Pros: Tying your horse in the trailer is supposed to help prevent him from hurting himself, turning around, and/or biting/ disturbing a neighboring horse. A loose horse can seriously injure another that can’t defend himself, and can cause a wreck as the injured horse seeks to escape from the attack.
To avoid problems loading, prepare your horse well in advance. Keep the trailer in sight for several days before loading. Tie the horse to the trailer when you are grooming and saddling. Feed the horse outside and inside the trailer to help him get used to the idea of loading up.
Horses are fine for up to 9 hours in a trailer as long as they have food and water, and unloading during the trip just adds to your end time considerably. Rather, get to where you are going and let them –and you- have a long rest.
The big difference between the two is the size and features. Horse Trailers — Drop down ramp or Dutch doors above the ramp on the rear and side. … Stock Trailers — Full rear swing gate with no ramp or double back doors with no ramps. Most stock trailers only have an escape door at the front for a person.
Horse Trailers > Using a cattle trailer as a horse trailer?? … As long as she has sufficient head room, moving her in a stock trailer is fine. They make modified stock trailers for horses, and I love that the dividers come out and it’s one big box. Horses travel better if they have room to move and get comfortable.