Trailering your horses to another place can be a dangerous job. Many things can happen to the horse that could injure the horse for life.
When trailering your horse, it is best if your horse is wearing a blanket and leg wraps to protect your horse's legs. Some horses also wear headguards, but most people decide not to to that.
HLH recommends that you wear working boots and gloves when getting a horse in and out of a trailer, due to the risk of the horse getting spooked and ripping the lead line out of your hands. This would cause a burn on your hands and it really hurts.
Horses prefer to have a lighter colored trailer (on the inside) so that they don't feel like they are walking into darkness. A horse will be more willing to get right into a trailer if it is painted white or a light color.
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