Hi helpful horse people,
I recently had the opportunity to acquire a 2004 CM stock trailer (4 horse) at an incredible price.
In the past I have always begged and borrowed, never stolen, your typical 2-horse bumper pulls with dividers,padding,butt bars and tack rooms; things that I would consider "bells & whistles" when compared to my very open, very spacious stock trailer with it's simple center gate which separates the rear from the front.
I am not a fan of having horses stand side by side with no center divider, why? No other reason than the belief that the horses will get into trouble when they are bumping butts during transport. However, I cannot imagine that trailering one horse in front and one in back is any safer.
Does anyone have experience here, how to safely transport 2 horses in a 4 horse stock trailer? This is all new to me. Am I being irrational about hauling both in front?
Also any ideas of how to make a home made/safe divider?