Here are some of my favorite horse things:
1. Portable Folding Tack Rack: This is SO great for shows, traveling, clinics and just more space at home. My trailer has limited hooks, so I hang this on the hooks for expanded space. I think I have 3 or 4 of these. In the garage I put two nails in the wall, hung this on that for a place to hang blankets and misc. horse junk.
2. Cowboy Magic Detangler and Shine: My horses have LONG manes so this stuff keeps me from riding Rastafarian horses. I buy it at Country Supply, last time I bought 8 or 9 bottles (it was cheaper then) it lasted me a couple of years. It is always sad when I am out!
3. A Vet Box: I bought mine from Willamette Valley Equine a couple of years back. It was $100 and I realize I probably could have put it together cheaper myself, but I got great benefit buying it from them. First, they set me up with some bute and banamine in case of emergency (I paid more for that). The doctor explained how/when to use it. He showed me how to take a temp and how to listen for gut sounds and heart rate (and I practiced). He showed me how to use everything in the box and there was also a cheat sheet inside. Besides, it is such a cute red box with the Willamette Valley Equine logo on the front. It even has a hole for a little lock which I always lock when in public places so no one can get access to the meds inside. Vets LOVE it when you can give the vitals of the horse BEFORE an emergency barn call.
4. Hanging portable saddle rack: This one takes up a little bit of room but is SO GREAT for anytime you need to hang a saddle somewhere. I have used this at clinics (I could have sold 6 of them that weekend while everyone else had tack sitting on the floor), shows, even horse camping. I have a stock type trailer and hook it on the outside so I don't have to go in and out of the trailer (my saddle rack is at the back of the tack room). Again, you can get this at Country Supply.
More favorite horse things to come in the coming months! Tell me about yours!