To clarify, I had a quote & link that got removed from an article talking about how "too much truck" can cause the horse trailer to bounce around and make an uncomfortable ride for the horse (I assume because the suspension of the truck is built for a much heavier load). The example it used was a one-ton pickup pulling a minimalist 2-horse trailer.
I'm more concerned about how it'll affect the ride in the trailer than about fuel efficiency (that's apparently the first feature to go out the window when looking at tow vehicles
) since the truck would be used only when I haul somewhere, which won't be all that often in the grand scheme of things.
Since I don't need extra towing capacity for possibly, one day pulling a bigger trailer, really big horses, etc. I want to get a truck that will pull a 2 horse trailer as comfortably and safely as possible. I was originally thinking of something in the 6000-8000 lb range for tow capacity, but this truck is at the right price at the right time