Those of you who follow me on Facebook or Instagram know I somewhat casually listed my trailer for sale yesterday:
It may seem like a strange decision for someone who uses it fairly often and considers this her dream trailer (almost...would love a gooseneck with a side ramp, but you know), but hear my reasons out:
- Connor doesn't like it. Maybe he got spoiled rear facing in the farm's 6H head to head, or he really dislikes the chest bar coming up so high on him (poor pony in a warmblood height trailer. Honestly that could be it, he can barely reach his hay bag in it.), but it's the only trailer he's developed loading issues with. All other trailer types (slant and head to head), he hops right into like a dog excited for a road trip.
|I mean, let's just say he rides in style when he's in the barn's Kiefer Built 6H.|
- I'm going to start hauling over the hills of Brown County regularly this year, and I am a huge fan of complete overkill on truck vs trailer when hauling over steep hills. This rig is safe and my towing capacity is more than adequate, but I think I can do about 1400 pounds better than this and still get everything I need, which would mean I wouldn't even feel it back there going up hills (including Connor and gear, it would weigh less than this one does empty)
|They're not mountains, but they're not insignificant either.|
- A lighter trailer will also put less load on my truck, which I baby with exceptional maintenance and as light a load as possible as often as I can, since it's 12 years old with 128,000 miles.
- I am never going to haul two horses. Don't want to own two horses, don't want to haul anyone's horse but my own, don't use the second stall for supplies ever, especially since all my hauling is one hour or less.
- It needs some work, which I'm fine with doing, but it also needs modifications to fit Connor properly. If it was one or the other, that'd be fine, but given those two things combined, I'd rather just sell it and get something that we both like, that fits him right off the bat, that is exactly what I need and nothing more.
|No but seriously, it's tough being short.|
Obviously this is something I've put a lot of thought into, and the option I'm considering is going to sound crazy to 90% of you, but I'm going to look at a brand new aluminum one horse slant with a dressing room this weekend. Unusual configuration? Maybe. But for one girl that owns one pony and a half ton truck, never hauls more than one hour and rarely shows more than 20 minutes from home, I think it just might be ideal. Either that or I actually am crazy.