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Horse Trailers Grand Junction CO

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Western Slope Auto Company
(970) 243-0843
2264 Highway 6 & 50
Grand Junction, CO
 
All Sports Honda Bmw Ltd
(970) 243-7730
555 25 Rd
Grand Junction, CO
 
Western Slope Auto Company
(970) 243-0843
2264 Highway 6 & 50
Grand Junction, CO
 
Lakewood Fordland Inc.
(888) 858-9942
11595 West 6th Avenue
Lakewood, CO
 
Montrose Ford - Lincoln - Mercury Inc
(970) 249-4576
100 Merchant Drive
Montrose, CO
 
Nissan Motor Car Agency
(970) 242-1571
741 N 1st St
Grand Junction, CO
 
South Pointe Lincoln Mercury
(719) 577-9000
945 Motor City Drive
Colorado Springs, CO
 
Big Valley Ford Lincoln - Mercury Inc.
(719) 384-5421
26730 Highway 50 West
La Junta, CO
 
Pikes Peak Acura, Ltd
(719) 633-1500
655 Automotive Dr
Colorado Springs, CO
 
Wolf Auto Center Sterling
(970) 522-2523
520 East Chestnut Street
Sterling, CO
 

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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