• Welcome to the Chronicle Forums.
    Please complete your profile. The forums and the rest of www.chronofhorse.com has single sign-in, so your log in information for one will automatically work for the other. Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here are the views of the individual and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of The Chronicle of the Horse.

Announcement

Collapse

Forum rules and no-advertising policy

As a participant on this forum, it is your responsibility to know and follow our rules. Please read this message in its entirety.

Board Rules

1. You’re responsible for what you say.
As outlined in Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, The Chronicle of the Horse and its affiliates, as well Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd., the developers of vBulletin, are not legally responsible for statements made in the forums.

This is a public forum viewed by a wide spectrum of people, so please be mindful of what you say and who might be reading it—details of personal disputes are likely better handled privately. While posters are legally responsible for their statements, the moderators may in their discretion remove or edit posts that violate these rules. Users have the ability to modify or delete their own messages after posting, but administrators generally will not delete posts, threads or accounts upon request.

Outright inflammatory, vulgar, harassing, malicious or otherwise inappropriate statements and criminal charges unsubstantiated by a reputable news source or legal documentation will not be tolerated and will be dealt with at the discretion of the moderators.

2. Conversations in horse-related forums should be horse-related.
The forums are a wonderful source of information and support for members of the horse community. While it’s understandably tempting to share information or search for input on other topics upon which members might have a similar level of knowledge, members must maintain the focus on horses.

3. Keep conversations productive, on topic and civil.
Discussion and disagreement are inevitable and encouraged; personal insults, diatribes and sniping comments are unproductive and unacceptable. Whether a subject is light-hearted or serious, keep posts focused on the current topic and of general interest to other participants of that thread. Utilize the private message feature or personal email where appropriate to address side topics or personal issues not related to the topic at large.

4. No advertising in the discussion forums.
Posts in the discussion forums directly or indirectly advertising horses, jobs, items or services for sale or wanted will be removed at the discretion of the moderators. Use of the private messaging feature or email addresses obtained through users’ profiles for unsolicited advertising is not permitted.

Company representatives may participate in discussions and answer questions about their products or services, or suggest their products on recent threads if they fulfill the criteria of a query. False "testimonials" provided by company affiliates posing as general consumers are not appropriate, and self-promotion of sales, ad campaigns, etc. through the discussion forums is not allowed.

Paid advertising is available on our classifieds site and through the purchase of banner ads. The tightly monitored Giveaways forum permits free listings of genuinely free horses and items available or wanted (on a limited basis). Items offered for trade are not allowed.

Advertising Policy Specifics
When in doubt of whether something you want to post constitutes advertising, please contact a moderator privately in advance for further clarification. Refer to the following points for general guidelines:

Horses – Only general discussion about the buying, leasing, selling and pricing of horses is permitted. If the post contains, or links to, the type of specific information typically found in a sales or wanted ad, and it’s related to a horse for sale, regardless of who’s selling it, it doesn’t belong in the discussion forums.

Stallions – Board members may ask for suggestions on breeding stallion recommendations. Stallion owners may reply to such queries by suggesting their own stallions, only if their horse fits the specific criteria of the original poster. Excessive promotion of a stallion by its owner or related parties is not permitted and will be addressed at the discretion of the moderators.

Services – Members may use the forums to ask for general recommendations of trainers, barns, shippers, farriers, etc., and other members may answer those requests by suggesting themselves or their company, if their services fulfill the specific criteria of the original post. Members may not solicit other members for business if it is not in response to a direct, genuine query.

Products – While members may ask for general opinions and suggestions on equipment, trailers, trucks, etc., they may not list the specific attributes for which they are in the market, as such posts serve as wanted ads.

Event Announcements – Members may post one notification of an upcoming event that may be of interest to fellow members, if the original poster does not benefit financially from the event. Such threads may not be “bumped” excessively. Premium members may post their own notices in the Event Announcements forum.

Charities/Rescues – Announcements for charitable or fundraising events can only be made for 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations. Special exceptions may be made, at the moderators’ discretion and direction, for board-related events or fundraising activities in extraordinary circumstances.

Occasional posts regarding horses available for adoption through IRS-registered horse rescue or placement programs are permitted in the appropriate forums, but these threads may be limited at the discretion of the moderators. Individuals may not advertise or make announcements for horses in need of rescue, placement or adoption unless the horse is available through a recognized rescue or placement agency or government-run entity or the thread fits the criteria for and is located in the Giveaways forum.

