Need more info like is it a 1500, 2500, 3500. Does it come with a towing packaging, auto or manual, tranny cooler etc.
Just to toss some info out there:
-I wouldn't tow with a 1500 but others will tell you to do it. There's reasons why a 1500 shouldn't be used to tow livestock but yes, they can do it. 2500 and 3500 have a few different designs changes that are very important and are built stouter which make them safer for towing.
-You want a tow package on it.
-Tranny cooler if it's an automatic, the job of a tranny cooler is to keep you from frying your transmission while towing.
-Need an electronic trailer brake, this can be added if one isn't already installed but it is something you need to be aware of.
-Need a receiver hitch rated to tow a horse trailer along with a properly selected stinger and ball.
-Last of all that pickup is 22 years old, take it to a mechanic prior to purchasing to get it checked out.
As for trailer rental, you're stuck with what they have to rent and yes most of them are short for a 16+ hand horse. If your horse is used to being towed he already likely knows to keep his head down. If he's not used to being towed and just for safety they have bump caps for horses to protect their head. Most rental trailers come with surge brakes so you don't need a brake controller but you still need a heavy enough hitch and stinger.
For a quick trip have you considered offering someone at the barn some money to haul your horse to the new location? Best way is to offer to pay their fuel plus cash with the amount determined by how far you are going.
Last edited by Darrin; 02-24-2014 at 12:20 AM.