I grew up in NH lucky to be around horses, riding other’s ponies – finally owning my 1st horse at 8. Never had a trailer of my own but bummed rides for us and competed at 4-H/local open and regional shows and fairs. Then came college so for a time I horseless, but as soon as I was gainfully employed I got a sound but slow OTTB mare who lived through several moves for my professional career. Relocated to Tx in ’92 for a job with my hubby and discovered the Icelandic Horse attending a friends clinic and have had them ever since. For several years we had the bustling Texas Tolters club and had some great times driving a herd for a 8 day trek in Iceland, hosting/attending numerous Icelandic clinics, demos and trail rides. Buried my heart horse 3 years ago at 28 and recently found a new partner in Iceland. He came home late 2019 in a Bockmann! He’s settled in with the herd including a cute Friesian Sporthorse mare.
ABSOLUTELY-May have a small tack closet that holds two saddles, 2 bridles, buckets, crop holder, clothing hanger line, broom, tire tool, net and a mirror so you can look as great as your horse ! The new models Grand Master and Neo coming this early summer have bigger tack and even walk through tack (:
ABSOLUTELY NOT- Cars with 93” wheelbase or SUVs with 100” wheelbase, 3500 tow capacity ,that develop 125 HP,(V-6 and Tow Package Rec.) can easily and safely tow these trailers.
The Europeans, who have dealt with expensive fuel costs forever, but refused to give up their equestrian lifestyles. The Germans have perfected it with the Boeckmann trailers- they’ve been making them for their own family and public for over 62 years.
Yes, most of these trailers place only 211 lbs on your vehicles hitch. The new Portax with extra size and tack rooms place just 220 lbs on your hitch- still not very much and one reason a smaller vehicle can tow a Boeckmann.
No!! The Boeckmann family has been making their trailers since the 1950’s when their own family rode and competed with horses and they needed safe, comfortable and convenient transportation. Boeckmann Horse Trailers hold a huge share of the European market. They are presently sold in more than 30 countries.
Bockmann Trailers, developed in the 1950’s are sold in over 30 countries worldwide but only recently became available to purchase here in the US. Bockmann Texas Trailers is the first Boeckmann exclusive dealership in the US – shipping to west, northwest midwest, southeast and southwest!
A success story which began in Germany in 1956. In pursuit of developing the best possible trailer and because the company’s trailers are used for the Böckmann family’s personal horses, they have been continually improved over the years. Böckmann has become the market leader for horse trailers. From the lower ramp angle for loading, excellent balance properties, to the awesome Multi-Safe System (MSS), the following standard features were developed as a result of the family’s experiences with their own horses for over 60 years !