Originally Posted by Darrin
... So that would mean removing the matting and jacking up the trailer for a better look under it if the inspector wants to go that far so the horses would need to be removed. Either hold them or tie off to the side of the trailer or whatever else is available.
My apologizes, I may have missed this but where would they do this? Is it just on the side of a road your travelling on? I just see that as an accident and law suit waiting to happen: What happens if the horse(s) are untrained? What happens if the horse(s) get loose and run in front of traffic? What happens if the horse(s) won't load again - does the inspection just drive off and leave you stranded? Would they only do this if horses were in the trailer and if not what if its loose animals like cattle or sheep? (Most of these are rhetorical questions - I wouldn't expect an answer however I'll read someone's speculations if they are offered)