What to take with you

No matter what the season, weather can be very unpredictable, particularly on high ground.  Make sure you are prepared for all eventualities.

For riders, a hoof pick, body brush, head collar and lead rope are useful, together with a whistle in case of emergency.  Front and/or rear saddlebags are ideal for carrying your mobile phone, a snack, drink, maps, camera etc.  Waterproofs can be stashed in a cantle bag or attached to saddle D rings with straps.  If you are away riding for a few days, you may like to include a small first aid kit and an emergency equiboot in case your horse loses a shoe.