Based on years of research and observation, we prefer whenever possible, especially for long distance transports, to haul loose in a box stall configuration. The reasons we prefer to haul in this manner are as follows:
We try to accommodate our client's requests as much as possible, if their requests do not undoubtedly jeopardize the overall safety or well-being of the equine during transport. Should a client prefer not to have their equine hauled in a box stall, our trailer was designed with extra spacious straight stalls (7ft long body / 3ft long head space and 3ft wide) with an optional stud-divider and a slant stall (51in wide), combined with a height of 7ft 6in, provides enough space to comfortably fit small miniatures or foals to large draft breeds. When equines are hauled in the stalls, they are afforded just enough length of rope to reach available hay and water but not to permit entanglement and are secured to the trailer with "tension release" or “weak link” attachments, such as baling twine loops or specialized tie-rings, that provide a quick release in the event of an emergency. If the client requests that the equine be hauled tied, we will honor their decision and tie the equine but for safety purposes we will tie in this manner and their request will be documented on the Transport Contract.