Long Distance Trailering
Hi, I'm new here and couldn't find a more suitable category to post this, so I'll try here. Now, to the business:
I'm a long time rider and horse owner but I'm looking to try something new. Every year, my family takes a summer vacation to South Carolina (we're coming from Indiana) to a resort on the beach. At the resort - Seabrook Island - is a large equestrian center where they run horse riding for the guests. You could sign up for a trail ride or even ride on the beach. I've been doing the beach ride for four years so far and love it! But recently I discovered that the center actually boards horses and if you would bring your own horse, you could take him down to the beach to ride on your own.
So, I brought it up to my dad and he thought it would be excellent to try to bring our own horses down and board them during our vacation to ride them here.
The problem is, our family does not yet own a trailer (though we have been discussing buying one for some time and my dad bought a truck some time ago strictly because we have intended to use it for trailering) and neither of my parents have actually driven a horse trailer before. Now, I am not naive in thinking that we could just buy a trailer and take an 11 hour drive with my horses. No. But my question is actually, how do you more experienced trailer-ers think my family and I should go about preparing for such a trip sometime in the future? Like, obviously getting a trailer and moving our horses locally at first, I assume. But how many longerish trips should we try before going all the way and such?
Thank you in advance,