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  • Trailer reviews and recommendations big horse

    I have begun trailer shopping, looking for reviews and recommendations. I have two horses first one 16 hh mare that will not walk into anything lower than 7 ft and prefers a slant load. The second is a RID that is 17.3 hh, not supper long but a big guy. I would prefer a 3 horse if I can afford it just because. Any suggestions on height, style and brand. Don't really want to spend more than $12,000.00 new or used.

  • #2
    you need a trialer thats hieght is 7ft 6ins
    and wider plus longer
    here in uk we have many varieties of trialers
    but they are for different size horses
    either by a code or a name change ie rice europa to rice beamount rice being the brand name
    or ie with ifor williams - 505 - 510

    so for exsample a if 505 is for horses upto 16hhs a 510 is for larger horses
    as its a- longer b- wider and c- head height is higher

    you might also want to think of taking a macanic with you ie someone thats knows about trialers
    that will look underneath and inside out


    • #3
      Most major manufacturers make "oversize" models of their standard trailers. The phrase "warmblood sized" is often used as a "shorthand" description.

      If you're looling used then you'll get to spend many happy hours running through trailer ads on the 'Net!!! Google "used horse trailers" and you'll get half dozen or more national sites. Call around to some dealers around you and what they have in stock.

      You've got a "quest" in front of you but you'll lilkely find your "holy grail."

      Mangalarga Marchador: Uma Raça, Uma Paixão


      • #4
        Originally posted by akstaj View Post
        I have begun trailer shopping, looking for reviews and recommendations. I have two horses first one 16 hh mare that will not walk into anything lower than 7 ft and prefers a slant load. The second is a RID that is 17.3 hh, not supper long but a big guy. I would prefer a 3 horse if I can afford it just because. Any suggestions on height, style and brand. Don't really want to spend more than $12,000.00 new or used.
        Take a look at the 2+1 design. I purchased a Balanced Ride 2+1 from Risa (Happy Trails) and love it. It would suit both of your horses as it fits the big one and can accomodate the smaller's preferred "ride".
        "Sometimes you just have to shut up and color."


        • #5
          My two BIG Irish guys have happily travelled around in my Kingston for years. The Kingston website will give dimensions for all of their models and they've made wider/warmblood size trailers for awhile, so I'm sure you could easily find a used one.
          FWIW, I'd put the extra effort into the towing vehicle.


          • #6
            Originally posted by ponygirl View Post
            Take a look at the 2+1 design. I purchased a Balanced Ride 2+1 from Risa (Happy Trails) and love it. It would suit both of your horses as it fits the big one and can accomodate the smaller's preferred "ride".
            I love my 2+1, and my 16 hand beefy horses look like ponies in it because there is so much room. But, good luck finding one for less than 12K.......
            Turn off the computer and go ride!


            • #7
              My big Irish boys like their Sundowner. We have the 2 horse bumper pull, no dressing room. There is lots of room. I noticed that a lot of the trailers at the annual ID show were Sundowners. Sundowner makes, or used to make, an oversized model, but the regular size is plenty big for my boys. The boys did not fit into the old Arndt trailer that we had before the Sundowner.


              • #8
                My eventing daughter has a straight load bumper pull Platinum she hauls her 18 hh Hanovarian. He has plenty of room & it pulls like a dream.


                • #9
                  Featherlite makes a very nice oversized 2 horse bp. I was advised to not buy a slant load for horses much over 16hh (mine are 16.2hh and 17hh, the bigger one a full draft) because they don't offer enough length, particularly for the head/neck.

                  My Featherlite has a ton of miles on it, hauls well, and lots of room for all sorts of big ones that I've had on it (an RID, a monster Welsh Cob, various TBs and Warmbloods).

                  Many, many nice features (loved the removable divider for the mare and foal hauling) and the Dressing Room is big enough to camp out in. Easy to clean out and maintain.

                  I am told that the Featherlites, and Aluminium trailers in general, hold their value VERY well. I also discovered that you very seldom find the oversized models in the "used" yard (I'm sure that is very region-specific). I bought new and am very happy with it. It ran about $18K.
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