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post #1 of 4 Old 07-24-2009, 01:31 PM Thread Starter
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Question If you were me...

If you were me, and you were trailering a 2 year old clydesdale filly halfway across country.... unsure of how well she will do in the trailer... straight-shoot, 2 horse trailer with the divider at a diagonal, would you use trailer ties?
I have cross ties for the trailer, as well as a single bungie (stretch) tie. I haven't decided which ones to use, but was planning on securing them with twine so if she freaks out, the twine will break. What would YOU do?
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post #2 of 4 Old 07-24-2009, 02:19 PM
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YES use ties. I have heard of horses h not have ties on and rearing and flipping over.
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post #3 of 4 Old 07-24-2009, 02:21 PM
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Just to be safer, I think that I would use ties. Just to keep her from moving around too terrible much and it may give her a sense of security, I don't know.

Oh, and I want pix as soon as you get her home.

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post #4 of 4 Old 07-24-2009, 02:38 PM
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I would tie- but make sure she is able to get head head somewhat down just in case she needs to cough or relax a bit. I hate it when people have their horses heads tied way up when in the trailer.


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