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post #1 of 17 Old 11-02-2010, 07:41 AM Thread Starter
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Horse Trailer Features You Can't Live Without

What features on a horse trailer would you not live without? Don't forget about creature comforts (that's for you) LOL!

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post #2 of 17 Old 11-02-2010, 08:39 AM
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I have my particular favorite design of a trailer already. I prefer Slant Loads over strait loaders. I love that I can open up that Slant Load to make it look like a nice and spacious stock trailer, where it is inviting to the horse to enter. Once the horse is in, I can close the devider and secure the horse inside.

I find slant loaders, far more easier to work with than strait loaders.

I also like ramps. I like that the horse can just walk up and in, without having to take those steps up into the trailer.

I find that ramps make the loading process far smoother IMO.

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post #3 of 17 Old 11-12-2010, 10:33 PM
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I have always preferred slant load trailers with big windows for easy loading. I am now also convinced that I have to have a LQ trailer!! With heat and A/C for my comfort on those camping weekend!!

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post #4 of 17 Old 12-09-2010, 10:57 PM
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I have my particular favorite design of a trailer already. I prefer Slant Loads over strait loaders. I love that I can open up that Slant Load to make it look like a nice and spacious stock trailer, where it is inviting to the horse to enter. Once the horse is in, I can close the devider and secure the horse inside.

I find slant loaders, far more easier to work with than strait loaders.

I also like ramps. I like that the horse can just walk up and in, without having to take those steps up into the trailer.

I find that ramps make the loading process far smoother IMO.
I own a straight haul and i can open the middle divider so it looks bigger then once the horse is in i just move it back to the middle. It worked well when my horse first got in it, he was a bit scared at first and now hes fine.


I cant live without mangers, pull down windows, tackroom, ventilation for the horse AND spare tires lol
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post #5 of 17 Old 12-09-2010, 11:00 PM
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I also prefer slant loads. Even when I take out the divider in my straight load 2 horse, it's not as inviting for my guy as the slant loads are to him.
I kind of prefer the step ups over the ramps though.

I've never had one with LQ but I would love a tack room. Plenty of ventilation, good floors, and good tires. :)
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post #6 of 17 Old 12-09-2010, 11:14 PM
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Yards. Dad makes a set every time we get a new float. We have three yards on our three horse angle at the moment.

Now that I'm used to it, a fridge and microwave.

Tack box is a must. Dad made that too.

Camera. We always have a camera in the float with a screen in the car so we can see what is going on.

Rubber broom and manure fork.

Opening windows and a fully enclosing storm cover.

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post #7 of 17 Old 12-09-2010, 11:15 PM
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Oh and our awning - couldn't live without that!

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post #8 of 17 Old 12-10-2010, 03:43 PM
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drop down windows for the horses. Slant load... Has to be a gooseneck.
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post #9 of 17 Old 12-10-2010, 04:03 PM
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A floor, sides and at least one axle. I gathered some cows with a guy that had a half covered, single axle, 16 foot gooseneck that was the handiest trailer you could ever want. Because it was single axle you could turn around in the middle of a one lane road without getting a tire off. If you try that with a double axle you end up with a bent axle. It wouldn't be great for showing or hauling a long ways but if you have a cow roped and need to drag it in a trailer that's the ticket.

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post #10 of 17 Old 12-10-2010, 04:34 PM
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I don't have a trailer, but my mom's ex-bf had a Featherlite and what I really liked about it was the lights on the inside and outside.
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