Trailers & Trailer Safety


Natural Disaster: Are You and Your Horse Ready?

October 11, 2016

Are you and your horse ready for emergency evacuation? Get tools and information you need to keep your horse healthy.... Read More


Does Short-Distance Hauling Harm Horses' Respiratory Tracts?

September 20, 2016

Based on study results, researchers believe short trips likely have limited implications for healthy horses.... Read More


Poll Recap: Trailer Loading Competency

July 26, 2016

Of the 901 respondents, 703 (78%) said they are confident their horse would load in a trailer on the first try. ... Read More


Long-Haul Transport and Horse Health Risks

May 05, 2016

Long-distance transport poses risks for horse health and welfare that should not be taken lightly, researchers found.... Read More


Nutrition Tips for Traveling With Your Horse

April 18, 2016

Travel stress can lead to gastric ulcers and colic. Use these strategies to help keep your horse healthy away from home.... Read More


20 Disaster Planning Questions

March 12, 2016

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


Trailering Safely in Winter Weather

January 27, 2016

Our panelists share their expertise on hauling horses during winter weather.... Read More


Safe Travel in Winter

January 23, 2016

With proper planning for winter trailering, you can keep your horses (and yourself) safe and healthy.... Read More

The prepurchase veterinarian works for and is paid by the buyer and should be impartial and have no financial stake in the sale. The buyer owns the rights to the obtained information, including radiographic images (X rays) and test results.


The Horse's Top Blog Posts of 2015

December 26, 2015

Popular blog topics included pasture management, old horses, saddle fit, trailer safety, and more.... Read More


Poll Recap: Horse Hauling Options

September 22, 2015

The majority of poll respondents (74%) said they own their own horse trailer. ... Read More


On the Move With Your Horse

September 17, 2015

Before you hit the asphalt trail, consider these expert tips to make sure your horse arrives healthy and happy.... Read More


Researchers Seek Input for Horse Transportation Study

July 06, 2015

The research team is collecting information on equine transport practices and transport-related illnesses.... Read More


Help, My Horse Won't Get Out of the Trailer!

May 14, 2015

A Facebook fan asks for help with his horse, who's become a reluctant unloader. ... Read More


Finding Housing for Horses During Evacuations

May 13, 2015

Don't wait until disaster is on your doorstep to find a place to take your horses when evacuating. Remember these tips.... Read More


Poll Recap: Summer Travel Plans

May 12, 2015

Of the 674 respondents, 167 (25%) said they plan to travel more than 200 miles from their barn this summer.... Read More


How Do I Get My Horse to Load in a Trailer?

April 16, 2015

An equine behavior expert offers training tips for making trailer loading drama free.... Read More


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


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


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


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


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


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


All Aboard!

December 16, 2014

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


The Good Ride

November 21, 2014

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


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