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??
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.
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
*He will go streat into a paddock and have it cofortable for the compition so what I need is :
(there are no flys over the summer at Iceland where I live so I don't need fly protecting)