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RE: [RC] Brenderup trailers and 4Runner truck - heidi

How much different is the hauling in Europe? I can't imagine hauling the 
mountains/distances  that I haul with a small vehicle and light trailer. 

I can only speak from experiences in Denmark and Germany.  The majority
of riders came to rides with lightweight trailers like Brenderups,
pulled by good-quality cars.  Then they camped in tents.  A few came in
large horse vans.  A part of the difference is terrain--they do not
encounter the sorts of mountains we have in the western USA, for the
most part.  They also do not often encounter the rough back roads that
many of us drive.  And their fuel prices are 3-4x what ours are.  Given
that set of circumstances, one can see why their horse hauling has gone
a somewhat different direction from ours.  I would still be leery of
doing some of the hauling that I do with that sort of a rig.

Additionally, if one must haul multiple horses, the smaller trailers
don't work.  I'm frequently in that situation, but am probably in the
minority--if I were in Europe, I'd need a horse van.



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