Poll

A New Ride

Will you purchase a new horse trailer in the next year?

Yes, within 6 months
5%
60
Yes, within 12 months
11%
118
No
71%
771
Unsure
13%
143

Total votes cast: 1092

Comments & Write-in Answers

safety ratings

9/22/2008 10:49:40 PM

stock style, wooden floor, bumper pull

9/22/2008 8:25:11 PM

two horse slant-bumperpull tack area w/dressing area

9/22/2008 6:14:33 PM

SAFETY

9/22/2008 5:47:58 PM

4 horse gooseneck small living space

9/22/2008 4:56:24 PM

with the economy who can afford to go anywhere anyway?

9/22/2008 2:30:04 PM

safety

9/22/2008 2:06:23 PM

ramp I can manage w/o help

9/22/2008 1:50:57 PM

safe and affordable

9/22/2008 12:46:25 PM

safety

9/22/2008 12:20:02 PM

The economy is too bad.

9/22/2008 11:10:10 AM

already have 2 - 2h bp, 3h gn, liv qtrs

9/22/2008 11:04:06 AM

Horse comfort and room for all my driving equipment. Bought one 6/08

9/22/2008 10:20:52 AM

tackroom

9/22/2008 9:52:53 AM

Openess and wideness

9/22/2008 8:45:45 AM

Flooring, durability and lightweight

9/22/2008 6:28:52 AM

It must be a slant load, with tack and dressing room in the nose of the trailer. Hydraulic jacks.

9/22/2008 2:01:03 AM

4 horse, slide out LQ, mid tack, escape door, 8ft wide 7.5 tall, 6.0 refrig/freezer

9/21/2008 11:35:40 PM

can tow with my van, easy to handle single-handedly and safe.

9/21/2008 11:18:41 PM

just did!!!

9/21/2008 9:49:43 PM

3 horse slant front tack and dressing also escape door would like aluminum made bumper pull

9/21/2008 9:31:46 PM

warmblood size with ramp and bumper gooseneck

9/21/2008 6:53:36 PM

slant load and ramp

9/21/2008 4:25:49 PM

stud wall

9/21/2008 3:15:27 PM

4 horse maybe bumper pull

9/21/2008 2:24:07 PM

Size: big enough for large warmbloods; safety features; price; must by straight load gooseneck

9/21/2008 7:36:27 AM

safety

9/21/2008 4:30:27 AM

Taller than 7 feet

9/20/2008 10:43:34 PM

3H Alum GN

9/20/2008 8:47:44 PM

able to hold 2 hourses...not overly expensive

9/20/2008 12:25:38 PM

safety!!

9/20/2008 12:23:15 PM

at least a two horse

9/20/2008 11:48:56 AM

bills

9/20/2008 11:42:31 AM

Already own two, both in good condition.

9/20/2008 10:34:04 AM

safety

9/20/2008 5:05:57 AM

living quarters

9/19/2008 10:37:36 PM

Just bought a new 2horse bumper pull in April 2007.

9/19/2008 9:30:07 PM

safety

9/19/2008 7:06:31 PM

4 horse, slant load, bumper pull

9/19/2008 6:12:16 PM

living area

9/19/2008 5:36:45 PM

Safety, no manger, walk-through escape path

9/19/2008 5:20:17 PM

We just bought a new trailer.

9/19/2008 4:50:21 PM

Just purchased an '07 Featherlite to share with our neighbors after some crash related repairs

9/19/2008 3:08:57 PM

straight load

9/19/2008 1:19:28 PM

quite happy with my 10 year old trailer - looks like brand new anyway

9/19/2008 1:10:55 PM

My 15 year old Kingston is like brand new!

9/19/2008 12:36:18 PM

Lightweight,something I can haul with my jeep

9/19/2008 10:47:16 AM

small and cheap for mini horse

9/19/2008 8:43:30 AM

living quarters(good quality trailer),large refrig.,mangers for storage,wall thru door to horses

9/18/2008 11:29:38 PM

escape door,good ventilation,LQ with bathroom!

9/18/2008 11:05:13 PM

4 horse head to head that breaks down into 3 box stalls

9/18/2008 11:01:52 PM

Heighth and Width, I want this one to be roomy enough!

9/18/2008 10:11:30 PM

4h h to h

9/18/2008 8:49:00 PM

light weight

9/18/2008 8:02:31 PM

If I come across a good price on a gooseneck

9/18/2008 6:32:44 PM

safety for horse and human and user friendly

9/18/2008 6:31:25 PM

I LOVE my Kingston, and am keeping it as long as possible (16 yrs and counting!)

