The one thing you must have on the trail... - The Horse Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 26 Old 08-28-2010, 10:23 AM Thread Starter
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Oregon
Posts: 299
• Horses: 2
Question The one thing you must have on the trail...

If you could just take one thing with you on the trail, besides your horse of course, what would it be?
SidMit is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 26 Old 08-28-2010, 10:43 AM
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Ontario
Posts: 993
• Horses: 2
A knife.
Skipsfirstspike is offline  
post #3 of 26 Old 08-28-2010, 10:46 AM
Green Broke
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: alberta
Posts: 2,747
• Horses: 1
I agree, a knife or an extra halter.
Posted via Mobile Device
ridergirl23 is offline  
post #4 of 26 Old 08-28-2010, 11:03 AM
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Orange County, NC
Posts: 6,182
• Horses: 5
Yup, a knife.

On the sixth day, God created the Quarter Horse.
On the seventh day, he Painted the good ones.
PaintHorseMares is offline  
post #5 of 26 Old 08-28-2010, 12:11 PM
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Central Maine
Posts: 671
• Horses: 1
If I was alone it'd be a phone to call for help...assuming I'm riding somewhere with some possibility of phone service. If not maybe I'd choose a knife. I just can think of sooo many situations where a knife doesn't help...a phone is good because you can call for help.

If I was in a group, we'd each strategically pick a different thing so that we'd end up with lots of things.

A horse is the projection of peoples' views about themselves--strong, powerful, beautiful--and it has the capability of giving us escape from our mundane existance.
Amlalriiee is offline  
post #6 of 26 Old 08-28-2010, 12:58 PM
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: SoCal
Posts: 31
• Horses: 3
A leatherman tool/multitool.

If that's considered too much, then at least a hoof pick (there's lots of rocks out here!)
Bubrina is offline  
post #7 of 26 Old 08-28-2010, 01:00 PM
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Canada!
Posts: 233
• Horses: 2
Knife or rope

Kaity *
Skutter - BelgianX born: May 28 2009
Spring - Standardbred born: May 2005
Skutterbotch is offline  
post #8 of 26 Old 08-28-2010, 10:18 PM
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Wyoming
Posts: 2,044
• Horses: 2
I'm gonna cheat, there are two things I won't trail ride around here:
a knife and a pistol. Too many wolves, bears, coyotes anymore to be going without one. Not that it is legal to shoot bears (out of season) or wolves, coyotes are fair game, but if it came to a bear or wolf attacking my horse, or me, the pistol will certainly be used.
wyominggrandma is offline  
post #9 of 26 Old 08-29-2010, 10:27 AM
Green Broke
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: alberta
Posts: 2,747
• Horses: 1
^ I would also probably want a handgun, not that it would do much by the time a cougar was on top of me, lol.
And don't worry, bears dont actually usually attack tjings (especially horses) unless you surprise them (and they feel threatened) of they are starving. :)
Posted via Mobile Device
ridergirl23 is offline  
post #10 of 26 Old 08-29-2010, 10:40 AM
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Northern Utah
Posts: 1,286
• Horses: 4
The 1st thing I always make sure I have on my saddle is water. I may have used a knife once or twice over the years. but I drink water every ride.

The second thing that I make sure is on my saddle, is a jacket or rain slicker. Mountain temps can change from a nice 80* to 30 something in very short period. A afternoon thundershower can get you wet and cold and send you into hypothermia in 15-20 minutes. In my cantle bag, I keep matches and 2oz of Charcoal starting fluid to start fires quickly.
Painted Horse is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
First Thing sparky Games 6563 12-21-2015 05:58 PM
New to the CTR thing... Goodbye13lueSky Trail Riding 4 07-29-2010 11:28 AM
Did I do the right thing? trIplEcrOwngIrl Horse Talk 4 07-06-2010 11:45 AM
Is this a bad thing? Skippy! Horse Breeding 11 09-18-2009 08:03 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome