Cimarron trailerSome of you use your trailers as much or more in the winter as in the summer, but there are a bunch of us whose interaction with our horses over the winter mostly involves a lot of hay pitching. The horse trailer gets parked, drifted in with snow and mostly ignored until the first clinic, lesson, show or trail ride of the season.

When you do pull that trailer out of moth balls for the first trip of the year, Kris Canaday of Bar T5 Trailer Sales has a few reminders for you: 

 

If you don’t feel you are mechanical enough to complete all of the above, enlist a qualified professional to do the work for you.

Now if you’re one of the fortunate to have a little “home away from home” (aka living quarters) in your trailer, check our April issue for some spring maintenance tips. Kris says that unless you want to be out in the woods saying, “Dang, it worked last fall!” be sure to catch this April article.