First Aid Kit Checklist for Horse Owners

First Aid Kit Checklist for Horse Owners












Emergency Preparedness is important for all Horse Owners – making sure your barn has a well-stocked First Aid Kit for horses (and humans). Keep your First Aid supplies in a clearly labeled waterproof container. Make a point to check the First Aid Kit regularly and replenish if needed.

These days someone always has a cell phone handy – but to be safe, write down the location of the closest landline near the First Aid Kit. Depending on where you are located, you might also want to right down simple directions to your location, in the event you need to relay the information to the 911 operator.

Share this Printable First Aid Kit Checklist with fellow horse owners.

First Aid Kit for Horse Owners

For a printable version of this First Aid Kit Checklist Click Here.

Don’t forget to laminate the Checklist and attach it to your First Aid Kit, for easy inventory checks.

For Horses:

Phone # of Veterinarian and local Animal Hospital
Adhesive cloth tape
Clean towels
Epsom Salts
Gauze pads
Hoof Boot
Hoof pick
Ice packs
Leg wraps
Rectal thermometer
Roll cotton
Rubbing alcohol
Safety Scissors
Surgical gloves
Wire cutters
Wound ointment
Wound cleaner

For Humans:

Adhesive cloth tape
Alcohol swabs
Antibiotic ointment
Antiseptic wipes
Breathing barrier
Gauze pads
Hydrocortisone ointment
Instant cold compress
Non-latex gloves
Oral thermometer
Safety Scissors

Hurricane and Emergency Preparedness for Horse Owners

Emergency Preparedness Tips for Horse Owners










This time of year there is plenty of storm and emergency preparedness talk – as there should be. Whether it’s tornadoes, hurricanes, floods or fires, being prepared is crucial.

While making your family emergency preparedness plan (Red Cross has some very helpful information), don’t forget to come up with a plan where your horses are concerned. Below are some tips for horse owners – share these with all the horse owners you know. The tips apply largely to hurricanes, but even if you don’t live in a hurricane-prone area, it is wise to have a plan for when natural disasters strike. Print out our Emergency Preparedness List and share it with other horse owners as well.

Hurricane and Emergency Preparedness Tips for Horse Owners

Printable version

Make a Written Emergency Plan

  • Decide how you will determine when it’s time to evacuate (strength of storm, watch vs warning etc.)
  • In the event you must evacuate, have multiple routes and destinations planned in advanced. Plan on evacuating at least 72 hours prior to the storm in the event of a hurricane.
  • Locate large animal shelters in your state (or neighboring states, depending on the distance you will travel when evacuating).
  • Check your local and state government websites, many have emergency prep or evacuation guidelines for horse owners.
  • Work with other horse owners in your area to come up with a community disaster plan to help each other.
  • Gather a list of all important phone numbers (Animal Control, Vet, Local Police etc) – Keep a laminated copy in your wallet in the event you don’t have access to your computer or cell phone contact list. (Print our Emergency Contact form to fill out)
  • Make sure your horses are up-to-date on their vaccinations.
  • Animal identification – it’s important to have 2 forms of ID for your horse (microchip, grease marker to write a phone number on your horse, etc)
  • Documents – Have a negative Coggins for each horse, if you will be crossing state lines you may also need a recent health certificate.
  • In addition to your family’s emergency prep kit, put together one for your horse. It should include: medications, leg wraps, bandages and tape etc. (You can find our Horse First Aid Kit Checklist here).
  • Store 2 weeks worth of feed in waterproof containers.
  • Store 2 weeks worth of hay in a dry area under a waterproof tarp.
  • If you will be evacuating, make sure you have a full tank of gas and the horse trailer is in good working order.


Share with us the steps you taking when preparing for a storm with your horse.


Summer Beauty Must-Haves

Summertime is a perfect excuse to revamp the contents of your beauty bag – and the bag itself! This season is meant to be carefree – you know, less work, more time lounging by the sea or on a sailboat… or with your feet dipped in the baby pool you set up in the backyard for the kids. Regardless of whether you choose a trip to the islands, or a stay-cation, it’s time to lighten up your beauty routine. Choose products that are versatile – which can save you time, money and space!

Summer Beauty Must-Haves 

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Sunscreen/Moisturizer Combo – the days of slathering your body in baby oil to get a deeper sun tan (or burn) are over. It’s vitally important that you protect your skin, especially the more sensitive skin on your face. Simplify by picking a moisturizer that has sunscreen in it, this way you will get your sunscreen every morning when you apply your moisturizer.

Favorite: Anthelios 50 Mineral Tinted

Anthelios 50 Mineral Tinted






Hair Treatments – Of course we are partial to the Cowboy Magic® Detangler & Shine™ and it’s perfect for your summer beauty bag. Whether you need a detangler or deep conditioner after a dip in the pool or the ocean or a lightweight blow dry serum, the Detangler & Shine™ can get the job done.

Favorite: Cowboy Magic® Detangler & Shine™

Lip Crayon – Lip liner, lipstick and gloss all-in-one stick. Easy to throw in your beauty bag and easy to apply for a no-fuss gorgeous summer look.

