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    My new trailer has no signs on the back to warn others to stay back. I am looking online for decals but not finding anything. Can anyone point me in the right direction? I want them to be large enough to be seen. And anything that mentions flying manure would be a bonus!

    #2
    I put the Caution Horses Please Stay Back on my trailer: https://www.horse.com/Search.aspx?query=decals

    So far, mine have held up for over 5 years. I also have the reflective decal of running horses on my trailer.

    Think I've seen a humorous one along the lines of what you mentioned.

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      #3
      search on etsy - tons of decals for horse trailers -

      cautionhorses.com

      carstickers.com ( custom design your own )

      Risa
      happytrailstrailers.com
      balancedridetrailers.com
      HappyTrailsTrailers.com
      BalancedRideTrailers.com

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        #4
        Amazon under "Horse Trailer Decals"
        Some riders change their horse, they change their saddle, they change their teacher; they never change themselves.

        Remember the horse does all the work, we just sit there and look pretty.

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          #5
          https://www.horsetraileraccessorysto...ns-_c_130.html

          this company is great.

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            #6
            Anyone with a Silhouette or Cricut can make anything you want. Make sure they use an outdoor-grade vinyl (Oracal 651 is common and rated for 7 years). I make all of our trailer decals. If you search on Etsy you should be able to find someone to help you!

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              #7
              I know Hollyhorse Crafts can do custom vehicle decals (as well as lots of other crafts) Very talented! Find her at https://www.instagram.com/hollyhorsecrafts/feed/

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                #8
                Thanks everyone!!

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                  #9
                  I have this one in the big size on my trailer. The horse parts are large, and ended up with a couple bubbles probably due to operator error applying them, but 14 months on it is looking perfect. For my last trailer, I had red reflective lettering that I bought from an eBay seller.

                  https://www.etsy.com/listing/5453279..._click=1&pro=1

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                    #10
                    So for people that have the Caution Horses stickers do you find they make a difference? I figure that people that tailgate are assholes anyway and having a Caution sticker won't matter to those types.
                    I added additional reflector strips on the sides and back of my trailer but that was for extra visibility. I was routinely backing into a driveway after dark and wanted to make sure the side of my trailer was very visible as I was halfway backed in and blocking the road.
                    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)

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by SonnysMom View Post
                      So for people that have the Caution Horses stickers do you find they make a difference? I figure that people that tailgate are assholes anyway and having a Caution sticker won't matter to those types.
                      I added additional reflector strips on the sides and back of my trailer but that was for extra visibility. I was routinely backing into a driveway after dark and wanted to make sure the side of my trailer was very visible as I was halfway backed in and blocking the road.
                      I think sometimes it helps. If not with the tailgating overall, it at least reminds people that I'm going to make slow, wide turns and accelerate slowly. I made sure to get reflective material because, even though my new trailer is pretty well lit-up with running lights, I wanted it very visible from behind at night. Freeway speed limit here is 80 mph, so cars can really come up fast on a trailer doing 60-65 at night.

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                        #12
                        I tend to think the Caution Horses! messages don't make any more difference than those silly Baby on Board! yellow decals on cars way back when. Even worse are the ones that say Show Horses! Like, somehow that matters more?We're assuming that when other drivers see "Horses!" they'll intuitively understand what that does to the physics of the vehicle. I think it's a tall ask.


                        Maybe something like this would work better-- say exactly what it is you want the drivers to do

                        Help Us Get There Alive!
                        MAINTAIN 5-VEHICLE DISTANCE
                        IN FRONT AND BEHIND THIS TRAILER

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                          #13
                          Timely, I was just thinking I should get one after a guy I want to call a word I can't say, decided to pass me in a no-pass zone when I was already going 2mph over the speed-limit in my truck+trailer (with horse included), only to immediately slam on the brakes to make a left hand turn. I had to drive off the road to not hit him.

