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Horse Trailers Scottsbluff NE

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Fremont Motor Scottsbluff, LLC
(877) 281-6756
1515 E. 20th Street
Scottsbluff, NE
 
Team Chevrolet Gmc Truck Jeep Nissan
(308) 632-2173
2014 E 20th Pl
Scottsbluff, NE
 
Frontier Ford Lincoln Mercury
(402) 463-3116
3101 Osborne Drive West
Hastings, NE
 
Jason Zoellner Ford Lincoln Mercury
(308) 284-2001
602 West 1st Street
Ogallala, NE
 
Platte Valley Auto Mart
(308) 324-5619
400 N Jefferson
Lexington, NE
 
Legacy Ford Lincoln Mercury & Toyota
(308) 635-3701
1515 E 20th St
Scottsbluff, NE
 
Hullman's Ford Lincoln - Mercury
(402) 245-4413
1416 Harlan St
Falls City, NE
 
Anderson Ford Inc
(866) 263-7766
2500 Wildcat
Lincoln, NE
 
Woodhouse Lincoln Mercury, Inc
(402) 592-1000
6503 L Street
Omaha, NE
 
Beatrice Ford Lincoln Mercury, Inc
(888) 232-8742
4115 North 6th St.
Beatrice, NE
 

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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NE Equine Law

Nebraska

Under Nebraska Law, an equine professional is not liable for an injury to or the death of a participant in equine activities resulting from the inherent risks of equine activities pursuant to sections 25-21,249 to 25-21,253.  (Sign posting is required.)