BeneFab™ debuts at PA National Horse Show 2013

October 14, 2013 2 min read

BeneFab™ debuts at the PA National Horse Show 2013! No matter what level event, what discipline is being competed, where it is, or when it is, there is one thing in common about every horse show... The competitors must travel there with their horses. As we watch the competitors, we know that these people worked exceptionally hard to make it to this national event. Juniors, Adults, and Professionals join us for their year end event that sums up their efforts and a portion of their accomplishments throughout this show season (and we are so excited to be a part of it!!!). Horse shows are stressful for rides and horses alike. Some horses travel better than others, but regardless, for the sake of great horsemanship, our job as riders, owners, and/or trainers is to insure our horses are careful and comfortable while traveling. So, what are some primary things that equine professionals recommend to insure safety and comfort for your athletic partner so that they are performing to the best of their ability (despite being completely out of their general routine)??
We have done some comprehensive research to relay to you some helpful hints for trailering/traveling with your horse.
Courtesy of Equus, "Horse Trailering Tips", author Christine Barakat
1. Leave horses untied--or tied long--while they travel.photo
2. Transport horses in familiar, congenial groups.
3. Keep the trailer spotlessly clean.
4. Educate your horse about loading and shipping.
5. Maintain good air quality inside the trailer.
6. Rest horses at least a week after a long journey.
7. Keep the trailer in good repair.
8. Be a sympathetic driver.
9. Provide ample water and adequate hay but no grain.
10. Cater to each horse's individual preferences.
To learn more about this article, visit Equisearch.com


Also in Blog

How Horses See the World: 10 Things to Know
How Horses See the World: 10 Things to Know

September 23, 2021 3 min read

As riders, it’s very easy to assume everything sees the world as we do. From the dogs and cats at the barn to our own horses, the colorful and often clear worldwe see is not the same world animals see. Here are ten things to keep in mind when working with horses.
Service Dog Awareness Month
Service Dog Awareness Month

September 20, 2021 2 min read

As an animal lover, seeing an unexpected dog wearing a “Service Animal” harness might be the highlight of your day. Service dogs big and small provide valuable – and sometimes lifesaving – services to their owners and deserve all the “good boy” pets in their off time.
The Importance of Self-care
The Importance of Self-care

September 13, 2021 3 min read

The term “self-care” originally appeared in the 1950s and circulated amongst civil right groups for several decades. Then, in 2016, the term exploded into the limelight due to the tumultuous presidential election – according to the New York Times.

Self-care is self-explanatory, but with the Americas’ obsession with overworking in pursuit of personal dreams or “keeping up with the Jones’” can make taking time for oneself an uncomfortable practice.