I'm sort of bastardizing Aimee's old teach me Tuesday series, but it fit better on Thursday this week and the letters still work so 🤣 here we are.
|#accurateAF except add booze|
|I mean..... Obviously I need this for... Something? Right?|
So. Teach me! What are your must have items for shows when you have a tack stall or are showing out of the aisle when your trailer isn't easily accessible? Do you have a packing list? What's one weird thing you really love that makes your life easier? Links are welcome (dare I say, encouraged?!). I've got Amazon promotional credits and Christmas lists to make, so go crazy in the comments! Or if you've ever written about this on your own blog, link me to your post. If Blogger is being dumb and won't let you comment, feel free to contact me via any social media accounts or email (email@example.com). Looking forward to hearing what your must-have items are!
I'm not big into showing these days, but any time I leave the property I make sure I have a small emergency horse and person medical kit (I'm sure you have something like that already!). I also don't leave the property without my tiger's tongue because it takes off whatever crud and dust 100x better than any brush. If I can only take one grooming implement and a hoof pick, I choose the tiger's tongue.ReplyDelete
My friends with trailers all have these awesome trailer door hangers to fit all the necessities, so if you don't have one I highly recommend! Easy to hang spray bottles off of as well as keep grooming supplies, med supplies, etc.
Emergency kit, check, tiger's tongue, check 😅Delete
I've seen those trailer door hangers and they're super handy, but my tack room has a separate but integrated screen door. So I can't hang anything on the actual trailer door, and the screen door is too light to support the weight. But that's okay, because I hope showing off my trailer isn't nearly as prevalent in my future 🙃
Clothesline. Don't leave home without it. It's cheap. Looks slightly nicer than baling twine, and serves many purposes. I usually string some across my grooming stall walls on all sides to hang wet saddle pads and towels. You can use it to hang buckets, though I usually use zip ties for that. Also hooks. You can't have too many hooks. I like the ones that just hang over the stall wall.ReplyDelete
Oooh clothesline is one I wouldn't have thought of! Four times as many hooks as I could ever think I'd need is already on the list 🤣 zip ties would also be handy to have around, even though I already own bucket hangers. Awesome suggestions!Delete
Always bring extra snaps and an extension cord.ReplyDelete
I appreciate the fancy tack rooms with shelves and mini fridges and niceties. However--I hate packing all that crap up at the end of a show, so I'm pretty minimalist.
Grooming tote with brushes and sprays.
Tote/trunk with all the misc. things.
Stall hanger for halter/bridle/etc.
Saddle stand (I do wish mine hung instead of the regular ground ones)
Quick set-up and tear down. Saddle and bridle get locked in the trailer for the night but the rest stays out. Extra hay is also in the trailer instead of taking up space and making things messy (alf gets EVERYWHERE).
Depending on if I'm going to bathe at the show (I usually do at home where it's more quiet) I could for sure get behind bringing a hose and nozzle. I hate bathing with just the hose.
Great additions! I like the idea of having a hose/nozzle! I don't mind bathing at home in the summer but if I show at all when it's cooler, warm water at the facility would be nicer 🤣 haha. I am probably not ever going to be a "fancy furniture and mini fridge" sort of person (omg some of the set ups at andalusian world cup were literally nicer than my house lol) but a cooler and comfy chair will be up on the list!ReplyDelete
Being in charge of extra things outside of my routine gives me anxiety so I don't pack anything extra for overnights besides a portable saddle stand I can set up outside my stall and a good organization bag (with bridle hangers and a thousand pockets etc in it). Anything that doesn't fit with those two things out of my trailer can stay in it.ReplyDelete
Any favorite organization bag? I've got one I'm trying to source at the moment but always love to have backup plans! 🙃Delete
I'll second extra double ended snaps. Baling twine. Bungee cords (or you can hang a fan inside an old haynet). A small table also seems to make a good catch-all place.ReplyDelete
Alllllll the snaps 🤣 good additions!!Delete
I love my little folding wagon. That’s great to transfer stuff from the trailer to the barn (if you have a stall). I had put a store rack to my dressing room of my trailer. It lets me hang racks and things. It’s awesome. https://journeywithadancinghorse.blogspot.com/2016/08/diy-trailer-organization.htmlReplyDelete
One of those wagons is already in my Amazon cart, hooray! That rack in your trailer is super cool too. I really need to redo the interior of my trailer tack room but it's been super low priority lol.Delete