- - Ramp or No ramp
|stacieandtheboys ||05-13-2009 09:58 PM |
Ramp or No ramp
If you had the choice would you get a trailer with a ramp or without?
I am looking for a new trailer and most I have looked at do not have a ramp.
I am looking for a 3 or 4 horse slant (probably 4) that is big enough to fit my ginourmous QH, Fat mare, a pony and her baby.
Fat Mare and pony do not load well on a straight load. It takes forever.
|wild_spot ||05-13-2009 10:33 PM |
Ramp, hands down. It's hard enough loading difficult horses in a float with a ramp, let alone trying to get them to jump into the big scary horse eating cave!
|stacieandtheboys ||05-13-2009 10:41 PM |
LOL I just had tea come out of my nose...horse eating cave. Ha ha
|wild_spot ||05-13-2009 10:45 PM |
He he :]
|Jillyann ||05-13-2009 10:56 PM |
i would definitely get a trailer with a ramp. But when you do get the trailer, if it has a ramp, make sure YOU can lift it and put it down properly. A lady at my barn just got a new (for her) but used trailer, and she can not put the ramp down herself. so its really inconvenient and she has to somehow get rid of the ramp altogether.
|Whipple ||05-13-2009 11:10 PM |
Ramp for sure. I just recently read a bunch of articles on trailering, and every single one said to go with a ramp when possible.
|Mandygrace ||05-19-2009 10:42 PM |
Yea ramps are great as long as your horse can use other kinds in case of emerencys
|Colorado Dobes ||05-19-2009 10:52 PM |
I say no ramp. Just my preference. I prefer a step up.
|NorthernMama ||05-19-2009 10:56 PM |
If MDH ever rebuilds my trailer, I'm going to ask him to put on a ramp for sure.
|PaintHorseMares ||05-19-2009 10:58 PM |
My experience has been that it doesn't matter. We practiced our young mares using both a ramp and step-up trailers, and the part that needed the practice was entering the 'cave'...neither walking up the ramp nor stepping up was a problem.
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