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[RC] Shavings in the Trailer/Peeing - sherman

I trailered our two horses with a couple others for a 3.5 hr ride (to get out of the smoke), we did an easy trail ride, then returned the same day. On the way back, the smell of ammonia in the trailer was unbearable for me, so I guess for the horses too. We did have the windows on both sides of the trailer open, but it just wasn’t enough fresh air, at least when stopped.




Karen wrote:

On long hauls (which I realize the OP was not considering), I don’t want my horse’s peeing in the trailer.  It’s more ammonia build than I want them to breath.  I prefer to have well travelled/trained horses that will behave themselves at a stop.  My older horse pees on command (whistle) and knows full well the main purpose of the stop.  He has quickly trained the younger one simply by observation.  I don’t have to stop longer than 10 minutes for both of the horses to pee.  Then, I don’t have pee in the trailer to clean up and don’t have to worry about them breathing the ammonia over several days hauling.