It's official...I'm getting Toby! (shopping list)
As soon as school is out, my parents are taking me shopping to get supplies for my soon-to-be pony!
First off, his name is Toby, here are some pics:
Picasa Web Albums - Laura - Toby
He's 7 years old. He's going to need a lot of work, which is why I'm getting him, he's a project pony for me! =]
Anyways, he's my first pony, I've never owned a horse or pony of any sort. I've been riding 9 or so years, and I've done quite a deal of training with ponies and such. My parents and trainer both feel I am ready for this...as do I. =]
I am very excited, and I need to go shopping. Are there any products or items that you cannot imagine life in a barn without? Or items or supplies that are a deal? I just would like to form a decent shopping list. I realize I will add on as I own him, but what's a good basic starter list? Like, grooming, first-aid, tack, etc. I think I have the most of the basics, but a refresher and some price ideas (if possible), would be EXCELLENT!!!
Also, I need a saddle, a new one. I am looking for a good all-purpose saddle.
Any help is appreciated and a BIG thanks in advance!
Congrats on the new pony! He's adorable!
As for the basics, here you go....
- stiff brush
- soft brush
- curry comb
- jelly scrubber
- mane/tail comb
- hoof pick
- Horse Hair Moisturizer
- sweat scraper
- triple antibiotic ointment
- betadine solution
- cotton roll
- poultice paper
- normal scissors and bandage scissors
- stable bandages
- no bows
- Stirrup leathers
- breastplate/martingle (if needed)
- saddle pads
- spare halter
- lead ropes (a few of them)
Blankets (not always necessary)
- heavy weight turnout blanket
- turnout sheet
- medium weight stable blanket (to layer with the sheet in those in between months)
I'm probably missing a lot but I hope I still helped. If you need help finding anything or need some recommendations I'll be glad to help.
I don't know where you live but here in Florida a huge must is FLY SPRAY
The most important things are going to be the basics. Equipment to brush your new horse, halters, lead ropes. I would look into investing in a lunge line and whip so you can start doing some ground work.
Blankets and clothing of that sort are things that you won't need immediately and that you can buy as money permits. Now part of the year where weather generally is manageable.
Some protective leg gear for your pony as well. Do you own anything yet? do you have tack?
Congrats on the new horse! He's very cute! If you are trailering him home, you will definitely need shipping boots and possibly a protective head piece... you may want to add that to your list.
To add to what others have suggested ... Does your barn carry all the necessary "farm" type equipment? Such as a water bucket, pitch fork, shovel, etc. If not, you may want to get your own.
Hmmm, what else... definitely have paper towels and towels in your tack box. They really come in handy. That's all I can think of for now.
Good luck! :wink:
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