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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.

 

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

 

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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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Tips for Fuel Savings for Your Horse Trailer Towing Vehicle

By USRider | May 4, 2022 |

Everyone wants ways to save fuel, but horse trailer towing vehicles can consume a lot of gas. Here are some tips on ways to save fuel that will help you manage the cost of your equestrian travel. UPDATED: NOV 18, 2021 Everyone wants ways to save fuel, but horse trailer towing vehicles can consume a…

Finding the Right Trailer for your Horse

By Lindsey Mulvany | April 28, 2021 |

You’re committed. You took the plunge. You have bought your first show horse and are now ready to reach your goals together. The trailer you currently have suited your other horse just fine, but…

Watch for these winter footing challenges

By Equus | January 14, 2021 |

Maximizing turnout time is nearly always the best thing for a horse’s physical and mental health, and even in frigid temperatures, most cope remarkably well if they are wearing appropriate…

6 ways to make safety a habit

By Janet Jones PhD | January 14, 2021 |

The fictional character Sherlock Holmes once said he didn’t much like horses: “They’re dangerous at both ends and crafty in the middle.” People who work with horses daily…

When mud poses risks

By Christine Barakat with Melinda Freckleton, DVM | January 14, 2021 |

Ice and snow are common winter footing concerns, but mud can be just as treacherous for your horse this season.  For starters, there is the risk of slipping in slick, shallow mud. Left…

6 Ways to Prevent Winter Weight Loss

By Christine Barakat with Melinda Freckleton, DVM | November 9, 2020 |

While people may worry about putting on a few extra pounds during the winter thanks to inactivity and hearty meals, cold weather tends to have the opposite effect on horses. In fact, winter weight loss can be such a significant health issue—particularly for old-timers–that you’ll want to watch for it as the temperatures drop.

Winter Diet Check for Older Horses

By Christine Barakat with Melinda Freckleton, DVM | November 9, 2020 |

Winter may still be weeks away, but now is the time to adjust your older horse’s diet to help prepare him for the cold weather ahead. There are two simple ways determine if changes are…

Tips on Storing Horse Hay

By EquiSearch | November 9, 2020 |

Once you have found good-quality hay for your horses, the next step is to store it so it remains good-quality hay. Once you have found good-quality hay for your horses, the next step is to store it so it remains good-quality hay. First you need to keep it dry to prevent…

Four reasons to review your horse’s diet

By Christine Barakat with Melinda Freckleton, DVM | November 2, 2020 |

Consistency is a good thing when it comes to equine diets. If your horse is doing well on his current feed, there’s no need to go messing with it. But there are times in a horse’s life…

Prevention: Gastric Ulcers

By Equus | October 6, 2020 |

Although gastric ulcers are often associated with equine athletes, any horse can develop them. Ulcers sometimes have little, if any, outward effect on the horse’s health or performance, but they…