Originally Posted by Rideordie112
Sorry to thread hijack, but I have a question that's related. I have a v6 Chevy work truck, it hauls my two horse bumper pull trailer just fine everywhere I go, and the 4 horse trailer with only one horse just fine, (except that's only in flat areas)
Is using my truck dangerous for my horse? Should I borrow my parents v8 suburban or v10 ford and try to sell my truck for something more suitable?
Honest opinions, I'm going to be going to college in a year, and Stitch is coming with me.
Again, sorry to hijack the thread, I'm just genuinely concerned after reading this. I wouldn't want to put my horse in danger
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A 3/4 ton truck is going to be better for towing than a 1/2 ton truck.
With that said, I currently pull my gooseneck 3-horse trailer with my husband's 1/2 ton GMC pickup. I usually only have 2 horses in it, but I have sometimes hauled 3. Is it ideal? Absolutely not. Can it be done? Sure.
Until I can afford a bigger pickup, this is what I got and I'm making do with it.
If you have the option and the means, get a bigger pickup.
On that same token, you never want to be "over-trucked". When your tow vehicle is too big for what you are towing, your horses will receive a much rougher ride because the truck is going to "throw" the trailer around a little bit.