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    07-13-2012, 03:08 PM
Originally Posted by AQHSam    
I am curious why you don't use a saddle bag attached to the horn or the back of your saddle, rather than a pack you put on your body?
I went with the fanny pack because if I fall off or otherwise get separated from my horse my phone won't do me any good in a saddle bag. It's a small fanny pack and unless I'm planning to jump something I have it strapped in front of me. That way if I fall it's less likely to be one more thing to injure myself.

The trails I usually ride on are all at least semi-maintained and are along the edge of fields and through the woods. Not very rocky or hilly, and I'm not into blazing trails where there aren't any. If the trail runs out I just turn around and go a different way.
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    07-13-2012, 03:11 PM
Originally Posted by QOS    
I like it just because it is PURPLE!!! Purple makes everything better.
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    07-13-2012, 06:35 PM
Green Broke
LOL hay net, bucket and hay bag are all purple. Hubby said I was going to make Biscuit a sissy with all of the purple. I said he is tuff enough to wear purple.

It is good to have something on your person, be it fanny pack or pockets, to carry your phone, knife, etc. in case you do come off of your horse and horse heads for the hills without you. That is why I got the one with the water holders but LOL it kept falling under my backside - and I looked like an idiot. I will have to dig out that picture and post it...Lee Ann P and I were cracked up laughing at how absolutely foxy we were!!
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    07-14-2012, 12:59 PM
I always bring a hoof pick, a knife, chap stick or something of the sort, usually a sun block bug spray combo, water for both me and my horse, a lead rope which I usually wear as a belt in case a rein snaps or someone needs to pony, my phone, a rag to be used as a make shift bandage or to clean wounds, and bandages for people. If we're going on a long trail I'll bring a mounting stirrup because we usually get off to rest if we go for long rides and my horse is too tall for me to ground mount without help.
    07-14-2012, 01:54 PM
Green Broke
On the small trail rides (8 miles) at a local park I carry a bottle or two of water, hoof pick, knife in my pocket, cell phone, GPS (I like to track miles) camera, Deep Woods Off spray, sun glasses. Biscuit is wearing a halter/bridle that can convert in a flash if needed. I go lighter on those rides than when we are out far from the house and on 15 mile rides.
    07-14-2012, 02:12 PM
Green Broke
Only thing I would keep in it would be stuff you need if you come off the horse. Basically a cell phone, decent knife and a pack of waterproof matches, compass if you know how to use one and actually know where you are. I straw water purifier would be good to depending on where you are. Everything else gets strapped to the horse. That's why I wear pants with a belt loop, can hang a couple items on my belt.
    07-14-2012, 02:25 PM
I always keep one of these with me.

Case Cutlery Equestrian's 2-Blade Pocket Knife w/Amber Bone Handle
    07-14-2012, 03:03 PM
Green Broke
My cousin gave me a really nice little knife with a slide to attach it to your pocket. My slide thingy came off so I just put it in my water bottle carrier.

I used to ride with several little leather latigo strings and they sure came in handy when my rein slobber strap broke. We used them to fix it so those sure can fix a bridle, tie up a girth, rein, etc., if needed.

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