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  1. #1
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    Default Long distance hauling question...

    Looking at a mare in Florida and would have to get her home to Alberta. Just curious as to whether I can use a regular size tie stall or do I need a 1 1/2 or a box stall for that long a haul? Or does it depend on how many hours a day she is in the truck etc? She is not a huge mare 15.2HH so size not a big issue. Thoughts?
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    I've always shipped in box stalls for any length of trip. They seem to arrive healthier, happier that way. That's going to be one very long trip to not be able to put her head on the ground & clear her sinuses & lungs.
    I also really worry if they've been trimmed or shod prior to the trip as a hot nail or quicked hoof can cause them to shift to much weight to the other leg & possibly founder. I think if they can move around somewhat in the box stall this danger might be lessened too.
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    We recommend barefoot in a box stall. Also make sure flu rhino is up to date and recently reboostered.
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    I would definitely use a box stall for a long distance haul. If/when they stop the rig it gives the horse a chance to move & stretch their legs.



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    We just shipped a mare up from Florida and just had her in a standing stall. The shipper we use does that run approximately once every 4 weeks and they have spots they stop at every night and the horses are unloaded and stabled in box stalls each night. It was last month, so I can't remember exactly, but I think it was either a 4 or 5 day trip for her. She is in foal, and arrived happy and healthy!
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    As Daventry said, as long as the horse gets unloaded each evening where the horse can stretch, move around, and possibly lay down, they are no worse for the wear as long as the size of the trailer fits the horse. Also, stops every 4-5 hours for hay and water too. I'm in the middle of hauling a mare across Canada - same scenario.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rodawn View Post
    as long as the horse gets unloaded each evening where the horse can stretch, move around, and possibly lay down, they are no worse for the wear as long as the size of the trailer fits the horse. Also, stops every 4-5 hours for hay and water too.
    Ditto this ... box stall because it's not actually the size of the horse but the comfort factor. Hauling can be stressful ... making it more comfortable helps reduce some of that stress.

    Good luck!



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