It was an item I'd wanted for awhile.
It was not unusual for me, but unusual to other people as a gift to someone.
The gift was from my Parents'. It was for my 12th Birthday.
It was a pair of beautifully plaited leather REINS!
Why? Because I'd started Horse Riding at 9yo & was just SO 'horse crazy'!
They're very comfortable to use & the 'grip' is better than traditional 'flat' reins!
Just kept 'adding' to my 'horsey' collection as the years' passed.......lovely THICK Saddle Blanket, Leather Riding Gloves, superbly comfortable Poley Saddle, Brushing Kit, brand new stiff, wide Brimmed 'Akubra' Hat, eventually got my 'Hunting Cap' recovered!