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New Horse Gear

Horse Care - New Pony Checklist
Have you got everything?

So your new horse or pony is going to be arriving soon. Do you have all the gear you’ll need when she steps off the trailer?

Here’s a guide of the bare essentials you must have at the barn when you buy a horse.

Stuff you need

Grooming kit:

  • Body brush
  • Dandy brush
  • Mane pulling comb
  • Curry comb: rubber for cleaning muddy coats
  • Curry comb: metal for cleaning brushes
  • Hoof pick
  • Sponges: One for eyes, one for dock area.
  • Grooming box

Leather halter
Lead rope
Saddle

Saddle pad: Buy two so you can wash one after you use it.

Girth
Bridle & bit
Turnout & stable blankets

Tack cleaning stuff: Saddle soap, leather conditioner, a sponge and a small  bucket.

Buckets: Three will come in handy—for feeding, water, and bathing.
Mucking out gear: a muck bucket or wheelbarrow, a pitchfork and a broom.

Shipping boots: Essential if you want to take your pony somewhere in a trailer.

Feed: Find out what kind of feed your new pony eats and have some in the feed room before she arrives. If you switch her feed do it gradually over two weeks.

 

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