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        08-14-2012, 09:51 AM
      #11
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    Hoof pick, knife, water, cell phone, GPS, lighter, and of course my chapstick.
         
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        08-14-2012, 10:02 AM
      #12
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    Green Broke
    I went for a very short ride yesterday on a circular trail - I went 4 miles. I had 2 bottles of water, a hoof pick, a pocket knife, cell phone, camera. I was taking my GPS but let the dang batteries.

    I was never further than 3/4 of mile from the vehicle on this particular ride as it is a ride on a loop. If I am riding up at Ebenezer I would have

    Heart Monitor on Biscuit
    GPS WITH the batteries
    Toilet paper (which is funny - I rarely get off on the trail but have it just in case!)
    Knife
    Hoof pick
    Little first aid kit
    Water
    Camera
    Compass
    Hoof boots
    Vet wrap
    Snack of some kind
         
        08-14-2012, 08:47 PM
      #13
    Weanling
    If I know it's going to be a longer/full-day ride, I will pack something for lunch/snack, a couple of bottles of water, knife, cell phone, camera, some little first-aid and anti-bug items for myself and the horse, extra bits of leather in case I need to make an emergency tack repair. I may or may not bring the horse-collar and lead rope with me. It's nice to have along if we take some extended breaks. I can just put the collar on my horse when I tie him and take the bridle off entirely, so he is free to scratch his head without the worry of him rubbing the bridle on a tree or tie-post and breaking it.

    Otherwise, I like to pack light.
         
        08-14-2012, 11:26 PM
      #14
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    Green Broke
    Oh yeah...and I had a pump spray bottle of Deep Woods Off!!! And had to use it too!
         
        08-15-2012, 10:42 AM
      #15
    Weanling
    Pretty much what's already been listed above.
    Here's another list as well.
         
        08-15-2012, 12:13 PM
      #16
    Foal
    I'm one of those "everything but the kitchen sink" types.. ha I've really never had to use some the stuff I drag along, but I've been in situations where others who were not as prepared needed something.

    Tied on top of my bags
    • Sweatshirt or rain slicker
    • Rope halter and leadrope
    In the "dry" side
    • Hoofpick
    • Loop reins
    • Shoelace/twine/strips of leather
    • Duct tape (small roll)
    • Camera (when I remember it..)
    • Handcrank flashlight
    • Granola bars
    • Mini first-aid kit (QuikClot, Vetwrap, gauze roll, alcohol, antibiotic ointment)
    In the "wet" side
    • Sandwhich(s)-- Depending on who is with or carrying bags)
    • Apples (for the horses.. Usually.. ha)
    • Ice pack(s) (also available for emergency use)
    • Water (however much I can bring to balance out the bags)
    On me
    • Knife/multi-tool
    • Cell phone
    • Insurance and identification
    • Trail pass
         
        08-18-2012, 09:23 AM
      #17
    Foal
    Carrots, water and snacks / food, pocket knife, TP, wallet and cell phone in waterproof box, pistol
         
        08-21-2012, 01:19 AM
      #18
    Foal
    I am loving this thread! Such great ideas! :)

    I haven't gone out on any rides that are longer than 3 or 4 hours, and have usually just brought along water for me, my cell phone and had my horses' halter on underneath the headstall w/ lead rope attached.

    I want to buy some saddle bags though and pack it with some stuff that will always remain in there - first aid kit, hoof pick, extra pair of reins, etc. I don't get out and trail ride a lot, but you never know when you might need something.

    Emily
         
        08-21-2012, 09:32 AM
      #19
    Yearling
    Halter and lead rope, Leatherman, GPS and a compass, cell, flask....sometimes, jerky, depending on weather a flymask and sweatshirt or jacket in my cantle.


    Isrider, I like the idea of carrying a gun.
         
        08-27-2012, 07:32 PM
      #20
    Foal
    I feel so inadequate all of a sudden. I ride in shorts and a tee with sneakers and I bring my cell phone (5-6 mile trail rides 2-3 times a week)
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