Long Distance travel?
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I have a 10' Adam stock trailer, no divider. Come fall, I will be moving from VA to WY with my horse, Yankee. He loads fine, but doesn't have a lot of experience being trailered yet. I will be spending this year getting him more used to the trailer and going on increasingly long trips. I know I'll need to get a health certificate before I travel, and to make sure his coggins is up to date.
That's about all I know about hauling a horse cross-country. I figure with a trailer, it will take 4 or 5 days (I can do it with just my truck in 3 days, but those are long, 12 hour days). I would expect to need to stop every 2 hours, but am unsure how to go about that. Will it be a problem to get him out of the trailer at random rest stops? Is there some etiquette to this? How do I find lodging for the night for him? What else do I need to know?
I plan on researching this as well, but I'm not even sure I know all the questions to ask yet. Appreciate any advice or pointers from folks who have done this before!
Proud partner of
Yankee Allstar, Rocky Mountain Horse