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Horse Trailers Topeka KS

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Noller Lincoln - Mercury - Mazda
(785) 267-2800
2946 S. Kansas Avenue
Topeka, KS
 
Capital City Nissan Of Topeka
(785) 267-6700
3115 S Kansas Ave
Topeka, KS
 
Merle Kelly Ford
(620) 431-0100
3501 South Santa Fe
Chanute, KS
 
Long Mc Arthur Inc.
(785) 823-2237
3450 South 9th Street
Salina, KS
 
Frontier Ford Lincoln Mercury
(620) 227-3171
200 Military
Dodge City, KS
 
Sharp Honda
(785) 233-2892
1834 Sw Topeka Blvd
Topeka, KS
 
Lewis Toyota Scion
(785) 273-2220
2951 SW Fairlawn Rd
Topeka, KS
 
Dick Edwards Ford Lincoln Mercury, Inc.
(785) 776-4004
7920 East Highway 24
Manhattan, KS
 
Shepherd Team Auto Plaza
(620) 223-0900
1819 S Main Street
Fort Scott, KS
 
Burtis Motor Company
(620) 275-6171
601 West Kansas Avenue
Garden City, KS
 

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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KS Equine Law

Kansas

Under Kansas law, there is no liability for an injury to or the death of a participant in domestic animal activities resulting from the inherent risks of domestic animal activities, pursuant to sections 1 through 4.  You are assuming the risk of participating in this domestic animal activity.  (Sign posting required.)