On Monday I rode my friend's horse Cass, who is the big black gelding in this photo:
He is a very calm horse, and I thought I would have proof of how it's not "just me" that makes horses excited or antsy.
This I was going to get on video, except DH couldn't find the screw to attach the camera to the chest mount, and when I arrived to meet my friend, she apologized because she'd had Cass out the day before and had him going a bit, so he was not actually very calm that day.
So he did jig a bit, and spooked some, mostly because my friend's new mini foal runs loose in the dunes at the beach with us, and she kept galloping by us, which spooked the horse my friend was riding and made mine jump too. Cass is a very willing and gentle horse though, and it was a great ride. Plus Tovi the mini had us laughing the whole time.
In my defense, I rode Hero the next day (Tuesday), and he was extremely calm.
My friend found a very nice used trailer for me online a few hours away, but discussing it with DH, it sounds like he would rather that I paid a little more and got a new trailer with everything I want plus without rust or aging issue to start out. The used trailer looks great but is 20 years old. DH feels better if there is some structure inside and a steel frame, but an aluminum skin since everything rusts here. He also prefers that the escape doors have a safety bar.
I've read that it's better to have a wood floor rather than aluminum, because it absorbs the road friction better. We are thinking about going to get this trailer next week: https://www.double-j.com/2020-trails...6k0h%7C4d.html
The only things it doesn't have that I want are a bench in the tack room that also holds water, and an electric tongue jack, but I can buy those later.