Safety Bulletin: Preventive Maintenance For Horse Trailers

Winter 2019

Your trailer should have an annual inspection before you take your horses south or locally for showing/hunting. This soggy winter weather is the perfect time for you to arrange for us to provide your trailer with a Preventive Maintenance (PM) check-up, keeping your trailer and rig safe and dependable, and ready to travel when you are.

It’s easy to take it for granted from season to season that our trailer wheels, brakes, tires, lights, wiring, harness look good . . . and are safe for the next trip.

The fact is, it’s inevitable: Without regular inspection and maintenance of your rig, you’re at risk for undependable braking, cracked, dry rotted tires blowing, or worse.

When was the last time you had wheel bearings repacked? Tires inspected, including spare? Had your brakes and lights examined to ensure that they are working properly? Are your tires older than 2-3 years? Do you know the condition of the unexposed side of your tires and spare?

We are making it easy for you to have peace of mind and safe travels with these two options:

For a flat fee per hour

•  We will pick up and deliver your rig, upon request, OR
•  You can bring your truck and trailer to us.

Appointments are available between Jan 1, 2019 and March 31, 2019 ONLY.
1-2 days maximum for most turnarounds.
Don’t risk it!
Put our 40+ years of expertise to work for you.

Call today to get on our schedule! 


David Wisner, Owner

David Wisner presents a Horse Management Workshop on “Heavy Use Area Technology Solutions” for the University of Maryland Extension, Montgomery County

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K&L Owner, David Wisner, Speaks at U.S. Polo Association Forum

Dave Wisner, owner of K&L Contracting, LLC, specializing in arena construction, reconditioning, and maintenance, water management, and related services for equestrian properties, recently was invited to appear in Houston, Texas, to discuss arena footing construction and maintenance at the U.S. Polo Association’s Instructors/Managers Forum. Attendees hailed from 23 states, including Hawaii.

Dave holds a civil engineering degree from Virginia Tech and is an avid equestrian, having evented and fox hunted (huntsman for 15 years). His two daughters are nationally recognized collegiate polo players: Kelly Wisner, four consecutive Collegiate National Championships 2005-2008 and Lizzie Wisner, 2008 and 2011 Collegiate National Championships, and 2011 Intercollegiate Player of the Year.

 Solutions-driven topics Dave covered, including many specific questions from the attendees, encompassed:

•  how to adapt a multi-use arena for polo

•  how to identify problems with footing arising from improper construction

•  tips for maintaining an arena on a budget to avoid the expense of specialty equipment

•  the risks to the riding surface of improper watering

•  distinguishing different footing material and suitability for various equestrian disciplines.

Providing comprehensive illustrations, Dave discussed the importance of a proper base and identified problems that arise from one that has not been properly constructed. He distributed samples of different footings to attendees and distinguished each material as to its suitability for each equestrian discipline. Dave described the role that proper watering plays in maintaining footing consistency, and the adverse effect that over-watering can have on the riding surface.

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