Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Rio Grande Valley, Texas
All in all there's been a lot of really good advice here. I admit to having a rather large first aid kit. It's actually a 3 shelf cabinet these days. But, almost everything I have in my cabinet came from my vet, or from my vet's advice. I have a much, much smaller kit for the trailer, and for a smaller version for my cantle bag. I will simply add this to all of this wonderful advice: You should go talk with your vet about what to do, how to tell if, how do you use, when to use, how much to use.... there are a seeminly endless list of things that horses can get into, and things that can go wrong with horses, and the best thing you can do is to educate yourself! It's long, never ending, and mostly enjoyable process, that is very much a part of good horsemanship. You signed on to take care of your horse, and there's an awful lot to it! I've been at this a long time, and I am still learning new things all the time. Read all of these things, and them some. Get a couple different firstaid books. There are some great ones out there. Some great ones for your barn too! Heck, talk to your farrier and learn how to maintain a good trim! Your horse AND your farrier will love you for it! It's all a part of the ride.... enjoy every bit of it!!!
"There's something about the outside of a horse that's good for the inside of a man."