LIST OF CLOTHING AND PERSONAL ITEMS TO BRING – Print the list here
- Jeans or riding britches, 2 pair. Jeans should have a smooth seam on the inside of the legs and should fit so there are no big wrinkles or bunches around your knees or on the leg. Wrangler Q-Baby women’s jeans are fantastic, as are Aura by Wrangler. There are also several types of riding britches that are fitted smooth to the body that won’t gather or bunch, i.e. StickySeat brand. Any kind that does gather or bunch up will cause chafing and “hot spots” around the knees and thighs. *Special tip: thong underwear are not recommended 😉 / BW
- Cowboy boots or riding boots with slick soles and a moderate to high riding heel. English riding boots are acceptable. Leather soles are preferred, but are hard to come by, so a smooth sole of rubber is okay, but they must have at least a 1″ heel. Any type of shoe is not acceptable. True riding boots have smooth soles so you can grip the stirrup without your foot sticking and plenty of heel so your foot cannot go through the stirrup. They may not be the best for walking, but you will be riding with them and safety dictates that only a true riding boot be used. I’ve relaxed my policy on or Ariat brand light all-’round boots; if you are an aware, physically fit horsewoman who has the wherewithal to keep your feet engaged at all times, then these all-purpose boots are acceptable. I wear them myself now and I am highly aware of the different feel and attention required for safe riding when I wear them.
- Tipi lodges are fully accommodated with a cot, sleeping bag, quilt, and comfortable mattress for your sleeping comfort. Do bring a liner and pillow.
- Blue Sky Sage will provide canteens for water.
There is a modern shower/bath house on site that is available to guests and staff. Everyone gets their own tipi lodge, but they are all large enough for couples or those who want to share.
Riding helmet (not required, but if you wear it at home, bring it and wear it here)
Hat with a wide brim & tie-down string (If you are not wearing a helmet)
Long sleeved, light colored cotton blend shirts/blouses with a stand-up collar, 4
Heavy shirt or sweater
Heavy fall jacket or coat
Warm gloves & riding gloves
Knit stocking cap (for chilly nights )
Socks (2 pair per day, if you like clean socks after riding all day 🙂
Sport Bra (highly recommended)
Sweat pants & shirt, shorts, camp wear
Camp shoes (sneakers)
Sheet liner and small pillow
Rain gear (please, no ponchos)
Headlamp and/or flashlight & spare batteries
Camera (preferable to a cell phone for photos around the horses)
Sunglasses, goggles or protective eyewear
Personal snacks & beverages (liquor, soda, or specialty drinks are available for purchase at the camp Saloon that is operated by White Pine Resort, so please support them by purchasing your beverages on site! Let me know ahead if you have a special request, we can probably have it on hand for you 🙂
Lycra bike leggings, not padded (to wear under your jeans, help prevent chafing)
June & September in case of chilly weather:
Warm winter gloves
Chaps or wool pants recommended
Extra warm socks that will fit in your boots
And finally . . .
It is the desire of the Blue Sky Sage owners and staff to do everything we can to provide you with an enjoyable, safe and exciting adventure. If, during the course of your stay a concern arises with any aspect of your trip, please come to Bobbi or the Head Wrangler immediately and tell them what is on your mind. Many times when problems arise, they can be resolved quickly and easily with prompt attention.