Trailer Safety Do’s & Don’ts

Are you savvy about trailer safety? Check these do’s and don’ts for key reminders, then follow them for peace of mind whenever your horse is in or around your trailer. DO make a thorough check of your entire hauling rig before each trip, examining the hitch, tires (wear and pressure), lights, brakes, and especially the floor…

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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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Plain FACTS about Heat Stroke

Summer’s heat and humidity can be much more than just uncomfortable. They can be deadly. Horses lose their lives every year to heat stroke. Countless others struggle through anything from weakness…

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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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5 Top Camping-Prep Tips

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…

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Canadian Adventure

My Wife and I left our home near Chicago in late June 2009. We took a trip through the Western United States that would take us North from Montana into and across Canada, then down the west coast if…

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