How Fast can you Hitch your Trailer?

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 […]

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To Tie or Not to Tie

It’s no secret that I hate trailering. It’s not that I’m a bad driver, or that my horses are bad at trailering. I just have a very active imagination and I worry about how they are traveling and what could go wrong. Maybe it’s because I live in an area where people are more likely […]

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Motorists call RSPCA over horse transport

I came across a pretty amusing news article the other day. The RSPCA received a bombardment of phone calls about the cruelty of a horse that was being transported on a trailer. No horsebox, just a rusty old flat bed trailer. Angry motorists rang in to report the endangered horse. Luckily, the culprit of the […]

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Before you share your trailer . . .

I’ve written before about the conundrum of receiving payment for share rides or charging to ship other people’s horses. In a nutshell, if you receive payment for the use of your trailer, you become a commercial hauler in the eyes of the insurance industry. You may void your insurance entirely — a real problem if […]

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The Zelda Cam

I have an irrational fear of trailering long distances. Well, maybe it’s not irrational — in the 20-odd years I’ve had my own trailer, twice I’ve had horses fall. Luckily, they were both fine, but the anxiety around trailering had plagued me and has only gotten worse. I feel so responsible when they are in […]

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The Trailer Isn’t the Problem.

What will your horse remember the next time you load? Source: The Trailer Isn’t the Problem. I highly recommend that you click through and read the excellent post from Anna Blake, who manages to get to the crux of the issue in just one sentence. Her excellent post got me thinking  about the trailering issues […]

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