If you have read here for any length of time I am sure you know a little something about my arch nemisis, the little red, dark, narrow, short, dungeon of a horse eating trailer. Steady is too big for it, hits his hips getting in it, can only ride comfortably with the divider out, is too tall for it, refuses to load int it, has hurt himself too many times to count in it and over all HATES this trailer. Which has made me hate this trailer. I don't like to be ungrateful for what I have and I am truely grateful that I did get to use this trailer(it technically belongs to my Dad). But I did quickly learn to hate this trailer. The thought of hauling couldn't even pass through my mind with out my heart starting to race and my anxiety going from 0-60 in .03 seconds. This is not exageration in the least, it was really that bad. He is still healing up from his last episode in this trailer.
Well long story short, I didn't know how I could replace the trailer at this point in time. I don't have the extra money for an actual decent trailer, I am on thin ice with my husband about spending too much money and did I mention I didn't have the money to replace this trailer with anything better. A friend told me of a friend that had a trailer they were going to sell. She took me over there to look at it. It is a 1991 Trail-et Equisport oversized warmblood trailer. Two horse bumper pull with tack compartments. It has some rust and was not in perfect condition but it was nice, it was HUGE, it had no dividing poll in the back end (what Steady hit his hip on every time he got in the red demon). It has windows all around so it is bright and airy. And he was only asking $1,500 for it!!! I couldn't pass it up. Is it my dream trialer? No but it is a very nice, safe and functioning trailer that I still can't afford but is an incredible price. Trust me I have been searching high and low and for $1,500 you can basically get a piece of crap tiny two horse, it is ridiculous. So I like any responsible grown adult would do, I called my Daddy and asked if he could help me. I mean he already owns one trailer he never gets to see or use why not a second? For those of you who already want to be adopted by my parents are going to wish so even more. They agreed to pay for half of the trailer so I could get it!
Let me tell you about the first time Steady rode in this trailer. It was to Pony Club on Saturday. He walked right in, calm, cool and collected. The ride was completely uneventful, well except for the combine that ran us off the road, seriously my life flashed before my eyes. I came around a curve and was met with a massive combine that was a good 5 feet over the centerline. Did I mention the trailer is oversized? It is wider than my 2500 cummins diesel truck. There was a gaurd rail on both sides of the road with NO shoulder. I had NO WHERE to go and neither did he. I gripped the wheel and gritted my teeth and drove. I have NO idea how we made it through. I really think it was only by God's grace. I am not joking, it was so fricken scary. Anyways, he unloaded perfectly, then on the way home he loaded right back up and stood quietly while I proceeded to have a 15 minute conversation with someone! NEVER before could I have waited even 2 minutes before taking off or he would explode. He had the calmest, most relaxed look in his eye just eating his hay, like a normal horse who had spent a good deal of his life hauling back and forth to the track. I had no anxiety and it was like a dream come true to haul stress free and injury free. I don't know if anyone can really understand what a relief it is. So here it is, my new rig!