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        08-14-2012, 09:51 AM
    Hoof pick, knife, water, cell phone, GPS, lighter, and of course my chapstick.
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        08-14-2012, 10:02 AM
    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!)
    Hoof pick
    Little first aid kit
    Hoof boots
    Vet wrap
    Snack of some kind
        08-14-2012, 08:47 PM
    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
    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
    Pretty much what's already been listed above.
    Here's another list as well.
        08-15-2012, 12:13 PM
    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
    Carrots, water and snacks / food, pocket knife, TP, wallet and cell phone in waterproof box, pistol
        08-21-2012, 01:19 AM
    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.

        08-21-2012, 09:32 AM
    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
    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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