It's an '09 Featherlite 2 horse Straight Load. Its the "big girl" edition so our mares should have absolutely no problem sharing the space with each other. It doesn't have the "+1" space I was hoping for, but the fact that it was priced at 54% of its original '09 cost more than made up for that.
Oh, did I mention that even though it's an '09 it's brand new and has it's full manufacturer's warranty intact?
So, as we skipped East of the mountains to celebrate a friend's birthday I was more than happy to hitch up and haul the new toy home. (I also did not mind that the route involved a bit of wine tasting and making use of the new tack room as a wine cellar for a few freshly acquired cases of vino...)
|You know you're a horse person, when you find this sexy.|
|Just baaaaarrrely fits. :)|
The trailer's first trip will be to pick up Prairie at the end of the month to move her home and the second trip will be for both mares to go to the Mountain Trail Clinic at the end of April. Being a total nerd for logistics, I've already put my brain to work trying to figure out all the hauling options for the two mares and two trailers (not unlike the chicken, fox, grain problem of crossing a river). I ended up making post-it-note-paper-dolls so I could "see" the different options. This is when the truly ridiculous nature of "where my things are" hit me. (again. This realization has hit me before.)
Behold, a map of my mares and trailers:
Legend (because all good maps have legends):
Blue Ribbon = Horse (duh)
Green Suitcase = Trailer (picasa does not have a trailer sticker..)
Yellow Star = Prairie's new home
For the moment I am relishing the totally manure free, dirt free, smell free state of the trailer. But all the manure/dirt/smells in the world will still be worth loading up the mares and (eventually) bringing them home.