Back Bay Farm Boarder Must-Haves for the Show Season

We’ve done tack trunk lists and horse show planning lists, but it’s hard to pack or prep things that you don’t have! Here is the list of items that all Back Bay Farm boarders must haves.

For your horse:

  • Irish knit or wicker
  • Shipping halter : we usually suggest a full sheepskin shipping halter but do ask us, in case your horse needs something special
  • 1 Set of Standing Wraps : ask Robin what kind they suggest for your horse
  • Fly Scrim
  • Ear net/ bonnet
  • Set of black polos
  • 1 Pair of woof wear splint boots (for riding, not turnout)
  • LOTS of ear balls!
  • Custom fleece and/or wool : we order these from Liz Cloutman at Interleather in Hamilton. They are monogrammed and have BBF on them as well
  • For winter please have a 1/4 sheet and wool for schooling

For you:

    • Rain gear: if you can find rain knickers/capris they’re great for riding in the rain
    • Boot polish
    • Name plates or name tags for your saddle, bridle, and martingale (see this previous blog post)
    • 2 Pairs of Spurs: small ones and bigger ones, with leather straps for each (see this previous blog post)
    • Pair of black leather gloves
    • 2 show pads: show pads should show 1/2 inch around your saddle on all sides
    • Black show crop/stick

If you are a Back Bay Farm boarder and you have any questions about any of these items, please talk to Robin! We’ll help you figure out the details, sizes, etc. Happy trunk-packing!

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