Handy Things for Horse Camping/Travel with your horse

What items do you really like to have?

I like having saddle stands to put in the back of the trailer once I have arrived.

My horse eats from a big hay net.

I am thinking I’d really like to get some good quality hay bale bags since the hay is transported in the trailer tack room any recommendations gladly accepted.

Seems like you can’t have too much rope.

This last trip my friend brought a yeti style cooler and it was fantastic. It kept all of our food and drinks cold for 3 full days. A battery fan for my tent was great too.

Definitely headlamps! so helpful when checking horses at night and keeping hands free for chores

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Make sure that hay is allowed. In many places in my state only pellets are allowed so you need to adjust your feed before traveling. I really miss those days and hope you have a great time.

Duct tape is always handy,

I keep a handful of those plastic stackable footstools in the back of the truck.

They take up very little room and they’re super handy for keeping things off the ground outside, using as a night table or even sitting on if people show up to socialize without chairs : )

Clothesline and clothes pins.

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Some sort of foldable wheelie cart for dragging crap back and forth from your trailer to the horses

we always had in the trailer meals that are ready to eat (MREs) these are self-contained complete meals that have a heater kit contained … a case of 12 meal kits is in a box that is 15.5" x 9" x 11" weighing about 12 pounds… shelf live is about 5 years so no need to remove form the trailer

Yes, bale bag is great, even better I love my rolling one! If I’m only traveling with one horse I also added tiedowns in the trailer and it can go in the second stall, very handy.

I like to have 2 of the big buckets, one for water (I find they drink better out of a large one) and one to line with a plastic bag if I have to bag poop for the dumpster.

Silicone spray for when hitches/things get sticky/stuck. Tarps, rope, zip ties, and as someone else said, duct tape. My trailer has a lot but is efficiently packed and everything just stays in there till the next trip.

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Those flexible, lightweight plastic “buckets” in multiple sizes
Some kind of camping mat/carpet for outside your tent or trailer
Bungee cords with the ball ends
Fold up wagon if you need haul stuff around
If you high line or use portable pens, braiding a glow stick into your horse’s mane so that you can see they are still where they are supposed to be easily


I installed [these tie downs](SPEP.com 4 Pack D Ring Steel… https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07H949WCL?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share) in a trailer stall so I can use a ratchet strap to hold bales securely in there with horse in other stall.

For camping I set up a cowboy shower in the horse area too - a [sun shower](Advanced Elements 5 Gallon Summer… https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000J2Q0T4?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share) is vital!

A [12v clip on fan](XOOL 12V 6’’ Car Fan, Clip Fan… https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07W3TC9T4?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share) helps keep me cool sleeping in the trailer and [this folding cart](Mac Sports WTC-111 Outdoor… https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BUUUIGK?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share) has been worth every penny for camping and shows.

Lastly this [memory foam mattress topper](LUCID 3 Inch 5 Zone Lavender… https://www.amazon.com/dp/B089NLCNZF?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share) has made my hard trailer bed mattresses heavenly!