                          I was thinking of a custom one, something like:
                          HORSES CAN'T WEAR SEATBELTS
                          KEEP THEM ALIVE
                          STAY 100 FT BACK
                          AETERNUM VALE, INVICTUS - 7/10/2012

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                            #14
                            The person who is making my decals will make me a Large 'Caution Horses', Then a 'Stay Back 200 FT.' I don't know if people will be more cautious, but if someone causes me to have an accident, i don't want any excuses. ( Like the idiot who tried to sue McDonalds for having hot coffee)


                            Wish i could put something on the front of the car for those trying to race off the exit to get in front of me. Would love to announce NO BRAKES on my front Quarter Panel. You all know how hard it is to stop quickly.

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                              #15
                              I've always thought the "Stay 200 feet back" decals that I've seen on large trucks to be totally unrealistic, as following that 200 foot request, literally, is often impossible. But perhaps it will encourage a driver to stay back further than they otherwise would.

                              I think the Caution and Please Stay Back decals do help with the subset of people who are following closely not because they are jerks, but because they're just not thinking, or maybe even want to get a look at the horses.

                              My horses are what could be described as beautifully cute (or cutely beautiful); I've experienced people following too closely because they want a better look, or they'll pull alongside and travel with me for a while, to ooh and aah. I've had people park near me when I've pulled over for some reason, just to come ogle the horses. I like to think that, perhaps, the warning signs on my trailer would make this type realize that they're endangering those adorable horsies by following too closely.

                              The true tailgating jerk driver (usually a speeder, too) will get right up behind me, then pull out at the first opportunity (even in a no-passing zone), and blow around my rig, maybe even honking. I don't believe decals are a positive influence on the driving behavior of one of those.

                              When I purchased my current trailer, at the factory, I had them go above and beyond as far as the amount of 3M reflective tape they applied for me. I want my rig, even though there are plenty of LED running lights, to be as visible as possible in low-light conditions.

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                                #16
                                Originally posted by Nezzy View Post
                                The person who is making my decals will make me a Large 'Caution Horses', Then a 'Stay Back 200 FT.' I don't know if people will be more cautious, but if someone causes me to have an accident, i don't want any excuses. ( Like the idiot who tried to sue McDonalds for having hot coffee)


                                Wish i could put something on the front of the car for those trying to race off the exit to get in front of me. Would love to announce NO BRAKES on my front Quarter Panel. You all know how hard it is to stop quickly.
                                The "idiot" successfully sued McDonald for the hot coffee because McDonald's deserved it. They were serving coffee that was too hot. They were serving coffee that was way hotter than industry standard. They refused to change it. The elderly woman was a passenger. They pulled into a parking space and she took the lid off and spilled it on her inner thighs. She got 2nd and 3rd degree burns. All she asked of McDonald's originally was to pay her coinsurance after Medicare. They refused. The original award was equal to two days of coffee sales for McDonald's.

                                https://www.caoc.org/?pg=facts#:~:te...ven%20seconds.

                                The coffee was not just “hot,” but dangerously hot. McDonald’s corporate policy was to serve it at a temperature that could cause serious burns in seconds. Mrs. Liebeck’s injuries were far from frivolous. She was wearing sweatpants that absorbed the coffee and kept it against her skin. She suffered third-degree burns (the most serious kind) and required skin grafts on her inner thighs and elsewhere.

                                Liebeck’s case was far from an isolated event. McDonald’s had received more than 700 previous reports of injury from its coffee, including reports of third-degree burns, and had paid settlements in some cases.

