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Horse Trailers Hickory NC

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Family Ford Lincoln Mercury of Lenoir, Inc.
(828) 754-1524
515 Ne Wilkesboro Blvd
Lenoir, NC
 
Mike Johnson's Hickory Toyota
(828) 328-5586
435 US Highway 70 Se
Hickory, NC
 
Champion Ford Lincoln - Mercury Inc
(800) 734-2158
706 Highway 74 East
Rockingham, NC
 
Sanford Ford Lincoln Mercury, Inc.
(919) 775-2221
3251 Hwy 87 South
Sanford, NC
 
Hunter Lincoln - Mercury
(828) 697-2222
1340 Spartanburg Hwy
Hendersonville, NC
 
Nissan Of Hickory
(828) 324-5040
1555 US Highway 321 Nw
Hickory, NC
 
Advantage Ford Lincoln Mercury
(252) 492-5011
1675 Dabney Drive
Henderson, NC
 
Burlington Lincoln - Mercury Sales Inc
(336) 584-1701
660 Huffman Mill Rd
Burlington, NC
 
Capital Ford Lincoln Mercury of Rocky Mount
(252) 977-1234
Hwy 64 And 301 Bypass
Rocky Mount, NC
 
Earl Tindol Ford Lincoln Mercury
(704) 867-8341
1901 East Franklin Boulevard
Gastonia, NC
 

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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NC Equine Law

North Carolina

Under North Carolina law, an equine activity sponsor or equine professional is not liable for an injury to or the death of a participant in equine activities resulting exclusively from the inherent risks of equine activities.  Chapter 99E of the North Carolina General Statutes.  (Sign posting is required.)