Pack Your Saddle
Saddling your horse before your trip might seem like a great way to save time and storage space. However, this practice can lead to safety and behavioral concerns. Stirrups can get caught on your trailer’s stall dividers. Plus, if your horse were to lose his balance or slip during the ride, the saddle could come loose or the horn could push into his back, causing painful muscle sores.
And your comfortable, saddle-free horse will be more likely to remain a willing loader and will be fresher for your ride.
On every trip, saddle up your horse when you arrive at your destination.
Load your horse in your trailer without a saddle for his safety and comfort.