Posted by: Sonali Velinker Kamat on February 15, 2016
What do you give a woman who has everything? We think a horse is a great gift — and Gwen Stefani thinks so too. “Best present ever,” was the pop icon’s immediate response, on receiving a stunning chocolate-coloured horse as a gift late last month. This grand gesture follows hard on the heels of a stunning white “angel” who arrived as a gift for Lady GaGa only a few days before Christmas; wrapped in pink ribbons, no less.
But back to Gwen’s gift. Rumour has it boyfriend Blake Shelton was responsible for picking out the present — familiar as he is with all things equine. The country hunk keeps livestock on his 1,200-acre property in Oklahoma and loves nothing better than to ride when he can.
To North American Indians, horses are a scared gift, but let’s look at implications other than the spiritual for the moment. Horses cost a pretty penny, they need to be stabled and they require the recipient to make a major commitment to their welfare in the long run. But if that doesn’t put you off, it can safely be said that a horse is amongst the most memorable and meaningful gifts one could give or receive. After all, in the words of Winston Churchill: “There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man.”
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