Horse and Mule Packing Equipment

Everything You’ll Need for Your Next Horse / Mule Packing Trip

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Equipment for Each Animal
Decker or Sawbuck Pack Saddle
Side Pull Mule Halter (include one extra)
Saddle blanket
Lead rope
Panniers (many need bear proof) and Lash Cincha with rope
Saddle Bags for riding horse
Bridle
Old cinch (Use around trees. Helps eliminate rope burns when necessary to tie stock to trees.)
Containment system for each horse: hobbler, picket rope and pins

General Items for Stock
Hoof pick
Grooming supplies (curry comb, brush, etc.)
Canvas bucket
Easy boot (emergency shoe for a horse that anybody can put on)
Shoeing kit (horseshoe hammer, horseshoe nails)
First aid kit for animals (large-sized gauze, tape, elastic bandages, salve, antibiotic ointment, etc.)
Ropes for picket lines, tying up corrals, etc.
Wire cutters & extra fence wire (For emergency purposes if necessary to cut through a fence)
Insect repellent for horses
Clothing – Inner Layer
Synthetic long johns
Inner socks (wool or synthetic)

Clothing – Insulating Layer
Pile shirts or jackets
Down or synthetic fill jackets
Down or synthetic fill vest
Wool shirt
Wool sweater
Pants
T-shirt
Wool socks (2 pairs)
Wool stocking hat
If you expect cold weather: wool gloves

Clothing – Protective Layer
Wind breaker or parka with hood
Rain jacket or poncho
Cowboy hat for sun protection
Pants Pockets
Matches (with striker in waterproof container)
Knife
Fire starter

Feet
Cowboy boots
Lightweight boots for hiking
Extra socks

Bedroom
Sleeping bag
Sleeping pad
Tent (poles, stakes, fly, guy lines) OR Tarp and Ground Cloth
Candle, Flash Light or Lantern

Kitchen
Camp Stove
Matches in stove
Fuel bottle (with gas)
Funnel
Pots
Frying Pan
Dutch Oven
Pot gripper
Cup
Spoon
Corkscrew
Food
Water container(s) & water
Water purification system (filter & accessories, purification tablets)

Repair Kit
Leather and laces
Leather punch
Sewing needle
Nylon thread or dental floss
Duct tape
Vice grips (5″ size)
Bailing wire
Extra stove parts (gaskets for stove, fuel cap, etc.)
Emergency Kit
Bear Deterrent
Matches (and striker in waterproof container)
Fire starter (solid fuel pellets, candle, pitch wood, etc.)
Compass
Map
Knife
Nylon cord

First Aid Kit
Two gauze rolls (2″ wide)
Moleskin for blisters
Chap Stick
Sunblock
Two triangular bandages
Six sterile pads (4″x4″)
Anti-acid tablets
Ace bandage
Band Aids-assorted sizes
Butterfly closures
Safety pins
Aspirin
Two-inch first aid tape
First aid book
Personal medications

Personals
Lotion
Toothbrush/paste
Glasses or contacts
Comb
Mirror

Miscellaneous
Axe & Sheath
File and stone for sharpening axe
Folding saw
Sunglasses
Sun block
Headlamp or flashlight (spare batteries and bulb)
Extra candles
Watch
Notebook/pencil
Toilet paper
Insect repellent
Fishing gear & license
Binoculars
Day pack for day hikes

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2 Responses to Horse and Mule Packing Equipment

  1. Tom Thomas says:

    Good list, I would add super glue to the first aid kit. Better than stictches on a cut and you can drain a blister and put a drop of super glue in and you ready to go again. Just a thought. Tom

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