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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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…

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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.

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Horse Trailering Tips

Even the calmest of transported horses experiences fundamental stress reactions from the start of loading. In transit, those perfectly content-looking horses are likely to have become dehydrated, to…

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Winter-Driving Tips

During inclement weather, double the normal distance between vehicles to allow more stopping room. | Photo by Heidi Melocco.   Winter is coming. For some of us, winter is…

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29 Essential Trailer Tips

Trail riding, by its very nature, means you’re on the go. You regularly hit local trails, but now you’re ready for a trailer of your own for the freedom to travel to scenic trails near and…

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