When it comes to packing for a camping trip, there are definitely some essentials you need
to bring. Here is a list of must-haves.
- Sufficient supply of water for you and your horse. Even if the campground has a water source for horses, bring your own—about 10 to 12 gallons per day.
- Horse blankets and rain sheets
- Extra reins, girth, halter, lead rope and saddle pad
- Tools for tack repairs
- Fly spray and fly mask
- Mosquito repellent and sunscreen for you
- Enough hay for the days you will be camping, plus the drive to and from your destination.
- Inquire if your hay needs to be certified weed-free.
- Water and feed buckets
- Hay bags
- Grooming supplies and sponges
- Set of hoof boots
- Duct tape
- Flashlight and extra batteries
- Muck fork and bucket
- High-line rope, tree savers and carabiners
- First-aid kit
- Saddlebags packed with water bottles, sunscreen, lip balm, toilet paper, aspirin, a small
flashlight, hoof pick, multipurpose tool, hoof boot, roll of self-adhesive veterinary wrap,
spare straps, snacks and basic first-aid supplies.