Karen, no not right now, problems with uploading. The trailer is now finished! It looks quite nice.
So, the plan was to drive down to pick up Candy tomorrow to bring her on trial at a horse camp, BUT.. The drive down is 6 hours. The drive up to the camp is 3 hours. If we left at 6:00 a.m. we would pick up Candy at about 12:00. Say, 45 minutes getting everything ready, plus 20 minutes getting to the place and back onto the freeway. THEN we have to pick up hay, so by now it is 1:05, so 20 minutes to get to the hay, 20 minutes to pick it up, 1:25. 3 hours of driving back up, 4:25. Well guess what the weather is supposed to be? From 2-4, its supposed to be in the hundreds... Yikes.
So, now the plan is changed to driving down tonight, picking up Candy at 10, and getting at the camp hopefully at 2:00. I got the suggestion of spraying rubbing alcohol onto her, so I will be doing that when we stop and check on her, which I am hoping we could do twice in the 3 hour drive. Like the photos above showed ^, our trailer has stock style windows with fiberglass -which we took out for sandblasting- and decided not to put them back in for more airflow. And also putting Candy in the back stall, so there is a tad bit more air coming in (the front part of the window allows air to flow in = air flowing into the back) and she can have more space at the window to look out as well as more room for moving around. She will have a hay bag in there, and in the first stall the hay bag takes up half the window space, but in the second stall it takes up around 1/3 - 1/4 of the window space. There is no water caddy in the trailer but I have put a couple buckets in the tack room so she can be sponged off (afterall, if it spills I just leave the door open in there for an hour in the 100 degree heat and it drys right up!) and hopefully the water wont get to warm. OH what about putting some ice packs on her? Like when we stop digging a couple ice packs out of a cooler for her and pressing them on her chest. I like that idea! Poor Casey, left behind for two weeks :(
“Good things come to those who wait… greater things come to those who get off their ass and do anything to make it happen.” - Unknown
Last edited by caseymyhorserocks; 06-15-2012 at 04:29 PM.