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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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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Trailering Anxiety

Trailering scares me. You put your horse in a metal box then drive, sometimes at highway speeds, and hope that everyone around you is driving as carefully as you are. And what about your horse? Most of the time, they ride quietly, happily along, munching on hay, completely unconcerned. Until they don’t. My friend Suzanne […]

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Trailering PSA

This video was taken of a trailer traveling at about 70 MPH on Route 3 North in Massachusetts. Letting horses stick their heads out of the windows on a highway at speed is a terrible idea. Your horse could be injured by debris thrown up into their faces, or even hit by a passing semi. […]

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