I recently had a trailer accident this past summer where me and some friends were hauling to a rodeo in my friends trailer. The highway we were driving on was extremely rough causing the floorboards of the trailer to break loose. My horse and my best friends horse were drug along the highway. Needless to say we had to put our beloved horses down right there on the side of the road. The horse in the back which belonged to the girl who owned the trailer was uninjured, but had broke loose due to a cheap halter. Our horses had sturdy halters with good quality lead ropes that held the horses in the trailer. Had they not the horses would have came completely out of the trailer and possibly killed us along with many of the other drivers on the road. So yes for the most part I believe the safest thing is for horses to be tied. It's not always possible due to certain situations, but I think it's definitely important!
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