Pack enough food and water.
Make sure to pack enough food and water for your horse. How much you need to bring depends on the size of the horse and how long you will be away. It’s a good idea to bring a bit extra in case of emergency. You should also make sure you have enough food and water for yourself, especially if you are spending several hours with your horse.
Whether you’re riding on a beach or riding a horse, you should make sure that you bring the proper clothes. Riding a horse on the beach is probably not a good idea because of the sand and if you are going to be in the water with your horse, then it’s also important to put sunblock on your horse as well as yourself. If riding horses at all, we recommend wearing long pants and closed-toed shoes, especially if there isn’t sunblock for horses available where you will be. You should also wear a helmet for added safety if this is your first time. Some riders like to wear gloves as well. If you are going to spend some time on the boat and then ride your horse later in the day, bring layers so that when it gets cold out later in the day after swimming in the lake or river and riding your horse, you can add them back on. Just don’t forget them!
It’s also good to bring sunglasses because they’re great for protecting your eyes from getting scratched by branches or other things while riding through forests (or just walking through them!), plus they protect against dust and bugs. It depends what kind of experience you want though; I’m sure most people wouldn’t want bug guts all over their lenses but if it happens then hey, maybe it will look cool?
A first-aid kit for both the horse and yourself.
When it comes to first-aid, you should always be prepared for both human and equine emergencies. If you plan on riding your horse that day, consider bringing a standard human first-aid kit—bandages, gauze and tape, hand sanitizer, a few ibuprofen or acetaminophen tablets to help with any pain or discomfort (ask your doctor if you’re not sure what’s safe for you), tweezers and a small pair of scissors. You may also want to include sunscreen and bug spray. Remember to bring anything else that’s personal to you!
Preparing a first-aid kit for your horse is just as important. Your horse’s medical needs are specific to them. It is essential that you know how much food they eat per day, their vaccination history, and any special dietary needs they may have when purchasing supplements because it will affect the amount of medicine administered. To get started with shopping online for a horse first aid kit:
- Buy an actual vet-grade first aid kit if possible. They have everything from eye lubricant to skin protectorant in them already!
- Shop for bandages on Amazon or Chewy—they have great options at affordable prices.
- If you’ve got the time or money, look into creating homemade kits! There are plenty of recipes out there where people share what kind of medicines/supplements work best for their horses—and some even sell homemade mixes on Etsy!
Basics for an emergency
Even if you think you’ll never need any of these things, it’s always better to be prepared. These are a few items that’ll ensure you can handle most situations, even if you’re completely alone:
- A cell phone with a charged battery and signal service.
- An extra car key in case your primary key gets lost or stuck in the ignition. Make sure this spare is not in your vehicle either; have someone else hold onto it for emergencies.
- A flashlight and batteries—just in case it gets dark out before you’re able to get help. This can also help drivers see your vehicle so they know to avoid hitting it while they swerve out of the way.
- Your vehicle’s spare tire and jack, just in case you get a flat during an emergency situation or on a deserted road where there won’t be anyone around who can help change it for you. Be sure that all four tires are inflated to the correct pressure as well—check your owner’s manual for this information! If necessary, purchase some air from an auto parts store before heading off into remote areas where there aren’t many places nearby (like gas stations) which might sell what is needed to inflate tires properly.”
A spare halter, lead rope and crossties.
It is highly recommended that you bring a spare halter, lead rope and crossties. These are always helpful to have on hand, as your horse might need to be re-tied for any number of reasons. Additionally, if things go wrong and your horse gets away from you, having these items will make it much easier to catch him again.
One thing to keep in mind when deciding what kind of halter you bring is that the most common halters are made of nylon webbing or leather, but there’s also the option of a breakaway version. A breakaway halter has a certain amount of elastic in the crownpiece so that if your horse becomes caught up on something while wearing it, he can still escape without breaking his neck. Even though this is an awesome safety feature for horses who have been known to get stuck on things (like my Arabian stallion), I don’t recommend using one at the beach because they tend to break very easily and frequently, which makes them more likely to come off than other kinds of halters.
You’ll also want to consider whether or not you need a lead rope with snaps at both ends for tying; hooking up crossties; and attaching grazing muzzles (this will depend on how much ground tethering/cross-tying your plan involves). For example: If you’re bringing two horses along with you and only one set of crossties, then having at least one extra lead rope with two snaps at either end will come in handy for tying both horses up separately if necessary.
As far as crossties go – there are a few different options here too! You could purchase traditional ones made out of rope or webbing that attach directly onto something like an arena wall or post using either carabiners (small metal clips) or quick snap hooks attached at both ends – whichever best suits your needs.”
After your horse ride, it’s important to brush the dirt off and comb out the tangles to keep hair clean and healthy. It also gives you some time for a little more bonding with your equine friend! The first step is using a curry comb, which is used to loosen up dirt and other debris in the horse’s coat. You can use this tool on any part of the horse except its face, but make sure to apply pressure as needed depending on where you’re brushing. For example, if you’re brushing out their legs use less pressure than when brushing their sides or back. After using this tool you will want to get rid of any excess dirt by raking through all areas that were previously curried with something called a dandy brush (it looks like a big paintbrush). This helps redistribute oils from the skin back into each strand of hair making them appear shiny again! Finally finish up by removing any remaining loose hairs or dust particles by running over everything again using rubber brushes or another type of finishing brush such as one made from boar bristles like those used in human hair care products today!
Supplies for your dog.
There are a few things to bring for your dog, whether he’s spending the day in the sand or with a horse. Water is a must. Your dog may get thirsty throughout the day. Bring food and a bowl or bottle for your dog to drink from. It may not be good for your dog to eat before riding on horseback, but you could let them nibble on treats before or after the ride if you like.
Your dog will need a collar and leash, as well as poop bags in case they make messes while out walking with you. If they’ll be spending time on horseback, don’t forget their halter and lead rope as well! You also want to make sure that your dog is up-to-date on its vaccinations before going to the beach or riding with you on a horse. You should also bring along their medical records and consider bringing them their own first aid kit just in case something goes wrong while out gallivanting with your pooch!
For dogs who frequently pull while walking or lunge at other dogs (or horses), it may be best to bring along a muzzle so that you don’t lose control of them at any point during the day.
Make sure you have what you need so your day can go smoothly
It’s important to make sure you have what you need so your day can go smoothly. Make a plan. Include in the plan what you need to do, what you might need, and what you should do in case of an emergency. Write down the plan and communicate it to everyone involved. It’s also good to be flexible; if new information becomes available or there is a change in circumstances, update your plan accordingly (but don’t throw away all that preparation for nothing).