Trailering Anxiety

Trailering Anxiety

Zelda and I have something in common: trailering anxiety. It was her anxiety while trailering last year that prompted me to have her scoped for ulcers. She’s never been bad about getting on the trailer, but sometimes she would tremble as she stood there, and on the way home she would move around a lot. […]

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Power Cleaning my Trailer

Power Cleaning my Trailer

To get ready to ship Zelda to some hunts this fall, power cleaning my trailer was a priority. I park my trailer off the side of my driveway and, at times, it gets “Jumanjied” with vines springing up around it and moss growing on the sides and roof. Enter the power washer. This is a […]

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Equine Crash Test Dummy will make Horse Trailers Safer

Equine Crash Test Dummy

For as long as I can remember, horse trailer designs have been essentially the same — boxes that hold your horse while you pray that nothing terrible happens while you’re hauling them. A company in Australia has a mission to make trailers safer for horses and they come up with a novel way to test […]

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Keeping your Trailer Roadworthy

legal contract for trailer use

Saturday’s post talked about buying a trailer. Once you have one, your next task is taking care of it. After all, your horse’s safety depends on it! At least once a year, you should go over your trailer and do a safety check, although there are some things, like electrical and tire pressures, that you […]

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Rocking and Rolling

I was reminded, today, of the first time I trailered Freedom, at the end of January in 2005. I’d agreed to take him on as a foster for CANTER New England, and had driven to Rhode Island to pick him up with a friend. Freedom had been returned from his first adoptive home — from […]

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Funny ad for a trailer

Most of the times the ads I see on Craig’s list are sad. They usually involve horses that are underfed, haven’t been shod in months and need to be rescued. This one is pretty funny but it also has some good advice for people who are actually looking at used trailers to buy. Nice 2 […]

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Towing and Trailering Safety

There’s been an excellent series of articles running in the Chronicle of the Horse on Trailering safety. Even experienced drivers should read this as we gear up for our competitive seasons. I had a late start to my season and when I pulled out my trailer for the first time I discovered my sway bar […]

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OMG! Horse falls out of trailer at highway speeds in Houston!

A horse fell out of a trailer on route Highway 59 yesterday in Houston. Against all odds, the horse survived without serious injury. The driver of the trailer, oblivious to the early exit of his passenger and the traffic jam that occurred behind him, only discovered the horse was missing when he got home. Watch […]

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