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Re: [RC] goggles and open trailers - Bonnie Davis

The trailer I talked about was in the 1960's -- before nuts on freeways!

My Featherlite is enclosed.  The horses ride straight and have windows on
feed doors they can look out.  I don't open the windows -- again, to much
wind in/on horse's eye.

Personally, I don't think I should have to install anything 'extra' on a
trailer to keep my horse safe.  I feel that when I pay good money for a
trailer I shouldn't have to go out and buy flexiglass to enclose the sides
or shaded windows or eye nets for my horses.  To me it speaks of  poor
trailer design for the safety and comfort of the horse.  Slant loads were
invented not for the comfort or safety of the horse but to get more animals
in a trailer so we can haul more horses faster.

The next trailer to come will be a 'head-to-tail' model.
It will be a modified slant but horses won't stand on a slant, they're stand
straight across.  One horse will be loaded head to the left.  The next
loaded head to the right and so.  This way horses are sandwiched in.  More
horses in a smaller area.  And in the 1960's horses used to be hauled in
trucks in this manner and they did quite well.  They were packed in so they
supported each other......

Bonnie Davis


----- Original Message -----
From: "Steve Elliott (EQUINE PERFORMANCE)" <eqperform@xxxxxxx>
To: <ridecamp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Saturday, January 11, 2003 8:06 PM
Subject: [RC] goggles and open trailers


Ok  if you want  your horse to see out the trailer all the new SLV'S and
trick dirt  bikes and fast cars and people doing things in the car , then
install clear Plexiglass or better yet
Tinted  very cheap way to customize your trailer.
 I blocked the back after one time a large diesel Rig big wheeler came
right on my rear of my trailer at a stop with all that heat from the
radiator and noise i thought of my poor horse.
 also there was a time of idiots shooting at horse trailers



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