my gelding absolutely freaks out on step downs.
I'm not to sure about those trailers but I advise if your horse does have a problem, theres nothing wrong with trying to make him less stressed, but you really should try to overcome the problem rather than just avoid what is causing it. For example I knew someone who had a horse that at first, the horse only had a few problems, so they decided to just avoid them, no big deal. But ten their horse developed a few more, then more and eventually they stopped going to comps, taking him out when I was rainy...or dark...or cold...or when there were other horses, it spoiled their horse owner ship. Im not saying your horse is anything near as bad, but I'm just saying, be careful. Its allways better to solve a problem than to avoid it. Sorry if this sounds all "holier than thou" (sp?). Its not supossed to be