Day Twenty Five: Your dream trailer
I know, I am so boring, but honestly, that is totally my dream trailer! This is a Hawk 2 horse classic with walk through and dressing room. I love everything about it! I currently have a 1992 Sundowner that is extra high and extra wide, but it doesn’t have a dressing room and thus, the right side of my trailer is always used as a tack room. I don’t like driving other people’s horses so it works out for now, but at some point I think I will get over that and it would be nice to have a spot for a show buddy.
I love, love, love that this trailer has a dressing room! My next trailer is so going to have a dressing room. What I really love though is that it has a walk through. That means that I can go from the back where the horses are right in to the tack room without ever having to go outside. I love that feature! It means that on a rainy day I can tack up my horse in the trailer (assuming of course that my future show horse and I are alone). I can do that because this trailer doesn’t have a full divider down to the floor (like mine does). I am of course assuming that my horse will not be a monster in the trailer like my Gen.
I also love how light it is! This monster size trailer is not even 4,000 pounds empty! It is plenty spacious for a horse and also has a good size tack room in which to stow away all my crap (and I have lots of it). Plus it has a ramp, and I am sorry, but I need a ramp. I just could never do a step down. I love how the ramp is not crazy high like mine is, and how there are a bunch of windows so the inside of the trailer looks light.
The real reason I love this trailer is that there is a window between the trailer and the dressing room. I know that might not sounds like a big deal, but let me tell you why it really is. In the summer when I am driving my trailer and the top doors are open I can see how the horse in the back is traveling. I LOVE being able to see how the horse is doing as I am driving along. That is something I would never want to give up, not even for a dressing room. In this trailer though I wouldn’t have to! I could still see in.
The best part? Hawks are not very expensive horse trailers so there is a chance that I really could own one some day. I have never heard anyone complain more about a Hawk trailer versus any other trailer which is always a good thing also. Now I just need to be riding and showing again 😛