i have a straight load . . . eggo hates it! i actually took out the divider just like the test and thats now how i haul, they do this also to ship mares with foals and sometimes stallions. in watching him in the rearview mirror i also realized that his natural position was sideways with his head always facing the middle of the road. when you think about the body structure of a horse it makes sense. horses don't naturaly stand sideways on a slanted surface, roads are slanted to allow water and debris to runoff, it is much easier on them to have their front haves facing up the slanted surface, which is how slant loads are. the easier it is on the horse the more stability that horse has and the easier it is on the horse to handle turns. also horses handle weight being forced from the back or the front of them better than they do from side to side, when you turn a corner it puts the most gravitational force on the horse's rear or forelimbs, so the turns are easier on them, instead of straight loads that put all of that force on a rear and a forelimb at the same time.
-L'eggo My Eggo "Eggo" - 9 yr Belgian Draft X Quarter Horse Gelding
-Frequent Flyer "Jett"- 9yr Belgian Sporthorse
-Dusty Doc Lou "Dusty" - R.I.P
Last edited by amandaandeggo; 05-01-2009 at 10:44 PM.