Country Woman, glad to see you back! Did you get the house painted in the nice colors you liked?
Critter, this is nasty. You must keep us posted so we know you're okay. Don't do a "no news is good news" thing or we'll worry. We're 2 hours from you, and you're getting the same storm just a few hours earlier. We've lost power three times and had gray-green-yellow skies. Yours are worse.
Also, for trail rides - water bucket for the horse, another bucket for rinsing them off after sweating from riding. Extra halter and lead rope - several horror stories here in KC about a guy breaking down on the road and unloading his horse; one horse was euthanized from injuries when a car hit them as they were unloading; it was fortunate the 2nd horse and the 2 people weren't hurt badly. Granola bars with protein or apples are great for carrying in saddle bag; bananas back at the trailer after the ride. In addition to the frozen water bottles, bring a bottle only half frozen - so you can be drinking it while the others thaw out. Peanut butter sammiches - no spoiling, not messy. Bug spray for you, roll-on fly spray in saddle bag to touch up horses' face and around eyes and inside ears and across rump. Wet ones for wiping chemicals and dirt and sweat off your hands. Hay nets to hang, muck bucket so you can keep your site clean. Lawn chair and umbrella (in case you don't have shade -- I'm terribly easy to sunburn). Camera! Have a WONDERFUL time!
Last edited by Ladytrails; 05-30-2013 at 11:38 PM.