Hauling is often synonymous with horse shows, where dust, sweat, mud, green slobber stains, and various oils, grease and goo come with the territory. Despite the gritty side of competitive riding, there is something to be said for the joy of inching closer to one’s goals as a result of all the dirty work, prompting the repeated hitching of the trailer time and again. Such demonstration of perseverance deserves some relief, and so we began to fantasize about all of the ways in which a souped up trailer might aid in a more comfortable horse show experience.
For a wide range of ideas we asked a few rider friends and cruised the information superhighway, rubber-necking at the posh details of luxury living quarters. The end result is a collection of “tools” for the mobile tack room—both practical and playful—that are meant to add a little glamour to the show circuit grind. Because if 80% of success is showing up, why not make it 100% more fun?!