9/18/2008 5:40:56 PM

Safety, Space, Etc.

9/18/2008 5:40:48 PM

rear and side load, poured rubber floor, excellent manufacturing materials;done lots of research

9/18/2008 5:32:27 PM

large tack area, adequate ventilation for horse area

9/18/2008 5:30:17 PM

SAFETY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

9/18/2008 5:30:09 PM

lightweight,easy to tow

9/18/2008 5:03:11 PM

slant load, tack room

9/18/2008 3:36:01 PM

Purchased new last year-Cimarron 3H w/LQ. Love it!

9/18/2008 3:28:10 PM

I just bought one - a Brenderup

9/18/2008 2:51:35 PM

would love to, but mine is just fine now:)

9/18/2008 2:46:44 PM

enough room for large horse, good ventilation, and a big enough tack room for all the stuff I have t

9/18/2008 2:44:36 PM

safety size

9/18/2008 2:40:45 PM

size (needs to be large enough for my drafts) and safety

9/18/2008 2:38:47 PM

Too broke because of gas prices!

9/18/2008 2:15:10 PM

Just purchased a new Cimarron

9/18/2008 2:11:22 PM

depends on the economy

9/18/2008 1:24:29 PM

Ha! I just bought a horse trailer in Feburary of this year.

9/18/2008 11:58:23 AM

Want to purchase used trailer

9/18/2008 11:48:57 AM

slant load,ramp,tall & wide enough for large horses, padding & mats,lights inside & out

9/18/2008 11:30:39 AM

Heigth Saftey Weight affordability

9/18/2008 10:41:16 AM

large. 3 horse

9/18/2008 10:23:50 AM

must be a kieffer, bunk beds in living quarters, mangers in horse, extra storage,

9/18/2008 7:47:18 AM

living quarters, weight, affordability

9/18/2008 7:44:16 AM

kitchen, swing out tack box and feed conpartments

9/18/2008 5:21:05 AM

Shopping for one right now!

9/18/2008 1:04:36 AM

Price, 3 horse slant gooseneck

9/18/2008 12:45:26 AM

5th wheel, cheap, living qtrs

9/18/2008 12:17:11 AM

not a new one but I would like a good quality older one

9/18/2008 12:00:48 AM

I have a new Feather Lite

9/17/2008 11:56:31 PM

economic

9/17/2008 10:06:15 PM

extra tall, wide, tagalong,drop down loading ramp, roof vent, windows, electric brakes, spare tire,

9/17/2008 9:54:21 PM

Tall enough for thoroughbred

9/17/2008 9:42:08 PM

current trailer is onlu 5 years old and should last another 20

9/17/2008 9:23:12 PM

ramp

9/17/2008 9:06:20 PM

Still making payments on the one I have now!!!

9/17/2008 8:56:06 PM

structural integrity, straight load, economical

9/17/2008 8:51:18 PM

room for horse

9/17/2008 8:50:48 PM

i own a perfectly good, very nice, trailer, purchased new in 2002.

9/17/2008 8:40:43 PM

have one, with cost of hay and fuel cannot afford a better one, will have to make do

9/17/2008 7:02:02 PM

brenderup

9/17/2008 6:58:19 PM

front offload

9/17/2008 6:15:55 PM

Ease in pulling without a special vehicle.

9/17/2008 5:49:08 PM

total weight, roominess for horse, ease of loading

9/17/2008 5:18:24 PM

at least Ireally hope to!

9/17/2008 4:58:34 PM

I have recently purchased a vehicle specifically capable of pulling a trailor. So I am hoping to bel

9/17/2008 3:33:16 PM

realistic prices for lq gn trailers

9/17/2008 3:08:29 PM

used 3-horse gn. fridge,heat,screen door

9/17/2008 2:38:45 PM

My current trailer (Hawk) is in great shape and is PAID for.

9/17/2008 2:19:41 PM

I have a 2-horse slant gooseneck; want a gn stock next time.

9/17/2008 2:11:20 PM

A better question might be, will you give to relief efforts in TX?

9/17/2008 1:47:18 PM

Quality, light weight, good ride, cost

9/17/2008 1:36:59 PM

the overhead height and padding in a trailer

9/17/2008 1:30:57 PM

the 2003 3 horse is new enough for me

9/17/2008 12:27:33 PM

would like a new one but who knows...

