Michigan Horse Council

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Transport Checklist

Don’t Go on the Road Without It!

For the trailer:

  • Spare Tire/Jack/Tire Iron
  • Three emergency triangles or flares (Triangles are preferred)
  • Chocks
  • Flashlight
  • Electrical tape
  • Duct Tape
  • Equine First Aid Kit with splint (know how to use it)
  • Knife for cutting ropes, etc., in emergency
  • Water
  • Buckets/sponge
  • Water hose
  • Spare halter and lead rope for each horse
  • Spare bulbs for exterior and interior lights
  • Spare fuses if applicable
  • Fire extinguisher with up to date charge
  • WD-40 or other lubricant
  • Broom, shovel, fork, and manure disposal bags
  • Insect spray (bee and wasp)

For the tow vehicle:

  • Registration for the vehicle and trailer
  • Proof of insurance
  • Jumper cables
  • Spare tire/jack/tire iron
  • Tool kit including wiring materials
  • Spare belts and hoses for the tow vehicle
  • Tow chain
  • Cellular phone and/or CB radio (CB may be more effective in rural areas without cell phone service)
  • Replacement fuses
  • Work gloves
  • Portable air compressor
  • Extra cash/credit card
  • Road Atlas
  • Hawkins Guide: Equine Emergencies on the Road
  • USRider Membership Kit

*Check your inventory frequently and replace used or removed items before each trip

Equine Trailering Tips courtesy of USRider Equestrian Motor Plan in cooperation with nationally respected equine trailering expert and author Neva Kittrell Scheve and veterinarian and author James M. Hamilton, DVM.

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