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Jul. 3, 2009, 01:45 AM
What is that one (or any number of things!) that you can't live without at horse shows? For me its my Gatorade (lol) and my Show Sheen!!

Whimsically Smart
Jul. 3, 2009, 02:05 AM
My horse!!

And on a more serious note... fruit :D

Jul. 3, 2009, 02:06 AM
I'm with you on the Gatorade... My horse says that he can not live without carrots.

Jul. 3, 2009, 02:15 AM
A bottle of Cowboy Magic Green Spot remover, ear plugs, and a couple of Klonopin (for me, not the horse).

Jul. 3, 2009, 02:37 AM
Baby wipes
Isoplus Oil Sheen spray
Hand towels

Go Fish
Jul. 3, 2009, 03:55 AM

Jul. 3, 2009, 06:10 AM
Old clothes to cover my show duds, wipe down a dusty boot, and occasionally clean out a dirty nose before entering the ring.:D

Jul. 3, 2009, 07:54 AM
Huge cooler full of drinks, peanut butter & pretzels for DD (don't ask) and a comfy chair to nap in during down time.

Jul. 3, 2009, 09:45 AM
Ditto the Cowboy Magic Green Spot Remover. Add corn starch or baby powder. And a lot of rub rags. Yes, I have a grey.

War Admiral
Jul. 3, 2009, 09:50 AM
Baby wipes, Gatorade, bug spray, Aleve, and a comfortable chair.

Jul. 3, 2009, 01:58 PM
Graham crackers for the horse,showsheen, fly spray, and in the summer my cool bandanasa, they are amazing!

Jul. 3, 2009, 02:37 PM
I can't live without my Nuun. They are little electrolyte tabs (think something like Emergen-C) that you drop into your water for instant gatorade. They come in a little tube and they are small enough to put one or two in a ziplock and put in your pocket - if someone hands you a bottle of water, just drop one in and go. The company also makes another kind with vitamins in it. In the AZ heat, these are the only things that prevent headaches!

Come Shine
Jul. 3, 2009, 02:42 PM
My sticky spray in the orange can.

Jul. 3, 2009, 03:03 PM
Gatorade, Towels, Sunscreen, and Chapstick.

Jul. 3, 2009, 03:05 PM
A bottle of Marigold Fly spray, keeps the flys off me and the ponies plus smells great. Propel for me and bagels for the pony...

Two Black Cats
Jul. 3, 2009, 03:12 PM
Vitamin Water, towels, and that Kiwi boot polish stuff that you sponge onto your boots!

...and of course, the almighty checkbook...

Jul. 3, 2009, 03:34 PM
Well besides my pony and tack...
-a bottle of quiksilver
-a bottle of leather therapy wash, which is my magical everything cleaner in a bottle. :-)

Jul. 3, 2009, 03:52 PM
A fine bottle of chardonnay and my girlfriends for me, carrots and apples for the boys.

"Really, do we have to *show* cause we are all pretty happy right here."

Jul. 6, 2009, 07:34 PM
food, chapstick, drinks, sunglasses/baseball cap, and friends!

Jul. 6, 2009, 08:09 PM
My Mom :lol: She trailers and acts as my groom, she's the best and I'd be lost without her!

Jul. 6, 2009, 08:24 PM
Miracle Groom for my horse (yes, I have a very light grey) and chapstick.

Jul. 6, 2009, 08:34 PM
A full cooler

A bottle of Aleve (I ALWAYS get horse show headaches...never fails)

A change of clothes (so refreshing to get into tank top/shorts when I'm done)

Jul. 6, 2009, 10:03 PM
Blue ribbons.

Jul. 6, 2009, 10:06 PM
-an extra t-shirt for when I'm not riding(I always spill food on my show clothes)
-tide to go

Jul. 6, 2009, 10:12 PM
I can never leave without my cloths, showsheen, and and linement.

Jul. 6, 2009, 11:47 PM
Adding to the list:

Sunscreen (duh.)

Ye Olde Cactus Cloth (duh, or for the uninitiated: You don't know what you are missing)

Starlight mints (As per Horseling's union contract. Labor will not work without mints from Management)

Tiffani B
Jul. 6, 2009, 11:53 PM
Black electrical tape and shoestring (never fails, something breaks)
Cooler full of ice and bottled water
Show sheen (I ain't combing through a 9' tail without it :eek:)

Jul. 7, 2009, 12:27 AM
Good footing. And there better be something other than a port-a-potty.

I love those Cactus Cloths, too! They are the best rags ever!

