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    07-27-2011, 11:43 AM
  #51
Weanling
I've trailered Hugo in a basic 4 horse stock trailer. He is huge and did just fine.

ETA: He does, however, prefer the hydrolic ride 18 wheeler in which he was transported from Kentucky.
     
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    07-27-2011, 11:45 AM
  #52
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Originally Posted by xilikeggs0    
What's wrong with that kind of trailer? Just the height? You know they come in different heights, right?
I am sure they work fine for some people. (Heck you see them on animal cops all the time.)

To me there is too much of a risk of getting a hoof stuck. Pawing is a very common thing in a trailer. Those open spaces that are large enough to get a leg through at that lower level are just begging to get a hoof/leg stuck in them.
     
    07-27-2011, 01:45 PM
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Originally Posted by xilikeggs0    
What's wrong with that kind of trailer? Just the height? You know they come in different heights, right?
The height would be a problem for many people but my biggest issue with that one is that it isn't enclosed in any way. Not only is there a big risk of getting a foot stuck from pawing or kicking, but the front is completely open and that allows debris to come into the trailer when it's kicked up from the road. How many times have you met a semi truck or another car that kicked up a rock and chipped/broke your windshield? Now imagine a horse being hit by that same rock while riding in the trailer, a place that is supposed to be safe for him. Even if it didn't do permanent damage by hitting him in the eye or the ear, it could very well make him think that the trailer may not be such a great place and he could start getting hard to load.
     
    07-27-2011, 02:26 PM
  #54
Weanling
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Originally Posted by coffeegod    
I've trailered Hugo in a basic 4 horse stock trailer. He is huge and did just fine.

ETA: He does, however, prefer the hydrolic ride 18 wheeler in which he was transported from Kentucky.
Dang, I hate typos....
     
    07-29-2011, 07:34 AM
  #55
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Originally Posted by Alwaysbehind    
I never heard the term stock combo before hearing it from SR several months back. OP, do not ask the trailer owner if they have a stock combo trailer and expect them to know what you are asking them. I highly doubt I am unique in not knowing what that term meant/means.
I wonder if the term stock/combo is used in some areas more than others. It is my understanding a stock trailer is a trailer with no area for tack, saddle racks and the entire area is open. A stock/combo will have a tack area, dressing room in the front with that closed off from the rest of the trailer. The trailer itself may or may not have dividers. You can search the trailer on Horse Trailer World- Used trailers for sale, New trailers for sale, trailer classified ads, trailer manufacturer news and more. using the term stock combo so it is more common than you must have thought. I had a stock combo and loved it but after my husband started riding I needed a bigger trailer and ended up with a 4 horse slant.
     
    07-29-2011, 12:49 PM
  #56
Weanling
I have used our stock trailer in the past for hauling my horses (before we acually got a REAL horse trailer haha) Never had any issues....just noisy which can freak out some horses. But I don't see a problem with a stock trailer...
     
    07-29-2011, 02:26 PM
  #57
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Originally Posted by xilikeggs0    
What's wrong with that kind of trailer? Just the height? You know they come in different heights, right?

How about we all just agree that hauling anything taller than a pony isn't a good idea in a 6' tall trailer.



This type of stock trailer (the one with the low open slats all the way around) I might have a problem with as a hoof and leg could go through if it is an excitable horse. However I have never really examined one close enough to really make a judgement.

A calm horse could be fine!

The stock horse trailers that are closed in the front and only have slits at the top areas ( like a titan challenger stock) I have NO PROBLEM with whatsoever.
     

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