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Valentine’s Day can be seen as a dreaded day for some or an overrated day for others. But for all those that are single pringles or would simply rather spend the day with their hoofed four-legged friend, here are some ideas for things you can do with your horse this Valentine’s Day to make it feel extra special!

1. Go on a date

Box up and go somewhere new, whether it’s for a nice stroll in some woodland or on the beach, or even to a competition to spend the day side by side, enjoying each others company.

2. Have a pamper day

It might be a bit chilly to bath your horse, but why not give them a deep thorough groom, finishing off with a nice hot cloth at the end. 

They'll find it very relaxing and it's a great bonding exercise. Or you could spend the time trimming their feathers/mane/tail etc for a general smarten up. Then you can finish the day with a face mask in a lovely hot candle-lit bubble bath!

3. Treat yourself

Find something you and your horse have both wanted for a long time and treat yourselves to it. It's nice to have an excuse to buy something you actually just want, rather than just something you need, and you both deserve it!

4. Double date

Get a friend or two to join you on a lovely hack so you can unwind together. It's a great chance to catch up with friends, and both you and your horse will enjoy the company and gentle exercise.

5. Play games

Try doing some clicker training, carrot stretches or teach your horse some cool tricks, like bowing. They'll enjoy being rewarded with their favourite treats and you'll have some cool moves to show off with!

6. Share the love

There's nothing like the feeling of giving to make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside. So why not buy a gift for a single friend, from you and your horse, and make their Valentine’s Day that little bit more special!

7. Picture perfect

Just take a seat and enjoy watching your horse, giving them lots of cuddles and viewing the world from there view. Or even better, while they are happily eating, have a go at drawing them... they'll be no one to judge your talents, so just go for it!

8. Try something new

Is there a video you’ve seen of something that you’ve always wanted to try, but never had the time? Then make the time on Valentine’s! Maybe it’s to try some new quarter marker techniques or a new fancy way to plait. Whatever it is, just go out and do it!

Whatever you decide to do with your horse this Valentine's Day, we hope you have a wonderful day spending it together.

Rachael Skinner - Eventful Eventing
Horsemart Brand Ambassador
Published on 07-02-2020
Rachael is an amateur Event rider from Kent and Bailey is a 7 year old 17hh gelding, and together they go by the name of Eventful Eventing. Rachael says "I may not be at the top of the game, doing 4 star Eventing, but I am a realist. I like to include the lows as well as the highs in training and competing, and general yard to yard activities. Although our main aim is within Eventing, I like to dabble in other disciplines too."