The differences between towing with a gooseneck and a BP.
So just as the title states. I've owned one steel BP that swayed all over the road unloaded. It was a 76' and ended up being way too small for my horses so we sold it.
I now own a 97' Valley 2 horse straight load gooseneck with a ramp and no tack room. I love it but soon it's going to need some work and in the long run I'm thinking it may just be better to sell it and buy something that may suit us more now.
I love the gooseneck and our current trailer, but with it needing work it's going to cost us more to send it to the shop then it would to just sell it and buy another.
The gooseneck to me is alot more stable but then again I've only had the one bad expierence with my old BP and then bought the gooseneck right after.
We have since sold the truck that had the gooseneck in it and bought a new truck. (2005 f250 6.0 powerstroke) and were going to put a GN in it but now I'm thinking if we should just upgrade all together. Next season I would like to show lightly. This year it was a mess when I showed between packing the truck full of all my tack, etc.
I did find one trailer I'm interested in but haven't seen it. Just emailed. It's a Jackson 3 horse slant with a small front tack room with three saddle racks. It is indeed a BP..
I also think maybe a BP would be alot less stress trying to hook up then the GN.
Any input that you'd want to weigh in would be awesome! Also my horses aren't the best of loaders sometimes and I read somewheres awhile back a slant load is alot better especially on the legs then a straight load. My mare was in an accident in a two horse straight load but amazingly still loads fairly well in mine. (When she doesn't want to be a crotchity mare) and my gelding always loaded great in a slant trailer until our last move in one he came out drenched in sweat and freaked out. (The ride was less then 10 minutes)
Pros, cons, opinions? How hard is it to accustom horses to the slant from a normal straight load? I want to keep the trailering expierence as untroublesom as I can because both my horses have issues with it. (Not from me trailering them ever though.
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