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Horse Trailers Decatur AL

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McClary Ford Lincoln-Mercury, Inc
(256) 232-4242
1104 Highway 72 East
Athens, AL
 
Serra Toyota Of Decatur
(256) 340-0330
309 Beltline Pl Sw
Decatur, AL
 
Mitchell Lincoln - Mercury
(800) 239-3461
1222 Rucker Boulevard
Enterprise, AL
 
Sales Ford Lincoln Mercury
(251) 275-4464
19684 Highway 43 North
Grove Hill, AL
 
Lowe Lincoln - Mercury
(256) 442-9090
801 West Grand Avenue
Rainbow City, AL
 
Lynn Layton Cadillac-Nissan Cars & Trucks
(256) 353-8150
2416 6th Ave Se
Decatur, AL
 
Medford Lincoln - Mercury
(334) 793-0095
3820 Ross Clarke Circle
Dothan, AL
 
Jerry Damson Acura
(888) 683-3068
2402 Leeman Ferry Rd Sw
Huntsville, AL
 
McConnell Acura
(334) 271-5551
2860 Eastern Byp
Montgomery, AL
 
King Ford Lincoln Mercury
(334) 756-7111
615 Fob James Drive
Valley, AL
 

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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