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Holiday Gift Ideas


November 2013 issue


When shopping for your Holiday Season, take advantage of the exceptional customer service offered by these Rocky Mountain Rider advertisers. These businesses offer gifts of lasting value — from the practical to the beautiful — which will bring smiles to your loved ones’ faces on Christmas morn!


Back On Track Therapeutic Products for People, Horses & Dogs

     Therapeutic Quick Wraps combine modern textile technology and traditional Chinese medicine to keep your horse’s legs cool and tight after a workout. They alleviate pain, swelling and inflammation in muscles, ligaments, tendons and joints; and replace liniments and poultices.

     They create soothing infrared thermal heat by using state-of-the-art Welltex fabric infused with ceramic powder. Easy-on and easy-off. $93/pair.

      Find a full collection of Back On Track therapeutic products at:
Four Corners Saddlery & Boutique. Bozeman , MT. 406-587-7503.



Put on a Little Flash!

     Treat the horseman or woman in your life to a silver-mounted bit. Frannie Tack Shop offers a large selection of mouth and cheek pieces in both brown iron and blued.

     Frannie Tack experts can help you complete your gift with a quality headstall and romals. They also carry a full line of saddles from many makers, saddle pads, helmets, and a full line of tack.

Frannie Tack Shop. Frannie , WY . 800-552-8836.



Round ‘em Faster!

     Champion barrel racer Cheryl Cervi teamed up with top saddle builder Martin Saddlery to design the ultimate barrel racing saddle — the Cervi Crown C.

     This incredible saddle maintains proper body position and stability with innovations such as higher, wider swells that allow a racer to recover quickly from centrifugal force. It also absorbs jarring moves; has adjustable rigging and a straight horn for bracing and support. 12.5" to 15" seat sizes.

Mountain West Coop – Cenex. Missoula , MT , 406-543-8383 and Ronan , MT , 406-676-2201.



Lightweight High-Performance Dutch Oven!

     Effective, efficient and just one-third the weight of cast iron, this hard anodized aluminum Dutch oven needs no seasoning and is rust-proof. It heats up faster, bakes quicker, is non-reactive, and easy to clean!

     Lid edge lip holds coals for even heat. 12˝, 5-quart, with three fixed legs and steel bale handle. Only 6.1 pounds. Regular price $99.95. Now 10% off at $89.95 at:

Outfitters Pack Station. Weiser, ID. 800-657-2644.


Beautiful, Soft & Warm

     Bozeman Saddle Outlet’s new hand-painted 100% silk scarves are the perfect gift for both cowboys and cowgirls. Top-quality silk keeps you warm in the winter
and cool in the summer, and gets even softer with age. Unique designs. Bold colors. Hand-hemmed. Two sizes — 36˝ x 36˝ and 42˝ x 42˝.

Bozeman Saddle Outlet. Bozeman , MT. 406-586-8225.


Give Your Horse Relief From a Bit

     The Sidepull Bitless Headstall was originally designed and used as a training headstall, and is now preferred by many horsepeople as a gentler alternative to a bit for many well-trained horses. The set is made by Buckaroo Leather from quality Hermann Oak Harness Leather. Flat nose with decorative rawhide loops. Comes complete with soft, oiled, one-piece leather reins.  Many sizes. Fully customizable. On sale for $168.50.

Buckaroo Leather Products. 800-873-0781.


For Cowgirls with Cold Feet!

     The new Kenetrek Cowgirl pac boot is perfect for riding on cold fall and winter days. Removable, 6 mm quilted liners made of Thinsulate and wool felt provide warmth without being too bulky to walk in. 11-inch distressed leather uppers lace up snugly.

     The Cowgirl outsole slips in and out of standard stirrups with ease, thanks to stirrup rails and recessed high traction K-lugs. Spur shelf. Call for a free catalog or to locate a dealer near you.

Kenetrek Boots. Bozeman , MT. 800-232-6064.


Cleaner Cuts for Vets, Farriers and Horse Owners

     The Ringel Diamond Knife Sharpening Set can quickly restore the edge on a hoof or abscess knife to super sharpness.

     Sharp blades ease pressure on your hand, give a cleaner cut and make a trimming job much easier. Nine-inch half-round and round coarse-diamond files, both with beautiful elk antler handles handmade by master knife-maker Frank Ringel in Montana . Come with a protective storage pouch.

