|View looking out our living-room window to the valley below.|
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Other tips or suggestions when traveling with horses.
1.) I will soak their hay with water as they travel to make sure they get water. We offer them water at every stop as well. If they do not drink at least they are getting some moisture from the hay.
2.) I do not boot or wrap my horses up to travel as this can sometimes be more trouble then it is worth. I have seen horses get leg bows from the tension of the boots or wraps. This is a personal reason make your own judgement.
3.) If you are using hay nets to travel with use ones with smaller holes like slow feeders. I have seen too many horses get their legs hung up in the larger nets if they paw in the trailer.
4.) We do not travel with heavy rugs we travel with just a light cooler/sheet or nothing.
5.) Keep horses window locked in the up right possession with the window open for just a little air flow. DO NOT KEEP down in the open possession. I can not believe it when I see people driving down the highway and their horses heads are hanging out the window. Craziness.
6.) Your Coggins is good for 6 months but the health papers are only good up to 60 days. We get the 60 day papers and renew before heading out of state. Check online to find vets near your area to renew Health papers this can take sometime in Arizona now as the paperwork goes to New Mexico and back.
7.) Most horse people seem to travel with other pets. Make sure all your pets have a current Rabies shot and you have all the paperwork.
8.) If you do travel with a smartphone call your cell phone company about getting a USA plan for long distance and texting. You may have to call every 30 days to renew depending on your provider.
|Trail riding out our back door. Both our weanlings got to go.|
Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New year see you in Arizona in the New Year :)