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.