Trailers & Trailer Safety

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Towing Safety and Horse Trailer Maintenance

April 01, 2015

Our equine emergency safety blogger offers tips to ensure your horse trailer is fit for the road.... Read More

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Double-Decker Horse Transport Bill Introduced

March 31, 2015

The bill stems from a deadly 2007 incident involving the crash of a double-decker trailer carrying Belgian draft horses.... Read More

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20 Disaster Planning Questions

March 04, 2015

Community disaster planning begins at home and in neighborhoods. It begins with understanding your farm.... Read More

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Shipping Horses Long Distances

February 16, 2015

Consider these factors when transporting horses afar, be it to a show or a new home. ... Read More

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Are You Crash-Ready?

January 19, 2015

Here's what to do if you have a horse-hauling accident and how to avoid a wreck in the first place.... Read More

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Take Precautions when Hauling Horses in Cold Weather

January 18, 2015

While hauling during cold weather can be challenging, proper planning will keep your horse performance-ready.... Read More

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When on Trial, Put it in Writing

January 16, 2015

Before you send a horse out on trial or lease, be sure to put all the details of its care in writing.... Read More

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All Aboard!

December 16, 2014

Does your senior horse load and travel well?... Read More

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The Good Ride

November 21, 2014

Don't load your horse onto the trailer before understanding exactly what he's getting into.... Read More

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UF Researchers Seeking Input on Survey

November 14, 2014

The survey is designed to gauge interest for a unique service that could be provided by local equine hospitals. ... Read More

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Trailer Safety Check

November 06, 2014

Learn how to perform a safety check on your horse trailer before hitting the road.... Read More

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Virginia Man Charged After Trailer Crash

November 05, 2014

The crash killed two horses; one died at the scene while the other was euthanized.... Read More

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Equine Guelph Holds Large Animal Rescue Courses

October 10, 2014

Speakers encouraged attendees to take what learned back to the industry to help improve emergency rescue success rate.... Read More

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Tennessee Horse Hauler Enters Plea Deal

September 03, 2014

A horse hauler whose firm was shut down by federal authorities has pleaded guilty to a single charge under a plea deal.... Read More

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In Case of Emergency on the Road

August 27, 2014

This trailer-safety checklist will ensure you're prepared to deal with emergencies if they arise when hauling horses.... Read More

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Saddle Up Safely Releases Booklets on Safe Equine Travel

August 25, 2014

"Trailering Your Horse Safely" and "Travel to a New Environment" cover topics from choosing a trailer to horse behavior.... Read More

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Movies and TV's Effect on Real-Life Horse Extractions

June 19, 2014

Real life shouldn't emulate art when it comes to working with and rescuing large animals.... Read More

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Best Practices in Trailer Overturn Emergencies

June 03, 2014

There are a number of dos and don'ts when responding to horse trailer overturns. Don't make these mistakes!... Read More

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Relocating a Horse

May 29, 2014

Whether you're heading south for a winter show circuit or relocating permanently, preparation is key. ... Read More

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How to Maintain Your Trailer

May 15, 2014

Tips on keeping your horse trailer ready to roll with Peter Matheson of Performance Trailer Service.... Read More

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Trailering Your Horse with Safety in Mind

April 21, 2014

Make every trip a positive experience by planning it out ahead of time to ensure that your horse arrives safe.... Read More

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Preventing Shipping Fever

February 03, 2014

Before shipping your horse this winter, learn about best ways to prevent this pulmonary disorder. ... Read More

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Trailer Troubles

January 27, 2014

Do you have any recommendations for how we can help a horse overcome a trailer loading problem?... Read More

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Trailer Loading Lessons

January 16, 2014

What techniques I should use during a trailer loading lesson with a naive filly?... Read More

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The Top 10 Blogs of 2013

January 04, 2014

Here's a look back at TheHorse.com's 10 most popular blog posts in 2013. Did your favorites make the list? ... Read More