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        09-03-2010, 11:02 PM
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    OMG!!! Also, help me decide what I need...

    So I went to talk to my neighbors about Lacey living on their property and I was figuring on some sort of board but I was willing to pay because their set up is SO much better, health-wise, than where Lacey is now, right? Well, the guy asked me how much I was paying now and I told him "nothing" and he said "then you won't pay anything here either!" I then offered to pay him something but he said that as long as I looked after their llamas and filled up their bird feeders (they spend a lot of time away from home, in Arizona) I could keep her there for free! She's going to have three acres ALL to herself, plus two llamas!! And two run in shelters that are really big.
    I'm really excited! He also was like "how soon do you want her here?" And I was like "maybe sometime in the next two weeks?" and he said "No problem! She can be here as soon as you can get her here." !!!!!

    I'm SO excited! This is what I've always wanted and all I had to do was make a call!

    He also even told me that if I have issues getting her there trailer-wise, he knows some people who would most likely be more than willing to help me out!

    But, this also presents a slight issue, what do I need to bring her home?
    I have a saddle, saddle pad, bridle, halter, lead rope, basically everything riding-wise plus her blankets, but almost nothing grooming/care-wise.

    So, I kinda need help making a list of things I need to groom her and keep her healthy over the winter...

    I'm thinking I need:

    • Curry comb
    • soft brush
    • hoof pick
    • maybe a hard brush
    • human hairbrush for tail
    • bucket for supplements/whatever, to have one on hand
    • maybe a lunge whip...
    • some kind of tote for all this stuff
    What else? I feel like that's a ridiculously short list...
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        09-03-2010, 11:09 PM
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    I'd add a horsey first aid kit in there.

    Stuff for cuts/scrapes - Corona is what we use.
    Fly sprays (mostly for summer).
    Digital thermometer
    Betadine or similar type cleaning scrub
    Disposable syringes
    Epsom salts

    A few 5 gallon buckets and storage boxes (plastic - you can get them at walmart for cheap).

    That's what I can think of right off.

        09-03-2010, 11:13 PM
    You should have some first aid supplies on hand, a good knife, flashlight w/batteries, extra halter and lead rope. Make sure you have your vet's phone # posted somewhere handy, as well as your #.
    Sounds like you found a great place, happy for you!
        09-09-2010, 11:16 AM
    First congratulations!

    Second a list off the top of my head on what I have in my tackroom.

    2metal bins to store feeed in
    2plastic small bins for extra nummnahs and travel boots etc.
    4polo wraps
    1tail bandage/guard
    Travel boots
    Spare head collar and lead rope
    Lunging equitment
    Temdon over reach and brushing boots
    Riding rugs
    Summer sheet/travel rug
    Stable rug
    Outdoor full neck
    Outdoor low neck
    Spare tack parts
    Tack cleaner and oil
    Curry comb-plastic and metal
    2dandy brushes
    2body brushes
    Towel to polish
    Hoof pick with brush
    Hair brush
    Pulling comb
    Hoof oil
    Baby wipes
    Baby oil
    Plaiting bands
    Box of rubber gloves
    Vet wrap
    Stay sound
    Hoof pick(seperate)
    Cotton pads
    Plastic bowl
    Aloevera cream
    Tea tree oil
    Fly spray
    Purple spray
    Duct tape
    Spare wormer

    Seperate boxes for each I find tool kits from a grocery store work great
    Rubbish bags
    Sweeping brush
    Back protector
    Dressage,lunging,ground work sticks
    Bag of old horse shoes
    Notepad and pen in folder to note when something occurs eg when rugs come on off, when lame, farrier visits etc
    A calander is also very handy
    Feed scoop
    4large bottles of sunflower oil and large bottles of ACV
    Measuring scoop for oil
    Rubber gloves for ragworth season
    Velcro brush
    Extra sports tape

    I think that's about it I am a hoarder though so I would knock off nearly everything and add your own each perosn has there own must haves its trial and error
        09-09-2010, 01:46 PM
    This is what my grooming box contains:

    - Rubber Curry Comb
    - Metal Curry Comb
    - Face Brush
    - Medium Brush
    - Hard Brush
    - Hoof Pick
    - Mane Braiding Comb
    - Mane N' Tail Brush
    - Mane N' Tail Detangler
    - RepelX FlySpray
    - Show Sheen
    - Sponge
    - Washcloth
    - Sunscreen (Bald faced horses get sunburned)
    - Mane Braiding Bands

    Now here's my more....First Aid-y kit.

    - Vetericyn
    - Vet Wrap
    - Tail Bag
    - Epson Salt
    - Hoof Crack Sealer
    - Syringes/Needles
    - Cosequin
    - Bute Paste
    - AspirPaste
    - Ivermectin Wormer
    - Thermometer
    - Aloe Vera
    - Chamomile
    - Rescue Remedy

    Various Exersize Equipment -

    - Lunge Line
    - Lunge Whip
    - EZ Boots
    - Shipping Boots
    - Splint Boots
    - Polo Wraps
    - Trailer Ties

    Misc. Stuff -

    - Knife
    - Whiteboard (Vet, Farrier #'s and such)
    - Flashlight
    - Reflectors (Riding at night)
    - Ribbons (I tie them to the fence so I can see the wires at night.)

    Alright, I've never used anything out of this area. And even most of these things aren't really necessary, but if you want to be totally prepared for everything I would get these things.

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