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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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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Equine Coronavirus

The difference between COVID-19 and Equine Coronavirus—and should horse owners be worried? SARS-CoV-2 aka COVID-19 You’ve probably heard the stories of big cats in zoos becoming sick and even dying from infection with Covid-19 (SARS-CoV-2). Perhaps you’ve been wondering if horses are also able to contract Covid-19? Nicola Pusterla DVM, PhD, DACVIM, DAVDC-Eq of the…

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Tips for Buying A Used Trailer

If you’re in the market for an older trailer, your horse’s safety and the trailer’s road-worthiness should be your primary concerns. Unlike buying new, you won’t get a warranty when buying used,…

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Get a Green Barn!

Did you know that over a million seabirds and 100,000 sea mammals are killed by pollution every year? And that 46 percent of lakes in America are too polluted for aquatic life to survive? It’s…

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Ulcers Demand Your Attention

You’ve read the ads, seen the endoscope studies results and heard the talk: Gastric ulcers are incredibly common in domesticated horses. The incidence is higher in heavily stressed horses, like…

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