                                Mrs. Liebeck offered to settle the case for $20,000 to cover her medical expenses and lost income. But McDonald’s never offered more than $800, so the case went to trial. The jury found Mrs. Liebeck to be partially at fault for her injuries, reducing the compensation for her injuries accordingly. But the jury’s punitive damages award made headlines — upset by McDonald’s unwillingness to correct a policy despite hundreds of people suffering injuries, they awarded Liebeck the equivalent of two days’ worth of revenue from coffee sales for the restaurant chain. That wasn’t, however, the end of it. The original punitive damage award was ultimately reduced by more than 80 percent by the judge. And, to avoid what likely would have been years of appeals, Mrs. Liebeck and McDonald’s later reached a confidential settlement.
                                • McDonald’s operations manual required the franchisee to hold its coffee at 180 to 190 degrees Fahrenheit.
                                • Coffee at that temperature, if spilled, causes third-degree burns in three to seven seconds.
                                • The chairman of the department of mechanical engineering and biomechanical engineering at the University of Texas testified that this risk of harm is unacceptable, as did a widely recognized expert on burns, the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Burn Care and Rehabilitation, the leading scholarly publication in the specialty.
                                • McDonald’s admitted it had known about the risk of serious burns from its scalding hot coffee for more than 10 years. The risk had repeatedly been brought to its attention through numerous other claims and suits.
                                • An expert witness for the company testified that the number of burns was insignificant compared to the billions of cups of coffee the company served each year.
                                • At least one juror later told the Wall Street Journal she thought the company wasn’t taking the injuries seriously. To the corporate restaurant giant those 700 injury cases caused by hot coffee seemed relatively rare compared to the millions of cups of coffee served. But, the juror noted, “there was a person behind every number and I don’t think the corporation was attaching enough importance to that.”
                                • McDonald’s quality assurance manager testified that McDonald’s coffee, at the temperature at which it was poured into Styrofoam cups, was not fit for consumption because it would burn the mouth and throat.
                                • McDonald’s admitted at trial that consumers were unaware of the extent of the risk of serious burns from spilled coffee served at McDonald’s then-required temperature.
                                • McDonald’s admitted it did not warn customers of the nature and extent of this risk and could offer no explanation as to why it did not.
                                • McDonald’s did a survey of other coffee establishments in the area, and found that coffee at other places was between 30-40 degrees cooler.
                                • Moreover, the Shriner’s Burn Institute in Cincinnati had published warnings to the franchise food industry that its members were unnecessarily causing serious scald burns by serving beverages above 130 degrees Fahrenheit. In refusing to grant a new trial in the case, Judge Robert Scott called McDonald’s behavior “callous.” Morgan, The Recorder, September 30, 1994.

                                So after reading the above facts about the case do you still think she was an "idiot" for suing McDonald's?
                                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)

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                                  #17
                                  Originally posted by SonnysMom View Post

                                  The "idiot" successfully sued McDonald for the hot coffee because McDonald's deserved it. They were serving coffee that was too hot. They were serving coffee that was way hotter than industry standard. They refused to change it. The elderly woman was a passenger. They pulled into a parking space and she took the lid off and spilled it on her inner thighs. She got 2nd and 3rd degree burns. All she asked of McDonald's originally was to pay her coinsurance after Medicare. They refused. The original award was equal to two days of coffee sales for McDonald's.

                                  https://www.caoc.org/?pg=facts#:~:te...ven%20seconds.

                                  The coffee was not just “hot,” but dangerously hot. McDonald’s corporate policy was to serve it at a temperature that could cause serious burns in seconds. Mrs. Liebeck’s injuries were far from frivolous. She was wearing sweatpants that absorbed the coffee and kept it against her skin. She suffered third-degree burns (the most serious kind) and required skin grafts on her inner thighs and elsewhere.

                                  Liebeck’s case was far from an isolated event. McDonald’s had received more than 700 previous reports of injury from its coffee, including reports of third-degree burns, and had paid settlements in some cases.

