Join Date: May 2012
Location: Manitoba, Canada
How tall is your trailer?
My husband and I are looking to buy our first horse trailer. Until now, we've either hired transport, depended on the kindness of friends, or occasionally used my parents' trailer.
Due to our current horse situation (one riding horse, two miniatures) we've done some looking around and we're pretty sure we want to go with a stock trailer with a large center divider making two box stalls. The minis would go right under dividers in slant or straight load trailers (unless we did a lot of modifying), and my husband wants the space for using the trailer for other things - picking up lumber, atvs/snowmobiles, helping people move etc.
Almost all the trailers I've found have been 6'6" tall. That seems a little short, but they're obviously intended for horses - quite a few of them have tack rooms with saddle racks and bridle hooks. Last I checked cattle, pigs and sheep don't need tack rooms.
If we hold out long enough I suppose we might find a good 7' tall one, but honestly there are some nice looking (and nicely priced) trailers that I hesitate to pass up on.
My current mare is a shortie and is only 14.2, but we're hoping to get my husband a horse eventually and that one will most likely be in the 15 but not more than 16 hh range. (Originally he wanted a Clyde cross... I think he's changed his mind, as a green rider a shorter horse means a shorter fall!)
Anyone else out there with a smallish-to-mid-size horse with a 6'6" trailer? Do you like it/regret it?