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Horse Trailers Hilton Head Island SC

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Hilton Head Island Honda
(843) 689-2880
1 Automoblie Pl
Hilton Head Island, SC
 
Stokes Honda Cars Of Beaufort
(843) 521-2120
88 Robert Smalls Pkwy
Beaufort, SC
 
Stokes Brown Toyota
(843) 522-3232
3557 Trask Pkwy
Beaufort, SC
 
Stokes Mitsubishi Honda Toyota
(843) 525-6006
88 Robert Smalls Pkwy
Beaufort, SC
 
McDaniels Acura of Charleston
(843) 766-1299
2283 Savannah Hwy
Charleston, SC
 
Stokes Brown Toyota
(843) 815-4444
100 Fording Island Rd
Bluffton, SC
 
Honda Cars Of Beaufort
(843) 722-0133
88 Robert Smalls Pkwy
Beaufort, SC
 
Stokes Brown Toyota Scion Of Hilton Head
(843) 842-6466
88 Robert Smalls Pkwy
Beaufort, SC
 
Beach Ford Lincoln Mercury, Inc.
(843) 626-3666
851 Jason Boulevard
Myrtle Beach, SC
 
McDaniels Acura
(803) 786-6400
6409 Two Notch Rd
Columbia, SC
 

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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SC Equine Law

South Carolina

Under South Carolina law, an equine activity sponsor or equine professional is not liable for an injury to or the death of a participant in an equine activity resulting from an inherent risk of equine activity, pursuant to Article 7, Chapter 9 of Title 47, Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976.  (Sign posting is required.)