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Horse Trailers Rockford IL

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Fran Kral Lincoln - Mercury
(815) 962-8891
120 North Third Street
Rockford, IL
 
Anderson Toyota Scion
(815) 397-8995
6555 E State St
Rockford, IL
 
Galesburg Lincoln Mercury
(309) 342-4121
120 North Broad Street
Galesburg, IL
 
Continental Acura of Naperville
(630) 960-2100
2275 Aurora Ave
Naperville, IL
 
Highland Park Ford Lincoln Mercury
(847) 433-7200
1333 Park Avenue West
Highland Park, IL
 
Manley Motor Sales Co
(815) 544-2138
621 South State Street
Belvidere, IL
 
Anderson Nissan Mazda Suzuki
(815) 633-3460
7920 N Alpine Rd
Loves Park, IL
 
Green Lincoln Mercury Mazda
(217) 391-2400
3760 South 6th Street
Springfield, IL
 
Browning Ford Lincoln Mercury Inc.
(815) 875-1180
1502 West Peru Street
Princeton, IL
 
Vogler Motor Company
(618) 457-8135
1170 E Main
Carbondale, IL
 

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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IL Equine Law

Illinois

Under the Equine Activity Liability Act, each participant who engages in an equine activity expressly assumes the risks of engaging in and legal responsibility for injury, loss, or damage to person or property resulting from the risk of equine activities.  (Sign posting required.)