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Trailering Your Horse by Cherry Hill paperback book

TRAILERING YOUR HORSE 
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A VISUAL GUIDE TO SAFE TRAINING AND TRAVELING
by Cherry Hill 

paperback;154 pages; 291 photos and drawings

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Trailering Your Horse by Cherry Hill paperback book

TRAILERING YOUR HORSE 
with newer cover - $19.95     


A VISUAL GUIDE TO SAFE TRAINING AND TRAVELING
by Cherry Hill 

paperback;154 pages; 291 photos and drawings

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Trailering Your Horse

TABLE OF CONTENTS

PART ONE: THE TRAILER AND TRUCK

Chapter 1: The Towing Vehicle

Towing Capacity
Vehicle Width
Engine
Wheelbase
Differential/Axle Ratio
Transmission
Heavy Duty Towing Package
Two Wheel Drive vs Four Wheel Drive
Weight Terms
Trailer Tongue Weight
Tires
Truck's Hitch
Weight-Distribution Hitch
Sway Controls
Brakes
Servicing the Towing Vehicle

Chapter 2: The Trailer

Trailer Hitches
Straight-Pull Trailer
Fifth Wheel or Gooseneck
Stock Trailer
In-Line Trailer
Straight Load Trailer
Slant Load Trailer
Reverse Load Trailer
Loading Entry
Trailer Materials
Trailer Specs: Height, Width, Length, and Weight
Head Room
Trailer Laws
State Laws
Federal Trucking Laws

Chapter 3: Trailer Features and Options

Trailer Construction
Brakes
Emergency Breakaway Trailer Brakes
Roof
Suspension
Flooring
Mats
Sidewalls
Tack Room/Dressing Room
Doors
Rear Doors
Latches
Butt Bar, Chest Bar
Stall Dividers and Padding
Windows and Vents
Lights
Tires and Wheels
Spare Tire
Feeders
Buying a Horse Trailer
Buying a Used Trailer

Chapter 4: Trailer Maintenance

Registration
Wheel Bearings
Brakes
Brake Check
Emergency Trailer Brake Check
Tires
Suspension
Floor
Sidewalls
General Inspection
Exterior Maintenance
Trailer Storage

Chapter 5: Maneuvering Your Rig

Learn to Use Your Mirrors
Backing Up a Trailer
Backing Tips
Driving Tips
Swaying or Fishtailing

PART TWO: TRAINING

Consistency
Praise
Repetition
Cooperation
Physical and Verbal Aids

Chapter 6: In-Hand Work

Preloading Ground-Training Checklist
Web Halter
Rope Halter
Head Down
Whoa on a Long Line
Leading
Lagging and Correction
Personal Space
Turn on the Forehand
Side Pass
Back

Chapter 7: Obstacle Training

Backing Through Barrels
Turn on the Center in a Box
Wooden Bridge
Platform
Adding Trailer Boots
Leading Under a Tarp
Leading by the Trailer
Leading and Backing in Trailer Alley
Chapter 8Trailer Loading and Unloading
Loading in an Open Trailer
Finishing Up with the Slant Load
Unloading from an Open Trailer
Loading in a Straight Load
Leading-In Tips
Unloading from a Straight Load
Tying

Chapter 9: Tips, Cautions, and Story Problems

Use of Voice Commands
Intensity of Aids
What to Do if the Horse Stops
What to Do if the Horse Backs
What to Do if the Horse Circles in Front of You
What to Do if the Horse Swerves His Hindquarters Sideways
Trailer Surprises
What About Tranquilizers?
What Other types of Restraint are Suitable for Trailering?
What About Using Feed for Loading?
Is Physical Force Appropriate?
Test Ride
Don'ts
Slowing Down the Horse That Leaps into a Trailer
Avoid Bad Habits by Insisting on Good Manners Early in Training

PART THREE: TRAVELING

Chapter 10: Getting the Rig Ready for a Trip

Tire Pressure
Wheel Lugs
Hooking up Your Trailer
Breakaway Mechanism
Hitch Safety
Loading the Rig
Truck Ready Checklist
Emergency Equipment
Tools for Changing a Flat Tire
Equipping the Rig
Packing Horse Supplies
Getting the Trailer Ready for the Horse
Final Checks

Chapter 11: Getting Your Horse Ready

Flavoring Water
Feeding En Route
Health Papers
Getting the Horse Ready
Shipping Boots or Leg Wraps
Tail Wraps
Blanket or Sheet?
Head Bumper
Fly Mask
Load 'em Up

Chapter 12: En Route

Trailer Check
Weigh Stations
Rest Stop
Checking Your Passenger
Hydration
Water
Urination
Checking Your Rig
Emergency Stop
Engine Overheating
Flat Tire
Emergency Procedures
Changing A Tire
Coping With Unusual Circumstances
Finding a Horse Motel
Accident
Finding a Veterinarian

Chapter 13: Arrival

Parking
Unloading
Tying Your Horse

Chapter 14: After Every Trip

Post Trip Musts

APPENDIX

Major Trailer Manufacturers and Dealers
Tack and Equipment
Hitches
Travel Guides
Guide to Interstate Health Requirements

 

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