The iSpy Horse Cam- Handy and Easy to Use

Sometimes we get our hands on a new gadget that we just can’t wait to tell you about.  The iSpy Horse Cam is definitely one of those items!

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The iSpy camera system was originally developed to be used as a safety monitor while trailering horses, allowing the driver to keep an eye on the inside of the trailer during the ride. But horse owners quickly realized that by slapping it on the back of their truck, it became a great rear-view camera they could use when hitching up the trailer!  You can also use the iSpy Horse Cam to keep an eye on horses tied at the trailer, inside their stalls, to monitor mares read to foal and even for turnout. Maybe you need to leep an eye on kids or dogs?  With a viewing distance of 300 feet, the possibilities are endless!

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The very best thing about the iSpy Horse Cam is how easy it is to use – just take it out of the box, charge it, turn it on, stick the camera to something metal (it’s magnetic!), and you’re good to go. You don’t have to know anything about electronics, and there’s nothing to install – it’s one of those, “anyone can do it” products.  Plus it’s waterproof, so you don’t have to worry about weather and has night vision, so you don’t have to worry about dark!

For your peace of mind and the safety of everyone on your farm, pick up the iSpy Horse Cam today and start the the new year right!

Questions or comments?  Need some more tips?  No matter what it is, Mary’s is ready to help you out.  Our savvy buyers love doling out advice on their very favorite topics, so leave us a note in the comments or give us a call at 1.800.551.6279.  We can’t wait to hear from you!

12 Great Last Minute Gifts Under $50

We don’t want to alarm you or anything, but you may want to sit down before reading the next line:

There are just…wait for it…SIX days until Christmas.  Six!  That’s less than a week, friends.

But wait!  Before you reach for that paper bag to start breathing into, Mary’s has got you covered.  We’ve done the leg work you and picked out 12 great gifts- all of them in stock and all of them priced under $50.


This leather halter from Perri’s is a staff and customer favorite.  Featuring a one buckle crown, an adjustable chin, and snap at throat, this halter is great for turnout or as an everyday around-the-barn halter.  Plus, it’s Amish-made in the USA, so you will love the quality.  Priced at just $49.99, this is the perfect gift for any horse-lover on your list.

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Perri’s leather halter, $49.99


Here’s another perfect gift for barn friends, trainers, horse show prizes or other special occasions. This Horseshoe Picture Frame looks great in any decor, especially the horse lover’s home!  And with a price of just $12.99, your wallet will be happy too.

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Horseshoe Picture Frame


It’s a proven fact- a tack room can never have enough brushes in it!  Whether this is their first year riding or they’ve loved horses longer than they can remember, your friends and family will love this complete grooming kit from Oster.

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Oster complete grooming kit

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With the great look of leather but the easy-maintenance of a synthetic, these Tekna open front boots and matching hind ankle boots are sure to put a smile on your horse lover’s face.  Available in two great color and size options, these will look great under your tree.

Tekna Open Front Boots

Tekna Open Front Boots

Tekna Hind Ankle Boots

Tekna Hind Ankle Boots



Do you know someone who’s getting their first pair of tall-boots this year?  Surprise them with this durable boot bag by Centaur so they can keep their new kicks looking show-ready!

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Centaur Boot Bag


Speaking of boots being show-ready: for the rider that has it all, try the Show Ring Shine Boot Care Kit from top dressage competitor Shannon Peters.  Designed to bring boots to a brilliant shine in 6 easy steps, the Show Ring Shine Boot Care Kit has everything you need inside to get the job done right!

Show Ring Shine Boot Care Kit

Show Ring Shine Boot Care Kit


And while you’ve got shine on your mind, pick up the EQyss Micro-Tek Shampoo and Spray 2-pack, proven to promote healthy skin and coat!

EQyss Micro-Teck 2 Pack

EQyss Micro-Teck 2 Pack


If you know someone who’d like a little horsey love to soothe away those aches and pains, be sure to grab the adorable Horse Gel Pad by Relaxus. The plush horse is microwaveable and offers up to 40 minutes of soothing warmth.  Or chill the pack for when an ice pack is needed!

