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post #1 of 3 Old 10-23-2014, 08:23 AM Thread Starter
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I am trailering a horse from 3 1/2 hours away. I realize that riding in a trailer puts a ton of stress on them. How many days should i let him have down time before I ride?
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post #2 of 3 Old 10-23-2014, 10:38 AM
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I've trailered longer than that to trail rides and rode that same day. They had maybe an hour while camp got set up and we usually took a short ride but they don't need days to settle in.
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post #3 of 3 Old 10-23-2014, 11:10 AM
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Rule of thumb is that you stop every four hours to let your horse out of the trailer for maybe 10-20 minutes to stretch their legs. He'll be fine on a 3 1/2 hour trailer ride. My horse goes fine after being in the trailer for a long time.

As far as getting used to the surroundings, give him a day or two to get settled in and then saddle up. Spend some time getting to know him.

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