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  1. #1
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    Default trailering laws kentucky

    Was wondering if anyone knows the laws regarding a person riding in a bumper pull horse trailer with the animal. I've heard it is illegal. Does anyone know the liability of an employer who requires an employee to do this?



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    People ride around in horse vans, trailers. I prefer to be in a horse van, I didn't like riding in the farm's gooseneck. There trailer was an open stock trailer with a bar. We had to stand behind the bar and hold the horse. In the horse van the horses are put in stalls and we ride back there to make sure they are ok and to help keep them calm.



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    You might be in violation of the seat belt law.

    Why not check with the state or the state police?

    (In Kansas Riding in Horse Trailer carries a $30 fine.)



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    That's Kansas, but here people do it all the time. It's not unusual to see one or more people in the back with the horses. They travel from farm to farm and track to track. People ride in the back sometimes with horses that need to go to the clinic too. If it was against the law or if people around here were to be fined, then it would come to a stop.



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    In most places traveling in a towed vehicle is unlawful.

    In all places it's a very questionable practice carrying significant risk of harm.

    G.



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    If it's illegal in Kentucky, the cops must ignore it Farm workers / grooms hang out of horse trailers/vans all the time -- especially driving by the cops at Keeneland. I've never heard of anyone being ticketed/fined for it.

    When I was younger, I rode in the back of a tailer from Lexington to Saratoga with sale horses. Ugh.

    Now, I wouldn't do it unless I had a sick horse going to the clinic and thought I might be able to help the horse in some way.
    "If you can't feed 'em, don't breed 'em."



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