As soon as school is out, my parents are taking me shopping to get supplies for my soon-to-be pony!
First off, his name is Toby, here are some pics: Picasa Web Albums - Laura - Toby
He's 7 years old. He's going to need a lot of work, which is why I'm getting him, he's a project pony for me! =]
Anyways, he's my first pony, I've never owned a horse or pony of any sort. I've been riding 9 or so years, and I've done quite a deal of training with ponies and such. My parents and trainer both feel I am ready for this...as do I. =]
I am very excited, and I need to go shopping. Are there any products or items that you cannot imagine life in a barn without? Or items or supplies that are a deal? I just would like to form a decent shopping list. I realize I will add on as I own him, but what's a good basic starter list? Like, grooming, first-aid, tack, etc. I think I have the most of the basics, but a refresher and some price ideas (if possible), would be EXCELLENT!!!
Also, I need a saddle, a new one. I am looking for a good all-purpose saddle.
Any help is appreciated and a BIG thanks in advance!