Beyond the obvious … like don’t forget your saddle … or show clothes (I did that once. Oops.) … there are a few things that I make sure I have for Eli and me at a show. I know we don’t show very often, but I think I’ve got a routine down now as far as packing and schooling beforehand.
Back on Track Quick Wraps
I have the 14″ pair and the 16″ pair and throw these on Eli before classes. I am considering shipping him in them, because it’s only like a 20 minute trailer ride to the venue and I haven’t bought new extra long standing bandages yet. Shipping in them is not my favorite idea, but I know it’s been done.
This stuff is great. I actually sometimes use it at home *after* a ride if we worked super hard. But for showing, Eli gets some the day before, and another syringe the day of. He seems to enjoy the taste. Plus you can’t beat the price.
ITBF Bonnet (with mesh ears)
KIWI Color Shine Liquid Black Polish
You can’t have too many. I plan to throw a few into my groom box — they are great for wiping boots, wiping noses, drying hands, cleaning the outside of my helmet … I just pick up a handful from Target or where-ever. If I could plan ahead at all, Amazon sells packs of 24 for $15.
What do y’all just have to have while you’re out there showing your ponies?