A Layover Spot

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Powerful trucks and comfortable trailers (for both horses and humans) have opened a new world of adventure for trail riders. We can travel from one part of the country to another and do it with relative ease and comfort. A big problem, of course, is that powerful trucks consume a good deal of diesel fuel or gasoline and that translates into money spent.

There often is another problem–finding a place to lay over when traveling for more than a day. The Internet can be a real boon; all you need to do is search for “Horse Motel Directory” and then peruse what is offered. A couple of examples are HorseTrip.com, which has a state-by-state listing; HorseMotel.net, which lists layover spots along interstate highways; and Horse Motels International, which includes the United States, Canada, and several foreign countries.


This is a deluxe layover spot–the Brian Cox Training Stable in Tuscola, Illinois. There are box stalls for the horses and a solid, level spot to park the trailer

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