Buckaroo John's Blog — Trailer Care

Spring Cleaning

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Spring is here!  Take the time to go over your tack and your trailer so you know you’re prepared for riding season.  First, let’s discuss tack. Pull everything out, take things apart and go over it. It’s helpful to take pictures of your gear fully assembled before disassembling. Check the tightness of any Chicago screws. Make sure all leather is cleaned and oiled. Is your hardware free of rust or oxidization? Go over all stitching. Is anything brittle or fraying? A tack failure can be catastrophic, so I personally find a peace of mind by going over everything with a critical eye....

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Winter Trailer Care

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Winter is here, and we have been given a few glorious sunny days, perfect for cleaning out your trailer (or scrapping the idea entirely and just going for a trail ride!). All types of horse trailers will benefit from a good scrubbing, inside and out.  If you make sure that all waste and dirt are removed, it will help keep your trailer looking good for longer. Here are a few things you’ll want to do: Remove your floor mats, scrub them thoroughly.  Clean away all hay and manure, scrub your floor boards and rinse them clean, so that the waste doesn’t...

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