Horse Trailers Cookeville TN

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Cookeville Ford Lincoln-Mercury
(931) 526-3325
1600 Interstate Drive
Cookeville, TN
Cookeville Honda
(615) 256-8404
442 S Jefferson Ave
Cookeville, TN
Tim Castellaw Ford Lincoln Mercury, Inc.
(731) 285-2500
920 Highway 51 Bypass
Dyersburg, TN
Rusty Wallace Lincoln - Mercury Mazda
(423) 581-6333
6900 W. Andrew Johnson Hwy.
Talbott, TN
Golden Circle Ford Lincoln Mercury Inc.
(800) 618-5570
1432 Us Highway 45 Bypass
Jackson, TN
Cumberland Toyota Plymouth Chrysler Jeep Eagle
(931) 526-5600
1540 Interstate Dr
Cookeville, TN
Cookeville Nissan Llc
(931) 528-7715
501 Neal St
Cookeville, TN
Dean Stallings Ford Lincoln Mercury
(800) 738-4352
480 S Illinois Avenue
Oak Ridge, TN
Acura of Memphis
(800) 856-5127
2611 Ridgeway Rd
Memphis, TN
Tracy Langston Ford-Lincoln-Mercury, LLC
(615) 382-7950
501 22nd Avenue East
Springfield, TN

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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TN Equine Law


Under Tennessee Law, an equine professional is not liable for an injury to or death of a participant in equine activities resulting from the inherent risks of equine activities, pursuant to Tennessee Code Annotated, title 44, chapter 20.  (Sign posting is required.)