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    09-08-2010, 09:35 PM
  #1
Super Moderator
What do I absolutely need to bring Lacey "home"?

Basically the title says it all. I have hay and everything food-wise, I just need to know what she absolutely needs equipment-wise.
My birthday is in about 2 weeks and I've asked for most of the first aid type stuff, as well as a few buckets, as presents. Basically, I'm thinking that we'll probably be able to get along ok with just food, a brush, curry comb, hoof pick, saddle/bridle, and water for a few weeks, right? Or have I been hugely erroneous?

Thanks! *dances around excitedly* [you guys have no idea about how dang long I've been waiting for this day, I'm basically currently in an eternal state of excited freaking out, I feel a little bad for my family since they have to put up with me... Hahaha]
     
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    09-08-2010, 09:44 PM
  #2
Trained
You should be good on that for a couple of weeks. If you can finangle a rake/manure pic beforehand that would be helpful too.

I'm pretty minimalist at my place. Grooming supplies, 2 bridles, water trough, saddle, lunge line, lunge whip, and halters/lead ropes. I've kept horses happily for many years with just that.

Grooming supplies that I have:
Shedding blade*
Hoof pick*
2 dandy brushes*
Body brush
Soft face brush*
Long fingered rubber curry
Gel curry*
Long bristled brush (can't remember what it's called)
Fly spray*
Shampoo/conditioner
Sponge
Couple of buckets*
2 feed tubs*
Grain storage container*
Hoof jack and other hoof trimming stuff
Halter/lead

That's pretty much all I have and I haven't had all of that stuff that long. I kinda buy it here and there. Most important stuff is astericked, except for the shedding blade it's stuff I use almost daily.
     
    09-08-2010, 10:38 PM
  #3
Green Broke
This is what I put on your other thread:

I'd add a horsey first aid kit in there.

Stuff for cuts/scrapes - Corona is what we use.
Wormer.
Bandages.
Fly sprays (mostly for summer).
Digital thermometer
Scissors
Betadine or similar type cleaning scrub
Disposable syringes
Epsom salts
Sponges
Knife

A few 5 gallon buckets and storage boxes (plastic - you can get them at walmart for cheap).


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    09-08-2010, 10:57 PM
  #4
Yearling
I think a curry comb, a body brush, a hoof pick and tack will do you fine as you figure out what you need and will use. I think horse things are pricey, so there is no need to get a certain brush unless you know you are going to use it all the time.... for example, we have a flower shaped face brush that we paid fifteen dollars for that Citrus does not really care for- he likes being curried on his forehead and then body brushed.
     
    09-08-2010, 10:59 PM
  #5
Super Moderator
Thanks guys!
I was using that other thread as a "what I need for all time" reference and I was hoping this would be a "what I need to survive for the next two weeks," ie, what do you use on a regular basis, reference. :)
But, I guess most people probably don't think on those sorts of terms on a regular basis. Haha!

     
    09-08-2010, 11:05 PM
  #6
Yearling
I think you will be fine and keep in mind that there online stores open always and tack shops open weekly so you can get things as you find that you need them....... it will be okay and good for you for being prepared. I hope you have a vet who will let you ask questions because that has been my saving grace many times. I called mine to ask if I could feed Citrus strawberries and he graciously answered and still answers my questions.
     
    09-09-2010, 10:45 AM
  #7
Trained
I think you will be fine with what you have for now. Solon makes a good point too. I have a first aid kit, but I always forget about it until I need it. Reminds me that I need to restock after Flame's last abcess.
     
    09-09-2010, 10:54 AM
  #8
Super Moderator
Yeah, the first aid kit idea is a great one! I hadn't even thought about it but when Solon mentioned it I realized that first aid supplies are probably and excellent idea! Haha
For when I get one in the future, what's the best kind of thermometer to get? I tried looking at a few tack stores for a digital horse thermometer and they don't seem to be a hot commodity or something, I found a bunch of non-digital ones but digital sounds way less sketchy. Where might I find one online? Would a non-digital one work fine or is there knowledge that I need to know relating to thermometers that would change my opinion?

Thank you for all you help! :)
     
    09-09-2010, 11:04 AM
  #9
Yearling
I have non digital and it works fine.
I would worm her when she comes home and keep her in for 2nights so your starting with no parasites.
Once you have tack, feed, water,bedding and a few brushes your grand for minor injuries the human first aid kit is a fine sustitute.
     
    09-09-2010, 01:15 PM
  #10
Started
The only thing I can think of that hasn't been mentioned is a hose or two if there aren't any on the property already! When we first moved Flash we had NO CLUE how to use the pre-existing hose systems (they're all underground, and you turn them on from various knobs/etc around the property lol) and it was a pain in the behind!
     

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