You're jumping to conclusions and making assumptions. Who's to say anything is going to happen in the first place? I've had my fair share in experiences with OTTB's, and I don't recall any hauling experience ending up as ellaborated as you've come up with.
What's your point? I'm pretty sure the person who owns the TB, is intelligent enough to haul the horse in the trailer he owns.
Yes, I am jumping to conclusions. But is it not better to do that, than to be sorry later? We do not know who this OTTB is or what his backround is. Yes, he could be a lovely animal, but he could easily also be monsterous in the trailer. I would think it is better to assume the latter. This way, injury risk can be minimized, and the chances of an easy, safe ride to his new home is high.
What is my point? I'm sorry, but did you read the OP's post? She is not using her own trailer, she's paying for services to bring him to her because he is three hours away. Three hours in a trailer is enough time for any horse to get into mischief or to get upset.
To everyone else.
When I made the comment concerning intellectuals and head bumpers, I was quoting MI Eventers :
Most intelligent people put head bumpers on their horses when trailering.
hence my putting intelligent in quotation marks. I am in full agreement as far as head bumpers go... we have never once used head bumpers for our horses (might have something to do with the fact that most of them are minis but...xD) and really don't see a huge need to. And I really do not see a horse manager at a racing stable taking time to strap one to an OTTB that isn't even his anymore, just in case. Most of them (from experience) don't give a rip what happens to the horse once it's out of their hands.
OP, everyone is right. If this is a reputable hauler, he most likely knows not to haul in a cattle trailer. Always good to double check though!
We haul in a stock trailer much like this one, good for cattle, goats, horses, sheep, etc- all of which we haul. It has two dividers, an open option, and two side doors. IMO it is perfectly acceptable to haul a horse in this, as it is 7' and designed to haul anything but maybe a giraffe :)
This is the stock trailer we are all against. At 6', it just really isn't safe for that long of a drive. Yes, they are still used with working horses, but that doesn't make it the best option.
I'll just assume that we all have the sense to know NEVER to haul with these ;)