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I found overnight stabling using these two sites. Was most impressed.
I trailered from lower Al to NW MO, stayed overnight near Memphis, just off of I-55...and again near Mexico MO, close to HS best friend.
Cost me 20 dollars a night, had 2 horses. First place was a full out barn, very nice set up, but unused mostly, appeared to have been training barn, was able to drop trailer, and go to motel without it. Locked fence, owners on premises.
2nd place was a small MO Foxtrotter trainer, stalls adequate, but not huge, single run of stalls. Horses were satisfied though.
I would not attempt to get horses out, they are perfectly capable of watering if they will drink while standing in a trailer. And in years of hauling I had very few that would drink much, if any during the travel.
I have seen people at rest areas leading their horses around and really felt they were doing it more to show off, than anything else. Considering the chemicals that are used on the grasses there, would not be letting horse graze, and considering the probable outcome should a horse balk, or get loose? Nope. No way would I be doing that.
Also, good way to get yourself mugged, or worse, standing around trying to load a horse. Those rest areas can have some rough characters in them. Not a place to loiter in my opinion.
Call some of these people on here. Find out how close they are to road you will be traveling on, and also how easy it is to get to them, a few of them are B&B's, so you could stay there too. Others are more than willing to direct you to a good motel, and food.
Ask how much room they have to maneuver trailer, as if you are tired? You do not want to be trying to back around 40 acres and mule in the dark. Ask about stall sizes, paddocks? Turn out runs?
But all in all, not a bad trip at all.