ALEX: Well, transporting a horse sometimes can be very easy because there are a lot of companies that can ship or move a horse for you from place to place. There are a lot of people — Steve, for instance, ropes a lot — so he has his own trailer.

When you have your own trailer, it’s important to consider how big of a trailer do you need? Do you need living quarters? How many stalls are in the trailer? So there’s really two different ways to go about doing it.

In a horse community, there’s going to be services, horse-manning services that you can call on that are relatively inexpensive to move a horse from point A to point B.

If you’re on the move a lot (like Dr. Allday) and you’re roping a lot, then you probably want to have your own trailer, because that makes it a lot easier for you to just load up, get your things and come and go when you want.

STEVE: Yeah, you need to have – obviously you need to transport your horse to the events or whatever it is that you’re going to do — you’ve got to have a good, safe way to get him there. Me, I bought a really good trailer that’s capable of holding four horses, that is extremely safe, It’s one of the top-of-the-line aluminum trailers, it’s a slant load, and I have great success with it without any complications or problems — and there can always be problems.

The one thing that you have to understand about having a horse is that Murphy’s Law always applies. What you don’t expect to happen usually will happen, so you’ve got to be ready for those things. But if you get good equipment, it’s not really a problem. It’s pretty easy to transport them and get them to where you need to get them.