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        07-23-2008, 03:46 PM
    Green Broke
    I think that a darkish gray color with a hint of blue would look good
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        07-24-2008, 11:56 AM
    Once we get the trailer fixed up and start hualing, if I just have one of my horses in there do I still need the divider in there? What if I use a trailer tie so that he can't turn himself around? One of friends said to leave it in there so he can brace against it, but when people put horses in stock trailers, they don't have anything to brace against either. So I just hopin for some input.
        07-24-2008, 02:25 PM
    Green Broke
    I don't think you would need the divider. Especially if your horse is big and stocky. Sometimes those big QHs take up an entire two horse trailer! I've seen that many times. So it's completely up to you unless someone has some better advice.

    I'm not a trailer expert, I'm just sharing what I know
        07-24-2008, 03:40 PM
    He's only between 14 -14.2 hh. And he's not that stocky, probably decent for his size I would say. I guess I'll just have to see once the new floor is in, hopefully this weekend.... if it stops raining and drys up enough that is!!

    If the divider is in he will probably only have about 2 1/2 ft so I don't want him to have a clostraphobic feeling and have him not want to get in.
        07-24-2008, 08:42 PM
    I wouldn't worry to much about the butt bar. We had a 2 horse straight load that just had the chain butt with a padded cover on it. We hauled all over and never had a problem with them and the chain. It does tend to mess up the tail a bit more then the bar. I always used one of those tail bone/dock pads when transporting that took care of any tail messes and protected the tailbone.
        07-25-2008, 09:33 AM
    I would keep the trailer color a light color, if you want to do a dark color do it on the bottom. Remember that dark colors absorb heat and light colors repel heat. So a light color will keep the trailer cooler.
    You could always do some detailing in the green/beige on a white trailer, that would look cool.

    Ever get in a black car with black interior after it has been sitting in the sun? I will never own another black car............
        07-25-2008, 11:31 PM
    Technically if you horse is tied properly at the right length in the trailer, there should not be use for a bar or chain as they should be quite a ways away from it. It's only there to help keep the horse in when you first load them when you have to do the run around to the front to tie them :)
        07-26-2008, 01:28 AM
    Green Broke
    I agree with a lighter color for the trailer - - wouldn't want your guy to be any hotter than he has to be on there!

    Also about the butt bar, you can purchase these from any new trailer dealer, and have your dad install :)

    You don't have to leave the divider in the trailer; so long as he has room in there (and you have room for all your stuff) you should be fine...I would make sure that he can't turn around though. Pet peeve of mine to see horses going tail first down the road :roll:


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