Riding on the trails with your favorite horse can be a relaxing escape from the busyness of your everyday life. When you prepare well, you won’t have to worry about any mishaps that could turn into disasters. Here are some essentials you need to pack for your next trail ride.
Don’t ever forget to pack the horse riding helmets before you leave the stable. Ending up with a head injury is no joke and you don’t want to get on a horse without a helmet. You also need your regular tack, including a saddle, reins and bridle. Bring a hoof pick along to remove any stones that get stuck as you meander through nature.
It’s an excellent idea to have a riding buddy when you do any trail ride. Having a friend with you increases the fun and the safety. You don’t want to end up in a situation where you’ve fallen off your horse and injured yourself without having another person nearby.
Some of the most important items you need to bring on the trails include a map, a GPS device, a phone, a first aid kit, basic tools, a flashlight and fire starters. You never know when an unexpected storm may appear or if an injury prevents you from making it back to your trailer. If you’re stuck in the wild, you want to be ready.
Even for the shortest ride, packing food and water is a must. Carry more water than you think you need and consider bringing a water purifier in case you need to get water from a stream. Bring protein-heavy snack mixes that can sustain you for a lengthy amount of time.
Trail riding can be one of the best experiences you and your horse have together. Be ready for any situation when you pack more than what you think you need.