Originally Posted by Horsesaplenty
DOes he like tha camel back? I have been thinking about that instead of multiple bottles, but afraid to wear anything but a safety vest and phone in case my horse and I take a sudden seperate departure from each other ;)
So far he loves it. And I love it because he will actually drink on trail without my having to lecture him every 10 minutes (he is very good at taking care of his horse, very bad at taking care of himself!!). He did need to play with the tightness of the straps, as it was a bit loose the first ride and one of the shoulder straps was trying to rub. But since adjusting it, he has had no problems. The real test will be next month, when he tries a 100 with it.
I can understand being nervous about things attached if you were to depart from your horse. However, in thinking back to all the times I have landed on the ground (and seeing as I broke and rode racehorses for a living once upon a time, I am plenty experienced!), I have rarely landed on my back. I seem to prefer landing on a shoulder or my arms/chest, so a camelback wouldn't affect that landing (other than to perhaps make you wet if it broke on impact!