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post #11 of 12 Old 03-02-2019, 06:10 PM
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Originally Posted by walknsound View Post
You said they were in desperate need of help, but not their physical condition. Are they physically able to ride 5 or 6 hours?

I have to agree. How is their physical condition? Can they stand for that long in a trailer? Are you going to have to stop for fuel, snacks, etc? 5-6 hours in a trailer is a long time without breaks, not only for the horses, but you also.

You don't want to get home and find out that you have a horse down in the trailer.

Good luck and keep us posted...


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post #12 of 12 Old 03-02-2019, 06:54 PM
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Totally agree with everyone who says remove dividers, or safely secure, run them on, and shut the door and go....and keep going.

We had to pick up a colt who was basically unhadled, his companion had died and he was all alone. We managed to get him the shelter, and eventually into the trailer...stock type, had my gelding in the front section. Once he was on we were moving, and just kept going the two hours to home...stopping is more stressful than keeping rolling if at all possible, and you certainly don’t want to be opening doors on route,

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