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Trailering

Trailering a horse is the only way to get him from point A to point B for moving to a new barn or for attending a horse show, competition, trail ride, or other equine event. Horse Illustrated‘s articles cover how to trailer train your horse, what to look for in one when you’re in the market to purchase, how to maintain your equipment (including the towing vehicle), how to plan your excursions away from home, keeping your horse healthy for the ride, towing capacities, how to hitch up, seasonal differences for traveling, hiring a transportation company if you need, and so much more.

Choosing a Vehicle to Tow Your Horse Trailer

Whether you’re planning to travel to horse shows or somewhere special for summer trail riding, the road trip starts with…

1 year ago

Get on Board

If getting in the trailer isn’t your horse’s favorite activity, making sure that you know where to be can ensure…

2 years ago

Barn Equipment Tune-up

While you may know exactly how to get yourself and your horse in shape and ready for springtime activities, there’s…

2 years ago

10 Tips for Trailer Training Success

Be safe: Wear gloves, boots, and helmet. Protect your horse’s legs during training with standing wraps or shipping boots. Use…

3 years ago

Happy Trailers

Trail riders living on expansive acreage, close to public lands, or next to accommodating neighbors are the fortunate few. Most…

3 years ago

Finding a Horse-Friendly Layover

If you travel with horses at all, it’s likely there will be a time when you’re hauling just far enough…

4 years ago

How to Hook Up Your Bumper Pull Trailer

  You've done your research and bought the trailer that best suits your needs and is appropriate for your tow…

5 years ago

Ask the Vet: Rest Stops on Long Trailer Rides

    Q: How often do you need to stop and offer your horse water during a long-distance trailer ride?…

5 years ago

Don’t Own a Horse Trailer? Here’s What to Do.

When you don’t own your own truck and trailer, finding ways to get out and about can be difficult. If…

5 years ago

Solve Your Horse’s Trailer Loading Troubles

If you’ve been to any equine event, you’ve likely seen a horse steadfastly refusing to load into a trailer and…

6 years ago