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    08-13-2008, 08:58 AM
"saddle" bags?

I'm going on a trail ride tomorrow (and probably will quite often in the future), and I have a small problem. I nearly passed out on the horse today because I didn't drink enough water beforehand, and so I need the water when I finished. And I was thinking about bringing water with me on the trail, so I could take a sip.

The thing is... there aren't any saddle bags. Is there anything that I can wear/put on the horse that I'd be able to find almost anywhere? A fanny pack? Or what?

Here's some details: It's an english saddle (so I can't just hang something on the horn) It's a horse that is kind of nutty at times, and he trots fast...

Any ideas?
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    08-13-2008, 09:22 AM
How about these:


    08-13-2008, 09:28 AM
I'm not looking to BUY any. At least not yet. I'm just wanting to know if there is anything (like a backpack, fanny pack, or something) that I can use that I probably will have around the house.

I'm going tomorrow... so... I can't exactly just buy something and have it here by then... ;)

    08-13-2008, 09:39 AM
Any of those ideas sound ok. Just be aware of what/where things might get hung up on the saddle if you have an accident and make your choice based on safety.
    08-13-2008, 09:42 AM
A small backpack should work fine. I've used one on a motorcycle so I'm sure it will hold up on horseback. I would bet that you can attach a fannypack to the "D's" on your saddle as well.

What I do is to put a mostly filled water bottle in the freezer over night then add some cold water just before my ride. That way my water is cold throughout the ride.
    08-13-2008, 09:50 AM
Thanks for the tips.

We'll only be gone for about an hour... so I'm not too worried about the water going warm... just about me becoming dehydrated and fainting during the ride... that would be embarrasing

I have a small backpack... so I might use that... *remembers the long straps*

Ok... I'll look for a different small backpack...
    08-13-2008, 09:58 AM
I have a cheapy fanny/day pack I found at walmart for around $6-8.
I wear it when we are going on a long new to us trail ride. That way if something happens and I get seperated from my horse, My water bottles GPS cellphone and what not are with me not the horse. It goes around your waste. I think they have them with one and two bottles.

Sorry I'm editing this in If you can't find one and you can sew, you can always make yourself a little pouch for the bottle and sew on a clip that you can clip to your saddle or a loop to wrap around the horn.
    08-13-2008, 10:51 AM
I always carry water with me. I have a western saddle that I use both the insulated horn bag and insulated saddle bags.
When I ride with the bareback pad, I have a rigged up single bottle holder to the pad and a sports fanny pack that holds another two bottles.
I don't know the temps where you are at but it's over 100 here and it's easy to become dehydrated. (both horse and rider) which is why I carry electrolites too.
    08-14-2008, 11:08 AM
Green Broke
I just kind of scanned the other posts, so sorry if this suggestion had already been posted.

I think you can buy these at wal-mart, but there are backpacks that have like a water bladder already in them. They come with a long hose that connects to the bladder, and then maybe snaps to your shirt? I'm not sure about that, but anyway, you're able to drink with out having to stop, fidget with zippers and such.

I think I'd get one if ever I'd take a longer ride.
    08-14-2008, 11:16 AM
Oooh... that sounds really cool!

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