What features would you put in your DREAM trailer?
We are considering a new 4-horse Head-to-Head trailer for our Mares & Foals and dressage horses.
Features we like include:
-7.5' height to accommodate the tall horses
-Head-to-Head stalls convert to box stalls for mares & babies
-Back ramp + Side Ramps
-Ramp to tack room
-Hard surface floor in tack room
-Extra padding on sides of stalls
-Hay compartment for transport
-Hay rack on roof
-Plenty of drop down windows
-Fans in horse area and tack room
-Internal Video Cameras
-External Backup Video cam
What other features should be included in a DREAM trailer for mares & foals and dressage horses?
In these trailers with "conversion stalls" for mares & foals, do the dividers come down to the floor & mount fairly tight to the wall or is there a gap that a foal could put a foot through. I've only seen one & it had gaps large enough to worry me. I'm very interested in other peoples views & experiences with this.
If you are designing a trailer as nice as this sounds...I'd go 8' tall!! It really does make a difference for air circulation in hot weather...and no horse has ever hit his head in our trailer. We have big/tall horses and love the open feeling of the extra height! Also - make sure you have at least 24 feet INSIDE of the horse compartment. One Turnbow that we ordered was 22' and boy did the two feet shorter make it hard to load/turn/back the last horses.
Clear Blue, can you post a picture of the bars you had made up? I'm getting ready to order a 2 + 1 that will make into two box stalls and will need something over the ramp if I leave that door open when there is a horse in that section.