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RE: [RC] Long distance hauling - Ranelle Rubin


I have traveled a fair bit with Cameo de Fayette and Ann Hall. What she taught me was every two hours we stop to let them stand for at least 15 min..offer water, check hay, etc.

Every four hours, we off load, walk for 15 min, encourage them to get their heads down to graze, or if no grass, a very wet mash..important for them to get their heads down to express any mucus that may have built up from inability to do so while traveling.

I did this when bringing two 4 yr olds home from OR..luckily found a great grassy area next to a creek to take them for their four hour off load..They did a 10 hr trip and got out at home looking great!

Ranelle Rubin, Business Consultant
Independent Dynamite Distributor

916-663-4140 home office
916-718-2427 cellular
916-848-3662 fax

From: kramspott@xxxxxxxxxxx
To: ridecamp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [RC] Long distance hauling
Date: Thu, 29 Nov 2007 17:59:25 +0000

This is in respect to going to endurance rides outside of my region, maybe visiting the beautiful Swanton Pacific some day.
Does anyone have any experience with horse trailering over long distances that they would like to share?  I guess specifically a couple horses traveling in an average LQ trailer.  Stopping every 2-3 hours for a pit stop, water, more hay if needed and just to stay still for 5 - 10 minutes.
How many hours can they comfortably travel like that before it would be pretty important to unload them and let them walk around and stretch their legs?  We're talking about sound endurance horses without lameness or stiffness issues.
Thank you for any advice

Kathy  SE

[RC] Long distance hauling, kramspott