Tips

6 ways to make safety a habit

The fictional character Sherlock Holmes once said he didn’t much like horses: “They’re dangerous at both ends and crafty in the middle.” People who work with horses daily... Read more »

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... Read more »

What to do when your horse has a fever

You’ve been keeping tabs on your horse as you’ve gone about your barn chores, but something’s not quite right. Normally, he’s never far from his buddy, and he’d be... Read more »

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... Read more »

Three simple ways to get your horse to drink more

When you’re worried about keeping your horse hydrated in the summer, the saying “you can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make him drink” isn’t just a tired aphorism.... Read more »

Bottoms Up: Tips for Getting A Horse To Drink More Water

Although you've probably heard otherwise, research has shown that it's safe to let a hot horse drink cold water after a hard workout. In fact, hydration in the warm weather is so important... Read more »

Winter-Hauling How-To Tips

You can haul your horse all year long, even in the dead of winter, as long as you do so safely. Here, I'll first tell you how to ready your rig for winter hauling. Then I'll go over how to... Read more »

Trailer Tire Check Up

One of the life skills my father taught me early was how to change a trailer tire. He thought this ability was a must-have for any kid who grew up on a farm, but especially for me, because he... Read more »

USRider Cautions Horse Trailer Owners: As Temperatures Drop, So Does Tire Pressure

Studies show that the leading factor in roadside breakdowns is tires. As temperatures cool across the country, tire pressures will decrease. Given these facts, USRider reminds equestrians and... Read more »

Trailer Rental Tips

To buy or to rent? If you don't haul your horse on a regular basis, renting a trailer rather than buying one, may be more within your budget. Here we help you decide if renting a trailer might be a good option for your hauling needs. Read more »

It's Time to Sell Your Horse Trailer; Now What?

8/20/2019

Whether you are looking to upgrade, downgrade, upsize or downsize, know what your trailer is worth by checking out local ads and dealers and the Internet.  Credit:... Read more »

Tips on Cleaning Your Horse Trailer

Cleaning your trailer isn’t a glorious job, but it’s a necessity. iStockPhotos.com   Cleaning your trailer isn’t a glorious job, but it’s a necessity.... Read more »

26 Horse Trailer Hacks

We’ve all stared into our horse trailers, dismayed by messy tack rooms, dirty compartments, filthy floors, and maintenance issues. It’s easy to close the doors and walk away, thinking,... Read more »

Tips on Trailer Living on the Horse Show Road

7/9/2019

For those who travel frequently to horse shows, rodeos or trail rides, living-quarters trailers have certainly made traveling with your horses easier. Read more »

Avoid a Trailer Scramble

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. Read more »