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    Originally posted by 5 View Post

    He already has two of those. A 14 foot lido that he has been working on for years, and 22 foot macgregor that is sailable but just sits on its trailer because TT sails on other peoples boats at least once a week to get his 'fix'. He could find a race every night of the week if he tried.
    However when I want to trailer out to ride he has no sound horse so we have not gone out in far too long.
    Can't you trailer out by yourself? And let him go sailing in peace? Forcing a new horse on him doesn't sound like the best idea.


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      Originally posted by thoroughbred21 View Post

      Can't you trailer out by yourself? And let him go sailing in peace? Forcing a new horse on him doesn't sound like the best idea.
      That would be so much more fun.
      The unspoken agreement was that TT drives the trailer I clean and prep the horses.
      Should I contact a professional truck driver/school for trailering lessons? Space is tight and my trailer is long (3 horse slant with modest LQ).

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          I don't think you need a pro, just lots of practice. It's really not hard, even backing up which most people dread unnecessarily.

          These "unspoken agreements" don't seem to be working in your favor, are they? Feels kinda like you're having to work really hard around him, just so you can pursue a hobby you love. So change them from unspoken to spoken agreements, girlfriend! "Hey TT, I plan on getting out on the trails more often and I know you're not always available to come with. So I need to get some lessons from you on hitching and driving the rig on my own. What days next week would work for you?"

          Once you get the basics of safely hitching and hooking up the lights, etc., then go to the nearest shopping mall parking lot, after hours so it's empty, and practice practice practice. Enlist a friend to stand in the trailer and evaluate how smoothly you're driving.

          If TT is not supportive or would make you too nervous (not judging, I totally understand), then yeah, go ahead and outsource that training. One of the community colleges near you will probably have CDL training that you could take. I wouldn't go for the full Class A course (which teaches you how to drive a semi, which is overkill and $$$). But just imagine how confident you would be next time you had to back up your horse trailer, if you had taken a class like this?

          Anyway, GO FOR IT. Let TT have his interests, and you develop the skills to pursue yours.


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            The article is from '17. what number would I currently call for a pickup in Cerritos California?.
            I have never used uber. Never to my knowledge used the app ( although it may have been down loaded into this device or that).
            Driving myself ill trained still seems safer than Uber with a stranger.

            HH- You are right. Especially when the other riding skilled however non-sailing fond wives of his boat people friends want to ride and I know I don't want to put them on my horse and I am mortified to put them on TTs horse (once again- her lameness is mechanical not painful but lame X is as unrideable as lame Y.)

            However there is a Teamsters union Hall a couple of blocks away that was why I mentioned that as a start. I figured an elder retiree with decades of hauling experience might have the most concentrated form of trailer knowledge
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              Regardless of whether you get a new horse for The Tim you should learn to drive your truck/trailer or downsize to one that you can comfortably drive. What happens if The Tim gets injured or suffers a medical emergency/situation while you are out trail riding and is unable to drive? You would not be able to get your horses home.
              What happens if The Tim is not home and you need to get your horse to an emergency clinic?

              Whether you choose to take trailer driving lessons from him or from a professional that is something you really should get comfortable doing.
              Oh, well, clearly you're not thoroughly indoctrinated to COTH yet, because finger pointing and drawing conclusions are the cornerstones of this great online community. (Tidy Rabbit)


                Originally posted by EventingMaff View Post
                Otherwise can you make sure owner is open to a PPE before going out to visit? Making it clear that no purchase would happen unless a PPE takes place is usually enough to scare off those who know their horse won't pass.
                Errr - I think it did !
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