How is he doing now? Has the vet seen him yet? Do you know how it happened?
As for necessary items, it depends on the person, but things we find necessary:
A stethoscope (to listen for gut sounds to check for colic)
Blood stopping powder
Betadine or some other wound cleanser
Epsom salts or some other soaking agent for hoof abscesses
SWAT ointment is a MUST for wounds during the fly season
a bottle of vegetable oil and a turkey baster (Sounds weird, but it saved our gray TBs life. He's a choker, gulps his food, choked badly on hay one morning. He was in severe distress. Shot some vegetable oil in his mouth with a turkey baster and he was able to swallow the blockage)
Tweezers to remove ticks
ALWAYS provide salt/mineral licks or blocks. We buy the Himalayan salt licks because our horses won't touch the other, flavored ones. Salt licks are important even in the winter, but now that summer is approaching, they are even more necessary.
Also, our horses get a daily probiotic supplement but it's always good to buy probiotic cookies for use when diarrhea or loose bowels occur.
I want to take a moment to commend you for your diligence in learning how to care for your horse. So many owners don't, sadly.
Last edited by Beauseant; 05-02-2011 at 11:08 AM.