Jul. 7, 2009, 07:05 AM
Rubbing Alcohol in a spray bottle (cleans spots, helps cool the horse down, great as a brace)
Rain pants (if I don't have them, I need them)
Rain coat (never go to a show without one)
Cooler of Diet Coke
Altoids (for the horse - she expects them at shows)

Jul. 7, 2009, 10:01 AM
Visine, no joke-my eyes get so dry and scratchy at horse shows. I admit it looks a little odd, keeping a bottle of visine in my ring tote-taking my sunglasses off and exposing my REALLY red eyes then squirting visine in my eyes.

Pepto-cannot live without it, my stomach does some funky things when I get up before 7 am (even if it is not a horse show, I just deal with it during the work week, but don't need to be running to the bathroom every 15 minutes at a horse show).


Obviously there are alot of things that I don't want to deal without, but those are the things that I would be miserable without.

Jul. 7, 2009, 10:27 AM
Here is my list:

~Vitamin Water/Sprite
~lots of rags and towels!
~pajama pants to put over my breeches before i show
~muck boots
~my mom to stand ring side and wipe off horseys mouth and my boots!
~peppermints and carrots (for the horse)
~my cell phone
~my trainor!!

Jul. 7, 2009, 10:59 AM
My horse, horse trailer (pre-packed for shows) and my 72 hour uber cooler packed to the gills with G2 and beer (breakfast of champions!)

Jul. 7, 2009, 11:19 AM
I have to say my husband is rapidly becoming invaluable. I used to go shows all by myself- now I even trust him to wrap my horse for trailering! (which I really don't take lightly). At the last show there was an intersting moment where I was asked to ride a class at the last minute and he literally totally tacked up my horse for me. Amazing!! :D
It's nice having a groom.

As far as stuff goes-

Unscented all natural baby wipes. You can clean ANYTHING with them.
Joint Juice (like vitamin water but with glucosamine)
Aleve (so if my joints are bad I can still ride- there is no pain an obscene amount of aleve cannot hide)
My note book and pen for writing down my courses
SPF 70+ spray on sunscreen
Powerbars (usually the only thing my stomach can handle)

Wow- I sound old. I really am not as old as this post makes me sound. I guess it will be my Arthritis awareness post ;) It's not just for older people anymore.

Coppers mom
Jul. 7, 2009, 11:40 AM
My dad and his lucky shirt. Ever since I started going to shows by myself, it's progressively gone farther and farther down hill :lol:

Jul. 7, 2009, 11:47 AM
Aquaphor (for my lips)
Pepto-Bismol (for nervous stomach)
4 leaf clover for luck

Jul. 7, 2009, 12:20 PM
Hair bands and bobby pins. Long, thick, fine hair + sitting trot= potential disaster, like at the Pinehurst show last year where my hair fell out of my helmet in the middle of my biggest ride.
Diet Coke
my watch (but that's for life in general- can't leave my house without it!)
Fly spray

Jul. 7, 2009, 12:20 PM
water, a towel and green spot remover, ohh and hoof polish :D

Jul. 7, 2009, 12:30 PM
Powerade Zero (why did it take sooo long to come out with a zero cal sports drink?!)
Boot rubbers
Henri Lloyd rain jacket
Rain Pants
Game Ready Unit

Jul. 7, 2009, 12:55 PM
For me, probably gatorade or my Ipod for when things are slow.
For my horse, swedish fish are a must. And a rag to clean him up before going in the ring :)

J. Turner
Jul. 7, 2009, 12:58 PM
- a step ladder
- diet coke
- my clonopin
- baby carrots (for both) and peanut butter
- no children

Jul. 7, 2009, 03:08 PM
Oh my gosh, I wish there was just one thing. I would say sun glasses to wear while waiting around all day to show. :) I also must have lots of beverages, including G2, water, and diet coke for the day time, and Miller Lite for after I'm done. :)

(And you can't forget peppermints and carrots!!)

Jul. 7, 2009, 03:29 PM
- a step ladder
- diet coke
- my clonopin
- baby carrots (for both) and peanut butter
- no children

I can't believe I forgot to list Clonazapam on mine! That Klonopin has been a life saver on some classic days! And my iPod is with me at all times too. Helps to keep me relaxed and focused while waiting to show.

Jul. 7, 2009, 05:02 PM
Two words:

Diet Coke

(and peppermints :) )

Jul. 7, 2009, 05:49 PM
ice cold mountain dew for me and vanilla creme cookies for my horse!

Across Sicily
Jul. 7, 2009, 05:59 PM
Advil. I would probably die without it.

Jul. 7, 2009, 06:57 PM
migraine medicine