho!!

11/27/2007 4:34:35 PM

Homemade granola with apples and carrots

11/27/2007 4:34:00 PM

hot oatmeal apple mash

11/27/2007 4:34:00 PM

I found that a female Pygmy goat is a GREAT companion for a lonely horse--they bonded immediately!

11/27/2007 4:33:43 PM

A new breastcollar to go with my new Aussie saddle

11/27/2007 4:33:14 PM

apples & carrots are a treat for them!

11/27/2007 4:32:15 PM

Easyboot epics

11/27/2007 4:31:56 PM

hay

11/27/2007 4:29:39 PM

He's already received his new saddlepad and saddle. Lucky him. I'm still paying for them.

11/27/2007 4:21:51 PM

My boy always gets whatever he needs whenever he needs it. He lives a great life!

11/27/2007 4:14:02 PM

GOT THEM A NEW FRIEND AND EXPECTING ANOTHER IN MAY OF NEXT YEAR. TWO FOR THE PRICE OF ONE.

11/27/2007 4:11:41 PM

buy horse cookie cutters and make cookied for your friends and their horses

11/27/2007 4:10:14 PM

He is already spoiled rotton so love and treats will make him happy.

11/27/2007 4:05:52 PM

He is so lucky as i t is. He has a best buddy, LambChop who shares his stall, hay, pasture.

11/27/2007 4:05:07 PM

a field full of round bales, hehehe

11/27/2007 4:05:00 PM

I just purchased a one tom crew cab.. to haul hay for my beasties.. Heck of a Christmas present!

11/27/2007 4:04:50 PM

complete vet and dental exams

11/27/2007 4:00:44 PM

Mine get a stocking with fruits/vegies and horse treats...so fun to give out on Christmas morning

11/27/2007 4:00:19 PM

A good grooming, equine spa day

11/27/2007 4:00:05 PM

Nothing -- they are horses

11/27/2007 3:59:42 PM

riding boots and gloves

11/27/2007 3:58:08 PM

He's also moving to a new barn this December too!

11/27/2007 3:57:55 PM

MASSAGES FOR EVERYONE

11/27/2007 3:57:41 PM

nothing, they are already well fed and spoiled

11/27/2007 3:50:52 PM

Keep them happy and healthy for the new year

11/27/2007 3:49:50 PM

A new clydesdale!

11/27/2007 3:43:42 PM

Carrots with greens still attached are a big Christmas treat!

11/27/2007 3:41:45 PM

They also get a good grooming that morning...makes us both feel good

11/27/2007 3:41:05 PM

I think we will set the limit at treats, but maybe a new equine will be on my list, hmmmm

11/27/2007 3:35:42 PM

A trip to New Bolten Center in PA

11/27/2007 3:33:22 PM

holiday edible wreath with carrots, apples etc

11/27/2007 3:28:29 PM

Building a new barn!

11/27/2007 3:28:20 PM

bran mash

11/27/2007 3:24:17 PM

My promise to love, care and feed them properly (as long as they don't buck me off :-)

11/27/2007 3:23:00 PM

New shoes, feed & hay, treats, vaccinations, hoof supplement, lots of hugs & kisses

11/27/2007 3:22:52 PM

They have a barn full of hay in a year of a drought!

11/27/2007 3:22:02 PM

Hay and new girths for all

11/27/2007 3:19:33 PM

i travel all year and collect art work for friends

11/27/2007 12:24:56 PM

Myfavorite to give or get-a check to the horse's vet account or Amex Cash card for emergencies

11/27/2007 11:59:11 AM

Anything she wants!

11/27/2007 10:41:33 AM

a babysitter for my grandkids

11/27/2007 8:26:49 AM