Tips from USRider for Trailering Your Horse in Winter

With bitter cold, snow and ice sweeping over much of the country, USRider–the national provider of roadside emergency assistance for equestrians–reminds those who travel with horses to be careful when traveling and invest time doing routine preventive trailer maintenance to enhance their travel safety. It is imperative to make sure your vehicle is ready for…

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Post-Ride Trailering Tips

Make the post-ride experience a positive one to end your trail ride on a high note with these trailering tips. BY KEN MCNABB, WITH ALEXIS BENNETT   You’re headed back from your trail ride. You reach the trailer, unsaddle, brush off your horse, get him loaded, and head down the road. Twenty minutes! It’s a new…

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15 Savvy Winter Horse Tips

Make horse care easier despite shorter days, mounds of snow, treacherous ice, and freezing temperatures with our favorite winter barn tips. BY THE H&R STAFF When winter winds howl and snow arrives, the last thing you want to think about is leaving your fireplace to trudge through knee-deep drifts to pound ice out of frozen…

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Avoid a Trailer Scramble

BY REBECCA GIMENEZ PHD As you haul your horse, he must constantly adjust his body weight to keep his balance, working his muscles hard. He may even have to scramble to stay on his feet. Here, I’ll explain how your horse balances in your moving trailer. Then I’ll give you eight ways to help keep…

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Trivia Challenge: Fun Facts about Trailers and Hauling

Illustration by Navah Rae Adams Answer the questions, then check at the bottom for the key! BY JENNIFER FORSBERG MEYER 1. ‘Gooseneck’ refers to A) a serious rider injury. B) a conformation fault. C) a type of horse trailer. 2. True or false: When loading your horse into a trailer, you should tie his lead…

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Prevention: Gastric Ulcers

Although gastric ulcers are often associated with equine athletes, any horse can develop them. Ulcers sometimes have little, if any, outward effect on the horse’s health or performance, but they…

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Why horses need salt

In addition to shade and a source of fresh water, every summer turnout space needs to have a salt block. Horses lose large amounts of the essential mineral in their sweat, and if it’s not…

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