The 2+1 Straight Load Gooseneck Horse Trailer is a popular model with several attractive features. It comes with two straight load stalls and a third box stall towards the front that works well as a show day prep area.
Although we will happily build this model to suit your needs, we also recommend you check out our patented SafeTack 3 Slant Load Horse Trailer. It provides many of the same conveniences as the 2+1 model while providing several safety upgrades.
Top Features on the 2+1 Straight Load Gooseneck Horse Trailer:
This Trailer is Ideal if You Want a 3 Horse Straight Load Trailer.If you are determined to buy a straight load trailer, then your 3 horse trailer options are a bit limited. This configuration lets you load three horses with the use of two traditional straight load stalls and a third “box” stall in the front.
Box Stall for Show Day or “Hang Out.”The box stall can be used as a show day prep area or a place to let your horse just hang out rather than being tied to the outside of the trailer.
Top Safety Features. Like most of our trailers, this model comes with our standard safety features like Z-Frame construction, insulated horse area for temperature control, Rumberflooring option, tubular head dividers, easy open windows, SafeBump roof, and SafeKickwalls.
There are a few drawbacks to this 2+1 gooseneck model listed below. You may want to consider our patented SafeTack 3 Horse Slant Load Trailer as an alternative.
Some Considerations with the 2+1 Straight Load Gooseneck Horse Trailer:
Longer Trailer Length. The 2+1 gooseneck horse trailer is going to be around 22 feet in length. For some people, this length trailer is harder to drive and maneuver. For comparison, our SafeTack 3 Horse trailer is around 18 feet in length.
Front Box Stall Safety Concerns.As with all 2+1 trailers, the front box stall horse is going to be standing without close fitting dividers to use for balance and bracing. Our slant load trailer designs solve this problem by creating an individual stall for every single horse.
Horses Can Bother Each Other.When you purchase your 2+1 trailer, we will suggest that you include a full height horse barrier between the front horse and the two rear horses. Without this barrier, the horses may nip and kick at each other.
Tack Storage Limitations. The 2+1 trailer only has tack storage in the forward dressing room located near the gooseneck portion of the trailer. Some of our other trailer models have space for a completely separate “mid-tack storage area.” Or, our SafeTack models have an additional tack compartment that swings out like a second door in the rear corner of the trailer.
Box Stall is Not Always Ideal for Larger Items. If you have visions of using the front box stall for storing large items like carts, motorcycles or even ATVs, then we want to give you an even better option. We’ve built several trailers with specially designed modifications to fit things like carriages, motor vehicles, and even a canoe!
Stall Size Consideration.The front box stall can be a bit limiting on space, so a larger breed horse may not fit comfortably. As a better option, we’ve designed several Warmblood horse trailers that work well for larger breeds.