A Brief Guide to Choosing the Right Horse Trailer

A horse trailer is a perfect solution for equestrians who like to spend long weekends with their horses. When purchasing a horse trailer, in addition to considering the purpose of the trailer, it is important to factor in its right size, configuration, design, and of course the tow vehicle. As purchasing a brand new trailer can cost you a fortune, it makes sense to go for a salvage horse trailer, which you can find easily in any horse trailer auction online. Continuing on the subject, the post brings you a list of types of horse trailers available on the market, knowing of which can help you choose the right trailer. Take a look.

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Bumper Pull Horse Trailers
Bumper pull horse trailers also called ‘tag-along’ horse trailers are ideal for people who generally haul one or two horses. The trailer is connected to a hitch welded on the rear bumper of the tow vehicle. When attaching the trailer ensure that the hitch is sturdy enough to pull the load of the trailer when fully loaded.

Gooseneck Horse Trailers
Gooseneck horse trailers is perfect for transporting three or more horses, or travelling with lots of tack, or making frequent trips. The trailer comprises a main trailer body along with an overhang that connects the trailer body to the hauling truck. Gooseneck horse trailers are not only more stable than bumper trailers, but are also safe and easy to maneuver.

Living Quarter Horse Trailer
If you travel long distances or stay for shows or events, a living quarter horse trailer is the right option for you. The trailer includes a room for horses and essentials in the rear and travel trailer amenities in the forefront such as bed, kitchen, and a bathroom. Living quarter horse trailer can be the most expensive horse trailer if you are planning to purchase a brand new one, but you can get it at a bargain if purchased from a horse trailer auction online.

Slant Load or Straight Load Trailer
When purchasing a trailer it is important to understand the type of loading supported by the particular trailer. Horse trailers are generally configured into slant or straight load trailers. In a straight load trailer, horses walk straight into the trailer from the rear gate and stand side-by-side during the transit. Straight load trailers are ideal for hauling one or to horses, which are commonly configured in bumper towed horse trailers. Whereas, slant load horse trailers are larger than straight load trailers and ideal for transporting two or more horses. In slant horse trailers horses stand side-by-side in diagonal stalls.

Wrap Up
No matter what trailer you choose, purchasing a used model is sure to save you extra buck in your pocket. If you are looking for a used horse trailer within your budget, look no further then AutoBidMaster. We carry a wide selection of horse trailers, all available at economical prices. Simply register to start bidding. If you have any questions, feel free to reach us at +1 (503) 298-4300, Monday – Friday, 6am – 4pm (GMT-8:00).



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