1. Horse trailers can easily become .... degrees hotter than the outside air temperature.
A). 5 degrees
B) 20 degrees
C) 40 degrees
2. What is one of the most important things your horse needs while on a long haul?
C) A bath
3. True or False: You don't have to adjust the way you are driving when you are pulling a trailer vs. not pulling a trailer?
How'd You Do?
1. Answer: B
While temperatures vary based on your location, it is common for trailers to become around 20 degrees warmer than the outside air temperature.
2. Answer: A
It's easy for horses to become dehydrated, especially on a long haul. To prevent this try giving your horse a bucket of water to drink out of at rest stops every few hours. Tip: Most gas stations and rest stops have easily accessible water spigot.
3. Answer: T
Not only do you have to adjust your driving to safely navigate the trailer on the road, it is also important to be mindful of what the horse feels while driving. Take turns slow, stop slowly and earlier, and try not to accelerate too quickly.