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kait18 04-11-2012 11:31 AM

the stuff you pack in your saddle bags
why not its been said before but i guess it should be added to this section for easy access.

- cantle saddle bag
baling twine
duck tap
easy boots
rain poncho
maxi pads
towel for horse (floor mat size towel)
towel for me (more like wash cloth size)

then near the horn i have a water bottle holder for water or gatorde for easy access

then on me i have a fanny pack
- cell phone
- map
- gps
- batteries (for gadgets)
- camera

i know there is more just can't remember off the top of my head

DebSmith 04-11-2012 11:49 AM

Another good thread, kait18! I'm curious to see what people pack in their saddle bags. Experienced people help us newbies know what is needed and what isn't.

Brighteyes 04-11-2012 09:06 PM

In my cantle bag:

* Chap stick. What? I hate chapped lips.
* Rope bracelet thingy. 10 feet of nylon rope, all packed into bracelet size!
* Hoof pick
* Flash light
* Whistle
* Rain poncho (never trust the sky)
* My horse's imformation: her name, my name, my phone number. In case she runs for the hills and is found by the natives.
* Lead rope (because I have a halter bridle combo and hate tying with reins)
* Food for me!
*Water for both of us

On my person I carry a knife (if your horse is caught in something and thrashing around, you aren't going to be able to get to your saddle bags) and my phone. I have a peice of paper tapped inside helmet with my name and contact information in case someone finds me unconscious.

kait18 04-12-2012 08:53 AM

knew i was forgetting some lol thank you brighteyes :P hoof pick and knife are on mine too :)

mypets 04-12-2012 08:56 AM

Good thinking about the info for you and your horse and keeping the knife on you, Brighteyes. Thanks.

Celeste 04-12-2012 09:32 PM

I have started riding with a fly fishing vest just for the pockets. I keep stuff like cell phone and GPS and knife there rather than in saddle bags.

newbierider 04-12-2012 11:08 PM

I carry a small foldable multi tool
piece of leather
hoof pick
3 extra chicago screws and conchos

oops forgot
baby wipes

Joe4d 04-13-2012 12:51 AM

ive got a two bladed pocket knife gadget one blade is a knife the other is a hoof pick,
on the cantle, two water bottles
rain jacket,
ziplock baggy first aid kit,
couple handy wipes,
some 550 cord
camera on the pommel

on me,
leatherman tool,
wrist gps

midnighthighway 04-13-2012 01:07 AM

much in mine have been said above
extra epi pen

phantomhorse13 04-16-2012 09:10 PM

I suspect to most people, what I carry in my saddlebags would seem like overkill. However, Dream severed an artery on trail during a race in 07 and that experience totally changed my perception of what is really necessary to have on hand.

I ride with a stowaway deluxe pommel bag, which carries:

2 water bottles
heartrate monitor transducer
easyboot epic
hoof pick/knife combo tool
baling twine
duct tape in a baggie
2 rolls of vet wrap in their original plastic
2 rolls of elastikon in plastic bags
roll cotton in a plastic bag
2 mosquito hemostats
rain poncho (disposable kind)
food of some sort (granola bars, bag of peanuts)
NSAIDS of some sort (generally advil and tylenol)
e-lyte syringe
small flashlight

The majority of that stuff I hope I will never need again.. but it's sure nice to know its there, just in case..

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