04-27-2008, 12:38 PM
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The wider the better. I like trailers with plenty of room for the horses.
I don't like the doors on slant load step-ups. They're too thin and that makes me nervous. The only ones I would ever consider buying are the ones that have wide doors for the horses and a smaller door for the rear tack compartment.
Ramps are priceless.
And I don't know if you've ever seen those stability bars that connect to the hitch, but they're great as well. I can't find a picture ATM though...
I can't really think of any features on trailers that I would find useless. Most trailer manufacturers out there keep things practical. Perhaps a roof rack on a bumper-pull might be a little redundant (just use the truck bed) but aside from that I'm struggling to think of much.
EDIT: I did think of something after all... I don't want to insult anyones trailer but some trailers have troughs in the front for the horses that are built into the trailer that protrude into the horses foot space.
Frankly, I hate them. They restrict the horse too much and they just plain get in the way. They are a waste of space, and for nervous horses, can be hazardous. I'd just stick to the hanging canvas mangers and chest bars.