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Horse 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.

If you become incapacitated during an accident, you can make sure your horses will be taken care of by leaving information that will help direct emergency responders. You may also want to include the phone number of your equine...

30 Trailering Tips

Even if you don’t own a horse trailer, your horse needs to know how to load easily in case of an emergency. If possible, carry two spare tires for your...

Safe Trailering

It’s easy to get complacent when hauling horses. Months or years of incident-free trips can give any driver a false sense of security. And while it’s true that confidence is a good thing, a little bit of caution can...
Under the laws of nature, the best way to avoid any kind of an emergency is to be fully prepared for one—whether you are making a long distance, cross-country haul or a short trek down the road to the...

Traveling With Your Horse

By Cary L. Szuwalski When you are preparing to travel with your horse, packing is an organizational challenge. Every horse traveling is more than likely to be accompanied by a mound of equipment. The key to efficient packing is to...
You're towing down a high-crowned, two-lane country highway at a safe speed. Your trailer and truck are in perfect working order and your horses are calm and snug in the trailer behind you. You notice a semi-trailer truck headed...
As the days get longer and the weather warms up, our thoughts start to turn to the myriad activities we hope to enjoy with our horses this year. To make the most of the seasons, enterprising horse owners endeavor...
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