Originally Posted by Muppetgirl
I always thought a butt bar was necessary if they can get their butt up to the door, and even if she or I remove the divider, they could still set back if the wanted and hit that back door, they only need to swing their butt over and stand as they would in a straight load and then set back..........I'm getting my husband to reweld them....I think you need more between the horses butt and that back door IMO.
I'm not arguing you or saying you're wrong or anything, lol.
Its just personal preference-- stock trailers don't even come with chains or butt bars. I've always been told its 'just in case' when I asked 'just in case what' I was told a story about a woman that forgot to shut her doors properly and didnt have the chains latched and her mules backed right into the busy intersection, lol. -- don't worry they were fine and she got them back efficiently and safely.
That and I've literally seen a horse try to back out as soon as he heard the horse next to him unloading, and his big fat butt couldnt push the trailer door opened-- he was about 15.2hh and 1500 pound quarter horse gelding. If my trailer doors can't hold a horse back why have em- right?