5. Do not post copyrighted photographs unless you have purchased that photo and have permission to do so.

6. Respect other members.
As members are often passionate about their beliefs and intentions can easily be misinterpreted in this type of environment, try to explore or resolve the inevitable disagreements that arise in the course of threads calmly and rationally.

If you see a post that you feel violates the rules of the board, please click the “alert” button (exclamation point inside of a triangle) in the bottom left corner of the post, which will alert ONLY the moderators to the post in question. They will then take whatever action, or no action, as deemed appropriate for the situation at their discretion. Do not air grievances regarding other posters or the moderators in the discussion forums.

Please be advised that adding another user to your “Ignore” list via your User Control Panel can be a useful tactic, which blocks posts and private messages by members whose commentary you’d rather avoid reading.

7. We have the right to reproduce statements made in the forums.
The Chronicle of the Horse may copy, quote, link to or otherwise reproduce posts, or portions of posts, in print or online for advertising or editorial purposes, if attributed to their original authors, and by posting in this forum, you hereby grant to The Chronicle of the Horse a perpetual, non-exclusive license under copyright and other rights, to do so.

8. We reserve the right to enforce and amend the rules.
The moderators may delete, edit, move or close any post or thread at any time, or refrain from doing any of the foregoing, in their discretion, and may suspend or revoke a user’s membership privileges at any time to maintain adherence to the rules and the general spirit of the forum. These rules may be amended at any time to address the current needs of the board.

Please see our full Terms of Service and Privacy Policy for more information.

Thanks for being a part of the COTH forums!

(Revised 1/26/16)
See more
See less

friendly reminder to all that put a horse in a trailer

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • friendly reminder to all that put a horse in a trailer

    this is a friendly reminder to be careful when you are hauling a trailer. This happened to an experienced trailer hauler during a wind storm when a 85mph wind gust hit him broadside. We were very lucky. I was going home from meeting my farrier and was only about 5 minutes behind him when it happened. I volunteered to take his horses home as I was lucky enough to have 2 empty slopt in my trailer. The vet met us on our arrival at the owners home. They are very lucky, the palomino had scrapes and bruised from his nose to his tail. The bay had fewer scrapes but a very bruised stifle and a small splint on his hind leg. he also had a pulled muscle on his shoulder. I think that these horses were blessed by the horse gods that day.http://www.abc4.com/mediacenter/loca...rticleID=93348

  • #2
    Wow. They were very fortunate.
    Out of curiosity, what brand was the trailer?
    "Perhaps the final test of anybody's love of dogs is their willingness to permit them to make a camping ground of the bed" -Henry T. Merwin

    Comment


    • #3
      God, what a nightmare. That trailer wasn't much smaller than mine is but I'll wager mine is heavier as it's all steel. I'm so glad the horses were OK and presumably the driver also. You were the kind Samaritan than that took the horses home? Bless you for your willingness to help.

      Comment


      • #4
        Can't see the video, but wanted to say how glad I am that everyone is okay!
        Horse Show Names Free name website with over 6200 names. Want to add? PM me!

        Comment


        • #5
          Yikes! The horses coming out of the trailer was hard to watch, especially the palomino. Amazing they weren't hurt worse. Glad they'll be ok, and that you & others were able to help out. How scary.

          I don't even like to drive my car in strong winds, since I got spun off the interstate once in a crosswind. Luckily in my area, winds that strong don't usually pop up out of nowhere. I'd be more than happy to pull over and wait it out if I ran into a storm. This video just reminds me that that's a good idea.

          Comment


          • #6
            I am glad everyone is ok but not sure exactly what I am supposed to be reminded of. To avoid 85mph wind gusts? I imagine this person would have preferred to avoid them as well but obviously that isn't always possible. I try to concentrate on the things I do have control over and hope the stuff I don't have control over like the wind cooperates.
            McDowell Racing Stables

            Home Away From Home

            Comment


            • #7
              Maybe there was advance notice of a storm and the driver went thru it anyway? That would make sense. If it came out of nowhere there wouldn't be much of a way to avoid it.

              Seems like a simple, 'Be aware and be careful' thread.

              Comment


              • #8
                Originally posted by Seven-up View Post
                Yikes! The horses coming out of the trailer was hard to watch, especially the palomino. Amazing they weren't hurt worse. Glad they'll be ok, and that you & others were able to help out. How scary.
                me too .. I thought the palomino was going to get his leg caught in the grill.
                Nevertheless, she persisted.

                Comment


                • #9
                  Originally posted by RainyDayRide View Post
                  me too .. I thought the palomino was going to get his leg caught in the grill.
                  Or just break one.... yikes, trailer sides have lousey traction. Gulp.
                  ::Sometimes you have to burn a few bridges to keep the crazies from following you::

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Oy, how scary.

