What Does Your Horse Trailer Say ABout You?
What Does Your Horse Trailer Say?
Every time I go to a horse camp where the rigs are
parked so people can camp and ride, I see the many
things painted on the trailers.
Usually I see the sides of trailers, both gooseneck and
bumper pull, painted with the name of the riders. "The
Richardson's, Steve and Deeda" comes to mind.
Some add a location under the names, like naming a boat
and proclaiming the port. It's always a toot to "ride
the camp" looking at what everyone else is driving
Some have vistas of forests and sunsets. I have seen
some with horse/ranch brands in a prominent location.
And I have seen some painted fronts, either the
gooseneck part that sites over the pulling truck or the
top part of the bumper pull that shows when meeting
another vehicle. That's nice, but I envision a ton of
time scraping off the bugs if I put my name there.
The big billboard, however, is the rear. That part the
people following you have no choice but to read.
One of the first trailer-door billboards I ever saw,
and this was many years ago, said "Stay Back - Show
Horses" It was a two horse tag along in need of some
fender body work and a new coat of paint. The wheels
didn't match either. I can bet what kid of show those
horses put on.
Another one said "If you can't see my mirrors, I can't
see you". I like that.
Another one said "Live Cargo on Board - Horses"
There there was the one that had two words across the
whole width of the trailer "Caution Horses". Each word
must have been a foot high and three and a half feet
long. But wait, there's more.
Underneath that was a monster picture of Yosemite Sam,
the Warner Brothers cartoon character with both
rootin' tootin' pistols pointed at me and underneath
two more really big words "Back Off".
What your horse trailer says can say a lot about you,
and may be a factor in whether or nor your camp
neighbors come over to introduce themselves.
Seen any nifty messages on the back of horse trailers?
Post 'em right here for all to see.