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Horse Trailers Smithtown NY

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Smithtown Acura
(631) 366-6000
780 Middle Country Rd
Saint James, NY
 
Country Ford, Lincoln Mercury
(631) 271-6800
333 W Jericho Turn
Huntington, NY
 
Acura Bay Shore
(631) 968-4000
1930 Sunrise Hwy
Bay Shore, NY
 
Steven's 112 Ford Lincoln Mercury
(631) 475-1133
507 Route 112
Patchogue, NY
 
Hassett Ford Lincoln Mercury
(516) 785-7800
3530 Sunrise Hwy.
Wantagh, NY
 
Ford and Lincoln Mercury of Smithtown
(631) 265-2340
440 East Jericho Turnpike
Saint James, NY
 
L & B Lincoln Mercury Inc
(631) 669-2600
520 Montauk Highway
West Babylon, NY
 
Bright Bay Lincoln Mercury Inc
(631) 665-6654
1174 Sunrise Highway
Bay Shore, NY
 
Island Acura
(516) 679-5400
3350 Sunrise Hwy
Wantagh, NY
 
Smithtown Toyota Truck Center
(631) 724-0000
345 E Main St
Smithtown, NY
 

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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