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[RC] Trailer Reverse Slant load - Roger Rittenhouse

Over the years I have noted horses with FR and LR un-evenness or lameness from long trips in the slant load trailers.
I read a few studies reported in assorted mags. Most did indicate horses traveled better in a straight load. Reverse straight load was better.

I had a BP 8ft wide trailer. It did not have mangers. I was able to load both horses in REVERSE SL. They appeared to do better.
I ran a few test runs. I loaded one horse free in the trailer with the center divider pulled back and tied. He always turned around and stood to the rear. I have an in-trailer camera.

My current SL GN is 8 ft wide no mangers. I load them both reverse. I had to make a rear stall guard to insure the rear horse would not get out. I rigged up a mesh stall guard.

I did have to make a horse head guard on the 'back' section of the center divider to keep them from reaching over the partition.
I hang hay bags and water buckets in each stall.

I do not care for the ramps.

The rubber mounted torsion axles do give a better ride then the springs.

I would like an air ride, but they are costly.

I took a few pictures of the setup

See the last 3 pictures.
Roger R

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