Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Ever-Changing Equine Travel Restrictions - Full Article

The Winning Edge blog
3 Jun 2013, 8:28 AM

I had been counting down to May 17th for weeks. It was the date my mare Lily and her 35 stablemates would complete their two-day, 1,000-mile journey from Florida to their summer home in Kentucky. I was anxious for my horse's return (I hadn't seen her in more than six weeks, aka an eternity), but I knew those caring for her en route to the Bluegrass would ensure her safe arrival.

Hauling horses long-distance is never a walk in the park, but recently it seems to have become even more challenging due to tighter travel restrictions to prevent infectious disease spread. For those of us who go the distance to compete or ride at our favorite far-away locales, this means being more organized and regulation-aware than ever...

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