Horse trailers are heavy duty attachment parts that are used to haul and transport horses. Price should be the last factor to consider while buying a horse trailer. Here are some essential must-haves that can make buying a horse trailer less tricky.
Size is the main aspect that you need to consider before choosing or buying a horse trailer. The size of trailer that you look for should depend on how many horses you will be hauling on it. Measure the height of your tallest horse. Also keep in mind that horses can never stay still and they can raise their head to their maximum ability. Choose a trailer that has this height to avoid horse bumping his head on the roof. Make sure that the length, breadth and width provide enough room for comfortable movement of your horse/s.
Trailers are generally made of steel, aluminium, wood, fiberglass, other metals or a combination of any of these materials. All of them have their own features and benefits. However, aluminium should be avoided for various reasons. Because aluminium is a metal and also a good conductor of heat, it attracts and absorbs larger levels of heat. Aluminium roofs and flooring heat up and create a sauna room situation. In a hot, sunny day or breezy day, it can get hot and humid inside the trailer, and this creates an extremely uncomfortable condition for the horse/s. Apart from this, the material should be strong enough to withstand strong kicks and bumps of horses. Look for a trailer with double layered walls or insulation.
A comfortable horse is more likely to be safe. Ensure that all the parts of the trailer have a smooth finish and there are no sharp edges or poky projections that can hurt them. The door frames should also have smoothly-finished edges and should not be too low for horses to load and unload easily. The ramps, floor of the horse trailer, and all the handles should be strong and non-slippery.
Proper ventilation in horse trailer maintains air quality and also regulates the temperature inside. The temperature inside rises a lot more than that outside when ttrailer is stuck somewhere. Horses start getting restless because of this. Look for a trailer that has many windows and ventilators that can be opened whenever needed. These ventilators should have smooth and easy-to-access handles and latching systems. DO NOT choose a trailer that has compact dividers if you have more than one horse as it can make them feel suffocated and alone.
After making sure that your horse trailer has all of these, you can consider some add-on features like storages and living quarters, CCTV cameras, fans, etc. Examine and check functionality and durability of all the other parts before buying a horse trailer from heavy duty dealer in Edmonton.
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