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Horse Trailers Flagstaff AZ

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Jim Babbitt Ford Lincoln - Mercury
(928) 774-5063
11 North Verde
Flagstaff, AZ
 
Planet Nissan
(928) 522-7500
4960 E Marketplace Dr
Flagstaff, AZ
 
Findlay Toyota Flagstaff
(928) 779-2445
5030 E Marketplace Dr
Flagstaff, AZ
 
Colorado River Ford Lincoln Mercury of Kingman
(928) 757-3131
3601 Stockton Hill Rd.
Kingman, AZ
 
Jim Click Ford Lincoln Mercury
(866) 787-4416
6244 E 22nd Street
Tucson, AZ
 
Flagstaff Honda
(928) 522-6080
5199 N Test Dr
Flagstaff, AZ
 
Bob Sellers Toyota
(928) 526-1730
3850 E Huntington Dr
Flagstaff, AZ
 
Bob Sellers Toyota
(928) 526-1932
4650 N US Highway 89
Flagstaff, AZ
 
Tate's Auto Center
(520) 524-6268
1001 Navajo Blvd
Holbrook, AZ
 
Horne Ford of Nogales, LLC
(520) 281-1976
1777 N Grand Avenue
Nogales, AZ
 

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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