Emergency First Aid Kit

The following items assembled into an emergency kit will help you handle most situations. Discuss this list with your own veterinarian, he/she may have other suggestions that are appropriate for you and your situation:

  • ROLL COTTON – 2 rolls
  • ROLL GAUZE – 4 rolls
  • CLEAN STANDING BANDAGES – 2 quilt or fleece with outer wraps
  • 24″ SECTION OF 6′ PVC PIPE – which has been split in half lengthwise – for splinting: check that diameter of pipe fits your Horse.
  • COHESIVE FLIXIBLE BANDAGE – 2 Vetratp® – Co-flex®
  • STICKY ROLL BANDAGE – Elastikon®
  • ANTISEPTIC SOAP – Betadine®
  • WATER 10 gallons or more


Don’t Go on the Road Without It!

Store these items in the horse trailer so you always have them on board:

  • Spare Tire – USRider recommends carrying two (2) spare tires
  • Hydraulic Jack – rated to jack your trailer while loaded
  • Lug Wrench
  • Three (3) emergency triangles or flares (Triangles are preferred)
  • Chocks
  • Flashlight
  • Electrical tape
  • Duct Tape
  • Equine First Aid Kit with splint (know how to use it)
  • Knife for cutting ropes, etc., in emergency
  • Water
  • Buckets/sponge
  • Water hose
  • Spare halter and lead rope for each Horse
  • Spare bulbs for exterior and interior lights
  • Spare fuses if applicable
  • Fire extinguisher with up to date charge
  • WD-40 or other lubricant
  • Broom, shovel, fork, and manure disposal bags
  • Insect spray (bee and wasp)

For the tow vehicle:

  • Registration for the vehicle and trailer
  • Proof of insurance
  • Jumper cables
  • Spare tire/jack/tire iron
  • Tool kit including wiring materials
  • Spare belts and hoses for the tow vehicle
  • Tow chain
  • Cellular phone and/or CB radio (CB may be more effective in rural areas without cell phone service)
  • Replacement fuses
  • Work gloves
  • Portable air compressor
  • Extra cash/credit card
  • Road Atlas
  • Hawkins Guide: Equine Emergencies on the Road
  • USRider Membership Kit

Check your inventory frequently and replace used or removed items before each trip.

For crossing state lines or attending competitions:

  • Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (Health Certificate) dated within 30 days
  • Proof of Negative EIA (Coggins) usually dated within 1 year. Some states require within 6 months.
  • Certificate of Brand Inspection if applicable

If you are in an accident and have been injured yourself:

EMS personnel and police will most likely not be capable of taking care of your Horses. Prepare for this situation by keeping some sort of emergency directions in a very visible place. Write the name of someone you know who can be called to help or to advise what to do with the Horses if you are incapacitated – a knowledgeable friend, your veterinarian, or someone else who is familiar with your Horses and all current telephone numbers. The USRider Membership Kit contains a specially created emergency information placard (Horse trailer interior) and an accompanying emergency notification sticker (Horse trailer exterior).



Rumber Flooring Information

RumberLogoRumber flooring is impervious to water and

has a limited 20 year warranty for horse and

livestock trailer applications. It also serves as a

cushioning surface for livestock, giving them a

firmer footing and minimizing the risk of injury. In

addition, Rumber’s cushioned texture reduces

the physiologic stress on joints and soft tissue,

noticeably reducing the fatigue associated with


With unprecedented durability and attributes

that clearly out-perform traditional materials,

Rumber® increases the value and life of the

trailer. The result is less downtime, fewer

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stock trailers.



Rumber® Materials Inc. manufactures

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Rumber Flooring for Horse/Livestock Trailers

RumberLogoHorse/Livestock Trailer Flooring


• Horse/livestock trailer flooring
• Sheets for stall dividers
• Horse trailer wall liners
• Ramp boards
• Brush trays, saddle racks and hook racks

A cleat board option offers an additional choice for:
• Trailer flooring
• Equipment trailer dove-tails
• Floors for loading and handling chutes for livestock
•Alleyway floors in livestock handling systems

Benefits and Features

• Will not rot, crack, splinter
• Serves as a cushioning surface
• Reduces stress on joints and soft tissue
• Easy to clean
• UV and water resistant
• Extremely tough and durable
• Most cost effective option over time
• Cleat boards improve traction for livestock during loading
and unloading
• Cleat boards also stabilize livestock and reduce shifting of
load when starting and stopping trailer

“A trailer with Rumber® flooring gets the horse to its
destination in a more comfortable, fresher condition.”
—Ruth Sobeck, D.V.M.