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    Default What to put in English cantle pack?

    Hi all,
    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.

    TIA!
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    I like to carry a roll of vetrap, and also some sort of string/cord (to fix broken tack, etc..)



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    I usually wrap some duct tape in a roll and carry that along.



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    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.



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    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).



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    All very good ideas! Thanks!
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    I carry a small first-aid kit, folding hand saw in case I run into downed branches or vines, leather string for emergency tack repairs, etc.
    Please copy and paste this to your signature if you know someone, or have been affected by someone who needs a smack upside the head. Lets raise awareness.



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    Individual wipes of OFF! and an equine bug repellant.

    Trail mix bar for yourself. (My blood sugar crashes sometimes)

    Maybe a couple of zip ties or a pocket size rain poncho?

    Like me, you might not ever need these things, but hey- it's fun to fill the cantle pack with stuff! You will be like the MacGyver of the equine world!



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    Quote Originally Posted by Diamond Jake View Post
    Like me, you might not ever need these things, but hey- it's fun to fill the cantle pack with stuff! You will be like the MacGyver of the equine world!
    Agreed!
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    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...
    Sorry! But that barn smell is my aromatherapy!
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    Oh no flaming Pines! You really do never know who you'll meet and where!
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    Quote Originally Posted by pines4equines View Post
    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...
    Oh P4E,
    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!




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    Arh, arh all!!!
    Sorry! But that barn smell is my aromatherapy!
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