More stupid questions... what do I need?
Ok, so I'm getting horses again for the first time in 20 years. I mean in my backyard, building a barn, the whole works. I probably won't actually have horses for another year, but I'm in my making lists phase :).
So, stupid question: what do I need? Rather than wait to get everything at once, I thought I would start accumulating things here and there. Obviously I am not going to get saddles, bridles, halters or blankets until I have the actual horses, but I have already bought two grooming kits and a few odds and ends to put in the barn (benches with storage and a mini-fridge for the tack room, etc). Also looking at a Gorilla cart (told dh it can be my birthday gift!) and I know we will need buckets, rakes, shovels and pitchfork... when I last had horses, I worked with a very limited set of tools - some kind of guk for the hooves, a set of clippers, some fly spray, that's about it. What am I missing? I am thinking I need a first aid kit - what would that include? I know they sell them but would I be better off just making one myself? What does a well-stocked barn look like? Not talking about show gear, just every day stuff I might need.