Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: middle of nowhere
Once they're used to it, most horses have enough sense to be careful on a ramp. Horses slip on and off step-up trailers, too. Use what works for you and your horses.
Those sisal mats like they use at racehorse farms and in Europe for trailer ramps are hard to clean, but they provide much better traction than rubber mats, especially if it's wet or the horse has mud or manure on his hooves. You can sometimes find the same material used for outside door mats, and those are small enough that two of them could easily be set on your ramp for loading/unloading and then placed in the tack room during your trip.