Thursday, February 2, 2017

Supplies Needed for Horse Care

Not everyone knows the work it takes to take care of a horse or the supplies that are needed to do so. I am here to share with you the basics in what you will need and what you can expect if you are considering owning a horse one day.

I have created a list of items that are necessary to have on hand and ones I found useful from my own experience. 

  • Water buckets
  • Food bowls for grain
  • Plenty of hay
  • Hay bag
  • Grain
  • Halter
  • Lead ropes
  • Soft brush
  • Hard brush
  • Curry comb
  • Hoof polish
  • Hoof pick
  • Scissors
  • Bandages
  • Electrical tape
  • Grooming tote to hold the brushes and other supplies
  • Hose
  • Sponges
  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Sleezy (thin, fitted blanket to keep the horse from getting dirty again)
  • Winter blanket
  • Leg wraps
  • Wheel barrel
  • Plastic pitchfork
  • Stall bedding
  • Salt block
  • Fly spray
  • Fly mask
These items are very important in horse ownership and will help to keep your horse healthy and happy. Some items may need to be replaced every so often and others will last for the entire duration of your life with horses. This list does not include tack, such as saddles and bridles that will be used for riding, because I wanted to cover the basic care items first. I will be writing another post soon about tack and show clothes you will need if you decide to get in the show ring at some point. I also will provide what tack is used for what type of riding, so you can think about what your preferences are and interests. I hope this lists helps to clarify what you'll need if you want to have a future with horses.

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