Lorry Essentials

We have put together a list of a few essentials to keep on yout transport to help you out in emergency situations.

First aid kit human – good items to include are:

  • plasters
  • painkillers
  • ice pack
  • arnica cream
  • sterile cleansing wipes
  • scissors
  • saline solution
  • gauze
  • bandages
  • insect bite cream
  • Gloves
  • tweezers
  • thermometer
  • eye wash

First aid kit Equine

  • Vet Wrap
  • Salt
  • bucket
  • Scissors
  • Poultice
  • Gamgee
  • Bandages
  • Thermometer
  • Wound Spray
  • Hibi Scrub
  • Cotton Wool
  • Heavy Duty Tape
  • Nappy
  • Small Bowl
  • Syringe
  • Hoof Pick

You can buy prepacked first aid kits from chemists and supermarkets and your local tack shop as well as online retailers.

I like to keep these first aid kits in my lorry/trailer all the time, so i know they are there when i need them. There are a few other essentials that i like to keep in the transport too, these are things that i will probably need at the show, but are easy to forget to pack. They include:

shampoo – for stains acquired during travel

Spare head collar and lead rope – in case the current one gets broken or goes missing

bucket – for water or carrying tings is and using as a mounting block

torch – for stay away shows

Spare batteries – for the torch

treats – in case you need to bribe the horse

lunge line – a variety of uses, including lunging, loading and leading

Sun cream – for you and the horse on hot days

hair bands – they always go missing

baling twine – can be used in pretty much any situation for any purpose

I have a big bucket that i put everything in, including the first aid kits, and then i am fully prepared if i have any emergencies. If you have more room on your transport you could look at keeping things like spare girths, hats, boots etc in there too. However i do find that most shows do have one or two trade stands you can purchase forgotten items from (although it is an expensive way of doing it) or most other competitors are willing to lend you things – just make sure you give them back. 🙂

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