My Horse Trailer Setup
Your horse is most vulnerable when he is in your trailer. I wanted to show you my horse trailer setup. Now, I am not an expert, but I have talked to Rebecca Gimenez/Husted of Technical Large Animal Rescue and she gave me some useful tips that can help anyone who trailers a horse.
There are the essentials: a contact sheet with important phone numbers. I include my vet’s name and number, both my wife’s and my number, and a non-horse emergency contact. In this case, my older brother who I can count on to come whenever I need him. Close to this list, I keep a chart showing the normal ranges for a horse’s temp, pulse, and respiration. Sometimes in an emergency we may not think clearly, so this helps.
When I spoke with Rebecca, she pointed out the primary danger of a trailer breakdown or roadside emergency. Often, the driver is in such a hurry to run back and check on their horse; they forget about their personal safety. She recommends a reflective vest and a red roadside marker to set up behind your trailer. Having traffic see you is important so you can focus on your horse.
We like the Blocker Tie-ring for both inside and outside the trailer. It’s Easy to connect and disconnect the horses from the ring. We also have reflective vests and emergency road markers.
Stock your First Aid Kit with products you think necessary. For us that’s gauze, tape, and Vetwrap. Remember, the products in the kit are designed to get your horse stabilized until you get to professional help.
However, you have your horse trailer setup, you’ll want to be sure to include flashlights, a good spare tire, and a trailer jack.
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