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    03-28-2011, 02:19 PM
  #1
Yearling
Are 2H bumper pulls dangerous to pull with only 1 horse?

This might be a stupid question…

Im finally looking into buying a horse trailer of my own. I board at a place that when we go penning they haul my horse for me which is great! But there are times that I would like to go to a practice or show on my own.

So im looking into getting a 2H straight haul bumper pull. Is it dangerous to haul this trailer with only one horse?? Would there be to much weight on one side and make the trailer want to swing out to one side or any thing? For some reason this scares me to the point that I thought about spending the extra money just to get a 3 horse angle haul. Am I crazy?
     
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    03-28-2011, 02:40 PM
  #2
Green Broke
2H Bumper pulls are fine with a single horse, just put the horse on the left-side.

Absolutely no need to get a gigantic trailer for a single horse.
     
    03-28-2011, 02:40 PM
  #3
Foal
Bumper Pull with One horse

I in the same situation and looking for a 2H bumper too. I don't think it would be, seems I see people pulling with one horse alot, but I am by NO means an authority. Curious, what brand are you looking at of trailers?
     
    03-28-2011, 02:44 PM
  #4
Yearling
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Originally Posted by ahtruett    
I in the same situation and looking for a 2H bumper too. I don't think it would be, seems I see people pulling with one horse alot, but I am by NO means an authority. Curious, what brand are you looking at of trailers?
Im looking at the new Exiss 2H...they make straight or angle so I guess I could always go with an angle
     
    03-28-2011, 03:11 PM
  #5
Yearling
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Originally Posted by Delfina    
2H Bumper pulls are fine with a single horse, just put the horse on the left-side.

Absolutely no need to get a gigantic trailer for a single horse.
Exactly. I have a two horse bp and there are plenty of times I haul only one. YOu just always want the most weight on the driver side (here in the US).
Because if you have one horse on the right side.... and you drop off the shoulder... it increases your chances of an accident.
     
    03-28-2011, 03:15 PM
  #6
Foal
If you have the option of a 2 straight or 2 slant, why are you opting for the straight? Curious.
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    03-28-2011, 03:18 PM
  #7
Yearling
I would go for either angle or straight....price will make the decision on what I end up with.
     
    03-28-2011, 03:19 PM
  #8
Banned
Quote:
Originally Posted by Delfina    
2H Bumper pulls are fine with a single horse, just put the horse on the left-side.
To clarify this for those of you who live out of the US and who drive on the other side of the road.... If you are putting a single horse in a 2 horse straight load you need to put the single horse on what is the drivers side of the trailer.
     
    03-28-2011, 03:22 PM
  #9
Started
I haul one horse in my two horse trailer all the time. As long as you have the single horse on the drivers side like the others have said, everything should be fine. If you have the option of either straight or slanted, I would go with slanted. The horses have more room to balance themselves. I have a straight load though and my horses still do fine.
     
    03-28-2011, 03:23 PM
  #10
Yearling
Thanks!
     

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