We don't trailer much...we usually borrow a 2/4 horse stock trailer and yank it around with our suburban :roll: I keep wanting to buy our own...but...its really easy to just borrow one when Your boss owns a herd of trailers!!!!
Don't feel to bad. When we started out we relied on others for transport. Finally got a little 2 horse bumper pull that we hauled with my '72 Dodge. Wasn't pretty but it got us there. Then we got a little popup slide in camper that was too small for the truck but it was better then sleeping in a tent. We probably looked pretty silly pulling into places with big trailers and fancy trucks. But we didn't care We're still not to fancy and probably never will be.
I pull with my 2006 Jeep and I have a 1976 2 horse straight haul...LOL I'm sure it causes a laugh when I'm driving down the road.
No Laugh here.... I/We have pulled a stupid heavy car trailer with a Suzuki Samurai (4-wheelin/rock crawler all decked out) to Oklahoma and back a few times with our 98 Jeep Cherokee!! Lol...we didn't have horses yet!
I started off borrowing my buddy's home built 4 horse bumper pull. I then bought a used 3 horse bumper pull. As it rusted I bought an Aluminum 3 horse gooseneck, I now have a 4 horse Gooseneck with a 9' LQ. I also have 5 daughters, 3 still at home, So this last trailer was kinda of a neccessity if I wanted them to continue to camp with me.
This year the housing market is really depressed, So I may have to sell my trailer and start over.
When I went to buy my trailer, I wanted lots and lots of ROOM (i'm much more claustrophobic than my horses, and because of my small stature, I was always elected to lead the horse into the trailer, maneuver under the bar, and climb out of the tiny, tiny, tiny escape door No fun)
So here's what I bought:
It is a great hauling trailer - it rides very balanced. It has windows and doors everywhere - and everything is moveable - it also has a ramp, which the old guys just love - and I love it too!
It's a 2000 Shoop 2H Deluxe. IMO, Shoop trailers give plenty of room for the horses (as well as any claustrophobic owners!) It has two full size doors - one on each side - and a tack bench in the front (enough to store misc. Tack or an english saddle)