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post #11 of 27 Old 11-06-2013, 07:13 PM
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I bought all my blankets used, then bought a can of waterproofing spray on amazon for like 3 bucks, one can thoroughly went over two blankets! I just bought a couple cans so I'd always have it around if I had to wash blankets or to use on my boots sometimes.
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post #12 of 27 Old 11-06-2013, 07:14 PM
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Hay nets and buckets and/or feed tub. Always label your stuff though, its not unheard of for buckets and brushes and the like to get "borrowed" and then never be seen again. Best of luck with your new equine companion! :)
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post #13 of 27 Old 11-06-2013, 07:30 PM
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A spare Halter and lead because you never know when one is going to walk away or break. Sometimes at a stable another horse may come loose and it's nice to have a spare if your horse is already tied.

Polo Wraps, even if you don't use them for riding. If your horse injures a leg they are great wraps for keeping on pultices, padding (such as no bows), ice packs etc.

Duck Tape (don't laugh). Also good for injuries and treating feet. Use it as an over bandage to keep injuries clean and dry. It can also hold temporary pads on should your horse have a stone bruise or your farrier has an oops and cuts a little too much (rare, but it just happened to a friends horse because it spooked).

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post #14 of 27 Old 11-06-2013, 08:59 PM
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Your friend is wrong haha. If the blanket was water proof when it was brand new and it doesn't have any big holes in it' it is still water proof! Get some cowboy magic detangler it is amazing! Where does you live? Cause depending on where you live you might want to look into some sand clear but maybe not. You are going to want some beet palp and suplement salt to give your horse 2 to 3 times a week. What sort of saddle do you have? If you are a women there is a sort of seat pad for your saddle that is almost required if you plan to do allot of trail riding and pleasure riding.
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post #15 of 27 Old 11-06-2013, 09:16 PM
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I do have a helmet and hoof pick, but everything else I might be picking up this weekend at Equine Affaire.. :) Thanks!

I also do have a vet and farrier I will be using. I have already contacted them and have them all set to go :)
I'm going to equine affair this weekend too!!! I'm hoping to get a nice AP saddle.
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post #16 of 27 Old 11-06-2013, 11:27 PM Thread Starter
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I'm going to equine affair this weekend too!!! I'm hoping to get a nice AP saddle.
The one in MA??
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post #17 of 27 Old 11-07-2013, 12:14 AM
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The one in MA??
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Yep! I only live about 20 min from Springfield.
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post #18 of 27 Old 11-07-2013, 07:17 AM Thread Starter
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Yep! I only live about 20 min from Springfield.
That's awesome! I never see people on here from MA. I am about an hour and a half, and only going Saturday. I've never gone!
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post #19 of 27 Old 11-07-2013, 07:45 AM
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What is already used on him and for him?

Best bet is make a tick list of everything you think you need.
If you are stabling at a barn, the best thing is generally people will help out if you need something ASAP and replace it later... that is generally how you realise you need something!

But this thread is useless without pictures ;)
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post #20 of 27 Old 11-07-2013, 07:55 AM Thread Starter
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So actually my Avatar is old and with my friend's horse :)
I always said I didn't like the look of Chestnuts and would never get one (Sorry to all inherent chestnut lovers), and here I am head over heels in love with one!

All of these are him at the rescue - one in his stall and the rest in the round pen after some lunging.
And yes, he was due for a trim here..

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:) His name is Remington... I might call him Remy since Remington is such a long name!
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