1. silver price
    January 18, 2014 @ 3:49 PM

    I’m looking at an older 2 horse trailer and it has tack storage under the front of the horses?? Is that common? I’m just worried they won’t be able to lower there heads much but then again i suppose the chest bar/ tie must prevent much lowering anyway. It has a two sided small tack room at the front with slid out saddle racks. It’s a circle p.


  2. Nanette Levin
    December 1, 2013 @ 9:17 PM

    Good tips, Kim. I see a lot of horses being loaded for the first time (sometimes barely handled prior) when they’re leaving the only home they’ve known. It’s sad and no wonder they get labeled problem loaders. This can be a lifetime issue if someone doesn’t take the time to reassure them patiently. It’s not just the loading part, but getting used to travel too before a long trip or new home is scheduled. Thanks for underscoring the importance of preparation time.


  3. Rigoberto I. Ramsey
    November 23, 2013 @ 8:03 AM

    I don’t think we are much different than most horse-lovers in the way that we want safety and the best for our horses. So I would agree that brand of aluminum trailer could play a difference, but we noticed even with our friends’ brands of trailers (from Sooners to Exciss) that our Double D LQ and now our recently purchased downsized Double D are better built trailers with horse friendly features not offered in other brands. My husband always said he did not like the aluminum trailer because he thought it rattled too much when the horses were just loading or moving around inside. I wish I could eloquently pin-point why we disliked what we thought was a good everyday horse trailer, but I think it is just better to say, we trust the quality of the Double D and our past experiences with trailering our horses in one has always been good. To own a Double D Trailer makes a true believer of the quality and horse-friendly ride it provides.


  4. Anne Gage
    November 22, 2013 @ 7:21 PM

    These are 3 great tips, Kim, that I have seen far too often.

    Another mistake I see is people assuming that because their horse loaded well in the past, that he will load fine a year (or even more) later. It’s good practice to occasionally put your horse on the trailer even if you’re not going anywhere.


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