Tips

Ways To Save Fuel For The Horse-Trailer Towing Vehicle

Everyone wants ways to save fuel, but horse trailer towing vehicles can consume a lot of gas. Cut down on your fuel expense with these money saving tips. Read more »

Tips for Trouble-Free Trailering

Patience, preparation and a tried-and-true approach to loading can make every travel experience a safe, trouble-free one for your horse.  Whenever I see a fellow competitor having trouble... Read more »

Equine Traveling Papers

Equine Traveling Papers When you travel with your horse, you need to carry a number of documents, especially if you're crossing state lines. Read more »

HELP US, HELP YOU!

4/12/2017

In the unfortunate event of a breakdown, USRider reminds all of our Members to be well prepared and provide the necessary information so we can better assist you!  • Get to know your... Read more »

Long-Haul Travel Risks

3/31/2017

Long-distance shipping can put horses at risk for illness and injury, new research from Australia confirms. The study also highlights some actions owners and shippers can take to keep their horses... Read more »

Great Coats From the Inside Out

3/22/2017

Credit: Photos.com If you have a horse come into your barn with dull or coarse hair, start a good feeding program right away. The trickiest problem might be getting the correct balance of vitamins,... Read more »

Let's Get Loaded: When Your Horse Refuses to Board His

3/16/2017

There's nothing like loading a reluctant horse into a trailer to draw a crowd. The collision of a wild-eyed horse, a frustrated handler, and a small dark box-on-wheels induces ordinary folk to step up... Read more »

Don't Let A Runaway Horse Trailer Happen To You!

2/27/2017

Make sure you follow the safety checklist from USRider before taking off on your horse trip.The story is a cautionary tale for horse owners everywhere: Loveland, Colorado fire fighters and... Read more »

Does Your Horse Trash Your Trailer?

2/27/2017

|Question: How do I keep my 15-month-old Quarter Horse filly from pawing at my trailer and scratching it up while she is tied to it? I have tried tying another horse with her that stands still,... Read more »

Attitude Adjustments

1/23/2017

Does your trailer have a bad attitude? The term attitude can be defined as the angle of a vehicle in relation to its direction of movement. In other words, if your trailer has a bad attitude,... Read more »

5 Horse-Containment Options

11/29/2016

Horse camping adds a special dimension to your trail-riding experience. Contentment commingles pleasantly with fatigue as you and your equine companion settle into camp after a day of exploring the... Read more »

Protect Your Horse From Travel Stress

Travel has become a way of life for many American Quarter Horses and riders competing on the regional and national AQHA circuits. Many start early in January covering long distances to earn points,... Read more »

Easy Hitch Alignment

I use trailers weekly and can back right up to a trailer if there's room to line up straight with it. But if it's at an angle, or in mud or snow, even I can't get there on the first try. You know the... Read more »

Railroad-Crossing Alert for Horse Trailers

7/7/2016

To enhance the safety of horses and those who travel with horses, USRider (a nationwide roadside assistance plan) is working with the Doctors Tomas and Rebecca Gimenez, experts in large-animal... Read more »

5 Top Camping-Prep Tips

3/1/2016

According to Chaucer, 26 men and women once saddled up for an April trail ride. This group included a knight on his charger, a high-ranking lady of the church on her ambler, and a poor parson mounted... Read more »