Transport & Equipment

Buying a "Pre-owned" Horse Trailer

For most folks in the market to buy a horse trailer, the thought of signing a five figure cheque is terrifying. Buying pre-owned is one alternative, but there are many additional and important factors to consider when buying a used horse trailer that could affect your horse's safety.

I meet lots of folks who expound on how well their 17.3 hand Warmblood loads into their Quarter Horse-sized wagon. I just nod politely and ask how comfortable they themselves would be on a long car trip with no leg or headroom.

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Horse trailer choices are almost as broad as truck options. While your specific trailering needs (e.g. how many horses you'll be hauling at any one time, size of the horses, typical hauling duration, etc.) will obviously impact your choice of horse trailer, the horses' safety and comfort should always be your primary concern when considering the following trailer options.

Choosing a Horse Trailer

By Kevan Garecki - If you’re in the market for a new (or new to you) horse trailer, there are a few very basic things to consider: How many horses will you be hauling at any one time? What size are they? How long is your average trip likely to be? What are the horses’ requirements for the trip? Will they need box stalls, or are standing stalls sufficient? What will you need to pack with you?

Shipping Fever during horse trailering.

By Christina Weese - "Shipping fever” is a common name for pleuropneumonia, a serious infection involving the lungs and pleural cavity (the space between the lungs and the chest wall) that’s often caused by the stress of travel.When fluid is found only in the lungs, and not in the pleural cavity, it’s simply referred to as pneumonia.

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At 7 a.m. on November 25, 2011, Libby Naylor, a Vancouver Island dressage trainer, and Heather Tryon were heading north from Errington, BC, trailering two horses to a Bonny Bonello clinic in Courtenay, BC. They were just ten minutes from home when disaster struck.

Choosing a Tow Vehicle for Your Horse Trailer

By Kevan Garecki - You've just purchased a new (or new-to-you) horse trailer. Have you given any thought to what you will be using for a tow vehicle? If you’re thinking of hooking onto a six-horse gooseneck with a half-ton, think again. There are a number of factors you need to consider when pairing tow vehicle with trailer, including maximum truck load, trailer size, and gross trailer weight.




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