Originally Posted by Horse Dreamer
What tack/equipment for both horse and rider would you suggest are essential and what sites would you suggest I check out to find them? There isn't a good tack store nearby. Thank you.
It depends on how long of a ride and where you are riding. I always have saddle and pommel bags for drinks, hoof pick, halter and lead. When going on a longer ride or further from camp/home, I'll pack a GPS, trail mix, weather gear, padded gauze and vet wrap. I always have extra leather ties already on my saddle. If going across state, I'll pack an extra latigo, lead etc.
It all depends on the weather, distance, environment. It's hard to be precise down to the "t."
There are online stores like Valley Vet, Jeffers etc. that have a multitude of things to suit your needs.