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post #11 of 13 Old 02-09-2009, 06:59 PM
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It'll take about 3 days of almost non-stop driving. I think it might be best to trade off every few hours, and stop every 3 hrs or so just for pee breaks and what not. With such a long trip it would probably be best to get through as fast as possible. Maybe on the first night or so you can stay overnight somewhere, but drive through for the most part.
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post #12 of 13 Old 03-21-2009, 02:31 AM
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I went with some friends to pick up an unbroke young horse. Because it was an unbroke horse and not used to being handled or caught we didn't want to stop if we didn't have to. Horse was in a 2 horse stock trailer (untied) for almost 20 hours. We drove straight through, only stopping for gas and drive-thru food.

Definitely longer than I would like, but we didn't have much choice. The horse handled it well, although she was pretty tired when we got back. :)

I sometimes go to weekend events that involve 8 hours of driving each way. We leave a day for travel, so the horse gets to rest/eat all evening and through the night before competing the following day. Have never had a problem.

I guess it depends where you are, but I don't like the idea of taking a horse off a trailer unless I am at my destination or at least an overnight stop.
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post #13 of 13 Old 03-21-2009, 02:39 AM
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I'd say keep them trailered for no more than 7-8hrs. It is crucial that they be allowed to get out and eat/drink/take a walk every two hours. Keep an eye on they're feet when you give them a break. Look for cuts, etc. You don't know what they might scrape themselves on being jostled around. Keep some ointment on hand just in case.

Other than that, just drive at a reasonable speed and watch out for anything in front of you. If you have to avoid something in the road, it's better to come to a complete stop as opposed to swerve and risk rolling/jack knifing your trailer.

Good luck and enjoy PEI!

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