9/17/2008 12:02:50 PM

space for horses,safety features,loading height,construction/durability,manufacturer

9/17/2008 11:59:19 AM

Stock type for the box stall

9/17/2008 11:48:26 AM

Our five year old trailer does the job fine!

9/17/2008 10:55:08 AM

Sealed tack room and drop down windows. '94 Trails west, well used, still good.

9/17/2008 10:48:13 AM

Two horse straight load walk out with ramp on the side. Also w/dressing room

9/17/2008 10:30:31 AM

3 critical areas vibration, ventilation & tow/ride stability.

9/17/2008 10:09:24 AM

Not purchasing within this year, but would want roomy, airy and sturdy trailer with tack space.

9/17/2008 10:06:56 AM

mine is only 5 years old

9/17/2008 9:56:50 AM

combo stock

9/17/2008 9:33:17 AM

I bought a new Featherlite combo trailer a couple of years ago and I love it!!

9/17/2008 9:19:49 AM

already purchased one within the last six months

9/17/2008 9:16:52 AM

Need sufficient ht & depth for my warmblood. Sm dressing room and a SAFE trailer would fit the bill.

9/17/2008 9:04:16 AM

Already bought one in 07

9/17/2008 8:14:40 AM

Can't afford to

9/17/2008 7:33:11 AM

Price, value on trade in

9/17/2008 7:25:50 AM

side load, vents, windows, and anything that will protect from the heat

9/17/2008 1:35:29 AM

I hope so

9/17/2008 1:18:40 AM

Ability to haul reversed, removable divider, lightweight but safe.

9/17/2008 12:36:16 AM

Can't afford anything new at this time.

9/16/2008 11:39:48 PM

stable ride for horses

9/16/2008 11:37:24 PM

already have a trailer, so i don't need another right now..

9/16/2008 11:22:52 PM

Head to Head

9/16/2008 11:21:26 PM

LQ w/ full sized fridg and roomy cabin with lots of storage and be 3 horse.

9/16/2008 11:17:08 PM

comfort

9/16/2008 10:56:12 PM

quality and saftey

9/16/2008 10:55:40 PM

SAFETY 1ST..OURS IS GOOD

9/16/2008 10:52:41 PM

I bought one last year, and it's a keeper

9/16/2008 10:42:07 PM

Who can afford anything new when the old still is safe?

9/16/2008 10:28:35 PM

tack room, drop down windows

9/16/2008 10:25:04 PM

I am shopping for used trailer as I cannot afford a new one.

9/16/2008 10:23:30 PM

pulled groin muscle

9/16/2008 10:06:27 PM

Roomy, big, and safe. Not sure if I want a two or three horse. If a three horse, I need a goose neck

9/16/2008 9:55:34 PM

just purchased one in the last month

9/16/2008 9:55:23 PM

don't have the money

9/16/2008 9:47:47 PM

Just bought one 3 years ago!

9/16/2008 9:45:21 PM

living quarters

9/16/2008 9:43:46 PM

Size, safety, living qtrs

9/16/2008 9:40:11 PM

Price (inexpensive), safety, can my truck pull it and will my horse get on it.

9/16/2008 9:29:50 PM

bought one last year......still paying for it though Hahaha

9/16/2008 9:17:18 PM

that the wheels go round, floor is sturdy, tailgate stays up, door stays closed & all lights work.

9/16/2008 9:08:00 PM

just bought one this year

9/16/2008 9:01:14 PM

Height, well built, front dressing room

9/16/2008 8:53:25 PM

tall, wide just need a roomier one.

9/16/2008 8:53:25 PM

My trainer transports my horse.

9/16/2008 8:42:58 PM

Safety, ventilation, ease of use

9/16/2008 8:35:57 PM

Lots of room for my horses and a tack room!!

9/16/2008 8:31:42 PM

safety for horse n owner

9/16/2008 7:59:14 PM

just bought one in March

9/16/2008 7:49:34 PM

I did in Feb. 2008

9/16/2008 7:44:22 PM

ventilation, stepup, straightload, fiberglass roof

9/16/2008 7:43:14 PM

aluminum, ramp, drop down feed hatches

9/16/2008 7:43:10 PM

My 3 horse Featherlite is 10yrs old and terrific shape

9/16/2008 7:41:54 PM

Bought a fantastic 4Star custom 2-horse w/small LQ last year and LOVE it!

