What to Pack for a Horseback Riding Vacation

//What to Pack for a Horseback Riding Vacation
These cowboys show what to pack for a horseback riding vacation

These cowboys show what to pack for a horseback riding vacation

What to pack for a horseback riding vacation

You’ve made up your mind. This vacation is going to be a horseback riding vacation. Be it a dude ranch or an upscale guest ranch, there are certain essentials for a successful horseback riding vacation.

Packing list essentials for a horseback riding vacation

  • Riding Boots
  • Long pants – jeans
  • Long sleeve shirt
  • Short sleeve shirt
  • Sports Bra – extended trot anyone?
  • Jacket or vest – depending on weather
  • Swimsuit
  • Flip flops – better than cowboy boots when trekking to the pool or shower
  • Chapstick
  • Digital Camera – easy to carry when riding
  • Sunscreen
  • Flashlight
  • Passport – if you are traveling out of the country
Cowboy boots offer ideal foot protection for a horseback riding vacation

Cowboy boots offer ideal foot protection for a horseback riding vacation

 

Optional items for your horseback riding vacation

  • Cowboy Hat
  • Riding Helmet – Troxel is a reputable brand
  • Belt – preferably leather tooled with a rockin belt buckle
  • Cell phone – switch ringer to vibrate – horses spook from unexpected noises
  • Rain poncho
  • Water bottle
  • Riding Gloves
  • Bandanna or Scarf
  • Insect Repellent – depending on riding location
  • Hoof pick – guide will have
  • Charger for cell phone & digital camera

Four cowboys photo courtesy of anyjazz65’s Flickr photostream. Boots photo by Travel Writer Nancy D. Brown

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2017-06-27T11:45:26+00:00 May 19th, 2010|The Tack Box|

2 Comments

  1. Trisha Miller June 11, 2010 at 4:40 pm

    “Horses spook from unexpected noises”….ha ha ha….yeah, I can attest to that…*blush*…. or at least they don’t like my ringtones! 🙂

    Great packing list – I really couldn’t think of anything to add – I do like to have my own fanny pack, but since a lot of places will provide a bag to hang from your saddle horn it’s rarely necessary, and I do like to wear layers that can easily be shed as the day warms up (which is common here in the desert southwest).

    BTW, I LOVE that old photo!

  2. Chelucy Iddon December 3, 2012 at 7:06 am

    Those who are looking for a unique and fun adventure for the entire family should consider going on horseback riding vacations. Many different riding tour companies offer packages that are great for beginners, for advanced riders, for big families and even for children. These riding holidays are a great way to explore beautiful scenery, to experience a one-of-a-kind adventure riding on a gentle horse, and just simply to enjoy a peace of mind and ultimate relaxation.

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