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post #11 of 23 Old 10-29-2011, 06:37 PM
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Hmmm, lets see. Before I got my guy I had been "collecting" things I would need for the time when I finally got my horse since I was about 6! Hah

But I did forget, and overlook certain things! I ended up having to buy a few things after I got my guy, heres a list

Lunge Line
Lunge Whip
Dressage Whip
Rope Halter
Salt Block
Fly Spray
Sunscreen
Fly Mask
Horse Wound Care
Wormer
Scissors
Mane & Tail Comb
Shampoo
Sponge
Conditioner
Bucket
Sweat Scraper
Rubber Bands
And Treats
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post #12 of 23 Old 10-29-2011, 06:48 PM
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Rugs
Stable cleaning stuff (broom, bucket, shovel, pitchy)
Feed bowels
Water buckets
Spare lead rope and halter
Hoof pick
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post #13 of 23 Old 10-29-2011, 06:54 PM
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Haynet
Salt lick
Fly fringe

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post #14 of 23 Old 10-29-2011, 06:55 PM
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Gagh - sniped on the fly fringe!

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post #15 of 23 Old 10-29-2011, 07:03 PM
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Also -- if you're buying tack ahead of time, make sure to keep a receipt for all of it, just in case it doesn't fit. Even "easy" stuff like halters, sometimes what you expect isn't what you need.
Ie -- our 15hh, ~970 lb horse needs an XL halter, a regular horse size won't even go on him, he just has a big head for his size.

Re: wound ointment, I'd have something on hand. (I use SWAT personally). Even if just to cover up a wound & keep bugs out until a vet can get there. (Although you'll probably have small scrapes that won't really require a vet, but will bleed a bit and attract bugs, keeping them away until a scab forms helps to reduce infections. Regular vaseline can do the same if you have that on hand.

First aid stuff would be the most important to get ahead of time:
Thermometer
Vet Wraps
Scissors
Gloves
Peroxide
Iodine/Betadine
Gauze (Gauze pads are good for packing open wounds to reduce bleeding)
Flashlight for nighttime emergencies


Other items that you may need depending on where your horse is kept:
Wire cutters, if any fencing is wire (to include field fencing) just in case you need to cut a horse free.
Psyllium, if your horse will be in a sandy pen.
Thrush treatment for hooves if the ground is moist/muddy for any portion of the year. (ok if *some* of the pen is mud, ie near the water bucket, but if it's all mud and the hooves can't dry out you'll have to watch for thrush closely).
Hammer (for wood fences & stalls).



In our case, we have a carport for shelter (southern AZ, shade is needed more than warmth); we had to go out late at night to buy tin snips because the entry wasn't quite tall enough for our mare when she came home and she was scraping her back. So you might want those if you have a similiar shelter.
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post #16 of 23 Old 10-29-2011, 08:18 PM
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Also green cool or ice gel for swollen legs.
You could also get polos and boots if he doesn't already come with them.
As well as known good, reliable horse people and a good farrier! Keep names and numbers easily on hand.

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post #17 of 23 Old 10-29-2011, 08:40 PM
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Ray has given you the most important advice, find numbers and have them on speed dial, farrier, vet, trainer, someone who can drop everything at a moments notice to come and hold a horse for you.

If you haven't had animals before, or don't have a horse vet yet, then it is a worth while investment to get one out for a visit do a check over on your horse and facility, yes it costs you, but at least your vet then knows you, and your horse and knows where to find you if there is an emergency.
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post #18 of 23 Old 10-30-2011, 12:00 AM Thread Starter
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Hmmm, I never really thought about buying sunscreen. But that would probably be a good idea considering he's a paint (so parts of him could get burnt) and will be living outside. Would someone be kind enough to inform me what vetericyn and wonder dust are?


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post #19 of 23 Old 10-30-2011, 12:46 AM
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I'd suggest to use long nose mask (that's what I do). Not all horses co-op with sunscreen.

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post #20 of 23 Old 10-30-2011, 01:35 AM
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Vetricyn and wonder dust are both for wounds and cuts. I keep them in my 1st aid kits. We also use swat a lot.
Vetericyn One-step wound and infection treatment that works naturally with your animal?s immune system
Farnam Wonder Dust - Horse.com

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