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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