Trailers & Trailer Safety

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Transportation Tip: Check Tires Before Hauling Horses

July 14, 2011

The leading factor in roadside emergencies is tires. Tires can lose their footing long before they're worn out... Read More

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Shipping Fever: Prevention is Key

July 05, 2011

Transportation is a rish factor for the development of broncho or pleuropneumonia (commonly known as shipping ... Read More

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Trailer Smart for Safer Hauling

July 04, 2011

While it's impossible to eliminate every risk when hauling horses, we can certainly reduce them significantly.... Read More

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Bill Would Forbid Double-Decker Horse Transport

June 30, 2011

Transporting horses in double-deck trailers would be banned nationwide under legislation introduced into the ... Read More

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Severe Weather Travel Tips for Horse Owners

June 19, 2011

What should you do when traveling with horses in severe weather situations? Large-animal rescue authority... Read More

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Tips for Long Distance Hauling

May 29, 2011

Mitigate the stress of transporting horses over a long distance by understanding good trailering practices.... Read More

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Spring Horse Care Tips

May 01, 2011

With spring now upon us, Kristina Hiney, PhD, Omega Fields equine nutrition advisor, has prepared a series of seasonal tips to help the horse owner in transitioning his or her horses and property from winter to spring:
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I-95 Tractor Trailer Fire Kills Six Horses

April 16, 2011

The North Carolina Highway Patrol says just before 10 p.m. EDT on I-95 North near mile marker 135 in Rocky Mount a tractor trailer transporting six Thoroughbred racehorses from Florida to New York caught fire killing all the horses. ... Read More

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USRider: Carry Two Spare Tires When Hauling Horses

April 02, 2011

For a truck and horse trailer, the side of the road with a flat tire is a dangerous place to, especially with horses onboard. As a conscientious horse owner, you should try to minimize the time spent roadside. One way to do that, according to Bill ... Read More

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How to Maintain Your Trailer

February 28, 2011

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Tips for Winter Horse Hauling

December 11, 2010

With the change of seasons, USRider, the national provider of roadside emergency assistance for equestrians, reminds those who travel with horses to be careful when traveling and to invest time doing routine preventive trailer maintenance to...... Read More

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Before You Haul, Check the Tires

October 20, 2010

Studies show that the leading factor in roadside breakdowns is tires. Additionally, as temperatures cool across the country, tire pressures will decrease. Given these facts, USRider reminds equestrians and others who travel with horses to perfo... Read More

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Stout Named Kentucky Veterinarian of the Year

October 14, 2010

State veterinarian Robert C. Stout was honored as the Kentucky Veterinarian of the Year by the Kentucky Veterinary Medical Association on Oct. 9 during the Mid-America Veterinary Conference in Louisville. "Dr. Stout's dedica... Read More

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Horse Trailer Tip: Locate Special Keys for Tires

August 08, 2010

Did you know that some wheels require a special lug nut key in order to remove tires from a vehicle? Your spare tire could also require a special key to unlock it. Having locking lug nuts on each wheel and a lock on your spare tire holder ... Read More

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Horse Transport Bill Advances

July 30, 2010

Legislation that would ban the use of double-decker trailers to transport horses advanced this week when it was passed by the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure July 29. The Horse Transportation Act of 2009 (HR305) would prohibit... Read More

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Tips on Merging While Pulling a Trailer

June 25, 2010

While driving safely is important for everyone's safety and welfare, it is particularly important for vehicles that are towing trailers. While it is best for a merging vehicle to accelerate to the speed of the other vehicles on the interstate... Read More

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Summer Travel Concerns Shared by Readers

June 15, 2010

More than 660 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "What is your biggest health concern when traveling with your horse?" ... Read More

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Horsemeat Investigation Under Way in Florida

May 27, 2010

Police in Miami-Dade Florida are examining a vehicle to determine whether the meat found inside was derived from a horse. The probe is the latest into a series of incidents involving the slaughter of horses for their meat. Since Janu... Read More

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Ohio Horses Recovering from Accident Injuries

May 25, 2010

Two Quarter Horse geldings are under treatment for trauma and other injuries sustained when the gooseneck trailer in which they were riding overturned during a single-car incident on Ohio Interstate 71 May 22. The truck's driver and four ot... Read More

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Training Challenge to Showcase Rescued Horses

May 24, 2010

Equine victims of abuse, neglect, and abandonment will be the stars at the second annual Bluebonnet Rescue Horse Training Challenge. The Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society in College Station, Texas, is hosting the challenge to showcase the talent... Read More

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Farm Equipment

May 01, 2010

Tractors, lawn mowers, trucks, and trailers are among the biggest purchases you'll make for your farm. It's not surprising that for the uninitiated, buying farm equipment can be an intimidating and confusing process.... Read More

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Hit the Road (Trailer Maintenance)

April 01, 2010

Teaching a horse to load like a champ is an oft-covered topic, but have you considered whether you're starting with an enclosure that's safe and pleasant for both horse and human? By maintaining your trailer properly... Read More

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Horse Trailer Drivers: Handle a Sticking Gas Pedal

March 31, 2010

While sticking accelerators have been recently been pegged to Toyota vehicles, this can occur in any vehicle for a variety of reasons, ranging from a broken motor mount or improper floor mat, to a system glitch, so it is best to be prepared.Read More

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Horse Trailer Drivers: Signal for Safety

March 24, 2010

"Observing safe driving practices is important for everyone. Proper use of turn signals should be observed in any vehicle, however, it is critically important when trailering your horse," Cole said.... Read More

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Trailer Safety Checklist

March 16, 2010

Keep this handy safety checklist in your trailer, tack box, or towing vehicle as a reference for safe hauling.... Read More