Horse Care Travel
How to Care For Horses When Traveling
The requirements for horses while traveling would be similar to those of a horse in a loose box stable. Then he should be hot in winter and retained from being too hot in the warmer months. Possessing a plentiful supply of fresh air without a drought, a nonslip surface/footing and the least amount of noise/disturbance as can be kept. Many horses adapt well to traveling and also can travel well if given the space and therefore are driven with caution and consideration alongside the suspension of this transporter being good. Many horses sweat when traveling so common sense will tell are probably the most suitable for the journey which is to be undertaken.
On long journeys, routine checks should be done in order to ensure that the horse(s) stay comfortable and content throughout their travel. It is very important to remember that the horses traveling at the horsebox, the higher the temperature will be. Temperature might be modulated in trailers with an opening/closing of their back doors of the trailer (that they should not be left open when around motorways, extreme cold or in heavy traffic). Food and water are not required on short journeys although the availability of hay could calm nervous horses.
Clothing for your own horse should be chosen without consideration, temperature on your evening of traveling, traveling alone or with companion, type of horse, type of vehicle and length of travel will affect the types of clothing chosen to your horse. A sweat carpeting is by far the most effective on longer journeys such as regulating the horses temperature should he sweat. All rugs should be secured with a roller if they usually do not need crossover surcingle straps.
The essential issue to remember is common sense, safety and the wellbeing of this horse.