12-02-2012, 02:56 AM
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My next horse trailer will be aluminum, living quarters, front tack/dressing room, 3 or 4 horse slant. I will have drop down head & butt windows, the head windows will come with a grill that you can drop down to feed. The geniuses that built my current trailer put the bars/grille on the actual drop down window so if you drop down for air flow, it leaves a gaping hole. Brilliant!
I want padding on walls, floors and dividers, all dividers will be full length, not just one stallion panel. I want an escape door and 2 rear doors with a ramp that lifts up over the bottom of the doors. My current ramp is very heavy and acts as the bottom have of both doors. Very hard for one person to lift. Lots of lights, in and out, including flood lights on the sides of the trailer. I have 6 floods all around my trailer and I LOVE all the light. So do the horses.
The new rear tacks are reconfigured to not make the entrance to the horse compartment so claustrophobic, the old ones are so narrow I WON'T go in, so who could blame a horse?
OH no mangers! I drove all the way to L.A. With a horse who kept going up and sticking his feet in the friggin' manger and those old ones had sharp edges. I was constantly pulling over and pulling him out of trouble. It took twice as long as it should have, so I swore, never again on mangers.