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post #1 of 13 Old 06-28-2014, 12:18 AM Thread Starter
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Walk forward on, walk forward off

Good people of the horse forum, I am looking for some guidance please.

Back in the UK I had a straight load two horse bumper pull which the horses walked into at the back, and then unloaded forward through the front ramp. No turning, no backing up.

This is absolutely my preferred way to load and unload a horse.

I now have a three horse slant stall stock trailer that my horses step up into, and then either back out of, or turn round inside and walk off.

I am idling on the thought of at some point upgrading either to a trailer with living, or getting a camper to out on my pick up.

My question to you is :

Do walk forward on, walk forward off horse trailers exist in North America? If so, what brands are they?

Thank you oh knowledgable ones

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post #2 of 13 Old 06-28-2014, 01:27 AM
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Not sure of the brands, but I see many like that at shows. Next time I see one, I will remember to check the brand.
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We had a Kiefer 2+1 with a 4ft dressing area what you can convert to a small weekender.

It's a straight load with a 8ft storage area that has the unloading ramp.



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Thank you both for the replies

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I saw one of these at an Equine Affaire but it is a gooseneck and not a bumper pull
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post #6 of 13 Old 06-28-2014, 12:10 PM
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My little trailer is a walk on walk off forward, but I load up the unload ramp and turn around then put the breast bar up, it is just so much easier for me to load alone this way (but only works with haffies and pony and not the tb ) Sorry, can't help with your quest though.
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Okay so I now have Equispirit and Kiefer on my list. Thank you people
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Equispirit makes this in a bumper pull rear load and front unload option... check their options and pricing page...
2 Horse Dressing Room Tag Along

Featherlite also offers this on a BP 3 or 4 horse...
Horse Trailers - Bumper Pull Horse Trailers - 9551 Horse Trailer

balanceridetrailers.com
They use to offer a 2 horse rear and side load BP trailer...not sure the company is still in existence or if they offer this model anymore either...

If you could go to a gooseneck trailer you would have many more possibilities...
Most any trailer manufacturer in GN has the dual load options available.
You might not get a rear load and front unload, but a side-load is great too...most horses easily load or unload through these.

Good luck in your search...
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Thank you Horselovinguy

I am open to a gooseneck option - I want to explore all my possibilities. And I'm also more than happy to consider side loads, I like them.

Sorry..what's GN?

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post #10 of 13 Old 06-29-2014, 05:41 PM
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GN=gooseneck

Turnbow makes nice high end BP and GN trailers in that configuration.

I have a 4 Star reverse load trailer. Walk them on, turn around than you unload walking off.
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