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post #1 of 5 Old 01-10-2012, 08:44 PM Thread Starter
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Will my 6Ft trailer carry a 16 Hand horse

I have a 6ft tall (6'x18') horse trailer and I am wondering if I buy a horse that is 16 hands tall, will she fit? (will she be too tall?)

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post #2 of 5 Old 01-10-2012, 08:45 PM
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It's a little tight. They're better off in 7ft trailers.
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post #3 of 5 Old 01-10-2012, 08:48 PM
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Originally Posted by jrwoodward View Post
I have a 6ft tall (6'x18') horse trailer and I am wondering if I buy a horse that is 16 hands tall, will she fit? (will she be too tall?)
6' is unusually short, most vare at least 6'6"
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post #4 of 5 Old 01-10-2012, 09:03 PM
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Honestly, it is not a great plan. "Can" and "should" are two different things. You "could" put the horse in that trailer, but that doesn't mean you should. I would not do it.

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I wouldn't do it personally. My trailer is 7 ft and my 15'1 paint still can (and do sometime) smack her head (so I have to put a bumper cap on).

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