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    10-09-2011, 01:39 AM
  #1
Weanling
Will a 2 horse trailer be large enough for my horse, pics

Looking at craigslist for a nice trailer I seen quite a few 2 horse ones that looks nice. I have one horse and my dad may get one later down the road. He is 16 hands, maybe 16 2 I have to measure him. Will a trailer that size work and be comfortable for a horse that size?

Most I have seen is around the size in below pic and from 800 to 2500 bucks.
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    10-09-2011, 10:53 AM
  #2
Weanling
I would look for a slant load with a bigger horse like that. We had a straight load 2 horse and we always had a problem with the horses tail rubbing at the top (when we would start pullling they would lean against the back to brace themselves) so we always had to put tail wraps on them. Our horses were 15.2.
     
    10-09-2011, 10:54 AM
  #3
Green Broke
What is "That" size.. ?
Trailers come in different heights, usualy 6-6, 7 7-6 or 8. You are looking for a 7 foot 6.
     
    10-09-2011, 10:54 AM
  #4
Green Broke
It depends on the size of the 2 horse. You can't tell by pictures. Ask for dimensions, height & width.
     
    10-09-2011, 11:09 AM
  #5
Green Broke
Like Joe said, you need to look at the interior height. A 16hh horse will fit in a 6-6 trailer but their head is awfully close to the top. Most will learn to keep their head down but could end up with bumps and bruises until they do. Some never learn...

You're better off to go for a taller trailer if you can find one for your horses comfort.
     
    10-09-2011, 12:30 PM
  #6
Weanling
there is a definite difference in horse size and trailer size. What you need is a turnbow thoroughbred walk through trailer. I'd get a 2 horse WALK THROUGH THOROUGHBRED straight load side by side TRAILER normal 2 horse in other owrds not a slant load. I Recently bought one for my 16 to 17hh horses and IMO it is a MUST for bigger horses. Not only is it taller (I'm 5'7" and I can't touch the top with I stand inside) but it's wider and longer too. Horses do not like to walk into a dark small cave. My trailer has plenty of windows in the sides and in front to keep it light. Plus the back door pulls down and works as a ramp which a lot of horses like.
I rented a 3 horse slant load TO GET MY HORSES HOME and it was a nightmare. the fit was way way to tight side to side and they didn't have enough head room either and that was a trailer that the rental place TOLD me was for TBs.
My trailer cost me 2000. Used it's really nice but older. You can find the small ones all day long for 1000. But ill tell you if you get your horse into that trailer once and he's uncomfortable you will never get him to willingly go in again. Just my 2 cents good luck :)
PS check out around the race track if you want a trailer for TBs you will find one for sale there that will work great for your big guys :)
     
    10-09-2011, 12:39 PM
  #7
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Originally Posted by natisha    
It depends on the size of the 2 horse. You can't tell by pictures. Ask for dimensions, height & width.
exactly! I've seen 2-3 horse slant loads that my horse would not fit in (he's 17hh) yet a friend of mine has a 2 horse straight load that he would fit comfortably in. It all depends on the trailer and you really need to look at each one individually to determine what will work for you and your horse(s).
     
    10-09-2011, 12:50 PM
  #8
Weanling
uh huh LOL

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Originally Posted by crimsonsky    
exactly! I've seen 2-3 horse slant loads that my horse would not fit in (he's 17hh) yet a friend of mine has a 2 horse straight load that he would fit comfortably in. It all depends on the trailer and you really need to look at each one individually to determine what will work for you and your horse(s).
OMG girl it brings back memories when you say slant loads that you horse would not fit into. My big red guy is 17hh and we rented a slant load to get him and two others home. It was hilarious. We were loading him last thinking that last slant stall is the biggest.... well he willingly put his two front feet in and his entire back end was hanging out of the trailer and he just looked at me like "YOUR KIDDING RIGHT?" uh you DO SEE that there is no room in this trailer for my entire back half RIGHT?? I don't think I ever laughed so hard in my LIFE... it was crazy!!
     
    10-09-2011, 01:31 PM
  #9
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Exactly WAF!! I've found that the warmblood sized trailers work for him but pretty much nothing else is big enough. They have to be both tall and wide. Oye. Haha - and you KNOW they charge a premium for those. :P

I was lucky and he fit decently well in my Trails West Adventure 2 horse slant in the front stall (the back not so much ironically as yes it's wider but somehow it just didn't work). He happily loads into my friends Featherlite 3 horse warmblood bumper pull as it's both extra tall and the stalls are extra wide.

To the OP - you really need to look at many different criteria when searching for a trailer - not just height or weight, but all of them combined. Not to mention the towing and STOPPING capacity/ability of your tow vehicle. Good luck!
     
    10-09-2011, 01:42 PM
  #10
Weanling
Yeah I will probably just go look at some and will better be able to tell if he will be able to fit. I will gogle the throughbred trailer and see what they look like
     

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