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post #1 of 14 Old 11-12-2012, 08:37 PM Thread Starter
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Trailering "Outfit"

I may be moving my horse from my barn at home to the barn I'm working at while in school, which is about 1 hour 45 minutes away. I want to trailer him as safely as possible. So I was wondering what you put on your horses to trailer this distance? I was thinking shipping boots, a cooler or sheet, and shipping halter (or at least fleece padding to put on one of his current halters). What do you guys typically use?
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post #2 of 14 Old 11-12-2012, 08:43 PM
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I don't use shipping halters. My only halter specification is that it has a breakaway crownpiece/tab. I wrap with quilts and stable bandages, but I would go with boots if you don't have experience wrapping. A light sheet is good to protect against nicks and bumps.
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My instructor (she was Clinton Andersons barn manager) told me that shipping boots are more dangerous to the horse than without.
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My instructor (she was Clinton Andersons barn manager) told me that shipping boots are more dangerous to the horse than without.
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Hm, what were her reasons for that?
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I don't use shipping halters. My only halter specification is that it has a breakaway crownpiece/tab. I wrap with quilts and stable bandages, but I would go with boots if you don't have experience wrapping. A light sheet is good to protect against nicks and bumps.
Do you do both front & hind legs with the wraps?
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post #6 of 14 Old 11-12-2012, 09:09 PM
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My guys get No-Bows with Standing Wraps and their Soft Rides....they don't get blankets unless they are in the stock trailer as it is more open and lets more air in when hauling in the cooler months. When in the big trailer it is insulated so they stay nice and toasty if we leave the windows up. And we don't haul then in shipping halters, have never had a issue with halters rubbing.


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post #7 of 14 Old 11-12-2012, 09:11 PM
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Hm, what were her reasons for that?
If the horse were to slip and fall and get his feet stuck in the other wrap they could become more panicked and hurt them selves worse. She also has seen them get caught on parts of the trailer and the horses tried to run away but fell over and broke his leg because the wrap didnt tear.
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Padded halter, a sheet, and wraps or SMB's...I learned my lesson with shipping boots, I won't use them again.
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post #9 of 14 Old 11-13-2012, 06:47 AM
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my horse gets put in the trailer, if its warm I'll put a fly mas on him and open the window. I haul that far once a week and frequently haul 4-8 hours.
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post #10 of 14 Old 11-13-2012, 07:21 AM
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A soft breakaway halter and a fleece sheet if it is cold (below -20C) outside. No boots, no wraps, no sheets in warmer weather.

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