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Mareowner
Posted 2018-10-31 1:13 PM (#172002)
Subject: Trailers


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I have a 2 horse slant load trailer with removable plexiglass. I have plexiglass for the first spot and some plexiglass for the second spot, but didn't have enough to go all the way. it's enough for a horse to look trough the rest is a metal plate like thing ( I can't remember the name lol ). The lady I bought it from had plexiglass by the bum of the horse and the metal plate al the way across the front. I took out the plexiglass and the metal and put the plexiglass on the side by the horses head but since it's smaller on the bum side rather than the head side there wasn't enough plexiglass to go all the way hence the partial metal, the bum side is open for air flow there's nothing there. When I trailed my friends horses home (about a 3 minute drive. Gravel rode-bit of high way-gravel rode) it was so dusty in there i didn't realize how dusty it gets in there I thought that window was enough I guess what I'm asking is can I take out the plexiglass on the other side is it safe? I strongly believe that you should keep a block in front of the horses face so they can't put their head out of the trailer. It's not a full sized window it's thinner they could put there nose out but that's it (maybe) and more of their head if they twist it to the side (maybe). Do you think it'll be ok if I take it out or no? 
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Steve-O
Posted 2018-10-31 1:19 PM (#172003 - in reply to #172002)
Subject: RE: Trailers


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I would say it is ok to take it out -  I would recommend putting a flymask on horses when trailering -  A bug in the eye at hiway speed and your horse could lose an eye. I also recommend riding in the back of your trailer ( without horses ) to get a feel for how the ride, air flow etc is.   
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Steve-O
Posted 2018-10-31 1:24 PM (#172004 - in reply to #172002)
Subject: RE: Trailers


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I will also add that the trailer has removeable plexiglass for it to be removed in the summer and installed in the winter, so unless it is made extremly poor and disregard for the safety of the stock riding in the trailer it is safe to operate without the plexiglass. 
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gard
Posted 2018-11-01 5:55 AM (#172006 - in reply to #172002)
Subject: RE: Trailers


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Removeable fabric window fly screens are readily available and easy to install, if the plastic windows are removed. Some have zippers that allow the horse's lead to be easily attended to from the outside of the trailers. Installation is simple, and the horses are protected from any bugs and debris.
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loveduffy
Posted 2018-11-01 10:15 PM (#172009 - in reply to #172002)
Subject: RE: Trailers



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You can get more plex-glass from Hardware stores and some homedepose  to fix the fitting problem . that is what I have done to fix my stock trailer  
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hosspuller
Posted 2018-11-05 4:00 PM (#172012 - in reply to #172002)
Subject: RE: Trailers


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Rest your hand on the outside mirror while driving... That little sting you'll get from dust particles could be a vet bill for your horse's eye.
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