Traveling with your horse isn’t as simple as it seems. It’s not like asking a friend to climb into the front seat buckle up and rock and roll. There are ethics to this journey that will ensure that you as well as your horse get to where you are going properly, safely, and in a timely manner. There are many many tips, procedures, processes available for one to follow but here are just a few to get started with.
You may want to check the horse’s hooves for anything that may be irritating to stand on for a long period of time. Replenish your horse with water every 4 hours and hay, make sure your math is correct in terms of travel distance, cost, book overnight stabling and know your route you also want to prepare for the worse by packaging the proper supplies to manage health and safety.
Predict that the ride may be bumpy, anticipate your horse being uncomfortable, and simply think ahead. A good way to test out if you are driving passenger friendly is to place a half cup of water on your dashboard and then try driving without having the water slosh to the three-quarters level on the glass. Invest in a trailer that allows your horse to lower its head to prevent sickness caused by mucus, bacteria, and pneumonia
Horses must be cared for and watched. Take notes of temperature change, cleaning the trailer every so often, maintain good air quality, and give your horse breaks to stretch, god knows they need it. Wouldn’t you after being confined in a trailer for a 10 hour ride?