Horse Trailering Tips with Trisha Killion - #1 in the Series [VIDEO]
CowboySpirit.TV - Cowboy Spirit TV wants to help you and your horse stay safe in your journeys. So we’ve teamed with Trisha Killion and the folks at Transwest Trailers to put together a series of trailering safety videos.
Trisha grew up in New Mexico where she showed & judged horses in 4-H and was also an active member of FFA showing replacement heifers. She obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Economics at Eastern New Mexico University in 2004 and then lunged at the chance to work for Transwest when the opportunity became available. She has been taking care of the horse trailer department at the Kansas City location for over 2 years. It is her goal to help educate customers about safety, structure & general trailer maintenance. She is a self defined “Trailer Snob”; only carrying the best of the best brands within the trailer industry. She resides in Liberty MO with her 2 little boys Roy & Kade who are 3 ½ & 1 ½. Trisha owns 2 quarter horses that are currently earning their keep at a feedlot in Granada, CO.
Trailer Tips with Trisha Killion #1: Baking Soda
Hi. It's Trisha Killion of Transwest Trailers bringing you another trailer tip to keep you rolling safely down the road for all of our friends out there at Cowboy Spirit TV.
To save that aluminum floor, every time you clean it out and after it's dry, go ahead. Take a little bit of baking soda, and sprinkle it down on that floor. Now the reason that we want to do this is because it will actually neutralize the alkaline in the urine and horse manure. That alkaline's like an acid and actually eats away at that aluminum floor.
So we really want to maintain these floors for safety, number one, and cost, number two. So go ahead. Sprinkle a little bit down every time. Three bucks a box versus three grand on a new floor-- that's an easy decision right there.
So I hope this tip has helped. And remember, if just the tip isn't enough, be sure to give me a call. It's Trisha Killion with Transwest Trailers.
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