Seriously, forgot a pony. We got to the show and her little boy was so sad to realize he wasn't going to get to kick everyone's butts in the pony jumpers because his pony was still sitting in her stall. Still not sure how we forgot to get Sally in her spot. Fortunately it was just a one day schooling show and not one of the five day rated shows we would go to. After that, I added the actual horses to my loading check list. People think I'm being paranoid, but I have learned. Take nothing for granted when loading trailers.
In the interest of adding some flexibility with travel and potentially having a smaller loading circus, Trainer A has bought her own truck. She can now pull a gooseneck and is in the market for a two horse of her very own. She's understandably very excited. So am I. Shipping two horses is much lower stress than five. It's also easier to find two horses to fill a trailer when going to the recognized dressage shows. People think going to dressage shows is boring.
They're right, of course, but that doesn't change the fact I have to try to convince them otherwise. Hauling a big head to head with one or two horses gets expensive fast.
So Trainer A is hitting the horse trailer market and asked for my opinion. I've never owned one, so I'm throwing it out to the greater horse-o-sphere.
The dream vs. the budget
What is your favorite brand of gooseneck trailer and why? How is it's longevity?