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Maude
Jun. 13, 2010, 03:17 PM
After hearing 2 horror stories this past week of 2 separate incidents of horses going over the breast bars in trailers, I have come to the conclusion that I need to re-configure the ones in my trailer. Right now my Exiss has a padded bar with loops at each end and caribeners that attach them. What is the best type of breast bar configuration to have installed in the event that a horse either gets a leg over the breast bar or (God forbid!) ends up with the front half crammed in front of the bar? I have even thought of using plastic baling twine on one side. It won't break, but I sure could cut it quickly with a knife.

scribbles
Jun. 13, 2010, 03:31 PM
plastic baling twine would break for sure.

GoForAGallop
Jun. 13, 2010, 03:59 PM
My Trail-et has pins, which are configured in such a way that even if there was intense pressure on the bar, I'm pretty sure that they'd be able to come free quickly and easily. At least, that's my experience having had one panicked horse sit back on the butt bar---the pin pulled out just as easily as it did with no 1000lb horse pressing on it!