Making or Replacing Your Horse Trailer Pads

Posted by Debbie Stice on 3/8/2022 to Horse Trailer Know-Hows

The best way to acquire new trailer pads is to find a local upholster, make it your-self or simply ask someone who is "crafty" to make it for you.

For a replacement trailer pad, carefully remove the existing pad, keeping the pins or screws.

Take apart (unwrap) the pad, keeping the fabric. Throw away the foam, unless it’s in perfect condition, but measure the thickness first.

Keep the back board intact to re-use it.

Measure the fabric, cutting a sample piece.

Take your sample to the local fabric store & purchase vinyl to match & foam to match.

If you are replacing all of the pads, consider the really wild vinyl patterns for a one-of-a-kind interior.

Cut the foam the same size as the board backing & glue onto the board.

Wrap the fabric over the foam & around the board & staple it on the back of the board, matching the other pads.

Re-mount it in your trailer, using the same fasteners if possible.

(Trail Pals carries the black plastic “push pins”, product HTPRC.)

The most common comment we hear is: "My dog or horse ate my pads." Beware & don't let it happen!

Custom Trailer Screen Measurements & Installation Instructions

Posted by Debbie Stice on 11/2/2017 to Horse Trailer Know-Hows
Custom Trailer Screen Measurements & Installation Instructions

Custom Trailer Screen Measurements for 6-Strap Screens

(For custom plain screens or zippered screens from World Class Equine)

Replacing Trailer Fenders…Measurements & Info Needed Before You Start Looking

Posted by Debbie Stice on 1/20/2017 to Horse Trailer Know-Hows
Replacing Trailer Fenders…Measurements                 & Info Needed Before You Start Looking

PRINTABLE CHECKLIST FOR ORDERING REPLACEMENT TRAILER FENDERS (you're welcome!) At Trail Pals Horse Trailer Accessory Store, we get a lot of calls about crunched fenders on horse trailers, and we do not carry them. BUT, we will make your search a little easier by furnishing a list of the questions that the dealer is going to ask you. Also, make your first call to your trailer manufacturer, if he is still in business, because it is likely he will have one in stock. Have your make, model & VIN # ready. Call us if you have questions---even if we don't sell them, we are willing to help you find the correct fender for your horse trailer. Trail Pals HTAS, 844.296.5006, toll free. 

Why Fender Trim Should Be Installed on Every Horse Trailer

Posted by Debbie Stice on 11/11/2016 to Horse Trailer Know-Hows
For safety's sake, it is important to install fender trim on all horse trailers.....

Safety-Checking Your Horse Trailer Floor

Posted by Debbie Stice on 10/7/2015 to Horse Trailer Know-Hows
Do you know what material the floor in the back of your horse trailer is made of? This is a good time of year to clean and examine the back of your trailer! Trailer floors can deteriorate, and when they do...

For Safety’s Sake, Learn How to Read the Tires on Your Horse Trailer

Posted by reprinted from US Rider on 9/14/2015 to Horse Trailer Know-Hows
For Safety’s Sake, Learn How to Read the Tires on Your Horse Trailer
Reprinted from an article by US Rider on May 13, 2015. More information about US Rider at the bottom of this article. Print this & take it with you the next time you buy tires for your trailer!

Riding Horses in Traffic on Paved Roads

Posted by Debbie Stice on 9/11/2015 to Speaking of Riding..
Riding Horses in Traffic on Paved Roads
I am aware of how dangerous it can be to ride a horse on the road, but sometimes I am tempted... (read more)

How the Trailer Breakaway System Works

Posted by Debbie Stice on 8/27/2015 to Horse Trailer Know-Hows
How the Trailer Breakaway System Works

The Trailer Breakaway System is designed to bring a trailer to a safe stop by activating the electric brakes on the trailer, should the trailer be disconnected from the tow vehicle while driving. 

Choosing a Tandem Axle Trailer Tire Jack: Wood, Polymer, Steel or Aluminum?

Posted by Debbie Stice on 6/16/2015 to Horse Trailer Know-Hows
Choosing a Tandem Axle Trailer Tire Jack: Wood, Polymer, Steel or Aluminum?

Learn why you need to always have one on hand, before you have to change a flat tire on your trailer whether or not it's loaded with livestock.  Below, we'll discuss the different models-- pros & cons.