<< posted Jun. 18, 2002 05:29 PM ?
Extra stirrups and stirrup leathers especially! I have seen a couple people have their leathers break while showing!! That would be bad, very, very bad if you had no stirrups for the rest of the day>>
I disagree! Check your tack before you leave home and replace or repair ANY tack in poor condition!
It would indeed be very bad if your tack has been allowed to deteriorate to the point of breakage, and worse if you brought that tack to a horse show--all tack should be checked for wear in the normal course of routine care (ie cleaning); repairs should be made BEFORE something breaks, not afterwards!
You should however, bring extra rubber bands and leather pieces for the peacock stirrups--they tend to soften up and go flying off the stirrup just when you least expect it!