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Horse Trailers Kapaa HI

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Midpac Auto Center, Inc.
(808) 245-3673
3050 Hoolako Street
Lihue, HI
 
Servco Pacific Inc Kauai Toyota
(808) 245-6601
4337 Rice St
Lihue, HI
 
Kauai Toyota
(808) 245-6978
4337 Rice St
Lihue, HI
 
Acura of Honolulu
(808) 792-9101
777 Ala Moana Blvd
Honolulu, HI
 
Midpac Auto Center, Inc.
(808) 245-3673
3050 Hoolako Street
Lihue, HI
 
Nissan Of Kauai
(808) 245-0500
3033 Aukele St
Lihue, HI
 
Toyota Dealers Of Hawaii
(808) 245-6978
4337 Rice St
Lihue, HI
 
Orchid Isle Auto Center
(800) 729-2517
1030 Kanoelehua Avenue
Hilo, HI
 
Valley Isle Motors Ltd
(808) 877-3673
221 Puunene Ave.
Kahului, HI
 
Honolulu Ford Inc
(808) 532-1700
1370 North King St.
Honolulu, HI
 

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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