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Horse Trailers Scottsdale AZ

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Acura, North Scottsdale
(480) 538-4600
7007 E Chauncey Ln
Phoenix, AZ
 
Fiesta Lincoln - Mercury
(480) 813-4900
1720 S. Mesa Drive
Mesa, AZ
 
Tempe Lincoln Mercury
(480) 763-1000
7777 South Test Drive
Tempe, AZ
 
Sanderson Ford
(623) 842-8600
6400 N. 51st Ave.
Glendale, AZ
 
Right Toyota
(480) 778-2200
7701 E Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd
Scottsdale, AZ
 
Camelback Ford Lincoln Mercury
(602) 264-1851
1330 E. Camelback Road
Phoenix, AZ
 
Sanderson Lincoln - Mercury Inc.
(800) 796-4856
2121 W. Bell Road
Phoenix, AZ
 
Acura of Tempe
(480) 344-6751
7800 S Autoplex Loop
Tempe, AZ
 
Advanced Lexus Toyota Llc
(480) 767-7417
9550 N 90th St
Scottsdale, AZ
 
Pinnacle Nissan Infiniti
(866) 448-7264
7601 E Frank Lloyd Wright Bl
Scottsdale, AZ
 

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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