The holiday season is in full swing. It’s time for those year-end awards banquets, the USEA Convention and barn parties. It’s also time for making hyper-specific wish-lists for your non-horsey friends and family. For the longest time, most everyone in my family had this strange notion that a gift card to my favorite tack shop was too impersonal. Fortunately I have a fabulous horsewoman in the family, my Auntie Merry. When I was a kid, she not only acted as our personal shopper in finding safe, sane, sound and appropriate horses, but she also was undoubtedly a resource for making sure holiday gifts were the right size for my pony and my cousin’s pony. These days I am able to source my own horses, but she’s still the first and most valued opinion I seek when I’m shopping. If I had one holiday wish for all my horsey friends, it’s that they would all have their own Auntie Merry.
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