How do you prepare? - The Horse Forum
 17Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 19 Old 06-10-2012, 09:07 AM Thread Starter
Yearling
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 1,156
• Horses: 0
How do you prepare?

Hey, everyone!

So I might be going to my second real show on the 30th. It will be the very first one ever where I will be traveling to another facility (along with my barn). This made me start my flurry of preparations (even though it's not set in stone if I can go yet. Yeah I have issues but it makes me happy)!

I was wondering how you guys prepare? Any traditions? Is there anything you could NEVER go without (besides your horse and all the required tack, etc, of course). Start with the very first thing you do, which might be asking when there's a show for all I know! (That's what I've done lol).

Thanks!
Cinder is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 19 Old 06-10-2012, 09:24 AM
Trained
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: wisconsin
Posts: 5,695
• Horses: 3
i ALWAYS bring an extra girth and an extra bridle [a complete bridle with bit, not just extra parts] im actually heading to a two day clinic tonite [i ride mon/tues] and then im going to a show fri/sat/sun. so most of my stuff will probably stay packed. i had to pack everything yesterday because i have to work 8-5 and then drive 3hrs down to the clinic today. i almost forgot to pack gypsys grain ! i would have felt awful !!
Cinder likes this.

Gypsy & Scout <3
Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid. ~Albert Einstein
gypsygirl is offline  
post #3 of 19 Old 06-10-2012, 09:26 AM Thread Starter
Yearling
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 1,156
• Horses: 0
Quote:
im actually heading to a two day clinic tonite [i ride mon/tues] and then im going to a show fri/sat/sun.
Good luck! I hope you do well and have fun!
Cinder is offline  
post #4 of 19 Old 06-10-2012, 11:18 AM
Trained
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 5,321
• Horses: 1
Make yourself a checklist then when you think everything is in the trailer, go down the list. Be sure however that you visually SEE things in the trailer and do not go from memory.
Posted via Mobile Device
Cinder and PaintedShanty like this.
DancingArabian is offline  
post #5 of 19 Old 06-13-2012, 03:10 PM
Weanling
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 299
• Horses: 0
Make a check list in advance and keep old ones from past shows so you know what to add if needed. Make the list ahead of time and pack things or get ready as you go . Show clothes exc. and then clean take day before and I have o as the bullet so I X off the o once I have it ready then once packed I put a highlight threw it. And then double check everything again. I bring extra saddle pads, reins, cloths to change into after / what I wear to the show. Water for the horse to bath and drink, sponge to wipe tack down inbetween classes and RAGS RAGS AND MORE I hate dirty boots.
Cinder likes this.
Mckellar is offline  
post #6 of 19 Old 06-13-2012, 10:29 PM
Started
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: The Bluegrass State
Posts: 1,653
• Horses: 3
Never leave without a horse. That's a big no-no. You can get disqualified for that.

Okay, now serious matters ;) They have an AWESOME checklist here that I use all the time - covers just about everything!
Download a Horse Show Checklist and Stall Card - HorseChannel.com

It's the checklist on that page ;)

I always bring a rope halter. That way if someone picks up your reg. halter, you've got an extra little cheap one nobody will take. And you can do just about anything with a rope halter that you can with a nylon.

A tack box to put stuff in at night (one that locks, preferably.) Unless you have a tack stall. Then don't worry about it.

Best of luck!!!!!!!
Cinder likes this.

~ When I Die, Remember Me By My Horses ~
* Because They Are Responsible *
.: For Letting Me Live :. (c) xJumperx
xJumperx is offline  
post #7 of 19 Old 06-13-2012, 11:02 PM
Trained
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: The sandbox
Posts: 5,539
• Horses: 0
That is one thing I like about owning a trailer with a large tack/dressing room, I keep almost everything in it. So all I have to do is pack feed, throw the fancy bridles that get kept in the house and load horses, very stress free!

Our trailer is packed with a ton of blankets, saddle pads, saddles, bridles, wraps, boots, all grooming supplies, shavings, buckets(and a water tank), haybags, halters, hoses, extention cords, stall cleaning forks, shovels, extra tack parts, leather repair kit, vet kit( a lot of this stuff I keep in a drawer organizer along with double sided tape, crazy glue, saftey pins, chigago screws, tools..whatever)....you name it...food, ice chest, bed roll...I could get locked in my trailer for a month and survive! LOL

Having a stocked trailer makes it easier, especially those mornings when you have to leave at 3 or 4, then wonder on the trip if you remembered everything!
Cinder likes this.

I DON'T LEAD 'EM AND FEED 'EM, I RIDE 'EM AND SLIDE 'EM.
COWCHICK77 is offline  
post #8 of 19 Old 06-13-2012, 11:06 PM
Weanling
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 490
• Horses: 0
Yeah, I just keep the trailer loaded. I have a second set of grooming equipment and all the extras (buckets, tack stall things) that stay in the trailer.

Typically, all I have to load is show tack, tail, and horse.

If you aren't planning on it already, pack your own lunch and lots of bottled water. Show food is stupidly expensive.
COWCHICK77 and Cinder like this.
spurstop is offline  
post #9 of 19 Old 06-13-2012, 11:16 PM
Showing
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Ohio
Posts: 10,441
• Horses: 0
Even though you'll be clipping your horse at your barn, buy a pack of horse shavers for last-minute touch ups. Make sure to bring water for your horse if you're not sure there will be water on the grounds.
COWCHICK77 and Cinder like this.
equiniphile is offline  
post #10 of 19 Old 06-14-2012, 07:29 AM Thread Starter
Yearling
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 1,156
• Horses: 0
Thanks for all the suggestions, everyone! Keep them coming :).
Cinder is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How To Prepare for Shots? Jake and Dai Horse Training 19 02-08-2012 09:20 PM
How to prepare oats? HollyLolly Horse Nutrition 6 08-15-2011 03:31 PM
Just trying to prepare myself.... tblver Horse Talk 8 07-23-2011 08:45 PM
What should I do to prepare? Trissacar Jumping 11 04-21-2009 12:28 AM
How do you prepare your horse? Zanesgirl Horse Training 5 02-13-2009 07:04 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome