I have written several blogs about traveling with horses.
- How do I find a reputable (trustworthy) horse hauler to transport my horse?
- Have you ever needed to have your horse trailer towed?
- How do you handle traveling with stallions? Do you haul mares with them?
Plus, I did an entire series of trailer loading videos, sponsored by Tekonsha (they make brake control systems for horse trailers) that is available on YouTube;
I personally don’t unload on the road very often for safety reasons. I do evaluate my horse and what kind of shape they are in, as they claim that riding in a trailer is roughly equivalent to a horse walking; 2 hours in trailer is similar to the horse walking for 2 hours. I have even been known to borrow a stock trailer if I felt that the horse needed to be able to move around more than they can in a slant load. I think each situation is different but I would love to hear how you handle hauling also.
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