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  • How to tie a haynet in a trailer
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    02-06-2010, 10:18 AM
  #1
Green Broke
Question Help! Traveling for the 1st time on tuesday.

Ok, I tested my horse in our new trailer today and he went in fine.
I just have a few questions:

1. Where to tie him?

2. Where to tie his haynet?

3. Are haynets essential for a 20-30 min journey?

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not our trailer but we have an Ifor Williams and a simular model.

Currently I have tied him to the right inside of the trailer (red mark on picture). But this teather is around his head hight, do I not tie him at all?

I have no idea where to put the haynet!?!?!?!?

There isnt front teather loops, but there are loops (blue mark) that I could put some twine in to tie him to. Although it is far away from his head and way to far and low to put the haynet.

Help please! I could use my common sense but I've read so many horror stories I would like opinions on what is safest.
     
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    02-06-2010, 11:07 AM
  #2
Trained
For a 20-30 ride, I wouldn't bother tieing or having a hay net.
     
    02-06-2010, 11:12 AM
  #3
Yearling
I would deffinatley Tie him. I wouldnt leave him loose. And hay isnt nessicary for that length of a trip. We have gone on alot farther distances with no hay. And if those are the only loops... I'd say that's the best place to tie him.
     
    02-06-2010, 11:15 AM
  #4
Showing
I never tie my girls either. I do stick in a hay net even for short trips. I think it keeps them busy chewing which naturally keeps them calmer. I tie in to the side away from the window so its not right in front of them and away from the wind which could blow stuff at them.
     
    02-06-2010, 11:29 AM
  #5
Green Broke
Thanks, there is no open window on our trailer so that isnt the issue.

Is it ok to tie to the same teather the haynet is on?
     
    02-06-2010, 11:43 AM
  #6
Yearling
If you tie the rope over the bag it should be a problem.
     
    02-06-2010, 02:34 PM
  #7
Green Broke
Yeah, good idea, thanks
     
    02-06-2010, 02:38 PM
  #8
Showing
I still think untied is best. If the horse has a fit and tries to jump up over a breast bar (yes I've seen them do this) they could get their legs tangled in a rope. Its kind of a catch 22 tie them slack enough so if they fall they don't break their neck and so they can get their head down to clear debris. But tight enough they don't tangle a leg while standing. I just prefer to not tie them. I've seen plenty of horses hauled in open stock trailers with no ties at all and they travel fine. In an enclosed trailer like yours, I see no reason to tie them at all.
This is one of those controversial topics your going to get opinions on both
     
    02-06-2010, 02:46 PM
  #9
Showing
Sorry to double post but thought I better throw this out there in case you didn't know
If your only hauling one horse, load him on the drivers side of the trailer. That way if the trailer just happens to drop off to the shoulder of the road, its less likely you will lose control of the trailer.
     
    02-06-2010, 03:23 PM
  #10
Green Broke
Quote:
Originally Posted by Vidaloco    
Sorry to double post but thought I better throw this out there in case you didn't know
If your only hauling one horse, load him on the drivers side of the trailer. That way if the trailer just happens to drop off to the shoulder of the road, its less likely you will lose control of the trailer.
yes, I loaded him on the drivers side earlier today :)
I may not tie him, he has a habbit of untying himself anyway :s still not sure... should I leave a head collar on him whilst traveling anyway?
     

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