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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.

 

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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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Why horses need salt

By Christine Barakat | July 23, 2020 |

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…

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

By Equus | July 23, 2020 |

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…

Three simple ways to get your horse to drink more

By Christine Barakat | July 23, 2020 |

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….

Tactics to Protect Horses from Mosquitoes and Biting Flies

By Nancy S Loving DVM | July 6, 2020 |

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…

Springtime Skin Problems

By Heather Smith Thomas | May 15, 2020 |

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….

3 Things to Watch on Your First Spring Trail Outings

By Christine Barakat | May 14, 2020 |

The first warm day of spring has you understandably itching to hit the trails, but keep your enthusiasm in check to avoid inadvertently overworking or overheating your horse. Even if…

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

By Equus | May 14, 2020 |

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,…

Winter-Hauling How-To Tips

By Rebecca Gimenez | February 3, 2020 |

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…

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

By Stable Management | January 13, 2020 |

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…

Trailer Tire Check Up

By Hope Ellis-Ashburn | January 13, 2020 |

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…