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Horse Trailers Joplin MO

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Frank Fletcher Ford Lincoln Mercury
(417) 623-5660
3015 Turkey Creek Blvd.
Joplin, MO
 
Frank Fletcher Nissan
(417) 781-1177
2327 S Range Line Rd
Joplin, MO
 
Reliable Toyota Rema
(417) 358-9009
2023 S Garrison Ave
Carthage, MO
 
Chris Auffenberg Ford Lincoln Mercury Inc.
(800) 264-5110
5840 Highway 100
Washington, MO
 
Dave Sinclair Lincoln Mercury St. Peters
(636) 441-4400
4760 North Service Road
Saint Peters, MO
 
Frank Fletcher Toyota
(417) 626-9200
2209 S Range Line Rd
Joplin, MO
 
Roper Honda
(888) 564-7277
902 N Range Line Rd
Joplin, MO
 
Joe Machens Ford Lincoln Mercury
(800) 745-4454
1911 West Worley
Columbia, MO
 
Bud Shell Ford Inc
(573) 624-7476
613 North State Hwy 25
Dexter, MO
 
Sam Scism Ford Lincoln-Mercury
(573) 431-3177
5019 Highway 67 South
Farmington, MO
 

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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MO Equine Law

Missouri

Under Missouri law, an equine professional is not liable for an injury to or the death of a participant in equine activities resulting from the inherent risks of equine activities pursuant to the Revised Statutes of Missouri.  (Sign posting required.)