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Travelling advice?
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c***@gmail.com
2016-06-20 21:18:02 UTC
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Hello All
I've got to pick up a couple of horses next week and wondering the
best way to travel them.
We had arranged for transport, but the lorry can't get into our yard
and unloading in the road is unsatisfactory because of the nature of
the little one. (Wild)
It's an unusual setup in that it's a 2yo shireX mare (about 13'2 ATM,
so probably crossed with something very eager) with a 10hh companion
who's never been handled.
Neither have ever been loaded, only the shire has been handled. The
littley won't take a headcollar in the time we have available. They're
also in a not very good condition. (Neglect case)
The two have never been seperated and to make two trips would be very
stressful - so what's the general feeling?
The trailer is a double lambourn, heavy and solid. Can be fitted with
or without a partition, and with or without a breastbar.
At the moment I'm leaning towards fitting the breastbar for the shire
(non-adjustable) with another bar fitted lower down to stop the little
'un going underneath. Tie the shire and let the little'n go free
without a partition.
Thanks.
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Simon Avery, Devon, UK
Opinions expressed are mine, not my employers.
Working for the Mare & Foal Sanctuary;
http://www.btinternet.com/~mareandfoal/ *or* go.to/mareandfoal
n***@gmail.com
2016-06-24 12:49:20 UTC
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Hello All
I've got to pick up a couple of horses next week and wondering the
best way to travel them.
We had arranged for transport, but the lorry can't get into our yard
and unloading in the road is unsatisfactory because of the nature of
the little one. (Wild)
It's an unusual setup in that it's a 2yo shireX mare (about 13'2 ATM,
so probably crossed with something very eager) with a 10hh companion
who's never been handled.
Neither have ever been loaded, only the shire has been handled. The
littley won't take a headcollar in the time we have available. They're
also in a not very good condition. (Neglect case)
The two have never been seperated and to make two trips would be very
stressful - so what's the general feeling?
The trailer is a double lambourn, heavy and solid. Can be fitted with
or without a partition, and with or without a breastbar.
At the moment I'm leaning towards fitting the breastbar for the shire
(non-adjustable) with another bar fitted lower down to stop the little
'un going underneath. Tie the shire and let the little'n go free
without a partition.
Thanks.
--
Simon Avery, Devon, UK
Opinions expressed are mine, not my employers.
Working for the Mare & Foal Sanctuary;
http://www.btinternet.com/~mareandfoal/ *or* go.to/mareandfoal
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