Trailering Your Horse

Trailering your horses to another place can be a dangerous job. Many things can happen to the horse that could injure the horse for life.

When trailering your horse, it is best if your horse is wearing a blanket and leg wraps to protect your horse’s legs. Some horses also wear headguards, but most people decide not to have their horse wear a headguard.

Recommends that you wear working boots and gloves when getting a horse in and out of a trailer, due to the risk of the horse getting spooked and ripping the lead line out of your hands. This would cause a burn on your hands.


Horses prefer to have a lighter colored trailer (on the inside) so that they don’t feel like they are walking into darkness. A horse will be more willing to get right into a trailer if it is painted white or a light color.