                    Bless you OP for coming to their aid. Amazed the horses would load into another trailer.

                    Me wonders, tho: would a steel gooseneck have done that?
                    <>< Sorrow Looks Back. Worry Looks Around. Faith Looks Up! -- Being negative only makes a difficult journey more difficult. You may be given a cactus, but you don't have to sit on it.

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      Originally posted by ChocoMare View Post
                      Oy, how scary.

                      Me wonders, tho: would a steel gooseneck have done that?
                      I wondered too. My trailer is 28 feet long and 10,400 lbs empty....around 15,000 lbs loaded. That is pretty heavy.

                      We hauled through some awful storms with our trailer with one horse in it across South Dakota. I know the winds had to be 60-70 mph at least...strong T-storms and there was no where to get away from it...you just had to keep going. Our rig did OK but I think a lighter trailer or a smaller one might have had some trouble. Most of us Easterners have no concept of how windy it can be in the open areas of the West.

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        I'm surprised the horses got into the next trailer!
                        Looking for horse activity in the Twin Tiers? Follow my blog at http://thetwintiershorse.blogspot.com/

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          Wow, I bet the driver needed clean undies after that!

                          Thank goodness nobody, horse or human, was seriously injured.

                          I will not haul in high winds - if they can flip a semi, I have no doubt they can flip my aluminum trailer. And I'm super cautious when I see one of those signs that reads "Caution, cross winds may flip vehicles".

                          We had a nasty windstorm here from one of the hurricanes last year. We had to hook to the trailer and move it since was broadside to the wind and looked like it might get tipped over.

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            Originally posted by SmartAlex View Post
                            Or just break one.... yikes, trailer sides have lousey traction. Gulp.
                            Yeah I thought he'd snap one the way he scrambled out of there. Makes me see more value in those trailers with rubber mats on the sides for kickers. Never occured to me that would come in handy if the wall suddenly became the floor.

                            Somebody was sure watching out for everybody there.

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              Originally posted by GilbertsCreeksideAcres View Post
                              I'm surprised the horses got into the next trailer!
                              A vet assistant I know was actually called out to an accident where a horse fell out of a trailer as it was traveling down the highway-roughly 60mph. I don't recall how the accident occurred (perhaps the floor rotted through?) but the horse was basically okay (lots and lots of cuts and such but no major injuries). They pulled up with a trailer and he walked right on. Unbelievable what some horses will do after having scary experiences.
                              No hour of life is wasted that is spent in the saddle. ~Winston Churchill
                              For Hope, For Strength, For Life-Delta Gamma
                              www.etsy.com/shop/joiedevivrecrafts Custom Wreaths and Other Decorations

                              Comment


                              • #16
                                OP- The owner of the horses was so lucky to have you right behind them!!!

                                OP- Think there was anyway to have that accident avoided, since you were in a big trailer on the same highway???

                                To others- wind in the west is not something that can be always be predicted or anticipated. In our areas, for several months at a time there can be a chance of horrible wind- anytime. The sort of wind you have to lean into to walk, then a few minutes later it's gone.

                                During one of these seasons, I went with a friend to a horse show in far north Wyoming. It was one of those horrible windy days. Tractor trailers were blowing over left and right (we counted 8 flipped in the ditches during our 8 hr drive). My friend hauled a huge trailer- 3 horse with full living quarters- with one of those F450/550 monsters. We didn't feel the wind. Oh, and on the way home, in early November, I stopped to buy chains for my car thinking we were going to get caught in a horrible blizzard and get stuck in Wyoming. Thankfully, we stayed about an hour ahead of the storm... But the weather can change quickly in these parts.

                                Comment


                                • #17
                                  Originally posted by Seven-up View Post
                                  Yeah I thought he'd snap one the way he scrambled out of there. Makes me see more value in those trailers with rubber mats on the sides for kickers. Never occured to me that would come in handy if the wall suddenly became the floor.
                                  Makes me glad my Equispirit came equipped with side wall mats 1/2 way up! whew...
                                  <>< Sorrow Looks Back. Worry Looks Around. Faith Looks Up! -- Being negative only makes a difficult journey more difficult. You may be given a cactus, but you don't have to sit on it.

                                  Comment


                                  • #18
                                    wow. What an incredible video to watch- good thing you were right there. Makes me want to go out and purchase a good pair of tall shipping boots instead of using wraps. Those horses were lucky- and obviously well behaved to have loaded up again after all of that!

                                    Comment

                                    Working...
                                    X