The Trailer is Out

trailer sinking in mud

Yet another “In Memory of” post… my trailer has died. It is now in the trailer graveyard at the repair shop.

Technically, I could perform CPR on it, and revive it. But the cost of doing so is the same as the price I initially paid for it… so I’m not feeling an overwhelming urge to bring it back to life.

Also, turns out I don’t have a lot of photos of my trailer. Basically that random one of it sinking into a mud pit (not sure why I made that??) and the one below.

You can see it here in the background.

The mighty beast was a 1980 2 horse shoop. It’s ancient in the world of horse trailers, but I did not care as long as it gets from point A to point B. Unfortunately, it can no longer manage that.

I brought it in for the normal safety inspection and to take a look at the lights, and they found some other things – the tires were dry rotting (ok, fine, that happens), and the floor was rotting (this is bad). Turns out that the shavings that I left in the trailer (that seemed completely dry to me!) kept in moisture and caused it to rot out. Whoopsies…

We had 5 long years together, simple trailer. You were one of the best purchases I have ever made. And now, thanks to your self destructing nature, I’m forced to figure out alternate transportation methods. Thanks a lot, trailer!

With the cost of repair so high, we are thinking we should just get a new trailer. This is not an expense I had counted on this year, and certainly not one I wanted to make, but I need a trailer to do all my horsing activities, so I’m not sure what else to do. We’ll start investigating and figuring out the best option. I’m not really in a rush.. I mean I did have a lesson scheduled for this weekend, but whatever, I guess I’m just going to have to cancel!

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3 comments

  1. Aww rip trailer 🙁 you were gone too soon! Good luck in finding a replacement! Tho with the heat this weekend cancelling on the ride probably isn’t the worst thing in the world….

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