It's official...I'm getting Toby! (shopping list)

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    05-14-2009, 06:13 PM
It's official...I'm getting Toby! (shopping list)

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 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!

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    05-15-2009, 07:12 AM
Congrats on the new pony! He's adorable!

As for the basics, here you go....

- stiff brush
- soft brush
- curry comb
- jelly scrubber
- mane/tail comb
- rags
- hoof pick
- Horse Hair Moisturizer

- shampoo
- conditioner
- bucket
- sponge
- sweat scraper

First Aid
- triple antibiotic ointment
- betadine solution
- vetrap
- ductape
- cotton roll
- poultice
- poultice paper
- liniment
- normal scissors and bandage scissors
- fur-all
- stable bandages
- no bows

- Saddle
- Bridle
- Girth
- Stirrup leathers
- Stirrups
- breastplate/martingle (if needed)
- boots
- saddle pads
- crop/whip

Other Tack...
- halter
- spare halter
- lead ropes (a few of them)

Blankets (not always necessary)
- heavy weight turnout blanket
- turnout sheet
- medium weight stable blanket (to layer with the sheet in those in between months)
- cooler

I'm probably missing a lot but I hope I still helped. If you need help finding anything or need some recommendations I'll be glad to help.
    05-15-2009, 08:42 AM
I don't know where you live but here in Florida a huge must is FLY SPRAY
    05-15-2009, 02:15 PM
The most important things are going to be the basics. Equipment to brush your new horse, halters, lead ropes. I would look into investing in a lunge line and whip so you can start doing some ground work.

Blankets and clothing of that sort are things that you won't need immediately and that you can buy as money permits. Now part of the year where weather generally is manageable.

Some protective leg gear for your pony as well. Do you own anything yet? Do you have tack?
    05-15-2009, 02:58 PM
Congrats on the new horse! He's very cute! If you are trailering him home, you will definitely need shipping boots and possibly a protective head piece... you may want to add that to your list.

To add to what others have suggested ... Does your barn carry all the necessary "farm" type equipment? Such as a water bucket, pitch fork, shovel, etc. If not, you may want to get your own.

Hmmm, what else... definitely have paper towels and towels in your tack box. They really come in handy. That's all I can think of for now.

Good luck!
    05-16-2009, 04:40 PM
Green Broke
  • Curry Comb(Both mettle and rubber)
  • Hard brush
  • Medium brush
  • Soft brush
  • face brush
  • hoof pick
  • sponges
  • shammys
  • mane comb
  • tail brush
  • mane and tail detangler(I like Vetrolin or Cowboy magic)
  • Shampoo(I use Vetrolin hydrating bath for over all then use Quic Silver on her white and Quic Black on her black)
  • Conditioner(Vetrolin is the best)
  • Vetrolin Shine(ALOT better than show sheen!)
  • Hooflex
  • Sweat Scraper
  • Bridle
  • saddle(I like wintecs, and Stubbens)
  • saddle pad(I like square ones.)
  • bit
  • reins
  • boots or polos(I would keep some on hand just in case he needs them)
  • fly spray
  • Crop
Fist Aid
  • Fruison
  • wound cleaner
  • wrapping cotten
  • vet wrap
  • linament
  • DMSO
  • tounge depressers
  • rubber gloves
  • Iodine
  • Neosporin
  • epsom salt
  • bucket to keep on hand in case foot needs to be soaked
  • stable wraps in case of tendon or ligament damage
  • bute
  • Diapers
  • Duck Tape
  • Fly mask
  • rain sheet
  • light blanket
  • feed bins and water buckets
  • saddle soap
  • leather conditioner
  • halter lead rope
  • Mucking stuff
  • any other little things you want to get him!
Remeber to NEVER let other people use your things, if their horse has a fungus or virus, it could hurt your pony!

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