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Horse Trailers Pittsburgh PA

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South Hills Lincoln Mercury
(800) 635-8948
2760 North Washington Road
Pittsburgh, PA
Service Department
(800) 635-8948
Dealership Hours
Mon-Fri: 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sat-Sun: Closed
Service Department Hours
Mon-Fri: 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sat-Sun: Closed

Demor's Lincoln - Mercury Inc.
(412) 366-8300
7675 Mcknight Road
Pittsburgh, PA
Service Department
(412) 366-8300
Dealership Hours
Mon-Fri: 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sat: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sun: Closed
Service Department Hours
Mon-Fri: 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sat: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sun: Closed

Baierl Acura
(724) 935-8100
10785 Perry Hwy
Wexford, PA
 
Spitzer Acura
(724) 941-9800
3617 Washington Rd
Mcmurray, PA
 
Shadyside Honda
(412) 683-3800
5001 Liberty Ave
Pittsburgh, PA
 
Benson Lincoln - Mercury
(888) 512-4794
4800 Clairton Blvd
Pittsburgh, PA
Service Department
(888) 512-4794

Shults Ford Lincoln Mercury in Harmarville
(412) 828-2300
2871 Freeport Road
Pittsburgh, PA
Service Department
(412) 828-2300
Dealership Hours
Mon to Thu 7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Fri to Sat 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sun Closed
Service Department Hours
Mon to Fri 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Phone: 412.828.2300
Sat 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sun Closed

Biondi Motor Company Inc
(412) 856-1200
3690 William Penn Highway
Monroeville, PA
 
Northland Lincoln Mercury
(724) 772-1177
20839 Route 19 North
Cranberry Township, PA
 
Mckean Honda
(412) 683-3066
720 Gross St
Pittsburgh, PA
 

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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