USRider News

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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Tips for Fuel Savings for Your Horse Trailer Towing Vehicle

Everyone wants ways to save fuel, but horse trailer towing vehicles can consume a lot of gas. Here are some tips on ways to save fuel that will help you manage the cost of your equestrian travel. UPDATED: NOV 18, 2021 Everyone wants ways to save fuel, but horse trailer towing vehicles can consume a…

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Finding the Right Trailer for your Horse

You’re committed. You took the plunge. You have bought your first show horse and are now ready to reach your goals together. The trailer you currently have suited your other horse just fine, but…

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Tips for Equine Businesses During COVID-19

Time outside with your animals (and apart from people) is encouraged, but be aware that the virus can be found on many surfaces, including pet hair. iStock/Fotokostic With the…

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Trailer Tricks

Whether this is something new to you or something you’ve long accepted as the norm for the particular horse game you play, headquartering from a parked trailer, not a rented showgrounds stall and tack room, happens to be your reality.

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Blown Horse Trailer Tire

Tire blow-outs on horse trailers are common. Tire blow-outs on your horse trailer can and do happen to anyone, but…

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Fall Colors – Natchaug State Forest

Natchaug State Forest – Ashford, Connecticut Trailhead Coordinates: 41.826577, -72.080049 For most New England horse owners and riders, equine camping in Connecticut means the Natchaug…

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Prevent Dehydration and Acute Mountain Sickness while Trail Riding

Some of the American West’s most spectacular trails take riders to elevations of 10,000 feet or more. The most obvious effect on our bodies of such altitude is the shortness of breath caused by…

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Protect Your Tack From Thieves

Theft is something we prefer not to think about—until it happens. But the right time to safeguard your gear is before thieves come calling. Here are the precautions you should consider in order…

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Reminder to Equestrians to Check Tires

A flat tire is one hiccup that we all fear, especially as equestrians.  USRider reminds equestrians to check their tires as they can lose their footing long before they’re worn out. Testing…

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