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The Complete Guide to Buying, Maintaining, and Servicing a Horse Trailer (Howell reference books) Paperback – February 1, 1998
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Trailers are a fact of life in the horse world. Sooner or later, everyone who owns a horse will have to deal with a horse trailer in order to haul to shows, races, hunts, and perhaps even to veterinary clinics. Up to now, when horse owners wanted information on trailers they had to rely on magazine articles or word-of-mouth recommendations. Not anymore. The Complete Guide to Buying, Maintaining, and Servicing a Horse Trailer is the first and only book for both owners and buyers of horse trailers. It's a resource that gives prospective buyers, faced with hundreds of models to choose from, the means to make the right choice. It's a manual that gives current owners information on maintaining and caring for their trailers. Foremost, they will learn from lifelong horsewoman Neva Scheve and Thomas G. Scheve, both respected industry insiders, that the safety and comfort of the horse should always be the primary concern. This authoritative book, with more than 175 illustrations, addresses a number of important topics, including how to:
- Determine whether to buy a new or a used trailer.
- Ask the right questions of the dealer or owner.
- Weigh the options and select the best model for your needs.
- Evaluate tow vehicles and hitches.
- Master pre-trip preparations.
- Care for your current trailer.
- Load, drive, and use a trailer safely.
- Deal with typical exterior, interior, electrical and mechanical problems.
- Assess the work of repairmen if the job is more than you can handle.
About the Author
Neva Kittrell Scheve is also author of Hawkins Guide: Horse Trailering on the Road and co-author of Hawkins Guide: Equine Emergencies on the Road. She travels nationwide to give seminars on all aspects of horse trailers. With her husband, Thomas G. Scheve, she has developed numerous lines of horse trailers, which are marketed internationally through their own company located in Southern Pines, North Carolina.
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Top Customer Reviews
a trailer every night on the internet and I found myself referring to this book when I had a question about interior dimensions,
materials, flooring and towing requirements. It will be a great book after I find my trailer for the maintenance information.
This is what it's like to shop for a horse trailer. Actually, it's even worse: most horse trailers are practically custom made, so there's a huge variety of options to select. Dealers often only have one brand and are typically far apart - perhaps a hundred miles in every direction. And they may only have a few samples available at any one time.
Though no brands are mentioned, the book does a good job of taking one through the many possible features in a trailer, discussing what is available and what is especially convenient, horse-friendly, or inconvenient. Even little details, like door latches, or avoiding high sills on dressing room doors, so that the dressing room can be swept out easily, are covered - precisely the sort of thing that is easy to miss when looking at bright shiny new trailers.
I did not agree with all of her recommendations and preferences, but they are generally well presented and reasoned. I would like to see a little more discussion about expected hauling conditions, and how your needs for a trailer and tow vehicle change based on whether you do mostly short local hauling or long-distance hauling, and in warm or cold weather.
However, this is an excellent book on an obscure topic, and well worth the money for anyone looking to know more about selecting or maintaining a horse trailer.
It shipped and arrive as stated. Good produce, good service = 4 star.