Originally Posted by Vidaloco
Just a tip, I always tie a hay bag up in front of them. That keeps them happy inside the trailer until I'm ready for them to come out. As long as their hay bag is full they will stay in there all day. Even for just a short trip, they get a nummy hay bag. Mine are all piggy wiggys, that may have something to do with it.
I quit doing that after a very good trainer nearby used haybags on a 2 hour journey to HOY, and got there only to find one of her prized horses had choked to death on it's hay on the way there, after not being able to dislodge the blockage because the chest bar stopped him from putting his head down. So my horses learn the hard way without treats
I will give them a handful of hay at any stops we make, but they aren't allowed to have hay bags while travelling in my float :)