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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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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26 Horse Trailer Hacks

We’ve all stared into our horse trailers, dismayed by messy tack rooms, dirty compartments, filthy floors, and maintenance issues. It’s easy to close the doors and walk away, thinking,…

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Getting Properly Hitched

  You’re considering towing your horses. One of the most confusing and scary aspects of this adventure is the myriad kinds of trailer hitches available to buy. It might seem like there…

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Trailer Spruce-Up Tips

Here are five cheap-and-easy ideas to spruce up your horse trailer to keep it in working condition, make it comfortable for your horse, and retain its resale value.

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Shopping for a Towing Vehicle

When it comes to hauling our horses, we all put safety first. But most of us have only so much room in the driveway, and that means a “towing vehicle” might also be used for trips to the…

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