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Re: [RC] trailer loading issue, banging hind shins - Dolores Arste

I saw the coolest trailer last weekend. It was an old step up.
It was apparently a home made but it sure was made well.

Anyway, it was one of those trailers that have two doors and
the horses loaded straight with a non removable ridged bar for the

The trailer had angle iron rails under the floor where a ramp slid in.
The ramp had a hole in the frame and the drive had a tool that
looked like a hay hook that slipped into the ramp so she could pull it out.

I loved this. I love my step-up. I find it ever so much easier to load a difficult horse. But, I always thought is would be ever
so much more comfortable for the horse backing out to have a ramp.

If only I could find someone to make one of these for my Jamco.
I'd be in love.

That all said, we made a platform out of 2 x 4's and plywood to put up against the back of the trailer to make the step up less
of a step. That may help this horse who is knocking his shins. It's just enough to make the step easier and you can throw it
in the back of the truck when you're finished.

Now, I'm wondering if I could just add the rails and slide this under the trailer.



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[RC] trailer loading issue, banging hind shins, Tara M Sheppard