The concept of National Friendship Day was created back in 1930 on the first Sunday of August by Joyce Hall, the founder of Hallmark™ Cards. Since human beings are social creatures and have always valued the importance of friends in their lives, the celebration idea spread. This beautiful effort to celebrate Friendship Day was joyfully accepted by many and is now celebrated in several countries across the globe. In honor of this, we decided to put an Equestrian Twist on the concept.
Your horse deserves to be celebrated as a friend. After all, those attentive ears sure are good for listening while their kind hearts pass no judgement. They are patient and forgiving, and almost always
happy to see you. This year, National Friendship Day lands on August 5th, so it's time to start thinking about how to celebrate.
Here’s 4 Great Ways to Celebrate Friendship Day with Your Horse:
Hang out with your horse.Simply sit in your horse’s pasture or near their stall with no agenda. You might find that your horse will come over and stand near you and enjoy this do-nothing time with you. You could even bring along a few carrots and practice carrot stretches.
Lead your horse to water and let them play. Find a water pool, river, or pond. Most horses will walk in and paw the water to splash around, especially in the summer months.
Braid your horse’s mane or tail. Be creative and be gentle! Most horses like to have their mane stroked or brushed. You can even add flowers for color.
Make horse cookies.Check out this simple recipe for horse cookies:
1 cup molasses or honey
2 ½ cups of oats
2-3 tbsp of vegetable oil
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
- Grate the carrot and apple into a large bowl.
- Mix all ingredients together in the large bowl.
- Place large spoonfuls onto a greased baking sheet.
- Bake for 30-40 minutes or until golden brown.
- Cool for a few hours in the refrigerator and enjoy!
With these awesome ideas, you’re set to enjoy Friendship Day with your horse! For the ultimate pampering, the SmartScrim
from Benefab is an effective way to help your horse feel relaxed and loved. The fabric emits far-infrared rays keeping back muscles warm and relaxed. It features over 80 magnets sewn at key acupuncture points for further stimulation of those areas. It’s clinically proven to reduce back soreness in moderate to high exercise horses – it’s the perfect addition to any rehabilitative or preventative regimen!