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Should your horse cost more than your trailer?

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        07-17-2011, 01:28 PM
      #21
    Weanling
    Who ever said that must have an image issue. I have seen those huge 100,000 trailers pulling to the shows. I think what do they have in their. Most of them time they are nice horse, cause if you can afford that kind of trailer you can afford good stock. A few times I have seen a nag come off of those trailers and I want to just die. The trailer dose not make your horse better.
         
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        07-17-2011, 10:13 PM
      #22
    Green Broke
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    Originally Posted by blue eyed pony    
    Well I've never paid more than $2,500 for a horse, but I sure as heck wouldn't pay that little for a trailer! Around here, a SAFE trailer is at least $5,000, and even then, it'd have things wrong with it. Rust, chipped or flakey paint... A new horse trailer is in excess of $10,000 and a nice one easily in excess of $20,000 - this is JUST the basics. Horse bays, tack trunks, nothing more. With living quarters? Forget it if you don't want to pay $25,000+. And that doesn't count a kitchen, which will be extra, and water supply, extra again. Most people just camp in tents, or sweep out the horse bays and sleep in there. Or in the car if they're determined not to get dirty/cold.

    In saying that, I don't actually have a trailer. Probably because I refuse to buy the unsafe wrecks that actually ARE within my budget.
    Agree totally. You can't buy a 900.00 trailer around here that I would haul my horse in no matter what the value of the horse. So if I had a 9000.00 horse I would sure have a newer aluminum trailer of some sort.
         
        07-18-2011, 10:31 AM
      #23
    Foal
    OK this is just very weird never heard of this ... quite strange people pull up in a huge 100k lorry and the new barsnby saddle all the gear doesnt mean anything! Its all about how they preform not how much your horse is in comparrison to its transport?

    Very odd.
         
        07-18-2011, 01:51 PM
      #24
    Foal
    We recently got a 10 year old brenderup for 3,500 it is in great shape and hauls wonderfully. So what if it isn't the most decked out trailer and that it doesn't have a dressing room.
         
        07-18-2011, 02:18 PM
      #25
    Showing
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by churumbeque    
    You can't buy a 900.00 trailer around here that I would haul my horse in no matter what the value of the horse.
    I can buy a $900.00 trailer around here that not only will be in great shape, but will pass inspection.

    It's all relative, and depends entirely on where you live. Cori bought a trailer for $800.00, and it's all sorts of safe and definitely registrable.
         
        07-18-2011, 02:19 PM
      #26
    Trained
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Ohhkierst    
    I agree! I have a 9K horse and a 1K trailer.. and a farrier a boarder was using made that comment to me... I was just making sure that I wasn't crazy for being mad at him for being so rude!
    Tell him that if your farrier wasn't so expensive, you'd buy a better trailer.
         
        07-18-2011, 03:33 PM
      #27
    Showing
    My trailer cost more than my horse(s) (which were VERY cheap when I got them). I'm not good at doing trailer work, so I got a better one (not the best, but max I could afford).
         
        07-18-2011, 07:56 PM
      #28
    Green Broke
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    Originally Posted by Jumper4ever    
    we recently got a 10 year old brenderup for 3,500 it is in great shape and hauls wonderfully. So what if it isn't the most decked out trailer and that it doesn't have a dressing room.
    that's 4 times the cost of a 900.00 trailer and I am guesiing it is in better condition than the 900.00 trailer
         
        07-18-2011, 07:57 PM
      #29
    Green Broke
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Speed Racer    
    I can buy a $900.00 trailer around here that not only will be in great shape, but will pass inspection.

    It's all relative, and depends entirely on where you live. Cori bought a trailer for $800.00, and it's all sorts of safe and definitely registrable.
    Post pictures. If they are nice for 900.00 I might come and get one
         
        07-19-2011, 03:46 PM
      #30
    Showing
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by churumbeque    
    Post pictures. If they are nice for 900.00 I might come and get one
    LOL! Everything under $2K I've seen around was total cr*p (excuse my french).
         

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