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Flashcards in Trailering Deck (15):
1

What is a good safety measure for your horse's legs when you are trailering him?

Wrap legs, use shipping boots

(Source: AYHC Horse Industry Handbook, 1150-3)

2

When trailering your horse, what can you use on the floor to reduce concussion on your horse's legs?

Rubber mats OR shavings, sawdust

(Source: AYHC Horse Industry Handbook, 1155-2)

3

When trailering horses, what is one of the most important things to check?

The hitch

(Source: AYHC Horse Industry Handbook, 1155-1)

4

If you tie your horse in a trailer, what kind of knot should you use?

Quick release (or panic snap)

(Source: AYHC Horse Industry Handbook, 1150-2)

5

Besides the hitch, what else is used to attach the trailer to the tow vehicle?

Safety chains

(Source: AYHC Horse Industry Handbook, 1155-1)

6

What is the most important consideration when trailering your horse?

Safety

(Source: AYHC Horse Industry Handbook, 1155-1)

7

When trailering, horses are like people - some get sick from motion. What can you do to prevent this?

Adjust the feeding schedule to avoid traveling when horse is full of feed & water. Feed smaller amounts more often if necessary. Other possible answers: limit grain, give free-choice hay, bran mash before travel, tube with oil.

(Source: AYHC Horse Industry Handbook, 1150-2)

8

To prevent horses from getting too hot, trailers should be what?

Well ventilated

(Source: AYHC Horse Industry Handbook, 1150-3)

9

Which type of trailer attaches to the truck bed?

Gooseneck

(Source: AYHC Horse Industry Handbook, 1155-1)

10

Leg wraps for shipping should extend from the knees/hocks down past what part of the horse?

Coronary band

(Source: AYHC Horse Industry Handbook, 1150-3)

11

To what part of the tow vehicle should bumper pull hitches be attached?

Frame

(Source: AYHC Horse Industry Handbook, 1155-1)

12

What can be used to mask changes in water taste when traveling with your horse?

Lemonade, sports drink powders/Gatorade, soft drinks, Kool-Aid

(Source: AYHC Horse Industry Handbook, 1150-2)

13

How much room should there be on each side of a horse in a trailer stall?

3 inches

(Source: AYHC Horse Industry Handbook, 1155-2)

14

Name a safety precaution that keeps a horse from injuring its head in a trailer.

Head bumper

(Source: AYHC Horse Industry Handbook, 1150-3)

15

How often should water be offered to horses on a long trip?

Every 3-4 hours

(Source: AYHC Horse Industry Handbook, 1150-2)