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    05-13-2009, 08:58 PM
  #1
Weanling
Ramp or No ramp

If you had the choice would you get a trailer with a ramp or without?

I am looking for a new trailer and most I have looked at do not have a ramp.
I am looking for a 3 or 4 horse slant (probably 4) that is big enough to fit my ginourmous QH, Fat mare, a pony and her baby.

Fat Mare and pony do not load well on a straight load. It takes forever.
     
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    05-13-2009, 09:33 PM
  #2
Trained
Ramp, hands down. It's hard enough loading difficult horses in a float with a ramp, let alone trying to get them to jump into the big scary horse eating cave!
     
    05-13-2009, 09:41 PM
  #3
Weanling
LOL I just had tea come out of my nose...horse eating cave. Ha ha
     
    05-13-2009, 09:45 PM
  #4
Trained
He he :]
     
    05-13-2009, 09:56 PM
  #5
Green Broke
I would definitely get a trailer with a ramp. But when you do get the trailer, if it has a ramp, make sure YOU can lift it and put it down properly. A lady at my barn just got a new (for her) but used trailer, and she can not put the ramp down herself. So its really inconvenient and she has to somehow get rid of the ramp altogether.
     
    05-13-2009, 10:10 PM
  #6
Yearling
Ramp for sure. I just recently read a bunch of articles on trailering, and every single one said to go with a ramp when possible.
     
    05-19-2009, 09:42 PM
  #7
Foal
Yea ramps are great as long as your horse can use other kinds in case of emerencys
     
    05-19-2009, 09:52 PM
  #8
Weanling
I say no ramp. Just my preference. I prefer a step up.
     
    05-19-2009, 09:56 PM
  #9
Green Broke
If MDH ever rebuilds my trailer, I'm going to ask him to put on a ramp for sure.
     
    05-19-2009, 09:58 PM
  #10
Green Broke
My experience has been that it doesn't matter. We practiced our young mares using both a ramp and step-up trailers, and the part that needed the practice was entering the 'cave'...neither walking up the ramp nor stepping up was a problem.
     

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