Q6) Does my trailer need brakes?
Yes, yes and yes! If you are towing horses, your trailer
needs its own brakes, as opposed to the trailer relying on the truck's brakes to
The state of Wisconsin requires brakes on any trailer weighing
3,000 lbs. or more. (When your trailer is loaded with one horse, it will
generally weigh this much.) Most states have similar requirements.
Additional resources include:
Kiefer Built, Inc.
P.O. Box 88
Kanawha, Iowa 50447
Toll Free: 1-888-2KIEFER (1-888-254-3337)
P.O. Box 499
Waupaca, WI 54981
Feather Lite Trailers
Information for these and other trailer/tow vehicle questions is courtesy
Mr. Ray Reimann
Horseman Trailer Sales
W5712 Hwy JJ
Appleton, WI 54913