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  • Show Backpacks: Whats in yours?

    What do you have in your show backpack, besides the basic things like spurs, crop, ear puffs, brushes etc?

  • #2
    I always have some Advil with me, extra hairnets/hair ties, chap stick and some tissues (especially showing over the winter)!

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    • #3
      Scissors, sewing kit, extra number strings (especially helpful for zipping up tight tall boots!), safety pins, advil, emergency $5 for food, tissues, booby pins, compact mirror, sharpie, extra shirt collar, boot polish, water bottle, extra gloves
      Can you tel I carry a BIG backpack?
      -JustWorld International-

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      • #4
        Hair nets, gloves, ponytail holders, purell, $10, sunscreen, water, granola bar, razors (for last minute whiskers), mints for pony, pens, camera, socks, and in the summer, flip flops.

        I use my backpack as my day bag for anything I might need. I would be lost without it.
        Oh Sweetheart
        Make A Splash
        The Adventures of a College Equestrian

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        • #5
          Oh my, where do I start?!
          Rags
          Hoof polish
          Scissors
          Pens
          Copy of coggins
          Show strings
          Hair nets, ties, and bobby pins
          Shirt collars
          Advil
          Hand sanitizer
          Band aids
          Chapstick (WITH SPF!! My lips always get burnt at shows :P)
          Stain remover
          Safety pins
          Lady products
          Brush/mirror compact
          Deodorant
          Purple nose shaver
          Ziploc baggies
          Lint roller
          Sharpie

          I guess my bag is on the large side as well!
          In my opinion a horse is the animal to have. Eleven-hundred pounds of raw muscle, power, grace, and sweat between your legs. Its something you just can't get from a pet hamster.
          In The Nick of Time

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          • #6
            All of the above...pluse a flask!
            "I'm holding out for the $100,000 Crossrail Classic in 2012." --mem
            "With all due respect.. may I suggest you take up Croquet?" --belambi
            Proud Member of the Opinionated Redhead Club!

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            • #7
              These are all things I keep in my tack trunk at all times... I don't carry anything but my phone and a schedule with me generally.
              friend of bar.ka

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              • #8
                My [awesome] mom has a backpack that has every sort of grooming item you could ever imagine in it, as well as a camcorder with a monopod (decreases the amount of apparent earthquakes during rounds). I also have a backpack that goes with me when I am not riding at the moment; it has my helmet buckled onto the front, hairnets, several different spur sizes, a crop, gloves, a water bottle, my back brace, and usually some money*.

                *I went to try and use that money the other day only to discover that apparently I only have quetzales in there right now. Oops...
                http://www.youtube.com/user/supershorty628
                Proudly blogging for The Chronicle of the Horse!

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                • #9
                  all that, and A TIDE PEN...gets almost anything out of your shirt...ketchup, blood, green horse slime....etc.

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                  • #10
                    I have the following:
                    -variety of spurs
                    -crops
                    -rag
                    -gloves
                    -hard brush for boots
                    -boot polish
                    -ear puffs
                    -razor
                    -water bottle
                    -money
                    -membership cards
                    -treats
                    -hair ties
                    -hair nets

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Troispony View Post
                      Scissors, sewing kit, extra number strings (especially helpful for zipping up tight tall boots!), safety pins, advil, emergency $5 for food, tissues, booby pins, compact mirror, sharpie, extra shirt collar, boot polish, water bottle, extra gloves
                      Can you tel I carry a BIG backpack?
                      Nothing like being prepared--but I have a question about the booby pins. Sounds like they would hurt!
                      No snark intended just got a kick out of the typo!

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                        #12
                        Thanks y'all! My friend and I just recently got our show backpacks and there are so many pockets etc. We didn't know what to put in all of them!

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                        • #13
                          I keep a mini liverpool in mine, because you just never know when you need a liverpool

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by T-storm chick View Post
                            Nothing like being prepared--but I have a question about the booby pins. Sounds like they would hurt!
                            No snark intended just got a kick out of the typo!
                            I can't go into details here- its pretty graphic...
                            -JustWorld International-

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by SmileItLooksGoodOnYou View Post
                              These are all things I keep in my tack trunk at all times... I don't carry anything but my phone and a schedule with me generally.
                              same here

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                              • #16
                                Gin.
                                Audaces fortuna iuvat.

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                                • #17
                                  Originally posted by Troispony View Post
                                  I can't go into details here- its pretty graphic...

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                                  • #18
                                    DD's show pack has battery operated fan with water and extra batteries, flashlight,jerky, fruit snacks, bobby pins, double sided tape, sunscreen, sunglasses, hair net, pen, paper, coloring book, colored pencils (they don't melt in Texas heat) peppermints,apron, leadrope, belt, baby wipes, hair gel, lotion, socks, hair brush, and the all important fuzzy horse. (3" little horse that clips onto the pack). The lead rope has come in handy to catch a wayward horse and the double sided tape was fantastic for her number. I keep her in the apron so she doesn't get her pants dirty between classes. Travel sizes are your best friend and so are refillable bottles bought at the dollar store.
                                    Adoring fan of A Fine Romance
                                    Originally Posted by alicen:
                                    What serious breeder would think that a horse at that performance level is push button? Even so, that's still a lot of buttons to push.

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                                    • #19
                                      Originally posted by Troispony View Post
                                      Scissors, sewing kit, extra number strings (especially helpful for zipping up tight tall boots!), safety pins, advil, emergency $5 for food, tissues, booby pins, compact mirror, sharpie, extra shirt collar, boot polish, water bottle, extra gloves
                                      Can you tel I carry a BIG backpack?
                                      Yikes! That doesn't sound like something I would want to keep spares of....

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                                      • #20
                                        Do most people have the gpa ones? Or is there another popular one?
                                        Eight Fences Farm. Mansfield, MA

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