It's Going to Happen! Horse Travelling!

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by rodriguezpoultry, May 28, 2012.

  1. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

    Jan 4, 2009
    Claremore, OK
    We are finally going to do it! We're gonna bring my horse Max up to PA!

    Mid-June, we'll be traveling back to OK and bringing him back up! I'm so excited! We're going to keep him on the trailer and make 30 minute stops when we fill up for gas. He's so hard to get on the trailer, I don't want to take the chance of him running off or freaking out near the highways. Hoping it won't be so hot, but we'll have lots of ventilation going on.

    We're probably going to make several small trips around town just to get him used to the feel again. Found a few horse motels, hoping to hear back from at least one.
  2. FlaRocky

    FlaRocky Songster

    Congratulations on bringing your boy home. This is from my experience, you need to join U.S. RIDER it is a motor plan for horse owners. Way better than AAA ever thought about being in my opinion. If you break down on the road, U.S.Rider will send 2 trucks to haul you to safety. The other company will leave your trailer and horses roadside. (Told them to take a hike) Fired them then and their. U.S Rider will help setup over night stables, some have guest rooms on site. They also have a list of emergency vets on call all over the country. I found them back in the early 2000's and have only used them. It runs around $120-140 a year, but covers so much. When I trailer with a friend it covers her rig because I am with her or she has my horse. I belive the website is:


  3. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Crowing

    Apr 14, 2011
    Central Oregon
    Horses can often overnight at county fairgrounds, so that is something else for you to check into.

    A horse is moving his feet and "walking" all the time that the trailer is moving. What they need when you stop is to just stand still and rest. Leaving him in the trailer at stops is just what he will need.
  4. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

    Jan 4, 2009
    Claremore, OK
    Thanks guys! I would like for him to overnight in a stall or turnout where he can relax during the night. I've looked all over and I simply don't know Ohio well enough! We pretty much take I-70 right across Ohio.

    I've called several motels and no word back...kind of getting antsy now. :(
  5. Gryphon

    Gryphon Songster

    May 7, 2012
    If you know your route now, try looking at towns/cities that are on that path and then google up that town's name with "horse barn" or "horse boarding". The barn I used to help out at would rent stalls for the night, we even got the Wells Fargo horses one time. :)

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