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Horse Trailer Accessories for a Smoother Ride

Make transporting your horse easier on everyone with these horse trailer accessories for everything from tire inflation and horse protection to easy backup.


Fix That Flat



The Slime 2X Pro Power Tire Inflator connects directly to your vehicle’s battery and includes an integrated tire pressure gauge. A 30-foot air hose lets you reach tires with ease A bright LED light helps you see and be seen. $129.99; slime.com


Tow Any Trailer

The Weigh Safe 180 Drop Hitch features a dual 2-inch and 2 5/16-inch ball combo that offers drop lengths of 4 to 10 inches, allowing you to tow a variety of trailers with a single hitch. Price varies by options, begins at $229; weigh-safe.com

 

 


Eye In The Sky

Keep tabs on your horses while hauling with Trailer Eyes WiFi Trailer Cam. This camera can send images to your smartphone, even if you don’t have a signal, and doesn’t use your data. Trailer lights provide power to the camera, which also has infrared night vision. $229.95; trailereyes.com

 


Water At The Ready

Take 48 gallons of fresh water with you on your next road trip. This Half Moon Lay Down Water Caddy fits conveniently on either side of gooseneck hitches. It’s made of FDA-approved polyethylene, so water is safe for humans and livestock to drink. Prices vary by retailer; highcountryplastics.com

 


Prevent Breakaways

Protect your horse from panicking with the Blocker Tie Ring, which allows a tied horse to pull slack in the lead rope, releasing the pressure and avoiding injury. $27.95; blockerranch.com

 

 

 


Easy Hitching

The Gooseneck Hook-Up Helper is a plastic tube that attaches to the 2 5/16-inch ball in a truck; when the hitch comes in contact with the ball cover, the tube pops off, allowing for a perfect connection every time. $22; theatlar.com

 

 


No-Scratch Hanger

Stop buckets from scratching the finish on your trailer with the Dura-Tech Scratchless Trailer Bucket Bag. This bag holds a traditional 20-quart bucket at the perfect height and attaches to the trailer’s steel tie mounts. $29.99; sstack.com

 

 


Complete Protection

Professional’s Choice Shipping Boots protect your horse’s coronary bands, heels, pasterns, fetlocks, knees and hocks during transport. Made of 600-denier material on top of heavy-duty foam, a leather strike strip offers over-reach protection. $118.95; profchoice.com

This article about horse trailer accessories appeared in the June 2020 issue of Horse Illustrated magazine. Click here to subscribe!

Sarah E. Coleman

Based in Lexington, Ky., Sarah Coleman has a soft spot for chestnuts with chrome, including her off-the-track Thoroughbred, Chisholm. The pair competes in the hunters.

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