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[RC] - Stagg_Newman


Slant load trailer lameness is not caused by horses slamming
into the sidewalls.  It is caused because the horse is standing
such that the weight is more on one diagonal than the other
for the entire trip.  Thus they stay more tense on one
side and come off the trailer with a uneven gait.  Usually they
will work out of it after lunging but why cause this is the first

BTW when we have a single horse in a trailer we turn the horse loose.
We have have observed the horse standing straight forward and straight
backward but never at an angle.  So maybe the horse is telling us
what is most comfortable.

From: "Alison Farrin" <alison@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: RE: [RC]   Trailering

Which is mostly driver error.  If "you" are slamming your horse into the
sidewalls, "you" are stopping and starting too fast.  That's the
collective "you" and not Stagg personally.

Alison A. Farrin
Innovative Pension
Innovative Retirement Services
858-748-6500 x 107

BTW I personally do not like slant loads as too many vets have told
me they have seen horses coming to rides with "slant horse trailer
lameness.  So even though we bought a slant load, we removed
the dividers ....

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