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  • Should i put standing wraps on my horse for a short trip?

 
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    10-28-2009, 12:43 PM
  #1
Foal
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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    10-28-2009, 01:04 PM
  #2
Trained
What is the weather / temperature like ? If its still warm he doesnt have to wear a blanket.

If he's 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 don't want to drink when they are on the trailer.

Lots of fly spray !!

That's all I can think of right now
     
    10-28-2009, 02:11 PM
  #3
Foal
Thanks, O here its all winter!! So I meaby should let him wear blanket, thanks, im ready to go :d <3 <3
     
    10-28-2009, 02:13 PM
  #4
Weanling
I definitely like to have water and soak he hay in water. It also helps with the dust. :)
     
    10-28-2009, 02:26 PM
  #5
Started
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.
     
    10-28-2009, 02:36 PM
  #6
Foal
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
     
    10-28-2009, 03:20 PM
  #7
Yearling
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?
     
    10-28-2009, 03:50 PM
  #8
Weanling
When I ship horses I have a blanket or sheet on them, shipping boots or wraps, tail wrapped, I also have shipping halters.
     
    10-29-2009, 10:47 AM
  #9
Foal
*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??
     
    10-29-2009, 11:34 PM
  #10
Weanling
Quote:
Originally Posted by Thelma    
(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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