Preparing Your Horse Float for a Long Trip


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Are you looking at horse floats for sale because you plan on transporting your horse over long distances? Long trips with your horse require a lot of preparation and supplies. It’s important to be sure that your horse float is properly stocked so that you do not run into trouble while out on the road.

First-Aid Kit

Stock your horse float with two First-Aid kits: one for your horse and one for yourself. Your horse’s First-Aid kit should include all the supplies you might need for an injury on the road, including bandages, ointments, water, and leg wraps. Your First-Aid kit should include bandages, ointment and disinfectant, tweezers, scissors, a cold pack, and any other items that might become necessary. Add a bottle of water and some granola bars or protein bars to keep yourself nourished in an emergency.

Roadside Emergency Kit

A roadside emergency kit for your vehicle is a must when traveling with your horse. You can buy kits pre-created, or make one yourself. Equip your kit with flashlights, road flares, jumper cables, and the contact information of someone you can call for assistance if you run into issues with your truck or horse float.

Spare Tire

Before you head out on the road, be sure to check the spare tires for both your truck and your horse float. Check that the tires are in good condition and will be usable if you need them. Be sure that you also have the equipment you will need to change the tire, like blocks to prevent the vehicles from rolling, a jack, and a tire iron.

Hay

Stock your horse float with plenty of hay for your trip. Always bring more hay than you think you will need – horses can eat through impressive amounts of hay during trips. Be sure that the hay is secured so that the bales cannot tip over during the trip. Provide the horses with well-stocked hay nets to keep them entertained, and stop frequently to replenish the hay bags.

Water

Always transport plenty of water with you. Fill large coolers or jugs with water and secure them in your horse float with ties to keep them from sliding or tipping. The water at different locations can taste differently to horses, so if at all possible, transport water from home to keep your horse drinking during the trip. You don’t want to be caught out on the road without water, so always bring more than you think you will need.

Long trips with your horse can be fun, but make sure that you are properly prepared with the right supplies before you load your horse onto your horse float.

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