How to Maintain Your Horse Trailer

Has it been a while since you hooked up your truck and trailer? Don't just assume your rig is roadworthy; check it out before you load up your horses and head down the highway. Of course a thorough annual inspection by a licensed mechanic is a good idea, but there are several simple things you can do to assess your trailer's safety at home. Here's a trailer inspection even the mechanically inept can do.

Your mechanic can do a more thorough inspection, including an assessment of your trailer's brakes. A complete, yearly going-over is a good idea and should include removal of your trailer tires to lubricate the bearings, and a thorough check of your wiring and lights.