Horse Owning & Riding Kit For Beginners

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If you are just about to start your horse riding and owning journey, then you might be curious as to which kit you’re going to need. And there are a lot of options.

When you’re just starting out, you don’t need to buy the top of the range everything you can buy a basic kit that will see you through.

A horse doesn’t care how much you know until he knows how much you care. Put your hand on your horse and your heart in your hand.
Pat Parelli

And there is plenty of time for you to decide what you like most and works for your horse too. Here are some great tips for a basic horse riding kit.


You’ll need to decide whether you a ride riding English or western, and that will help you to determine what kind of tack to buy to help with the saddle fit you should probably saddle after you have your horse home or ask your horse lender recommends.

  • A saddle with cinch or girth
  • Bridal or horse bits
  • Stirrups and stirrups leathers
  • Helmet
  • Lunge line
  • Leg support or protection for the horse, tendon boots, belt boots are all optional.

Emergency care

You were going to need a list of emergency equine care and gear in the area. You can create a first aid kit for your horse. You can help with your local veterinarian. Equine care of the emergency client tends to be quite expensive, so you should also have an emergency care fund set aside.


There are many types of harnesses for both heavy and light horses. You’ll need to decide which the right kind of driving you’ll be doing.

  • Helmet
  • Driving with
  • Safe and steady vehicle
  • Harness with bridle

Feeding equipment

You will need some of the following:

  • Feed container do you want to go for a metal or plastic with a very secure lid to prevent rodents from getting into the feed
  • Water troughs or very large study buckets
  • Feed pan for individual feeding
  • If you live in an area that is prone to freezing temperatures you are going to need heated buckets or a water heater

You should note that many items like the water and feed troughs can be made of repurposed buckets and barrels. But you will need to make sure that there are no toxic substances that were stored in them previously. And that they are very well cleaned out and have no sharp edges that your horse could injure themselves on.

Caring for your horse will be hard work, but it will also be incredibly rewarding, and as well as these basics, you will need a range of other things like lead ropes, who fix, body brushes, fly repellent, blankets for cold weather, and sweat sheets if required.

We have almost forgotten how strange a thing it is that so huge and powerful and intelligent an animal as a horse should allow another, and far more feeble animal, to ride upon its back.
Peter Gray

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