Introduction To Horse Trailering

This is a subject you might think a vet is not fluent in.  However you all need to know that for a while I shipped horses professionally before and during vet school.  I drove the big 18 wheel semi trailers (Mack, Freightliner and Peterbilt) all over the east coast of the United States.

I also cover how to ship a horse safely and what is necessary and required for travel of livestock.

I have stories.  If you get me alone I will teach you how to shift a 10, 13 and 18 speed transmission.  I can back a rig up on a dime and I would love to teach you.  Come join me for a lesson!

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Driving Tips For Hauling Horses

Shipping horses is fun as long as nothing bad happens. There are two causes of bad things. Either you do something wrong like go too fast around a curve or, more likely, someone or something else (deer, hog, drunk driver) does something wrong where you need to do evasive action.

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Horse Trailer Features

There are dozens of features I have seen from air conditioning to full water systems and tack rooms to sleeping quarters. This is something personal and is constantly improving. I have no advice here, just some images with captions.

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Horse Trailer Types

There are so many different types of trailers made with different materials and configured in many ways.  It is a personal preference which type you use as there are advantages and disadvantages to each. If money were no object I would get the longest trailer attached with a fifth wheel to a truck, the most powerful engine, the most number of axles (and their brakes) and the most comfortable cab.  If money were no object…

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Shipping Tips For Hauling Horses

Shipping horses is fun as long as nothing bad happens. There are two causes of bad things. Either you do something wrong like go too fast around a curve or, more likely, someone or something else (deer, hog, drunk driver) does something wrong where you need to do evasive action. Here I list what I think is important for all horses shipping any distance.

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