Trailering Unhandled Rescues
Thank you in advance for any help you might be able to provide. Looking for some guidance on trailering two new rescue horses. I already have to mares that stand and tie nicely in my 3 horse slant load, but here is my new situation...
I recently rescued two horses that were in desperate need of help. They are both career broodmares that will not safely stand tied in the trailer. Unfortunately, I live 5 hours away, so I am not able to work with them in advance on this to get them halter broke and standing tied in preparation for their trailer ride.
One (Mare A) is somewhat halter broke but does not stand tied currently, and the other (Mare B) was halter broke at some point but has not been touched in over two years and can't be caught. I need to get them home so I can start working with them and handling them, but they are a 5-6 hour trailer ride away. Mare A stands quietly for the ride untied, Mare B does not seem to. I have been trying my best to borrow a stock trailer and have them each in a box stall for the ride, but am having absolutely no luck doing so. So my question, is there any safe way to bring them both here in the slant load? I can remove the slants so that is an option. I could leave them both lose in the back but not sure if that is a good idea, especially for a 5-6 hour ride.
Any suggestions or help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!