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Information about horse trailers, types, maintenance, and uses.

How Much Does It Cost to Transport a Horse? Tip for hauling

The cost of keeping horses is expensive. Ours often stay at a training center, and we pay someone local to haul them to their races, but this month’s bill made me realize that I needed to find out the going rate to transport a horse. In general, most commercial equine transportation services charge .75 to …

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How To Transport Your Horse and Prevent Shipping Fever

Whether for competition, trail rides, or doctoring, your horse will need to go somewhere. So make sure you know how to haul them safely and understand the risks of shipping fever so that they return home healthy. When hauling horses, ensure you have the appropriate truck and trailer combination. Perform a pre-trip safety check of …

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Horse Trailer Cost-A guide with example prices

So you just bought a horse. Congratulations. If this is your first time shopping for a trailer, it is crucial that you research before committing to any one particular brand or type of trailer. And most critical is what you can expect to spend. The costs of basic horse trailers vary greatly. They can range …

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Bumper Pull Horse Trailers: Safe or Dangerous?

Our neighbor is shopping for his first horse trailer, and safety is his primary concern. So he focused on gooseneck trailers because he heard they are better and safer than bumper-pull trailers. But after finding out the difference in price between these two options, he asked me if bumper pull trailers are safe to use …

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Pulling a Horse Trailer: CDL Requirements and Weigh Stations

If you’re planning a road trip with your horse, it’s critical to know the laws regarding trailers. The US Department of Transportation has strict CDL and weigh station regulations, and you have to consider some state-specific rules before embarking on your journey! As a general rule, you should stop at weigh stations when pulling a …

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How to Back up a Horse Trailer: 11 Tips to Make It Easy

It can be pretty hard to back up a horse trailer the first few times. Driving a trailer is not like driving a regular vehicle. If you don’t know what you’re doing, you can quickly get stuck in a tight spot or bang up your trailer. So I wanted to share some tips and tricks …

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How Much Does a Gooseneck Horse Trailer Weigh? 2 to 5 Horse

If you’re thinking about buying a gooseneck horse trailer, it’s essential to know what it weighs. The trailer’s weight is critical to ensure your truck is equipped to handle the load and you arrive safely at your destination. A standard two-horse gooseneck trailer weighs about 4,000 lbs, a three-horse roughly 5,000 lbs, and a four-horse …

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Do Horse Trailers Have Brakes? Do They Need Them? 2 Options

My grandson was curious about the little box under my truck’s dash panel. I explained to him it was the electric brake control for our horse trailer. Of course, this prompted him to ask if all horse trailers have brakes. Most modern horse trailers have brakes. In many states, horse trailers with a gross vehicle …

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Horse Trailers: Gooseneck or Bumper Pull Which Is Best for You?

For some horse owners, a horse trailer is as necessary as a saddle, but choosing the right one is challenging. Modern horse trailers offer many options, but the primary consideration is hitch type: gooseneck or bumper pull. The best horse trailer towing style depends on what you want. Bumper pulls are lighter, less expensive, and …

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