How to Decorate a Horse Barn for Christmas

Are you going to have visitors at your horse barn? If it's Christmas, or another cool season, you can spice it up by following the instructions below.


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    Get some wreaths and hang them on stall doors, tack room doors, etc., just make sure that they are out of any horse's reach. If you desire to, buy some mini horse models or little horse related items (or find them around your house) and work them into the wreath.
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    Invest in some Christmas window clings, (this only works if you have a window in your barn) and create a scene with them.
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    Buy some stockings, (or use already bought stockings) and hang them outside your horse's stall.
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    Help your horse write a letter to Santa and hang it on or next to the stall.
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    Find some antlers, Santa hats, elf hats, etc. for horses that you can put on their halters or bridles so you can look Christmasy outside of the barn too.
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    Add jingle bells to stall doors, tack room doors, your saddle or bridle, anywhere they will jingle.
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    Get some tinsel or garland and hang it around your horse's stall, tack room door, etc.
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    Wrap ribbon around posts using reds, whites, (beware white will get dirty) green, or any other Christmasy colors.
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    Invest in big and shiny red bells (not real ones, plastic ones) and hang them on your horse's stall door, at the top of posts, or anywhere your heart desires.
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    Find a small (or big!) Christmas tree and put it on a small table somewhere in your barn. Decorate it with horsey themed ornaments and top it with a cowboy hat or anything else! Put any gifts for your horses under this tree.
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    Little Christmas village items are great for setting on tables or ledges, but make sure you use earthquake putty or something to stick them down so that they don't get knocked off!
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    Put a small CD or iPod player in the barn and play Christmas tunes whenever you're in there.
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    Put a mistletoe above the tack room door so you and your significant other can share a Christmas kiss!
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    If you really want to go all out, find some Christmas saddle pads, leg wraps, browbeat, etc., and strap a Santa hat onto your helmet!
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    Christmas lights are great, just make sure they are out of any curious horse's reach. Nothing says "Merry Christmas" like taking your horse to the vet! Yikes!
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    Christmas themed door mats can be put in front of tack room doors, barn doors, etc.
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    Use any of your decorations from your home whether it's little snowmen, a reindeer cut-out, or even just a picture of your horses in a Christmasy picture frame!
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    Bake some horsey cookies or go to the store and but some peppermints or candy canes for your horse.


  • Dollar stores are great for decorations.
  • Use decorations you already have too.


  • Make sure everything is safe for the horses in the barn. Nothing should be in reach of horses.

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