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.