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Horse Trailers Cedar Rapids IA

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Junge Lincoln Mercury
(319) 393-6500
1510 Collins Road N.e.
Cedar Rapids, IA
 
Miller Jim Nissan Inc
(319) 393-0640
1900 51st St Ne
Cedar Rapids, IA
 
Kuehl Randy Honda Cars
(319) 393-5700
4425 Center Point Rd Ne
Cedar Rapids, IA
 
Chezik Bell Ford Lincoln Mercury
(800) New-Ford
2343 Mormon Trek Blvd.
Iowa City, IA
 
Rotman Motor Company Inc.
(563) 652-4928
913 W. Platt Street
Maquoketa, IA
 
Cedar Rapids Toyota
(319) 294-4695
Cedar Rapids, IA
 
Cedar Rapids Toyota
(319) 294-4690
Cedar Rapids, IA
 
Cedar Rapids Toyota
(319) 378-4400
1200 Boyson Rd
Hiawatha, IA
 
Clinton Ford Lincoln Mercury, Inc.
(563) 242-7011
2716 S 19th Street
Clinton, IA
 
Keast Ford Lincoln - Mercury Inc
(712) 755-2116
919 7th Street
Harlan, IA
 

Trailer-Trip Tips

The following expert tips will help you minimize trailering stresses.

1. To minimize breakdowns and the frustrations of getting lost, perform a thorough pre-trip trailer and tow-vehicle check, and plan your route carefully. Unloading by the side of the road is dangerous, so plan to either drive straight through, leaving the horses in the trailer during rest stops, or use a directory, such as that found at www.horsetrip.com , to find a "horse motel" where you can board overnight.

2. Put a six-inch layer of bedding on the trailer floor, using the same bedding in your horses' stalls. The bedding serves three purposes: It's something the horses are accustomed to, it provides a cushion for their feet and it absorbs urine.

3. If you use hauling boots or wraps, check them regularly to ensure they remain in place.

4. Tie each horse with a suitable trailer strap or rope that's just long enough for him to touch the bottom of the feedbag or manger and to drop his head below his withers, so he can clear his respiratory system. If your tie strap or rope doesn't have a quick-release panic snap, make sure that you can cut it with a knife in case of an emergency - and keep the knife where it's easily accessible.

5. If possible, transport your horses with others they know. Transporting horses unfamiliar with one another can lead to trouble and more stress for the animals.

6. Practice your driving skills, starting and stopping smoothly to reduce stress on the horses. Maintain extra space between you and the vehicle ahead, to decrease the odds of an accident during an emergency stop. Drive a little slower than usual and avoid sudden shifts in momentum. Some experts suggest you should drive as if you had a cup of hot coffee on the dashboard.

7. Keep the trailer ventilated. Horses are comfortable in temperatures between 30 and 75 degrees Fahrenheit. If you blanket horses, regularly check underneath for sweating. In summer months, avoid traveling during the hottest parts ...

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IA Equine Law

Iowa

Under Iowa Law, a domesticated animal professional is not liable for damages suffered by, an injury to, or the death of a participant resulting from the inherent risks of domesticated animal activities, pursuant to Iowa Code Chapter 673.  You are assuming the inherent risks of participating in this domesticated animal activity.