Have Horse Will Travel

How I pack for the ride

April 18, 2020 Meredith Cherry & Apollo Season 1 Episode 8
Have Horse Will Travel
How I pack for the ride
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One woman, one horse, and all the stuff we both need to journey on, day after day, in every kind of weather, through 48 states... What do we carry and how does it all fit?!

From pack weight and how to attach it all to the saddle, to what exactly is in each saddle bag and why, this episode will give you the answers to all your questions about our travel supplies. 

Listen weekly as Meredith and Apollo share about their multi-year 48-state journey (The Centauride), talk with interesting guests, and discuss the realities of domestic abuse. 

What to Listen For:

00:25 Introduction to the episode

00:25 Intro

00:35 It all has to fit on Apollo

01:26 How much weight can one horse carry?

03:47 How much volume can one horse carry?

04:51 Why don’t I use a pack horse?

10:05 An overview of my saddle bags and supplies

10:52 Bag #1 - emergency and daily ride supplies

14:25 Water for me, water for Apollo

15:48 Bag #2 - Apollo’s feed supplements

17:55 Bag #3 - my layers bag

19:04 Bag #4 - camping and horse supplies

23:17 Bag #5 - my personal supplies including maps

29:19 My riding vest - all the stuff I can fit in my pockets

33:52 My PSA about carrying phones when riding

34:39 How do I keep my phone charged?

35:46 Closing statements

36:36 End of episode



YouTube: What Apollo wears
YouTube: The Road Horse's Guide to Saddling

Some of our tack and gear:
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Saddle pad
Bug sheet
Bell boots
Dry bags
Saddle bags
Riding gloves
Ultralight tent
Air pad
Down sleeping bag
Portable phone charger
Electrolytes (for humans)
Equine Weight Supplement

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