9/16/2008 7:24:26 PM

Wish I could afford a new straight-haul w/sleeping quarters!! Not with gas$$. ;o(

9/16/2008 7:23:51 PM

it holds a horse lol

9/16/2008 7:23:03 PM

I purchased one almost 3 years ago and its still in great shape Double D

9/16/2008 7:19:48 PM

would like to, but can`t afford a new one

9/16/2008 7:19:43 PM

We bought a Sundowner 6 horses head-to-head 3 years ago - awesome!

9/16/2008 6:59:14 PM

ease in use for me and horses

9/16/2008 6:54:23 PM

Horse safety, durability, ease of use.

9/16/2008 6:43:49 PM

I don`t trailer often,maybe 2x a year. It`s there mostly for vet visits and emergencies .

9/16/2008 6:43:49 PM

mines still new enough!

9/16/2008 6:37:51 PM

it will be used, not new. good room for warmbloods. Ability to re-configure for mare/foal,

9/16/2008 6:37:50 PM

5 horse, seperate tack room, goose neck,

9/16/2008 6:28:21 PM

Good ventilation.Quality construction.Light colored interior.

9/16/2008 6:27:00 PM

air suspension/hvac in horse compartment, waterers, towability, weekend living quarters

9/16/2008 6:17:59 PM

bought new one dec 22nd of 07

9/16/2008 6:02:18 PM

Bought a 53 ft one this year. Will be a while before we replace this one

9/16/2008 5:42:38 PM

need a cow trailer first

9/16/2008 5:42:29 PM

4-horse slant

9/16/2008 5:36:09 PM

Living quarter, shower and toilet!

9/16/2008 5:35:20 PM

With the economy heading down i can't justify additional equip

9/16/2008 5:30:15 PM

Extra-tall for my Clydes, non-skid floor, gooseneck, trade-in acceptance & no hassle financing!

9/16/2008 5:25:49 PM

aluminum,roomy,swing out saddle rack, v nose,light weight

9/16/2008 5:25:32 PM

I just bought a trailer two months ago

9/16/2008 5:24:14 PM

CAn't afford to.

9/16/2008 5:21:32 PM

Thinking about it.

9/16/2008 5:20:33 PM

One week ago today we bought a Logan Coach, Edge Warmblood Edition for our drafts (straight load).

9/16/2008 5:19:19 PM

height width weight price

9/16/2008 5:17:02 PM

gooseneck, slant ride, 3- or 4-horse

9/16/2008 5:11:54 PM

size, cost, condition

9/16/2008 5:00:40 PM

No, bought a new one last year

9/16/2008 4:53:44 PM

Just bought one! YEA

9/16/2008 4:52:15 PM

living quarters, tak space, roomy for horses, aluminum

9/16/2008 4:39:56 PM

We bought one in2007

9/16/2008 4:38:19 PM

Overall quality

9/16/2008 4:37:19 PM

Due to ecomomics purchased a used horse trailer from a friend.

9/16/2008 4:35:56 PM

just purchased; used aluminum 4-horse slant, but haul loose without dividers when possible

9/16/2008 4:34:56 PM

If I do buy a trailer, it will have to be second hand since I will never be able toafford a new one.

9/16/2008 4:29:55 PM

no, unless I win a million bucks and have money to burn. :))

9/16/2008 4:21:04 PM

sleeping area and room to relax

9/16/2008 4:16:20 PM

economy too unstable for that kind of purchase. Have to use old one a while longer.

9/16/2008 4:15:33 PM

safety

9/16/2008 4:15:17 PM

Bumper pull, step up, slant load, dressing room

9/16/2008 4:12:24 PM

have 2 already

9/16/2008 4:11:53 PM

all the safety features.

9/16/2008 4:09:57 PM

JUST BOUGHT NEW ONE IN AUGUST!

9/16/2008 4:08:09 PM

Just purchased one last May. Safety and comfort for my horse. Purchased a Trail-et straightload.

9/16/2008 4:07:08 PM

living quarters

9/16/2008 4:02:43 PM

weight

9/16/2008 3:59:22 PM

aluminum, height and width

9/16/2008 3:54:52 PM

Planning on buying a second hand one - new trailers are too expensive

9/16/2008 3:50:12 PM

4 horse aluminum gooseneck large stalls ramp load full width opening in back escape doors no mangers

9/16/2008 3:46:24 PM

Height, width, straight load, dressing room

9/16/2008 3:37:17 PM

Just bought one last fall

9/16/2008 3:35:14 PM

Because we really like the one we have. Not to large, but user friendly. we have a 3 horse, week end

9/16/2008 3:34:55 PM

2 or 3 horse bumper pull, really want a big tack/changing room!