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Plush Horse Hot/Cold Pack


Or how a bout a gift they can use every day? A rider simply can never have enough pairs of the Chester glove by Roeckl, our #1 best-selling glove year after year.  Available in five great colors, get a pair of these for every person on your list and be done with your shopping for the season!

Roeckl Chester Gloves

Roeckl Chester Gloves


For a home that reflects an equestrian spirit, take a look at the Vintage Horse Head Tray.  Constructed of solid cast iron and formed in a simple horse silhouette. Handmade & Hand painted by artisans, this beautiful yet functional decorative accent piece will add the perfect finishing touch to any home or office decor. A thoughtful gift for horse trainer, vet, barn friends or even for yourself!

Vintage Horse Head Tray

Vintage Horse Head Tray


And finally, don’t forget about your other four-legged friends!  The Merrick Small Breed Dog Food Holiday Pack is a great gift for your own pup or as a treat for the parent of a small or toy dog.  Smiles and wags all around!

Merrick Small Breed Gift Pack

Merrick Small Breed Gift Pack

Questions or comments?  Need some size or color tips so you can become a pro horsey gift giver?  No matter what it is, Mary’s is ready to help you out.  Our savvy buyers love doling out advice on their very favorite topics, so leave us a note in the comments or give us a call at 1.800.551.6279.  We can’t wait to hear from you!

Happy shopping!

Holiday Saddle Sale at Mary’s Tack and Feed

A saddle under the tree this Christmas? Short of getting your very first pony, we can’t think of a better gift for the horse lover! We adore hearing about the inventive ways our customers have surprised their loved ones with a saddle – from wrapping up a saddle-tree ornament with a Mary’s gift card to wrapping the whole saddle up in a big box under the tree.

Mary’s Tack & Feed has saddle trials and demos available on all our English or Western saddles because we know how important it is to get the right fit for both horse and rider! With our extensive selection of in-stock saddles, you’re sure to find the perfect saddle at Mary’s.

And now get a saddle pad and gift card with any new saddle purchase! But hurry, this offer expires Dec 24th. Shop now for the best selection.








Have you ever received a saddle for Christmas? What was your favorite horsey gift ever? We’d love to hear about it in the comments!

Pegasus Rising Therapeutic Equine Program Bake Sale!

Mary’s is so excited to be partnering with Pegasus Rising, a fantastic organization offering Equine Assisted Therapy (EAT) to members of our military, many of whom are coping with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or Traumatic Brain Injury.

The horses in the Pegasus herd, who themselves have suffered abuse in the past, are naturally empathetic to the anxieties exhibited by the military personnel and are able to mirror and interact in a unique way with the individuals seeking therapy. It is an absolutely beautiful partnership.

We at Mary’s Tack and Feed are particularly fond of Pegasus Rising because they are committed to offering their services at no cost to the military personnel seeking therapy. Isn’t that awesome? Plus, every single penny donated to their organization goes directly toward caring for their horses. Not a bit of it is allocated to administrative costs. We love that!

So to support this wonderful organization and the work they do, Mary’s is proud to be hosting a fundraising bake-sale this weekend!

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Join us on Sunday, December 9th, 2012 from 11 a.m. ‘til 3 p.m. at our Del Mar location. Pick up some delicious treats and help continue the important work that Pegasus Rising is doing for the members of the U.S. military in our community.

Can’t make it between 11 and 3?  The entire day Sunday (10am – 5pm), you can also donate by cash, check or charge through Mary’s cashiers to Pegasus Rising. Pegasus Rising is a 501C3 charitable organization, and every penny will go directly to the care and feeding of the horses!

Pegasus Rising Holiday Bake Sale
Sunday 12/9/12 11 a.m.- 3 p.m.
Mary’s Tack and Feed
3675 Via de la Valle
Del Mar, CA 92014

Questions? Comments? Give us a call at 858.755.2015

See you Sunday!