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What kind of treated wood thats is 1 1/2" thick x 6" or 12" wide will support roughly 300lbs per hoof.

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  • The supports are on 24" centers – Bobby Fowler Oct 8 '20 at 0:14
  • Talk to a wood supplier. Check on here this has been asked before. – Solar Mike Oct 8 '20 at 0:21
  • The problem is horses are not easily figured at lbs per hoof. a straight load or a slant load. I have one horse that on a slant load would punch through 6-800 lbs per hoof even though he is a draft mix with huge hoofs , I have a mare that may be almost as high because she has smaller hoofs for her size, straight load a bit less maybe 200 per. I have had wood 2x trailers but the wood was tight grained clear and a 3/4 mat over that. That was many years ago I only go aluminum today after wood and steel failures. Only a comment as it will probably be closed, #1 vertical grain treated for rot. – Ed Beal Oct 8 '20 at 0:49
  • you need planks? you can't use plywood? maybe scaffold planks? – Jasen Oct 8 '20 at 3:14
  • Is that 300 lb/hoof (I like that unit of measurement!) when standing evenly on all 4 feet, or does that include walking when 1 or more hooves are off the ground? – FreeMan Oct 8 '20 at 13:52

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