Pre-Travel Vehicle and Trailer Check for Hauling Horses

Be Prepared

In addition to preparing the trailer for the horse’s comfort, it is also important to consider the maintenance of all equipment.

Prior to each trip, check the following:

  • Trailer lights and turn signals
  • Trailer brakes
  • Trailer hitch–is it secure?
  • Trailer safety cables
  • Spare trailer and truck tires and tools to change a tire, including tire jack
  • Trailer and truck tires
  • Trailer floorboards.

These checks should be done before you leave home. Finding out that something is wrong …