Poll

Transporting Horses in Hot Weather

What is your biggest concern when transporting horses during hot weather?

Overheating in the trailer
45%
224
Keeping them hydrated
21%
103
Providing adequate ventilation
14%
68
Keeping them calm and cool
14%
69
Other (please specify)
8%
38

Total votes cast: 502

Comments & Write-in Answers

Standing still for long traffic lights with noisy trucks, motorcycles, no airflow...makes me nervous

8/7/2017 7:42:53 PM

All of the above including amnonia odor in trailer

8/7/2017 6:32:47 PM

Less of a concern since adding 2 xtra vents & windows in front & back doors of trailer

8/7/2017 5:56:04 PM

other drivers, flinging cigarette butts

8/7/2017 3:39:31 PM

Also concerned w/ hydration, my horse doesn't like to drink on the road! And hates the trailer...

8/7/2017 12:15:46 PM

horse safety - pot holes, road bumps & dips, brake hard, actions of other dangerous drivers

8/7/2017 11:26:38 AM

Summer in Florida...you could cook a roast inside an aluminum/steel trailer.!

8/5/2017 11:19:11 AM

All of the above

8/5/2017 7:38:59 AM

all of the above

8/4/2017 6:54:57 PM

1. Good vents & windows, add ceiling insulation & fans. 2. Offer water. 3. Keep trailer moving!

8/4/2017 5:52:36 PM

All of above

8/4/2017 1:35:02 PM

Loading them.

8/4/2017 12:17:14 PM

All of the above

8/4/2017 9:40:15 AM

smooth stops and turns

8/4/2017 7:21:53 AM

All the listed options are of concern, in reality.

8/4/2017 2:03:29 AM

don't do it at all unless it is a medical emergency

8/3/2017 9:47:22 PM

ALL the above!

8/3/2017 9:36:52 PM

All of the above

8/3/2017 4:53:06 PM

Tough to pick just one-Overheating, Hydration, & Ventilation are all One-Big-Concern!

8/3/2017 11:49:44 AM

All the above

8/3/2017 10:53:25 AM

All of the above!

8/3/2017 10:44:14 AM

All of the above is the correct answer.

8/3/2017 12:15:46 AM

Love my stock trailer, lots of air flow.

8/2/2017 9:46:21 PM

Getting stuck in traffic/accident/construction

8/2/2017 5:57:45 PM

Should have had an "all of the above" choice. =)

8/2/2017 5:43:19 PM

Minimize time standing in enclosed trailer. This means no stop for "refreshments" after rides, guys!

8/2/2017 5:21:53 PM

Pretty much all of these things are concerns..

8/2/2017 4:55:58 PM

I especially worry about the tow vehicle breaking down in the heat.

8/2/2017 4:38:27 PM

All of the above!

8/2/2017 3:31:19 PM

I live in Fl, overheating is always an issue.

8/2/2017 3:15:47 PM

This kinda goes with all of the other suggestions

8/2/2017 2:54:36 PM

All of the above

8/2/2017 2:09:16 PM

Being stuck in traffic. Our highway is very congested in with frequent accidents and closures

8/2/2017 1:21:14 PM

Tow vehicle breakdown and/or traffic jam resulting in extended hold time in hot trailer

8/2/2017 1:14:59 PM

My biggest concern would be a vehicle malfunction - risk overheated horses AND little ventilation!

8/2/2017 10:57:33 AM

Depends on the horse but mainly overheating and for some horses it would be to limit stress.

8/2/2017 9:44:26 AM

all of the above

8/2/2017 9:02:27 AM

unforseen traffic jam

8/2/2017 8:03:54 AM

It's not the transport; it's the riding when I get there! I just don't go if it's too hot to ride.

8/2/2017 7:12:25 AM

and keeping them hydrated

8/2/2017 7:09:51 AM

All of the above!

8/2/2017 4:39:35 AM

No matter what the weather, always fear someone hitting the trailer.

8/1/2017 10:16:42 PM

all of the above=do not travel midday=early morning or late night

8/1/2017 9:10:24 PM

all of the above, so I try to ship in the early morning

8/1/2017 8:48:57 PM

All of the above.

8/1/2017 8:08:28 PM

My horses don't travel much but when they do, it's a hot trailer that worries me most.

8/1/2017 5:33:36 PM

ALL OF THE CONCERNS !!!!

8/1/2017 5:09:02 PM

avoiding the other drivers who arn't calm and cool on the road

8/1/2017 4:55:18 PM

All are my concern: need ventilation, hydration, attention to hauling at cooler parts of day.

8/1/2017 4:40:40 PM

Feed carrots and soaked beet pulp before and after trailering to keep hydrated.

8/1/2017 4:20:49 PM

We try to haul at night or the cooler part of the day to avoid getting too hot.

8/1/2017 2:57:05 PM

I always have at least 3 galls of water with me and hope we don't get stalled on the Interstate.

8/1/2017 2:32:42 PM

My horse sweat heavily in the trailer once and, despite drinking well, colicked the next day.

8/1/2017 2:30:19 PM