Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Finally, Freedom.

My most tentative "goal" for this year has finally come to fruition and been made possible by whatever positive star alignments and moon phases one could possibly need. Not in a million years did I think I would find something that could quite possibly "fit" and be at a decent price.

Ah, right. I should probably introduce just "what" I am talking about.

Everyone, meet Suzie and Spud's new fleet.


A 1994 Circle J La Grande 2 horse straight-haul bumper pull that I got for an enormous steal of a deal. Being "first" to contact the owner, I got "dibs" over the grasping hands of six other savvy horse-owners who realized what a fabulous deal it was.

Seriously guys, there were like 6 people fighting over it.


My fabulous boyfriend went out to take a look at it and due to some poor planning, I had to leave work half an hour early and drive out to transfer the trailer into my name.

It shows some wear and tear, which isn't unusual for an older trailer. Namely, there is some rusting out in certain sections - and the left brake light does not work. Nothing a little TLC won't fix up. The secondary issue is the brakes themselves - Boyfriend thinks the wiring is incorrect, as no matter what we tried, the brakes were very sensitive (like, screeching to a halt from just tapping the breaks sensitive).


It'll most likely get used once or twice this Autumn before being stored away for the Winter-time (we intend to fix the light and brakes prior to putting horses in it, obviously). Come Spring we will actually start on the serious repairs (sand-blasting, repainting, fixing the rusted out spots).

So here she is. And I am finally free - I can haul out whenever I want, wherever I want... I no longer have to worry about borrowing someone else's trailer and no longer will have the worry of the horse's damaging something.

It isn't what I dreamed of, and it will not be a forever trailer. It'll be a stepping stone into something else, but it'll work for now. I can't wait to see the places we'll go.

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  1. Congrats! Now you can have all the fun. I love having my trailer. Sometimes I hate it when I need to get something fixed... again. But mostly I love it.

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    1. There are some minor things that need fixing, but once we get it going it will be a lot of fun!

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  2. That's awesome! Congrats! It doesn't look bad at all how it is, but I'm looking forward to seeing the changes you make.

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    1. It honestly isn't in that bad of shape. But, stay tuned for some restoration photos :)

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  3. Congratulations. There's nothing like the independence of your own wheels.

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  4. Woo hoo! I am glad you got your grabby hands on it first!

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    1. I am, too!
      A few of the people interested already have horse trailers (larger ones), so it was nice that I was able to "get it" :)

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  5. We all have our first trailers that might not be the prettiest, but still do the trick. Congrats!

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  6. yay congrats!!!!! there's nothing quite like the freedom of your own wheels :D

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  7. Congratulations and good luck! Oh, the places you'll go and the things you'll do. Have fun fixing it up.

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  8. Congrats! We also just got a new trailer and it feels amazing. Can't tell if you have a dressing room or not but mine is kinda long and was too heavy for my truck (I have a '13 f150) bc the hitch is only rated 5k weight bearing or 10k with WD hitch. We had the new hitch installed and it was worth every penny. It hauls soooo much better and it's very visible that there is less weight on the rear axel. Always happy to nerd out on trailers :) I'm currently brainstorming millions of organizational ideas.

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    1. Eta: our truck has a larger tow capacity the hitch for whatever reason wasn't rated without a WD hitch to safely haul horses...

      Also 900 FB pony is currently refurbishing a trailer - don't know if you're going to do most of the work yourself but she might have ideas and tips

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    2. I just saw your post on the new trailer - congrats again!! SO EXCITING.

      I've been brainstorming away, too! haha.

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    3. Oops, I also meant to add that I don't have a dressing room in mine - it's just a 2 horse straight haul.

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