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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 »

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 others who travel with horses to perform periodic air pressure checks on both their vehicle and trailer tires. 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 couldn’t always come along to all the horse shows and other activities I had planned. Read more »

Cold Weather Horse Care: What do horses really need to avoid winter health problems?

What's on your to-do list today? If you need to snap out of that post-holiday daze, just take a look at the national weather map. What will you see? Flooding rivers, a tornado aftermath, cold,... Read more »

Trailer Rental Tips

To buy or to rent? If you don't haul your horse on a regular basis, renting a trailer rather than buying one, may be more within your budget. Here we help you decide if renting a trailer might be a good option for your hauling needs. Read more »

It's Time to Sell Your Horse Trailer; Now What?

8/20/2019

Whether you are looking to upgrade, downgrade, upsize or downsize, know what your trailer is worth by checking out local ads and dealers and the Internet.  Credit:... Read more »

Tips on Cleaning Your Horse Trailer

Cleaning your trailer isn’t a glorious job, but it’s a necessity. iStockPhotos.com   Cleaning your trailer isn’t a glorious job, but it’s a necessity.... Read more »

What the Color of Your Horse's Gums Can Tell You

Don't overlook your horse's mouth and gums when looking for clues about his health.   If you call your veterinarian when your horse is ill or injured, don't be... Read more »

26 Horse Trailer Hacks

We’ve all stared into our horse trailers, dismayed by messy tack rooms, dirty compartments, filthy floors, and maintenance issues. It’s easy to close the doors and walk away, thinking,... Read more »

Tips on Trailer Living on the Horse Show Road

7/9/2019

For those who travel frequently to horse shows, rodeos or trail rides, living-quarters trailers have certainly made traveling with your horses easier. Read more »

Avoid a Trailer Scramble

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. Read more »

Camping with Horses

On your own horse, you'll be able to access thousands of miles of trails, from oceans to lakeshores, mountain meadows to desert sands, local open space to wilderness. All you need for a safe and... Read more »

Be Water-Wise on Your Next Horse Camping Trip

Your trail horse needs about 10 to 30 gallons of water per day to stay hydrated and healthy. You're responsible for meeting his critical water needs, whether you go on day rides, horse camp, or... Read more »

Field Guide to Equine Allergies

5/1/2019

You arrive at the barn to discover your horse covered in small, flat- topped bumps. But he doesn't seem to be bothered by them, so you decide to wait to see how he does. Sure enough, in a few... Read more »