How do you say thank you to your coach/barn owners? Christmas coincides with the end of the year and I feel like it’s a good time to say thank you for the previous year.
I normally just give cards (usually with a candy cane, ooooh!) at Christmas time and that’s about it. I’m pretty cheap and I don’t usually decorate much or give gifts (besides family). But this year I have been in the Christmas spirit in a big way. 2015 was a really awesome year and I guess I’m just happy and less Grinch-like this year!
I bought us a beautiful wreath for our door, chocolate advent calendars, and we sent out Christmas cards. I’ve decided to something special for Coach D and my barn manager as well.
Best smelling wreath in town!
I am so grateful for Coach D. She cheers me on but also pushes me outside my comfort zone with every ride. There is no way I would have felt as confident and calm for Mystic’s first rides without her help. She allowed to me to pay for some of my lessons with blankets/tack I wasn’t using as she knows my budget is a very tight. She had to put down her heart horse this year (just before we started lessons). I found a nice picture of them on cross country and had it made into a sun catcher. I’m going to give it to her tonight – I hope she likes it! I received wonderful customer service from Equiglas Equine Stained Glass and will be writing another post on them in the near future.
I’m also doing a DIY gift basket for my barn owners. I know what kind of beer they like and I know they like Italian food so I’m going to put beer, wine, chocolate and some Italian food into a gift basket for them. I bought this adorable cowboy boot wine stopper too!
I was actually planning to give Coach B my romph riding breeches because they’re still a bit tight and she’s thinner than me. But I wore them last week so I’ll have to come up with something else. She’s a DQ so something with bling is a must! Any suggestions? J
I’m curious to hear what others do for their barn family for the holidays! J
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