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  • How can i find the diagonal of a 8'1''x4'1''x4' trailer

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    11-01-2013, 03:12 PM
  #1
Foal
new to me trailer.

Well since sparkles hates the small 2 horse trailer. And I need some thing bigger to haul a few head of cows in. I decided to start looking for a new used trailer. So as many of us do I went to craigslist. I put in trailer in the search engine. And first one to pop up was a 1975 Haynes 4 horse bumper pull. The add had been up for about 15 minutes. It has new floors, new tires (all 5), new wiring. So I made a flying trip up to see it. After looking it over for a few minutes we bought it. We went back up a couple days later to pick it up. So I decided to load sparkles up and see how she liked it. And was I pleased when she walked right in. Then I loaded my nieces horse in next to sparkles. And all you could see was horse butts. LolHere is a couple pics of sparkles and ruby in the trailer and my old 2 horse I sold to pay for the new to me trailer.
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    11-01-2013, 06:12 PM
  #2
Yearling
Very nice...

Your trailer is technically called a semi-stock as you have dedicated 2 stalls in the front, a slam gate middle, then a box in the back...
Or at least that is what mine is called...

I have an identical set-up myself and love it.

I have the 2 horse x-high, x-wide ramp load straight also,...prefer my semi-stock.

Best of luck with it and Happy Trails...be safe!!
     
    11-01-2013, 06:57 PM
  #3
Started
Congrats!! Wish I could be acquiring my own trailer soon :(

I have to ask though... how much extra width does the larger horse have in the divided area? It looks like a VERY tight squeeze for her with her butt touching either side of the trailer, but the picture may be a bit misleading!
     
    11-01-2013, 10:01 PM
  #4
Foal
I did not have the divider locked in. When its locked in it goes right behind the center bar in the swing gate.
     
    11-02-2013, 02:38 AM
  #5
Started
Oh ok... just make sure everyone has enough space... If you don't then you will definitely run into problems down the line!
     
    11-02-2013, 03:37 AM
  #6
Yearling
Congrats!
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    11-02-2013, 08:49 AM
  #7
Yearling
The bigger one will be a nicer ride for them.
     
    11-02-2013, 11:59 AM
  #8
Showing
The big horse doesn't have enough room lengthwise. She's right up against the front. If someone had to hit the breaks her face would hit the front wall. When this happens horses often react by throwing the head up and hitting the roof. It may work better to give her all the front space so she can travel on the diagonal and put the smaller in the back. Horses prefer the diagonal rather than straight.
     
    11-02-2013, 12:06 PM
  #9
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by Saddlebag    
The big horse doesn't have enough room lengthwise. She's right up against the front. If someone had to hit the breaks her face would hit the front wall. When this happens horses often react by throwing the head up and hitting the roof. It may work better to give her all the front space so she can travel on the diagonal and put the smaller in the back. Horses prefer the diagonal rather than straight.
I agree with this. ^
     
    11-02-2013, 01:21 PM
  #10
Yearling
If I leave my horses completely loose in my trailer I find them standing backward and straight...
I've yet to see them stand on a slant willingly while traveling unless tied when I follow loaded stock trailers.
Then again, maybe it is how the driver drives the rig too...
     

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