Horse owners looking for an easier way to load more than a couple of horses need to take a look at the Double D reverse slant load trailer. Our unique, patent pending design has been inspired by our many years of experience building trailers for horse owners, as well as our personal experience hauling horses. Like you, we want our horses to have the best trailering experience possible, which is why we go to such great lengths to ensure their comfort and safety.
Although the reverse slant load was created with larger horse loads in mind, even a 2 horse slant trailer can benefit from reverse loading, especially if your horse is too nervous to back into or out of a trailer. The reverse slant load design eliminates the need for him to back, making loading and unloading a breeze. You’ll be surprised how much more often you’ll travel with your horse when he no longer fights you at loading time.
What Makes a Reverse Slant Load Trailer Special?
If your horse is bomb proof, you may never have to convince him to load into your trailer, but if your horse has had trouble with loading or has been involved in a trailer accident and is afraid to load, the reverse slant load is the trailer you’ve been waiting for. Your horse never has to back in, he loads head-in from a wide door on the side of the trailer into one of a series of see-through dividers that are designed to pivot from either direction, depending on which lock you choose to open.
In our reverse slant load trailers, you can tie your horse to either side of the trailer, allowing you to load him from the side door or the back door, before you lock him in place safely between two tall pipe-style head dividers. These dividers are designed to let light and air in, without letting your horse climb over the bars in a moment of panic. They swing freely for easy operation, no matter which way you choose to swing them. We’ve also provided an extra divider at the end of the trailer to keep your horse from jumping the gun on unloading -- this feature is available on all sizes of slant load trailers, whether you’re shopping for a 2 or 3 horse slant trailer or something much bigger.
Learn the Benefits of a Rear facing horse trailer.
Research suggest that hauling horses in a rear facing design or backwards haul horse trailer exerts less stress on your horse. Take a look at this *article published by the Journal of Vet Behavior.
Beyond the Reverse Slant Load
The reverse slant load feature is an incredible option for anyone who doesn’t want to risk backing their horse during trailering, but that’s only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to features in our slant load trailers. Every item we put in our slant loads, from the 2 horse slant trailer on up, is carefully chosen with horse comfort and owner safety in mind. We don’t charge extra for these protections, either -- each and every trailer we build comes with our patented safety systems, including:
Z-Frame Technology. Your new trailer is constructed using our patented Z-Frame technology, allowing us to create a strong, lightweight zinc frame with a higher tensile strength rating than a traditional steel frame and a longer life than aluminum frames.
SafeBump Roof. The bright white roof of your new trailer has a secret -- inside is a block of high density Styrofoam to keep your trailer’s interior temperatures cool. If your horse rears up, he’s a lot less likely to hurt himself if he hits a flexible SafeBump Roof.
SafeKick Wall Systems. Unlike traditional rubber wall liners that may only be a quarter inch thick, the heavy Polylite material used in our SafeKick Walls is durable enough to take a pounding from a nervous or frustrated horse without pounding back.
SafeTack Technology. Rear tack storage can close down your back entry unnecessarily, making it difficult to load and unload. That’s why we hung our specially designed SafeTack System on a heavy duty hinge to allow it to swing completely out of the way once the doors are open.
Even though the walls and floors are insulated, we worry about your horse’s ride. That’s why we carpet walls where bridals may hang, ensure that windows fit tightly so they won’t rattle or whistle as you’re pulling your 3 horse slant trailer down the road and secure and lubricate everything else. Travel is scary enough for your horse without a lot of unidentified banging or clanking coming from somewhere nearby.
Options, Options, Options
No matter the size of the trailer you’re interested in, you’ve got options. For example, many horse owners choose to replace the standard wooden floors of our trailers with a recycled rubber product called rumber to further reduce road noise and give their horses something flexible to stand on during long rides. Rumber offers a great grip for horses and protects against road fatigue, especially in older or nervous horses.
Escape doors are a favorite option when customers customize their trailers. By adding an escape door to your front stall, you’ll make loading much safer and easier. Even if your horse has never had problems in the trailer, your escape door gives you another way in and out and an additional spot to ventilate your trailer should the need arise.
Another popular feature for smaller 2 horse slant trailer is a small tack room in the nose of the trailer. Even though these trailers come with a SafeTack System, you can never really have too much storage space for extra saddles, blankets and bridles. When you add a tack room to a gooseneck 3 horse slant trailer, you effectively build yourself a very small bunk area, since this allows us to finish the area above the gooseneck for you. Add a mattress to the mix and you’ve got a bunk that’s better than a cheap hotel and a lot drier than a tent.
Because we build our trailers one at a time, your new horse hauler is a custom job even if you don’t change a thing -- but call us if you have special needs, because we can easily accommodate them. Our customers love custom upgrades, and so do we! We want to know about the horses you’ll be hauling so we can create the perfect trailer for both you and them.