Trail Riding

My Horse Camping Essentials

Fall is finally here and I couldn’t be more happy about it then I am! Fall is my favorite season for many reason but one of them is because I love to camp during this time of year. I love going camping in the mountains so I can see all the bright and beautiful colors of the leaves changing. I love waking up to cool crisp mornings. I love the smell of fall especially when you’re sitting around a campfire on a cool starry night and it has that burning wood smell. Something about Fall brings out my creative side and recharges me. This time of year really creates a spark in me and right now I could really use that.

It’s actually 7:40am right now and I’m sitting outside in my camping set up as I write this. The sunrise was gorgeous this morning and I’m so glad I got up to experience it.


Of course, I’m a morning person so don’t let me fool you. I didn’t set an alarm to get up, my internal clock went off at 6:30am and told me to get up and start the day, LOL.

Anyway though, enough about my morning. Today, I want to share with you my camping essentials for when I take my horses places to ride and camp. It took me a while to figure out what all I needed and so I thought I could share what I have (so far) to help you make sure you’ll have everything you need for when you go camping.

Camping Essentials


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  • Panels – now depending on where you camp you might or might not be able to use these. But I keep them packed in my trailer for every trip. (BTW, if you don’t have any, check out my DIY Build Your Own Panels Post)
  • Water Buckets
  • Feed Bucket
  • Bag of Shavings
  • Hay Bags
  • 2-3 Bales of Hay
  • All my riding gear
  • Halters & Leads – with¬†name tags
  • Pitchfork
  • Stable Sheet
  • Back on Track Boots
  • Linament
  • Standing Wraps and Quilts


Outside Camping Essentials

  • Folding Table
  • Chairs
  • Camping Mat – (also got from Amazon and love it!)
  • Broom
  • Cooler
  • Fire wood
  • Fire Starter
  • Matches
  • Lantern / Flashlights


Inside Camping Essentials

  • Eating Utensils – I keep both metal and plastic utensils
  • Plates / Cups / Bowls
  • Napkins
  • TP
  • Paper Towels
  • Plastic containers / plastic bags
  • Trash Bags / Trash Can
  • Cookware – Skillets, pots, pans for convection oven
  • Waffle Maker
  • Coffee Pot
  • Warming Tray
  • Ice Maker Trays
  • Towels
  • Personal Hygiene Items such as: shampoo, body wash, toothpaste, soap, etc
  • Movies for rainy days or late nights
  • A Good Book


So far everything I’ve listed out has been all I’ve needed when I’ve gone camping. What we seem to never have packed right for each trip is food, beer and clothing, LOL.


So Tell Me…

What are some of your camping essentials for yourself and your horse?

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  • Reply
    September 25, 2017 at 9:09 pm

    Whenever we go on trail rides we always find cool things like rocks or other treasures we want to keep as souvenirs, so saddle bags are a must!

  • Reply
    September 22, 2019 at 4:17 pm

    We camp a lot Banimina, bandaids, benydral, bute, and pain relievers for mom!

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