Lurker here, I event mostly, but enjoy taking my guy out on the trails... I just bought a cantle pack for my English saddle, this one
I plan on using the water bottles, of course, and I have a tube of electrolytes and a rope halter/lead combo to go in the bag... But what else? I usually am just out for a few hours, just one day rides. What else would you put in the pack?
I already have a Cashel ankle safe for the cell phone, hoof pick, ID etc.
A small pack of kleenex. Never know when nature calls.
I carry a 10 foot 3/8 diameter neck rope that can be quickly made into a rope halter , it takes alot less space then a halter and lead rope for tying. It fits any horse you come across. Instead of a hoof pipe I carry a good fold up knife that beside being used as a hood pick can be used for other things.
Something that can cut wire - like a little Swiss Army fold up knife. Just happened to a friend that was trail riding - her horse got caught up in some hidden fence wire. Hoof pick and I also heard of Benadryl (in case of bee stings or immediate allergy to something).
Okay, don't flame me but I always have a nice color of lipstick in my saddle bag as you never know who you'll meet on the trail...
Of COURSE you would! You are just that classy of a gal!
I mean, next to looking at people's butts in jeans and looking down their pants to find the brand design.. you would not do anything like THAT!