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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 »

Blown Horse Trailer Tire

3/16/2017

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

Covering All Bases

2/27/2017

I first bought USRider when I made plans to trailer my horse to some out-of-state shows. I had only heard positive things about them and it seemed like a good idea to have coverage that would protect... Read more »

An In-Depth Look at Colic Prevention

2/1/2017

Colic. Perhaps no other word strikes more fear in the heart of horsemen and -women than this painful condition, which can strike at any time and often seemingly without cause. It is indiscriminate and... 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 »

Progress in Equine Pain Recognition

11/17/2016

The horse is telling you something hurts when they avoid looking at you, appear despondent, clench their jaw, flatten ears back and/or squint their eyes. Hiding pain is... Read more »

Horse Health by the Season

10/19/2016

Winter, spring, summer, or fall…all you’ve got to do is remember what your horse needs to stay healthy. Our seasonal guide will help you. Pumpkin-spiced lattes and... Read more »