Steve is exceptionally approachable and helpful with the many questions I had, as one does when investing in a new trailer. He responded quickly and liaised between Hawk Trailers in Illinois and myself to get everything I envisaged to custom my Hawk Trailer to my specific requirements, taking into consideration how I would use the trailer, Steve offered up great ideas that were innovative, practical and worked!
I absolutely love my trailer. It is extremely well constructed, very spacious up the front, having had a toilet installed and a foldaway bed in the stall I do not use as I only ever travel one horse. The Hawk is extremely well balanced and follows my tow vehicle like a dream both unloaded and loaded. The axle upgrade option I chose to bring up the height of the trailer has been great for a bit of off-roading in the many places we tend to travel in NZ. The electronic braking system is straight forward and user friendly - back that trailer in the rain and stay dry! I love the swing out saddle rack and all my saddles both English and Western sit steady while the trailer is travelling, and double as a great way to get blankets and towels dry in the sun. I am able to remove the internal frames and love the floor tie down options for bikes, quads, kayaks and other weekend toys to go away with family and friends.
Two considerations that were high on my checklist choosing a Hawk were the fully galvanised chassis/frame, and the insulation to regulate the temperature for both the horses and for camping! I'm absolutely delighted with my Hawk purchase due to the quality and craftsmanship of this trailer.
My horses love it too. There is absolutely plenty of head height in the Hawk trailers. The interior is light, spacious and with plenty of ventilation options. I chose the rubber flooring upgrade which has a lifetime guarantee, no mats required and cleans off like new again after a hose down. The horses have individual feed bags that clip into the front to nibble on while they are travelling. They are certainly very keen to get in and go with these waiting for them. There's no vertical pole at the back which gives them confidence to spread comfortably during transport. And with a little modification one person can move the centre divider to one side against the wall for a quick camper conversion. I also have to mention the mosquito nets on all the sliding windows as well - bonus!