Horse Trailers Longview TX

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Jack Diamond Lincoln Mercury Inc.
(903) 757-2222
127 South Spur 63
Longview, TX
Patterson Nissan
(903) 758-4135
1201 Mccann Rd
Longview, TX
Goodson Acura
(972) 554-0505
1750 E Airport Fwy
Irving, TX
Johnson-Sewell Ford Lincoln Mercury
(830) 693-5577
3301 Highway 281 North
Marble Falls, TX
Northwood Lincoln - Mercury
(888) 378-5332
20440 I-45 North
Spring, TX
Brew Honda
(903) 757-2739
519 W South St
Longview, TX
Jack Morris Ford Lincoln - Mercury Inc
(806) 293-2511
808 Hwy 87 By-pass
Plainview, TX
Jasper Ford Lincoln - Mercury
(409) 384-3411 x152
2130 N Wheeler
Jasper, TX
Spike Dykes Ford Lincoln Mercury
(806) 872-2188
1207 S. Lynn
Lamesa, TX
Elliott Ford Lincoln Mercury
(903) 572-3486
2055 W Burton Rd
Mount Pleasant, TX

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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