Suggested Equipment List for Day Horse Riding Trips

The following equipment list is a guide to help you prepare for day horse riding trips.  Feel free to make copies of this list and pass out to other members in your group.
 

Equipment for Each Animal

Saddle (pack or riding saddle depending upon animal)
Halter (include one extra)
Saddle blanket
Lead rope
Saddle bags
Bridle
Old cinch (Use around trees.  Helps eliminate rope burns when necessary to tie stock to trees.)
 

General Items for Stock

Hoof pick
Easy boot (emergency shoe for a horse that anybody can put on)
First aid kit for animals (large-sized gauze, tape, elastic bandages, salve, antibiotic ointment, etc.)
Insect repellent for horses
 

Clothing

Bring clothing appropriate for the weather, plus . . .
Pile shirts or jackets
Rain jacket or poncho
Cowboy hat for sun protection
Bandana
Leather gloves
 

Pants Pockets

Matches (with striker in waterproof container)
Knife
Fire starter
 

Feet

Cowboy boots
Extra socks
 

Lunch & Water

Food
Water container(s) & water
 

Emergency Kit

Wire cutters & extra fence wire (for emergency purposes if necessary to cut through a fence)
Matches (and striker in waterproof container)
Fire starter (solid fuel pellets, candle, pitch wood, etc.)
Compass
Map
Knife
Whistle
Nylon cord
Headlamp or flashlight (spare batteries and bulb)
Lightweight space blanket
 

First Aid Kit

Two gauze rolls (2" wide)
Moleskin for blisters
Chapstick
Sunblock
Two triangular bandages
Six sterile pads (4"x4")
Anti-acid tablets
Ace bandage
Bandaids-assorted sizes
Butterfly closures
Safety pins
Aspirin
Two-inch first aid tape
First aid book
Personal medications
Also see Lightweight First Aid Kit.

Miscellaneous

Sunglasses
Sun block
Watch
Fishing gear & license
Binoculars
 

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Revised 6/24/98



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