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post #1 of 6 Old 08-18-2010, 12:12 PM Thread Starter
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Thinking about downsizing...

So last year I bought a 4 horse slant with an ac in high hopes that my children and husband would ride with me. Ha. Anyway now we are just down to 2 horses (the pony is sold as of today) and I am the only one that rides for now. i have a friend and we are going to go and do some trails when it gets cooler and we may do some camping (the boys camp and do whatever and I ride) but I am just not sure if we need such a big trailer anymore. I have thought about moving down to a 3 horse, but not sure if it would make a big difference. I am still holding out for my 5 year old to ride. We just don't have anything for him safe to ride. So there could be potential to need to haul 3 horses at some point but most likely it will be 2. I don't want a bpbut I feel silly with this huge trailer I rarely use. WWYD?
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post #2 of 6 Old 08-18-2010, 12:22 PM
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Personally I would keep the bigger trailer. Id rather have and not need... than need and not have. Plus... if you already own the trailer. I mean if you downsize to a 2 horse then decide to go bigger again... Youd have to buy another big trailer. then youd wish you hadnt sold your 4 horses. So I personally would keep it =)

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post #3 of 6 Old 08-22-2010, 11:51 PM
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ditto. keep your bigger trailer, you can always manage to find uses for those things that ya thought were "too big" for some reason or another.
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post #4 of 6 Old 08-26-2010, 04:43 AM
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Keep the trailer and fine yourself a cheap BP for local stuff.

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post #5 of 6 Old 08-26-2010, 06:28 AM Thread Starter
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Well we are selling now for a different reason. Gotta pay some bills and so it was either the trailer now or the horses and the trailer in a few months. I opted for option 1. I have access to 3 trailers anytime I need them and we never go anywhere anyway and won't anytime soon. I would rather live without a trailer for a while than to have to sell my babies.
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post #6 of 6 Old 09-27-2010, 06:11 AM
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I agree with you. If you have access to 3 trailers then sell yours and keep the horses. At least you can ride the horses....
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