Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Some times Llanelian - North wales, sometimes Hull in East Yorkshire (UK)
I've been in an american Ford Truck that an aquantance of mine had imported from the states. The **** thing was useless, It had all the guts of a dead fish, guzzled fuel like it was going out of fashion, struggled on the hills (we live in a mountain range, we have many many very steep hills, one in perticular is known localy as Engine hill as it has killed so many engines, it is very steep and very long and is on a motorway so you should theoreticly do 70mph up it, they have recently installed a laybay halfway up!) and it had the turning circle of a battleship (my 28ft lorry has a smaller turning circle)!
With the narrow counrty lanes round here it was practically useless. It was a nightmare to park in a carpark as it simply did not fit, it was too wide for the parking spaces, too tall for some multistories and tbh it didnt have the turn to make it up the ramps!
Ifor williams trailer fully supports it's own weight. The nose weight (i/e the actual weight pressing down on the tow ball) is less then 60kg, It is quite possibly for 2 women (me at 5ft 3 and my mother at 5ft5) to push it by hand up a hill and then turn it into a parking spot!
RIDE your horse FORWARDS and keep him STRAIGHT