There are all sorts of variables when it comes to taking a horse trip...how long you plan to be gone, how many people are going, how many horses are going, are you horse packing or not, are you trailering to a location and then riding out from there or riding out from your own property, etc.
Here at ERGR we have the luxury of being able to ride right out of our property without trailering and offer guests an overnight camp trip that heads out after dinner one evening. Then, we enjoy a beautiful sunset up at the top of a mountain with gorgeous views of the Zirkel Mountains and crawl into our sleeping bags for a peaceful night's sleep (we take up pads and pillows!). I realize that you may have different goals with your camping (more luxurious or pack as little as possible), but I wanted to offer this guide for what to pack if you're headed out on an overnight trip with your horses. It takes us three pack horse trips to get all our supplies up if we have 5+ guests, and you'll get a good idea after your first trip how much prep work it will take you.
OVERNIGHT TRIP LIST
-Horse highline (Long rope, Tree saver straps, and horse ties)
-Brush and comb
-Feed you may need
-Typical tack on the horses (includes lead ropes) plus saddle bags
-Matches and lighter
-Paper towel roll
-First Aid Kit
-Tarp for putting over saddles and any other items to keep dry
Food Related (Depends on what meals you're having and how luxurious you want the experience):
-Salt and pepper
-Susan's Homemade bread
Extras if necessary (depends on your location):