At Equus Trailers we build both straight load and angle load horse floats, to the size our clients require.
We commence with basic floats, with a number of standard features, some, not common to other manufacturers, and then add the extras required, as such, we don’t have model names, we refer to our horse floats by the body length – i.e. Straight Load 11’6”
We pay particular attention to the bay length/ horse size ratio in angle load floats to try to ensure a good result for the horse!
As a basic rule of thumb, at 16hh plus, an 18 inch float extension is recommended for a horse to be able to lower its head, particularly on a long trip.
Due to the increasing width of some competition horses we are building a straightload, for those who prefer straightloads of angle load width. Aside from amieliorating the comfort of the animal, this apparently greatly lessens the incidence of scrambling as the animal has more room to spread its legs and maintain a good balance - from all reports we have had.
It is worthy of note that regulations throughout Australia do not permit a gross mass of over 2000kg to be towed without two electric braked axles and a breakaway unit.
We offer a 3 year limited structural warranty on all floats.