A longtime manufacturer of living quarters horse trailers is Featherlite Trailers of Cresco, Iowa.
The company built its first trailer in 1973 and today specializes in all-aluminum trailers for horse owners of all disciplines, livestock owners, farmers, recreational enthusiasts, car owners and racers.
Horse owners “include those who trail ride, show horses and compete at events,” says Nicole Ausdemore-Watts, marketing specialist with Featherlite Trailers.
“You can have just about any amenity you want in a living quarters,” says Ausdemore-Watts. “Many of our customers are traveling with their families to horse shows or events, so they pay extra attention to floorplans that maximize the sleeping area and storage.”
The fully equipped kitchen is a major convenience, allowing for homemade healthy meals instead of a steady diet of fast foods. Extras including TVs, awnings and slideouts are important for many families.
“In addition to the living quarters part of their trailer,” adds Ausdemore-Watts, “safety of their horses is the most important consideration for horse owners.”
One popular Featherlite living quarters model is the Liberty 9821 trailer, available in three and four-horse, slant-load designs. An interior height of 7-feet 6-inches allows enough head space for western hats, and the width of 8-feet gives room to maneuver horses.
“White lining in the horse area or optional LED strip lighting creates a brighter interior which makes entering the trailer more welcoming to the horses,” says Ausdemore-Watts. Liberty Model 9821, with 11- to 17-foot living quarter floorplans, range in price from approximately $68,000 to $94,300.
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Photos: (Top) Featherlite Liberty Model 9821 living quarters horse trailer is available with multiple floorplans featuring interior lengths of 11- to 17-feet. (Bottom) The Featherlite Liberty Model 9821 living quarters horse trailer is available in in three- and four-horse, slant-load models. (Courtesy: Featherlite Trailers)