Transporting Horses. John Henderson
Lots of good advice here on everything from trailer maintenance to negotiating emergencies and hazardous driving conditions including the competitor's nightmare, the muddy showground. This book is designed to fit into the glove box so it is handy with emergency and reference numbers that you can list in the notes in the front....... (click on image for full details)
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Lots of good advice here on everything from trailer maintenance to negotiating emergencies and hazardous driving conditions including the competitor's nightmare, the muddy showground. This book is designed to fit into the glove box so it is handy with emergency and reference numbers that you can list in the notes in the front. Covered here are how to load and unload horses, how to decide on which equipment to buy ( it is a U.K. publication so some of the info here pertains to buying trucks), what to look for in the trailer floors and equipment. Some very good checklists are included that you can review each time before you make the trip and tips on security for your equipment as well as how to handle accidents. For rigs with gas systems and living quarters there is also safety advice - and some neat driving advice for how to handle the equipment once you are underway.
Written by freelance journalist and photographer John Henderson, he has written numerous articles on the subject for Horse and Hound, Horse and many other motoring magazines. He and his wife Carolyn, are both well respected authors. Please see our many other titles available to help the competitor from Carolyn Henderson, from Clipping to Show Secrets with great advice on turnout and preparation.
thehorsestudio.com review: Full of common sense advice with typical British down to earth specifics, this book is a good read for anyone heading out on the open road with horses in tow. Though there are some parts pertaining to license preparations and U.K./E.U. regulations, that may not be as useful to the American driver, there are plenty of rules listed that do apply here in the U.S.A., and in any event they are 'must do' for anyone contemplating the open road. From fire kits to first aid kits to handling the horses, it's all covered here. Good basics - recommended read for those selecting a new trailer and beginning their time behind the wheel with the herd in tow, with some useful tips for the more seasoned competitor too. Especially liked the check list to go over before trips, and the check list with all the questions you should ask before buying a used vehicle, a new vehicle and the important phone number check list which had items I hadn't thought about. There's even advice on test driving and what you should look for too. A good job from John Henderson as usual - with more than a hint of Carolyn's expertise in the horse handling and wrapping advice. Good photography throughout.