12-01-2010, 01:54 PM
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^^Agree completely with Sr! If you're planning on doing pleasure trail riding, it's pretty much a must...unless you're planning on staying right around your property.
Some factors as far as the trailer, make sure it's wide enough and tall enough for your horse. Take into consideration how he loads. Will he load easily in a 2 horse straight load...Or would you be better off loading him in a livestock trailer? I would look into getting a used one to start off with. You can usually find them on Craigslist, or just Google horse trailers. If you're looking at used ones, look under it at the frame to see if it's rusted; if it's steel, check both the inside and outside for rust; pull the mats up (or out) to make sure that the floor is sturdy; and check the connection wires...if possible, hook it to your truck to check to be sure that all the lights work; pull the pin on the brake box while you have it hooked up, and try to move the truck forward. If the trailer rolls, it means the brakes are bad, or non-existant.