moving horse that stocks up easily
I'm planning on moving across country (southern CA to northern MN) in the coming months so I'm starting to look into horse transporters.
I have a 18 yr old, 17hh Thoroughbred and he gets stocked up really easily. Once in a 12'x24' stall he stocked up so bad the fluid pushed its way out of his leg, creating a sore that got infected (in my defense, I didn't own him at the time, he belonged to a friend).
As I talk to transporters and plan the trip are there any specific questions I should be asking the transporters? Is there anything I can do to minimize the swelling on the trip?