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  • Using a stock trailer to haul sawdust
  • DUMP TRAILER TO HAUL SAW DUST

 
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    04-03-2008, 07:06 AM
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Stock trailers - sawdust/shavings

I'm not sure it's appropriate place to put my question, but...

Does anyone on forum use stock trailer to haul the horse(s)? If so do you use sawdust/shavings in it? I really like the idea of using sawdust, but my concern is with all these holes on sides the rain gets in and make it really wet.
     
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    04-03-2008, 07:44 AM
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I think the main reason for using shavings in the trailer is it gives the horse better traction when the mats/floor gets wet. If the rain is coming in while your going down the road I would continue to use the shavings even if its a soppy mess to clean out. Better safe then having a horse slipping around on wet mats or floor.
     
    04-03-2008, 12:07 PM
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Interesting... I was always thinking it's to absorb the pee. But good point, Vida. Better to keep small layer in.
     
    04-03-2008, 01:59 PM
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Prefer straw for trailering, its a little easier to clean up. But yeah, sawdust works too.
     
    04-03-2008, 02:34 PM
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Folks, now I'm completely confused... :) At the other forum I was told with sawdust (shavings) it gets more slippery, than rubber mats. So what is the real situation - gets more slippery with shavings or less??
     

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