Hmmm. Well I have two trailers and other farm animals here besides horses. During my hunt I looked at ones that were good for horses, of course, but also what else can this trailer do for me. If I’m going to invest in a large piece of equipment, I want something that will multi-task.
Although I prefer a slant load, I don’t own one yet. I have a straight load two horse and a 16’ stock with divider.
In a two horse trailer I prefer a ramp on the back for the horse to back down. I also like one that has top flaps that can be secured open or closed/taken on/off for weather differences. I like one with a man door at the front, good sized windows also on the front for the horse‘s comfort, and windows on the side. Not enough light or visibility can make a trailer feel more claustrophobic and I have seem some horses more bothered by this than others.
I like a removable divider that doesn’t take an army to take in and out. High quality rubber mats on top of high quality floors, and a rubber coating on the lower inside walls. I also like one that has been properly sealed on the under carriage.
While having a tack area or dressing room up front separated from the horses is nice I don’t think it should take away from the room or comfort for the horses in order to achieve that.
I don’t think you are looking for a stock, so I won’t go over that other than to say my stock has doubled as an everything trailer. Hay hauling, equipment hauling, you name it I have hauled it in the stock.
Something I personally feel that is important is how a trailer hauls and that the person hauling the trailer uses an appropriate vehicle to haul. I have hauled many types of trailers and find some to be very squirrelly and completely irritating and others to feel like butter going down the road, even though I had the same appropriate vehicle for them. If a person is hauling things other than horses, how the trailer has been loaded does make a difference too, but like cars of even the same model, small differences can affect the handling or hauling ability and a squirrelly trailer is just a squirrelly trailer no matter what is inside.
Knick knacks, hangers, water holder, saddle racks,…are all personal preference and as long as a trailer safely contains the horses/animals first, I can modify those things to my preference.