3 Hour trailer haul help
I am going to buy my horse this weekend and pick her up this upcoming Tuesday. My mom and I don't own a truck OR a trailer. The owner of the barn we are boarding her at allows the boarders access to her 2 horse trailer. We're renting an enterprise truck, either a Chevy Silverado or a Ford F150. Both of these are more than capable of hauling a 2 horse trailer, I believe a Ford F150 can haul over 11,000 pounds..? I'm not sure, but I did look it up.
So we have both the trailer and the truck lined up, paid for, and just waiting for Tuesday. Now, the hard part. My mom and I have never hauled anything before, in our entire lives. I am bringing a halter, lead rope, water bucket, a hay net for her to munch on the way, and I may wrap her legs. What are the benefits of that?
What else do we need to bring? Is driving a truck that is pulling a trailer THAT much different than normal driving? (I know to go slower, take turns slow, etc. I know the obvious things) My boyfriend said he didn't feel comfortable letting us drive with no experience, and he has hauled hay a thousand times for his dad. Should I just let him drive?
It is a 3 hour drive from her old home to her new home. It is a straight shot down one highway, with perhaps 5 turns total in the entire trip. Also, it will probably be raining. It's been raining in the south for the past week and I believe it will continue into next week...
Thank you so much anyone who replies, I really want to make her feel comfortable and keep our lives safe.