ridecamp@endurance.net: re: Trailering Question

re: Trailering Question

Bennett, M. David (mdbennett@tva.gov)
Wed, 12 Feb 1997 08:02:21 -0500

>>Do often do you stop and unload when trailering your horses to rides?
>>Is 8 hrs straight too long of a ride?

I try to unload my horses and walk them around every three hours or so.
Depends on when I can find a rest area or truck stop with some grass to
walk them. They need to stretch their legs and work the kinks out a

Eight hours is way too long if you expect to do a ride the next day...
Also, I try to give my horse a chance to relax in his corral or on a
picket line the night following the ride unless it is a very short trip
home to his pasture (say, 1-1/2 hours or so)

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