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post #1 of 11 Old 10-28-2009, 12:43 PM Thread Starter
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Ready for a travel??

What should i put on my horse before traveling?? we are going on a big //HUGE// compition and he needs to be really good after the travel, he's on horseshoes, and i know he as to wear blanket, but what more?? something on the feets, but what?? anyone have the perfect answer with all this things to take care of??

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post #2 of 11 Old 10-28-2009, 01:04 PM
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what is the weather / temperature like ? if its still warm he doesnt have to wear a blanket.

if hes used to wraps & you know how to do shipping wraps or even standing wraps i would do that too.

i will sometimes feed oil in the week or 2wks before i go on a long haul just to keep everything moving through. also, bring a few jugs of water for your horse to drink for when you make stops on the way. i also soak their hay in water incase they dont want to drink when they are on the trailer.

lots of fly spray !!

thats all i can think of right now

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post #3 of 11 Old 10-28-2009, 02:11 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks, O here its all winter!! so i meaby should let him wear blanket, thanks, im ready to go :d <3 <3

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post #4 of 11 Old 10-28-2009, 02:13 PM
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I definitely like to have water and soak he hay in water. It also helps with the dust. :)
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post #5 of 11 Old 10-28-2009, 02:26 PM
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If it's an open stock trailer I like to put fly masks on my guys. That way if the shavings start flying around they won't get in their eyes.

If it's a short trip I use shipping boots. For longer trips I use standing wraps, bell boots and sometimes hock wraps (one of mine will kick the trailer).

Another one of mine gets a head bumper because she throws her head as she backs up.

Blankets according to weather. And maybe halter fuzzies if your horse is sensitive.

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post #6 of 11 Old 10-28-2009, 02:36 PM
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Shipping boots are always a must for me.
I was trailering with a friend and she didn't put shipping boots on and when her horse came out of the trailer she tripped and ended up cutting her whole entire front leg open, I know it's only a "sometimes" thing that can happen but ever since that I always make sure my horses have shipping boots or standing wraps on. Also my friend uses one of those horse helmet things. I find them silly but her horse tends to throw his head up in the trailer so it helps
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post #7 of 11 Old 10-28-2009, 03:20 PM
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For safety and all that, get leg wraps, bell boots, a poll protecter, a tail bandage and a safe and comfortable halter.

By the way, when you get there, are you letting your horse into a paddock, or are you keeping him in the stable or what?

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post #8 of 11 Old 10-28-2009, 03:50 PM
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When i ship horses i have a blanket or sheet on them, shipping boots or wraps, tail wrapped, i also have shipping halters.
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post #9 of 11 Old 10-29-2009, 10:47 AM Thread Starter
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*He will go streat into a paddock and have it cofortable for the compition so what i need is :
blanket,
halter,
bell boots,
tail bandage,
leg warps,
(there are no flys over the summer at Iceland where i live so i don't need fly protecting)

so that's what i need??

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post #10 of 11 Old 10-29-2009, 11:34 PM
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(there are no flys over the summer at Iceland where i live so i don't need fly protecting)
How lucky! I wish our summers were fly free!! ;)
Sounds like that list you had should do the trick, just protect the legs most importantly!

:) Safe travels!!

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