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Horse Trailers Livonia MI

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Suburban Acura
(248) 471-9200
25000 Haggerty Rd
Farmington Hills, MI
 
Varsity Lincoln Mercury Inc
(248) 305-5300
49251 Grand River
Novi, MI
 
Park Motor Sales Co
(313) 869-5000
18100 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, MI
 
North Brothers Lincoln Mercury, Inc
(248) 643-6600
1950 West Maple Rd
Troy, MI
 
Serra Toyota Scion
(248) 699-7100
PO Box 3009
Farmington Hills, MI
 
Star Lincoln Mercury Inc
(248) 354-4900
24350 W 12 Mile Rd.
Southfield, MI
 
Jack Demmer Lincoln Mercury
(313) 274-8800
21531 Michigan Avenue
Dearborn, MI
 
Sesi Lincoln-Mercury
(734) 482-7133
950 East Michigan Avenue
Ypsilanti, MI
 
Acura of Troy
(800) 731-8356
1828 Maplelawn Dr
Troy, MI
 
Suburban Honda
(248) 477-1700
24315 Haggerty Rd
Novi, MI
 

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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MI Equine Law

Michigan

Under the Michigan equine activity liability act, an equine professional is not liable for an injury to or the death of a participant in an equine activity resulting from the inherent risk of the equine activity.  (Sign posting required.)