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Horse Trailers Fort Smith AR

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Putnam Lincoln - Mercury
(800) 289-6173
4515 Towson Avenue
Fort Smith, AR
 
Smith Nissan
(479) 648-1900
PO Box 3069
Fort Smith, AR
 
Bob Maloney Ford Lincoln Mercury
(479) 636-4321
1902 South 8th Street
Rogers, AR
 
Acura of Fayetteville
(479) 251-2074
1418 W Showroom Dr
Fayetteville, AR
 
Landers Ford Lincoln Mercury
(501) 315-4700
19501 Interstate 30
Benton, AR
 
Smith Nissan
(479) 668-0515
5606 Towson Ave
Fort Smith, AR
 
J Pauley Toyota
(479) 646-7800
6200 S 36th St
Fort Smith, AR
 
Lincoln Mercury of West Little Rock
(501) 661-0303
25 Colonel Glenn Plaza Drive
Little Rock, AR
 
Trotter Ford Lincoln Mercury
(800) 467-3673
3131 Olive
Pine Bluff, AR
 
Cogswell Motors Inc
(888) 672-5599
1900 East Main
Russellville, AR
 

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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