Horse trailers range in size from a small trailer that can be pulled by a truck or SUV to large semi-trailers that can haul many animals. Unlike simple animal trailers meant to carry cattle, horse trailers are usually more elaborate since horses tend to be hauled for the purpose of competition or work.
They will often have adjustable vents and windows to help control the temperature of the cab for the comfort of the horses. Also, the trailers may have a suspension system to provide a smooth ride and reduce the stress on the animals. An unpleasant experience in transport can lead to difficulties getting the horse into a trailer the next time.
Some tips on hauling horse trailers:
• Practice driving the trailer before loading the horse.
• To help balance the load, if you are only hauling one horse, place him on the driver’s side.
• Try to have a buddy when hauling a horse.