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Can one trailer a horse around too much?
I've been kinda thinking towards next summer recently and there are so many things I want to do with Lacey that involve trailer rides, but I don't want it to be hurtful to her health.
Basically the outline of what I want to do is:
What do you think? She loves going places and trail riding, so this might be great for her but it seems like a lot of hours in the trailer. 14 hours in the trailer as a modest estimate? O.o I mean, not going to the first camp only takes off about 2 hours but still.
I guess it depends on how well she usually trailers? Does she get super stressed out, even the next day after shes gotten home? Or after five minutes is she like "okay, what else?" As long as she gets to stretch her limbs out after being trailered, which it sounds like she will be able to, and shes not a bundle of nerves that should be okay. The only thing I would think of is maybe get a stall mat or something for the trailer floor so its not so hard on her joints, since shes older?
Yes, i definately agree with rubber mats...it can absorb some of the shock that would otherwise go straight to her joints.
We use shavings in our trailer. My horse is trailered for over 3 hours in a week and he's in top eventing condition, so I don't see how 14 hours stretched out would be a problem. We trailer down to FL for 14 hours or more at once.
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