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Store these items in the horse trailer so you always have them on board:
  • Spare Tire – USRider recommends carrying two (2) spare tires
  • Hydraulic Jack – rated to jack your trailer while loaded
  • Lug Wrench
  • Three (3) 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.

For crossing state lines or attending competitions:

  • Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (Health Certificate) dated within 30 days
  • Proof of Negative EIA (Coggins) usually dated within 1 year. Some states require within 6 months.
  • Certificate of Brand Inspection if applicable

If you are in an accident and have been injured yourself:

EMS personnel and police will most likely not be capable of taking care of your Horses. Prepare for this situation by keeping some sort of emergency directions in a very visible place. Write the name of someone you know who can be called to help or to advise what to do with the Horses if you are incapacitated - a knowledgeable friend, your veterinarian, or someone else who is familiar with your Horses and all current telephone numbers. The USRider Membership Kit contains a specially created emergency information placard (Horse trailer interior) and an accompanying emergency notification sticker (Horse trailer exterior).


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