Poll

Hauling Horses

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Do you regularly tow a horse trailer yourself?

Yes, I have my own rig and regularly haul my horses.
80%
1270
I'm experience pulling a trailer, but I don't own one and usually rely on rides from friends or a commercial hauler.
7%
110
I've never pulled a trailer myself and take rides with friends or use a commercial hauler.
8%
127
I have no need to haul my horses.
5%
76

Total votes cast: 1583

Comments & Write-in Answers

I usually stay within an hour of home but my daughter & i are out at least once a month trailriding

3/25/2013 7:32:16 PM

Trailer is serviced each year-brakes etc. Also imporatnt in bushfore season to know horses will lao

3/25/2013 6:28:10 PM

Where to find a sturdy, reasonably priced two-horse trailer?

3/25/2013 4:12:09 PM

I run a company that need to move my horses weekly for events

3/25/2013 11:55:26 AM

Have a Yukon and Featherlite bumperpull..love them both. easy to handle and works well for my needs

3/25/2013 5:19:30 AM

local hauling not long distance

3/24/2013 10:10:25 AM

have my own ifor williams 505 trailer to take my horse where ever we need to go

3/23/2013 7:43:13 PM

I have a van and do not tow a trailer. It is much safer!!

3/23/2013 8:41:32 AM

Don't haul much anymore but did regularly in the past

3/23/2013 6:49:32 AM

I show almost every other weekend in the summer. I am only 17 but pull my own three horse trailer.

3/23/2013 12:41:26 AM

I own a trailer i have never used (needs work) but have pulled other's trailers.

3/22/2013 9:43:07 PM

Usually hauling the horses by myself on each trip.

3/22/2013 8:45:11 PM

Wish I could haul but too scared, it's too dangerous.

3/22/2013 8:09:16 PM

love the freedom and you can not rely on others to haul!

3/22/2013 5:27:31 PM

i loved trailering back in the day!!

3/22/2013 2:42:51 PM

Cowgirl/Cattle rancher can drive and haul any trailer with horses, stock or equipment .

3/22/2013 12:15:07 PM

I'm in the process of buying a small 2 h trailer.

3/22/2013 2:14:30 AM

Have recently sold trailer as my horses are aged and have retired on the farm.

3/22/2013 1:01:10 AM

I NEED A NEW( TOME) TRUCK) OR I WONT BE TOWING ANYTHING

3/22/2013 12:50:31 AM

8 horse truck with living

3/22/2013 12:33:09 AM

F-250 and 16' Adam bumper-pull

3/21/2013 10:56:41 PM

Couldn't live without a truck & trailer of my own!

3/21/2013 9:07:31 PM

I have 100 miles of equestrian trails out the back gate. Some of the best in the world

3/21/2013 6:33:27 PM

I house my horses on my property but have to haul out to ride. I haul out at least four days a week

3/21/2013 5:51:15 PM

I haul infrequently - don't have a need to take my horses off the ranch.

3/21/2013 5:13:34 PM

Haul mostly to trail rides, not shows.

3/21/2013 4:44:23 PM

in between trailers at the moment

3/21/2013 4:31:25 PM

I haul in the summer to day rides or camping wkends

3/21/2013 4:25:38 PM

it is always a challenge when driving through a town

3/21/2013 1:26:02 PM

I have towed two horses for over 40 yrs and would be lost without a towing vehicle and horse trailer

3/21/2013 8:56:22 AM

Having my own rig is so much easier than having to coordinate with someone else to haul.

3/21/2013 7:31:55 AM

I have a 2 horse bumper pull and use it 1-2 times per week for local travel.

3/21/2013 5:47:18 AM

Why this survey? Seems rather pointless.

3/21/2013 12:02:21 AM

When my horse is in work I usually use my trailer about once a week.

3/20/2013 11:29:40 PM

I sporadically haul our horses, and my experience and confidence level are not as high as I'd like.

