The Ultimate Checklist for Packing a Horse Trailer
There is so much to remember when packing for a trip for myself, my kids, AND my husband (who, without my help, would bring 2 sets of clothes and a toothbrush no matter how long the trip).
Add in one horse or more to the mix….WHEW!!
That is a quick ticket to frazzle-ville, am I right?
It can be an added source of stress every time you find yourself standing in front of your trailer tack room racking your brain for everything you could possibly need for you and your horses.
But it doesn’t have to be!
I used to feel like this too until I literally just sat down with a list of things I needed to pack ahead of time and checked each item off as I confirmed it’s residence was safe and sound in the trailer.
This made packing WAY faster, smoother, and more thorough. You can download and print out this snazzy checklist for yourself and print multiple copies, laminate one copy, or keep in a clear binder sheet protector for multiple uses.
Check it out!!!
Documents (horse/truck/trailer insurance, negative Coggins, health papers, registration papers)
Medical Kit (Horse & Human) Link to articles
Extra Halter & Lead per Horse
Extra Quick Release Clips
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Reins, Plus a Spare
Spare latigos & leather ties for saddle
Feed Bucket per Horse
Water Bucket per Horse
Feed for Duration of Trip per Horse Plus Extra
Hay for Duration of Trip per Horse Plus Extra
Lunge Line & Whip
Bit/Bridle, Plus Spare Headstall
Polo Wraps/Shipping Boots
Horse Blankets or Coolers (weather permitting)
Tool Box (Lug Wrench, Jumper Cables, etc.) Link to article
Emergency Supplies Link to article
Spare Tire Checked for Air
5-10’ of Rope or Chain
Snacks/Water in Cooler
Bleacher Seat Padding or Lawn Chairs (as needed)
Have I missed anything? What are your trailer tack room must-haves? Comment Below!