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Yeah you want at least a 3/4 ton truck to haul a 3 horse. Even to haul a 2 horse having a 3/4 ton is nice.
If you can, find something with a 6L engine. I <3333 my 6L, it hauls through blizzards with two horses like a dream.

Just as a BTW I found my truck ('06 GMC Sierra 2500HD 4x4) for under $13,000 CAD. I had my mechanic looking for trucks and he found it.
 

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Yeah you want at least a 3/4 ton truck to haul a 3 horse. Even to haul a 2 horse having a 3/4 ton is nice.
If you can, find something with a 6L engine. I <3333 my 6L, it hauls through blizzards with two horses like a dream.

Just as a BTW I found my truck ('06 GMC Sierra 2500HD 4x4) for under $13,000 CAD. I had my mechanic looking for trucks and he found it.
What should these be like? What type of truck would you reccomend?
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Get what you can afford. Look at the towing capacity and what you are towing. It sounds like you may be on a budget and that will determine what you can get. I started with a sport vehicle but I only pulled a samll 2 horse with 1 horse. Then moved up to a half ton, then a 3/4 ton and not knowing that not all 3/4 were HD I then bought a 3/4 HD and now I have diesel 3/4HD but I couldn't have started with that. My trailers also got bigger as time went on.
 

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Stay away from the SUV's As they are not made to pull horses around. Even though a dealer will tell they will...If I were you and your on a budget..A 1/2 ton p/u with V-8 will handle a 3h bp. I have a dodge ram 1500 5.2l that I pulled a 2h steel gn with before I upgraded my rig. I then got a F250 with a 5.4l engine that I pulled a 3h sl with 4ft dr without a problem. Now I have a F250 w/diesel and I pull a 3h sl with 8ft LQ...
The main thing you want to look at is the weight that the truck is rated to pull. Any truck can pull a trailer but will it stop it? Also a brake controller to run your trailer brakes with....A Transmission cooler if the truck isn't set up for towing. I would look for a truck that is already set up for towing...
Also have your mechcanic check it over for you before you buy....Good luck in your search.... A 3/4 ton is a better truck for towing and usually you don't have to worry about the weight your pulling...but get what you can afford.
 
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