Here's the situation. There are two fairly nice trailers within our state that are the same price... the only difference is that one is a 3 horse gooseneck slant with an 8 ft. Awning and A/C and heat. You can see the listing here.
The other trailer is 4 years newer and is a 2 horse straight load with a tack room. Bumper pull. Nothing much else to get excited about, but it's a very nice trailer, and the exact trailer I have always thought would be perfect for our needs. A friend of mine once owned the same kind of trailer and they were very satisfied (not to mention they actually made money on the re-sale) with it. You can see the listing here.
The dilemma is this: we really don't need a three horse slant gooseneck. It's large, difficult to maintain, and we only have one horse who stays at home for the majority of the year. It just isn't practical to our needs. The 2 horse bumper pull however, is exactly what we need. It's sturdy, small enough to manage, but large enough to accommodate the horse, and with me in college, I can only foresee a decrease in my horse's annual travel.
Still, how can we pass up the opportunity of the 3 horse? When we started this shopping quest I never thought we'd be looking at 3 horse Sundowner gooseneck's with 10 ft. Dressing rooms and 8 ft. Awnings. Not to mention the A/C unit. It's a really nice trailer, and it's the same price as the 2 horse bumper pull...
Both are Sundowner, so there's nothing to debate there. The only real difference is this:
Do we sacrifice the manageability and practicality of a 2 horse bumper pull for the amenities of a nicer, larger trailer, or do we stick with the 2 horse, keep the practicality intact, but pass by an opportunity that we likely won't see again?
I hope you look at both of the listings and read all about them. Also, please vote and respond. I trust your judgement, and I hope it helps me out.