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post #11 of 61 Old 07-10-2012, 10:24 PM
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Untacked. I have a slant load. I can't say I've never loaded a horse tacked up though, some of the foundation & ranch horse trail classes have loading into a stock trailer tacked as an obstacle. It makes sense in a stock and particularly when working.

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post #12 of 61 Old 07-10-2012, 10:33 PM
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I'd never do it but each to their own.

I've never had a tack room, either where I keep my horse in the trailer I don't have. That's what car boots are for :)
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post #13 of 61 Old 07-10-2012, 10:37 PM
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Never haul tacked up. Ever.
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post #14 of 61 Old 07-10-2012, 10:44 PM
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I don't with my riding horses but I don't see anything wrong with it. The drafts on the other hand are almost always harnessed before getting on the trailer. There simply isn't room to put the harness in the trailer so it won't get in a tangled gory mess except on the horses, and it cuts down a LOT of time. They can get off and are ready to go immediately without having to sort through tack and hitch them up at the destination.
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post #15 of 61 Old 07-10-2012, 10:50 PM
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Never heard of hauling tacked up.

I'd never do it either, but maybe that's because our trailers (floats) are slightly differently built. I see way too many safety hazards personally. I'd prefer to take the extra time to tack up when I get to where I'm going. Specially because most of the time I float/haul longer distances. Each to their own though and if towing tacked up works for you, by all means go ahead.

I normally haul ina light rug, halter and float/trailer boots/bandages.
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post #16 of 61 Old 07-10-2012, 10:53 PM
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I tack em up to the nine's when I'm going on short hauls, anything under an hour. I only have a stock trailer though. When they're put them in anything other than a stock trailer there just isnt enough room to load em tacked.

I personally don't see a problem with hauling tacked up. Most horses don't move around enough in a trailer to get themselves in trouble. Just make sure you aint got no danglies and you're good to go. People worry too much.

ETA: also I see that it's a riding style difference. Most cowboys/cowgirls I know always haul tacked. Western riders tend to do it more often than english riders. Just what I've noticed.
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post #17 of 61 Old 07-10-2012, 11:02 PM
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I have a 4 horse slant, I always tack up for short hauls, hour or less. Many times with four horses with sadddles on, minus the bridles. Never have had an issue, and there is plenty of room..
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I tack em up to the nine's when I'm going on short hauls, anything under an hour. I only have a stock trailer though. When they're put them in anything other than a stock trailer there just isnt enough room to load em tacked.

I personally don't see a problem with hauling tacked up. Most horses don't move around enough in a trailer to get themselves in trouble. Just make sure you aint got no danglies and you're good to go. People worry too much.

ETA: also I see that it's a riding style difference. Most cowboys/cowgirls I know always haul tacked. Western riders tend to do it more often than english riders. Just what I've noticed.
I do both English and Western, personally I will never haul my horse tacked up.



This is what our trailers look like (bar swung over to the right is a divider which swings into the middle) - I'm not sure if you guys have similar trailers? Personally, not only do I see a lack of room here (like you mentioned) but also some safety issues.

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post #19 of 61 Old 07-10-2012, 11:21 PM
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I have a straight load and I have never done that as when going places I like to bring them around the area to get them use to it, sometimes they will have sheets on but that's most. I have a nice sized tack room that can fit 4 saddles pus bridles, halters, water & feed buckets, lead ropes, longe lines, saddle pads, extra sheet, extra, its a 2 horse so I only really have enough for 2 horses, 2 saddles ect.
This is my trailer, with my boys when my paint was smaller then my QH, its pretty roomy and big it was CM for big english horses. Im hoping to get a 3 to 4 horse slant soon and will propley never tack while trailering, if my tack doesnt fit in a tack room it can ride in the truck with me.
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post #20 of 61 Old 07-10-2012, 11:23 PM
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This is what our trailer looks like. It has 3 separate compartments, you can haul about 6 horses safely. 2 in each compartment. There is really nothing for anything to get hung up on.



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