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Be prepared! Look over State Equine Information and Canadian Import/Export Regulations. Download Emergency Responder and Limited Power of Attorney Forms. 

 

Trailer Accident Survey

Have you been involved in a trailer accident? If so, please download and complete our Trailer Accident Survey. 

 

Checklists

Through a special arrangement with two undisputed experts on equine travel - Neva Kittrell Scheve and James Hamilton, DVM - we have created this area for the safety of you and your Horses.

Neva is the author of The Complete Guide to Buying, Maintaining, and Servicing a Horse Trailer and Hawkins Guide: Horse Trailering on the Road. She and James Hamilton, DVM co-authored Hawkins Guide: Equine Emergencies on the Road.

 

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What to do when your horse has a fever

You’ve been keeping tabs on your horse as you’ve gone about your barn chores, but something’s not quite right. Normally, he’s never far from his buddy, and he’d be... Read more »

Why horses need salt

In addition to shade and a source of fresh water, every summer turnout space needs to have a salt block. Horses lose large amounts of the essential mineral in their sweat, and if it’s not... Read more »

Three simple ways to get your horse to drink more

When you’re worried about keeping your horse hydrated in the summer, the saying “you can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make him drink” isn’t just a tired aphorism.... Read more »

Bottoms Up: Tips for Getting A Horse To Drink More Water

Although you've probably heard otherwise, research has shown that it's safe to let a hot horse drink cold water after a hard workout. In fact, hydration in the warm weather is so important... Read more »

Tactics to Protect Horses from Mosquitoes and Biting Flies

Flies and mosquitoes don’t do well in turbulent air, so during bothersome times of day, a horse can be brought into a loafing shed or stall with a fan aimed appropriately to deter insect... Read more »

Springtime Skin Problems

Ahhh, spring. Another winter is past, and the first warm, balmy breezes promise a long season ahead to enjoy time with our horses. Of course, spring also brings its own horse-care challenges.... Read more »

Spring cleaning your barn? Here are four things you must do

If you dread organizing closets and mopping behind the refrigerator this spring, you’re not alone. Most of us would rather spend our time and energy cleaning the barn instead. For horsepeople,... Read more »

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... Read more »

Trailer Tire Check Up

One of the life skills my father taught me early was how to change a trailer tire. He thought this ability was a must-have for any kid who grew up on a farm, but especially for me, because he... Read more »

USRider Cautions Horse Trailer Owners: As Temperatures Drop, So Does Tire Pressure

Studies show that the leading factor in roadside breakdowns is tires. As temperatures cool across the country, tire pressures will decrease. Given these facts, USRider reminds equestrians and... Read more »