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Horse Trailers Ocean Springs MS

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Allen Toyota
(228) 896-8220
624 E Pass Rd
Gulfport, MS
 
Estabrook Ford-Nissan-Lincoln-Mercury
(228) 762-2641
3689 14th St
Pascagoula, MS
 
Acura of Jackson
(601) 957-7007
828 Adcock St
Ridgeland, MS
 
Metro Ford Auto Sales Inc
(662) 841-1000
1000 Barnes Crossing Rd
Tupelo, MS
 
Long-Lewis Ford Lincoln-Mercury
(662) 287-3184
1500 South Harper Road
Corinth, MS
 
Estabrook Toyota
(228) 762-3551
2203 Market St
Pascagoula, MS
 
Kirk Brothers Ford-Lincoln-Mercury, LLC
(662) 627-7250
730 South State Street
Clarksdale, MS
 
Gray-Daniels Ford Lincoln Mercury
(601) 825-2801
201 Octavia Drive
Brandon, MS
 
Cannon Ford, Lincoln, Mercury, LLC
(662) 843-2785
607 North Davis
Cleveland, MS
 
Laurel Ford - Lincoln - Mercury Inc.
(601) 649-4511
2018 Highway 15 North
Laurel, MS
 

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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