the way in horse trailer safety"
and created by Tom and Neva Scheve
Safe 3 Horse Trailer
three horses as opposed to two, jumps you into a whole new level of hauling. Besides
bringing live (shifting) weight and the unpredictability of another horse into
your trailer, you're adding a third more horse and trailer weight. These factors
are going to increase the odds of having an unwanted incident. To offset those
odds, choosing the right truck and trailer are vital.
now, the safety-hindered three horse slant load trailer has been one of the only
choices available. If you have had experience using a slant load, you probably
already know that
horses don't fit in the stalls - horses over 15.3 hands become severely cramped
in most slant stalls, which are usually only 36 to 41 inches wide. You've probably
noticed that their butts and heads are right up against the side walls. Horses
need to stretch their necks, and cough out unwanted hay and dust from their respiratory
system to prevent such sickness as shipping fever.
access to each horse -trying to get to the front, or middle horse (especially
if there's a problem) is not possible without unloading the rear horse(s). This
can be extremely hazardous, especially if you are on a major road, or are alone.
struggle to balance - as you continually stop and start, horses have to brace
themselves using their front forward leg and their rear hind leg. With horses
to the right and left of them, it would be a major incident if one were to fall
alternative (until now) - has been to "move up" to a 4-horse centerload
- an easy to use, wonderfully safe trailer. But the extra weight and length (35')
makes it a real inconvenience if you're only hauling two to three horses.
EquiSpirit SafeLoad 3 has not only solved all the safety issues that are
inherent in the three horse slant load trailers, but has also solved the size/weight
problem - at only 21 feet in the box, it's only 4 feet longer behind a tow vehicle
than our 2H dressing room tag-along.
Problem Solving Features
two rear stalls are over ten feet long as opposed to the actual 8' stall length
in slant stall trailers (don't be fooled by diagonal measurements as being stall
length). Our three horse SafeLoad's rear stalls will easily and safely accommodate
horses over 18 hands. The size of these rear stalls allows each horse to balance
and eat comfortably, and creates a non-claustrophobic environment whereas horses
have the room to stretch their necks and cough out any unwanted hay or dust that
might get lodged in their respiratory system.
SafeLoad's third (diagonal) stall is wide enough (51") to allow a horse to
stand more front-to-back, providing a non-claustrophobic space for a horse reaching
up to our strict requirements as to what a safe trailer should be, the EquiSpirit
SafeLoad 3 provides safe and easy loading with an entrance and exit route for
each individual horse. The two in the rear can enter and back out individually.
The one in the front can walk out the easy to lift side unload ramp. In addition,
the horses in the rear stalls can walk out the front side unload ramp if needed.
starting and stopping is both prevalent and unavoidable on today's roads, horses
need to have the room and position to balance without getting stressed. The rear
horses can use both front and rear legs for bracing and the front horse has its
own separate space in the extra wide diagonal stall, or in the optional converted
box stall. (See Options Page)
With Safety Features
you review our specs, notice the many additional standard safety features inherent
in this trailer - features such as: a total of six turn signal break lights, interior
swivel ties that lay flat when not in use, completely padded and rubber-lined
stall areas, an escape door and 30" entrance door for easy access to the
horses, outside load lights over rear and side ramps, running boards for easy
people step in, three double interior lights in horse area and two in dressing
area. See specs for all the rest of our standard
about the Benefits of the EquiSpirit 3 Horse Trailer
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