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post #1 of 3 Old 06-05-2013, 10:41 PM Thread Starter
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Trailering and Equine Choice paste

I was in my local tack store today picking up a few things for the new horse I am getting and mentioned that I would be bringing him home on Saturday and that it was a 7 hour trailer ride for him. The lady at the shop asked if I had any Equine Choice Paste and when I said I had never heard of it she told me I really should get some and give 20 cc's to my horse before loading him in the trailer. Apparently it is something to keep the hind gut working properly? What are the chances he would get sick from trailering for 7 hours? I do plan to stop for about an hour to give him a rest. I have only trailered this distance a couple of other times and the horses were fine but perhpas I was just very lucky and was too stupid to realize it. Another question I have is that the trailer is an enclosed 2 horse straight load. It is going to be fairly warm on Saturday about 65F i will open the two small windows in the trailer but I am wondering if I should remove the top half of the doors, I dont have a fan in the trailer.
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post #2 of 3 Old 06-06-2013, 08:13 AM
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fiber and water keep the gut moving, not drugs. For a 7 hour ride make sure you check weather and traffic so you dont get stuck in super hot traffic jam. For a 7 hour trip I would electrolyte a couple hours ahead of load up. Then feed soaked beet pulp, then put a scoop of beet pulp, and a handful of his normal grain in a bucket, add a gallon of water or so, and set it in truck so it cant spill at your half way point add some water to make it a bit soupy and feed that.
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post #3 of 3 Old 06-06-2013, 10:11 AM Thread Starter
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thanks I will try that

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