I currently own a Ponderosa 2 horse straight load goose neck. It's a 2006, bought new. I've had great service out of this trailer, but the design wasn't the greatest, but I've made it work for the past 6 years. I finished out the dressing area, with a weekend package, and actually lived in it for 5 weeks in Florida. I also added ac and fans in the rear for keeping my equine cool in this steel trailer. I'm starting to see some rust in areas, and some leaking in the living area, (which needs to be
recalked). I hauled this trailer from NC to FL and TN with no problems. If you just want to haul your horses local, and get a good deal, they are ok. Mine is too short for some of my breeds to haul, which I'm having to purchase another trailer :~((
Now I'm looking to buy a Sundowner, which has a whole new set of problems...
I hate the fact you have to spend so much money on these vehicles, just to have the problems arise. With the expense, they should be made without the flaws!