We just got a 2 horse trailer. We were on a tight budget and came across a good deal. But this trailer doesn't have a ramp or divider (it has a swinging door), the front doors are not in good shape--some denting and they need new latches. We paid $400 for it. (It is 10ft long from inside front to inside back) The floor is great as is the main body.
We'll only be pulling one horse for now, but may get another in the future. I'm worried we are going to have trouble not having a ramp. We are very new to horses and don't know how we should try getting Tucker off the trailer. We've never hauled a horse before. It's very low to the ground. How should we load and unload him? (He is good and should do what we want, but I can't see him backing off if he can't feel the ground.) Should I try to get some sort plywood to use as a ramp?
Will he be ok with no divider? What if I get another horse, would I have to get a divider?
THis is my first post here, I'm new to horses and looking for a good forum to get info from. We have milk goat/cattle/a commercial chicken farm, but equine are totally new to us. The horse will be here Christmas, and we just got a super sweet baby donkey.