3/20/2013 11:23:46 PM

Looking to buy my first trailer soon!

3/20/2013 10:43:51 PM

It is truly amazing that my horses like to travel with me!

3/20/2013 10:18:26 PM

I only haul a few times a year.

3/20/2013 9:57:59 PM

Have a three-horse slant load. Love it.

3/20/2013 9:17:45 PM

If you own a horse you should own a trailer, and be ready to haul at a moments notice!

3/20/2013 8:41:37 PM

and do all my own mantainance as well

3/20/2013 6:41:52 PM

I love my Jamco 2 horse with dressing room gooseneck.

3/20/2013 6:11:09 PM

make sure all my horse know how to load as well. Important for vet, emergencies, shows etc

3/20/2013 5:43:53 PM

Yes, I haul, and have a trailer, but I rarely haul. This answer was not an option you gave.

3/20/2013 5:36:54 PM

Wish I had a trailer and knew how to use it!

3/20/2013 5:00:30 PM

wouldn't rely on anyone else

3/20/2013 4:38:48 PM

My gelding even has his own personalized license plate on the horse trailer!

3/20/2013 12:47:14 PM

Do not tow much in the winter, haul out for lessons

3/20/2013 11:44:02 AM

We have two rigs, one large one with tack and a small 4-horse Miniature horse for local runs.

3/20/2013 7:50:44 AM

We also taught our kids to haul, daughter now has her own rig (and a nicer truck!)

3/20/2013 12:36:14 AM

I rarely need to take my horses anywhere.

3/20/2013 12:07:21 AM

I borrow a trailer & pull it myself

3/19/2013 8:57:51 PM

2 horse-just for pleasure

3/19/2013 8:25:20 PM

We haul our 4 horses out to ride at least 2 to 3 times per week.

3/19/2013 8:18:49 PM

I miss hauling my horses myself. But I have become very knowledgeable about trailers I don't like.

3/19/2013 8:14:39 PM

Yes, haul my own, but not frequently

3/19/2013 6:39:12 PM

I enjoy the freedom of having my own rig.

3/19/2013 6:28:11 PM

My husband and I own the rig, but he does the hauling. I am not comfortable backing a trailer.

3/19/2013 6:17:53 PM

Haul 2-horse, 4 horse/stock & 4 horse gooseneck

3/19/2013 5:53:40 PM

In 20+ years of doing my own hauling, my husband has never done the driving!

3/19/2013 5:44:13 PM

I have my own rig but don't haul very often.

3/19/2013 5:44:09 PM

Hauling less and less, around here drivers are getting too dangerous

3/19/2013 5:31:28 PM

Regularly approx 3-4 times a week locally and to endurance rides

3/19/2013 5:26:56 PM

My husband and I work as a team. He is very particular about the mechanical stuff., tires, etc.

3/19/2013 5:07:55 PM

My husband drives our rig, I'm too chicken, really need to learn though

3/19/2013 5:01:34 PM

Mostly to transport horses to the beach once a month journey time twenty minutes each way

3/19/2013 4:59:40 PM

weekly

3/19/2013 4:58:02 PM

sold my trailer so now have to have them hauled w/my friends

3/19/2013 4:53:13 PM

i haul my horses to various pastures to graze on other peoples land. saves on feed, happy horses.

3/19/2013 4:44:35 PM

A lot of long and short hauls with 2 different rigs

3/19/2013 4:40:56 PM

2 horse bumper I back it too. I do it all.

3/19/2013 4:13:13 PM

EVERY horse owner SHOULD know how to safely hook and operate a rig!

3/19/2013 2:35:49 PM

I have a trailer but only travel for lessons. Not a lot of showing.

3/19/2013 2:15:11 PM

I don't haul more than 3 - 5 times a year.

3/19/2013 12:08:26 PM

Used to have trailer for my show horse - she is now retired and I sold my trailer as barn has one

2/19/2013 2:54:40 AM