Trailers Built For The Long Haul

Just like a horse, a sound trailer requires sturdy construction and fluid movement. This enables your trailer to sustain years of use from horses and withstand hazards on the highway. A better-built trailer can endure impact, vibration, and weather
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Glossy paint, swing-out saddle racks, loading lights–a new horse trailer can enchant you with options. But buying a trailer is like buying a horse. Your purchase examination goes beyond the chrome to evaluate individual parts. Just like a horse, a sound trailer requires sturdy construction and fluid movement. This enables your trailer to sustain years of use from horses and withstand hazards on the highway. A better-built trailer can endure impact, vibration, and weather better than its competitors.

When you’re assessing any trailer, look for a vehicle that’s engineered to be roadworthy. Learn how to judge its "stance" at a standstill, and its performance on the road.

Structure Basics

The trailer is a combination of stable structures and moving parts. In the simplest terms, a trailer is a box secured to a chassis

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Award-winning writer Charlene Strickland lives in Bosque Farms, N.M. She has published 8 books and over 600 magazine articles, and is a member of the International Alliance of Equestrian Journalists.

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