Favorite: Tarte Lipsurgence Lip Tint

Tarte Lipsurgence Lip Tint






Eye Shadow Crayon – With heat and humidity on the rise you will want to go lighter on makeup overall, but especially on the eyes. Try an eye shadow crayon – they are lightweight and come in numerous colors. Layer the colors and skip the eye liner.

Favorite: Clinique Chubby Stick Shadow Stick for Eyes

Facial Cleansing Wipes – Keep a package of these on hand to give your face a quick refreshing after a morning at the beach or afternoon by the pool. These wipes are also great for removing makeup. Most drugstores and big box stores have their own brand which can save you some money.

Favorite:Yes to Cucumbers Cleansing Towelettes

Bonus Must-Have – Of course if you are giving the contents of your beauty bag an overhaul for summer, then you should probably change out the old drab pouch you were using for a super chic Hayden Reis! You will want a Hayden Reis in every size, but this little beauty is perfect for summer beauty products on-the-go.

Favorite: Hayden Reis Anchor Wristlet

Hayden Reis Anchor



Shedding Season Tips and Tricks

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Spring equals shedding to horse owners and by no means is shedding season their favorite. We recently asked our Facebook fans what their best tips and tricks were for surviving shedding season… Here are a few of our favorites.

Readers’ Tips and Tricks for Shedding Season

Brush, brush and then brush some more. – Linda

Deshedding tool…. And a lot of hours… Oh and don’t stand downwind of the spot you’re brushing. – Brittany

Brush, bath and brush wet, brush again. – Becca

I use Cowboy Magic® Super Bodyshine to help reduce the static while grooming. And I also do not wear any lip balm while grooming during shedding season – I learned the hard way after getting a whole lot of horse hair stuck in my lip balm! – Marci

Shavings pitch fork. It has very bendy prongs. Works like a massive curry comb. Takes no time at all to remove the extra fur. – Carla-Marie

Pretty much a curry comb, elbow grease and patience are the only “tricks.” – Diane

Best tip: do not wear fleece of any kind on your person or you will be covered in hair (more than usual). – Jenny

Horse grooming vacuum helps a bunch! – Tim

I haven’t figured out how to make the process any easier other than to not wear lipstick, lip gloss etc or fleece while grooming my horse! – Jennifer

Shedding blade and curry comb are musts for me.  – Ree

I remind myself that the birds use horse hair for nesting material – I also do not chew gum while grooming – too easy for hair to get stuck in my mouth! – Pattie


Picture from Chronicle of the Horse

Share your Shedding Season tips and tricks with us in the comments.

Cowboy Magic® Personal Hair Care

Cowboy Magic For Personal Hair Care












We recently received a lovely testimonial from Scott and his daughter Sophie:

My 10-year-old daughter always tries to get out of washing her hair. Part of it is probably because when her hair is wet, I make her brush the knots out. We tried Cowboy Magic® Detangler & Shine the other night and the results were, well, magic! The thick knots brushed out easily and her hair looks brilliant. Even she couldn’t deny how great it looked. I think we’ve found a solution! Thank you Cowboy Magic! 

Scott B and Sophie B, PA  

Cowboy Magic Personal Hair Care








Thank you Scott and Sophie for the kind words and the picture!

Scott doesn’t own horses, but when a friend suggested he use the Detangler & Shine on his daughter, he had to give it a try.

Did you know that you can use Cowboy Magic® on your own hair? Yes you can! Cowboy Magic® Rosewater Shampoo, Rosewater Conditioner, Detangler & Shine, Shine In Yellowout™ and Greenspot® Remover are all formulated for human use and perfect for personal hair care. Just in case you hadn’t thought of bringing some Cowboy Magic® out of the barn and into your own shower and bathroom, here are some more testimonials and uses that you can read about on our blog. Once you do give it a try on your own hair, drop us an email and let us know what you thought.

Cowboy Magic® Personal Hair Care 

Taming Toddler Tangles

Do you have a toddler that fights having their hair groomed every single day? End the tears with Detangler & Shine.

Chlorine-Damaged Hair

Is you hair damaged from the pool and repeated chlorine exposure? Cowboy Magic® products can help remove the chlorine and mineral build up from your hair, as well as moisturizing and protecting.

Customer Spotlight – Mike and Chloe

Mike was thrilled when he thought of using Detangler & Shine for his young autistic granddaughter who absolutely hated having her hair combed.

Motorcycle Hair

What about wind-swept hair from motorcycle riding? We’ve got you covered. Read Nicole’s tips for how to use Detangler & Shine.

5 Ways to Winter-Proof Hair

Winter hair woes? Reduce static electricity and protect your hair from heating tools with Cowboy Magic®.

Caring for Ethnic Hair

Ethnic hair needs extra moisture, read Stephanie’s story to hear how Cowboy Magic® worked for her.

Free Your Hair from the Frizz

Frizzy, dull hair? Tasha’s story can help give you back your shine.

Synthetic Hair Care

What about synthetic hair? Octavia is a cancer survivor with permanent hair loss and uses Cowboy Magic® to care for her wigs.