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        11-13-2012, 08:10 AM
      #11
    Green Broke
    I trailer somewhere to ride almost every weekend. Most of the time its somewhere into the mountains of SE Tennessee, where 42 miles can take almost two hours to travel. It's somewhat rough one lane forest roads up very steep grades.

    I've never used any kind of leg wrap or blankets.......just a halter and tie.

    You really don't need all that stuff, but, it's your money, spend it on whatever makes you happy.
         
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        11-13-2012, 11:05 AM
      #12
    Yearling
    I use a solid nylon halter with a quick release clasp in the trailer. If it is cold, or after a good workout, I might add a cooling sheet or warmer blanket. No wraps or other. That said, my trailer is a very well padded straight haul, so the horses generally don't get moving around too much.

    I used to rent an open stock trailer with much less protection. Then, we did use leg wraps on my daughters mare.
         
        11-13-2012, 11:26 AM
      #13
    Weanling
    I'm still not sure what trailer I'm using, depends on whether I get one for Christmas (Hopefully!), what kind I can get my hands on to borrow, or who I pay to haul him, so I suppose that will make a difference. Also, I want to make his trip very safe because he's not experienced in a trailer. He's only ridden in one 3 times with me, and I doubt very often before I got him, and never for an hour or longer or over a distance. That being said, what would you use in that situation?
         
        11-13-2012, 11:33 AM
      #14
    Trained
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    Originally Posted by sarahkgamble    
    I'm still not sure what trailer I'm using, depends on whether I get one for Christmas (Hopefully!), what kind I can get my hands on to borrow, or who I pay to haul him, so I suppose that will make a difference. Also, I want to make his trip very safe because he's not experienced in a trailer. He's only ridden in one 3 times with me, and I doubt very often before I got him, and never for an hour or longer or over a distance. That being said, what would you use in that situation?
    For a 2 hr ride I wouldn't do much. I use a good nylon halter, a 'panic' release snap on the tie and then I expect them to stand and behave. I won't ever use shipping boots again, they slide down, the horse steps all over them and then you get to crawl around in a trailer to get them off......yeah, not a great idea.

    For a ride that short I don't bother to wrap, heck I probably wouldn't throw more than a handful of shavings in either. For cross country I do bed deep but we're talking 12-48 hrs of hauling with only overnight and gas stops then.
         

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