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post #1 of 26 Old 07-02-2012, 10:17 AM Thread Starter
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Just bought my first horse trailer

I just bought my first horse trailer. I've had my horses a while but never had a trailer. I was wondering if anyone out there had ideas for what I might need for the trailer that I might not think of. Like what did you "wish" you had when you first had your trailer. I just thought this would help me get the right supplies the first time ... LOL

Let me know your thoughts.

Thanks!
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post #2 of 26 Old 07-02-2012, 06:13 PM
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A spare tire, lug wrench that fits, one of the easy jacks, and a pair of wheel scotches.

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post #3 of 26 Old 07-02-2012, 06:42 PM
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Two small square bladed shovels make excellent wheel chocks and do double duty for cleaning the trailer. To use as wheel chocks lay on the ground both in front of the tire and behind with the hump upward. Push the blade under the tire, then do the other. Trailer won't move.
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post #5 of 26 Old 07-03-2012, 12:13 AM
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Having a first aid kit for BOTH human and horse.
A solid, high quality muck rake, because if yours breaks off the farm, there's no chance of grabbing another!
A spare tire of course, but if it's outside the trailer, a cover is essential!
Also, remember to cover your hitch (if it's a bumper pull) it will prolong it's life, and prevent much stress when it's rusted and hard to maneuver, I made that mistake only once!

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post #6 of 26 Old 07-03-2012, 01:03 PM
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Duct Tape! Lol.
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post #7 of 26 Old 07-03-2012, 02:24 PM Thread Starter
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Um ... do I want to know what the duct tape is for? LOL ..... It's a Gooseneck ... but I will get a tire cover for sure. Yes of course about the rake ... figures my daughters horse was in it for 2 seconds and gave me a pile to clean ... it was funny.

Tire cover - check
First aid kit for both - check
Scotch blocks - check
Lug wrench - check
Jack - in truck already
Muck rake - check
Duct tape (um ..... )

Anything else?

The trailer is a CM 3 horse Slant Gooseneck all Aluminum with dressing room. We love it so far.

Thank you so much for everyone's input. You guys are great!
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post #8 of 26 Old 07-03-2012, 08:20 PM
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-I have a water tank in mine and it's really nice to have. Can water the horses and wash up after a ride.

-Keep a container of axle grease in the trailer. Why you ask? Each and everytime I hook up, first thing I do is pull the lid, turn it upside down and put some grease on my ball. Doing it this way keeps grease off my hands and the hitch/ball life is greatly extended.

-Baby wipes for those times I don't have water in my tank for cleaning up.

-Sun screen/bug repellant combo for me, fly spray for the horses.

-Just recently started carrying disposable latex gloves, really is nice for picking those muddy feet.

-Small garbage bag.
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post #9 of 26 Old 07-03-2012, 08:29 PM
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I never go anywhere without 5 gal jug of H2O.
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post #10 of 26 Old 07-04-2012, 06:13 PM
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Can of bee or wasp spray. They always try to nest under my hitch. It sucks to get stung at 6:00am before a big show.

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