A while ago I was working on a big yard which had about 30 horses in residence. Trying to learn the names and appearances of that many horses fast was really difficult, and I know I wasn’t the only one struggling… previously someone had taken a horse off the horsewalker and put it in the wrong stable on the wrong yard! Far too many almost identical bay horses… 😉 😉
I’m not normally a fan of bling or much embellishment on tack (old school, I know!) but it got me thinking, that little ID tags on their headcollars would have been really useful. I’ve seen the plain metal tags in pet shops, and was mulling it over, and then a friend that she was thinking of setting up a business doing enamelled ID tags for horses.
Another thought was that an ID tag with a contact number on would be a great idea when hacking out, in the nightmare scenario of a fall and the horse scarpering off alone. Any potential horse-catchers would be able to call and find out where it belonged, potentially saving a lot of worry and hassle all round.
My friend generously said that I could have one for Tried and Tested, and I was really impressed first by the choice (loads and loads of different colours and designs, most designs available in many colours) and, when it arrived, by the quality. These are beautifully made, and will last for absolutely years. Mine’s been in use for a few weeks and is still in mint condition, this is top-quality enamelling that won’t flake or chip off.
You can have the horse’s name on the back, and your contact details. On the small tag (pictured) you can have 3 lines of text, with 12 characters per line. There’s a very fetching pink ‘princess’ tiara’ one which I could see being a perfect stocking-filler for a lot of pony-crazy girls out there…
The Facebook page is here, with links to the eBay pages for purchasing. At just £5.98 incl engraving and p&p (really nice packaging too) these would make a really great little present for anyone. They come with a really good quality small loop (which you can just see in the picture of it on the bridle) which fixes easily to a buckle, and the packaging is really nice too.
These really are the perfect present, just a little something but beautifully made, personalised, and useful. 🙂 🙂 🙂