The Complete Guide to Buying, Maintaining, and Servicing a Horse Trailer

By Neva and Tom Scheve

A Trailer is a fact of life in the horse world. Sooner or later, everyone who owns a horse will have to deal with a horse trailer in order to haul to shows, races, hunts, and perhaps even to veterinary clinics. Up to now, when horse owners wanted information on trailers, they had to rely on magazine articles or word-of-mouth recommendations. Not anymore.

The Complete Guide to Buying, Maintaining, and Servicing a Horse Trailer is the first and only book for both owners and buyers of a horse trailer. It's a resource that gives prospective buyers, faced with hundreds of models to choose from, the means to make the right choice. This book is a manual that gives current owners information on maintaining and caring for their trailers. Foremost, they will learn from lifelong horsewoman Neva Scheve and husband, Thomas G. Scheve, both respected industry insiders, that the safety and comfort of the horse should always be the primary concern.

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This authoritative horse book, with more than 175 illustrations, addresses a number of important topics, including how to:

  • Determine whether to buy a new or used horse trailer.
  • Ask the right questions of the dealer or owner.
  • Weigh the options and select the best model for your needs.
  • Evaluate tow vehicles and hitches.
  • Master pre-trip preparations.
  • Care for your current trailer.
  • Load, drive, and use a trailer safely.
  • Deal with typical exterior, interior, electrical and mechanical problems.
  • Assess the work of repairmen if the job is more than you can handle.

In all, the Scheves have given horse owners everything they need to make an informed purchasing decision that will benefit themselves and their horses.

Neva Kittrell Scheve is also author of the popular book, Hawkins Guide: Horse Trailering on the Road and co-author of Hawkins Guide: Equine Emergencies on the Road. She travels nationwide to give seminars on all aspects of horse trailers. With her husband, Thomas G. Scheve, she has developed numerous lines of horse trailers, including their own EquiSpirit models.

November's issue of California RIDING Magazine
Views & Reviews
By Nan Meek

The Complete Guide to Buying, Maintaining, and Servicing a Horse Trailer

That's exactly what this book is: Complete! And it should be on the bookshelf, if not in the truck, of everyone who pulls a horse trailer, or who is thinking about buying one.

Author Neva Kittrell Scheve, with Thomas G. Scheve, has done what I never thought could be accomplished. She's written a technical guide to trailers and trailering that is actually easy to read. Most articles and books on the subject make my eyes cross in the first two minutes - not that they aren't good and full of essential information. It's just that most aren't written in a way that the non-technical reader can fathom.

When Neva talks GVWR (gross vehicle weight rating), for instance, I understand her. What's more, I can put that information to work. Generously illustrated with both photos and line drawings, this book includes information on EVERYTHING you need to know about horse trailers, tow vehicles, and how to shop for both.

***** Highly recommended for anyone who is even thinking about trailering a horse. Mandatory reading for anyone who thinks they can haul a horse but has never done so.

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