Towing Your Horse Trailer Safely to Your Destination

The most important goal of any journey should be to arrive safely at your destination. Of course, anytime you travel, you’re putting yourself at risk. However, you want to minimize the risk as much as possible. The place to start to ensure travel safety is with your towing vehicle and the trailer. It is of […]

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Tow the Line – But do your Math First

Transportation of the horse probably isn’t the most welcome role of the equestrian’s life, but is often necessary to get you and your horse down the road to a new barn or out to the show grounds, or maybe it’s that special trip to bring the new horse home.   Most pickup trucks as well as […]

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Tips on Driving Your Horse Trailer

The foundation of good driving habits is a safe and properly rated rig. Whenever you take your horses out on the road, whether for a short or a long trip, you are putting yourself and your horses at a certain amount of risk. Your combination doesn’t have to be new, but it is very important […]

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Tips for Driving Safely with Your Horse Trailer

The foundation for safe trailering is a dependable and properly rated rig. Whenever you take your horses out on the road, whether for a short or a long trip, you are putting yourself and your horses at a certain amount of risk. Your combination doesn’t have to be new, but it is very important that […]

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Purchasing the Right Horse Trailer – From the Horse’s Point of View

Before you go shopping for a horse trailer you should give some careful thought as to what your personal needs are, and equally important and often overlooked, those of your horse. This may seem obvious, but it’s surprising how many people are influenced by fads, advertising, and just plain false information. It’s not so difficult […]

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Important Trailering Terms to Know

Curb Weight – The weight of a vehicle with standard equipment, maximum capacity of fuel, oil, and coolant, This does not include optional equipment or passengers. Gross Axle Weight (GAW) – The weight that is loaded on the front or rear axle Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) – The amount specified by the manufacturer as […]

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How do I know what size trailer will best fit my horse?

Two horse straight load. An inside width of 6′ (a trailer quoted as having a 6′ width may vary by a few inches) with a height of 7′ (square sided roof rather than rounded), and a total stall length of 10′, will fit a horse from about 14 hands up to about 16 hands. Add […]

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Horse Trailer Tow Vehicles

Most horse owners are not really interested in being truck drivers. There are some who love to debate engine size and gear ratios, but most of us just want to hook up the trailer and take our horse somewhere else to ride. Unfortunately, because our pets happen to be very large, we horse people are […]

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Horse Trailer Safety Checklist

Always have the horse trailer safety checklist with you whenever your travel. Store these items in the trailer so you always have them on board! Equine First aid kit with splint – Know how to use the items in the kit and do not use tranquilizers or other drugs unless you have been instructed by […]

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Horse Trailer Safety Check and Yearly Service

Before the show season gets going full swing, now is a good time to do your horse trailer yearly safety check and service. If you aren’t mechanical enough to do it yourself, a qualified professional can do all the work for you. If you are going to send it out for service you should know […]

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