9/16/2008 3:31:56 PM

Durable padding of dividers in horse area.

9/16/2008 3:23:21 PM

ease of loading, airy, large stall area, stable towing

9/16/2008 3:23:09 PM

front unload, lightweight

9/16/2008 3:21:05 PM

I just bought one!!!

9/16/2008 3:20:07 PM

Room for all three of my girls!

9/16/2008 3:18:33 PM

Who needs a new trailer when you can't afford gas to pull it!!

9/16/2008 3:17:29 PM

lightweight

9/16/2008 3:16:29 PM

THen I'd have to buy another truck that gets no gas mileage

9/16/2008 3:15:05 PM

just bought one this year in the spring

9/16/2008 3:13:53 PM

Brenderup horse trailer so that I can pull it with my car to save gas. It is also comfortable for th

9/16/2008 3:13:45 PM

Safety, Air Flow

9/16/2008 3:07:25 PM

8 foot wide living quarters, 3-horse, Sundowner

9/16/2008 3:03:47 PM

doing good to feed my horses with feed prices the way they are.

9/16/2008 3:03:35 PM

no. bought my brand new Custom-Fab in 2004 best trailer I've ever had!

9/16/2008 3:01:42 PM

Have Hawk trailer. Last one I will ever need!

9/16/2008 3:01:34 PM

affordability, ramp, drop down windows extra wide and high

9/16/2008 3:01:05 PM

Got a Kingston in '95, still like new, used 50x/year.

9/16/2008 2:59:14 PM

4 horse AL / GN with weekend package

9/16/2008 2:58:54 PM

light weight , white, tall, durability .. Brenderup ! hopefully

9/16/2008 2:58:50 PM

may be downsizing!

9/16/2008 2:58:45 PM

have a 3 horse slant w/ living quarters and a 2 horse. don't need any more!

9/16/2008 2:57:37 PM

I want a slant load!

9/16/2008 2:55:39 PM

I have a forever trailer now

9/16/2008 2:54:01 PM

lightweight, safe, roomy - Brenderup would be best for me

9/16/2008 2:53:45 PM

Will ReDo & Make do with what I have now.

9/16/2008 2:53:23 PM

top of my wish list to go from two to four/sleeping

9/16/2008 2:52:47 PM

As soon as I sell my old one

9/16/2008 2:52:19 PM

I'm keeping my paid for older trailer till it falls apart. That's not anytime soon.

9/16/2008 2:52:12 PM

safety of horses, large enough stalls both in width and height, living quarters with kitchen & bath

9/16/2008 2:51:58 PM

Purchased one this past year

9/16/2008 2:51:51 PM

The ability to pay for it and maintain it.

9/16/2008 2:50:34 PM

at least 4 horse, with room for a Shire. Probably LQ

9/16/2008 2:48:02 PM

We want the trailer to be BIG enough - we have Shires.

9/16/2008 2:46:16 PM

Have a great 2horse x-tall,x-wide 1982 Jackson

9/16/2008 2:44:25 PM

height, width & safety factors

9/16/2008 2:43:51 PM

would love too but the cost has increased too much

9/16/2008 2:35:30 PM

safety is primary

9/16/2008 2:32:14 PM

living quarters

9/16/2008 2:31:25 PM

Probably not a brand new one

9/16/2008 2:31:05 PM

If I purchase anything that major, we are all moving in to it, people AND horses!

9/16/2008 2:31:04 PM

Tall (I have big Thoroughbreds). Safe. Good ventilation.

9/16/2008 2:27:48 PM

Just bought one a year ago; Trailet New Yorker Eventor; absolutely the best for Warmbloods/Drafts!

9/16/2008 2:27:08 PM

I bought my trailer new only 2 years ago & it still fulfills my needs

9/16/2008 2:23:07 PM

No, I'm planning to sell one.

9/16/2008 2:23:03 PM

Say goodbye to my old 1977 2 horseBP!

9/16/2008 1:32:18 PM

bogg spasm

9/16/2008 12:53:59 PM

traded in my 9 year old for a new one last year

9/16/2008 12:49:10 PM

Features such as space, quality of interior and safety all come to mind when trailer shopping.

9/16/2008 10:48:52 AM

brakes, floor, ventilation

9/16/2008 10:14:49 AM

7'6" tall, slant load, LIGHT weight, ventilation

9/16/2008 8:43:12 AM