Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL
I've only done LDs but my racing bucket has these items:
sponges, scrape, towels, thermometer, stethoscope, vet wrap, furazone ointment (my guy is one of THOSE horses and always gets scraped up on a branch or something silly) ice boots (actually in cooler for post race) clay, (post race) spare bits of tack, leather strings, fly spray, and normal brushes/combs/rubber mane bands. Summer time I have fly sheet and in cooler weather I have 2 or 3 fleece coolers for cooling out.
Post race I usually walk my horse with ice boots and put clay on those legs for the trailer ride home. If there is a dry spot I know to keep a closer eye on that leg, and get a bit more aggressive on making sure that spot is not a bigger problem, if just wet than I just keep a normal check on the legs.
I know I'm leaving something out, I haven't competed for a while but this would at least get you through and anything forgotten, endurance people are fantastic on helping you out.