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CHOOSING YOUR HOMESTEADER HORSE TRAILER

Homesteader Horse Trailers are unique, elaborate vehicles designed for carrying horses from place to place. Horses are mainly kept for either work or competition purpose, and to get them working at the peak of their ability, it is required that they are transported to the place of their function, in sound health, and a good physical state. Homesteader Horse Trailers are designed to provide comfort and quality safety to horses during the transportation process. Most trailers feature adjustable windows, vents, and a suspension to ensure a safe and stress-less trip for the horses.
Here are some tips for a successfully horse trailing;
• Choose a suitable tow vehicle and a befitting hitch: this is the first thing to consider in horse trailing because most people seem not to care about that, they purchase or rent a large spaced vehicle and assume it can tow a fully loaded trailer. An improperly matched truck, hitch, and trailer can cause a fatal accident that may lead to loss of assets and life.
• Prepare your hay net higher than the ground level
• Ensure your trailer is in a good state before setting out: most trailers are kept outdoor, which exposes them to lots of things, like; snow, rain, sun, and others. And all these can be detrimental to the trailer. Therefore a pre-flight is vital to know the state of the trailer before the trip.
• Expose your horse to trailering: ensure you introduce your horses to short distance trailering, to enable them the quality experience of travel, which will make your trailering exercise less stressful.
• Ensure the horses are well hydrated and that the vehicle and the trailers are as well in a properly functioning state. Horses should be well hydrated to ensure they are fit for long distance travel.
• Avoid reckless driving: trailer drivers should be much cautious during the transportation because if recklessness is allowed the outcome may be unbearable. Therefore, it is essential for the driver to be well composed and experience, drives at a slower deceleration, enable frequent stops to ensure the journey is pleasant for both the driver and the horses.
• Avoid the horses hanging their heads or any parts of their body out of the trailer during the transportation process. Whenever any of their body parts are exposed, they are being exposed to injury.
• Always attend to your horses from time to time during travel.
• Do not race the horse before trailering
• No one is an island of knowledge, endeavor to ask for help whenever you are doubtful.