In follow up to yesterday’s discussion….
Some of you are obviously well blessed in the showing territory, describing trips as little as 15 minutes to your competition destination. The only time I’ve ever pulled a trailer for a mere 15 minutes was when I boarded at a former farm where cross country schooling was about that distance away.
When we would go to that farm, we would go ahead and throw on the horse’s schooling boots in lieu of shipping wraps. I’ve seen people who would even have the horse fully tacked up, bridle and all, with a halter on top and attached to the trailer. This was particularly common in the foxhunting scene I was part of way-back-when, but I never tried it myself, being too worried over either a horse getting caught, or tack getting broken/scratched up.
So you fellows who get to frequent the short hauls- does that change your travel procedure? And for the general public, what accommodations do you make for your horse when travel gets longer than -X- number of minutes/hours?