Load Up Right
Load your horse into your trailer for optimal weight distribution, as follows: • If you’re hauling only one horse in a straight-load trailer, load him on the driver’s side. Most two-lane roads crown in the middle. Your horse will be more balanced if he’s riding above the highest part of the road rather than to the outside. • If you’re hauling two horses in a straight-load, two-horse trailer, put the heavier horse on the driver’s side. • If you’re hauling one horse in a slant-load trailer, load him into the stall closest to your tow vehicle. Most trailers will pull better when the weight is consolidated in the same place.
As you load your horse, consider weight distribution to help keep your trailer moving smoothly.