Who doesn’t love getting surprise packages? The adult version of Santa coming down the chimney is the hearing the FedEx delivery person step onto your porch and drop a box. Or multiple boxes, if you are an obsessive-compulsive Amazon Primer like me. But unlike my Amazon boxes — which are typically full of pragmatic items like diapers, dish detergent and household stuff I run out of — the boxes I’m here to talk about today are of the fun surprise variety, and involving our favorite animal: the horse.
SaddleBox is a monthly subscription box service that caters specifically to equestrians. Loaded up with a mix of practical gear and fun treats, you never know what you’re going to get, so each unboxing makes you feel like a kid on Christmas morning.
The SaddleBox I received contained a haul of grooming gear: Tough-1 Great Grips Triple Blade Spring Curry (bring it on, mud-caked ponies), an Epona All Purpose Grooming Mitt, and an Epona Woodpicker Hoof Pick. For around the barn, there was a Tough-1 bucket brush, a tin of Fiebing’s Saddle Soap, and a roll of Co-Flex Vet wrap, stuff you can never have enough of.
There was also a big bag of Buckeye Peppermint Nutrition Treats; no sugar added and all-natural, so they’re snacks you can feel good about feeding. Plus, lest the horse owner feel left out, I was delighted to find a bag of raspberry hard candies. Which I ate, in its entirety, almost immediately. I probably shouldn’t feel good about that, but whatever. #noregrets
The best gift that SaddleBox gives, however, doesn’t fit in a box. All SaddleBox sales benefit horse rescue shelters, and the company has served over 25,000 horses and ponies in need. Every SaddleBox comes complete with a postcard letting you know about the horse you helped with the purchase of the SaddleBox.
SaddleBox is available by subscription, as a one-time order and/or as a gift for a friend (Christmas gift, anyone?). The subscription service is $34.95, which includes free U.S. shipping, and can be cancelled at any time. Use code LOVEHORSES for 15% off your first box! Find out more on the Saddlebox website. And check out @saddleboxhorses on Instagram for fun pics of happy unboxings around the country.