New Horse Essentials

Posted by Mary’s Tack & Feed on 3rd Jul 2024

New Horse Essentials

Gear Up for Your New Horse: Essential Products Every Equestrian Needs

You’ve taken lessons for a while and are finally ready to take the plunge into horse ownership – congratulations! You worked closely with your trainer to find the perfect-for-you mount and did your due diligence with vetting and a trial. Purchasing the horse was just the first step. There are many things you may need to purchase for your new equine best friend – here are the absolute essentials to get you headed on the right path.

1. Halter and Lead Rope

Your most essential everyday items for your horse are a sturdy halter and a reliable lead rope. Choose from materials like leather, nylon cotton, or a combination of these materials. Leather is the most traditional choice. Leather halters are sturdier and long lasting. Another feature is they will break if a horse pulls back – possibly preventing your horse from being seriously injured in the process. Nylon Halters are affordable and durable when not left out in the elements. One bad winter out in the rain, followed by scorching in the sun will leave the material stiff and unusable. Breakaway Halter styles are a great combination of leather and nylon providing the best of both worlds. Personalize these with your favorite colors or nameplates to make them uniquely yours.

Grooming Tips for New Horse Owners

2. Grooming and First Aid Kit

Keeping your horse clean and healthy is paramount. Equip yourself with grooming essentials such as a hoof pickcurry combfirm brushsoft brush, and a body sponge for bathing. Consider indulging in premium grooming tools like HAAS brushes or Hands-on grooming gloves for a luxurious grooming experience. Mary’s also offers some nice grooming bagstrailer accessories and buckets to make it all stay in one place.

For emergencies, keep a well-stocked first aid kit including latex glovesgauzecotton wraps, Vet Wrap, and Betadine. These basics will help you handle minor injuries promptly until veterinary assistance is available. Be sure to keep important information about your horse, their vitals, list of injuries and special needs along with contact information for yourself and your veterinarian for any emergencies.

3. Horse Tack and Equipment

When it comes to horse tack and equipment, quality matters. Invest in durable pieces that ensure comfort and safety for both you and your horse. Key items include:

4. Stable and Tack Room Essentials

Creating a comfortable and organized environment for your horse is key. Consider these essentials for your stable and tack room:

  • Stable Supplies: Bedding, feed buckets, and water troughs.
  • Storage SolutionsTack trunks and organizers for keeping equipment tidy.
  • Security and Safety Equipment: Ensure your stable is secure and hazard-free.

5. Seasonal Horse Clothing

Protect your horse from the elements with appropriate seasonal wear. In warmer months, a fly sheet provides essential insect protection. In colder climates, invest in a waterproof winter blanket to keep your horse warm and dry. Choose blankets based on your local climate and the specific needs of your horse.

6. Where to Find These Products

For quality horse care products, look no further than reputable retailers like Mary’s Tack and Feed. We offer a wide selection of gear, blankets, grooming supplies, and more to cater to your horse’s every need. Their knowledgeable staff can provide expert advice tailored to your situation, ensuring you find exactly what you’re looking for.

Whether you’re a first-time owner or adding to your equine family, investing in these essentials ensures a safe and comfortable environment for you and your horse. Explore additional nutritional supplementsaccessories and horse treats (Did anyone say horse cookies?I) as you settle into your new routine together. Have a safe and sensational ride!