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Re: [RC] trailer ramps - Sarah W

I have to agree with the going opinion.  Forget the
ramp and just teach the horse to make the bigger step.
I have an older Circle J with a ramp.  It has held up
throughout the years without warping, but the springs
have gotten rusty and the mat has to always be
re-screwed down. 

I have found, though, that it is MUCH harder to train
a horse to go up a ramp than step up.  It seems to not
be a natural way for a horse to walk, and every horse
that I've hauled has been very suspicious of the ramp
the first few times out.  I, too, have also had
problems with parking it so that the ramp is even.  I
have also seen horses act up and put their feet under
the ramp causing cuts on their legs, or stepping on
the mechanism and causing hoof injuries.  I wouldn't
buy another ramp trailer again.


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[RC] trailer ramps, Debra Ager