I am putting together a getaway for my farm. We are headed to Moses Cone Park for a night... it's only a 3 hour drive and there are 9 of us confirmed!
I lived in Boone/Blowing Rock for 6 years and know those trails very well so I have that part covered. In fact, the park was practically my backyard at one point and ponygirl and I have fond memories of racing across those mountain balds.
While I know the area, I have never put together an overnight trip other than to a horse show and my overnight horse show days are, well... moons ago. There will be most likely 4 rigs pulling 9 horses up the mountain. We'll be camping at the Blowing Rock Preserve where I am reserving 2 or 3 campsites and 10 stalls. (9 horses and 1 tack stall)
My question is: do any of you have an extensive gear checklist? I backpack/camp on a regular basis so that list will certainly help, but what about the horses... I am sure I'll leave something out. Since I am starting to put said list together, I would love input from those who have been there, done that.
If you have a document you would be willing to email, please PM me and I'll get you my email.
I have a dressing room in my trailer so stuff is handy when I go somewhere. I like to have a pretty well stocked first aid kit for the trailer and I also fixed up a smaller one that is in a fanny pack that I wear when trail riding. I always have some spare tack in trailer, pain in the neck to go somewhere and have tack failure. I have buckets for feed water as well as some hooks for hanging them. I have a hoof boot in case of shoe loss, water bottle holders to clip on saddle. I have a hose, manure fork and muck tub. I also have a really nice battery powered lantern. I usually pre-bag feed with supplements and carry in a bucket. I make sure to bring more hay than I think I will need.I think on this forum there is an extensive thread regarding some one setting up a new trailer. Lots of good tips in that one. Here is the tread I was thinking about... http://www.chronicleforums.com/Forum...ad.php?t=36502
Last edited by Simbalism; Feb. 17, 2010 at 01:38 AM.
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For the *just in case*
Ace , Banamine, emergency wraps and meds for cuts (people and horses). Ice packs, bute... and maybe a bottle of wine.
In other words, make sure you have an adequate safety kit. and know a local vet to the area...tools to pull a shoes, you'd be mighty mad if you needed them and didnt pack along.