Suggested Packing Lists for Day Rides or Pack Trips

DAY RIDES:

  • A brimmed hat for shade (either ball cap or better yet, a hat with a brim all the way around).  HOWEVER... make sure your hat fits snugly.  Any hats that may be in danger of blowing off may be required to be removed or have a "stampede string" attached.
  • Either sunscreen or a long-sleeved shirt
  • A rain coat
  • A light jacket
  • Long pants (no shorts!!)
  • If you have a boot with a 1" heel, that is best.  We do have some saddles with "tapaderos" (toe covers to prevent your foot going through stirrup) but a heeled boot is always safest.  Absolutely NO flip-flops, sandals, etc.
  • Camera (we suggest that all camera's / phones be on lanyards or some other fastener to prevent dropping them.  A horse has an uncanny ability to step on dropped phones / cameras!)
  • Water bottle (if you have one that can fit into a saddle bag or be tied on the horn, that is best)

 

PACK TRIPS:

For pack trips, you will want all the above, plus some additional items noted below.  We hope to be posting a video of HOW to pack for your trip, in the spring, so check back soon!

  • Sleeping Bag (if you do not have one, let us know.  We may have a loaner)
  • Pillow (make sure it's small and portable - there are great "crushable" ones in the outdoor stores these days)
  • At least one warm layer (sweatshirt, warm pants/sweat pants, etc.)
  • "Camp shoes" - if you are planning on wearing cowboy boots, you may want a low-heeled option for hiking or around camp.  We like moccasins or tennis shoes.
  • Journal
  • Any medications or special needs