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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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Avoid a Trailer Scramble

By USRider | June 14, 2022 |

BY REBECCA GIMENEZ PHD As you haul your horse, he must constantly adjust his body weight to keep his balance, working his muscles hard. He may even have to scramble to stay on his feet. Here, I’ll explain how your horse balances in your moving trailer. Then I’ll give you eight ways to help keep…

Trailer Safety Do’s & Don’ts

By USRider | June 14, 2022 |

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…

Trivia Challenge: Fun Facts about Trailers and Hauling

By USRider | June 14, 2022 |

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…

Can riding in a trailer bring on colic?

By USRider | May 26, 2022 |

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…

Equine Coronavirus

By USRider | May 26, 2022 |

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…

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…