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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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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Can riding in a trailer bring on colic?

An expert addresses the possibility that post-trailering episodes of colic may be related to the trip. Q: Has a link been established between trailering and colic? Twice in the past year my mare has walked off the trailer after a day of showing looking very uncomfortable. Both times, the veterinarian came out, diagnosed mild colic and…

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Comfort in the Trailer

Today’s trailers are designed to make it increasingly easy for both horse and owner to travel in safety and style. By incorporating breakthrough technologies with the latest in shock absorbent,…

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