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post #1 of 5 Old 09-03-2010, 11:02 PM Thread Starter
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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 cuz 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...

Fabio - 13 year old Arabian/Lipizzan gelding

Rest peacefully, Lacey.
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post #2 of 5 Old 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.


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post #3 of 5 Old 09-03-2010, 11:13 PM
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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!
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post #4 of 5 Old 09-09-2010, 11:16 AM
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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 thats 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

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post #5 of 5 Old 09-09-2010, 01:46 PM
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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.

Pssh.I didn't pick up the wrong lead
It's called a counter canter...
...A very advanced maneuver.
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