Join Date: May 2009
Location: Mid Northern TN
Since I am a vet, it makes the health certs and pre-travel check pretty easy. ;) I know what I would tell my clients, and plan on following my own advice (water from home, make sure they get breaks to put their heads down, wet hay/pulp if they'll eat it, hay, no grain, drive slow and easy, don't open that trailer door unless you're in a safe, fenced area, etc) but it's still something different when it's ME! Lol!
I am glad to hear that I am not the only one worried that if I let him OFF after 10 hours or so of travel, he won't want to get back ON the next morning! I did try the hydration hay today, and just as Joe said in my other thread, it's pretty much a giant hay cube. But it soaked really fast, in less than five minutes, was under $20 for a 12/case, and my guy liked it. I have eleven more, so I think that will be something to make sure he's got a bucket of every other stop at least. Tomorrow we'll see if he eats soaked beet pulp. :)
EMS- sounds like you're traveling with quite the zoo too! I wish us both luck and good thoughts! I hope you have a little time to feed up your new filly before you have to travel. Any advice on when NOT to go through Memphis? I don't know where your final destination is in TX, but do not go through Austin during rush hour! You'll add an extra two hours to your trip!