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What You Need To Bring For Your Horse


Check List:

  • 3 strand 9/16 poly rope for highline
  • Tree savers
  • Nose bag
  • Grain
  • Salt chunks or pouch of granulated
  • Fly repellent
  • Curry comb
  • Dandy brush
  • Soft brush
  • Hoof pick
  • Small roll of duct tape, quick repair for most anything
  • Halter and lead rope, though our horses wear them on the trail. We use a 13 foot lead rope so that we can tie to large trees or to a distant tree in an emergency

Optional:

  • Bell
  • Lightweight water proof sheet. Nice for sleek lowland horses standing tied in the very cold high country nights, particularly in Spring and Fall.
  • Easy Boot or shoeing nails, a hammer and shoe puller.

The down-side to Easy Boots is that you usually have to have 2 per horse since the front and back feet are usually different sizes. They are bulky and if you are in boggy terrain, they tend to pull off. You need to be sure that the area where the top of the Easy Boot goes is very clean when you put it on so that the edge of the boot isn't irritating the skin by rubbing grit into it.

With shoeing hammer, shoe puller and nails you can fix most shoeing problems that arise. Before I met Ken, I had my farrier show me how to put on a shoe and watch me do it so I could in an emergency. And, yes, I had that emergency and luckily was able to do a creditable enough job to ride my horse out of the back country.

First Aid Kit

Give us a call at 575-773-4633 or send an email to and let us know how we can help you.



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