2020 Holiday Gift Guide

Gifts at a Gallop! Your guide to holiday shopping for horses and their people.
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5 Star Equine Performer Pad

Wool works! When purchasing a performance pad, pure, natural wool is an excellent choice to promote equine health and comfort. That’s the idea behind the Performer by 5 Star Equine Products. This pad’s 100 percent wool fibers wick sweat and remove heat during long or strenuous rides. Better still, the proprietary felt helps absorb and dissipate pressure, which in turn can prevent soring. Marked by quality craftsmanship and attention to detail, this pad is handcrafted in the USA by skilled experts who take pride in their product. If you’re looking for a pad that will protect your horse’s back for years to come, consider the Performer. 5 Star Pads, which are fully customizable, are available in a size to fit your saddle and in thicknesses from 1/2" up to 1 1/8". In addition, 5 Star offers wool pad liners to reduce maintenance and extend your pad’s life. Call (870) 389-6328 or visit www.5starequine.com.

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Cashel Slow Feed Top Load Hay Bag

Do you have a speedy eater or a horse whose forage intake you need to restrict for health reasons? Cashel Company’s Slow Feed Top Load Hay Bag might be just the ticket. Crafted of a tough poly for extra durability, it features a mesh bottom that allows dirt to escape while promoting “slow feeding” through its 2½" feed “squares.” This method allows horses to consume forage more like nature intended—in small amounts over a longer period of time and with less waste. Easily loaded with one hand, the Slow Feed Top Load Hay Bag has a flap that closes to secure the hay, as well as a “no-spin” design that prevents horses from “flipping” the bag, keeping them well occupied. It’s versatile enough to hang outside, in a stall or in your trailer. Now available in stars & stripes and camo designs. For more information, visit www.cashelcompany.com.

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‘It’s Been 20 Years Fergus’ Book

There’s no time like this holiday season to experience Fergus, the world’s most popular cartoon horse, and share his trademark equine silliness with horse lovers of all ages and disciplines. It’s Been 20 Years Fergus is a comedic treasury that sheds light on why horses do the things they do—and what they might say to us, if only they could! Join Fergus and his diverse herd of merry companions in this highly anticipated collection of new comics, which is nothing short of an equine reality show. Creator Jean Abernethy has pulled together hundreds of laughs, from favorites that have gone viral to others exclusive to this new book and never seen before. Everyone on your gift list is sure to be delighted by Fergus’ wit, honesty and observations on horses, humans and their unique relationships. For more information, visit Trafalgar Square Books at HorseandRiderBooks.com.

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Lee Martin Western Novels

Now available on ebooks and paperback, just in time for holiday gift-giving: Seventeen of Lee Martin’s 23 acclaimed Western novels. A prolific writer, Martin grew up on cattle ranches in Northern California and left the practice of law to write Western novels and screenplays fulltime. Several of Martin’s screenplays are currently under option by producers, as well. Small wonder, since the award-winning film based on Martin’s Shadow on the Mesa (for which the author wrote the screenplay) was the second-highest rated and second-most-watched original movie in Hallmark Movie Channel’s history when it premiered in 2013. As Eric H. Heisner wrote of one of Martin’s books, “Rocky Mountain cloak and dagger in the Old West: The Grant Conspiracy plays out like a game of checkers with bodies piling up and the surviving characters vying for the final position.” To check out all of Martin’s titles, visit Lee Martin Westerns on Facebook or the author’s page on Amazon.

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