09-13-2011, 12:23 PM
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You can pull a lightweight trailer with a Ranger, but is your truck equipped with a tow package and transmission cooler? If not, then you're going to burn up your engine and transmission. You'll also need to have at least 15 inch wheels. If they're any smaller, the hitch will be too close to the ground.
In fact, if your F150 doesn't have a tow package, transmission cooler, and larger wheels, it won't be useful as a haul vehicle either.
You say your Ranger is a V6, but what's the liter size? It would have to be at least a 4.0 for you to even consider hauling a small, lightweight trailer with a tiny horse in it.
Bigger is always better, regardless of the size of the horse and trailer. Your gas mileage is going to stink even if you haul with a Ranger. That's just the price we pay for hauling big, heavy animals around in tin cans!