First Trail Ride!... How to prepare?

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    05-10-2009, 08:57 PM
First Trail Ride!... How to prepare?

Well, I just moved my horse to the place where I lived so that I could work with her more and get her back to riding. She has not been ridden since Dec. I plan to start ridding her on Monday and work her.

My first trail ride is scheduled for Saturday (one week away). I have all the gear that is needed (saddle, halter, saddle bags and etc...)

I need some ideas and suggestions.
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    05-10-2009, 10:48 PM
Besides getting your horse ready be sure you are.
Things to take or have ready:
Give yourself and your horse a spray of insect repellent. Apply some sunblock and take some with you. In your saddle bag suggestions:
Chap stick
Hard candy like Jolly Ranchers
Extra sunblock
Bandanna for multiple uses like wetting to cool yourself and your horse down
Hoof pick
Granola bars (some that your horse will like too)
Camera (check batteries)
GPS (again check batteries)
Wet Wipes- They sell small individually wrapped towelettes that are nice to have in your pack for washing hands or potty emergencys.
Bug repellent towelettes for you and your horse if you need to reapply
Hat or Helmet
I think that's pretty much my short list of whats either in my pack or ready to go at any time Be sure to have fun!

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