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  • Stock trailer straight load removable dividers
  • Taking the divider out of a two horse+disadvantages

 
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    06-28-2011, 12:46 AM
  #11
Weanling
Straight loads, just like a stock trailer, have thier advantages and disadvantages. I have had both, but now with 4 horses more is better.

The first thing you need to consider, "Will my horse even get into that tiny trailer after being used to a large stock trailer??" If you don't know, have them bring the trailer to you to try or borrow someones like it. If you already know your horse will load, or you are decided that you will just teach him to load, then think about any other uses. Is there ever a time with the large trailer that you can think, "Wow I sure am glad I have a big trailer for this exact reason..." then maybe you should go with a 12-14ft stock trailer instead.

In my own case, I rarely ever pull more than one horse at a time but my trailer is a 16ft convertable slant load to stock trailer with completely removable dividers, short wall, and saddle rack. I wanted it specifically because of the ONE time I had to help my father in law move cows and because ONCE a year I go to a trail ride that I might haul an extra horse for a friend. So I wanted the extra room, and there hasn't ever been a time that I thought, "geez, I just have too much trailer!"

Good luck in your search, that looks like a decent lil trailer to me, make sure to check your axles and ask when the last time the barrings were repacked, check floor boards...
     
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    06-28-2011, 09:09 AM
  #12
QOS
Green Broke
See if those vent panels are removable on the sides to open up more. That trailer wouldn't work where I live simply because it is too closed in. The horses would melt! Other than that, as long as it is sound and your horse will load you shouldn't have a problem.
     
    08-11-2011, 11:47 AM
  #13
Weanling
A friend of mine has a trailer like that and her horse turns and runs everytime they try to load. They're just so tight...
     
    08-11-2011, 11:50 AM
  #14
Trained
Yeah we passed in the end, suddenly thought I best wait and see what's going to happen with Bert. No point in getting a small trailer to haul her and maybe Stewie the Moose around in
     
    08-11-2011, 05:32 PM
  #15
Foal
I have one almost just like that..I am painting the inside white to make it more inviting, since its got wood and looks to dark...mine I can also take the middle divider out which I think will help with loading a horse who doesn't like the closed in space..and living in arizona I have been debating on taking the side window plastics out since it could get pretty stuffy and hot in a trailer....if you don't live some where hot it wont be to big a problem..mine has the vents on the side like that I kind of wish I could just take it out and have it like some of the smaller stock trailers with tops on them....I actually asked the person I bought it from if they could put their 15.3 horse in it so I could see how she fit...and there was still plenty of room in it for the sides and top...hope it helps...
     

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