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    03-29-2013, 11:48 PM
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Foal
Question Straight load question?

I have a two horse straight load with removable divider... Ifim hauling just one horse do I leave it in or can I take it out? Would I just clip her to one side( the is a chain that hooks on to the halter and trailer) on on each side what do ya think?
     
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    03-29-2013, 11:53 PM
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You can take it out--Thats what its for-- Its good to take it out if your horse stumbles in the trailer too.
     
    03-29-2013, 11:56 PM
  #3
Foal
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Originally Posted by toto    
You can take it out--Thats what its for-- Its good to take it out if your horse stumbles in the trailer too.
How would ya tie her?
     
    03-29-2013, 11:59 PM
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Not thread jacking here, but I just bought a straight load too, and want to pull out my divider, because I only have one horse. However, the butt bars are attached to the divider and swing over and attach to the wall. If your butt bars are attached to your divider you might want to get them welded on differently inside the trailer, as I'm questioning the safety of trailering a horse in a straight load without the butt bar up.
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    03-30-2013, 12:00 AM
  #5
Green Broke
It depends how she rides in a trailer. If she stands quietly go ahead and take it out to give her more space. If she is nervous and wiggles keep it in to prevent her from falling and getting hurt. Leaving it in also allows you easy access to get in without worrying about being stepped on or squished.

I would opt out of using a chain to tie though, dangerous if you ask me. I always use a thick bungee with panic release snaps. Bungee allows them to lower their heads enough yo blow dust and debris out but keeps them from getting tangled.
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    03-30-2013, 12:00 AM
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Originally Posted by Muppetgirl    
Not thread jacking here, but I just bought a straight load too, and want to pull out my divider, because I only have one horse. However, the butt bars are attached to the divider and swing over and attach to the wall. If your butt bars are attached to your divider you might want to get them welded on differently inside the trailer, as I'm questioning the safety of trailering a horse in a straight load without the butt bar up.
I DIDNT THINK OF THAT!!!WELL THAT PLANS SCRATCHED!!!O.o
     
    03-30-2013, 12:02 AM
  #7
Foal
The chain is long enough
     
    03-30-2013, 12:03 AM
  #8
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by morganandme    
How would ya tie her?
Just tie to one side. And a chain has no give. Should something happen youll have trouble should you need to cut it or remove the horse quickly. Just m.i.o.
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    03-30-2013, 12:44 AM
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Originally Posted by morganandme    
How would ya tie her?

http://www.jefferspet.com/images/265/11283.jpg
^ with a bungee tie.

I would clip the bungee onto the original place for it. If the horse moves around a lil its fine.


-- I wouldnt worry about the butt bar or chain-- Not needed in that situation. Id only really be concerned if it were still in 'straight load' mode. The way your horse will be tied she will be slanted. Removing the divider basically turns your straight load into a slant.
     
    03-30-2013, 12:48 AM
  #10
Trained
If it's a multi-horse trailer, you tie the horse on the driver's side.

I have one cross-tie with panic clip in the trailer - effectively the same thing as "trailer ties" except it was cheaper at my tack shop for some reason.

I have 2h bumper pull, but I leave the divider in.
     

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