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Unusual Show "Must-Haves"

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  • Unusual Show "Must-Haves"

    What are some things you can't live without at shows that people might not think of?

  • #2
    As absurd as it sounds, a small block of wood tied to the stall with twine...the horse HAS to crib. If he doesn't crib, he's...unpleasant to be around...

    ETA: Also have to show with my lucky socks. Hot pink soccer socks, every single show!
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    • #3
      I have a coin with a little clay sloth attached to it that is always in my right pocket when I'm showing. Have to have him with me!
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      • #4
        As absurd as it sounds, a small block of wood tied to the stall with twine...the horse HAS to crib. If he doesn't crib, he's...unpleasant to be around
        This made me smile. You're a good horse owner.

        This brought to mind images of "Dads" running back inside to retrieve some girly princessy item that their toddler NEEDS to have.

        I NEED to have safety pins, but I haven't remembered them for a single show yet...

        Oh, and a Sharpie marker. Permanent black marker. I seem to need this at every single horse event I attend. It's just very handy.
        Lifestyle coordinator for Zora, Spooky, Wolfgang and Warrior


        • #5
          My mom never took us to a single warm weather show without packing a large tupperware of oranges, cut up into "smiley faces", ie the peel left on, so when you smiled, you had orange teeth. Icy cold orange slices were great to keep you going in the heat
          Originally posted by The Saddle
          Perhaps I need my flocking adjusted.


          • #6
            When I was younger, a plastic fork. I would stick it under my helmet to itch my head, because once my hair was done and that helmet went on I was loathe to take it off!

            Now: scrunchies. A woman can never have too many hair scrunchies.


            • #7
              I make sure I bring my horse.

              I know someone who forgot there's once.


              • #8
                Pre-moistened towelettes - the good ones - kept in a cooler. Great for wiping off your face and hands, and they usually smell great so you can delude yourself into thinking you're not as hot, sticky and dusty as you actually are
                "Adulthood? You're playing with ponies. That is, like, every 9 year old girl's dream. Adulthood?? You're rocking the HELL out of grade 6, girl."


                • #9
                  Ibex, towelettes in the cooler...Brillant!!!

                  Fruit salad
                  mounting block/step up
                  Three ring binder with a page for each horses medical papers


                  • #10
                    I love love love cold orange slices at shows. I've forgotten my saddle. And a Sharpie is never forgotten!


                    • #11
                      Cactus cloth.

                      Seam ripper in the hunt coat pocket.

                      I have pull on boots, you see, vanity and a thin wallet, so....

                      Stern instructions to trainer: "If I am unconscious in the ER, it is YOUR JOB TO MAKE SURE THE BOOTS ARE CUT OFF AT THE SEAMS ONLY."
                      The armchair saddler
                      Politically Pro-Cat


                      • #12
                        Reese's, to appease trainer when necessary.
                        "Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out." ~John Wooden

                        Phoenix Animal Rescue


                        • #13
                          Originally posted by kateh View Post
                          Reese's, to appease trainer when necessary.


                          • #14
                            Sharpie, deodorant, and a few spring clamps like this http://www.homedepot.com/Tools-Hardw...&storeId=10051

                            Very handy for holding stuff or if you're alone and need a neck twitch for a clip job or other unhappy horse activity.


                            • #15
                              I like a small spray bottle with water (keep in cooler) and then spritz face/neck to cool off. I also like a wash cloth( wet and keep in zip lock bag) in the cooler for when you really need to cool off very nice on the back of the neck on a hot day. Any fruit kept really cold in the cooler.


                              • #16
                                Sounds nuts, but Urban Decay "All Nighter" makeup setting spray. I'm not saying I put on tramp makeup to show, but at my age I won't go out bare-skinned. This stuff is great because you spritz a little on and it prevents anything shifting, plus it's really nice and refreshing on a hot day.


                                • #17
                                  I know once upon a time used to be a staple in every trunk
                                  dipity do not sure they make it any more...
                                  now though.
                                  a few bucks sutck in an pouch just incase need a drink/ food or something other than what is in the cooler.
                                  Staple gun
                                  more screw eyes(like 14) than I know what to do with
                                  Friend of bar .ka


                                  • #18
                                    A cooler full of Coors Light (for after). Normally I'm a beer snob, but a Coors Light on a hot day just tastes like awesome water. (:
                                    "Remain relentlessly cheerful."

                                    Graphite/Pastel Portraits


                                    • #19
                                      intrepid.. i don't go out bare faced.. and I am 36..I won't even go ride my horse without make up on. NOT that i am done up like a hussy..i just feel naked and look sickly without it!

                                      LOVE that spray idea. Will have to try it.


                                      • #20
                                        Electrical tape in case my boot zipper refuses to zip or busts open.
                                        Originally posted by SillyHorse
                                        Some people wear Superman pajamas. Superman wears George Morris pajamas.
                                        This pretty much sums up everything!