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    12-16-2011, 08:35 PM
I couldn't see a single horse trailer being very stable, but I've never personally seen or used one. We use a straight-load at my work, where 3 horses are backed in facing backwards and 3 are loaded in facing forwards and there is space in the middle (if this makes sense). Our horses are used to it and load and behave well in it. I see nothing wrong with straight load, but my own horse likes slant load more and will take a few mins to get into a straight load because of the claustrophobia.
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    12-16-2011, 10:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Golden Horse    
Endiku, what height is your stock trailer?
So sorry for the late reply, our internet has been out for three days!

I believe it's 7', though I'd have to double check.
    12-16-2011, 11:03 PM
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I have a two horse, straight load, extended. For my one horse. I absolutely love it. I have also heard that single horse floats, commonly tip (more likely then a two horse float). Plus,there is very little room.
    12-17-2011, 12:33 AM
Originally Posted by Chiilaa    
With a single trailer, there is one thing I can add. If you get one, get a double axle one. This is one with two wheels on each side. Don't EVER use a single axle trailer. A lot of single trailers seem to couple that with single axle, and that is just plain stupid.


I hauled my horse everywhere in my single horse double axle with my mustang sports car.

Never had any problem with the horse going in but it was much much wider than you would have expected. I could easily stand beside him in the trailer and not feel squished.
    12-21-2011, 02:38 AM
Originally Posted by Golden Horse    
What in the name of %&%& is this

Uhhhhhhhhh ... overpriced.
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    12-21-2011, 03:05 AM
I wouldn't buy a one horse straight load. But I agree, if you MUST, get a double axle.

I drive a red chevy S10 most of the time. I can haul my little two horse straight load comfortabley. However, I have had horses panic inside of it, pull back, rear, general stupid baby horse things while my 20yr old paint was giving them the "Stfu I'm trying to eat" from the slot beside.

Not for the inexperience horse. I couldn't even imagine loading my barrel mare into one at this point in time, she barely survives our stock trailer rides. (We're working on it. She gets haule back and forth to walmart nowadays because she's such a freak.)

However, I REALLY like the small stock trailers. Almost every horse will jump right in those.
    12-21-2011, 11:31 AM
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Originally Posted by Golden Horse    
What in the name of %&%& is this


I vote against an inline every time
I believe that is the Devil's Chariot
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    12-21-2011, 05:56 PM
I've hauled a single horse trailer, just across the city so no great speed. It was a single axle and my biggest fear was blowing a tire. At least with a double axle one axle will still suppor the trailer should that happen. I sold a double horse after I'd bo't a 16' bp stock. It was a pretty snug fit for the new horses. The stock is also more versatile as it can haul feed, furniture, atv's, etc.
    12-22-2011, 12:49 AM
Originally Posted by SorrelHorse    
However, I REALLY like the small stock trailers. Almost every horse will jump right in those.
I've noticed that horses are more willing to jump into trailers they can easily see out of then those they can't and stock trailers fall into that category. Matter of fact when I was looking to buy a new trailer I was really leaning towards a fully enclosed with windows then that thought came to the forefront. Ended up with a 3 horse that has an open strip down both sides. Haven't regretted the decision yet and never had problems loading a horse into it. Never have but I could put plexi glass in to cover them up in real cold conditions.
    12-27-2011, 07:40 PM
One horse float takes less rubbish as trailer

Horses can be harder to float

Once in horses seem fine

Lighter to tow

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