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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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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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10 Best Bumper-Pull Horse Trailers on the Market Right Now

When your goal is to transport one or two horses from point A to point B efficiently, a bumper-pull trailer likely the best choice for you. In fact, many horse owners find that smaller trailers have significant advantages over larger gooseneck models on the market. A bumper-pull is much easier to tow, costs significantly less, …

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How Tall is a Horse Trailer? Heights of Popular Models

Horse trailers vary in size, based on horse capacity and towing style. Horse trailers are different weights, lengths, and widths. But one area of concern for most prospective buyers is how tall is the horse trailer. Most horse trailers range from 7′ to 7’6″ in height, an a/c unit it will add 12″ to its …

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Best Weight Distributing Hitches for Horse Trailers

Towing safety is paramount when pulling a horse trailer. For many horse owners with a bumper pull horse trailer, a weight distribution system may be essential to ensure your tow vehicle can properly handle your trailer’s load. Here are our picks for the best weight distribution hitches: Andersen ‘No-Sway’ WDH –Best overall (read our review below) …

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5 Essentials for Horse Trailers: Safety, First Aid, & Tools

If you’ve just bought a new horse trailer, then this article is for you.  From our years of hauling horses, we put together a comprehensive list of necessities and “must-haves” for horse trailers. When traveling with your horse you should always have an emergency roadside kit, tire changing tools, water, and first aid kits for you …

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