I have never owned a trailer (or even driven one!) because I have always boarded at barns where it was easy to tag along with someone else going to the same show/clinic I was going to. However, I am not going to be able to live my entire horse-filled life avoiding owning my own trailer. And it is starting to look like I might need to do this soon (i'm talking like within 6 months or so, not right away) So, I have some questions.
First, how much should I expect to pay for a used 1 or 2 horse trailer? I only own 1 horse, but if the pricing isnt that much different, I'd prefer a 2 horse. And I would want a trailer in good condition, as there is a good chance I could be relocated and have to travel across the country with my horse.
Which brings me to my next question, when buying a used trailer, what are the most important things to look for? Aside from physical stuff like rust, I really do not know what makes a trailer good/reliable/safe.
And finally, how big of a truck do I need to haul a 1 or 2 horse trailer?
Thank you for any guidance, I am completely clueless when it comes to this part of horse ownership.
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