May 16, 2021.Reading time 6 minutes.
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. […]
August 21, 2020.Reading time 4 minutes.
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 […]
May 14, 2019.Reading time less than 1 minute.
Gotta love this kid. He obviously loves his pony and he’s a better driver (already) than many of the people I see pulling horse trailers. Nothing like starting them young!
May 8, 2019.Reading time 1 minute.
I’ve written about using the I-Ball back up camera as a way to keep an eye on my horses while trailering (the Zelda Cam). After Zelda fell in the trailer, I’ve always felt more comfortable watching her — she still moves around more than I’d like, but so far she’s stayed on her feet. But […]
April 22, 2019.Reading time 8 minutes.
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 […]
April 20, 2019.Reading time 8 minutes.
Buying a horse trailer is a major decision. It’s not just the cost of the trailer, it’s the potential safey of your precious cargo. I’ve always thought that trailering is one of the riskiest things you can do with your horse (mostly because of other drivers). But selecting the best trailer for your needs can […]
May 22, 2017.Reading time 1 minute.
How long does it take you to hitch your trailer? Most of the time I can get it in a few tries, but some days it seems like I’m always a little too far to the left or have corrected too far to the right. It can be enormously frustrating. And having someone direct you […]
May 13, 2017.Reading time less than 1 minute.
There’s nothing like learning how to back up a trailer. I’m sure my horses have had a good chuckle at my expense!