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Horse Trailers Gallup NM

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Gurley Motor Company
(800) 722-4881
701 West Coal Avenue
Gallup, NM
 
Ed Corley Nissan
(505) 863-6823
1000 Highway 491
Gallup, NM
 
Enchantment Ford Lincoln Mercury
(505) 425-7545
2200 Seventh Street
Las Vegas, NM
 
Borman Motor Company
(575) 525-4500
470 West Boutz
Las Cruces, NM
 
Cimino Bros. Ford, Inc.
(575) 445-3684
246 Clark Ave.
Raton, NM
 
Amigo Toyota
(505) 722-7701
1900 S 2nd St
Gallup, NM
 
Ziems Ford Corners
(505) 325-1961
5700 E. Main Street
Farmington, NM
 
Watson Motor Company, Inc
(575) 762-4551
600 West 7th Street
Clovis, NM
 
Gurley Motor Company
(800) 722-4881
701 West Coal Avenue
Gallup, NM
 
Ed Corley Ford Lincoln Mercury
(505) 285-4695
1870 West Santa Fe Avenue
Grants, NM
 

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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