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post #11 of 69 Old 04-10-2012, 10:18 AM
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Am I the only one who remembers the cattle racks that used to be sold to go into the back of a truck. I thought that was what the slots in the bed of a truck were originally created for... temporary side panels. Where I live you don't see them much anymore, but they are still sold second hand and in demand.

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post #12 of 69 Old 04-10-2012, 10:25 AM
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lol this is too funny. My husband and I picked up a mini horse about 10h may close to 11h and the night before my husband went out and built a wooden box on the back of our pickup truck. I was like is that legal, can we get in trouble, is it safe lmbo my husband was like if the horse fits inside it will be fine, how do you think they used to do this back before everyone owned a trailer. It was fine the horse didn't freak out, just ate his hay. On the other hand if my husband couldn't get a horse to trailer and he wanted it to go from point A to point B he would walk that horse there regardless of how far the walk was. I tease him but he is the type of person that gets the job done, and doesn't have the defeatest, I might look bad attitude of todays world.
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I personally don't see a problem with it. Like some of the others said... the horse was secure and they were driving reasonably. Untill a few years ago we transported our belgian logging horses on the back of the log truck. When we finished a job and had all of the logs hauled we would come back and get the horses and move to the next job. I know someone has pictures of all 4 of them standing in the back of the log truck riding through town. Ya do what ya gotta do.

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Some of my neighbors still use stock racks to haul horse into their mountain pastures. They run cattle where you can't get a truck and trailer.

We used them on several ranches when we only needed to haul one or two horses either to the other end of the place or to a different unit to help with something.

Our horses jumped right in. No training necessary.
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post #15 of 69 Old 04-10-2012, 05:34 PM
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The horse looked fine, and the driver wasn't being reckless.

I fail to see a problem, even though the author of the YouBoob video was blabbing about HOW TERRIFIED the horse was, ZOMG! Um, no, he/she wasn't.

I remember those racks from back in the day. Are they the absolute best way to haul horses? No, but they're hardly the death traps some people seem to think who have never known anything except enclosed trailers.
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post #16 of 69 Old 04-10-2012, 05:42 PM
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No rascaholic your not the only one. I have one sitting in my front yard that we use every now and then, mostly for ponies.
If your talking about the truck rack things (I can't watch the video), this isn't stupid people, its completly normal. My grandpa did it all the time untill we bought our trailer. We hauled a horse 45 minutes like this. I was nervous as hell but horse is still kickin. I see it often
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post #17 of 69 Old 04-10-2012, 05:53 PM
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We have used a stock box as well. Horses would jump in and out no problem like boots said.

I think horses that don't know any better would rather ride in something like a stock box than walking up a ramp into a fully enclosed trailer IMO.

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The biggest problems I see is that

1) the horse isn't tied so he has the freedom to move around the entire back end of the truck.

2)the "walls" of the enclosure are very short and that horse could have easily jumped out if he had gotten spooked while they were driving along.

3) the horse has the ability to stick his head out around the white thing in front of him. I've had windshields broken by rocks and/or debris thrown up by a passing vehicle so I can only imagine the serious damage that could do to a horse...especially if it hit him in the face.


I have zero problem with people hauling horses in the back of a truck like that...so long as the enclosure is appropriate and safe.
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I personally don't see a problem with it. Like some of the others said... the horse was secure and they were driving reasonably. Untill a few years ago we transported our belgian logging horses on the back of the log truck. When we finished a job and had all of the logs hauled we would come back and get the horses and move to the next job. I know someone has pictures of all 4 of them standing in the back of the log truck riding through town. Ya do what ya gotta do.
lol Harley when I first saw this, I was almost afraid to watch the video in case I found myself looking at my husband lmbo
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I personally don't see a problem with it. Like some of the others said... the horse was secure and they were driving reasonably. Untill a few years ago we transported our belgian logging horses on the back of the log truck. When we finished a job and had all of the logs hauled we would come back and get the horses and move to the next job. I know someone has pictures of all 4 of them standing in the back of the log truck riding through town. Ya do what ya gotta do.
That's awesome! I would love to see the pics.

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