PC: Dorian Wallender.

It’s the season for trail rides! Call up your horsey friends and hit the dirt paths. There’s nothing more enjoyable than taking in all of the sights and sounds outside the arena and in the woods. Some rides may be a short loop around the farm, while others can span hours. Either way, make sure you’re prepared with the right equipment. Don’t forget the saddle bag on your list. These handy accessories can be lifesavers!

Traditional Saddle Bag, $344.95; Tucker Saddlery.

The same high-quality leather that you’ll find in saddles. It is complete with hand finished edges. Available in brown, black, or golden, and with brass or chrome.

Canteen and Holder, $68.95$77.95; Tucker Saddlery.

Top grain leather that matches the saddles offered by Tucker Saddlery. It includes the canteen. Brass or chrome hardware and brown, black, or golden leather. Offered in either 1 or 2 quarts.

Tucker Insulated Saddle Bags, $47.95; Tucker Saddlery.

Attach to the saddle and store drinks, sandwiches, and anything else you might need on a trail ride. Available in black or brown. It measures 12”W x 13”H x 5”D.

Tucker Pommel Bag, $27.95; Tucker Saddlery.

Easily fits over the horn of a western saddle. Pack some essentials and hit the trails with the items you need. Available in black or brown. It measures 9”W x 9”H x 3”D.

Saddle bags are great for storing drinks and snacks, but they can also hold important items like emergency first aid tools, hoof picks, or a cell phone. Don’t end up in a bad situation because you didn’t plan ahead. Invest in a saddle bag and be ready for the unexpected!