Trailering

If getting in the trailer isn’t your horse’s favorite activity, making sure that you know where to be can ensure that he’ll step in with ease. When you’re aware of your body position and your horse’s behavior, you’ll be...
While you may know exactly how to get yourself and your horse in shape and ready for springtime activities, there’s another area of barn life that requires your post-winter attention: your farm machines and equipment. Whether it’s a small tractor,...

Happy Trailers

Trail riders living on expansive acreage, close to public lands, or next to accommodating neighbors are the fortunate few. Most of us have to haul out when we want to enjoy a ride in the great outdoors. It’s hard...
Be safe: Wear gloves, boots, and helmet. Protect your horse’s legs during training with standing wraps or shipping boots. Use a...
Horses and Trailers at Lake Anna State Park by Virginia State Parks on flickr/CC BY 2.0 If you travel with horses at all, it’s likely there will be a time when you’re hauling just far enough to make an overnight...
You've done your research and bought the trailer that best suits your needs and is appropriate for your tow vehicle. Now it’s time to hitch up! It’s extremely important to complete the hitching process in the exact same order...
  Throughout 2015, Dr. Lydia Gray will be answering your horse-health questions at HorseChannel.com/AskTheVet. Got a question for Dr. Gray? Send it to hc-editor@i5publishing.com and use subject line "Ask the Vet." Q: How often do you need to stop and offer...
When you don’t own your own truck and trailer, finding ways to get out and about can be difficult. If you don’t want to relegate your horse to being a homebody forever, you’ll need to explore your options for...
If you’ve been to any equine event, you’ve likely seen a horse steadfastly refusing to load into a trailer and a group of frustrated humans determined to change his mind. It’s the perfect recipe for someone to get hurt....

Healthy Hauling

One of the joys of owning a horse is the ability to explore new places, attend riding clinics, and show off your horse’s talent at events and competitions. All of these adventures usually require hauling a horse off the...
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