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Re: Horsebox Project

Postby Tanya » Mon Sep 16, 2013 1:31 pm

looking really good :thumbup:
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Re: Horsebox Project

Postby magicpony » Tue Sep 17, 2013 11:02 am

Pretty good! :thumbup:
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Re: Horsebox Project

Postby JennieF » Sun Oct 27, 2013 1:19 pm

Things are coming along nicely now - should have the front in place by the end of 2mrw then will start on the partition and the back 'step-down' ramp
I am thinking of having a partition that goes all the way down to the floor as I have a horror of a horse falling and ending up on its side - at least with a full central partition if they do go down they end up with their legs underneath them and stand a better chance of getting back up ...... I know the majority of trucks and trailers only have half partitions then rubber so that they can 'spread' their legs to balance but I dont think I have ever seen evidence of them spreading their legs that far apart or surely they would be standing on each other ....... what do other people think ??????
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Re: Horsebox Project

Postby Tanya » Sun Oct 27, 2013 1:33 pm

Firstly sounds like things are really moving - well done Jennie.

Secondly hmmmm about the partition - mine doesn't go all the way to the floor but goes a long way down to nearly the floor - I know when I've opened up the ramp Polo is standing with his back legs quite far apart as to balance himself. I can see your point about if they fall - difficult one. But I think I would more than likely go down on their legs than slide over :confused:

Sorry not much help.
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Re: Horsebox Project

Postby JennieF » Fri Feb 21, 2014 6:40 pm

well its getting there now - had a first trial today using Mis as she is just so good - she walked straight in both sides and came out down onto the step and hopped down without the step too - so far I am v pleased with it - all the hard work is done now so it's down to me to do the flooring and line the sides etc etc and we will be off out and about v soon - its taken far longer than I ever thought it would be in some ways it has been good as I've had plenty of time to think things through and get them right first time (I hope) ....
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Re: Horsebox Project

Postby Chevalblanc » Fri Feb 21, 2014 6:57 pm

Looking really good, Jennie, could have done with one of those today......
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Re: Horsebox Project

Postby JennieF » Fri Feb 21, 2014 7:11 pm

all you need Helen is a cheap Renault Master van and a man who is a bit handy with a welder - I can send you plans .....
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Re: Horsebox Project

Postby M-E » Fri Feb 21, 2014 7:19 pm

That looks really good :hurray: :hurray: :hurray:
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Re: Horsebox Project

Postby spottygiraffe » Fri Feb 21, 2014 9:00 pm

Jennie, It's absolutely brilliant and Mis is both very beautiful and very clever :love:
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Re: Horsebox Project

Postby littlewhitehorse » Sat Feb 22, 2014 2:04 pm

JennieF wrote:all you need Helen is a cheap Renault Master van and a man who is a bit handy with a welder - I can send you plans .....


You should be able to sort that Helen; can't imagine it wouldn't be easier to do in the UK than France. There used to be a depot where you could buy ex-Post Office vans, we bought a couple of Transit high tops but this was ages ago.

Jennie, looking really good :hurray: Mis seems to think so too :-D
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