Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Resaca, Georgia
• Horses: 0
Shavings in a stock trailer???
I have a question that has bothered me some..... I have a gooseneck stock trailer that has had some modifications on it. I have wooden plank flooring with rubber mats on top. My horses almost always (when trailered) have shoes with drill tech(borium) on.
My question is... do I need more padding on the floor, like shavings or straw? We trailer usually for 30-60 minutes to get to the trailhead to ride weekly. I felt that shavings would just blow up and get into their eyes/noses. It really does not seem that they slip/slide on the rubber mats because the drill tech really digs into the rubber.
I just read an article about trailering and they said to put shavings in the trailer... the photo showed an enclosed trailer so in that situation shavings might be good, but I'm wondering about an open stock trailer?