Too hot or just nervous? - Page 2
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Barns, Boarding, and Farms > Horse Trailers

Too hot or just nervous?

This is a discussion on Too hot or just nervous? within the Horse Trailers forums, part of the Barns, Boarding, and Farms category
  • How to take top doors off horse trailer

Like Tree15Likes

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
    04-24-2013, 03:57 PM
  #11
Banned
For a nervous horse? Is your head divider solid of bars?

I have a solid one that cuts air movement and the horses can not see each other. My mare and gelding are very close and I DO think that not being able to see each other contributes to them being more nervous.

I'm thinking of having a welder make me a new one.

When I was looking at perhaps buying a new trailer and having it shipped to the Dominican Republic, these builders had a lot of good information. I'm NOT sure if this allowed so slap me if not. :)

The Danger of Aluminum Horse Trailer Roofs
nvr2many likes this.
     
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
    04-24-2013, 06:04 PM
  #12
Showing
Take a ride in the trailer yourself like I did. My divider was made of steel rods which did allow better ventilation.
nvr2many and Sereno like this.
     
    04-24-2013, 07:36 PM
  #13
Started
If they come on and off easy enough, I suppose that's the easiest thing you could do. If they aren't easily removable I was think you could put louvers in them to allow air to escape. Would be super easy to do.
Posted via Mobile Device
nvr2many likes this.
     
    04-28-2013, 04:07 PM
  #14
Yearling
Again great job on the trailer!!! Folks, this girl and her hubby completely did the refurb on this trailer. Amazing before and afters. ;) But like I said, as far as the sweating, I really attribute it to being nervous. It probably wouldn't hurt to at least take the back top doors down. That's how we traveled with ours in an identical old trailer in the middle of July from VA to TX. And our front window twirled open and closed so this way they had a breeze straight through. I know the ones on my new trailer project come off because the seller actually had to put them on for us to take it home. I'll probably leave them off once we finish our new paint job. Can't wait to hear how the next few trips go. I think y'all need to haul it to TX personally. ;)
nvr2many likes this.
     
    04-28-2013, 05:00 PM
  #15
Green Broke
Do the rear top doors not pin open?
     
    04-28-2013, 05:04 PM
  #16
Banned
OP? Progress report please.

Quote:
Originally Posted by nvr2many    
Thank you! We are going to try it again today, with all windows and vents open. See how that goes and when making actual trips I am thinking we will take the top storm doors, I think they are called, OFF! I think my mare is nervous on top of it. Oh and I am in Oregon, can we say "rain"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
We have not heard what you have done, tried or going to do nor how your horses are loading/riding.

     
    04-28-2013, 06:29 PM
  #17
Green Broke
They look like the same hinges we have on our sundowner. Just pick up on the doors and they should just come right off.

We only leave our rear doors on for three or four months in the winter.

Also, I think, if you look real close, there are grease fittings on the top of each hinge.....you might give them a shot of grease....I usually put a drop of oil on them from time to time as well....if the door sticks it'll eventually break a hinge.
     
    04-28-2013, 06:58 PM
  #18
Green Broke
Awe thank you mammakatja! You are so sweet!

Well the update is, we have not trailered again even for practice. Went riding three days in a row instead, lol.
We will be going to the coast on Wed. Going to open it all up, vents, windows and am thinking gunslinger and mammakatja are right, that the top doors come off. They only pin open to just keep them back, not flat on the sides. We would look like an airplane going down the road, lol. I would not want air catching them even flat to the sides going down the highway either tho.

Mammakatja has been so sweet, she and her husband bought a trailer that was very similar to ours and posted about it and well, since then she has been my cheerleader through our whole re-do, THANKS AGAIN!

Can't wait to roll on WED!!
mammakatja likes this.
     
    05-02-2013, 05:54 PM
  #19
Green Broke
Ok well, we did it! Took the horses to the coast on Wed. Opened the windows and the vents and they were great! No sweating at all! Was a good time. Thanks to everyone! If it gets hotter I will consider taking the top back doors off.
mammakatja and waresbear like this.
     
    05-04-2013, 06:22 PM
  #20
Green Broke
[QUOTE=Sereno;2331233]I had to look at a couple of things to try to keep my horses comfortable but safe. I tie our front feed doors open, hey secured in a bag so that stuff has less chance of getting into their eyes but I keep my speed down. Upper back doors off and side slide windows open. Top vent open all the time. I also installed two fans.... not that they work that well but they do help a little. When we have to stop I always look for shade.



This is one of the most dangerous things you can do, if the bungee breaks, comes undone, you will have a horse that has lost an eye, and the door springing back into head may cause you more problems.

Not to mention, having head out like this is a good way for one of them to hit something with their head too. Bees, signs, other vehicles hauling something that is sticking out.

You need to rethink this.
nvr2many likes this.
     

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How hot is too hot to ride? beauforever23 Horse Talk 57 07-04-2014 06:00 AM
How hot is hot when talking about hooves? egrogan Horse Health 8 02-16-2012 05:44 PM
HOT HOT HOT Barrel Horse Annanoel Horse Training 10 04-28-2011 03:14 PM
Supplements for Hot/Nervous Horses SunShineMeadows Horse Health 9 04-02-2011 11:07 PM
Nervous Aliboo Horse Talk 0 05-03-2009 08:05 PM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:45 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0