We're pleased to announce the addition of
to our offerings. Calico trailers are well
made, but they're also very affordable,
which makes them doubly appealing in a tight
economy. We get several inquiries a week
about used trailers, and good used
trailers always seem to be in short supply.
The addition of Calico allows us to offer a
ready supply of safe, well made,
well-equipped NEW trailers at prices just
slightly above that of a good used trailer
(and as some of you may have found out the
hard way, you often won't know if that used
trailer is good or bad until after you've
Calico has been
building trailers since 1983. They offer
trailers ranging in size from short & narrow for
miniature horses up to tall & long for
warmbloods and other large breeds. They also
offer a variety of livestock trailer models,
which we'll be adding to this section as they
For the initial group of
trailers shown here, we've chosen to go with 12'
bumper pulls because that's a very useful size
without being too large. We're particularly
excited about the two trailers in the photo just
above this paragraph. They're 6' wide, 12' long
7'6" tall. Even
though they look like stock trailers, they're
actually straight loads with rear ramps.
The 12' length and 7'6"
height makes them great for large horses such as
warmbloods. The stock-trailer body style makes
them bright, inviting and affordable and
provides plenty of ventilation.
spring-assisted ramp on the featured trailers is
very easy to use. The 12' trailer body length
provides plenty of room for large horses, but it
also allows us to equip these trailers with a
full height escape door forward of the fender.
We feel it's much safer and more convenient than
the small door over the fender that's a feature
of many short-bodied trailers.
The trailer on the
left has no tack compartment (but plenty of
room forward for tack storage). The trailer
on the right has the optional tack storage
compartment. In many shorter trailers, the
tack compartment is right in front of the
horses' knees. We've chosen to offer the
12' length so you'll have walking space
between the chest bars and the tack
compartment. This configuration makes the
escape door much more accessible from both
stalls. We've done our best to equip our
Calicos for safe and convenient use while
keeping them very affordable.
Calico trailers feature high quality
components and even Calico's
smaller bumper pulls come with standard
16" Load Range E radial tires.
That tire size and rating is typically
found on 3 and 4 horse trailers, so
we hope this gives you a sense that even
though Calicos are very affordable,
they're not bargain-basement trailers.
If you look closely at the interior
shots, you'll see that Calico puts guard
bars on windows in the horse area (some
brands don't) and they put a nice
interior trim ring around the front
window. Quite often in steel
trailers, there will be rough exposed
edges inside the window openings. And
speaking of cut-above efforts, we hope
the gloss and good finish of the Calicos
is apparent, even though we violated our
"only on bright, sunny days" rule when
we took these pictures. Calico has
several paint booths; they don't rush
the painting process, and it shows.
just below this paragraph is a Calico 2
horse slant stock combo. It's 6' wide and
12' in length and has the optional 7'
interior height. This one is equipped with
what Calico calls the Poor Boy dressing
room, which has a locking entry door and a
wall that swings out of the way so you can
open up the interior of the trailer to haul
a load of hay, etc. A nice feature of this
model is that it has a standard escape door
on the first stall. You'll often find on
value-priced trailers that escape doors
are optional, if offered at all. The model
shown has optional floor mats, a padded
chain across the rear opening and 2
contoured Saddle Boss saddle racks in the
If you're interested
in something a bit fancier, the trailer just below may
be of interest. It's a Calico 2H straight load with
tack compartment. It's 6' wide, 12' long and 7'6"
tall. As with the straight loads mentioned earlier, it
has plenty of room for large horses. We ordered
it with an additional escape door (one is standard),
plenty of windows, floor mats and wall mats.
We haven’t had time to do a full
revision of this section to include some of the other Calico
models we’ve done, but we at least wanted to give you a
preview of some of them.
Here’s a summary of what we’re showing below:
picture below of two trailers is showing two recent versions
of the 7’6” tall 2H straight loads we described earlier in
this section. The trailer on the left is Pewter Metallic in
color and the trailer on the right is in Dark Slate Gray
Metallic. Both of these trailers are equipped with the
optional tack compartment, but
we also offer this model
without the tack compartment and in 7’ interior height
for folks whose horses are small to medium in size.
The silver trailer following this paragraph is a Calico 2H
slant load with dressing room that was built for one of our
customers. It’s 6’8” wide and 7’ tall and has the
optional rear ramp with storm curtain doors. It has
drop down feed windows on the head wall and windows with
guards on the opposite wall. Our Calicos with
stock-type air gaps are very popular, but we wanted you to
see that Calico makes very nice enclosed models with windows
And for those of you who have been asking
about regular stock trailers, the trailer shown below is a
16’ Calico stock trailer with the optional 7’ interior
height. It’s shown in the very popular Cherry Red
Metallic. Calico offers stock trailers in a variety of
lengths, heights and widths.
By the way,
if you want to personalize your trailer, Calico offers a
dozen color selections, many of which are metallic. In
addition to the colors shown here, dark blue, dark green,
medium red, white, black and a couple of colors in the tan
to gold range are available (and each color can be specified
as the main color or pinstripe).
We’re very excited about the addition
of Calico trailers to our offerings. Watch this space
as we add more Calico models and provide more details on the
models we’re showing as previews. We invite you to
visit Traveled Lane to see our Calicos (and maybe take one
to return to
What's New summary.
Please note: Trailers shown may
have options not mentioned in the text (such as spare tire,
dome lights, etc.). For readability, we’ve just
mentioned the significant features and options on each