First, the parameters. I needed to move 3 horses, 11 dogs, an ATV and assorted gear and supplies about 1500 miles alone. We figured out that we could fit everything, if packed "just so".
|Note the rack built over the ATV. The ATV itself was packed in with saddles, and assorted other tack as the saddle rack had to be removed to make room for the third horse in the back stall|
And then there are the challenges to overcome....
|11 crates fit in the insulated front compartment, and with only moving one crate even allowed about 2' of room for me to sleep in the compartment for the overnights!|
|This was not a fun morning.|
When we travel with horses, we try to find rodeo or fairgrounds to overnight. Most fairgrounds allow for travelers and one of the best was this stopover at Rawlins Wyoming. I would have preferred to make Kaycee, where there is also a hot shower (but it does cost $10/head a night instead of just the $5...)
Three days of travel, one incident but all horses and dogs made it here just fine!