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        05-15-2013, 12:42 PM
      #21
    Foal
    If you're talking 'things' as in halters, brushes, etc. Just starting out supplies?? Always make sure you have standing wraps and cottons!! And poultice. Because your horse WILL hurt him/herself on a Sunday or an night or a holiday and you won't be able to buy some.
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        05-15-2013, 01:27 PM
      #22
    Yearling
    Here's my list of suggestions that I haven't seen yet:

    - a leatherman (or other multi-purpose tool)
    - a PROPER fitting helmet
    - a lesson from your vet on when to call them and signs of the most common issues
    - a roll of duck tape
    - an old tooth brush
    - a tube of bute (& instructions from vet on when & how much)
    - more fly spray than you think you'll ever need
    - more fly repelent roll-on than you ever think you will ever need
    - bug spray for you
    - sunscreen, plan on just sharing with your horse
    - if your lead rope doesn't have a chain, think about getting one that can quickly be snapped on if needed
    - a quality zipper binder to keep all important papers (coggins, reg papers, contracts, etc)
    - at least a months salary in reserve for emergencies. The second it's not there your horse WILL get hurt, and it WON'T be cheap.

    It helps to have a large extra room in the house / garage or a large tack room, because you will run out of room rather quickly, lol
         

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