Montana Farrier Supply. Livingston, MT. 406-222-1155.


Practical Manual on How to Keep Horses Sound!

     First-of-its-kind color resouce. Conformation assessment. Horseman’s glossary. How-to skills.

     An ideal gift for someone who wants to understand and work with horses, and turn their passion into a paying profession. $97 plus S/H. Add this award-winning book to gift offers in your equine store (quantity discounts).

Doug Butler Enterprises, Inc. 800-728-3826, 308-665-1510.


Comfort with a Smile!

     Lazy One Flapjacks unisex “onesies” will bring a smile to the whole family, whether worn as cozy sleepwear, lounging around the fire with a good book, or as warm underwear on the slopes! In addition to the traditional red “Bear Bottom” version, try the pink “Moose Caboose” trap-door version. Made from 100% cotton in a soft ribbed knit in sizes from infant to XL.

Ford’s – A family-owned store since 1947. Hamilton, MT. 406-363-2251.


Draft Horse Time

     This classic horse collar wall clock proclaims a love of horses in beautiful fashion.

     Amish-made, brown leather collar. Black wooden hames with brass knobs and fittings frame the brass-colored numerals against the crushed velvet face. Quartz movement. Battery-operated. One-year guarantee. Overall size 21˝ high x 15˝ wide. $125.
     Call or email for free catalog.

Midwest Leather Company – The Draft Horse Resource. Garland , UT. 888-211-3047.


Rifle Scabbards made “In the Tradition of the Past”

Master craftsmen Wade Miller and his son Richard, of Ennis , Montana , craft scabbards with old-fashioned quality. They are made from top grade leather, in a choice of colors and can be customized to any rifle. Wade has more than 30 years’ experience producing the highest-quality custom saddles, tack, chaps, sheaths, holsters and scabbards — all at a reasonable price.

Madison Saddlery. Ennis, MT. 406-682-7134.



Classic Versatility

     The Crates reining saddle, crafted by the leading family-owned American saddlemaker, will deliver quality at an outstanding price!

     Built on the Equi-fit reining tree (fiberglass-covered wood), the Crates Reiner is available in QH and Full QH bars. Close-contact butterfly skirts. Extra-deep pile saddle fleece lining. Soft grain-out chap leather padded seat. Corner basket stamping. Montana Silversmiths conchos. Only 28 pounds.

     Expert saddle fitting available at:

Will Rogers Saddle Company. Mead, WA. 509-466-0106.


Protect Your Horse & Horse Blanket

     Major damage to horse blankets is commonly caused by a horse lying or rolling and getting a hoof caught under the belly strap, and struggling until the blanket rips and the horse is scared and exhausted.

     Bebop’s Blanket Saver Sate-T-Link kit turns a belly strap into a break-away surcingle buckle – preventing expensive blankets and sheets from having costly repairs. Stretches under light stress; releases under excessive pressure. $12.99 per kit.

Rusty Kettle Ranch. Kennewick , WA . 509-783-3688.


Twelve Rocky Mountain Riders!

     Instead of Twelve Drummers Drumming, give the gift that keeps on coming for 12 months – a subscription to Rocky Mountain Rider Magazine.

     It will arrive through rain, sleet or snow for only $1.67 per month. We will even send a letter telling your recipient who gifted them.

     Call (pay with your credit card) or mail $20 ($30 for faster first class) along with your name and address and the recipient’s name and address.

Rocky Mountain Rider Magazine. Toll free 888-747-1000. PO Box 995 , Hamilton MT 59840 .



Give Twice the Luck!

     Wyo Style — “Fashion jewelry with an equine edge” — has created a perfect gift for horse lovers of all ages, including family, riding teachers, riding buddies, and barn friends.

     Finely-crafted, double concentric horseshoes pendant necklace and matching earrings with sparkling clear rhinestone crystals and delicate filigree. Complements any outfit. Non-tarnishing hypo-allergenic silver alloy.

     Find many more styles of English, Western and horse-related jewelry at:

Wyo Style. 877-996-3624. Also available at Shipton’s Big R or your local Western store.


Copyright 2013 Rocky Mountain Rider. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Reproduction of any editorial material, artwork and photos is strictly forbidden without express written permission of the publisher. For information about reprint rights, please contact the editor;


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