Many people have opinions as to what kind of truck and trailer is best to use.
I always tell people to purchase a horse trailer that works best for their horse and purpose of use. I remember back in my days of learning how to train and coach, I was taught to look at the "form to function" of the horse. The same goes for trucks and trailers.
Most commercial units are straight stalls that can convert into box stalls. For extra long hauls where the horses will be on board for more then a day without coming off the truck to overnight, air ride semi trucks and box stalls are the best way to ship.
The Eastwind trailer is a well crafted 4 Star with 4 oversized straight stalls, a small center box and a 7'8 ceiling. This trailer can quickly convert into 3 boxes, stall and half, a mini stall or a mix and match of all. Full front gates, body dividers to the floor and head dividers ensure safe containment.
The side ramp offers walk forward unloading for horses that do not like to back out. Horses loaded up the side ramp, will need to back into their stall if traveling in a single standing. The rear ramp offers straight forward loading and is low to the ground. 4 Star is known for quality construction, a smooth and balanced ride. The large bus windows, make it bright and airy.
The truck and trailer are maintained to the highest of standard. Avoiding breakdowns is important to me. The trailer is kept free of imperfections and always being carefully looked at - inside and out.
Transporters all have their own way of doing things and we are not the same. There are no two that will be exact. I prefer to cross tie the experienced, adult horses. The fans are turned on when its warm and we are driving in the city or stopped in construction on the highway. The coco mat for the side ramp is used during the wet months for optimal traction.
My own horses ride in my trailer so why would I want anything less?