                                  Mrs. Liebeck offered to settle the case for $20,000 to cover her medical expenses and lost income. But McDonald’s never offered more than $800, so the case went to trial. The jury found Mrs. Liebeck to be partially at fault for her injuries, reducing the compensation for her injuries accordingly. But the jury’s punitive damages award made headlines — upset by McDonald’s unwillingness to correct a policy despite hundreds of people suffering injuries, they awarded Liebeck the equivalent of two days’ worth of revenue from coffee sales for the restaurant chain. That wasn’t, however, the end of it. The original punitive damage award was ultimately reduced by more than 80 percent by the judge. And, to avoid what likely would have been years of appeals, Mrs. Liebeck and McDonald’s later reached a confidential settlement.
                                  • McDonald’s operations manual required the franchisee to hold its coffee at 180 to 190 degrees Fahrenheit.
                                  • Coffee at that temperature, if spilled, causes third-degree burns in three to seven seconds.
                                  • The chairman of the department of mechanical engineering and biomechanical engineering at the University of Texas testified that this risk of harm is unacceptable, as did a widely recognized expert on burns, the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Burn Care and Rehabilitation, the leading scholarly publication in the specialty.
                                  • McDonald’s admitted it had known about the risk of serious burns from its scalding hot coffee for more than 10 years. The risk had repeatedly been brought to its attention through numerous other claims and suits.
                                  • An expert witness for the company testified that the number of burns was insignificant compared to the billions of cups of coffee the company served each year.
                                  • At least one juror later told the Wall Street Journal she thought the company wasn’t taking the injuries seriously. To the corporate restaurant giant those 700 injury cases caused by hot coffee seemed relatively rare compared to the millions of cups of coffee served. But, the juror noted, “there was a person behind every number and I don’t think the corporation was attaching enough importance to that.”
                                  • McDonald’s quality assurance manager testified that McDonald’s coffee, at the temperature at which it was poured into Styrofoam cups, was not fit for consumption because it would burn the mouth and throat.
                                  • McDonald’s admitted at trial that consumers were unaware of the extent of the risk of serious burns from spilled coffee served at McDonald’s then-required temperature.
                                  • McDonald’s admitted it did not warn customers of the nature and extent of this risk and could offer no explanation as to why it did not.
                                  • McDonald’s did a survey of other coffee establishments in the area, and found that coffee at other places was between 30-40 degrees cooler.
                                  • Moreover, the Shriner’s Burn Institute in Cincinnati had published warnings to the franchise food industry that its members were unnecessarily causing serious scald burns by serving beverages above 130 degrees Fahrenheit. In refusing to grant a new trial in the case, Judge Robert Scott called McDonald’s behavior “callous.” Morgan, The Recorder, September 30, 1994.

                                  So after reading the above facts about the case do you still think she was an "idiot" for suing McDonald's?
                                  OMG, relax. Was trying to prove a point. And yes, i do think that coffee is supposed to be hot. So putting a warning label on a cup makes no sense to me.

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                                    #18
                                    Originally posted by Nezzy View Post
                                    The person who is making my decals will make me a Large 'Caution Horses', Then a 'Stay Back 200 FT.' I don't know if people will be more cautious, but if someone causes me to have an accident, i don't want any excuses. ( Like the idiot who tried to sue McDonalds for having hot coffee)


                                    Wish i could put something on the front of the car for those trying to race off the exit to get in front of me. Would love to announce NO BRAKES on my front Quarter Panel. You all know how hard it is to stop quickly.
                                    People will pay absolutely no attention to a sign telling them to stay back. I have been hauling horses for 25+ years all over the east coast, in just about every situation you can think of.

                                    The best thing you can do is learn to drive defensively and assertively. I would recommend taking a defensive driving class. Learn to be aware of where you are on the road at all times and what is going on around you. Know what your tow vehicle and trailer are capable of doing. Know how long it takes to stop. Learn to back, and learn to do it in tight spaces.

                                    Never, ever, ever count on other drivers. They are not invested in you and your horse.
                                    "You can't fix stupid"- Ron White

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                                      #19
                                      I do think you need to indicate there are horses on board because not everyone, even well meaning people, recognize a horse trailer versus a tradesmans's utility trailer.

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