If you have never packed your horse and all the necessary equipment for a lengthy stay somewhere other than show weekend, here is a rundown of a few of the "necessary items"-
|Where would I be without my Stubben?
-First Aid (medications, wraps, emergency supplies)
-Spurs & Whips
-Spare equipment (halters, lead ropes, bridle pieces, reins)
|How to get this packed up?
-Screw eyes and snaps
-Fans & extension cords
-Horse shampoo and other cleaning supplies
-Clippers, clipper blades, clipper wash
-Tack cleaning supplies
-Towels & rags
-Riding clothes (breeches, boots, helmet, gloves)
-Warm clothes (base layer, Smartwool socks, jackets, vests, parka, gloves, hat)
-Sheets, towels, pillows
-House/barn warming gift(s)
-Kitchen 'must haves'
-Computer and other tech gear
-Cameras & Lenses
-Mobile office supplies
Anyone else catch how much more stuff is required for the horses? LOL There is a logic to have as little change for them as possible...vs. me - well, I can find a store and pick up groceries and whatnot that might be forgotten! There is a feed store vey close to Catherine's stable, so acquiring the horses' preferred feed shall not be too much trouble.
Before the packing can really get started there is the To Do List -
-Truck and Trailer get vetted by a top mechanic
-Vet appointment(s) for the horses - vaccines, health check up, paperwork
-Reservations for travel
Aside from joking about shopping, this is a grand adventure that would not be possible without the support of those who have made it possible to do what I love - THANKS
Mom and Dad!