Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: North Dakota, USA
From what I've heard, many times people rent a trailer if their horse is sick and going to be put down. Don't know if it's a fact or not.
We decided to buy a trailer just in case we needed the vet to do an emergency visit. Just for them to leave the clinic and mileage would be close to $100 and they haven't even seen the horse yet. It's kind of peace of mind in case of an emergency and not having to worry about borrowing or renting one in your time of need.
We mainly use our trailer in the summer, about every other weekend. We also try to take a weeks vacation at the end of summer. So ours does get used more than we thought it would. We bought it used for about $4000. It was in good shape and about 5 or 6 years old. It is a 2 horse slant BP with tack room in front. In hindsight, I wish we would have got a 3 horse.
Some things to check yearly, or have checked, are the bearings and brakes. Lights I usually check each time I use it If it has mats, you want to pull them out and give the trailer a thorough washing inside at least once a year Usually a trailer will last a long time if you take care of it.
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